Congratulations to the 2019 Sponsorship Award winners:
Girls - KIDA FERRARI
Boys - LUKE DONOVAN
FRIDAY CHECK-IN INFORMATION, ALSO IMPORTANT INFO FOR PEOPLE WHO COULDN'T MAKE CHECK IN ON TIME BUT NEED TO CHECK INTO THEIR HOTELS (AFTER 7:00 PM)
YOU MUST PIC
WE WILL HAVE A CHECK-IN AT REBSAMEN TENNIS CENTER ON FRIDAY NIGHT FROM 3:00 - 700 PM. THIS IS NOT MANDATORY FOR ALL NON-SEEDED PLAYERS, ALTHOUGH IF YOU HAVE A SATURDAY MATCH, YOU SHOULD TRY AND MAKE FRIDAY CHECK-IN IF POSSIBLE.
FOR ALL SEEDED PLAYERS AS WELL AS ANY UNSEEDED PLAYERS THAT DON'T PLAY UNTIL SUNDAY, YOU HAVE THE OPTION OF CHECKING IN ON FRIDAY NIGHT. IF YOU DON'T, THEN YOU WILL CHECK IN AT BURNS PARK TENNIS CENTER ANY TIME ON SATURDAY AT THE TOURNAMENT DESK UP TO 5:00 PM. IF YOU HAVE A LATER TIME ON SATURDAY, YOU ALSO HAVE THE OPTION OF CHECKING IN AT BURNS PARK ON SATURDAY.
FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T MAKE CHECK-IN BUT ARE GETTING IN TOWN PAST 7 PM ON FRIDAY NIGHT, YOU WILL NEED TO GET YOUR VOUCHER AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE HOTEL IN WHICH YOU ARE STAYING (VOUCHERS FOR TOURNAMENT HOTELS ONLY). THE VOUCHERS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR FIRST NIGHT, NO MATTER WHAT NIGHT THAT MAY BE.
MONDAY TIMES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL DRAWS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT/EARLY SUNDAY MORNING
All Monday times will be available early Sunday morning for all draws.
SCORING FORMAT - VERY IMPORTANT
THE SCORING FORMAT IS AS FOLLOWS:
ALL MAIN DRAW MATCHES ARE TO BE A FULL BEST TWO OF THREE SETS
ALL CONSOLATION MATCHES ARE TO BE TWO OUT OF THREE SETS WITH A 10-POINT TIE-BREAK FOR THE THIRD SET.
DOUBLES WILL REMAIN 8 GAME PRO SETS UNTIL THE FINALS AND THAT MATCH WILL BE A BEST TWO OF THREE SETS WITH A TIE-BREAK FOR THE THIRD.
PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org WITH ANY QUESTIONS. THANKS!
GIRLS SINGLES DRAW WILL NOT BEGIN UNTIL SUNDAY
Make your plans for the girls singles draw to not begin until Sunday.
Due to the size of the draw, we are able to push the girls back to a Sunday start.
THE CONSOLATION CANNOT START UNTIL MONDAY SO WE HAVE TO KEEP THE MAIN DRAW IN LINE WITH THE CONSOLATION SO THEY FLOW TOGETHER AND NOT HAVE ONE GET AHEAD OF THE OTHER.
Most unseeded boys will still need to plan on a Saturday start.
ARKANSAS FLOODING NOT AFFECTING THE TOURNAMENT SITES OR HOTELS
We have had several questions regarding the flooding in Arkansas.
We are fortunate that all the playing sites and the hotels will not be affected by the flooding here in the state.
We thank many of you for your concerns for those affected.
ATP CHALLENGER EVENT, THE LITTLE ROCK OPEN, FINISHING UP OVER THE FIRST WEEKEND OF THE TOURNAMENT, ALL PLAYERS RECEIVE FREE PASS TO MATCHES
We are very excited to have the Little Rock Open, a men's ATP Challenger event, going on at Rebsamen Tennis Center the week before the Southern 16's.
FRIDAY ALL PRO MATCHES HAVE BEEN MOVED INSIDE TO THE LITTLE ROCK ATHLETIC CLUB.
