Virtual Tournament Desk Registration **MANDATORY FOR ALL PLAYERS**
In response to COVID-19, we will be using Match Tennis App’s Virtual Tournament Desk technology to help facilitate CDC best practices for running this tournament.
In order to compete in this event, all competitors should check-in online, either using the Match Tennis App or by clicking on the "More Info" link below. Part of the sign in process includes signing the waiver for this tournament prior to playing their first match. The Match Tennis App will allow you to check-in for each match and allow you to see how many matches are scheduled ahead of you from your phone. The App will notify you when your court becomes available and will tell you which court to report to. At the conclusion of your match, you should use the App to report the winner and the score.
HELP DESK for MATCH TENNIS APP
If you have further questions about the Virtual Tournament Desk procedures, click the "More Info" link below to access live chat support.
Match Tennis App Check-in and More
1. Go to your smart phone and download the app
called “Match! Tennis”
2. Create an account
3. Watch this video to see the guide
Steps to check in for our tournament using our
online Match! Tennis App
1. Go to your Match! Tennis App
2. Login using your username and password
3. While viewing the Match! Tennis App calendar
that automatically pops up, click on the tournament “May National Women’s
4. Click on the blue button “Match Check-in”
5. You will then receive a text that you are
checked in and ready to play.
6. Once your court is ready, you will then
receive a 2nd text indicating which court to report to.
7. After your match you will need to report the
score via the Match! Tennis App.
*If you do not have a smart phone we
will still allow check-ins and score reports at our tournament desk.
*Should you still not have our Match!
Tennis App you may scan this image below to start the process.
PlaySight Match Recording Service
We are excited to inform you that courts #1, 10 and 12 have
been equipped with PlaySight cameras, which will allow online
viewing and recording of matches played on those courts.
The cost to record a match is $20/match and your video
will be downloaded to your PlaySight account within 12 to 16 hours.
If your tournament match is assigned to one of the PlaySight
courts and you would like to purchase a recording of your match, you may do
so as follows:
Two Ways to Record Your Match
1. (Easiest) You may ask our team at the Tournament
Registration Desk to start the recording process. Just be sure to check back in
with the Registration Desk after the match and ask them to stop the recording.
2. You may start and end the recording yourself. Once you
arrive at the court, just scan the QR code displayed on the fence, using the PlaySight
app on your phone.
(You can watch an online Video tutorial to learn how to do
this or just follow the steps below):
Online Video Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIzoxz8utqM
How to Record a Match Using the PlaySight App:
Step 1: Open the PlaySight app on your phone and login
to your existing account. (If you have not already done this, you may download
the PlaySight App and sign up for a free PlaySight account on the
Step 2: Once signed in, select “Scan QR,” then use your
phone’s camera to scan the QR code displayed on the tennis court’s fence.
Step 3: Press “Start,” select the type of match (it does not
matter whether you select Practice Match or Tournament match) and “GO!”
Whatever takes place on the court will be recorded and sent to you after you
stop the match recording.
Step 4: After the match is over, make sure to press the “Leave
Court” button in the app. (Note: If you forget to do this, the Tournament
Registration Desk can end the session remotely).
The Tournament Committee has posted the seeding for each event. If you feel the seeding for your division is incorrect, please contact the Tournament Director right away and explain why you feel the seeding should be adjusted. Direct wins and losses are the most important consideration so you should include the specific results you believe were overlooked by the committee. The draws will not be published until Tuesday afternoon so any seeding comments should be made prior to that time. The delay between posting the seedings and making the draw is done deliberately to enable player comments prior to making the draw.
Ways of Entering the Tournament
The preferred method of entering the tournament is to use the online registration system (click on the "Register Now" link near the top of this web page). If this is not convenient, you may request a printed entry blank and we will send you one in the mail, fax it or email it to you. You can then fill it out and return it to us with your payment. However, you should understand that the fees are higher if you do NOT use the online registration system due to the extra handling it requires.
The fees for mail-in entries will be as follows:
Men's Singles Events .......... $100.00
Men's Doubles Events ......... $70.00 per player
Women's Singles Events ..... $135.00
Women's Doubles Events .... $85.00 per player
For mail-in entries you may either pay by check or credit card.
