We will accept late entires until Noon (CST) Wednesday, January 24 OR until the draw is full. Late entry fee $100.
MANDATORY CHECK-IN AT THE RC
There is a Mandatory Check-In Friday January 26th from 2:00-4:00 PM at The Racquet Club of Memphis. Check-In will be located in the Galleria, located through the main entrance just passed the Pro Shop.
Tournament Contact Info
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Beginning SUNDAY, JAN 28 through Monday Jan 29 AM, backdraw matches will be played OUTSIDE on the hard courts at the Racquet Club. Check-in for ALL matches will be at the tournament desk in the Galleria located through the Proshop. Hard courts 8-13 will be used, located on the South side of the club.
There are THREE OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT HOTELS we recommend for tournament participants and their families. We strongly encourage participants and guests to stay at one of the three hotels as they are conveniently located to the tournament site and other amenities, restaurants, grocery, etc.
5069 Sanderlin Avenue
Memphis, TN 38117
6015 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN 38119 901-761-0330
6141 Old Poplar Pike
Memphis, TN 38119
The following will be scoring for the RCOM L4 Championships.
Singles: Boys' and Girls' 12's, 14's, 16's, and 18's
Matches for both consolation and main draw will be best two out of three tie-break sets with a 10-point tie-break in lieu of third set. Ad Scoring used. Consolation matches will use no ad scoring.
Singles: Boys' and Girls' 10's (Orange 1 and Green 1)
Matches for both consolation and main draw will be best two out of three short sets; with each set being first to four games and a 7 pt. tie-break at 4-4, the third set will be a 7 pt tie-break. No-AD scoring will be used here.
Doubles: Boys' and Girls' 12's,14's,16's, and 18's
There will be no consolation for doubles. Doubles will be a single 8 game pro-set, with a 7 pt tie-break at 8-8. No - Ad scoring used.
Doubles: Boys' and Girls' 10's (Orange 1 and Green 1)
There will be no consolation for doubles. Doubles will be a single 6 game set, with a 7 pt tie-break at 6-6. No-Ad scoring will be used.
If you need to withdraw before entries close, you must do so online. Click on edit registration, then withdraw. You will get a confirmation number- KEEP THIS NUMBER! Without the confirmation number you will not have proof that you withdrew.
All withdrawals after entries close must also be sent in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Players withdrawing after the online registration deadline of the tournament (JANUARY 19) will not be refunded the entry fee. An official withdrawal MUST BE SENT VIA EMAIL to email@example.com. Players must withdraw 5 days before the start of the event to avoid any suspension points for a late withdrawal.
You will receive a penalty unless you have a documented medical excuse faxed/emailed to us at the time of withdrawal. You will not receive a refund no matter the excuse once the tournament deadline has closed.
If you must withdraw during the Tournament, you must get approval from the Head Referee at The Racquet Club. Unless you speak to the Head Referee in person or you have sent a personal email to the Tournament Director, it is counted as a "No Show." No telephone withdrawals are accepted. You must see the Head Referee in person or it will be counted as a "No Show" which carries 5 suspension points.
Doubles play will begin Friday, January 26 @ 4:30 PM. Please check the draw to see time and place of your doubles match.
TO PLAY DOUBLES, PLAYERS MUST HAVE REGISTERED ONLINE FOR THE DOUBLES EVENT (WITH OR WITHOUT A PARTNER) Players that didn't initially note a partner must email the tennis office by TUESDAY, JANUARY 23 by NOON (cst) with the name of your partner. If you did not register for doubles by the tournament deadline (Friday, January 19th 11:59 pm) or you registered for doubles but did not inform the tournament office of your partner by Tuesday, January 23, you WILL NOT be put in the doubles draw. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TOURNAMENT WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY PARTNER PLAYERS UP. It is the players responsibility to confirm a doubles partner for this event. Tournament staff is not permitted to publish or distribute player contact information.
Southern USTA Waiver
All indoor courts are available for warm-up before play each day beginning at 7:00 AM. Courts will be on a first come, first serve basis.
