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Welcome to Longwood Cricket Club
Welcome to the 85 + 90's National Tennis Tournament hosted at
Longwood Cricket Club. As one of the country's oldest and most
prestigious tennis clubs, Longwood Cricket Club celebrated its
135th year anniversary in 2012. The club boasts 24 grass courts and
19 clay courts, a pool and snack bar, as well as a beautiful porch
and clubhouse. We encourage you and your family to take full
advantage of our facilities. Lockers may be arranged at the front
desk. Located in Chestnut Hill, MA, a suburb twenty minutes west of
Boston, the club is convenient to the city and the airport.
Players please note the following:
• Singles players: Please be prepared to play on Sunday, August 28,
• Monday, August 29 at 6 p.m. -- Dinner Banquet - For the players,
this banquet is complimentary. Please RSVP at registration for the
• Registration is Sunday, August 28 from 10 a.m. - Noon
• Monday, August 29 at 9 a.m. registration for those who are only
A discount of 10% valid during the tournament will be offered to
all registered players and guests in the Longwood Pro Shop.
Match Format & Inclement Weather Information
All main draw matches will be the best of three sets. There will be
a feed-in back draw as well as additional opportunities for other
play. If matches are relocated to indoor facilities or clay courts,
pro-sets or third-set tiebreaks may be used at the tournament
The schedule of all matches will be posted at Longwood and players
must report at the time set. Match schedule is subject to change
due to weather. Those not present when matches are called may be
defaulted. In case of rain or cessation of play for any reason,
players shall not leave the grounds until they have contacted the
referee as to the resumption of play. In all such cases, matches
may be played which, in the opinion of the committee, will best
advance the whole of such competitions, irrespective of all
previous schedules. At the direction of the committee, matches may
be completed on surfaces other than grass. There will be playoffs
for 3rd and 4th place in the main draw. All matches in the main
draw and feed-in draw will count toward national ranking. Play will
move indoors as last resort to insure tournament completion. Please
call the front desk at 617-731-2900 for weather updates.
Practice courts will be available at no extra charge beginning
Saturday afternoon based upon availability.
This website will be updated for court conditions and pertinent
Dress Code & Pro Shop
All-white tennis attire is required. Minor trim or piping on a
collar or sleeve is acceptable. A small "pocket" logo on the upper
right or left front, or on the sleeve, is acceptable. Swatches of
color or large logos across the front or back of the shirt are not
acceptable. Warm ups may be non-white. Tennis shoes must be
predominantly white. Grass shoes are not permitted.
An EMT will be on site and available for the majority of tournament
Directions & Parking Information
Please visit our website for directions www.longwoodcricket.com.
Parking is provided in the parking lot adjacent to the courts.
(Enter via Dunster Street.)
Sheraton Needham (Located four miles west of Longwood)
100 Cabot Street, Needham, MA 02494 (781-444-1110)
• Discounted rate: $175 per night. Special rate valid until July
• Mention Longwood Cricket Club when making reservations by calling
toll free 800- 325-3535 or click on the link provided at the top of
• Parking is $12 per day, fitness center, and indoor pool.
Marriott Newton (Located at the intersection of I-90 and I-95, six
miles west of Longwood)
2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466 (617-969-1000)
• Features a fitness center and indoor pool.
Red Roof Inn, Framingham (located 14 miles West of the club)
650 Cochituate Rd. Framingham, MA 01701 (508-872-4499)
• This economy hotel features flat screen TVs and complimentary
• The hotel is in need of renovation so is a good fit for cost-
Restaurants and shopping near Longwood
Many restaurants and shops are located adjacent to Longwood on Rte.
9 (Boylston Street). These include Star Market, Starbucks, Shake
Shack, The Cottage, Pinkberry, and Lululemon. All are within a
half-mile of the club. Fine dining restaurants in the nearby
vicinity include Aquitaine, Del Frisco's, The Cottage, and
Player Selection Type
Only Men's 85 is ITF Sanction- Grade 2
For Adult & Senior National Rankings:
This tournament will calculate as a Category I (10x).
Champions will receive 1000 points.
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Sunday, August 21, 2016 11:59:00 PM Eastern 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: 450023916 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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