If you are computer-challenged, and if time permits, we can walk you through the process over the phone or in person, but this can only be done prior to the close of entries. Once the entry deadline has passed it will no longer be possible to use the online registration procedure. Please call our office if you have questions about entering the tournament.
PLEASE NOTE: It is not possible to enter the tournament without a current USTA membership or without paying the entry fee. If you don't have a USTA membership or need to renew your membership, please call the USTA Membership Department at 800-900-8782 to purchase or renew your membership.
Special room rates at the Beach Club and the La Jolla
Shores Hotel are available to those participating in the tournament based on
Call our Reservations Hotline: 800-624-2582 to take advantage of these
great rates and be sure to mention that you are playing in the tournament.
For hotel amenities we recommend visiting the Beach Club's website (ljbtc.com) ... Just click on the link at the end of this line:
EXPECTED MATCH SCHEDULE:
Event Start Dates: Shown below are the starting days for each draw.
WS50 - Tuesday
WD50 - Tuesday
WS60 - Tuesday
WD60 - Tuesday
WS70 - Tuesday
WD70 - Tuesday
WS80 - Wednesday
WD80 - Thursday
WS90 - Friday
WD90 - Insufficient Entries - Event Canceled
MS60 - Monday
MD60 - Monday
MS65 - Wednesday
MD65 - Wednesday
MS70 - Monday
MD70 - Tuesday
MS75 - Monday
MD75 - Tuesday
MS80 - Friday
MD80 - Event Canceled - Insufficient Entries
MS85 - Wednesday
MD85 - Thursday (Just one Match)
DRAW POSTING DATE AND DRAW UPDATES:
The draws will be posted at the Beach Club and online beginning
Tuesday evening, 6 days before the tournament starts. Changes in the draws and
schedule will occur as circumstances dictate (injured players, partner
substitutions, withdrawals, etc). We post these changes onsite and on the
internet frequently so please be sure to check the draws at least daily to be
sure that you have the latest information.
While the tournament is in progress, the draws posted on the official
bulletin boards at the site are the official draws. Therefore, it is
especially important to check the posted draws onsite to verify times,
opponents, etc after each match. When changes occur, we make every attempt to
contact the affected players. However, sometimes it happens that we do not
have updated contact information or simply cannot reach players for various
reasons. Therefore, please be sure to check for changes on a regular basis.
CONTACTING THE TOURNAMENT:
Before the tournament starts, you can call the Tournament
Director at (858) 454-6500 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can reach
the Referee at (619) 971-0679.
When matches are in progress please call the Club's main line, (858) 454-7126
and ask for the Tournament Desk.
After hours you may call the Beach Club's main line (858) 454-7126 to leave a
general message for the Tournament Desk.
If you have a particularly urgent matter, please call the appropriate person
Conan Lorenzo ..... (619) 846-3094.
Bill Kellogg ............ (858) 735-6500
Marylynn Baker ........... (949 374-3524
You may also email Bill Kellogg at email@example.com or Marylynn Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org
INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES:
If we experience inclement weather during the tournament
it is quite likely that some matches will be delayed or rescheduled. We will
post notices to this website at frequent intervals to keep you advised about
rescheduling plans, etc.
DRAW FORMATS - WOMEN'S EVENTS
Entry fees include automatic entry into the associated consolation event.
For Women's Singles events with more than 16 entries, the consolation draws will be Feed-in draws through the round of 16. There will also be a quarter-final playoff and a 3/4 playoff for each event with more than sixteen entries.
The USTA had previously announced that all singles events would have a daily consolation sign-up format but the software is not prepared to handle this so it has been decided that we will return to an automatic Feed-in format for singles.
Doubles events will be conducted as Round Robin events with playoffs for the top finishers. We expect that second place finishers in each round robin event will be given the option of playing in an associated consolation event.
CONSOLATION DRAWS - MEN'S EVENTS:
Entry fees include automatic entry in the associated
consolation event. For men's events, the consolation draws are open only to those players who
lose their first match.
The scoring format to be used will depend on the event being played:
- All main draw singles matches will be the best two of three tiebreak sets.
- Women's Doubles matches will use a match tiebreak in lieu of a full third set.
- All Consolation matches will use a match tiebreak in lieu of a full third set.
