SPRING FORWARD TIME CHANGE
Just a reminder to RESET YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD SUNDAY MORNING.
No matches will be reinstated caused by lateness.
SCHEDULING CHANGES for March 7th and 8th
Attention all main draw singles and doubles and all consolation singles players! We will be redoing the schedule this Tuesday at 7p. Please check on Wednesday am for your possible new start time. We may be switching many matches to Sunday the 8th. We were lucky to avoid most of the rain this weekend and completed a great deal of the tournament! Again, thanks for your participation. We will not be notifying individuals on schedule changes. Again please check the draws on Wednesday the 4th for your new start time. Also check again on Friday the 6th and 7th because players may withdraw from the tournament. You do not want to travel to the club on the wrong day and or time. thanks again for your participation! We try to schedule the tournament as fair as possible for all players!
Rain delay info and hotline!
Currently there is no delay. We will update this message 2hrs before the start of all matches on a given tournament day if it is raining. If it is raining after 8p on the night before the tournament, we may start a delay then. Please check this section of the notes to stay up to date on a possible delay. We will not cancel a day before noon due to the rules. We have lights, so plan on playing under them if we experience delays due to rain. The format may change if we experience a delay. The rain hotline is 925 9372582. Please only call this # in case of an emergency or if you are en route to the club and it begins to rain. If you are driving from more than 2 hrs out then you may call the director directly. Unfortunately, usually we will not be able to start a delay more than 2 hrs before the first match times.
Attention all players that did not get selected due to lack of earned advancement points!
Hi all players and parents, we did not limit the draws in this tournament and have carefully made plans so for all of the LTC challengers and opens we will not ever have to limit our draws. We were given a list of players that did not qualify for the tournament
due to lack of earned advancement points. We realize that everyone may
not completely understand the earned advancement system. you basically
need 10 points to move on to the next level. You receive 2 points for
participating in an orange or green dot event and 4 points if you win
the event. You may also pick up points playing jr team tennis. Next weekend we have an orange and green dot tournament that players may sign up for online. The deadline is still open.. Please contact Sofia Dunlevey at the norcal usta office at 510 7487373 to ask for a further explanation of the pathway. I have received many emails from you expressing your concern about why you were not selected for the tournament. We have plenty of courts and would never have turned away any players unless we were forced to due to the rules! Again, I apologize for the inconvenience and you may sign up online for the Orange and green dot event that we will host on March 7th! Below is further info on the pathway.
Tournament Note - Information
All player’s must be Junior
Development Pathway eligible to compete in Yellow ball events. In order
to be pathway eligible, a player must be listed as “Yellow” on their
Junior Profile. Per the Junior Tournament Rules, the
pathway is mandatory for players aged 12 and under as of January 1st,
2014. Therefore, players who are not Yellow on their profile, will not
be selected for this tournament. More information on the pathway and
the requirements of each level
can be found at
Please direct all questions regarding your
child’s Junior Profile and Pathway points to Sofia Donlevy – USTA NorCal
Red, Orange, Green, Yellow (ROGY) Development Coordinator. She can be
firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-748-7327.
Junior Tournament Rule regarding Pathway Requirements
10. Pathway Requirements for Competing in
Tournaments. USTA NorCal has established a pathway for players aged 12
and under to enter into the competitive tournament structure. The
purpose of the pathway is to ensure that juniors are playing
at their appropriate age and skill level. The pathway is mandatory as
of January 1, 2014. Before January 1, 2014, players may choose the level
of tournament to enter, but USTA NorCal recommends players follow the
pathway. Information on the pathway and the
requirements of each level can be found at
Draws will be posted no later than wed before 8am. Please only ck the internet for your start time. Phone requests for start times will not be accepted. Seeding will be done using norcal/usta standard seeding rules. Make sure to check your start time every day before and after the tournament. Rain and other factors may change the schedule. You are responsible for finding your start time and any changes to it.
Good Luck and
Refuse to Lose!
