Events - Alternates by Event
Events - Alternates by Event
Events - Alternates by Event
Events - Alternates by Event
WE ARE ASKING ALL PLAYERS PARTICIPANTS TO PARK THEIR CARS ON THE STREET, RIGHT OUTSIDE OF THE CLUB PARKING LOT.
Players not selected for their first choice shall remain in the pool of applicants for entry into other concurrent USTA National Selection Tournaments. Those players who have not been selected after all four USTA National Selection Tournaments draws have been filled shall be placed in alternate pools at all concurrent USTA National Selection Tournaments for which the players indicated a preference.
Alternate Ordering Procedures (National Standings List as of April 24, 2014)
1: Players that are in the top 500 of the National Standings List of the division
2: Players that are in the top 400 on the National Standings List of the next-younger division
3: From the National Standings List of the division
4: From the National Standings List of the next-younger division
5: By Lot
Late entries shall be placed on the alternate list in the order received after timely entries. Late entries received at the same time shall be ordered by lot.
Note: We did not order all the alternates. Only the top 35 alternates were ordered.
This is a National
Ranking Level 3 tournament.
Harbor Bay Club
200 Packet Landing Rd, Alameda, CA 94502
DOUBLES SIGN UP DEADLINE
The deadline to sign up for doubles is Wednesday, May 14, 2014 via email to the Tournament Director.
If you signed up for doubles but did not list a
partner when singles entries closed, you will be removed from doubles. This
prevents situations where players are signed up for doubles by their parents
without their knowledge and then withdrawing from doubles later after the draws
have been made because they are not interested in playing doubles.
For those that have mutually agreed to play
doubles together, please let the Tournament Director know via email with your
partner copied on the email and both will be added in doubles.
If you would like to play doubles but do not
have a doubles partner, please contact the Tournament Director via email and
you will be added in doubles. It is not the responsibility of the Tournament
Committee to match a player with a partner, but we will do our best to help
pair as many players as possible.
Failure to send the email will result in the
player(s) not being registered into the tournament for doubles. Please be sure
to check the Competitors List on the tournament homepage to make sure you are
registered in doubles after Wednesday, May 14.
MANDATORY! MANDATORY! MANDATORY!
All players are required to submit a
signed USTA & Medical Release Form before competing in the tournament.
Applicants are encouraged to take care of this administrative task as soon as
possible by downloading, completing and returning this form to Hein Tu via email. To download the form click on the
Appropriate tennis attire is required at
all times. Only shoes with non-marking soles are permitted. Clothing not
considered proper tennis attire can include, but not be limited to:
• Sports bras worn alone (without a shirt).
• Shirts with references to sex, drugs, alcohol
• Compression shorts worn alone (not covered by
shorts or a skirt).
Three major airports serve the San
Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco International (SFO), San Jose Norman
Mineta International (SJC), and Oakland International (OAK). We suggest
comparing fares to all three airports, as there can be significant differences,
even for the same airline.
Harbor Bay Club is roughly equidistant from the San
Francisco and San Jose airports – both airports are about 45-60 minutes away. The Club is 10 minutes away from the Oakland airport.
Recommended hotel for this tournament is Hampton Inn & Suites in Alameda. The address is 1700 Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda, CA 94502. Phone: 510-521-4500. It's right between the Oakland International Airport and the Harbor Bay Club (Tournament Site). It's about 5 minutes away from each location.
Singles draw size: 32
Doubles draw size: 16
USTA National selects the players for
the USTA National Selection Tournaments.
Players are accepted into the draws and given
preference in their choice of site in the following order:
• Up to 24 (6 per draw) that are in the top 100
of the National Standings List of the next-younger age division.
• Up to 104 (26 per draw) from the National
Standings List of the division.
• If vacancies remain, players that are in the
top 400 of the National Standings List of the division.
• If vacancies remain, players that are in the
top 250 of the National Standings List of the next-younger division.
• If vacancies remain, from the National
Standings List of the division until draws full.
Players not selected
for their first choice shall remain in the pool of applicants for entry into
other concurrent USTA National Selection Tournaments. Those players who
have not been selected after all four USTA National Selection Tournaments draws
have been filled shall be placed in alternate pools at all concurrent USTA
National Selection Tournaments for which the players indicated a preference
1. Players that are in the top 500 of the
National Standings List of the division.
2. Players that are in the top 400 on the National
Standings List of the next-younger division.
3. From the National Standings List of the
4. From the National Standings List of the
5. By Lot.
Late entries shall be
placed on the alternate list in the order received after timely entries.
Late entries received at the same time shall be ordered by lot.
in Descending Division Order:
The TennisLink system will select players for these
divisions in the following order: 18s,
16s, 14s, and 12s. 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. 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
Selection of Players Entered in Concurrent
USTA Regional Tournament:
Selection shall first be
done by the TennisLink system for the USTA National Selection Tournament. If a player is selected into the USTA
National Selection Tournament, that player shall not be eligible for selection
into a USTA Regional Tournament.
If a player is not
selected for the USTA National Selection Tournament, that player is eligible
for selection in the USTA Regional Tournament and shall also be placed on the
alternate list of the youngest division of all USTA National Selection
Tournament sites entered.
If the player is not selected for the USTA
National Selection Tournament or any USTA Regional Tournament, that player
shall be placed on alternate lists for the youngest division of all USTA
National Selection Tournament sites and the youngest division of all USTA
Regional Tournament sites the player entered.\
FREEZE DEADLINE - THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
Certain USTA National Selection Tournaments are being held concurrent with the USTA National Sweet Sixteen. To maximize a player’s opportunity to play, the USTA permits concurrent entry in two divisions and up to four sites of USTA National Selection Tournaments and up to two divisions of a USTA National Sweet Sixteen.
