TUESDAY WARM-UP COURTS
Warm-up courts are available at 8 a.m. Tuesday. First matches start at 9 a.m.
DRAWS ARE POSTED!
Click on your draw to see your start times. **DO NOT CALL VDM and ask about times, the employees at the pro shop will not have that info. Also, please check the draw online each evening after 8 p.m. for changes. Withdrawals and weather issues may cause adjustments to be made, it is the payer's responsibility to check the draw.
The sites are as follows:
SHIP = Shipyard
PD = Palmetto Dunes
SYHRD = Shipyard (Hard Courts)
* When entering the gate at any of the plantations just inform gate guard you are going to the specific tennis club for the tournament, you will be given a pass.
*Addresses to above sites and directions are listed in the tournament notes below as well as in check-in packet.
CHECK IN and REGISTRATION - 4 PM until 7 PM on Friday night!!! (bring completed waiver)
Please click on "more info" under this message to print and bring completed waiver to check-in.
This registration will take place at in the Green room at the Van Der Meer Shipyard location (inside Shipyard Plantation) from 4-7 p.m. only. The Green room is located off the patio in front of the indoor courts. You will receive a tournament packet that will include directions to all the sites and practice courts and restaurant discounts.
For those of you that "just can't make it," please follow these instructions: DO NOT CALL! Follow these instructions so you will not be replaced in the draw.
1 - Make sure your entry fee has been paid!! (No pay - no play)
2 - Email or Fax in your Medical Release Waiver WITH your CELL phone numbers & HOTEL info completed to 843-785-7032
The medical release can be found at: http://www.southern.usta.com/Juniors/tournaments_rankings/forms/
3- Come to the main site on Saturday to register - only the SHIPYARD site will have registration on Saturday morning. You must register before your first match or you will not be guaranteed a player gift. (Players do not have to register, parents or guardians may register them).
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 - On Saturday, beginning at 7:15 AM, we will only have one person checking in players for the
tournament (those that did not come the night before). We will only register players at the main site: SHIPYARD. If this 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.
**Click Here on "more info" do download and print medical waiver.
Girls 18 Doubles Draw changes
Please check Girls 18 doubles draw for changes, your time/location/opponent may of changed. There was a glitch in TDM and it has been corrected.
GIRLS 18 SURFACE CHANGE
The area experienced a winter storm and freezing last week. Due to the lack of playable clay courts on island, USTA Southern has authorized the girls 18 division to be played on hard courts. Boys 18s will remain on clay. The hard court locations will be VDM Tennis Center and VDM Shipyard. The "covered" hard courts at VDM Tennis Center may be used as well.
WITHDRAWALS AFTER ENTRY DEADLINE
Withdrawal After Entry Deadline?
Immediately contact the tournament to withdraw from the tournament. You must email your written withdrawal. DO NOT call to withdraw. The email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Include player name, division, USTA #, and reason for withdrawal. If player is in doubles make sure to contact your partner as well. Please note: There are No refunds after the registration deadline.
IMPORTANT TIMELINE AND INFO
• Jan 1: Entry Deadline: Jan 1, 11:59 pm EST.
• Jan 2: Selections posted: Tuesday, Jan 2
• Jan 2: Alternate Lists Posted online: Tuesday Jan 2
* Jan 7: Deadline for emailing late entries 11:59 pm Sunday Jan 7
• Jan 8: Doubles Team email entry deadline Monday Jan 8 at noon (Any player who enters online or via email without a partner and fails to designate a partner will be removed from doubles list or randomly paired Monday.)
* Jan 9: Doubles Teams posted Jan 9 by 5 p.m.
• Jan 11: Seeds Posted online: Thursday Jan 11
• Jan 11: First Match Times Posted online: Thursday Jan 11 by 3 p.m.
• Jan 12: Draws posted online by 9 a.m. Friday. Jan 12
• Jan 12: Check-in: Friday Jan 12 4:00-7:00pm (at Shipyard)
• Jan 13: Check-in desk opens 7:15 a.m. Saturday for those unable to check-in on Friday.
• Jan 13: On-site alternates should sign-in at Shipyard Saturday morning before play begins for their event.
Events are planned as follows: [TENTATIVE, contingent on weather]
• Jan 13 Doubles play begins: Saturday 8:00 am. A second round may be scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
• Jan 13 Singles play begins: Saturday 9 am (or later) at all sites (2 singles matches, unless player has a bye)
• Jan 14-15 One round of Doubles will be played before and after Singles on Sunday and Monday.
• Jan 16 Singles Finals, 3/4 Playoff, Consolation Round of 16 and Quarterfinals, Quarterfinal Consolation Finals, and Doubles Finals and 3/4 Playoff will be played on Tuesday (if not already completed).
VAN DER MEER TENNIS ACADEMY
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TRAINING SESSIONS at VDM Academy
Special pricing for practice sessions for Tournament Players available. Van Der Meer Tennis Academy is offering a discounted rate to all tournament participants for sessions. Training sessions will be available all week at VDM. Morning practice sessions are from 10:00am—noon at $25 per session. Afternoon Sessions run from 3:00—6:00 at $35 per training. For more information or to reserve a spot, please call 800-845-6138 EXT 115. Players should be at VDM Tennis Center ( 19 DeAllyon Avenue) at least 10 minutes before each session.LIMITED SPACES ARE AVAILABLE, YOU MUST CALL IN ADVANCE TO RESERVE A SPOT!! Call 800-845-6138 ext #1 to book a session.
