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GENERAL TOURNAMENT INFO
PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING!
When you register, be sure to provide your email address and cell phone
number during the registration process. We do not have access to phone
numbers and email addresses of the tournament participants UNLESS the
player re-enters their contact information at the time of the event
registration. This means that if a player does not enter their phone
number and email information each time they register for a tournament,
we will not be able to contact them for any reason, including
withdrawals, defaults, etc. Your cooperation will ensure that we can
continue to communicate necessary information to all of the tournament
WHAT IS ZONALS
The USTA sanctions four (4) Zone Team Championships (Zonals) for
16-and-under boys and girls, held in late July each year. The Zonals
provide an opportunity to compete against top juniors from other USTA
Sections. They provide a great opportunity to play on a fun team and to
develop and improve physical, mental, and emotional skills. They also
allow players to experience a competitive team atmosphere and on-court
coaching, just like college tennis. For the 16s division, USTA NorCal is
in the Southwest Zone and will send two (2) teams, two (2) team coaches
and two (2) team managers.
ENTRY & SELECTION & PAYMENT
be considered for this event, each player must:
1. register online through
the TennisLink Registration System
2. compete the online waivers (below)
To register, click on the red
“Register Now” button on the top of this page. Team selection, including
alternates, will be announced to all applicants by the end of Friday, May 30th
via email. Alternates do not travel to the event.
ONLINE WAIVERS - (reference number will show after you have successfully completing each waiver).
Note: Be sure to provide your email address and cell phone number during the registration process.
Selected players will be required to make an online payment to confirm their spot on the team.
(1) Medical Information Form
(2) Player Information
(3) Rules of Player Conduct
(4) Waiver and Release
(5) USTA Release
(6) Authorization for Release of ProtectedHealth Information
Salt Lake City, Utah (hard court)
FORMAT & SCHEDULE
Each team will play four other teams so all players are guaranteed 4
singles and 4 doubles. Each team will have 12 players of 6 boys and 6
girls. There will be two flights of six teams. Singles matches will be
best of 3 tie-break sets. Doubles matches will be 8 game Pro Sets with a
7 Point Tiebreak at 8 games all. Singles matches will count one point
each. Doubles matches will count one point each. Each mixed doubles
match will count one point for the team score but not for ranking.
Robin Round competition will be held the first four days. Each team will
play four matches during the Round Robin competition. A Championship
team match and other playoff team matches will be played on the last day
of the event.
A team match consists of:
12 singles matches (6 boys’ singles and 6 girls’ singles)
4 doubles matches (2 boys’ doubles and 2 girls’ doubles)
2 mixed doubles matches
Each team match consists of 18 points (12 singles plus 6 doubles). In
the case of a 9-9 tie, the team that won the majority of the doubles
matches will be declared the winner. In the case of a total tie (no
majority winner of the doubles) the Section Coach will designate one boy
and one girl to play a mixed doubles "Super Match Tie-Break" to
determine the team match winner. Defaults, walkovers, withdrawals, and
retirements count as losses. All singles and doubles matches will play
Match-play begins on Thursday July 3rd and ends Monday July 7th. If selected, players should plan to arrive on Wednesday July 2nd and must commit to the entire schedule. On the return trip, please schedule your departure for after 4:00PM to allow time to get to the airport! Please see below under TRAVEL, MEALS & HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS.
Registering for this event does not mean that you will automatically be
selected. Selections will be based on the most recent ranking list,
NorCal fields two (2) teams for the 16s division.
The 16s division will select 12 boys and 12 girls that are water-falled onto the 2 teams by the tournament based on the Line-Up submitted by the section.
Eligibility: Players must meet the USTA national age eligibility and citizenship requirements to be selected. Players must also meet the USTA NorCal Residency requirements as described in Rule 3 of the USTA NorCal Junior Tournament Rules.
