Clarification for Match format
Due to some confusion with an earlier post, this is to clarify match formats. All of Sundays singles matches are short sets with a 7 point tiebreak. MONDAY: The main draw singles will play 2 out of 3 sets with a 10 point tiebreak in lieu of the third set. The consolation will will continue to play short sets. Doubles will be a 6 game set with AD scoring.
Monday's schedule is posted. The main draw singles will play 2 out of 3 sets with a 10 point tiebreak in lieu of the third set. The consolation will will continue to play short sets. Doubles will be a 6 game set with AD scoring.
JDS Monday Warm Up
JDS will open Monday at 7:45 am for warm-ups. Since we are starting matches later the facility will open later.
Sunday 7:15 Update
We will be playing at 9 am. JDS opens at 7:30 and Tattnall and Stratford will open at 8:15. Mercer is always open for warm ups.
Singles Match Times are posted for tomorrow. We will still be playing short sets for singles. Doubles match times are posted. Doubles format will be a 6 game pro set with AD. At 6 all a 7 point tiebreak will be played.
5:15 Weather Update
ALL matches for today have been postponed. We are in the process of updating the draws. New match times will be up shortly. Thank you again for all your patience.
Clarification from the 1:00 PM Update
To clarify from the earlier update, today's matches are in a 1 hour delay from the times that are posted on the draw. For example, if your match time on the draw is 2:00 PM your match is at 3:00 PM.
Saturday 1:45 PM Update:
Matches will start at 3:00 PM. The courts are ready for warm-ups. We will clear the courts at 2:30 PM for matches to begin at 3:00 PM.
Saturday 1:00 PM Update:
All matches are still scheduled to start at 3:00 PM. Due to the late start for today and the unpredictability of the weather, we have decided to postpone the second round of singles for today. We are going to try our best to play the first round of the main draw singles. Thank you for your continued patience.
Saturday 12:00 PM Update
All matches will now be in a 1 hour delay from the newly posted match times. We will update again at 1:00 PM.
Saturday 11:45 AM Update
New draw times are posted.
FORMAT CHANGE: After speaking with USTA Southern, Today's format will be short sets for all matches. Players will play 2 sets to 4 with a 7 point tiebreak at 1 set all. At 4-4 in a set, a 7 point tiebreak will be played to determine the set.
10:00 AM Update
We are redoing the schedule for today. Matches will not start before 2:00 PM. The Boys 12 singles will be the first matches that play. New draw times will be up by 12:00 PM (noon).
Saturday 9:45 AM Update:
It has started to sprinkle. Singles matches are now in a 2 hour delay from your original scheduled match time. For example, if your singles match was at 10:30 AM it is now 12:30 PM. Next update will be at 10:45 AM.
Saturday 1/19 Weather Update
After conversations with USTA SOUTHERN, we have decided that doubles play for today is postponed. Doubles matches will be moved to Sunday. All singles matches will be in a 1 hour delay from your original scheduled match time. For example, if your singles match time was 10:30 AM your match is now at 11:30 AM. Our next update will be at 9:45 AM.
8:30 AM Update
The courts are still wet. We are now in a 3 hour delay from your original scheduled match time. Another update will be made at 9:30 AM. Warm-ups will not start until the courts are drying.
Saturday 7:30 AM Update:
The courts are still wet. We will be in a 2 hour delay from your original scheduled match time. Another update will be made at 8:30 AM. Warm-ups will not start until the courts are drying.
6:15 am Saturday Weather update
The courts are wet. We will be in a 1 hour delay from your original Scheduled match time. A new update will be given at 7:30 am.
Just reminder, Player Lunch will be from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM at JDS.
Girls 12's Doubles
A seeding error was made in the girls 12's Doubles. It has been corrected and the draw is showing the correct information.
Seeding was done strictly from the Southern Standings posted on 1/16.
Please make sure you look at your match time and Site before arriving.
John Drew Smith Tennis Center (JDS)
Stratford Academy (STRAT)
Tattnall Tennis Center - (TATT)
** Mercer Tennis Center will be for warm ups when the team is not practicing. If they are practicing please do not disturb them**
Friday Check In Time and Location:
Friday Tournament Check IN:Friday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm@Comfort Inn and Suites120 Plantation Inn DriveMacon, GA 31210If you can not check in on Friday you can check in at any site before your first match. T-shirts will only be given out at JDS (Main Site) on Saturday.
Warm Up Drills
Please text 479-459-4495 to sign up for the Saturday warm up drill which will be held at 730-830am on Saturday. Please register at http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-4558023/Warm-Up-Drillsto sign up for the Sunday drills.Cost for the drill is $18.00 per session. Need a minimum of 4 registered and paid participants or drill may be canceled
Hitting lessons will also be available throughout the tournament. Cost is $30/1/2 hour or $60.00/hour. Please text 478-954-6852 to schedule your hitting lesson.
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Please click "more info" and print out the Medical Release.
You are only allowed to sign up for one age division. If you sign up for two age divisions you will be charged with no refund from either divison. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
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Format of Play
The Format of Play for Singles
is a 128 Draw, Full Feed-In Consolation through the Round of 16, with
Quarterfinal Playoffs and a 3rd/4th Playoff in the Main Draw.
