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CONGRATULATIONS TO SAKURAKO WANTANBE FOR WINNING THE MIDWEST CLOSED!
GREAT TENNIS WAS PLAYED BY ALL! THANK YOU FOR AN AWESOE WEEKEND OF TENNIS.
WELCOME! Please Read
We are excited to host the Midwest Closed Girls 14s this weekend. Lots of great tennis.
Some of you have been to Western for other tournaments . . . welcome back! Others, this is your first time at our club . . . welcome! I just want to go over a few items for everyone. Western is a family-owned, member club and we have members coming in and out for mostly fitness classes this weekend. Please keep your bags and gear out of traffic areas and away from the Front Desk. Please check-in (players and plus ones) at the tournament desk 15 minutes before your scheduled match. Players and plus-ones will receive a wristband for that day of the tournament. After your match, please leave the club as we are trying to limit the amount of people inside Western.
We have 9 indoor tennis courts: four in the front and 5 in the back. We will use 7 courts on Saturday until 10:30 am, then we will use 8 courts. Court 9 will be used for viewing beginning at 10:30 am on Saturday. We will use 8 courts Saturday (after 10:30 am) and Sunday and 4 courts on Monday. The good news is that you can spread out. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear your mask. Players may take off their masks for their matches.
There are a few outdoor public courts about 3 minutes from Western you can use for warmup. They are located on Midway. Midway is a cut through street between Glenway Ave and Queen City Avenue. It is suppose to be a beautiful weekend--in the 70s in Cincinnati this weekend.
We are not able to provide a stringer for you this weekend. Midwest Sports located in Sharonville has a great selection of string and are able to string your racquet quickly.
We have a great crew of tournament and on-court officials who have experience in all levels of tennis: national junior, college and pro tennis events. This will be a very competitive tournament and everyone must be on their best behavior.
The Midwest Section and all the tournament directors have worked hard to make sure we can have this event. We are grateful for everyone behind the scenes that have helped with this event and the other events across the Midwest.
Safe travels, good luck and again WELCOME!
Angela Farley Wilson
USTA/Midwest COVID-19 Safety Procedures
The COVID-19 procedures and policies in place by the USTA/Midwest Section for this event are as follows:
* First and foremost, if you are not feeling well, please withdraw from the event. If you are a spectator and not feeling well, please stay home.
* Player +1 for the entire event. Only one person is going to be allowed with each player.
* The water fountains will not be accessible for the duration of the event. Please bring plenty of water for matches.
* Social distancing will be strongly encouraged in addition to wearing a face mask.
* We encourage bringing your own chair to watch any matches outdoors.
* Do not enter the facility until 10-15 minutes before your scheduled match time.
* There will be no handshakes at the conclusion of matches.
* Once match results have been turned in, we request you leave the facility immediately. Only players are to approach the tournament desk. Please keep a safe distance when doing so.
* All tournament staff will be wearing masks
Important USTA 2021 Changes
The USTA will be launching a new, simplified nationwide junior tournament competitive structure in January, 2021. These changes will create a standardized system that will drive greater consistency for our players, parents, coaches, tournament directors and officials. These changes will help better address the needs of all our constituents with the goals of driving growth in USTA Junior Tournaments. Please click on the link to learn everything you need to know about these changes.
In 2021, this event will be a Closed Level 4.
PLAYER SELECTION & SEEDING
This tournament will use a combination of USTA/Midwest Points Per Round and Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) for player selection and seeding. Players will be selected for the tournament in the following order:
1 - 34 Players based on the most recent
USTA/Midwest Standings List in the age division of the tournament (District
Championship/Qualifier results will not be used for selections as not all
districts ran one this year due to COVID.)
2 - 17 Players based on UTR
- 13 Players from the districts (wildcards - reach out to your district to find
out their wildcard process)
Players will be seeded for the tournament in the following order:
1 - All seeds done by UTR
If you have questions regarding player selection and/or seeding, please contact the USTA/Midwest Section office at email@example.com
For more information about UTR please click the following link:
POINTS PER ROUND
This tournament carries with it Level 1 USTA/Midwest points per round and Level 3 USTA National points per round. For more information on USTA/Midwest points per round, please visit the following link:
MATCH SCORING/DRAW SIZE
Feed-in consolation draw (through the Round of 16). Quarter-final losers will be fed into a separate consolation draw to playoff for 5th and 6th place. Semi-final losers will playoff for 3rd and 4th place. Main draw and 3/4 Playoff is best of three tie-break sets. Feed-In matches are best of three tie-break sets with a 10-point tie-breaker in lieu of a 3rd set. 64 FIC-R16
SITE LOCATIONS & PRACTICE COURTS
All matches will be played at Western Athletic Club. Practice courts are available.Friday all day Rate is $28/hour. Practice courts will only be available on Saturday and Sundays mornings for 30 minutes increments ($14 per half hour). Practice courts can be reserved once the player times have been released and not before. Practice courts must be prepaid at the time of reservation. Western phone number is 513-451-4233
Other clubs in the Cincinnati area may have courts. Queen City Racquet Club 513-771-2835 Five Seasons Northern KY 859-341-3687. Regular court fees apply.
TOURNAMENT HOTEL INFORMATION
Holiday Inn Express located on Rybolt Road is a great hotel located and only 10 minutes from Western. Room rate is $104.
Includes breakfast and wifi. You have to call to make the reservation to get the rate. 513-574-6000
ORDER OF PLAY
SATURDAY - 2 rounds of main draw and 1 round of consolation singles. SUNDAY - 2 rounds of main draw and 3 rounds of consolation singles. MONDAY - 2 rounds of main draw and 2 rounds of consolation singles.
PLAYER CONTACT INFORMATION POLICY
If you do not provide an email address and/or cell number(s) when you register for this tournament, then we will not be able to notify you about any possible changes in the tournament.
PROVIDE YOUR FEEDBACK
If you have questions about USTA/Midwest tournaments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please take a minute to tell us what you thought about this tournament using the following link:
1) If your credit card has been declined, please contact the tournament director immediately. You have until noon Monday to pay the entry fee. The tournament director has the option to withdraw you from the competitors list if you have not communicated with them. 2) No refunds after player selection.
Please see link if you have signed up for two tournaments on the same weekend.
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to specified residents only. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, October 29, 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: 850074520 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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