Events - Alternates by Event
Florida Residency Requirement
Players and their parents are required to be permanent residents of Florida in order to be eligible for this level tournament. Paperwork (as per the link) proving the parents and player are permanent residents must be RECEIVED in the USTA Florida office and APPROVED three weeks from the start date of the Level 3, 4, or 5 tournament, Players wishing to check their approval can check the Tentative Ranking list published approximately 16 days before the start of the tournament or contact the USTA Florida office: firstname.lastname@example.org
UTR for Seeding
This tournament is using UTR to seed the players in each age division. The UTR rating is updated daily so the seeds are based on the UTR posted, Wednesday, January 2nd. USTA Florida is using UTR as a tool to seed the Level 3, 4, & 5 tournaments. This was started with the Level 3 Bobby Curtis in June 2018. The findings so far are anywhere from 88 to 91% accurate a seeded player will be in the final rounds of the tournament. We are still evaluating UTR to use in future USTA Florida tournaments for seeding. Follow the link for more information on UTR.
First match times will be available Wednesday, January 9, 2019
by clicking on the tournament home page under notes. Draw size for
singles is 64.
Player Selection Type
Available motels include : Ask for Lakeland Winter Sectional rate.
- The Imperial Swan, " Home of the Detroit Tigers", - $79- phone
-863-647-3000.; The Holiday Inn Express and Suites Lakeland South -
3405 South Florida Avenue , $129.00 + tax which includes the
following amenities - free high speed wifi, complimentary breakfast
buffet, 24 hour fitness center, outdoor heated swimming pool, 50"
HD TVs, micro-fridge, microwave and Keurig machine with
complimentary coffee. Call 863-606-1000 with a reservation cut-off
date of 1/2/2019
Each player will receive a free t shirt. A free bar-b-que chicken
lunch will be served to all players, their families and coaches at
12 noon Saturday, January 12 at the Beerman Family Tennis
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, December 30, 2018 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: 151400219 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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