The tournament format for open players is single elimination in singles and doubles. The tournament format for challenger players is fmlc for singles and single elimination for doubles. All challenger singles players will be scheduled for 2 singles matches at least if the numbers work out. The Match format for open singles is best of three sets with a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set and an 8 game pro set for open doubles. The challenger level is 8 game pro set for singles main draw and an 8 game pro set for doubles. Consolation singles will be a 8 game set for singles. Regular scoring will be used for all divisions. The usta has eliminated all novice tournaments. All novice players are encouraged to sign up for challenger level play.
Please sign up for doubles with a partner before the deadline. You must have your partners usta # to sign up. This # can be found on the norcalusta website. Your partner must also sign up with you or you will not be put into the draw! The tournament will not move you up a division or age category in doubles if there are not enough entrants.
if this is a 2 weekend event then most matches will be played over the first weekend unless we have large draws or incliment weather. If it is a one weekend event then all matches will be completed over one weekend. You may play anytime from 8am to 10p for start times. Usually we start matches at about 1130a and finish by 6p.
Draws are subject to change!
All draws are subject to change if the tournament makes an error. Please check the draws an the day before the tournament starts to see if your time has changed! Please recheck draws for changes in times and/or withdrawals. Also, please recheck your start times every night during the tournament. All changes made within 48 hrs of tournament start will be phoned to the affected parties. .
We will accept as many players as possible to fill our courts following norcalusta scheduling guidelines. Open level players are limited to 32 singles and 16 doubles Challenger level players are limited to 16 singles and 8 doubles. We will not add any players to the challenger limits. We will accept as many open level players as we can possible handle given our court constraints. If you want to have the best shot of being selected for the tournament then please sign up for the open division. The selection process top down for open players and bottom up for challenger players.
Contacting the director, entry fee, check in and
If you need to pay your entry fee to the tournament, please bring a check payable to the HGA for the entry fee or cash. Make sure to have exact change if you bring cash. Please pay the fee to the tournament desk before your first match. No player will be allowed to play until the entry fee is paid. If you need to withdraw from the tournament please email the director at email@example.com. Please list the players name, age, division and reason for the withdraw. Make sure to state exactly what matches you are withdrawing from in your email. If you do not notify us immediately that you will participate in the consolation, playoff or other match in your email then we will withdraw you from all other play as well. An excused withdraw is due to emergency, illness or injury. All withdraws are subject to 2 penalty points assesed by the usta after the tournament. You need 10 penalty points in a year to be suspended from playing tournaments. The director will contact you to confirm the withdraw. If you need to withdraw before the deadline then use your confirmation # and/or credit card to withdraw online before the deadline. Your credit card will be fully refunded. unfortunately no refunds will be issued if you withdraw after the deadline. All players should check in at least 15 minutes before your scheduled match time. Make sure you check in directly to the site that you are assigned. Lateness penalties will be strictly enforced if you check in to the wrong site. Also, lateness penalties will be strictly enforced if you run into traffic. Please plan ahead so that you may arrive safely and early. If your opponnent has checked in and we have a court, we may be able to put your match on early. Sometimes we use alternate sites during our tournaments. LTC is the Lafayette Tennis Club. CVH is Clayton Valley High School. DVC is Diablo Valley College. Your site will be listed on the draw by your start time. The notes below will have detailed directions to each site! All sites will be accepting entry fee checks!
Refuse to Lose!!
Directions to Lafayette Tennis Club, LTC
For directions to the Lafayette Tennis Club (3125 Camino Diablo, Lafayette, CA 94549, (925) 937-2582), please use the following link to Yahoo maps --> Off of the 24 take the Pleaseant Hill Rd exit North, rt on Stanley then Right on Camino Diablo. You will see our exit sign first. Keep going and you will hit our entrance sign, then turn right down a steep drive. We are located in a hidden glen. Make sure to allow ample time for traffic. We are located close to the freeway so it is an easy drive for most players.
