Due to a new policy from the USTA's legal department, tournament
directors will no longer have access to phone numbers and email
addresses of the tournament participants unless the player
re-enters their contact information at time of event registration.
This means that if a player does not enter their phone and email
information each time they register for a tournament, the
tournament director cannot contact them for any reason, including
withdrawals, defaults, byes, rain delays, etc. Your cooperation
will ensure that tournaments can continue to communicate necessary
information to you. Thank you.
Reffkin Tennis Center &
1/1/10 4:00 PM - THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR A
FANTASTIC EVENT! THE WEATHER COOPERATED AND THE OVERALL BEHAVIOR ON
THE COURT WAS SOME OF THE BEST WE'VE SEEN. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL
OF OUR FINALISTS! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
1/1/10 2:45 PM - CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR'S
SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS! BOYS' 14 - JACK MURRAY, GIRLS' 14 -
KENADI HANCE, BOYS' 12 - JOHNATHAN SMALL, GIRLS' 12 - STACY
12/26/09 2:30 PM - FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE HAVING
TRAVEL ISSUES AND ARE NOT ABLE TO MAKE THE PARENT/PLAYER MEETING
TONIGHT. PLEASE DON'T PANIC! THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT YOUR
PLAYER SHOW UP AT THE CORRECT LOCATION, ON-TIME FOR THEIR FIRST
MATCH ON SUNDAY. IF YOU WILL BE LATE OR MISSING THE MEETING, PLEASE
SEND JEFF BRACK AN EMAIL STATING THIS, JUST FOR THE RECORD. THE
DRAWS ARE POSTED ON THIS WEBPAGE, THE DOUBLETREE HOTEL LOBBY AND
THE REFFKIN TENNIS CENTER. THANK YOU.
12/20/09 10:45 AM - SEEDS ARE NOW POSTED. DRAWS
WILL BE POSTED ON REGISTRATION DAY (DEC. 26TH) AT THE DOUBLETREE
HOTEL AND THE REFFKIN TENNIS CENTER.
12/10/09 3:22 PM - ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED
TO SIGN AND SUBMIT A WAIVER/RELEASE FORM. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE RELEASE FORM AND MAIL TO
REFFKIN TENNIS CENTER - 50 S. ALVERNON WAY - TUCSON, AZ 85711 OR
BRING WITH YOU TO REGISTRATION ON DEC. 26TH.
12/8/09 7:00 PM - DESIGNATING A DOUBLES PARTNER:
PLEASE EMAIL THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR AND SIMPLY STATE "G12 DOUBLES
- JANE DOE & JANET DOE". THANK YOU.
12/8/09 7:00 PM - ALTERNATE LISTS ARE NOW POSTED.
KEEP IN MIND, THE #1 ALTERNATE IS NOT ALWAYS THE NEXT PLAYER
INVITED. IF A PLAYER WITHDRAWS THAT WAS SELECTED BASED ON SECTIONAL
ENDORSEMENT, THE NEXT ENDORSED PLAYER FROM THAT SECTION WILL BE
NEW DOUBLES POLICY:
ALL PLAYERS SELECTED FOR THE NATIONAL WINTER
CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE REGISTERED FOR BOTH SINGLES
& DOUBLES. DOUBLES IS NOT MANDATORY. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO
PARTICIPATE IN DOUBLES, PLEASE CONTACT THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR TO
BE REMOVED FROM DOUBLES. DOUBLES PARTNERS MAY BE DESIGNATED AT ANY
TIME PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE OF 5:00 PM ON REGISTRATION DAY, DECEMBER
Official Hotel Accommodations:
DoubleTree Hotel at Reid Park - Rate: $99 &
2009 USTA National Winter Championships
to Tucson, Arizona!
LEVEL 1 - USTA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE!
Phone Reservations: (520) 881-4200
Official Host Hotel
445 S. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711
Recently Remodeled 295 Guest Rooms, Pool, 3 Tennis Courts, Fitness
Center, Day Spa, Business Center, 10,000 sq. ft. ballroom - Across
the street from Randolph Tennis Center, 2 Championship Golf
Courses, and a 3-mile jogging path.
