Operation Pride/Berkeley NJTL and the
City of Berkeley Parks & Recreation
Welcome you to the Berkeley Challenger
This tournament supports the Berkeley NJTL Summer Programs weekly sessions : June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 5-8, July 11-15, July 18-22, and July 25-30. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second week June 18-19, 2016
The second week will only be scheduled if there are too many matches for the June 11-12, 2016 weekend. This will be determined after registration closes.
Tournament Site: SAN PABLO PARK TENNIS COURTS, BERKELEY, CA 94702
ADDRESS: 2800 Mabel Street, Berkeley, CA,
94702--Contact: Tournament Director--(510) 459-6015 or Referee--(510) 384-7255
The Tournament Desk will be at the San Pablo Park Tennis Courts.
DIRECTIONS: from 580 take Ashby exit. Go up Ashby, cross San Pablo Ave, make
a left at the light on Mabel Street, tennis courts are right in front of
For directions please use the link to Google Maps more info
City of Berkeley Release of Liability Form
The City of Berkeley wants all parents to sign
the City's Release of Liability form for each junior registered at the
tournament. The release forms will be at the Tournament Desk.
Contact BOTH the Tournament Director (TD) and the Referee: Registration Issues,Withdraws, etc
(1) Until the closing of the registration, you
can withdraw yourself online with your confirmation number.
(2) After closing of registration, and until the posting of the draws, please
submit any withdrawal in writing first by emailing BOTH the TD and the Referee
(3) CALL the TD and Referee (phone number above).
(3) After the posting of the draws, please FIRST CALL the TD and then email
BOTH the TD and the Referee.
Contact Tournament Director and Referee for any Issues or Concerns
For any questions about the tournament, please
contact the Tournament Director and/or Referee by email.
The DRAWS will not be posted until Wednesday
after the close of registration.
Singles and Doubles Match Formats
(1) All singles Main Event: Format will be Best
of 3 TB Sets (with a 7-point set tiebreak) and a match tiebreak (10 points) in
lieu of a 3rd set.
(2) All Doubles Events: Format will be an 8-games Pro Set (play a 7-points
tie-breaker at 8-8).
(3) In each event, a mandatory playoff match will determine the 3rd and 4th
(4)There will be a First Match Loser Consolation round. Format will be an
8-games Pro Set (play a 7-points tiebreak at 8-8)
(5) All events: Regular scoring will be used.
(6) Be on time for your matches: Check-in at the tournament desk 15 minutes
BEFORE your scheduled match times and be ready to play. Penalties for lateness
will be enforced. You must remain within earshot of the tournament desk since
failure to respond to the official announcement of your match could result in a
(7) The lateness penalty clock starts at the scheduled match time regardless of
(8) The Point Penalty system will be in effect.
Event Draws Information
(1) Please make sure you complete the following
fields when registering so we may contact you--cell and personal phone numbers,
email address--for registration issues, schedule changes, withdrawals, weather
(2) Please register at the same event level for singles and doubles, e.g., G14
singles and G14 doubles
(3) Doubles Registration: No later than the end of the Monday prior to the
Saturday start of the tournament.
(4) Any doubles players that have not previously entered as a team should
email the Tournament Director and Referee to help find a partner and give
permission to give the partnership email address.
(5) You MUST identify your doubles partner (be sure that this person has
entered the tournament) by using this person's USTA #.
(6) All players without a partner will be paired up. AND, it is your
responsibility to check the draw list to see the doubles registrants.
Players Aged 12 years and Younger. To enter and
play in a Challenger Tournament, player must first fulfill the pathway
Pathway Requirement for Competing in Tournaments
USTA 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 2014.
Concurrent Tournament Rule
A player shall not be entered at the time
entries close in two or more USTA sanctioned tournaments scheduled to take
place at the same time, in whole or in part, unless each Tournament Committee
involved understands the situation, concurs in writing, and each agrees to
accommodate the player’s schedule. The final decision rests with each
tournament committee. If one tournament agrees to accept concurrent entries and
accommodate the player's schedule but the concurrent tournament does not, the
player may not enter both. If entries for the overlapping tournaments close on
different dates, approval must be received from all Tournament Committees no
later than the entry closing date that occurs last. Players who enter a
tournament and play it to completion, may then enter another tournament with
overlapping dates without permission. If a player violates this concurrent
tournament rule, ranking points earned in any concurrent tournament played will
not count toward ranking.
Warm-up Tennis Courts
Grove Park Tennis Courts: 1730,Oregon St,
Berkeley 94702 - 3 courts
Willard Tennis Courts: 2730 Hillegass Ave, Berkeley 94702 - 2 courts
Limits in Draw Sizes
The tournament reserves the right to limit the
size of each of the draws and events.
Winners will receive trophies for 1st and 2nd
places and medals for 3rd and 4th places.
Water and healthy snacks will be provided.
Off-street parking is available next to the
Hotel - The Claremont Hotel Spa and Club
Address: 41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA, -
510-843-3000. The hotel is about 4.7 miles from the tournament.
Hotel - The Doubletree Hotel
Address: 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, CA, -
510-548-7920. This hotel is about 4 miles from the tournament.
KC Barbeque: 2316 San Pablo Ave - 510-548-1140
*Berkeley Bowl: 920 Heinz Ave - 510-898-9555
*Cheese Board Pizza - 1512 Shattuck Ave - 510-549-3055
Please Provide Your Feedback on the Tournament
Please tell us about what we did right and what
we can improve for providing you with the best tournament environment that we
can in giving your feedback.
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, June 5, 2016 11:59:00 PM Pacific Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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