MPORTANT TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
Player Selection Type
Thank you for your interest in playing the Boys' and Girls' 16
Junior Singles Championships at Seascape. During the registration
process, please provide your telephone number (cell phone
preferred) and email address. Failure to provide your contact
information will limit the tournament's ability to contact
This tournament is open to all age eligible players, regardless of
whether they are residents of USTA NorCal. USTA Membership is
Entries close for the tournament at 11:59 pm Pacific Time (one
minute before midnight) on Monday, September 25th. To avoid
potential problems that arise when attempting to register at the
last minute, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that players enter well in
advance of the deadline. A player that does not enter by the
deadline is only eligible to be a Late Applicant and is placed on
the bottom of the Singles Alternate List and is prioritized last
for selection into the draw.
ENTERING CONCURRENT TOURNAMENTS
Concurrent NorCal Tournaments:
When entries close, a player shall not be entered in this
tournament and another sanctioned USTA NorCal Tournament if any
parts of the tournaments overlap, unless both Tournament Committees
involved understand the situation and concur in writing. If entries
for the overlapping tournaments close on different dates, approval
must be received from all Tournament Committees no later than the
entry closing date that occurs last. Players who enter a tournament
and play it to completion, may then enter another tournament with
overlapping dates without permission. A player who is on the
alternate list in one tournament is not considered in violation of
the Concurrent Tournament Rule if they enter another concurrent
tournament. Players desiring to enter more a tournament that
overlaps must email the Tournament Director to request permission
on or before entries close and receive this permission before
DRAW AND MATCH FORMAT The singles draw size is limited to 32
players. A Feed-In Championship whereby players are fed into the
consolation through the Round of 16 will be played. The losing
quarterfinalists will play off for 5th and 6th place and a playoff
for 3rd and 4th place will also be held. All main draw matches and
the 3rd/4th playoff will be the best of 3 Tiebreak sets; all
consolation matches (including the quarterfinal playoff matches)
will be the best of 3 Tiebreak sets with a 10-Point Match Tiebreak
played in lieu of the 3rd set.
NORCAL RANKING INFORMATION
Please refer to the Ranking Rules & Tables at the link below
for ranking points earned at the tournament. more info
TOURNAMENT SELECTION AND ALTERNATE INFORMATION
Tournament Selection Process:
Selection will be based on the order players with timely entries
appear on the most recently published USTA NorCal Combined
Sectional Final Ranking List of the division.
Singles Alternate List:
Players will be placed on the Alternate Lists as follows:
• Players with timely entries that were not selected for the
tournament will be ordered based on the USTA NorCal Combined
Sectional Final Ranking List of the division used to select
• Players with timely entries that were not selected and who do not
appear on the USTA NorCal Combined Sectional Final Ranking List of
the division will be ordered by lot.
• Late Applicants: A Late Applicant is a player who enters after
the entry deadline. Regardless of position on a USTA NorCal
Combined Sectional Final Ranking List, a Late Applicant is placed
on the bottom of the Alternate List in the order in which the entry
is received. Two Late Entries received at the same time are ordered
Publication of Selection and Alternate Lists:
The list of players selected for the tournament will be published
to the "Players" Tab on this website on or about Wednesday,
September 26th. As soon as possible thereafter, an ordered list of
alternates will be published to the top of this "Important Info"
Tab. The ordered Alternate List will be used to replace players
that withdraw from the tournament.
Onsite Alternates are those players on the Alternate Lists who have
come to the tournament site to be a last-minute replacement for a
withdrawing player. Onsite Alternates may be admitted into the
singles main draw to replace withdrawing players until the
completion of the first round of play. Any player receiving a bye,
a withdrawal or a retirement in the first round can also be
replaced by an on-site alternate in the second round because this
player has not yet played an on-court match in the event. On-Site
Alternates may not play in the Feed-In Championship unless they
have first played in the singles main draw.