Player Selection: Boys and girls for each team (16s teams: 12 boys and 12 girls) will be selected from the applicants as follows:
• Players not previously selected that are ranked in the top 7 on the most recently published USTA NorCal Combined Final Ranking List of the division ..................................................................................... up to 7 players
• Up to 3 Wild Card players may be selected ........................................................... up to 3 players
• Players not previously selected that are in the top 100 of the most recently published National Standing List of the division AND who have played to completion at least one USTA NorCal Championship, Super Series or Excellence Tournament within the immediately preceding 6 months in any division, selected by order of standing.*
• Vacancies will be filled with players from the most recently published USTA NorCal Combined Final Ranking List of the division, selected by order of rank.
* Playing the tournament to completion means a player must not have withdrawn from the tournament without playing a match. Matches won by withdrawal, walkover, default and retirement count as playing a match.
Team selection, including alternates, will be announced to all applicants by the end of Friday, May 30th via email.
WILDCARD REQUEST FORM
Wild cards are available for junior players to play in USTA NorCal
Sectional Championships, USTA Zone Team Championships and USTA National
Team Championships, and USTA Intersectional Team Championships.
2014 Wildcard Request Form: http://assets.usta.com/assets/635/15/NorCal_Wild_Card_Request.pdf
Line-ups will be ordered as follows:
• Players in the top 100 of the most recently published National
Standings List will be ordered first, in the order of their standing.
• Remaining players are ordered by rank using the most recently published NorCal Final Ranking Lists.
• Wild Card recipients will be placed in the lineup as determined by the Wild Card Committee.
Line-up will be announced to the participants as soon as possible after selection is determined.
Players will receive sectional and national ranking points for each win in singles and doubles.
For USTA NorCal, each player will receive 125 sectional ranking points
for each win in singles and doubles, regardless of the position of the
player on the team. If one NorCal team happens to play another NorCal
team, any Bonus Points earned will be awarded to this total.
For USTA, national ranking points will vary since ranking points earned
are based on the playing position of each player on the line-up. Any
Bonus Points earned will be added to the total for national rankings.
$495 – This fee includes the $95 application fee, $250 for five
nights of lodging, and $150 coaching fee. All players are required to
travel with NorCal coaches and managers and stay in at the tournament
hotel listed below. Parents are welcome to attend, but the players MUST
be with their team at all times. USTA NorCal would like to provide the
players with an experience similar to an away college team match as much
USTA NorCal covers transportation and uniform for the players as well as
send team managers to work together with the coaches on supervising the
TRAVEL, MEALS & HOSPITALITY
Players are responsible for the cost of airfare and meal expenses. Some
meals will be provided at the tournament site. Once team coaches and
team managers have been selected, players will be invited to join "TEAM SNAP" to communicate easily and efficiently about all travel logistics!
Information about hotel rooms available at preferred rates will be
posted once we are given hotel information from the Tournament Director
in Salt Lake city, Utah.
The USTA Northern California Section will select and send two (2) team
coaches and two (2) team managers to the event. Team coaches may coach
players at specific times during matches and will work together with
team managers to supervise the teams. Team managers, players’ personal
coaches and parents are NOT permitted to coach during this event.
ALL players selected are expected to attend a MANDATORY team practice with the team coaches on Saturday June 28th at Stanford University.The approximately 3-hour team workout
event will include no less than 2 hours of tennis and a meeting/party
with food following tennis. There is no charge to the team workout.
This team workout will be held by the team coaches and USTA NorCal staff
for the participants in the USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 16, 14, and 12 Zone
Team Championships and the USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 18 National Team
Championships. Attendance by the team coaches is mandatory. Attendance
by the team managers is mandatory. Attendance by the players is
mandatory, unless clearance is given by USTA NorCal.
9:00am-12noon (BG12s and BG 18s)
12-1pm PIZZA LUNCH - Coach/Parent Orientation - Everyone
1:00pm-4:00pm (BG 14's & 16's zonals, BG 14's and 16's Intersectionals)
The purposes of this workout include:
-build team spirit and camaraderie
-introduce the coaches to the players and parents
-allow for time to review policies and rules, prior to arriving at the tournament, with the opportunity to ask questions
-finalize the arrival logistics of the coaches, team managers, and players
-secure parents to volunteer (w/ managers) to organize meals, to better allow the coaches to concentrate on coaching
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:59:00 PM Pacific Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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