Concurrent Entry Into Eddie Herr ITF and National Indoor Championships
The Eddie Herr ITF and the National Indoor Championships have overlapping dates, which makes them concurrent events. Players are permitted to register for both events (permission from both Tournament Directors is not required), but players may NOT participate in both events.
Players who registered for and are selected for both tournaments (qualifying or main draw) must notify the Tournament Committees of which tournament they would like to participate in by November 15th. Players who withdraw from one event to participate in the other after the date of November 15th , or who apply for and receive wildcards for one of the events and then subsequently withdraw from the other will be assessed suspension points for withdrawing to play in another tournament. Players may not participate in both events.
** TOURNAMENT HOTEL **
The Graduate Hotel Minneapolis, is the official tournament hotel of the Baseline Tennis Center.
General info on the hotel can be found by clicking "more info" below. To book a room, please visit this link:
The Graduate Hotel is within walking distance of the Baseline Tennis Center. It is also located on the Twin Cities Metro Transit Light Rail System. The light rail system allows passengers to board at the MSP International Airport and be dropped off right at the front door of the hotel. i.e. No rental car is necessary for your trip to Minnesota.
Any hotel listed in the downtown or University areas would be the closest options. Anything in the Roseville area would be about a 15 minute drive to campus. The closest options are as follows:
* USTA National Junior Tournament Regulations
* Entry and Selection Process - Level 1 National Championships
* Withdrawal and Entry Refund Policy
1. Seeding Criteria
https://www.usta.com/content/dam/usta/pdfs/Junior Competition_Seeding Criteria.pdf
2. Eligibility for USTA National Junior Tournaments, USTA National Level 3 Tournaments, and Additional USTA Junior National Tournaments
3. Withdrawals and Entry Fee Refunds at USTA National Junior National Tournaments
https://www.usta.com/content/dam/usta/pdfs/Junior Competition_Withdrawals and Entry Fee Refunds.pdf
4. National Ranking Point Tables: Although not required, it is helpful to provide players with information on the ranking points they will be earning for the draw type(s) being played.
WILDCARD APPLICATION LINK
To apply for a wild card entry into the event. Please click on "More Info" below and follow the application instructions.
WHO TO CONTACT
Please direct all questions to Mason Hemmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-625-2444 (email is preferred).
MATCH AND DRAW FORMAT
• Main Draw Singles (including play off for 3rd & 4th place): Best of 3 Tiebreak Sets
• Feed-In Championship Matches and Quarterfinal Playoff Matches: Best of 3 Tiebreak Sets with a 10-Point Match Tiebreak in Lieu of a 3rd Set; regular scoring.
• Doubles Matches: Single elimination (playoff for 3rd & 4th Place) 8 Game Pro Set with a 7-Point Tiebreak at 7-7l; No-ad scoring
Consolation is mandatory and will be played to completion.
SCHEDULE OF PLAY
Friday: 7-7:40a: Mandatory Player Check-In on concourse behind court 1. All check-in must be completed during this time.
7:40a: Mandatory all player meeting on site in Baseline Tennis Center in court 2 bleachers.
8-8:25a: 1st wave assigned warm-up court assignments. 1/2 court for player and doubles partner.
8:25-8:50a: 2nd wave assigned warm-up court assignments. 1/2 court for player and doubles partner.
9a: Doubles Round of 32. Singles Round of 64 will begin approximately 9:45a (dependent on player
availability). Singles round of 32 and consolation round 1 will follow.
Saturday: 8-8:50a Assigned warm-up courts.
Doubles Round of 16 will begin. Main draw singles round of 16 and
quarterfinals, round 1 of 5/6th playoff, and consolation round 2 to
follow doubles (beginning also at 9a, as player availability allows).
Sunday: 8-8:50a Assigned warm-up courts.
Doubles Quarterfinals and Semifinals will begin. Singles Semifinals,
5/6th playoff quarterfinals, consolation round of 16 and consolation
quarterfinals will also begin at 9a as player availability allows.
Monday: 8-8:50a Assigned warm-up courts. Doubles Finals and 3rd/4th
playoff will begin at 9a. Singles finals, 3rd/4th playoff, 5/6th
playoff semifinal and final, consolation semifinal and final (no 7th/8th
playoff will be played) will also start at 9a as player availability
MANDATORY PLAYER MEETING / CHECK IN
Players must check in, on site, between 7:00AM and 7:40AM Friday morning. Check
In will be located on the Baseline concourse, behind court 1. All players are
required to check in prior to the player meeting. Player
gifts and more information will be distributed.
There is a mandatory players meeting in the bleachers of court 2 beginning at 7:40AM Friday morning.
PARKING AROUND THE TENNIS CENTER
Due to the close proximity of the Baseline Tennis Center to 4 major athletic venues, parking may be at event rates (up to $10.00/car) with no in/out privileges. Metered parking is available behind the building at $1.25/hr as available. Please consider carpooling, walking a longer distance, etc. to minimize the impact of these events. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. A campus map is at the link below to help facilitate your travel around the tennis center.
Wilson US Open Extra Duty will be the ball used.
Each player receives 25 minutes on half of a court, courts will be assigned the evening prior on the tournament homepage.
Friday through Sunday will have designated indoor warm up courts free of charge from 8-8:50a.
Indoor practice courts are available prior to Friday at a junior rate of $28/hr. How to book practice courts prior to Friday will be released 1 week prior to the start of the tournament. Please check back to this homepage then.
Please contact Dana Young at email@example.com
Hitting partners can be arranged for Wednesday and Thursday only. Hitting partners for Friday will be assigned as outlined above.
A stringer will always be on site during business hours. We are able to turn around any racquet within 24 hours. For most requests, we are able to complete in a couple hours. We charge $21 per racquet plus the cost of the string. If you require string, we carry most Babolat synthetic string brands.
TOWELS AND ICE
Ice is provided for any injury and water is available at all levels of Baseline. We do not have a towel service on site, please bring your own court towels.
ON SITE TRAINER
There will be a trainer on site during all times of competitive play.
WHO TO CONTACT DURING THE EVENT
A tournament hotline is available to contact the tournament desk and referee immediately with any concerns or questions: 612-363-9331
LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT
The Twin Cities Metro Transit runs a Light Rail train between the MSP
airport, downtown Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota. You can
very easily take the train from the airport right to campus by taking
the blue line from "MSP airport stations" to "US Bank Stadium" station
in downtown Minneapolis, change trains at "US Bank Stadium" station to
the green line train heading east and get off at "East Bank Station."
The commons hotel is right in front of the "East Bank Station" light
rail stop, and the tennis center is just 4-6 blocks north.
DOUBLES PARTNER - DOUBLES ENTRIES
All players in the draw are assumed to be playing doubles and will be paired up as advised.
If you are planning to play singles only, kindly send an email to tournament staff. We do our best to update doubles partners on the homepage as timely as possible. With often several requests per day, we appreciate your patience in updating partners online.
Due to data privacy, we do not release other player's contact information when requested. We will consistently try to put interested partners in touch, withdrawals and partner changes make this a moving puzzle. Please know that we will pair everyone playing doubles with someone else if possible and will not make that draw until after the mandatory players meeting and check in. In case of an odd number, we would hope there would be an on-site alternate to fill that spot.
Players are selected from a variety of National Lists and generally require Section endorsement.
Entry to this tournament is restricted. To see how entrants will be selected, follow the “Selection Process” link to the left. It is the player’s responsibility to check the selection list(s) after registering online to be sure that a check mark appears beside the player’s name on the list, in order to insure proper registration. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:59:00 AM Eastern 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: 550000419 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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