GREAT SPORTS MAKE A SPORT GREAT!
During the Southern Winter Level 1, the Officials were charged with
the duty of recognizing good sportsmanship.
If they saw a player perform a significant act of good sportsmanship,
they presented the player with a memento of a chip stating “Great Sports Make a
The following players were recognized during
--SINGLES DRAWS HAVE BEEN POSTED.
--DUE TO WITHDRAWALS, THE BOYS AND GIRLS DOUBLES DRAWS HAVE BEEN REMADE. A FEW DOUBLES TIMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED SINCE THE FUTURE MATCH INFO REPORT WAS POSTED ON THURSDAY.
One Girls Doubles player
Please email if you are interested in playing doubles. First come, first serve.
1/10/18 12:40 pm Update:
Due to the cold forecast on Saturday, we have decided to start matches at 9:00 am with all of Boys Singles and some Girls Singles. Doubles will be played in the afternoon after singles.
Draws have been made and times will be posted on Thursday morning.
Since we do not have any alternates, any withdrawals will show as losses on the draw.
This is a Southern Level 1 Tournament
This is a 4 Day Tournament - Saturday through Tuesday
Players are selected straight from the Southern
Standings List of the age division in question.
Players from the lower
division will not be considered based on lower division standings.
You may only enter one age division at one site. In other words, you cannot enter the 14s in Mobile and the 16s in Rome to see which you will get into. The Southern Office will catch duplicate entries and there will be penalties.
You must have a Birth Certificate on File with the Southern Office.
ALL TIMES POSTED ARE CENTRAL TIME:
11/13/17 Mon - Entries Open
01/01/18 Mon - 11:59 pm (One minute
before Midnight) Entries will Close
01/03/18 Wed - By Noon Selection Lists posted to the Tournament Website - If your credit card had issues, you can call 251-510-0113 to give payment starting Thursday
01/03/18 Wed - By 3:00 pm Alternates List
Posted and any Late Entries added (Only take late entries if no alternates)
01/04/18 Thu - Start calling alternates
for any open spots - You have 8 hours to respond
01/05/18 Fri - Last day to withdraw and
receive a refund with proper documentation, see policy and procedure below
01/09/18 Tue - Last Day to make doubles
changes: add or change partner, enter or withdraw via Email - email@example.com
01/11/18 Thu - Noon Seeds and First Match
01/12/18 Fri - 9:00 am Draws Posted
01/12/18 Fri - 5:00-8:30 pm Mandatory
Check-In at Mobile Tennis Center
01/13/18 Sat - Practice Courts Open at
6:30 am, Play begins at 9:00 am with all Boys Singles and some Girls Singles, followed by 2nd Rd of Main Draw Singles and 1st Rd of Boys Consolations, 1st Rd of Doubles, 2nd Rd of doubles. (updated 1/10 12:35 pm)
01/13/18 Sat - 10:30 am-1:00 pm Lunch
served for participants and one guest at Mobile Tennis Center. Additional lunches can be purchased.
01/14/18 Sun - Practice Courts Open at
6:30 am, Play continues at 8:00 am, Rd of 16 Doubles, Rd of 32 & Rd of 16 Main Draw Singles, 2nd Rd & 3rd Rd Qualifier of Consolation, Quarterfinal Doubles
01/15/18 Mon - Practice Courts Open at
6:30 am, Play continues at 8:00 am, Doubles SemiFinals, Quarterfinal and Semifinal Singles, Quarterfinal Consolation (1st Rd of 5th/6th Playoff), Rd of 32 & Rd of 16 Qualifier Consolation, Doubles Finals and 3rd/4th Playoff (Depending on the number of doubles entrants, doubles finals may be moved to Tuesday after consolations)
01/16/18 Tue - Practice Courts Open at
6:30 am, Play continues at 8:00 am, Singles Finals & 3rd/4th Playoff, Quarterfinal Consolation Finals (5th/6th), Consolation Rd of 16 and Quarterfinals (Consolation stops after Quarterfinal Round)
Any information regarding inclement weather will be posted here in this spot.