Anyone who is not paired may be randomly paired with another player.
*Please check the competitor list to see if you are listed with your desired partner.
If not, please email us so you are paired up properly!
• Doubles Team email entry deadline Monday Jan 8
*** SONESTA RESORT DISCOUNT***
The Sonesta Resort
Simply put, THE BEST ACCOMMODATIONS ON THE ISLAND. A 4 diamond ocean front property that shares their driveway with the Shipyard Racquet Club (one of the host sites), is, simply put, the nicest hotel on the Island. Rooms come with either two queens or one king bed. The tournament rate is based on availability, using this link you will get the best available rate. . To book hit "more info"
Holiday Inn Express Discount
Includes a hot breakfast and is near the Beach. Just $89 a night for tournament players and families!
Copy and paste this link into your browser or click "more info" to connect.
Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head
2 Tanglewood Dr.
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928
Park Lane Hotel
Located on island and near all sites. Rooms include wifi, free parking, and Hot Breakfast! A discount rate of $69 per night is being offered to tournament players. hit "more info" to be directed to the site to book at this rate.
Best Western Ocean Breeze Hotel
BRAND NEW! The Best Western Ocean Breeze has a rate of $86 per night, includes breakfast. Hotel is located within walking distance from Beach and VDM Tennis Center. Click on "more info" to make reservations.
WELCOME AND JOIN US FOR SOME ISLAND TIME!
Welcome to Hilton Head Island. We invite you to join us for a weekend on our beautiful Island and enjoy lots of great tennis! Hilton Head Island in South Carolina is known as the most family-friendly destination in the world. Offering an assortment of outdoor excursions and also named as one of the top ten family beaches in the country, the Island is the perfect selection for a family vacation or getaway. Select the "more info" link below for additional information on the Island.
National Scouting Report
Tennis athletes and parents, Welcome to the Dennis Van der Meer SC Jr. State Open Championships! If you are hoping to play tennis in college and possibly beyond, please visit www.nsr-inc.com/tennis Please complete the form. This will allow you to be evaluated by one of the qualified tennis scouts during this event. You can also simply see one of the NSR scouts and you will be scheduled to be evaluated. The evaluations are FREE and will allow you, the tennis athlete, to better understand if you truly qualify to play collegiate tennis.These evaluations will be done by former professional tennis athlete, Tim Wilkison. For those who know tennis, Tim Wilkison is no stranger to the tennis world as he once stood as one of the top professional tennis players in the world. Tim will be scouting on site for this event.
Click on the "more info". Complete the form. Get evaluated. Start the recruiting process! Best of luck as you compete this week!
National Scouting Report Director of Tennis
This is a four (4) day tournament - Saturday thru Tuesday. Draw
size will be 128 with the Southern Standings List being used for selection and seedings.
LUNCH ON SATURDAY - PAPA JOHNS
LUNCH will be provided for ALL PLAYERS on Saturday beginning at Noon at all sites - PIZZA By PAPA JOHN'S
DRAW AND MATCH PLAY FORMAT
Format of Play for Singles is a 128 Draw, Full Feed-In Consolation through the Quarterfinals and a 3rd/4th Playoff in the Main Draw.
. The Scoring for Main Draw Singles is Best 2 of 3 Full Sets. Consolation Draw Singles is Best 2 of 3 Sets, with a 10 pt match Tie Break used in lieu of a full 3rd set, if necessary. 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 Pro-Set. NOTE: ALL PLAYERS IN THE SEMIFINALS OF SINGLES and DOUBLES
WILL PLAY AGAIN, EITHER FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OR THE 3rd/4th POSITION!
*PLEASE NOTE* Players who lose in Main draw of 16 on Sunday afternoon will not play singles Monday. They will feed in and play again Tuesday morning. This is unavoidable using the feed-in, since the consolation will need to play 2 rounds to "catch-up". This is the standard format for all Southern Level 1 events.
SEEDING will be done with the most current Southern Standing list 18s combined (jan 9)
We will have a trainer full time at the Shipyard VDM site throughout the weekend.
MATCH SCHEDULE INFORMATION
Doubles will begin on Saturday morning at 8 AM. One round of Doubles will be played before and after Singles
on Sunday and Monday. [Tentative]. Doubles draw is single elimination.
• Singles Finals, 3/4 Playoff, Consolation Round of 16 and Quarterfinals,
Quarterfinal Consolation Finals, and Doubles Finals and 3/4 Playoff will be
played on Tuesday.
*** The singles tournament format is Full Feed-in through the ROUND OF 16 with
a Quarterfinal Losers Consolation draw.
*** Quarter final main draw losers have a separate draw and don’t feed-in to
the initial consolation bracket.