Distance from Reffkin (Main Site): Across
Courtyard Marriott at Williams Centre - Rate:
Phone Reservations: (520) 745-6000
201 S. Williams Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85711
Distance from Reffkin (Main Site): 1.9
Residence Inn Marriott at Williams Centre - Rate: TBA
Phone Reservations: (520) 790-6100
5400 E. Williams Cir., Tucson, AZ 85711
Distance from Reffkin (Main Site): 1.9
Viscount Suite Hotel - Rate: TBA & Breakfast
Phone Reservations: (520) 745-6500
4855 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85711
Distance from Reffkin (Main Site): 1.2
**New 4-Star Opportunity**
The Lodge at Ventana Canyon - Rate: TBA Suite
Phone Reservations: (800) 828-5701
Property Features 8 Tennis Courts for Warm-up/Practice
6200 N. Clubhouse Lane, Tucson, AZ 85750
Distance from Reffkin (Main Site): 10.5
Randolph Park Hotel - Rate: TBA & Breakfast
Phone Reservations: (520) 795-0330
102 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
Distance from Reffkin (Main Site): 0.1
Tournament Training Sessions:
Saturday, December 26th, 2009
Get prepared! And get acclimated to Arizona - with a hitting
session on the courts you'll be playing on! 2-hour sessions grouped
by gender and ability. Supervised by the Smith-Perry Tennis
Academy. You may sign up for more than one session if available.
These sessions may sell out, so get signed up early! Fees are
non-refundable after December 15th. Each player should check in
15 minutes prior to session start time. Show up on time! Late
arrivals will be replaced with on-site alternates. To be placed on
the alternate wait list, please arrive 15 minutes before sessions
Training Registration: (520) 791-4896 with
credit card (Master Card or Visa only)
Training Location: Reffkin Tennis Center -
Main Event Site
Training Session Fee: $40 per session per
player (2 Hours)
Session Times: 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:30
pm, 3:30 pm
Private Hitting Sessions are available
through the Smith-Perry Tennis Academy for Winter National and
Copper Bowl participants from December 27th through January 5th.
Call (520) 861-0302 and (520) 609-4683 or email RonSmithTennis@Aol.com
Practice Court Reservations:
Limited courts will be available for reservation December 25th
& 26th at Reffkin Tennis Center. For Copper Bowl players, court
reservations will be available on January 1st beginning at Noon.
$10 per court, Non-refundable. Call (520) 791-4896.
YourGameFace.com Photography - Professional
photographers Lloyd & Melissa Clayton will be onsite to provide
action portraits and commemorative posters of match play by
appointment. Please sign up early! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (214)
Reffkin Tennis Center (Main Site) -
50 S. Alvernon Way
Tucson Racquet Club (12 min.) - 4001
N. Country Club Rd.
University of Arizona (8 min.) - 901
N. Campbell Ave.
Rincon High School (5 min.) - 300 N.
Ft. Lowell Tennis Center (10 min.) -
2900 N. Craycroft Rd.
Mental Toughness Seminar:
Dr. Jorge Valverde will be giving a presentation
on Sport Psychology and Mental Toughness at 7:00 pm on Registration
Day, December 26th. The presentation will take place at the
DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom. Valverde is a regular contributor at
National Championships and will be available for individual
consultation during the event. Don't miss this great
Free 20-Minute Mental Toughness Consultation
Dr. Jorge Valverde, a renowned psychologist who has developed a
specialized system to train the minds of tennis players in a
positive and effective way, will be providing 20-minute free
consultations (compliments of the Tournament) for players, parents
and coaches during the tournament. This is an excellent opportunity
for players who want to develop mental toughness.
Dr. Valverde graduated from the University of Kansas with a
Doctoral dissertation research on the mental preparation of highly
ranked tennis players. He has served as sport psychologist for
numerous tennis academies and universities throughout the US,
Mexico, Poland and South America. He has also worked with many
elite players such as Luke Jensen, French Open Doubles Champion,
1993 Anna Lenna Groenefeld, number one junior player in the world
in 2003 and ranked as high as 14 in the WTA Meghann Shaughnessy,
ranked as high as 11 in the WTA, Timothy Neilly, Orange Bowl Boys'
18s Champion, Tim Smyczek, singles Semi Finalist at Wimbledon 2005,
Kim Couts, 2006 Girls 18s Easter Bowl Champion, Gabriel Flores,
2006 Boy's 14 Winter National Finalist, and Ashley Weinhold, 2007
Girls18's Super National Hard Court Champion.
