TO PARTICIPANTS OF THE 2016 USTA NATIONAL SELECTION TOURNAMENT
Thank you all for entering the USTA National Selection Tournament of Portola Valley. Welcome to Alpine Hills Tennis and Swimming Club.
The link to the home page can be found at http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=171244#&&s=0
Please note that after 5/16 only the Top 20 Alternates will be listed on the alternate list.
Alpine Hills Tennis and Swim Club – 12 courts (8 courts used for play, 1 practice court). The address is 4139 Alpine Road, Portola Valley, CA. 94028.
Unless inclement weather affects the tournament schedule, the following rounds are scheduled for each day:
Saturday, May 28: Main Draw Doubles Round of 16 and Quarterfinals. Main Draw Singles Round of 32 and Round of 16; FIC Round 1;
Sunday, May 29: Main Draw Singles Quarterfinals and Semifinals; 5th/6th Singles Playoff Round 1; FIC Round 2 and FIC Quarterfinals; Main Draw Doubles Semifinals.
Monday, May 30: Main Draw Singles Finals and 3rd/4th Playoff; 5th/6th Singles Playoff Finals; FIC Semifinals and Finals; Main Draw Doubles Finals and 3rd/4th Playoff.
*Should there be delays, updated information will be posted to the tournament home page. The schedule may be subject to change.
To save many the trouble of arriving early, there is no check-in for players on Friday, May 27.
All matches are being played on site at Alpine Hills. There will be one tournament desk on site by the courts. We ask that you check in for each match no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of your match. When you check in, please be properly clothed, equipped, and ready to play. Water is provided on court but if you are using your own water please fill water jugs and use the restroom prior to checking in. Penalties for lateness will be enforced, so please give yourself ample time to arrive in time for your match.
DOUBLES ENTRIES AND DRAW POSTING
Sign up for the doubles draw will close at 12:00AM Tuesday, May 24th. (That is Monday night!!!) The doubles draw will be posted on Thursday, May 26th. To avoid any confusion both members of each team must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com and give us the name of their partner.
• The Singles Draw will be limited to 32 players. All singles draw will have a Feed-In Championship (FIC) that feeds players in through the Round of 16. The FIC will be played through the finals. The semifinal losers will play for 3rd/4th; the quarterfinal losers will play for 5th/6th in a separate draw. Participation is mandatory for all players in all draws.
• The Doubles Draw will be limited to 16 teams. The doubles draws will be a Single Elimination.
Match and scoring formats are as follows:
Main Draw Singles (including playoffs): Best of 3 Tiebreak Sets.
Feed-In Championships (FIC) Matches: Best of 3 Tiebreak Sets with a 10-Point Match Tiebreak in Lieu of a 3rd Set.
• Doubles: 8 Game Pro Set with a 7-Point Match Tiebreak at 8 games all (*Note: 7-Point Match Tiebreak).
CHANGES TO THE DRAW/TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:
Should circumstances arise that require us to change the draw we will notify all players involved by email. Please make sure that your USTA profile has an up to date email contact. This will facilitate any communication between the tournament and players. Any necessary change to a particular match time will be communicated by telephone message and email unless it is due to inclement weather. In case of inclement weather updates will be posted to the TennisLink tournament home page.
TOURNAMENT DESK PHONE NUMBER – (650) 851- 1591, x110:
Contact this number with any questions you have about the tournament.
If you have questions about directions to the site, please call the front desk at Alpine Hills, (650) 851-1591.
ALPINE HILLS TENNIS AND SWIMMING CLUB
4139 Alpine Road
Portola Valley, CA 94028
(650) 851-1591, x 110
It is located approximately 2.5 miles west of I-280 using the Alpine Road exit.
HOTELS AND ACCOMMODATIONS
Alpine Hills is located in Portola Valley. There are not many hotels in the town of Portola Valley itself. The best area to look for hotels is in Palo Alto, around Stanford University, or in Menlo Park. Both Palo Alto and Menlo Park offer an abundance of lodging choices, ranging from B&Bs and motels to luxury hotels. Below are some resources that may help with your search for lodging. In most cases Alpine Hills is no more than 20 minutes from both areas.
Local Lodging List
Stanford's Lodging Guide is based on proximity to campus and includes website links, rates, and contact information.
Destination Palo Alto
Other helpful lodging information is available at Destination Palo Alto.
Three major airports serve the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco International (SFO), San Jose Norman Mineta International (SJC), and Oakland International (OAK). We suggest comparing fares to all three airports, as there can be significant differences, even for the same airline.??Alpine Hills is roughly equidistant from the San Francisco and San Jose airports. The most convenient in terms of travel is San Francisco. Both airports are about 30 minutes away. Although San Francisco is the largest of the three area airports and offers the most airlines and flights, some visitors find that San Jose's smaller size makes it a somewhat more convenient alternative, especially for domestic flights. The Oakland airport is 45 minutes to an hour away but sometimes has cheaper flights than the airports in San Francisco and San Jose.
San Francisco International Airport: www.flysfo.com
San Jose International Airport: www.flysanjose.com
Oakland International Airport: www.flyoakland.com
WATER & ICE:
Water is provided on court but please note that ice is limited ice and will be available primarily for injuries.
A wheelchair entry ramp is located at the front of the club house and the courts are wheelchair accessible by the front parking lot.
THE CLUBHOUSE/RESTAURANT/POOL/LOCAL FOOD AND PARKING:
Please note that there are bathrooms in the clubhouse by the front desk as well as locker rooms in the pool area. Other than use of the locker rooms players (and guests) are not permitted to use the pool or the Fitness Center. There is an activities room that is available for stretching and other physical exercises. This room can be used if it is not occupied by a class. Check with the tournament desk regarding use of the Activities room.
Alpine has a great restaurant on site. It is open from 8AM - 730PM. Credit Card is accepted. Please note that the Bar area is 18+ and that minors are not permitted to eat or linger in the Bar.
There is also a shopping center a mile south by the Alpine/ I-280 exit. A Bianchi’s grocery store and other restaurants are there.
Tournament parking is available off of Los Trancos Road. After passing the club (approaching from I-280 on Alpine Road) take your first left onto to Los Trancos Road. Within 50 yards you will see tennis courts on your left. Make a left into the driveway and please park in the Lower Lot.
There will be warm up courts available on site. FRIDAY 5/27/16: 1PM – 8PM. SATURDAY 5/28/16: 7AM -- 8AM (Cts 5-8), SUNDAY 5/29/16 : 7AM -- 8AM (Cts 5-8), MONDAY 5/30/16: 7AM - 8AM (Cts 5-8). Once matches begin CT 9 will be open for warm up. During the tournament please sign up at the tournament desk and share the court with other players. Priority will be given to players (as opposed to coaches and parents).
WIRELESS ACCESS @ ALPINE HILLS:
To connect simply select alpine1 network, open a browser on your laptop or mobile device and click “Connect.”
THE WOODSIDE TENNIS SHOP, 3048 Woodside Rd, Woodside, CA 94062
Stringing is also available on site on Sunday and Monday.
Finally, players should know that matches may go on until later in the afternoon on Memorial Day, Monday the 30th. Please make your travel plans accordingly.
We are looking forward to a great tournament and we hope to see you guys on the courts!!!