The quarterfinals, semis, and finals will be on Friday-Sunday, June 7-9. You will all be checking in and playing those days.
ALL PLAYERS WILL RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY FREE PASS TO THE TOURNAMENT WHEN YOU CHECK IN, SO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COME OUT AND WATCH SOME OF THE BEST TENNIS PLAYERS IN THE WORLD PLAY!
Look for more information on the Little Rock Open website by clicking on the "more info" tab.
HOTEL INFORMATION - ONE FREE NIGHT HOTEL FOR ALL PLAYERS
PLEASE BOOK YOUR HOTEL BY 6 PM ON MONDAY, JUNE 3 TO BE GUARANTEED THE FREE NIGHT
WE ARE HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE ONE FREE NIGHT HOTEL FOR ALL PLAYERS.
IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR FREE NIGHT, YOU MUST STAY IN ONE OF THE TOURNAMENT DESIGNATED HOTELS.
PLEASE BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM BY MONDAY, JUNE 3 AT 6:00 PM AT ONE OF THE TOURNAMENT HOTELS IN ORDER TO BE GUARANTEED THE FREE NIGHT. AFTER THAT DEADLINE, THE HOTELS WILL NEED TO RELEASE WHATEVER ROOMS AREN'T BOOKED IN OUR BLOCK. THANK YOU!!
YOU WILL RECEIVE A VOUCHER AT THE TOURNAMENT CHECK-IN (WHETHER YOU ARRIVE ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY) FOR YOUR FREE NIGHT. PLEASE CHECK IN FIRST TO GET YOUR VOUCHER BEFORE CHECKING IN TO YOUR HOTEL.
ALL HOTEL INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE BY JANUARY 31.
HOST HOTEL - FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON LITTLE ROCK MIDTOWN
FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON
925 S. University Ave, Little Rock, AR 72204
Please call 501-664-5020 to book reservations
Minimum 3 night stay to receive free night (with voucher)
Closest host hotel to Rebsamen Tennis Center
Click on the "more info" tab for a direct link to the Four Points Sheraton>
HOST HOTEL - HILTON GARDEN INN LITTLE ROCK DOWNTOWN
This is a new hotel for us for the Southern 16's. It is downtown which is right in between the Rebsamen Tennis Center and the Burns Park Tennis Center. It is also downtown which gives you plenty to do at night!
Address: 322 Rock St, Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone: (501)244-0044 (this number is new)
IF YOU USE THE PHONE NUMBER, REMEMBER TO SAY YOU ARE WITH THE SOUTHERN 16'S.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VOUCHER YOU RECEIVE AT CHECK-IN APPLIES TO A STANDARD DOUBLE ROOM.
CLICK ON THE "MORE INFO" TAB FOR THE DIRECT LINK TO THE HILTON GARDEN INN LITTLE ROCK DOWNTOWN >
HOST HOTEL - HAMPTON INN AND SUITES
HAMPTON INN AND SUITES (501)537-3000
1301 S SHACKLEFORD, LITTLE ROCK, AR 72211
Phone number (501)537-3000
IF YOU USE THE PHONE NUMBER, PLEASE REMEMBER TO TELL THEM YOU ARE WITH THE SOUTHERN 16'S.
REMEMBER THAT IF YOU BOOK A SUITE, YOU MUST PAY THE DIFFERENCE FROM THE VOUCHER WHICH ONLY COVERS THE STANDARD ROOMS. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!
TWO NIGHT MINIMUM REQUIREMENT WITH THE USE OF THE VOUCHER.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VOUCHER YOU RECEIVE AT CHECK-IN APPLIES TO A STANDARD DOUBLE OR KING ROOM.
Click on the "more info" tab for a direct link to the Hampton Inn and Suites>
ALL TIMES POSTED ARE CENTRAL TIME UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED:
6/02 SUN - Entry deadline at 11:59 pm (1 Minute before midnight) Central TIME
6/03 MON - Deadline for Player Wildcard Submissions at 5:00 pm
6/04 TUE - Wildcard committee will review all requests and applicants will be individually notified
6/04 TUE - Tournament will be sent a selection list no later than 5:00 pm
6/04 TUE - Tournament Director Selection Process to be completed by 10:00 pm
6/05 WED - Respond to late entry requests ($25 additional fee for all granted late entries)
6/05 WED - Use State alternates list to replace players until Noon
6/05 WED - Ordered alternates list posted at Noon (any late entries go below all other alternates)
6/06 THU - First alternate reached verbally will have 15 minutes to decide before the next alternate is contacted
6/06 THU - Noon All seeds,draws,and match times will be posted.