Must be a resident of USTA Southern. This is defined as individuals who have established a legal residency in one of the nine states of USTA Southern whose geographical boundries are determined by USTA Southern. Legal residency for juniors is that of his/her legal supporting parent(s). Individuals must be United States citizens or permanent resident aliens.
All players must have a copy of a Birth Certificate or Green Card on
file with the Southern office. Players should go to the link below to see if
their name is on file. If your name does not appear here please Fax your birth
certificate to 770-368-9091 or e-mail to HARRELL@sta.usta.com
TENNIS PARENT ALERT AND JUNIOR MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
USTA Southern Section requires a signed release covering all entrants in USTA
Southern Section events. The release must be signed by the entrant and parent
or guardian of any entrant who is a minor. Please download and bring this completed form with you, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax
to us (251-208-5195) to speed up the registration process. Players are
not allowed on court without this signed release:
Due to Alternate notification, Doubles, Time Changes, and Draw Changes, it is imperative for you to add contact information (email and phone) during the online registration process when asked. So a player does not miss something, please help us and yourselves by offering this contact information. If you did not add your contact information during registration, you can email this information to email@example.com at anytime.
The Mobile Tennis Center uses conduct rules above and beyond those enforced by the USTA.
Players participating in tournaments at the facilities identified are
required to abide by these facility rules of behavior on and off of the
court. These rules also apply to parents, coaches, siblings, and other
guests of the players.
The list below indicates the Facility Behavior Rules:
* No use of the word "suck" or any form of the word spoken or spelled.
* No use of expressions of frustrations with references to
deities (i.e. "Oh My God", "Jesus", "Jesus Christ", "Christ", "God")
either spoken or spelled
* No use of "freaking", "frigging", or "fricking" or variations of such words either spoken or spelled
* No Smoking anywhere on the premises. Premises include parking lots, bathrooms, and anywhere within 30 feet of a tennis court.
Verbal rules apply to any language. We have officials on sight who are fluent in many languages. Anyone found in violation of these rules may be subject to a Code Violation and receive suspension points
For the Boys:
* Any T-shirts worn must be plain or tennis related
* No underwear should be visible above waist band or below hemline
* Shirts must be worn at all times
* Shorts must be worn appropriately above pelvic bones
* Sleeveless shirts are acceptable if made that way - no cutoffs
For the Girls:
* Any T-shirts must be plain or tennis related
* Compression shorts must be fully
covered with a skirt, shorts, or dress. Also known as "shorties" or "booty
shorts" are not allowed to be worn without being covered
* Skirts and shorts must be worn appropriately above the pelvic bones
* The bottom of your Shirt must touch
the top of your Skirt or Short while standing upright-shoulders back; this means do not roll down your skirts or shorts. Trust us when we tell
you that your equipment (skirt or short) is not working properly during
play when rolled
Thank you for your cooperation
In matches without an official on court, players are expected to follow "The Code"
If you have never read it, please do so.
We will use one site for matches and will have at least 8 courts available all day for warmup at this site:
MTC - Mobile Tennis Center
851 Gaillard Drive, Mobile, AL 36608
Withdrawal Prior to Entry Deadline:
Go to the Tournament website, under "EDIT REGISTRATION" on the right
side of your screen, select "Withdraw". From there you can withdraw. If you
do not know your Confirmation #, then select "Locate Confirmation" just
below "Withdraw." We cannot withdraw you, you must do this yourself.
You will lose the processing fee if you do not withdraw online before
Withdrawal After Entry Deadline:
Immediately contact the tournament to withdraw from the tournament. You
must fax or email your withdrawal. DO NOT call to withdraw. The email
is firstname.lastname@example.org and the fax is (251) 208-5195. If the player is not playing because of an injury or illness, the player shall provide written verification of the injury or illness from a medical professional no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament. There are No
refunds for withdrawals after 1/05/18. Refunds will only be given with proper documentation and valid excuse and may take 4-6 weeks to process. See procedures below for receiving a refund.