PLAYER SELECTION SELECTION PROCESS:
The MOST CURRENT USTA/Southern STANDINGS LIST is used for the SELECTION PROCESS. 28 players from the respective age group are selected and up to (4) players from the younger age group who are eligible and who have a standing in the top 40 of the younger age group are selected. If there are not (4) eligible players in the younger age group, remaining spots in the respective age group are filled with the next players from the respective age group. (FOR EXAMPLE, in the Girls’ 18 division, the top 28 players in Girls’ 18 – using the MOST RECENT Southern Standings List- who have applied are accepted as well as the top 4 players from the Girls’ 16 division who are eligible AND who have a ranking in the top 40 in Girls’ 16. If there are not four girls in Girls’ 16 who meet the requirements, the next player(s) in Girls’ 18 are selected into the event. The names of the players who have been selected appear as
The ALTERNATE LIST is made at the time of SELECTION according to the Southern Standing List at that time. PLEASE NOTE!!! WE CANNOT CHANGE THE ORDER OF THE ALTERNATE LIST. ONCE THE ALTERNATE LIST HAS BEEN POSTED, THIS IS THE ORDER THAT IS USED FOR THE TOURNAMENT. Alternates are listed in the REPORT SECTION. DO NOT REFER TO THE ALTERNATES ON THE FAR LEFT SIDE OF THE WEB PAGE (That list is not updated). The ALTERNATE LIST is updated as soon as someone withdraws. IF NO ONE WITHDRAWS, THERE IS NOTHING TO UPDATE.
It is the alternate's responsibility to check the website to see if the ALTERNATE LIST has changed. The tournament makes every effort to contact an alternate if he/she is selected to play in the tournament. Make sure your contact information is correct on your membership profile. The tournament is not responsible for a player not selected in the event the tournament cannot contact him/her due to incorrect or outdated contact information.
Once an alternate is selected for play, payment is due immediately. Because ALTERNATES are not selected in the initial process, we cannot process your credit card. If you are offered a spot, please be prepared to call in credit card information. Your acceptance is not final until entry fee has been received.
It is your duty to notify us if you have reached the "point of no return" for travelling. We understand that some of you may not be able to come at a moment’s notice if a spot opens. Please be courteous and withdraw from the alternate list if you know you cannot travel. As long as you are on the Alternates by Event Report, we assume you can still attend.
CONDITIONS OF PLAY
Singles and doubles matches are to be scheduled primarily on January 26 (Friday) through January 28 (Sunday). The tournament staff will work very hard to keep the tournament play on these three days.
The tournament will offer both singles and doubles for the following age groups: Boys and Girls 10's-18's. *** Please refer to the doubles information above to learn about the doubles policy for this event. ***
- Seeding will done using the Southern Standings List, the rankings date the seeding committee will be using is the most recent one published when the draws are made.
Additional Seeding Information:
Once seeds are published; if a seed withdraws but before draws are made the next person to be seeded will fill the spot of the withdrawn seeded player. If a seeded player withdraws prior to 9:00 am local time the Friday before the tournament, the seeds shall be adjusted according to FAC. If the withdrawal occurs after 9:00 am local time, the next alternate will be placed on same line as withdrawing seed
- Out of Section players would be dealt as has been done in the past, only after all of our Section players have been taken care of first.
- Players can play in no more than two events (1 singles and 1 doubles).
- Players cannot play in multiple age groups. Players may only register in one age group for singles and one age group in doubles. (i.e. players can not participate in 12 singles and 14 singles or 14 doubles and 16 doubles)
- Play will be no more than a 32 standard draw with a quarterfinal feed in consolation.
- All singles matches will be best of two sets with a match tiebreak to be used for the third set. U10 singles will be short scoring, 2/3 sets, no ad, tiebreak 3rd set.
- If the number of entrants for a division is less than 6 the tournament will use a round robin format.
- Doubles for age groups 12s-18s will be a single draw with a maximum of 16 teams taken per age group.
- Doubles matches for BG12s-18s age groups will be a pro-set with a 7 pt. tie-break at 8-8.
- Doubles for 10s will be a single set with a 7 pt. tie-break at 6-6.
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 Friday, January 19, 2018 11:59:00 PM Central 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: 700110618 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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