THE DRAWS HAVE NOW BEEN POSTED
The draws have now been posted. All first matches will start 12:00pm. Please plan on arriving at the Blackhawk Tennis Villas 15 minutes early to find parking and get ready to play.
TOURNAMENT SITE - BLACKHAWK Tennis Villas
9 TENNIS CLUB DRIVE, DANVILLE, CALIFORNIA 94506
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
REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS - PLEASE READ
Tournament offers 3 events:
is only 1 event per color ball/court size.
For example dads and sons could be playing against mothers and daughters
or mother and sons etc.
mother-daughter and father-son events are listed because the parent-child event
in Tennislink is considered as a mixed doubles event. If you are a father-son team or a mother-
daughter team, please sign up for father-son or mother-daughter under the color
ball event that you are entering in.
Once entries close we will combine all accepted entries under the same
color ball in one event.
Parents may play in two events if one of the events is a red ball event. Juniors are limited to 1 event.
WELCOME TO THE USTA NORCAL ROG FAMILY TOURNAMENT!
ALL JUNIORS PLAYING IN THIS TOURNAMENT WILL RECEIVE A FREE RACQUET!
Come join us for a day of family
fun! This tournament will be for
children 12 and under and their parents.
This event will use the smaller courts and the low compression balls.
For this tournament:
For the Red Ball event, juniors must
be ages 10 and under at the time of the event.
For the Green and Orange Ball
events, juniors must be ages 12 and under at the time of the event.
All players (including parents) must use the appropriate size racket in accordance with the event they are entering in.
Please read the information below
regarding the ball type and court size formats and select the event that best
suits your player.
The 36 Red format is played on a
36-by-18 foot court, with a red foam or red felt ball and 19- to 23-inch
racket. Players in this format are being introduced to the proper grip,
preparation and swing path for each stroke as well as learning the basic
footwork patterns and stances. Tactically, red players are acquiring the skills
of consistency, placement, and basic spin as they learn to control the ball and
rally. To begin points, red players are developing a consistent toss and
rhythmic service motion to minimize double faults and learning to apply the
proper ground-stroke technique.
60 Orange format is played on a 60-by-21-foot court, with an orange ball and a
23- to 25-inch racket. Players In this format are developing more advanced
stroke technique, greater court coverage and improved recognition skills.
Orange players need to develop greater racket-head speed to control the ball
with improved pace, spin, height and depth. Tactically, orange players are
developing high percentage patterns with the forehand as a weapon from the
baseline and improving net transition skills on a larger court. Orange players
are progressing in their ability to hold serve with greater spin, power and
control and are learning to read the serve and adjust the size of their
backswing on the return accordingly.
78 Green format is played on a full-size 78-foot court, with a green ball and a
25-27-inch racket. Players in this format should display refined stroke
technique, movement skills and recognition to properly cover the full-sized
court. Green players have the correct grips, preparation and swing paths for
all strokes and a higher level of spin, pace and control than orange players.
From the backcourt, green players have developed the forehand as weapon, a
reliable backhand and sound decision making. Tactically, green players have improved
their ability to defend and also to attack the net with proper positioning and
dependable execution of volleys and overheads. On the serve, green players are
continuing to develop the serve as a weapon with refined spin, placement and
consistency. When returning, green players have the ability to use the block
return on more powerful first serves and have developed an aggressive
JUNIOR AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR EVENTS
For the Red Ball event, juniors must be ages 10 and under at the time of the event.
For the Green and Orange Ball events, juniors must be ages 12 and under at the time of the event.
ALL PLAYERS (INCLUDING PARENTS) MUST USE THE APPROPRIATE SIZE RACKET IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVENT THEY ARE ENTERING IN
Junior participants will receive a free racquet at the tournament. There will be some racquets for adults to use at the tournament if they do not have the correct size racquet.
Underhand Serve Allowed in Red Ball
An underhand serve is allowed in Red Ball (i.e. Players can drop-hit the ball to serve it). However, it must go into the correct service box on the other side of the net.
The draws will be limited to 16 doubles teams per event
Please complete a tournament evaluation and let us know how we did and what you thought of the Family ROG Tournament and the draw and match formats we used.
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.
In the future, you can jump straight to this tournament by entering the tournament identification number: 500022416 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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