WHO TO CONTACT
Please direct all questions to Mason Hemmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-625-2444 (email is preferred).
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.
5. Entry and Selection Process for National Level 2 tournaments: https://www.usta.com/content/dam/usta/pdfs/USTA%20National%20Level%202%20Tournaments.pdf
The Graduate Hotel Minneapolis, is the official tournament hotel of the Baseline Tennis Center.
To book a room, please call the hotel directly at 612-379-8888 or the toll free number 800-822-6757. When booking a room, be sure to ask for the Baseline Tennis Center Room Block. OR copy and paste the link here: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=76179&Chain=21643&template=RBE&shell=RBE&start=availresults&arrive=10/11/2019&depart=10/14/2019&adult=1&child=0&group=101119BASE
General info on the hotel can be found by clicking "more info" below.
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:
SCHEDULE OF PLAY
8-8:50AM: Assigned warm-up courts with doubles partner for 25 minutes per player/team
9AM: Doubles round of 16
10AM: Doubles quarterfinals
Singles round of 32, round of 16 and back draw round 1 to follow
8-8:50a: Assigned warm-up courts for 25 minutes per player
9a: Doubles semifinals
Not before 9a: Singles quarterfinals and back draw round 2
To follow: Singles semifinals and back draw quarterfinals
8-8:50a: Assigned warm up courts
9a: Doubles Final and Doubles 3/4th Playoff as well as any back draw semi, 5th place playoff, 1st or 3rd place singles matches as available
To follow: Consolation Final
MATCH AND DRAW FORMAT
• Main Draw Singles: Full Feed in through R16 (playoff for 3rd, and 5th place, NO 7th/8th place playoff) Best 2 out of 3 sets, with a 10-point tiebreak in lieu of a full 3rd set; regular scoring
• Doubles Matches: Single elimination (playoff for 3rd & 4th Place) 8 Game Pro Set with a 7-Point Tiebreak at 7 games all; No-ad scoring
Consolation is mandatory and will be played to completion.
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.
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.
There will be 1 roving official for every 4 courts. Singles semi finals, final, 3rd place and doubles final will be chaired.
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.
Saturday will have designated indoor warm up courts free of charge from 8-8:25a and 8:25-8:50. Sunday will have designated indoor warm up courts free of charge from 8-8:50a. Monday warm-up courts will be assigned from 8-8:50a.
Indoor practice courts are available prior to Saturday at a junior rate of $28/hr. How to book practice courts prior to Saturday 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 to arrange a hitting lesson prior to Saturday.
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. If players provide their own string, we charge only $21 per racquet. If you require string, we carry most Babolat synthetic strings.
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 not be a trainer on site during this event.
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
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, September 19, 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: 550000519 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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