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THE DRAWS ARE NOW POSTED
The draws are now posted. Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled match time at the site where your match is scheduled. This tournament is using two sites at Blackhawk Country Club listed below so please read the draw carefully and go to the correct site.
Tournament Site - Blackhawk Tennis Villas (BTV on draws)
9 TENNIS Club Dr., DANVILLE, CALIFORNIA 94506
Tournament Site - Blackhawk Sports Complex (BSC on draws)
948 Eagle Ridge Dr. Danville, CA, 94506
The match format will be 2 out of 3 sets with a match tie-break in lieu of the 3rd set.
IF YOU NEED TO WITHDRAW FROM THE TOURNAMENT BEFORE ENTRIES CLOSE, PLEASE WITHDRAW ONLINE. IF YOU NEED TO WITHDRAW AFTER ENTRIES CLOSE, PLEASE SEND THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR AN EMAIL AT WILSON@NORCAL.USTA.COM STATING YOUR NAME, THE DIVISION, AND THE REASON FOR YOUR WITHDRAWAL. IF YOU ARE WITHDRAWING THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR MATCH AFTER 8:00 PM OR ON THE DAY OF YOUR MATCH, PLEASE CALL (510) 263-0446 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE IN ADDITION TO SENDING THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR AN EMAIL.
THERE WILL BE NO RANKING POINTS FOR THIS TOURNAMENT, HOWEVER, IT WILL COUNT TOWARDS UNIVERSAL TENNIS RATING (UTR)
WELCOME TO THE USTA NORCAL GENERATION GAP TOURNAMENT
If you are an adult with an
NTRP 4.5/5.0/5.5+ or a junior or open player with equivalent UTR, then this
tournament is for you!
UTR 8.0-9.4 = 4.5 NTRP
UTR 9.5-10.9 = 5.0 NTRP
UTR 11 above = 5.5+ Opens
UTR 6.6-7.4 = 4.5 NTRP
UTR 7.5-8.9 = 5.0 NTRP
UTR 9 above = 5.5+ Opens
The Generation Gap tournament
provides a unique opportunity that is so rare in competitive tournament play —
juniors and adults uniting and playing WITH and AGAINST each other on a
Tournaments and league competition based on level, not on age, has been applied
successfully in many countries in Europe for decades. In the U.S., tennis
players miss out on the many opportunities and benefits of level-based
The age barrier keeps juniors and adults completely separate and shrinks the
potential pool of competition for juniors by 75%. Instead of having 40,000
players to play against in NorCal, juniors can only play against 10,000 of
GenGap is a great opportunity for NorCal players who are hungry for
strong competition, to compete against a variety of playing styles. It also
shows them firsthand that tennis is the sport of a lifetime.
When juniors and adults compete separately each develops their own
language/ranking and the two separate spheres can’t communicate. Using the
power of ratings creates a leveled playing field and is a language that can be
used by every tennis player regardless of age. The Universal Tennis Rating
(UTR) rating system includes every junior playing yellow ball tournaments and
adults playing MWOp, ITF, ATP and WTA.
This tournament will be limited to a maximum of 48 men and 24 women.
The draws will be limited as follows:
Men's Singles Divisions (4.5, 5.0, 5.5+) - 16 players per division
Women's Singles Divisions (4.5, 5.0, 5.5+) - 8 players per division
**Open players should enter in the 5.5 division**
The Tournament Committee reserves the right to accept more entries in an event if it believes, based on the total entries received for all events, it can reasonably accommodate the additional matches required by exceeding this limit. If more entries in an event cannot be accommodated, the selection of players will be made in accordance NTRP and UTR ratings.
PLAYERS WILL BE GROUPED INTO EVENTS BASED ON THEIR CURRENT NTRP OR UTR RATING
Players will be grouped into events based on their current NTRP OR UTR rating. Players who have a higher rating or ranking within their rating may be bumped up to the next group level. Players who have a lower rating or ranking with in their rating may be bumped down to the next group level.
The purpose of this tournament is to get players competitive matches with others who are around the same level.
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, January 31, 2016 11:59:00 PM Pacific Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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