THERE WILL BE NO RANKING POINTS FOR THE ORANGE AND GREEN BALL DIVISIONS
REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORANGE AND GREEN BALL DIVISIONS - PLEASE READ
For the Orange and Green Ball Divisions, there will only be one Parent-child event for each division.
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.
REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE YELLOW BALL DIVISION - PLEASE READ
THE YELLOW BALL DIVISION WILL OFFER THE FOLLOWING EVENTS:
Please enter in the event you would like to play.
Welcome to the Diamond Hills One Day Orange, Green and Yellow Ball Family Tournament!
Come join us for a day of family
fun! This tournament will be for
children of all ages and their parents.
This event will use the smaller courts and the low compression balls for the or
For this tournament:
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.
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
Tournament Site - Diamond Hills Sports Club
Address: 1510 Neroly Road, Oakley, CA 94561 *
WHEN USING A GPS, PLEASE LOOK FOR THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN EMPIRE AVE AND NEROLY ROAD.
For directions, please use this link to the Google Maps -->
JUNIOR AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR EVENTS
For the Green and Orange Ball events, juniors must be ages 12 and under at the time of the event.
For the Yellow Ball events, players can be of any age
Orange Ball - One short set (first to 4 with a tie-break at 4-4)
Green Ball - One 6 game pro-set with a tie-break at 6-6
Yellow Ball - If a draw offers 1or 2 matches the match format will be 2 out of 3 sets with a match tie-break for the 3rd set. If a draw offers 3 matches an 8 game pro-set will be played. If a draw offers 4 or more matches a 6 game pro-set will be played.
ALL PLAYERS (INCLUDING PARENTS) MUST USE THE APPROPRIATE SIZE RACKET IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVENT THEY ARE ENTERING IN
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 or the Grand Prix Points Race and the concurrent tournaments will not count toward the minimum tournament requirement to qualify for Grand Prix.
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 12, 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: 500055616 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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