EMAIL THAT WAS SENT TO ALL PLAYERS 9/24/2015
Welcome to the City of Fremont USTA NorCal Fall Singles
Sectionals tournament . We are excited are host this event and look
forward to some great tennis. Here’s a few things to know before
times & Format
Match times are posted and any changes will be communicated
via the tournament homepage or email or phone. Please check the draws! All matches will be played at
Fremont Tennis Center, 1110 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont. Main draw singles –
best of three sets. Consolation singles - 2 out of three set with 10 point
tie-breaker for third set.
We will be strictly enforcing the late check in policy as we
have a lot of matches and do not want to get behind. Check-in desk will
be held towards the back of the court on the grassy area.
Courts are available before the first match time. Once
the tournament has started there will no warm up courts onsite. The
nearest warm up courts are Mission San Jose Community Park (right behind
Mission San Jose High School) and Centerville Community Park. These are City of
Fremont facilities and courts are first come first served basis.
Players are expected to behave within the guidelines of code
of conduct and their role will be to compete fairly, be respectful of
opponents, officials and themselves. It is the players responsibility to
check in, know the match format, both players must report scores and know when
they’re next match is.
Parents also will be held accountable to the code of conduct
of Friend of Court. Their role will be supporters of the event, officials
opponents and players. Any conduct that is not consistent with Friend of
Court and the tournament may result in the individual being asked to leave the
All players not in the main draw are EXPECTED to play their
consolation matches. Penalties and suspension points will be awarded to
players who choose to not play the consolations rounds. Injury
withdrawals from consolations rounds need to be accompanied with a doctor’s
This tournaments position on videotaping supersedes any USTA
NorCal. Parents/players must have the approval of BOTH the opponent,
and the opponents parent prior to the start of the match in order to
videotape the match. Any violations will fall under the Code of Conduct
and will strictly be enforced.
no food for sale onsite at FTC, however the soccer kiosk (approximately 200
yards away) will be open both Saturday and Sunday serving food.
Alternative food options are Mission Valley Shopping center (approximately 1.5
miles away), Mexican, Subway, Chinese, Starbucks and Luckys supermarket.
WELCOME to the 14's Singles Sectionals at Fremont Tennis Center
Thank you for registering for the 14's Fall Singles sectionals at Fremont Tennis Center. This will run over 4 days, September 26th,27th, October 3rd & 4th. All matches will be played at Fremont Tennis Center and the tournament desk will be located on the grassy area towards the back of the facility.
Expectations for players - we believe players at this level should own their tennis therefore be 100% responsible checking in on time, reporting scores and being respectful towards tournament staff, officials, opponents and the sport.
Expectations for parents - parents shall allow the tournament staff, officials and players to do their part to ensure smooth running of the tournament. They shall enjoy the matches, encourage all players and soak up the fantastic NorCal sunshine.
Looking for accommodation during the tournament? Mariott Hotel group are offering rooms for this tournament, here is the reservation link to make online
CLINK ON "MORE INFO" BELOW FOR THE LINK TO THE HOTEL
Singles Draw and Match Format Information
The singles draw size is limited to 64 players. A Feed-In Championship whereby players are fed into the consolation through the Round of 16 will be played. The losing quarterfinalists will play off for 5th and 6th place and a playoff for 3rd and 4th place will also be held. All main draw matches and the 3rd/4th playoff will be the best of 3 Tiebreak sets; all consolation matches (including the quarterfinal playoff matches) will be the best of 3 Tiebreak sets with a 10-Point Match Tiebreak played in lieu of the 3rd set. PLAYERS ARE EXPECTED TO PLAY CONSULATIONS DRAWS.
Entries, Draws & Scheduling
Entries are closed and due to the number of entries we will not be accepting any late entries. Once the NorCal USTA Office has completed selections by Friday night, you will be notified if you hae been selected. Immediately following selection draws will be completed ready for scheduling, matche times will be published online by 5pm Tuesday September 22nd. All matches will be played at Fremont Tennis Center, 1110 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont. It is players responsibility to know the match times. Any changes in the draw & scheduling will be communicated through the tournament homepage, emails or phone. .
NorCal Fall Singles Sectional Championships Rules
a. Singles Draw Size, Draw Format, and Playoff for Third Place.
The singles event shall be limited to 64 players and shall have a Feed-in Championship that feeds players in through the round of 16. The singles draw shall also have a playoff for third and fourth place and the quarterfinal losers will play off for 5th, 6th, and 8th place.
b. Selection for Singles.
Players shall be selected for the Sectional Championships as follows:
(1) Players on Combined Sectional Final Ranking Lists.
60 players shall be selected based on their ranking on the most recently published Combined Sectional Final Ranking List of the division of the event.
(2) Up to Four Wild Cards.
Up to four wild cards that may be selected by the Wild Card Committee as follows:
• To be considered for a Wild Card, a player must submit a timely entry into the tournament and apply for a Wild Card no later than the entry deadline (see tournament website for Wild Card application information).
• The Wild Card Committee shall be comprised of two members of the NorCal junior staff and Chair of Junior Council.
Wild Cards do not have to be awarded.
(3) Additional Players on Combined Sectional Final Ranking List.If the Wild Card Committee awards fewer than the maximum number of wild cards, the remaining spots in the draw shall be filled with players remaining on the Combined Sectional Final Ranking List used to select players into the draw.
All players not selected shall be placed on an Alternate List that is ordered using the Combined Sectional Final Ranking List used to select players into the draw. The Alternate Lists shall be used to replace withdrawing players, except that a Late Entry may not be accepted into the draw if it invalidates the seeding.
d. Player Selection Publication RequirementUnless delayed due to the availability of USTA NorCal staff to make singles selections, the singles selection lists shall be published no later than the Friday following the Monday entry deadline. In the event of a delay, the publication date shall be published to the tournament website.
f. Entry Fee.
The entry fee for the Fall Sectional Championships with singles events only with shall be a fee of $60 per playe
 Please check tournament internet home page for changes and
corrections to the printed Jr. Schedule.
 Players will report directly to first match site, not
necessarily to the Fremont Tennis Center.
 Some matches will be played under lights.
 Additional sites will be used. Players are responsible for
transportation between sites
 On tournament days, withdrawals must be made by phone email. If
we cannot contact your opponent in time, late withdrawals may still
be recorded as a default.
 The tournament will NOT give authorization for concurrent
tournament registrations. We will enforce concurrent tournament
Book your group rate for Nor Cal 14s Junior Fall Singles Sectional
Receive 50% of your entry fee back. Apply for the TOURNAMENT ENTRY ASSISTANCE GRANT(TAG). For more information about this grant or to obtain a copy of the application please visit the USTA Northern California junior homepage at www.norcal.usta.com.
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to specified residents only. Entries must be submitted by Monday, September 14, 2015 11:59:00 PM Pacific 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: 500003415 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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