TENNIS EVENT PARTY!
This year, all of our special events will take place on SATURDAY, JULY 31. We will end the day with community games and YOGURT - so bring the whole family for our new Kick Off Party at the Eccles Tennis Center!
Special Events on Saturday, July 31:
*Family Doubles Social - We are working on the pairings for this. Stay tuned for your start time which will either be 8am or 10am at Eccles Tennis Center.
*Facility Team Challenge: Teams of 8 players will compete for the Huge Facility Trophy. Contact Gretchen Soffe at email@example.com for more information on this event
*Corporate Challenge: Sponsors partner up for some fun tennis to kick off the tournament
*6pm to 8pm GAME TIME!: Bring the kids and enjoy some on-court fun like King of the Court with pro-led fun. Prizes!
*Come pick up your player bag and guarantee the perfect size shirt at the event.
15 Minutes Early is the new ON TIME!
Players should be on-site and ready to play AT LEAST 15 minutes before their scheduled match time. In order to keep a tournament this large on schedule, we cannot have players arriving late. PENALTIES BEGIN AT 1 MINUTE PAST YOUR SCHEDULED START TIME. We enforce this rule equally at every site. We REALLY do not like giving out penalties, so please don't put us in this position. LEAVE YOUR HOUSE WITH TONS OF EXTRA TIME!!!
Matches will be played at 4 locations for this tournament:
Eccles (ECCLE): at 550 Guardsman Way on the University of Utah campus.Tournament desk is set up outdoors.
Liberty Park (LIBPK): Entrance for the tennis is at the 900 South, 600 East entrance
Sports Mall (SPML): 5445 S 900 E. We will set up the tournament desk outdoors - so walk through the building.
Salt Lake Tennis & Health: (SLTC) 2471 S 1700 E
DATES & SCHEDULE OF PLAY FOR EACH DIVISION
The JUNIORS will begin at 8:00am on Monday, August 2 and finish on Friday, August 6.
The ADULT SINGLES AND SAME GENDER DOUBLES will begin Monday evening and end Saturday, August 7. Adults start play at 5:00pm each night.
MIXED DOUBLES ONLY: Will have one round of play mid-day on Saturday, July 31. Then will continue Monday - Saturday evenings.
FIRST ROUND CONSOLATION INFORMATION
For all Adult Divisions and Junior Singles - this tournament is a First Round Losers Consolation. This means that if you lose the first match that you actually play (not a bye round), you will move into the consolation draw. Sometimes the first match in the consolation draw that is scheduled will turn into a BYE due to the outcome of results in the main draw. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR HOUSE FOR YOUR FIRST MATCH CONSOLATION DRAW without double-checking to see if that match has turned into a bye after we entered results from the main draw. I am happy to explain this to you if you need help. In addition, players that cannot play their first match in the main draw will be withdrawn from the tournament. This is to allow their opponent to not have that walkover count as their first match win which might proclude them from getting to actually play two matches in the tournament.
WELCOME BACK TO THE OF LOVE TOURNAMENT!
We are super excited to host the tournament this year BIGGER THAN EVER! Eccles Tennis Center will be hosting the majority of the matches again, along with Sports Mall and Liberty Park. We could not pull off this huge event without our community partners! Players will be allowed to enter 2 events this year.
Please read all the below notes so you are up to speed on everything OF LOVE this year!
In addition to the tennis tournament, we are also offering a pickleball tournament the week before the tennis tournament. Go to pickleballtournaments.com and search Of Love to find this new fun event!
I will do my best to avoid a night of play for you for your first round if I am able. If you are playing in two events, please do not ask for any avoidances as it is too difficult to do this with consolation draws. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know of any avoidances you need. I need to receive this information by Wednesday, July, 21.
The Adult Draws with the exception of the Open Draws, will all be First Match Losers Consolation. This guarantees each player at least two matches. Main draw matches will be best 2 out of 3 sets regular scoring with full 3rd set. Consolation draw will play tiebreak for 3rd set.
The Junior Singles ages 12-18 will be 2 out of 3 sets regular scoring with tiebreak for the 3rd set. First match losers consolation guarantees at least 2 matches per player.
Junior Doubles will be 8 game pro-set regular scoring. Single Elimination.
Open Divisions will play 2 out of 3 sets regular scoring with full 3rd set. Single Elimination.
This tournament will use umpires for the Finals day only - Friday for Juniors and Saturday for Adults.
Seeding will be done off of the National Standings list that was the current list published as of 8:00pm on July 21.
Prize Money for Open Divisions
We are happy to offer PRIZE MONEY for the Men's and Women's Open Divisions. Payouts will be based on the following criteria:
*Any division to receive money must have at least 5 competitors.
*Singles Winners (Men & Women) - $700, Finalist $350. Based on draw of 16. Pro-rated if between 5-15 players.
*Doubles Winning Team: - $1000. Finalists $500 per team. Based on draw of 8 teams. Pro-rated for 5-7 teams.
*Mixed Doubles Winners: $800. Finalists $400. Based on 8 or more teams. Pro-rated for 5-7 teams.
10 & UNDERS - DO NOT REGISTER AT THIS SITE!
10 & Unders will play in a short format tournament that counts toward their PlayTracker points. Here is the link to register for this event:
18 & UNDER JUNIORS WISHING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ADULT
DIVISIONS MUST PLAY AT THE OPEN LEVEL.
FORMAT FOR 10'S OPEN DIVISIONS: The 10s Division is a separate
registration link. Please go to playtennis.usta.com/tournaments to
search for the Of Love 10s Tournament for all information on this
RESCHEDULING POLICY - There will be NO RESCHEDULING of matches
except in extreme circumstances beyond the control of the players
and then only with prior approval of the Tournament Director.
Players rescheduling without permission will be DEFAULTED!
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Friday, July 16, 2021 11:59:00 PM Mountain Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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