6/07 FRI - 3:00 - 7:00 pm Check-in at Rebsamen Tennis Center
6/07 FRI - 4:00 pm stop calling alternates - onsite alternates will fill any open spots
6/07 FRI - 8:00 pm Extended doubles deadline for those looking for partners
6/07 FRI - Rebsamen Tennis Center open until 9:00 PM for practice
6/08 SAT - All players that didn't check in on Friday will check in Saturday anytime at Burns Park Tennis Center
6/08 SAT - Open spots will be filled by ON-SITE Alternates according to the posted order of alternates. Onsite alternates must check in at registration.
6/08 SAT - First Round Main Draw Singles (Rd of 256), No seeds play on first Saturday
6/09 SUN - Main Draw Rd of 128, Doubles Rd of 128 and 64, seeds begin play on Sunday
6/09 SUN - 6:00 pm College Forum at Rebsamen Tennis Center
6/09 SUN - 6:00 pm Player Party and Ping Pong tournament at Rebsamen Tennis Center
6/10 MON - Doubles Rd of 32, Consolation 1st Rd, Main Draw Rd of 64, Consolation 2nd Rd
6/11 TUE - Doubles Rd of 16 and Doubles Quarterfinals, Consolation 3rd Rd, Main Draw Rd of 32, Consolation Rd 4 Quali
6/12 WED - Doubles Semifinals, Consolation 4th Rd, Main Draw Rd of 16, Consolation Rd 5 Quali
6/13 THU - Doubles Finals and 3rd/4th playoff, Consolation 5th Rd, Main Draw Quarterfinals, Consolation Rd of Qrts Quali
6/14 FRI - Consolation Quarterfinals, Main Draw Semifinals, Consolation Semifinals
6/15 SAT - Main Draw Finals, Main Draw Singles 3rd/4th Playoff, Consolation Finals
NEED A DOUBLES PARTNER? TRY THIS SITE
If you are in need of a doubles partner, click on the link (the "more info" tab) to go to the Match!Tennis site.
Quick note: The doubles deadline for the Southern 16's will extend to Friday night, June 7 at 8:00 PM. If you find a doubles partner after the website deadline, you must email your doubles team to email@example.com.
PING PONG TOURNAMENT AT PLAYER PARTY SUNDAY NIGHT, JUNE 9
Let's see who's the best of the best in a little game of ping pong! All tennis players think they're great at ping pong so who's going to show us how it's done?!
We will have a tournament in the player tent during the player party on Sunday night. Party starts at 6:00. First 128 kids (boys and girls together) get to play for the title! Don't forget to sign in at the Friday night check-in or on Saturday at the tournament desk.
There will be 3 sites for the Southern 16's:
Rebsamen Tennis Center (Reb) (host site) - 1501 Leisure Place, Little Rock, AR 72204
Burns Park Tennis Center (BP) - 4000 Joe Poch Road, North Little Rock, AR 72218
Otter Creek Racquet Club (OC) - 14000 Otter Creek Parkway, Little Rock, AR 72210
GROUP PRACTICE DRILLS AVAILABLE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
WE WILL HAVE GROUP PRACTICE DRILLS AVAILABLE FOR ALL PLAYERS AT THE FOLLOWING TIME:
FRIDAY 3:00 - 4:30
GROUP LIMIT IS 8 PEOPLE. ALL GROUP DRILLS WILL BE HELD AT REBSAMEN TENNIS CENTER. COST FOR FRIDAY DRILL IS $20. YOU WILL NEED TO CALL RAUL BERMUDEZ AT 501-766-1119.
THERE WILL ALSO BE AN EARLY MORNING DRILL SESSION ON SATURDAY MORNING FROM 6:30 - 7:30 AM AT REBSAMEN. AGAIN, CALL RAUL TO SIGN UP. COST FOR THE SATURDAY MORNING SESSION IS $10.
