COVID-19 Junior Tournament Letter from USTA MV President
Welcome to the Tournament
Welcome to the tournament. This is an L4 Boys 14-16's tournament and will feature up to a 32 draw for singles and up to a 16 draw for doubles. We are asking that players and parents arrive no earlier than 5-10 minutes prior to their match start time and to leave the facility immediately after turning in your scores to lesson the traffic and congestion at our facility during the Covid-19 outbreak
Embassy Suite Host Hotel
This newly remodeled Embassy Suite is just 2.7 miles from the Tennis Center. This Hotel is completely new with $30,000,000 spent in renovations. This site includes:That great Free Embassy Breakfast, onsite parking, indoor pool, complimentary evening reception, and on site restaurant and bar.
Room types: $119.00 1 King 1 room studio, $139.00 I king 1 room w/balcony and pull out sofa, $139.00 2 Queen 2 room suite w/pull out sofa, $139.00 1 King 2 room suite w/pull out sofa. Click more info to use the reservation link.
Marriott Host Hotels
Marriott Residence Inn, located 3 miles from the Tennis Center and opened in the spring of 2017. There are 3 room types to choose from: King Bed with sofa bed Studio - $119.00, 1 Bedroom suite w/King bed and sofa bed - $129.00, 2 Bedroom Suite with 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, 2 bathrooms and sofa bed - $159.00. All rooms have a full kitchen and includes a grab and go bagged breakfast in the morning.
Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites NW Expressway, this location is 4.5 miles from the Tennis Center is only 7 years old and is just freshly remodeled. Rates are $89.00 per night for a 2 Queen bed studio or 1 King bed studio or $104.00 per night for a 2 Queen Suite or 1 King Suite.
Marriott Springhill Suites this location is 5.6 miles from the Tennis Center and was remodeled last year. This location has free airport shuttle, complimentary shuttle service within a 3 mile radius, is surrounded by multiple restaurants. Rates are $104.00 per night for a King Suite or 2 Queen Bedroom Suite.
Click more info to book the Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn, or Springhill Suites.
Covid-19 Requirements in Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Covid 19 Guidelines
1. Face Covering Requirements
Everyone in Oklahoma City, age 11 and up is required to wear a face covering, like a mask or face shield, in indoor public spaces (this includes our pro shop and restrooms). There are a few exceptions to this. More information may be found by clicking on the more info tab.
2. Individuals including players, coaches, and family members should not come to the tournament site if they have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 14 days, or are showing Covid-19 symptoms.
3. Individuals including players, coaches, and family members who have recently come in close contact with someone with Covid-19 should not come to the tournament site.
Oklahoma City Tennis Center Precautions
The Oklahoma City Tennis Center has taken these steps to insure your safety at the event.
1. Hand sanitizing stations at our front door and tournament desk.
2. Tournament Director and staff will be wearing face coverings.
3. High touch points areas will be sanitized on a regular basis.
4. Players should arrive no earlier than 5-10 minutes before your match times (please wait in your car). Players should leave the facility immediately after turning in their scores to reduce the traffic in the facility.
5. Ice and Water stations have been eliminated for your safety.
6. Score keepers are NOT to be used to eliminate this touch point. (please say your score before you serve to eliminate any confusion)
7, Court benches will not be closed, but it is highly encouraged for players to bring their own folding chair for their matches.
8. Area public bleachers will not be closed, but it is highly recommend for parents and coaches to bring their own folding chairs to view matches.
9. Everyone at the facility should practice 6ft social distancing.
Other Covid-19 Notes
*Our host hotels have policies in place to insure your safety during your stay. Employees will be wearing masks. Touch points are to be wiped down. Maids will not come into your room for cleaning until after your stay. Extra needed items can be obtained when needed. Breakfast will be bagged which may include: fruit, water, yogurt, breakfast bar.
*95% of Oklahoma City restaurants are open and ready to serve you. Some may have limited seating to provide social distancing during your visit. All fast food chains are open, some have indoor dining while others may have only drive thru service. Finding eating establishments will not be an issue during the tournament. Postmates, Grubhub and Uber Eats all deliver to our host hotels.
We wish all of the players the best of luck in the tournament. If you have any questions please contact me by email, email@example.com
Ice and Water
We will NOT have ice or Water for players for this event. For your safety and sanitary reasons during Covid-19 we will not have a shared ice and water station. PLEASE NOTE! AT THIS TIME OUR WATER FOUNTAINS ARE CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU BRING A LARGE WATER JUG OR ICE CHEST FILLED WITH ENOUGH WATER AND ICE TO LAST THROUGH YOUR MATCH.
Best two out of three sets with a 10 point match tiebreak played for the third set.
8 game pro set, 7 point tiebreak played at 8 games all.
Player Selection Type
LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED INTO THIS TOURNAMENT.
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO REGISTER. Online registration
is required and needs to be COMPLETED before the entry deadline. In
the case of a technical problem, contact the USTA MV Junior
Competition Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or
913.322.4832 BEFORE THE ENTRY DEADLINE. If calling, be sure to
leave a voicemail. The time stamp on the email or the voicemail
needs to be BEFORE the entry deadline.
If you are not sure if you have registered correctly, you may check
your registration two different ways:
1. Check the confirmation email sent to you by TennisLink. The
email will indicate which events you are registered for. There will
be an "s" next to the age division to indicate registration for
singles, and a "d" next to the age division to indicate
registration for doubles. Please note, that although you may have
registered for doubles, you must still follow the process outlined
below to be fully registered.
