THE DRAWS ARE NOW POSTED
The draws are now posted. Matches will start at 12:00 noon. Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early.
Green Ball Match Format - The match format for the green ball parent child event will be one set using no ad scoring with a 7pt tie-break at 6-6. On the deuce point, the junior will serve to junior and the parent will serve to the parent.
Orange Ball Match Format - The match format will be one short set using no-ad scoring with a 7 point tie-break at 4-4. On the deuce point, the junior will serve to junior and the parent will serve to the parent.
Tournament Desk - Taube Tennis Center at Stanford University
625 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
ALL PLAYERS (INCLUDING PARENTS) MUST USE THE APPROPRIATE SIZE RACKET IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVENT THEY ARE ENTERING IN
There will be some racquets for adults to use at the tournament if they do not have the correct size racquet.
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.
Please complete a tournament evaluation and let us know how we did and what you thought of the Family Orange and Green Ball Tournament and the draw and match formats we used.
THERE WILL BE NO RANKING POINTS FOR THIS TOURNAMENT
WELCOME TO THE USTA NORCAL ROG FAMILY TOURNAMENT!
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 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
REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS - PLEASE READ
Tournament offers 2 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.
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.
The draws will be limited to 16 doubles teams per event. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to accept more than 16 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 than 16 entries in an event cannot be accommodated, the selection of teams will be made in accordance with the USTA NorCal Adult Tournament Rules.
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, August 21, 2016 11:59:00 PM Pacific Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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