WEATHER UPDATE as of 7:30am pm am Sunday October 25th
It is currently raining at both the Racquet Club and MUS. The current match times and sites on the draws are posted. There have been no match time schedule changes. Just a reminder that both tournament desks are located inside. The tournament staff wants to thank everyone for their forbearance.
TOURNAMENT UPDATE as of 6:57pm
Sunday's match times are posted on the draws. With the weather forecast calling for rain the tournament desk at MUS and the Racquet Club will be in the same location as Saturday. Match scoring will be the same Sunday as Saturday. Please note that the tournament staff is trying to play as many matches as possible so as not to have too much play Monday, but due to the sizes of the draws and the weather there will be several age groups that will have matches continue play until Monday. Thank you again for your support and understanding.
TOURNAMENT UPDATE as of 4:36pm Saturday Oct. 24th
The tournament staff appreciates everyone's patience during today's weather. The staff is currently working on match times for tomorrow's play and will try to publish them by 7pm tonight. If you do not have a match time showing then you do not have another match today. The forecast for tomorrow calls for rain all day so we ask for everyone's patience tomorrow.
Doubles Draws and Times for Saturday Oct. 24th are up
Please check the doubles draw for you match time. Posted match times are correct.
TOURNAMENT SCORING HAS CHANGED
Due to the weather and the move to the inside courts the scoring has changed. All matches will be using NO-AD scoring.
TOURNAMENT INFORMATION involving the WEATHER
There is a strong prediction for rain both Saturday and Sunday.
The current match times are scheduled as if there is no rain. Therefore;
in the case of rain parents and players must keep CHECKING THIS WEBSITE for
information regarding match time changes, tournament updates, site
locations changes, etc. Please note that the tournament will
run as currently scheduled, but once it starts to rain then match times are
subject to change. It is the player's responsibility to note
any match time or site changes. The tournament staff will work hard
to try to keep everyone updated as soon as possible, however with the weather
being so unpredictable and the tournament having limited indoor courts, there
will be match time changes if it rains. Those of you traveling in
from out of town and have potentially long drive times to the sites
need to be aware of these potential time changes and
make travel arrangements accordingly. The tournament staff thanks
everyone for their patience and understanding.
INDOOR COURT USAGE
Please note that in an effort to complete the tournament as early as possible. The tournament may use additional indoor hard courts at either MUS or Racquet Club. (This means that any match from any age group, at any time, in any round of play during the course of the day could be moved inside whether there is rain or not). The indoor courts are also hard courts and have the same exact surface as the outdoor courts (in fact the outdoor hard courts and indoor hard courts at the RC were all resurfaced this year). The tournament's objective is to get as many matches played as possible Saturday and Sunday to avoid matches being played on Monday. The weather forecast is not very good either so the tournament will try to be as aggressive as possible to get matches completed and on schedule.
Notes and Contact Info
Welcome to the October Cup Championships in Memphis, TN. You can find all the information you need for a positive tournament experience on this site.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at email@example.com THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO REACH US!!! Please do not call and call and call, as often there are 30 other parents doing the same thing. Please read through the information below, and if your question is still not answered, then drop us an email. This is the QUICKEST way to get a response.
Due to Alternate notification, time changes, and draw changes, it is imperative for you to add contact information (email and phone) during the online registration process when asked. So a player does not lose out, please help us by offering this contact information. If you did not add your contact information during registration, you can email this information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are THREE OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT HOTELS offering a special rate for tournament participants and their families. We strongly encourage participants and guests to stay at one of the three hotels. They have set aside rooms specifically for this event. Each hotel is conveniently located to the tournament sites.
5069 Sanderlin Avenue
Memphis, TN 38117
*$104 per night tournament rate
Please do not book rooms until Saturday October 5th.
6015 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN 38119 901-761-0330
* $114 per night tournament rate
6141 Old Poplar Pike
Memphis, TN 38119
* $114 per night tournament rate
Doubles is allowed in this event.
TO PLAY DOUBLES, PLAYERS MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE DOUBLES EVENT WITH OR WITHOUT A PARTNER and then those players that didn't initially note a partner must email the tennis office by Tuesday, October 20th by midnight with the name of your partner. If you do not register for doubles by the tournament deadline (Sunday, Oct. 18th 11:59pm) or you registered for doubles but did not inform the tournament office of your partner by Tuesday, October 20th at midnight, you WILL NOT be put in the doubles draw. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TOURNAMENT WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY PARTNER PLAYERS UP. If you do not find a partner then you will not be playing doubles.
Southern USTA Waiver
The following will be scoring for the Tennessee State Open.
Singles: Boys' and Girls' 12's, 14's, 16's, and 18's
Matches for both consolation and main draw will be best two out of three tie-break sets with a 10-point tie-break in lieu of third set. Ad Scoring used.
Singles: Boys' and Girls' 10's
Matches for both consolation and main draw will be best two out of three sets; with each set being first to four games and a 7 pt. tie-break at 4-4, the third set will be a 7 pt tie-break. No-AD scoring will be used here.
Doubles: Boys' and Girls' 12's,14's,16's, and 18's
There will be no consolation for doubles. Doubles will be a single 8 game pro-set, with a 7 pt tie-break at 8-8. Ad scoring used.
Doubles: Boys' and Girls' 10's
There will be no consolation for doubles. Doubles will be a single 6 game set, with a 7 pt tie-break at 6-6. No-Ad scoring will be used.
If you need to withdraw before entries close, you must do so online. Click on edit registration, then withdraw. You will get a confirmation number- KEEP THIS NUMBER! Without the confirmation number you will not have proof that you withdrew.
All withdrawals after entries close must also be sent in writing by email to email@example.com. Players withdrawing after the online registration deadline of the tournament will not be refunded the entry fee. PLEASE, contact us immediately if you realize that you cannot come. An official withdrawal MUST BE SENT VIA EMAIL to firstname.lastname@example.org. Players must withdraw 5 days before the start of the event to avoid any suspension points for a late withdraw.
You will receive a penalty unless you have a documented medical excuse faxed/emailed to us at the time of withdrawal. You will not receive a refund no matter the excuse once the tournament deadline has closed.
If you must withdraw during the Tournament, you must get approval from the Head Referee at The Racquet Club. Do not tell anyone at the desk and think you have properly defaulted. Unless you speak to the Head Referee in person or you have sent a person email to the Tournament Director, it is counted as a "No Show." No telephone withdrawals are accepted. You must see the Head Referee in person or it will be counted as a "No Show" which carries 5 suspension points.
MATCH SITE LABELS
MUS - Memphis University School - Desk located, second story pavilion, overlooking hard courts
RC - Racquet Club Outdoor Hard Court - Desk located, second story pavilion, overlooking hard courts
IRC - Indoor Racquet Club - Desk located, indoor, stadium lobby
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, October 18, 2015 11:59:00 PM Central 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: 700009715 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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