Defaulting during the tournament:
You must see the trainer and get approval from the Head Referee at the
Mobile Tennis Center. Do not tell just anyone at the desk and think you have
properly defaulted. Unless you speak to the Head Referee in person, it
will count as a "No Show." WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY WITHDRAWALS OVER THE
If the player is not playing because of an injury or illness, the
player shall provide written verification of the injury or illness from
a medical professional no later than the last scheduled day of the
tournament OR a visit with the onsite trainer will suffice.
REFUNDS AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES:
If you withdraw before registration closes, your credit card will not be charged.
If you withdraw after registration closes, you may be eligible for refund. A player shall not withdraw from a tournament after entries close except for illness, injury, or personal emergency. A withdrawing player shall immediately notify the Tournament by fax or email that the player will not be playing.
If the player is not playing because of an injury or illness, the player shall provide written verification of the injury or illness from a medical professional no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament.
If the player is not playing because of a personal emergency, the player shall provide a written explanation of the situation to the Referee no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament. The Referee shall determine whether the situation is a personal emergency. FYI - a personal emergency does not include "my parents can't get off work" or "I have too much homework" or "I can't miss school".
In order to receive a refund, you must notify the tournament immediately of your withdrawal, no later than Friday 1/05/18. Then, YOU MUST MAIL IN A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE with your written medical excuse or emergency explanation. You must also include the exact "Payee" name the check is payable to. This must be received by the last day of the tournament which is 1/16/18.
You will receive suspension points if you do not have a documented medical excuse or a written explanation of a personal emergency.
Our best advice to you is make sure you assess your means of travel and schedules before registration closes.
Thank you for your cooperation.
MANDATORY TOURNAMENT CHECK IN:
The purpose of check-in is to lessen the number of issues before the first day of the tournament. We can do this by verifying players are present and ready for play the next day, making personnel available to answer any questions, taking care of any last minute doubles issues, assisting travellers with directions to hotels and restaurants, and obtaining contact information to inform you of any necessary changes. Mandatory means just that. We are staying until 8:30 pm for your
convenience. We feel strongly that you should be able to make it by
For those of you that "just cant make it by that time" need to do the following and PLEASE DO NOT CALL:
1- Make sure your entry fee has been paid - check the Tournament Entry Fee Report when posted.
2 - Email or Fax your Medical Release Waiver WITH your CELL phone numbers & HOTEL info completed to 251-208-5195.
3 - Show up 30 minutes before your match time. Please be patient
with us when checking in, we will be focused on getting matches on and
off the court. Checking in people at this time will be a detriment to
4 - Those of you playing 8:00 am matches at the Mobile Tennis Center
will need to be on your assigned court at 7:45. Make sure you allow
yourself plenty of time.
On Saturday we will only have one person checking in players for the
tournament (those that did not come the night before). Obviously this
is not enough to check in everyone 30 minutes before their match times.
If you are not on your court by your assigned match time, you will be
penalized. Because you did not check-in the night before, is no excuse
for being late for your match. We cannot predict if there will be 5
people or 50 people waiting to check in when you do. You cannot play
your match until you have checked in for the tournament. If there is a
line that causes you to be late for your match, unfortunately that will
be your problem that could have been avoided. Therefore, we urge all of
you to check-in on Friday this includes Locals, Commuters and Travelers.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Once Online Registration has closed, you can still email to register, withdraw or make changes to doubles. The players listed without a partner name, have not indicated one to me. If you see someone for whom you would like contact info, you can request that info via email from me after registration has closed.
The sooner you provide us with accurate doubles information, the sooner we can prepare and post the Doubles Times. Thank you for your cooperation.
If you do not have a partner and want to be randomly paired, you must email email@example.com to notify us that is your intention.
If you have not emailed by Tuesday 1/09/18, you will be removed from the doubles competitors list.
For clarification, randomly paired means the tournament director has the discretion to pair you with whomever needs a partner.
Please make sure your fee has been paid. There will be several Credit Card Failures and Late Entries who will have to pay the entry fee. We do not accept checks. CALL IN YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER starting Wednesday 1/3/18.