- All men's matches will be the best two of three tiebreak sets.
The Coman Tiebreaker will be in use throughout the tournament. It is exactly the same as the standard 12-point Tiebreaker except that players change ends after the first point and every four points thereafter. Please see the USTA Friend-at-Court Publication (available online) for a more detailed description of the tiebreaker.
Note: A link to the Friend-at-Court is contained in the "More info" link at the end of this message.
The San Diego International Airport is located just a 20
minute drive from the club. Transportation between the club and the airport
is easily arranged at the airport by simply visiting the transportation
stands outside Baggage Claim. A taxi costs approximately $35-$40.
For getting around town when you are here, a car is the best way to go. Train
stations are located at Solana Beach and downtown San Diego. Bus service is
located a few blocks from the club.
Each Day, prior to playing your first match of the day, players are asked to visit the Registration Desk to certify they are COVID-safe and have their temperature taken.
All players must have a current USTA membership to play in this tournament. If your
USTA membership has expired or you don't have one you may purchase a USTA
membership onsite at the Registration Desk or you may renew or purchase a membership online at www.USTA.com
Tournament souvenirs (shirts for the players) will be handed out when players first visit the Registration Desk.
The Registration Desk will have lots of information available for you about
practice courts, the facilities and the most current draws. Please feel free
to ask general questions about the tournament at this desk.
Unfortunately, due to health department catering restrictions, we will not be able to hold either our traditional Wednesday night barbecue or a Friday night cocktail reception. However, we will set up Happy Hour(s) tables on our patio from 4pm to 7pm each day of the tournament except Sunday. We will supply complimentary hors d'oeuvres and offer reduced beverage prices to tournament players. There is no need to make a reservation to participate. Just show up and enjoy it!
When possible, two complimentary practice courts are set aside at the Beach Club (courts # 13 & 14). Players may reserve them in 15 minute increments by contacting the Beach Club tournament desk at 858-454-7126 and asking for the tournament desk at ext. 2677). Players may reserve practice courts starting Monday of the tournament and can only reserve one day in advance. In addition, we have made arrangements for complimentary practice courts offsite for our tournament players at the La Jolla Tennis Club, 7632 Draper Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 454-4434. They are on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Additionally, players may use the Barnes Tennis Center, 4490 W. Point Loma Blvd., San Diego, 92107 for longer hitting sessions at modest rates. Players looking for a quick warm-up before their match may always use our double-sided backboard.
Racquet stringing and repair services are available
onsite. Just contact our Tennis Shop to make these arrangements. (858)
Locker rooms are available onsite for all tournament
participants with complimentary towels, toiletries and appropriate changing
Don DeBaun, our great trainer, will be back by popular
request. His services are complimentary to the players and he will be located
in a room very near the tournament desk. Massage services are available
onsite at prevailing rates and we have EMT's onsite to handle emergency
medical situations that might occur during the tournament. Just contact the
Tournament Desk, any official, the Registration Desk or the Front Desk for a
quick response to emergency situations.
Complimentary parking is available onsite for all
Gold, Silver and Bronze balls will be awarded to the winners, runners-up and 3rd place finishers in all women's events. In addition, prize money will be awarded to those players based on the size of the draw.
Engraved trays will be awarded to the first and second
place finishers in the main and consolation draws for the Men's events.
Prize money will be distributed to those players reaching the top three
positions in each event. The size of the draw determines the amount.
Draw Size ...
Runner-Up ... 3rd Place
.............. $200 ...........
2-8 ................ $100 ............. $50 .............. $25
Please note that we do not accept credit card payments at
our outlets. Purchases must be paid in cash or charged to your room.
Players are required to wear appropriate tennis attire for
their matches. Shoes that leave excessive marks on the courts (such as track
shoes) are not allowed.
COURTS & LIGHTS:
We have 14 hard courts available onsite, 12 are lighted.
We try to avoid scheduling matches under the lights but in many cases, it is
unavoidable. There is no charge for the lights.
The Wilson US OPEN Extra Duty ball is the official ball of
The women's events are Category 1 USTA National Championship
events. The men's events are not national championship events but
are sanctioned by the Southern California Tennis Association and
results will count for ranking purposes.
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:59:00 PM Pacific Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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