*** Losers in the main draw Round of 16 (Sunday afternoon) may not play
until Tuesday morning. [The reason for this “holdover” is main draw is
playing 2 rounds on Sunday and this creates a situation where losers of the 2nd
match of the day have no one to play until 2 rounds of consolation have been
played on Monday.]
*** Consolation Singles Draws will not be played out completely
COURT SURFACE will be clay courts.
Shared Practice courts are available first come, first serve at shipyard Friday 2-5 p.m.
**IF you wish to reserve a private court please call the VDM Shipyard Pro shop 843-686-8804 (payment required)
Shared Practice courts are available first come, first serve at each site between 7-7:45 a.m.
DIRECTIONS SHIPYARD SITE (SHIP) and (SYHRD)
Shipyard Drive | Hilton Head Island, SC
29928 | 843.686.8804 Located
inside Shipyard Plantation right
next to the Sonesta Resort. (Shipyard Plantation is a gated community. Please notify the gate guard
that you are attending a Van
Der Meer Tennis Program to
receive a day pass to enter the Plantation.) Follow
the main Shipyard Plantation road
for 1 mile until it ends in a traffic circle. Take the second exit off of the
circle onto Shipyard Drive. Follow for 1.5 miles. The Van
Der Meer Shipyard Tennis Resort will be on your right. Please obey all speed limits, they are strictly enforced.
DIRECTIONS TO PALMETTO DUNES (PD)
Physical Address: 6 Trent Jones Lane, SC 29928. 843-785-1152
When leaving Van Der Meer Shipyard take a left and follow Shipyyard Drive to the round-a-bout. Take the first right in the round-a-bout (Shipyard Road) and this will lead you through Shipyard Plantation. After exiting the Main Gate, take a right at the light onto Business 278 WEST (Up Island). Palmetto Dunes will be the next plantation on your right. After driving 1.5 miles, the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center will be on the left. Look for the sign.
Directions to Van Der Meer Tennis Center (VDMTC)
Address for GPS: 19 Deallyon Ave HHI 29928.
Stay on 278 coming on island and it becomes pope ave at the south side traffic circle. Stay on Pope until you turn right at Cordillo Ave. (stop light). Take the next left on Deallyon Ave. VDM Tennis Center will be approx one block up Deallyon on your right.
DIRECTIONS TO ARRIVE ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND and Shipyard Plantation
From Interstate 95, take Exit 8. Ignore other Hilton Head exit signs as this is the most direct route to the Island. From Exit 8, go East on Hwy 278 (Approx 17 miles) until you reach the Hilton Head Island bridge. Continue East on Highway 278 until you reach the Cross Island Expressway. The toll is $1.25, which is worth the price in time, gas, and traffic lights. After passing through the toll booth and crossing the Broad Creek bridge, you will be on Plalmetto Bay Road. Follow this road through two traffic lights and be in the left lane as you approach the Sea Pines Traffic circle. Travel through the traffic circle and exit onto Hwy 278 William Hilton Parkway. The entrance to Shipyard Plantation will be on your right.
Van der Meer has a relationship with
Seashore Vacations, 3 night minimum Courtside or Surf Court - 2 bedroom
and 3 bedroom, fully equipped condos adjacent to Van Der Meer Tennis
Center in the South Forest Beach Area of the Island. Both are located
within 1.5 blocks of the beach and have swimming pools. Coligny Plaza, 2
Grocery Stores, numerous shops and restaurants are located within
walking distance. Call 800-845-0077 for reservations and be sure to ask
for the Van Der Meer Tournament Special. Oceanfront and Oceanside
accomodations are also available at discounted rates for this
tournament. Visit www.seashorehhi.com for more information
It is imperative for you to add contact information (email and phone number to be used during the weekend) during the online registration process. We use this information to notify you of time changes, draw changes and alternates put into the tournament. If you did not add the proper contact information during registration, you can email this information to email@example.com at anytime.
BIRTH CERTIFICATES / PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP
All Players must have a Birth Certificate on file in the Southern Office for proof of US Citizenship. Green cards will be accepted, but passports will not. All players must have a copy of a Birth Certificate or Green Card on file in the Southern office. If your name is not on this list, then please fax a copy of your birth certificate to 770-368-9091 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is restricted to the following Jr. players: U.S. Citizens; Permanent Resident Aliens; Diplomats, Refugees/Asylees; CTA. Refer to USTA Regulation III.A.2a.
This event is restricted to the following Jr. players: U.S. Citizens; Permanent Resident Aliens; Diplomats, Refugees/Asylees; CTA. Refer to USTA Regulation III.A.2a
LATE ENTRY POLICY
Late entries may be accepted up to 11:59 pm Sunday Jan 7 (Late entries must meet this criteria:)
1. Player must be a member of southern section.
2. Payer meets all eligibility requirements. (citizenship, southern section residency, etc)
3. Player is charged a $25 late fee in addition to entry fee.
To enter late Email the director (email@example.com) the following info:
* include player's name, division entering, usta #, and valid credit card for entry.
* If you do not want to email credit card info email phone number to reach you for payment over phone.
* Please note late entriy emails received Saturday-Sunday (1/6/1/7) will be processed Monday, you may not receive a email return confirming until Monday.
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 Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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