Call the Tournament Phone at 251-510-0113 only, This mobile phone is only used by the tournament director. On the voicemail, you can leave your credit card number, experation date, CVV code on the back of card, and the zip code of the billing address. I will text you once the card has been processed and then delete the voicemail. We do not keep any written card information.
Thursday I will post the First Match Times Report. On that report, will be a column stating the amount owed. $0 means you do not owe, $75 means you owe the fee plus processing.
WE WILL ACCEPT LATE ENTRIES ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS, VIA EMAIL - firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMAIL IS THE ONLY WAY TO COMMUNICATE FOR LATE ENTRIES.
Late entries will not be addressed until selections have been made and the alternates list has been posted.
FORMAT OF PLAY
The Format of Play for Singles is:
--128 Main Draw with a 3rd/4th Playoff
--Full Feed-In Consolation through the Round of 16, with the last round of consolation being Quarterfinals (Note: Losers of the round of 16 will not be playing singles the following day - they will have the day off...as long as the schedule is not changed due to weather.)
--Main Draw Quarterfinal Losers Playoffs to determine 5th/6h. Match determining 7th/8th will not be played.
The Scoring for Main Draw Singles is Best 2 of 3 Full Sets and Consolation is best of 3 Sets with tiebreak in lieu of the third set.
The Format of Play for Doubles is a 64 Draw, Single Elimination with a 3rd/4th Playoff
The Scoring for Doubles is an 6-game Set.
IT BEARS REPEATING - ALL PLAYERS IN THE SEMIFINALS OF DOUBLES WILL PLAY AGAIN, EITHER FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OR THE 3rd/4th POSITION!
USTA SOUTHERN SEEDING
Seeding shall be done using only the results from most recently published USTA Southern Combined Standings Lists of the division in the order in which players appear on the list.
PRO WARM UPS / PRACTICE COURTS
AFTER SELECTIONS HAVE BEEN MADE, If you are in
need of a Tennis Pro to warm up you child, you can call and arrange a
time with the pro directly:
Andy Pinkus: 251-533-5839
arrival for your warmup, you pay for your time with the pro at the city
desk, cash or credit card. Obtain a receipt and show it to the pro
prior to your lesson. $45 for an hour and $25 for a half-hour.
Friday - Mobile Tennis Center, Courts 35-60 are available all day. All 60 courts will be available 5:00 - 9:00 pm. First come/First Serve
Saturday - All 60 Courts at Mobile Tennis Center open at 6:30 am until 7:45 am. 8 Courts available all day (Courts 27-34). Lyons Park will open at 7:00 am with 5 courts to practice until 2:00 pm, first come/first served. Lyon's Park Address: 180 Lyons Park Ave, Mobile, AL 36604
Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday - All 60 Courts at Mobile Tennis Center open at 6:30 am until 7:45 am. at least 12 Courts available all day for practice.
LP - Lyons Park Tennis Center
180 Lyons Park Ave., Mobile, AL 36604
Phone: 251- 694-1830 - NOT A TOURNAMENT NUMBER, ONLY USE IN CASE YOU ARE LOST.
MATCH CHECK IN PROCEDURES
1 - The first matches of each day will report directly to the court at 7:45, and balls will be on the court. The court assignments will be posted on the big tournament board. Matches should begin promptly at 8:00. We call this a "Shotgun Start"
2 - In most cases for all matches after 8:00 am, please get in a single-file line at the tournament desk at least 15 minutes before your scheduled match time. Do not wait until 9:59 to check in for 10:00. You must go to the bathroom, fill your water bottle, etc. and be ready to go on court before you check in. When using block scheduling, we may use the shotgun start for matches after 8:00 am. Listen for announcements throughout the day regarding match check in.
3 - Once you have checked in, you must stay where instructed until we tell you the court assignment.
4 - We will be watching the clock for lateness. Please do not ask if your opponent has checked in - you have other things to think about. The staff and the Referee will take care of lateness issues, you need only worry about your own timeliness.
PHOTOGRAPHER - YOURGAMEFACE.COM
We have invited professional tennis photographers Lloyd and Melissa Clayton of YourGameFace.com to provide Action Posters and digital photos of players.Please SIGN-UP early…. They will be shooting by APPOINTMENT.TEXT OR CALL 214-543-5437See YourGameFace.com for samples.
