Update: Sunday 7:15am
Good morning... The rain is staying away for now so all matches are as scheduled. I have had a couple people text me just now and are pulling out of the tournament. I will be updating the draws here in a moment with that info. Please continue to check back for all updates. Travis
Update: Saturday 8pm
Looking at tomorrow there is rain in the forecast. I will be sending out an update around 7am Sunday morning. Please check the draws and this page throughout the day tomorrow for the latest match times and in-climate weather updates. Also based on how matches progressed today I have pushed back many of Sundays matches 30 minutes already. Be sure to check the draw for your match times.
Friday: 11pm update
Several match times had to be adjusted in the morning so please check the draws to see your schedule. We have contacted everyone who had changes in the morning. This may push back some of the 9:30am matches at Rebs but we have several courts available to us and will be able to put matches scheduled there on quick. I will moniter the situation and keep updating the site in the am so be sure to check back before you had to your match. Travis
If you play tonight 7pm at Rebsamen, please show up a bit early so we can get the matches on asap. Rebsamen tennis center lights go out at 9:30pm so the sooner we can get on the better. Also, the pool snack bar at Chenal is open this weekend but will only take cash. They will only be taking orders from the pool side of the snack-bar. If you haven't already please review the earlier updates from today.
Update: Friday 11AM
Obviously, we want to stay safe as possible this weekend and need to pay attention to a few details. All the guidelines and protocols are listed on this page but I wanted to point out a few key guidelines we are following. Please review this list and prepare accordingly. The last one on the list is important to keep the tournament on schedule.
Chenal and Rebsamen:
-Please only one person at a time checking in at the tournament desk. Areas around the check-in table will be marked to maintain social distancing. We encourage you to wear a mask at check-in as well.
-At the conclusion of each match have only one person report the score and return the tennis balls. We will have a box at the check in area to return the balls in.
-We will update the draws on a regular basis, so check on line for all match updates.
-In case of rain return to your car and we will update this page for all communications.
-Bring your own water and towels.
-You cannot enter the tennis shops at either location without a mask.
-There is very limited seating available at both locations. Please maintain 10 feet apart while seated.
-Chenal will have scorekeepers available on the courts, but Rebsamen will not.
-When changing the score, please change your own and let your opponent change theirs.
-All matches will be best of three with a tiebreaker in lieu of the third set.
-Please HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE!!!
-PLEASE STICK WITH A 5 MINUTE WARMUP.... Also I understand its hot and you may need some extra time on changeovers, an extra minute or two is fine, but I've seen some matches where the changeovers lasted longer then the match. LOL!!!
I was able to put these mens divisions on clay for the weekend. Mens open singles & doubles, Mens 4.5 singles, Mens 4.0 singles & doubles
Update: Thursday 5:40pm
As anticipated we will be using Rebsamen quite a bit both Friday evening and Saturday am. Be sure and look closely to your match times and locations. Please check back to the draws on a regular basis for any changes. If we are able to stay clear of any weather issues the rest of the tournament matches will be played at Chenal. The draws are up through Saturday and all clay court matches are scheduled through Sunday. I will finish Sunday matches by tomorrow afternoon. Please remember to follow all the social distancing guidelines we have in place.
Update Saturday July 4th:
If need be I may have to add more events to the clay courts or possibly even go to a first court open format for all draws. This will mean that both hard and clay courts will be used in all draws to keep the tournament flowing. We don't have the luxury to sit and wait on courts that long due to social distancing. It will depend on the size of the draws. There is also the possibility that we will need to use Rebsamen tennis center on Friday evening or possibly even Saturday.
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Good To Go!!!
We all have been ready to here those words. 2020 has been a crazy year with Covid turning the world upside down and as you know tennis was not spared. We plan to follow the USTA local tournament guidelines the best we can. These guidelines seem to be fluid and can be enhanced at any moment. We look forward to seeing everyone back on the court for our tournament.
Update Monday June 8th
Welcome... First of all I want to thank are Presenting Sponsor Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield for there continued support. This will be there second year to be part of the Chenal Series of Tournaments. Furthermore, we are excited once again to be part of the Arkansas Cup series, this program has sparked so much excitement in the Adult tennis world. The Arkansas Cup consist of eight point level tournaments, that in the end will provide cash and prizes to all the top players in each event. Be sure to go to their website and check out all the possibilities you have to compete and win.
Details: Event limit 2 (Singles and doubles or doubles and mixed) --SORRY YOU CAN NOT PLAY SINGLES AND MIXED--. We have both clay and hard courts available for this tournament. The men's open,4.5, 4.0, and 3.5 singles and doubles events will be on clay, all other events will be played on hard courts. In the event of any weather delays both the clay and hard courts may be used on a first available basis for all divisions. Draws will be posted on Thursday afternoon July 9th. Matches will begin on Friday, July 10th, 5pm. We anticipate using Chenal courts only but will use Rebsaman Tennis Center if needed. Matches will be best of three with a tie-breaker used in lieu of the third set or Round Robin when needed. We do not have indoor courts available for this tournament.
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TOURNAMENT/FACILITY SAFETY PROCEDURES
Due to the ongoing concerns of COVID-19,
tournaments, tournament participants, and spectators are expected to follow the
Arkansas Department of Health’s Directive for Community and School Sponsored
Team Sports. Please click on the link above to view the ADH Directives.
desk will be located in the pool snack bar shelter which will be only used for
the tournament during the weekend.
the pool restrooms will be available to players.
*There will only
be one watering station available between courts 2 and 3. Players should bring their own coolers, towels,
etc. Bottled water will be available and the
pool snack bar will be open.
seating will be provided for spectators. Spectators may bring a lawn chair. All
seating must be spaced 10-12 feet apart.
*In case of rain,
players will be asked to leave the courts, go to their cars and wait for updates
to be posted on the tournament homepage.
*In order to keep
people separated, we will have areas taped off for match check-in.
Only one person at a time will check-in or report scores.
*Scorekeepers will be on the court. Each player will
change their own score.
NOT play if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 (click the link above to view CDC
Guidelines), or are not feeling well.
distancing (6 ft) is required at all times.
the ADH Directive regarding face coverings---Face coverings
are required for everyone present, except for children under 10 years of age,
who are exempt. For outdoor venues, once attendees are seated and maintaining 6
feet physical distance from others, face coverings may be removed. However, if
moving around where social distancing is not achievable, or if you are in any
area where there is confinement such that 6 feet distancing cannot be
maintained, the face-covering must be put back in place. Athletes,
Coaches and Officials may be without a face covering during active play.
your hands before AND after play.
your own hand sanitizer.
your own equipment. This includes water
bottles, towels, or any other personal equipment (store inside of your tennis bag when not in use).
a safe, physical distance between yourself and your opponent during the racquet
spin at the start of the match.
physical distancing if changing ends of the court.
touching the net, fences, and gates as much as
a ball comes onto your court from another court, use your racquet to send the
verbalize the score at the start of each point,
especially if scorekeepers are not on the courts.
the match, do NOT shake hands—do a racquet tap, nod, thumbs up or “good match”, then leave the court and go report scores immediately.
up the balls after your match and return them to the tournament desk.
Thank you for choosing the Chenal Adult Championships. Matches
will begin on Friday evening and hopefully finish sometime Sunday
afternoon. Our goal is to use Chenal Country Club for all matches,
but we do have some courts at Rebsamen Tennis Center if needed.
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 Wednesday, July 8, 2020 11:59:00 AM Central Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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