Please call Dr. Valverde to set up your free-20 minute consultation
at (785) 979-1264 or visit his web site: www.bmentallytough.com Email:
Late Entries Policy:
Late entries to the National Championship will not be considered
for the selection process. Submit your name, USTA #, birthdate, age
division, cell phone # and email address to the Tournament Director
to be placed at the bottom of the alternate list. Late entry
alternates will be placed on the list in the order that they are
Before the draw is made, withdrawal of a player that was accepted
as part of a section's quota will be replaced with the next
available player on that section's endorsement list. Withdrawal of
a player who was not accepted as part of a section's quota will be
replaced with the next highest remaining alternate. After the draw
is made, withdrawing players will be replaced with the next highest
Only those players that have gone through the registration process
and appear on the alternate list will be considered for on-site
alternate substitution. On-site alternates will be considered in
the ranking order that they appear on the alternate list. Any
alternate player wishing to be an on-site alternate must check in
with the desk at the appropriate location, ready to play, 15
minutes prior to the first round commencing. Alternates checking in
after the first round has commenced will be placed at the bottom of
the on-site alternate list, regardless of ranking.
On-site alternates should report to:
Boys' 12s - Reffkin Tennis Center
Girls' 12s - Reffkin Tennis Center
Boys' 14s - Tucson Racquet Club
Girls' 14s - University of Arizona
Draw and Match Formats:
Boy's & Girl's 12s
Singles - 128 Draw - Compass Draw - Best of 3 Sets (4 guaranteed
Doubles - 64 Draw - Single Elimination - Best of 3 Sets (1
Boy's & Girl's 14s
Singles - 128 Draw - Full Feed-in Consolation - Best of 3 Sets (2
Doubles - 64 Draw - Single Elimination - Match Tiebreak in Lieu of
3rd Set (1 guaranteed round)
Draws will be posted on Registration Day - Saturday, December
Tournament Registration Deadline - December 3, 2009 (12:00 Noon
Doubles Partner Registration Deadline - 5:00 pm December 26,
Withdraw After Deadline:
USTA Regulations with respect to withdrawals and entry fee refunds
at USTA National Championships changed as of January 1, 2009.
Immediately email Jeff Brack if you
must withdraw from the tournament. No refund will be given after
the registration deadline unless the withdrawal is due to an
illness or injury AND a written doctor's verification is provided
on or before December 19, 2009.
All players must check-in on December 26 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
at the DoubleTree Hotel - Tournament Registration Desk.
In the event of inclement weather, we will be posting updates on
both this Tennislink tournament page and the voice message on our
pro shop phone line at (520) 791-4896. Please don't assume anything
- always check for updates! Thank you!
Check-in Day Schedule:
Saturday, December 26th, 2009
9:00 am ---- Training Workout Sessions Begin @ Reffkin
10:00 am - 5:00 pm ---- Event Check-in @ DoubleTree Hotel (Room
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm ---- Mandatory Parents Meeting @ DoubleTree Hotel
5:30 pm ---- Training Workout Sessions End @ Reffkin
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ---- Players Party, Dinner & Entertainment @
DoubleTree Hotel (Ballroom)
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ---- Dr. Jorge Valverde / Mental Toughness @
DoubleTree Hotel (Ballroom)
(Times and Locations are subject to adjustment - please check back
All doubles partners must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Registration
Day, December 26th. If a player does not specify a partner by the
deadline, they will be paired randomly. ALL
PLAYERS SELECTED FOR THE NATIONAL WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL
AUTOMATICALLY BE REGISTERED FOR BOTH SINGLES & DOUBLES. DOUBLES
IS NOT MANDATORY. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN DOUBLES,
PLEASE CONTACT THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR TO BE REMOVED FROM DOUBLES.
DOUBLES PARTNERS MAY BE DESIGNATED AT ANY TIME PRIOR TO THE
DEADLINE OF 5:00 PM ON REGISTRATION DAY, DECEMBER
Wilson Balls - New can of balls will be provided for third
Stringer will be onsite at Randolph Tennis Center during
Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau
This event is restricted to the following Junior players: U.S.
Citizens Permanent Resident Aliens Diplomats, Refugees and asylees
Junior players residing in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Samoa
or Guam and Canadian residents of British Columbia. You may be
asked for proof of status. Refer to USTA Regulation
Player Selection Type
Players are selected from a variety of National Lists and generally require Section endorsement.
Entry to this tournament is restricted. To see how entrants will be selected, follow the “Selection Process” link to the left. It is the player’s responsibility to check the selection list(s) after registering online to be sure that a check mark appears beside the player’s name on the list, in order to insure proper registration. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, December 3, 2009 12 Noon Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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