We do have a Fully Stocked Pro Shop at the Mobile Tennis Center. The
tournament discount is 20% off regular priced clothing, shoes, racquets,
and bags and 10% off most sale merchandise.
There will be two Experienced Stringers at the Mobile Tennis Center
during the tournament. Cost with your own string is $18. We also have a
large string inventory if you do not have your own.
One trainer will be on site at the Mobile Tennis Center during matches.
By law, trainers are not allowed to distribute any medicine. Please
bring your own Tylenol, Advil, Sinus Medicine, Epi Pens, etc. If you have an injury or illness, we strongly suggest you see the
trainer. If you need to withdraw due to injury or illness, the process
will be much smoother if we have confirmation from the trainer. Without
confirmation, or a written doctors excuse by the end of the tournament,
you may incur suspension points for leaving. Remember if you withdraw
during the tournament, you must see the Head Referee in person or it
will count as a "No Show."
Please note: The trainer has a lot of ground to cover with on-court issues and many people to see off the court. They are not there to give massages due to limited time and lack of privacy; but, they will advise you on various techniques you or your parents can do. Also, there is a science to applying Kinesiology Tape due to a specific diagnosis. Without the diagnosis from a doctor, the trainers will not apply this type tape. If you require this type tape due to a pre-existing injury, please learn how to tape before the tournament.
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MOBILE REGIONAL AIRPORT:
Click below for the Mobile Regional Airport Website. Gulfport, MS and Pensacola, FL have airports within an hour from Mobile. New Orleans is about 3 hours from Mobile.
Ask for Special Tennis Tournament Rate at the following Tournament
Hotels. Please try to stay at a Tournament Hotel. These hotels support
the tournaments which enable us to provide more for the participants.
3101 AIRPORT BOULEVARD
MOBILE, AL 36606
Phone: (251) 476-6400
Rate: Double and King starting at $99 Breakfast buffet is included!
This rate is eligible for Marriott Rewards Points! We are located just 3 miles from Mobile Tennis Center. Complimentary WiFi and Ethernet access in each room. Complimentary on-site parking. Full access to our 2,400 square foot health club open 24 hours per day, featuring all new Life Fitness equipment. While on property, enjoy award winning Sage Restaurant and lounge, all day Room Service, our outdoor swimming pool with sundeck, Business Center, and Gift Shop. Ideally situated in the retail and dining epicenter of Mobile. Room Block and Discounted Rate expire 1 Week prior to tournament. To book online click here for
THE ADMIRAL HOTEL, CURIO COLLECTION (HILTON)
251 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36602
Rate: $99 Including breakfast
The only full-service boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Mobile. Celebrate in true Southern Style at one of the City's most recognized and iconic hotels. The Admiral Hotel, by Hilton has a rich history of offering full service accommodations in downtown Mobile. This lovely, 12 story hotel originally opened in the 1940's and is a Historic Hotel of America. Extensive renovations completed in late 2015 have revitalized this local gem and showcase the buildings Art Deco style. Guests can enjoy custom furnishings and impeccable service throughout their stay. Self-parking and valet parking are available 24 hours a day at an additional fee. Full service dining is available from 6am to 11:00pm at Launch and Corner251 offering breakfast, lunch, dinner cocktails and coffee bar service. Convenient Room service is available from 6:00am-11:00pm. In addition, enjoy the burgeoning nightlife in Mobile, just two blocks away. Over 30 local restaurants and entertainment options right outside our door. Make the most of your visit to Mobile and stay with the Award-Winning Admiral Hotel by Hilton. To book online click here for
WINGATE BY WYNDHAM MOBILE I-65
Springhill Ave at I-65
Exit 5, behind Zaxby’s
516 Springhill Plaza Court
Mobile, AL 36608
Rate is $89 with free
Shuttle service available
The Wingate by Wyndham hotel is the closest hotel to the Mobile Tennis Center. Wake up in the morning to complimentary hot breakfast bar (extended hours for Tennis Center Guests), stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, get your work out in the hotel's fitness center, or unwind at the outdoor pool. Our guest rooms feature microwaves and refrigerators. To book call, 251-441-1979.