The USTA also permits players to appear on an acceptance list and multiple alternate lists at the same time. Guidelines have been set up to manage this process as set forth below. Additionally, players will be advised on the Freeze Deadline and provided with instructions on complying with the Freeze Deadline in the automated acceptance email sent by TennisLink.
What is the Freeze Deadline. The Freeze Deadline is the deadline by which a player that is on the alternate list of the higher level tournament and the accepted player list of the lower level tournament has to commit to being on one list. The Freeze Date for all concurrent national tournaments shall be 11:59 a.m. ET 16 days before the start date of the concurrent tournament scheduled to start first, or such other time as is published on the tournament website. For example, if the earlier of two concurrent national tournaments is scheduled to begin on the 17th of the month, the Freeze Deadline shall be 11:59 am ET on the 1st of the month.
Prior to Freeze Deadline. Prior to the Freeze Deadline, a player may appear as both an alternate for the higher level concurrent tournament and as an accepted player at a lower level concurrent tournament. Prior to the Freeze Deadline, any such player that is offered and accepts a place on the acceptance list of the higher level tournament shall be permitted to withdraw from the lower level tournament without penalty and play in the higher level tournament.
After to Freeze Deadline. After the Freeze Deadline, a player may ONLY appear as EITHER an alternate for the USTA National Sweet Sixteen OR as an accepted player at a USTA National Selection Tournament. A player not yet selected for any tournament may continue to appear on the alternate lists of multiple concurrent tournaments.
Player Obligation by the Freeze Deadline. A player that appears on the acceptance list of the lower level tournament and a higher level tournament alternate list that desires to remain on the alternate list for the higher level tournament must withdraw from the lower level tournament by the Freeze Deadline. Such a player shall be required to send an email to the Tournament Directors of both tournaments by the Freeze Deadline stating this preference and the player shall be refunded their entry fee by the lower level tournament.
Any player that fails to email their preference to withdraw from a lower level tournament and remain as an alternate for the higher level tournament shall not be permitted after the Freeze Deadline to withdraw from the lower level tournament and accept a spot in the higher level tournament draw. Any violation of this policy will result in the levying of 4 suspension points for withdrawing from a tournament to play in another.
More information to come.
Singles: Round of 16 Feed-In Championship (FIC).
All singles draws have a Feed-In Championship that feeds
players in through the Round of 16. The
quarterfinal losers will be fed into a separate draw to playoff for 5th and 6th
place. All singles and doubles draws have a playoff for 3rd and 4th place. All
players are required to play the playoff matches. The FIC draw will play to
completion. The FIC is considered part
of the tournament and participation is mandatory for all singles main draw
MATCH AND SCORING FORMATS
Match and scoring formats are as
• Main Draw Singles (including playoff for 3rd/4th place):
Best of 3 Tiebreak Sets
• Feed-In Championship Matches (including playoff for Quarterfinals Losers):
Best of 3
Tiebreak Sets with a 10-Point Match Tiebreak in Lieu of a 3rd Set
8 Game Pro Set with a 7-Point Match
Tiebreak at 8 games all
A National Singles Seeding List with only singles results
will be used to seed singles.
Individual Doubles Seeding List with only doubles results will be used to seed
To save many people the trouble of arriving
early, there will be no players’ registration on Friday, May 23.
Warm up courts will be available before the first matches start each
day. For all other matches after, it is uncertain. There are two places with
public courts nearby:
• Leydecker Park (3 courts; 5 minutes away) – 3181 Mecartney Road, Alameda, CA 94502
• Krusi Park (3 courts; 5 minutes away) – 3001 Otis Drive, Alameda, CA 94501
Friday Practice Courts:
If you would like to book a tennis court for practice (no cost), or schedule a hitting lesson with teaching pro, please send an email to the tournament director. We will set aside 4 courts for tournament players all day on Friday.
In fairness to all players, we are
unable to grant avoidances for this tournament due to scheduling demands of the
The Wilson US Open
ball will be utilized for the tournament.
INDOOR BACK UP
It is not likely to rain in Alameda, California in May. In case it does
rain, there will be no back up indoor courts.
If you would like to schedule a hitting lesson with one of the hitting pros before the tournament, please send an email to the tournament director @ Hein@HarborBayClub.com.
Full String Job: ranging from $30 to $40 per racquet. Labor Price: $20 per racquet. String Machine: Gamma 5800 ELS with 6-point SC Mount.
Withdrawals Before Entry Deadline. Before entries close, a player may withdraw
from a tournament. A withdrawing
player’s credit card has not been charged and therefore no further
communication between the withdrawing player and the tournament is necessary.
Withdrawals After Entry Deadline.
After entries close, players are instructed to immediately contact a
tournament if they need to withdraw.
Bona fide reasons for a withdrawal are illness, injury, and personal circumstances.
Players MAY NOT withdraw from one USTA National Selection
Tournament site in order to gain acceptance into another site unless a draw is
not full. This does not apply to a
alternate who replaced a withdrawing player.
Refund of Entry Fees. A Tournament Committee is only required to refund
a player’s entry fee if:
• the entry is not accepted;
• the withdrawal is for previously
authorized entry into another tournament - this includes a withdrawal to play
in a USTA National Sweet Sixteen before the Freeze Deadline; or
• the withdrawal is for an authorized change by the player to another
In all other cases
(such as withdrawals for illness, injury or personal circumstances), there is
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, April 24, 2014 11:59:00 AM Eastern 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: 500001214 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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