2. Check the "Applicants" tab on the tournament homepage. Next to
your name you will see the event(s) and division(s) for which you
have successfully registered. If you successfully registered with a
partner your partner's name will also appear on your
Entering Multiple Age Divisions - When entries close, a player may
be entered in up to two age divisions. The USTA Missouri Valley
selects players for the singles main draws in the following order:
18, 16, 14, 12. Unless otherwise notified at
email@example.com, a player entered in two divisions will
be placed in the older age division should the player qualify for
both divisions. If a player is entered in two age divisions and is
selected into the older division, that player shall not be eligible
for selection into the younger division and will be removed from
the alternates list. If a player is not selected for the older
division, that player is eligible for selection in the younger
division and is eligible to be an alternate in the younger division
but not the older division. If the player does not qualify for
either division, the player will be placed on the alternates list
of the younger age division and removed from the alternates list of
the older age division as players can only be on the alternates
list for one division.
Know the Rules, Respect The Tournament
The section is grateful for the hospitality extended by the member
clubs and organizations hosting sanctioned tournaments. As a
player, please show your consideration and appreciation while a
guest during the tournament. Remember, the USTA Missouri Valley is
committed to the principles of Positive Coaching Alliance. Please
respect the rules, officials, other players, and tournament staff
at all times and make this tournament a positive experience for
Please also make sure you know the rules and guidelines for this
tournament by fully reviewing the information below or by reviewing
the USTA MV Junior Regulations at the link above.
This tournament is closed to amateurs and members and residents of
the USTA Missouri Valley section.
Section: Level 4
The singles draw is limited to 32 participants. The doubles draw is
limited to 16 teams (Only doubles during outdoor events).
This tournament will use a full feed-in through the Round of
Doubles will be Single Elimination
Selection Process -Players are manually selected by Manager of
Junior Competition after the deadline has passed.
Selection will based off the most recent version of the USTA MV
sectional standings list
Seeding for this tournament will based on the most recent USTA
Missouri Valley Standing list used to accept players into the
Best of 3 with Match Tiebreak in lieu of 3rd
Singles Consolation (outdoors) - Best of 3 with Match Tiebreak in
lieu of 3rd
Doubles - 8-game pro set
This event is a Saturday-Monday tournament. You can expect matches
to begin as early as 8am on Saturday. The tournament will play 6
matches on Monday. If you cannot play the tournament through the
completion date, please do not register as failure to play to
completion for reasons other than injury, illness or personal
circumstance will be penalized. The tournament committee will
determine what constitutes a personal circumstance.
Doubles - Players must play the same age division in singles and
doubles, but you do not have to be in the singles draw to play
doubles. Any doubles entries that are not done online, need to be
emailed to the tournament director by 12:00 PM on the Friday
immediately after the singles entry deadline
There are two ways in which a team will be placed in the doubles
1. If both members of the team sign up with each other online, and
both have gained entry into singles they will be placed on the draw
at the time of singles selection. BOTH partners must have indicated
each other as partners to be considered. If both signed up together
online, but one of the players did not make the singles draw, it
will be necessary to follow step 2 below to confirm your
2. After on-line singles registration closes, a team may be placed
in the draw by contacting the tournament director (information
above) with your partner's information by 12:00 PM on the Friday
immediately after the singles entry deadline. Both partners need to
contact the tournament director to verify the team. If both players
do not confirm with the tournament director, the team will not be
accepted into the draw. Again, if you registered for doubles
correctly in step 1, but one player did not make the singles draw,
please confirm with the tournament director that you would still
like to be considered for doubles only. If you do not confirm, it
will be assumed that you do not wish to play doubles.
If you do not have a partner, email the tournament director by the
above deadline and let them know you would like to be placed into
the blind draw. If you are placed in the blind draw, it is not
guaranteed that there will be a partner for you. Teams in the blind
draw are selected at random and there is not always an even number
of players to be paired. Thanks for your understanding.
Please make every effort to secure a partner and register online
correctly prior to the entry deadline. This requires your partners
USTA number upon registration.
Withdraws and Refunds -Withdrawals done before entries close need
to be done through the online registration process. Click on the
"Withdraw" link in the Edit Registration box to complete. Your
credit card will not be charged if you withdraw before the entry
deadline. Click on the "Locate Confirmation Number" link if you
have misplaced the confirmation number.
After the Entry Deadline: Withdrawals done after entries close need
to be emailed to the tournament director at the address above.
Refunds are not given for withdraws that happen in the 6 days
before the start of the event. Written verification must be
provided by a medical professional by the last scheduled day of the
tournament for a withdrawal due to illness or injury. A written
notice of the situation must be provided by the last scheduled day
of the tournament for a withdrawal due to personal
circumstance/emergency. The tournament committee will determine
whether the situation is a personal circumstance/emergency. Failure
to provide documentation will result in Suspension Points.
On-Site Alternates - Players who applied for entry into the
tournament but were not accepted into the draw may choose to be an
on-site alternate. On-site alternates will be listed in the order
in which their names appear on the USTA MV Standing List that was
used for selection. On-Site alternates MUST be on site for the
first round of play in the age division for which they are an
on-site alternate. Please contact the tournament director for
Sportsmanship: The USTA Missouri Valley recognizes good
sportsmanship at our events. At the conclusion of each event the
tournament director selects one boy and one girl in each age
division as a good sportsman. These players will be recognized on
the tournament homepage and will also receive a $25 gift card to
Tennis Warehouse Discount:
Thank you for participating in the tournament! Good luck!
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 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:59:00 PM Central 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: 400048420 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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