The Scoring for Main Draw Singles 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 with WITH AD scoring (7pt tie-break at 6-6.)
• Prior to Entry Deadline: If entries have not yet closed, a player may withdraw
by going to the tournament’s USTA TennisLink Home Page - the same web page that
the player registered for the tournament. Once in the system, click on the
"Register Now" text in red. When taken to the next page, click on
"Withdraw" on the left hand side of the screen. You will need your
confirmation number from your original registration to withdraw. Because your
credit card will not be charged prior to the entry deadline, no refund needs to
be made. If you cannot locate your confirmation number, contact
Entry Deadline: Immediately
contact the tournament if to withdraw from the tournament - email addresses of
the Tournament Director and/or Referee will be posted on the tournament’s USTA
TennisLink Home Page.
* NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN ONCE THE ENTRIES CLOSE
Late entry information
A 10 dollar processing fee
will be added to all late entries after the deadline has passed. A player will
not be added into the tournament until all fees are paid. Late entries are
listed in the order they are received. If your name comes up and the seeding
has been posted, late entries can not be added if they affect the seeding.
12/3/18 - Entries Open
01/06/19- 11:59 pm Entries will Close
01/09/19 - By Noon Selection Lists posted to the Tournament
Website - If your credit card had issues, you can call 478-954-6556 to give
01/09/19 – Noon Alternates List Posted
01/10/19 - Start calling alternates for any open spots - You
have 12 hours to respond
01/14/19 Mon - 11:59 PM Last Day to make doubles changes: add
or change partner, enter or withdraw via Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
01/17/19 Thu - 9:00 am First Match Times posted
01/18/19 Fri - 10:00 am Draws Posted
01/18/19 Fri - 5:00-7:00 pm Check-In at Comfort Suites (FRIDAY ONLY)
01/19/19 Sat - 7:00am - check-in resumes at John Drew Smith Tennis Center (JDS)
01/19/19 Sat - Practice Courts Open at 6:30 am at JDS 7:00am
at Tattnall, 8:00am at Mercer, Play begins at 8:00 am with all Boys & Girls
1st Rd Doubles, followed by 1st Rd of Singles, 2nd Rd of Singles, 1st Rd of
Consolations, 2nd rd Doubles
01/20/19 Sun - Practice Courts Open at 6:30 am at JDS, 7:30am
Tattnall, 8:00am at Mercer, Play continues at 8:00 am, Rd of 16 Doubles, Rd of 32 Singles, 2nd & 3rd Rd of Consolation, Quarter Final Doubles.
01/21/19 Mon - Practice Courts Open at 7:45 am at JDS, Play
continues at 9:00 am, Doubles Semi Finals, Rd of 16 & Quarterfinals Singles,
4th and 5th rounds of Consolation, Final and 3/4 Playoff Doubles.
01/22/19 Tue - Practice Courts Open at 6:30 am, Play
continues at 8:00 am, Singles Semi Finals & Finals & 3rd/4th Playoff, Consolation Rd of
16 & Quarterfinals
Drew Smith Tennis Center (JDS)
3280 North Ingle Place, Macon GA 31210
Tennis Center (TAT)
1155 College Street, Macon GA 31210
Stratford Academy (STRAT)
6010 Peake Rd, Macon, GA 31220
Practice Facility when the Mercer Tennis Teams are not practicing
will NOT take you to the courts. Please use
University Campus, Macon, GA 31207
THESE DIRECTIONS * * From JDS: Turn right on
Northside Dr. * Turn left on Riverside Dr., travel to first red light. * Turn
right on Arkwright Rd., travel 1/10 mile. * Turn right on I-75 South, travel 7
miles. * Take Exit 163, Mercer University Blvd. * Turn left on Mercer
University Blvd., travel 4/10 mile (second red light). * Turn left into Mercer
University Campus. * Tennis courts are on the left, parking lot is on the
Tennis courts are located next
to the Football Stadium
Please check your doubles
1. If you have a partner and they are NOT listed by YOUR
name, please email the tournament to confirm your partner.
2. If you are not playing doubles but your name is in the
doubles event, please email the tournament to remove your name.
3. If you are playing doubles but your name is not in the
event, please email the tournament to add your name.
4. If you do not have a partner, use Match Tennis App to find
a partner. BOTH players must confirm the pairing. The tournament does not team
players up for partnerships.
PARTNERS MUST BE CONFIRMED BY 11:59 PM MONDAY JAN 14th.
Entries will be accepted
online before the entry deadline, and via email (after selections are made).
• Only players selected for singles will be selected for
doubles. There will be no 'doubles-only' selections.
• Alternates may participate in doubles if space is
available.• The doubles deadline is 11:59 PM Monday Jan 14th.
• Doubles play will begin on Saturday, January 19th.
• Email doubles entries to email@example.com both partners must email
to confirm partnership.
* Six game pro sets with add scoring are to be played
throughout the doubles event, including the finals.
Wilson balls will be used for
We will have a table set up
all weekend for PLAYERS ONLY. A players lunch will be provided Saturday from
11:30 am - 2:00 pm at JDS.
A Stringer will be at John Drew Smith Tennis Center each day of the tournament.
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 Sunday, January 06, 2019 11:59:00 PM 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: 700014719 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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