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*All singles play will be scheduled for Saturday (weather permitting) and all doubles play will be on Sunday.
Please complete the online waiver by Friday at 5pm. It must be completed in order for us to communicate with you via the Match Tennis App since there will NOT be a physical tournament desk. Click the more info link.
Virtual Tournament Desk Registration **MANDATORY FOR ALL PLAYERS** by Dec 3 by 9pm
In response to the COVID-19, we will be using Match Tennis App’s Virtual Tournament Desk technology to help facilitate CDC best practices.
In order to compete in this event, all competitors MUST click the below link to fill out the check-in form, and sign the waiver for this tournament.
FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES TO ENSURE YOU'LL RECEIVE COURT ASSIGNMENTS VIA TEXT (Please Click Link To Read)
* When setting up your Match Tennis App account, all family members should sign in with the same username and password.
* Make sure you add three DIFFERENT contact numbers during the Pre Tournament Virtual Check-In THAT WILL BE ON during the tournament. They all should be cell numbers since messages will be in the form of texts. When you are called to court, all your contact phones will receive the message.
* If you need to add or change contact numbers go to “My Account” in Match Tennis App and click “Completed Waivers” to add or change contact numbers.
Please click the “more info” link to learn how we will be using VTD to keep you SAFE during the tournament:
Covid Safety Guidelines
COVID Safety Guidelines
* Players must wear masks at all times when not on the court for a match. Their guests must wear masks at all times when at the facility (USTA/Southern policy). * Players and their guests are asked to remain in the parking lot or in their car upon arrival at sites and until their match is called. Players and their guests must leave the facility within 5 minutes of the completion of their match. * Players and their guests are not allowed inside the buildings at the locations, except to use the bathroom.These policies and procedures are to ensure that each facility is adhering to the regulations as stipulated by USTA/Southern, USTA/North Carolina and the State of North Carolina. Any player or their guest that is in violation of these policies and procedures will receive a warning first. Any further violations could result in players receiving a code violation or being suspended from the event.
Match Scoring Format
Please Read: Match Scoring Format for each Division per NCTA as of Sept. 18, 2020:
Match Format for ALL singles divisions: 2/3 short sets to 4 (win by 2). If tied 4-4, then a 7 pt.
tiebreaker (win by 2) will be played. If split sets, then a 10 pt. match
tiebreaker (win by 2) will be played in lieu of a 3rd set. AD SCORING.
Match Format for ALL doubles divisions: 1 set to 6 games (AD SCORING). 7pt. tiebreaker (win by 2) if tied 6-6. ROUND ROBIN.
The tournament will be held at the Althea Gibson Tennis Complex at Empie Park. 3405 Park Avenue. Wilmington, NC 28403.
October, 2020 Jr Tournament Update from USTA North
Player Selection Type
Thank you for your interest in participating in this junior USTA
North Carolina tournament. During this time of Phase 2.5 of the
COVID public health crisis, our Junior Competition Committee has
agreed on the following formats and scoring for our junior ranked
tournaments. Until further notice, our tournaments will adhere to
� Singles only, no indoor back-up facilities will be utilized for
� There is no "tournament desk" other than the MatchTennisApp
Virtual Tournament Desk (VTD). If the tournament staff has an area
visible/accessible to players, there is to be no congregating,
check-ins, or reporting of scores in this area. Any approaches to
this area must be by request and all parties will be required to
wear a mask and keep a minimum of 6-feet social distancing.
� Tournament staff designates Player A and Player B on-court rest
� Staff leaves tennis balls on court prior to match start (2nd can
if requested by player family)
� Bench/seats removed or blocked off if on courts
� Score tenders (recommended for 10s & 12s especially), if
utilized by only 1 player and sanitized after each match
� No player gifts/hospitality will be made available;
� Awards/trophies may be awarded at State Championships for
finalist and champion. Winner recognition may be updated via social
media/certificates/mailed awards determined independently by each
� Masks worn by visitors/tournament staff, enforced by
� Facility may control number of visitors and posts on tournament
� TD to determine entry of out-of-state players; if not accepting,
will designate as "closed" event by state office.
� As of September 18, regular scoring) may be used and tournaments
will NOT be required to utilize the timed match format.
o Regular scoring is best of 3 tie break sets, match TB in lieu of
3rd, with ad scoring; short sets for 10U and inclement weather,
with no-ad option.
� The tournament may require that each player has only (1)
parent/chaperone accompanying in order to minimize risk
� All visitors/spectators/staff will be required to wear a
� Play priority will be given to NC players; out-of-state players
will be selected at the discretion of the Tournament
All players must utilize the MATCH TENNIS APP for the tournament.
This is how the Tournament Director (TD) will manage the players on
and off the court, receive the player waiver, and receive scores.
Each Tournament home page has a specific Promo Code to use so that
the Match Tennis App/Virtual Tournament Desk is FREE OF CHARGE.
Please be sure to utilize this in advance of the tournament. Play
will not be allowed without the waiver completion that is on the
It is MANDATORY that each player utilizes the pre-tournament waiver
completion and check-in on MatchTennisApp. This should be completed
by 12noon the day before the start of the tournament.
Singles Format (No Doubles or Indoor court usage at this
o NC L4s & L5s: 8-draw (FICQ/Compass/RR); number of entrants
selected based on facility allowance and in consult with NCTA
staff; Every division will start and complete in one day, with
formats that maximize 3-4 rounds of play when possible;
o L4s, best of 3 sets, regular ad scoring, TB in lieu of 3rd;
L5s back to 2020 original formats, short sets, no-ad scoring,
o NC L3 and higher to be 2-3 days in duration (potentially
requiring overnight stays); may utilize 16-player draws regular
scoring, best of 3 tie-break sets to 6, match TB in lieu of 3rd set
in both main and back draws.
o 5-player round robins may utilize short set scoring, sets of 3
with match TB to 10 in lieu of 3rd set. TD decision to play with ad
or no ad.
� All 10U matches will utilize short sets to 4, win by 2, 9-point
tie breaker at 4-4. 7-point Match tiebreaker in lieu of 3rd
o 5-player 10U round robins will play 1 pro-set to 6, set tie break
to 7 points at 5-5 game score.
� Players are to leave court, immediately following match,
depositing used tennis balls in designated depository upon
� Players report scores via MatchTennis App and refer to
appropriate draw sheet for next match
UPDATED: 10/30/2020 Should you require any assistance or
clarification, please contact Teresa Boylan at USTA North Carolina
via email: email@example.com.
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Monday, November 30, 2020 11:59:00 PM Eastern 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: 700083220 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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