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MOBILE I-65
Dauphin Street at I-65
80 Springdale Blvd
Mobile, AL 36606
Rate is $89 with free
Stay Smart, rest, and recharge at the award-winning Holiday Inn Express & Suites I-65. With our favorable location off I-65 Exit 4, hot breakfast bar featuring Cinnabon cinnamon rolls, complimentary Wi-Fi and parking, and heated indoor pool make us the perfect choice! All guest rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and a sleeper sofa for that at home feel. We offer early breakfast hours for our Tennis Center Guests and all stays are IHG Award Club points eligible. To book online click here for
QUALITY INN & SUITES
150 West I-65 Service Road
Mobile, AL 36608
Rate: King Suite or Double Suite $74 Plus Tax
The Quality Inn & Suites offers a great location, 3 miles from Mobile Tennis Center, with close access to Walmart & restaurants. All-Suite hotel offering free full, hot breakfast buffet with indoor pool/hot tub/fitness center & microwave/refrigerator in each room. Call to make a reservation at 251.343.4949, and ask for the Mobile Tennis Center Rate. To book online click here for
SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT
3655 Springhill Memorial Drive
Mobile, Alabama 36608
Rate: $99 - Breakfast included
The all new Springhill Suites Mobile has a beautiful lobby with a full bar and hospitality-driven associates who greet every guest with a smile. Our guest rooms have been appointed with all the finest amenities to relax or work in our oversized suites. Guest are sure to relax in the classic elegance that is the Springhill Suites by Marriott of Mobile, Alabama.
Our guests will enjoy nearby shopping, dining, and other entertainment venues. The Springhill Suites by Marriott of Mobile, Alabama is located at the I-65 Service Road and Airport Blvd, on Springhill Memorial Drive. Our convenient location places you in the heart of the city. The Mobile Airport is a short 20-minute drive.
The fresh hot healthy breakfast is complimentary to all guests and is a great way to start your day. The Lobby bar is a great way to end your work day. Coin guest laundry on site. The Market offers snacks and beverages for your refreshment. Our state of the art fitness center is spacious and equipped with flat screen televisions. The business center offers complimentary printing, faxing, and other applications. After a nice swim in our pool, relax in one of our spacious Suites. To book online click here for
HAMPTON INN & SUITES - PROVIDENCE
525 Providence Park Drive East
Mobile, Alabama 36695
Rate $99 per night/ All Room Types/ Doubles have a refrigerator and microwave. Ice machines on every floor.
Shuttle to Mobile Tennis Center, first come first served based on availability.
Closest hotel to both Mobile Airport and Mobile Tennis Center.
Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, On-site and Off-site Fitness center, outdoor pool, Bonefish and TGI Fridays in same parking lot.
Call to make a reservation at 251.776.5866, and ask for Mobile Tennis Center Rate. To book online click here for
HOLIDAY INN DOWNTOWN
301 Government St.
Mobile, AL 36602
Room rate $99.00 - inclusive of breakfast for two each morning and complimentary parking for one vehicle per room.
Come Experience The Holiday Inn Downtown Mobile Historic District. Located in the heart of Mobile's Entertainment District right off of I 165 and I10, just 8 miles from the Mobile Tennis Center. Travelers will enjoy our close proximity to the restaurants, shopping, museums as well as several great entertainment venues. The hotel has established a Mobile Tennis Center rate that will be available over your tournament dates. To book online click here for
600 W I-65 Service Rd S
Mobile, AL 36608
Phone: (251) 344-8030
Rate: $79 with breakfast
Check out our newly remodeled Ashbury Hotel, featuring oversized guest rooms equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, and flat screen TVs. Enjoy our complimentary breakfast bar with early hours for Tennis Center Guests, Wi-Fi, and parking. We are favorable located off I-65 Exit 3 just moments from the Tennis Center, shopping, and dining. To book call, 251-344-8030.
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to specified residents only. Entries must be submitted by Monday, January 1, 2018 11:59:00 PM Central Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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