NEED A WARM-UP?
IF YOU NEED AN INDIVIDUAL WARM-UP, PLEASE CALL RAUL BERMUDEZ AT 501-766-1119. HE WILL GET YOU SIGNED UP WITH EITHER HIMSELF OR ONE OF HIS ASSISTANTS. INDIVIDUAL WARM-UP COST IS $25 PER HALF HOUR. RAUL WILL LET YOU KNOW WHERE THE WARM-UP WILL BE. IT WILL DEPEND ON YOUR REQUESTED TIME.
ALL STRINGING WILL BE DONE AT REBSAMEN TENNIS CENTER. WE WILL HAVE AT LEAST 2 STRINGERS AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES AT REBSAMEN FROM FRIDAY THROUGH MOST OF THE WEEK.
THE REBSAMEN PHONE NUMBER IS 501-664-0736, THE AFTER HOURS STRINGER NUMBER IS 501-351-4120.
Medical Release Form
Everyone must have a signed Parent medical release form at check-in. You can print one from the Internet or just fill one out when you check in. DON'T MAIL, or fax, the release to us. To print a form, click "more info".
Singles: Boys' and Girls' singles 192 (Changed in 2016) draw with Feed-in championship through quarterfinals and playoff matches for 3/4 places.
Play in the FIC is mandatory. Semifinal losers in the main draw are required to play the 3/4 playoff match.
The Singles official draw will be made Wednesday, June 5. The draw will be posted online after noon, Thursday, June 6.
Doubles: Boys' and Girls' doubles will be single elimination with a 3/4 playoff.
NO INFORMATION ABOUT THE DRAW WILL BE GIVEN BY PHONE.
All applicants NOT admitted to the main draw shall be listed in order, to be moved into the main draw if/when spaces become available.
* The order will be based on Southern Standings.
* To find out the order go to the Alternates lists in the Reports Section at the top of the Important Info page. Alternate lists will be posted as soon as possible and updated often thereafter.
* If you are an alternate from your state and are NOT admitted on June 5 or thereafter, you may do any or all of the following:
1) Stand by as an on-site alternate on Saturday, June 8 for all first round matches
2) Stand by as an on-site alternate on Sunday, June 9 for the second round matches that involve players that received a bye in the first round
*** If you are an alternate, please make sure the tournament has accurate contact information so that you may be contacted when needed.
REST PERIODS BETWEEN SINGLES MATCHES
The following heat policy will be implemented:
When players are scheduled to play 2 singles matches in one day, they will be offered a rest period equal to the length of their first match (up to 3 hours). They will be offered a minimum of 2 hours rest regardless of first match length. This rest period guideline does not apply to doubles.
3-Minute Coaching Break
In matches playing a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set there will be a 3-minute coaching break between the end of the second set and the match-deciding tiebreak. This 3-minute break is treated the same as the 2-minute set break between first and second sets, except that players may receive coaching on the court. Players may not leave the court. unless requesting a toilet break. The toilet break will be taken after the 3-minute coaching break. No coaching is allowed during the toilet break for either player.
*On-site alternates must arrive at the site where your division is being played prior to matches being played for which you want to be considered.
*You must sign the ordered alternate sheet and remain at that site.
*If a vacancy occurs, the highest ranked "signed-in" alternate will be admitted.
* Once the on-site alternate is paged, he/she will have 4 minutes to report.
* If he/she takes longer than 4 minutes to report, he/she will be bypassed until a subsequent vacancy occurs.
ELECTRONIC DEVICES PROHIBITED ON COURT
Players may not use electronic devises on court that are designed for communication (cell phones, etc.) or data storage/display (pocket notebook, rolodex, word processor, etc.). Use of these devices will result in immediate code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct. (A device that is in the "ON" mode constitutes use.) Notes and printed materials brought on court for reference with a player are permitted.
We will be using the Wilson US Open ball for all matches.
This tournament is providing one free night hotel to all
players! To receive your free hotel night, you must stay at the
tournament designated hotels.
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, June 02, 2019 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: 700014519 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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