During the tournament no practice courts will be open at the Lafayette Tennis Club. Acalanes High School is a stones throw away from the club and is open to the public. The address is 1200 Pleasant Hill Rd. Take the Pleasant Hill rd exit North and continue on Pleasant Hill until you see the courts on your right hand side. The Lafayette Tennis Club is a 2 minute car ride away
Main tournament hotel
Diablo Mountain in is a stones throw away from the club. Mention the Lafayette Tennis Club and you will receive a special rate. A Queen is $72. 2 Queens Deluxe is $95.
LTC is home to the world famous Hunter Gallaway's Tennis Academy!
For more information about the club and Hunter Gallaway's high level Excellence I Junior Academy please check out our website on the link provided. We have great lower level year round program as well.
Proper tennis attire is required on the courts at all times. Collared shirts are not required. All running shoes including non marking running shoes ar prohibited. Black soled shoes except for barricades and other tennis shoes are prohibited as well. You will be defaulted if you cannot find a replacement pair of shoes within 15 minutes after your match time. This rule will be strictly enforced, no exceptions. Shorts, skirts or sweats with pockets or some system to hold an extra ball is required. No cuttoff jeans are allowed on the courts. If you look good on the court you will play better!!!
Without your support we will not be able to continue hosting tournaments. We strive for Excellence! Our goal is to run a fair well organized event. We hope that you are able to check the yes box on all of the questions! If you liked the tournament please check Excellent. If you mark down "average", this is bad. Thanks again for your participation! We appreciate your support!
Refuse to Lose!!
Tournament Ball is Wilson US Open!
Attention all players and alternates
Thank You for applying for the tournament! This is a limied draw/tournament director selection tournament. The selection process is determined by the usta. If you were not accepted then you were automatically put on an alternate list and we will notify you if a spot opens up. Please email us if you do not want to be put on the alternate list. You also will not be charged for your entry fee. This is a new tournament that was sanctioned this year. The problem with the usta sanctioning a new tournament and not a longstanding one is that we cannot prepare for the amount of players ahead of time. We hate turning any players away and would like to give the most amount of players an opportunity to play. Please check your start time on friday just in case your opponent has withdrawn and your schedule changes!
Selection process, Eligibility, Seeding
This tournament is a Tournament Director selection process. That means that you are not in the tournament until we accept you. Most likely we will accept all players unless we have extreme large draws. We will follow the usta rules on the selection process if we do not accept all players. It is a top down selection process for open players and bottom up for challenger players. Eligibility to this tournament is open to all usta members that fall in the correct age brackets. If your birthday is during the same month of the tournament then you must play in the next higher age group. The seeding method that is used is whatever the current norcalusta list is on the day that we do the draws.
Come play a tournament at the lovely Lafayette Tennis Club. We
have newly resurfaced US Open Blue courts and operate as a private
club! We recently renovated the clubhouse and locker rooms!
Attention all players, most of the tournament will be completed
over the first weekend. unless we have large draws or inclimate
weather. LTC is the Lafaayette Tennis Club. . Please check in at
least 15 minutes before your match time at the tournament desk.
Lateness penalties will be strictly enforced. Allow extra time due
to traffic. Snacks will be provided daily but lunch may not be
purchased at the club. Casa Gourmet Burrito and Subway is a stones
throw away in Lafayette. Downtown Walnut Creek is also an option
for food but the parking can be tough sometimes. Please check the
draw on Friday before the tournament and then daily once the
tournament starts. You are responsible for checking for your start
time. If you need to withdraw from the tournament please email the
TD Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org and call at 925 368-8882. Entry
fee refunds will not be given after the deadline. You may withdraw
yourself from the tournament at anytime before the deadline using
your confirmation #. Many matches may be viewed from the parking
lot. Please bring a couple of folding chairs as the club does not
have enough chairs to go around. Good Luck! Refuse to Lose!!! Come
play a tournament at the Lafayette Tennis Club. We are a private
facility nestled in a hidden glen in lovely Lafayette CA.
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 Sunday, February 22, 2015 11:59:00 PM Pacific Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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