REMEMBER...DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS
DON'T FORGET that on Sunday moring at 2am we MOVE OUR CLOCKS BACK.
We will NOT REINSTATE any matches Sunday morning.
Welcome to the City of Fremont USTA Excellence
Tournament. We are excited are host this event and look forward to some
great tennis. This will be a very busy weekend with 256 players and over
300 matches to be played. Here’s a few things for you to know that will
help us to create and enjoyable event.
times & Format
Please check the draws as some changes have been made based
on a few withdrawals earlier today. Changes will be communicated via the
tournament homepage or email or phone. Please
check the draws! We are using two sites for the first weekend,
addresses are below.
Mission Blvd. & St. Anthony Dr.
Fremont, CA 94539
FTC – Fremont Tennis Center
1110 Stevenson Blvd
Fremont CA 94538
Main draw singles – best of three sets for 14’s, 16’s and
18’s. Main draw 12’s and Consolation singles - 2 out of three set with 10
point tie-breaker for third set.
Please check in 15 minutes prior to your match time. 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 at FTC will be towards the back
of the courts on the grassy area, check in area at MSJ will be between both
Tournament shirts can be picked up at FTC, see the pro-shop
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 Niles Community Park and Centerville Community Park.
These are City of Fremont facilities and courts are first come first served
This weekend there’s also a soccer tournament and parking
will be limited. To accommodate tournament players we have blocked off
the back parking area and will have a parking attendant, Once this area
fills up you will need to find other areas to park, here’s a few options across
the street at the California school of the Deaf or the office block on the
corner of Mission and Stevenson Blvd.
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, Luckys.
DOUBLES POSTPOSTED TO SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14TH
Email that was sent to all selected players .....................
do to circumstances beyond our control, the tournament committee and USTA
Norcal has decided to postpone the doubles to Saturday November 14th.
Obviously this is not ideal, but our only options to complete the tournament
was to either cancel doubles all together or move the doubles to another
day. We know that this tournament carries national points and want to
provide that opportunity for you to gain doubles points.
What do you need to do?
you want to play in the doubles you must enter with a partner the tournament
below. Partnerships will not atomically be transferred over to the NEW
Who gets priority?
players of this tournament (that’s you) will get priority into the one day
doubles event. Next will be players who entered and were selected for
singles. Last will be anyone who didn’t enter for this weekend’s
How much will it cost?
part of your base fee for this tournament therefore there’s no addition
What if you enter doubles for
this weekend and cannot play November 14th?
If you entered with a partner prior to the
deadline then you will be eligible for a refund. Please let us know if
you are in this category and we’ll get the refund processed.
NorCal USTA Excellence Rules
Excellence Tournaments offer advanced competition in the 12, 14, 16 and 18 divisions and each is designated as a Level 4 National Ranking Tournament. All events use a yellow ball on a 78’ court and a player’s racquet may not exceed 29" in length.
i. Pathway Eligibility - Players Aged 12 Years and Younger.
To enter and play in an Excellence Tournament, players must players must be at least 8 years of age and first fulfill the pathway requirements as set forth in Rule 10.
ii. Singles Draw Size and Format.
The singles draw size shall be limited to 32 total players. The draw format shall be a Feed-In Championship that feeds players in through the Round of 16, with a playoff for 3rd and 4th place, and a playoff for 5th, 6th and 8th.
iii. Match and Scoring Formats.
Regular scoring shall be used.
a. 12 Divisions
• Singles: best of 3 tiebreak sets with a 10-Point Match Tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd set
• Doubles: 8-game pro set
b. 18, 16, and 14 Divisions
• Main Draw Singles (including 3rd place playoff): best of 3 tiebreak sets
• Consolation Singles (including playoff matches for 5th, 6th, and 8th place): best of 3 tiebreak sets with a 10-Point Match Tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd set
• Doubles: 8-game pro set
Singles Selection Process.
Excellence Tournaments shall select players into the singles draw as follows:
(A) Ranking Lists:
Up to 20 players shall be selected from the most recently published Combined Sectional Final Ranking Lists of the division, in the order in which their names appear on the list.
Up to 12 players shall be selected based on each player’s most recent rating as follows: the players with the 12 highest ratings shall be selected, provided a player’s rating is higher than the lowest rated player selected under step #1 above. In the event two players have the same rating, a tie shall be broken based on the players’ rankings on the Combined Sectional Final Ranking Lists used under step #1.
(C) Vacancies and Alternates:
If vacancies remain, players shall be selected from the Combined Sectional Final Ranking Lists used to select players under step #1 in the order in which their names appear on the list. Alternates shall also be ordered in the same manner. Any late entry shall be placed on the bottom of the alternate list regardless or ranking or rating.
Concurrent Event Selection Order.
From time to time, Championship Age Division and Excellence Tournaments are held and concurrent entry is permitted (see Rule 6.B.i.). Selection shall first be done by USTA NorCal staff for the Excellence Tournament. A player entered in both tournaments that is not accepted into the Excellence shall be eligible for selection into the Championship Age Division Tournament. A player may be an alternate for both tournaments; however once a player accepts a position in a draw of one tournament that player may not subsequently withdraw from that tournament to play in the other. Doing so shall be considered a violation of the Concurrent Tournament Rule.
i. Draw Size and Format.
The doubles draw size shall be limited to 16 teams. A single elimination draw shall be played with a playoff for 3rd and 4th place.
ii. Selection Process.
Teams shall be selected as set forth in Rule 14. All teams not selected shall be placed on Alternate Lists that are ordered using the same methods of selecting players or teams into the tournament described in above. The Alternate Lists shall be used to replace withdrawing players and teams, except that a Late Entry may not be accepted into the draw if it invalidates the seeding.
iii. Player Selection Publication Requirement.
Unless 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.
iv. Doubles Partner Notification Deadline; Paring of Players Without Partners.
No later than the end of the day on Monday prior to the Saturday start date of the tournament, any doubles players that have not previously entered as a team shall advise the Tournament Committee of the partnership.
The entry fee for a 4-day Excellence Tournament with singles and doubles events shall be a base fee of $60 per players
 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 site - Mission San Jose Community Park will be used.
Players are responsible for transportation between sites.
 All withdrawals after entry closing date must be made in
writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
 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
8. Singles will be best of three tie break sets for 14's Boys and
Girls draw. 12's boys and girls draw will be 2 out of 3 sets with
10 point tiebreaker in leiu of thrid set. All double sill be 8 game
pro-set. All events are Singles Elimination with play off for 3
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, October 12, 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: 500008615 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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