SITES OF PLAY
We will be playing at Sports Mall, Salt Lake Tennis & Health, Liberty Park and Olympus Hills Park. You can google the location to any of these sites.
LIBPK - Liberty Park. Enter at 650 East 900 South
SLTHC - Salt Lake Tennis & Health 2471 S 1700 E
SPML - Sports Mall 5445 S 900 E
OLYMP - Olympus Hills PARK - Please note that you will find the parking lot for this site at the following address: 3080 E 4345 S
If you have an urgent concern, (needs to be handled in net 30 minutes), please call me at 435-655-5590.
MATCH PLAY FORMAT
Main Draw matches will be best 2 out of 3 sets regular scoring with FULL 3rd Set.
Consolation matches will be 2 out of 3 sets regular scoring with a TIEBREAK IN LIEU OF 3rd set.
10 and Unders will play: Sets to 4 games each. Full 3rd set in main draw, tiebreak for 3rd in consolation draw. Tiebreak at 4-4 in each set.
WELCOME - AND CHANGES FOR THE 2020 OF LOVE TOURNAMENT
We are excited to announce that the OF LOVE 2020 tournament WILL take place! Unfortunately, we have lost our host site - the Eccles Tennis Center this year. As that was the home of 525 matches last year, we are working with other sites to add courts/sites for the tournament in 2020. Because of a shortage of courts, PLAYERS WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO ENTER 1 DIVISION THIS YEAR. We know that this makes some of you sad, but we want to have the tournament happen and we cannot be as large as we were last year.
IN ADDITION - the tournament will only accept the FIRST 48 PLAYERS IN EACH EVENT. Acceptance will be based on TIME OF ENTRY, NOT THE HIGHEST RANKED PLAYERS. If you do not get in to the singles draw for juniors, you could still play in the doubles if we are not already sold out.
DATES OF PLAY
Since we are only allowing players to participate in 1 event this year, the tournament will play Monday - Friday for juniors and Monday thru Saturday for adults. The Saturday preceding the tournament (August 1) will be for our special events like the Family Social and the Facility Team Challenge. NO events will take place on Sunday, August 2.
We are happy to host the traditional FAMILY SOCIAL on the Saturday, August 1 before the tournament begins. This event pairs any combination of Adult and Junior that are related in a round robin social 2 hour event. The event will be from 5:30-8 pm at Liberty Park. To reserve your spot for this always sold-out event, email Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost for this event is $40 per team. You will give Laurie a credit card number to reserve your space. Hope you can join the fun! YOU MAY PLAY THIS EVENT IN ADDITION TO PLAYING ONE DIVISION IN THE TOURNAMENT!
If you have a day/time you need me to avoid, I will do my best to schedule around your conflict. But - You must put this in writing to me no later than Tuesday, July 21 at 6pm. Email me at email@example.com. I know some of you play league, but I don't know your personal schedule - so please do not assume that I take league matches into account when I'm organizing the Of Love tournament. Thanks!
JUNIOR DOUBLES DIVISIONS WILL HAVE A CONSOLATION DRAW
Juniors wishing to play the DOUBLES events will be guaranteed 2 matches. We will be changing the format from Single Elimination to First Match Losers Consolation for these events.
Adults Play in the Evenings
Adult matches will start at 5pm. If you cannot make that early of a start time, please just send me an email and let me know what time you can start your match. firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not leave me a voice mail with this information. Thank you!
Play At Your Own Risk
Play at your own risk.
The Utah Tennis Association will do its best to facilitate play during
the current global pandemic in accordance with guidance from our state and
local governments and tennis facilities. Be aware that tennis facilities must
make their own decisions about players’ health and safety in conducting
matches. Please abide by those decisions and be respectful of other players’
safety concerns. If you are not feeling well or are experiencing any COVID-19
symptoms, or if you are concerned with your own health given the inherent risk
of playing tennis with others during the pandemic, please skip play until such
time as you feel healthy or more comfortable.
PRIZE MONEY FOR OPEN DIVISIONS
We are happy to offer PRIZE MONEY for the Men's and Women's Open Divisions. Payouts will be based on the following criteria:
*Any division to receive money must have at least 5 competitors.
*Singles Winners (Men & Women) - $700, Finalist $350. Based on draw of 16. Pro-rated if between 5-15 players.
*Doubles Winning Team: - $1000. Finalists $500 per team. Based on draw of 8 teams. Pro-rated for 5-7 teams.
*Mixed Doubles Winners: $800. Finalists $400. Based on 8 or more teams. Pro-rated for 5-7 teams.
Additional Fee for Late Entries
Due to the additional administrative work required to manually enter and charge players after the deadline, a $10 late fee will be added to any late entry. Thank you for your understanding.
18 & UNDER JUNIORS WISHING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ADULT
DIVISIONS MUST PLAY AT THE OPEN LEVEL.
12'S OPEN GREEN DIVISION - THIS DIVISION MAY BE PLAYED BY ANY 12'S
DIVISION PLAYER WHO IS SEEKING MORE GREEN DOT BALL EXPERIENCE. 10'S
DIVISION PLAYERS WHO HAVE QUALIFIED FOR GREEN DOT BALLS IN THE 10'S
DIVISION MAY ALSO PLAY UP INTO THIS DIVISION, HOWEVER THEY WILL NOT
RECEIVE 10'S YOUTH PROGRESSION POINTS. MATCHES WILL BE PLAYED ON
78' (FULL SIZE) COURTS WITH GREEN DOT LOW COMPRESSION BALLS.
FORMAT FOR 10'S OPEN DIVISIONS: 10's Orange Open Divisions will be
played on 60' courts with orange low compression balls. 10's Green
Open Divisions will be played on 78' (full size) courts with green
low compression balls. 10's matches will be best of 3 short sets
(first to 4 games, ahead by two), if the score reaches 4-4 in
games, a 7 point tiebreak will be played to determine the winner of
that set.. Matches will be no-ad scoring.
No player is at any point required to play Open Green.
Due to the unpredictability of match outcomes, we are unable to
take match time avoidance requests beyond the first day of the
tournament. Avoidance requests must be made with the Tournament
Director prior to the draws being made.
RESCHEDULING POLICY - Finals may NOT be rescheduled! There will be
NO RESCHEDULING of matches except in extreme circumstances beyond
the control of the players and then only with prior approval of the
Tournament Director. Players rescheduling without permission will
be DEFAULTED! All costs of rescheduling are the responsibility of
the initiator. Players are under NO obligation to reschedule when
asked by an opponent.
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Sunday, July 19, 2020 11:59:00 PM Mountain Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
In the future, you can jump straight to this tournament by entering the tournament identification number: 257709320 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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