Any Onsite Alternate desiring admittance must check in and be ready
for play no later than 15 minutes prior to the first scheduled
match time of the event for which they are an alternate. The order
of the alternates is based on the original Alternate Lists
published by the tournament, not a more recently published list,
and not in the order in which the players check in.
SEEDING Eight players will be seeded in each 32-player draw.
The Tournament Committee will seed the events based on the most
recently published USTA NorCal Singles Seeding List of the
division; however, if entries are received from players who have a
USTA National Standing of the date entries close in the top 50 of
any division, those players will be considered for seeding.
TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE Provide inclement weather does not
affect the tournament schedule the rounds will be played each day
in the order listed below.
Saturday (Day 1):
Round 1 Singles Main Draw (16 matches) - start times begin at 8:00
Round 2 Singles Main Draw (8 matches); Round 1 Consolation Singles
Sunday (Day 2):
Round 2 Consolation Singles (8 matches) - matches may start as
early as 8:00 am
Round 3 Singles Main Draw/Quarterfinals (4 matches)
Round 3 Consolation Singles/Quarterfinals (4 matches)
Round 4 Singles Main Draw/Semifinals (2 matches); Quarterfinal
Playoff Round 1 (2 matches)
Monday (Day 3):
Singles Final, Singles 3rd/4th Playoff, Quarterfinal Playoff Final,
Consolation Singles Semifinal
To Follow: Consolation Singles Final
Inclement Weather Information:
Information on if and how inclement weather affects the tournament
schedule will be posted to top of this website as court conditions
change. In the unlikely event matches have to be cancelled due to
inclement weather, the order of cancellation is as follows: singles
consolation, singles main draw.
TIME & PLACE OF DRAW; PUBLICATION OF DRAWS & START
• Draws with start times will be published no later than Wednesday,
October 3 at 10:00 am.
TOURNAMENT SITES AND DRAW ABBREVIATIONS The following are
the abbreviations that will appear on the draws:
Seascape Sports Club: SSC on Draw Sheet
1505 Seascape Blvd, Aptos, CA 95003
• FROM THE NORTH: Take Hwy 1 South from Santa Cruz & exit at
Larkin Valley Rd/San Andreas Blvd. Bear right onto San Andreas. At
the third street, turn right onto Seascape Blvd. The club will be
on the right after .7 miles.
• FROM THE SOUTH: Take Hwy 1 North to Larkin Valley Rd. Turn right
onto San Andreas Blvd. From there, follow the above
Aptos High School: AHS on Draw Sheet
7301 Freedom Blvd, Aptos, CA 95003
• FROM THE NORTH: Take Highway 1 South. Exit at Freedom Blvd. Turn
left onto Freedom. Turn right at the second light into the HS.
Drive up into the High School and you can't miss the courts just
past the main buildings.
• FROM THE SOUTH: Take Highway 1 North. Exit at Freedom Blvd. Bear
right onto Freedom and follow the above directions.
Important Note Regarding Traffic and Penalties for Lateness:
Players need to plan accordingly as heavy beach traffic on Highway
17 can more than double commute times. Give yourself ample time to
arrive for a match time as penalties for lateness will be enforced.
If you are running late, please phone the tournament desk - (415)
COMMUNICATING WITH THE TOURNAMENT Please use the Tournament
Director's email address and phone number above for all written
correspondence and inquiries related to this tournament.
WITHDRAWALS Withdrawals Prior to Entry
Prior to entries closing, a player may withdraw and automatically
receive a refund of your entry fee by clicking on the "Withdrawal"
link that is in the Edit Registration box at the top right of this
Withdrawals After Entry Deadline:
Immediately contact the tournament in writing if you need to
withdraw from the tournament after entries close.
• If the withdrawal is due to a injury or illness, the USTA
Regulations require the injured or ill player to submit written
verification from a medical professional before the end of the day
on October 8th (the last day of the tournament).
• If the withdrawal is due to a personal circumstance, the player
must submit a written description of the situation no later than
the end of the day on October 9th (the last day of the tournament)
and the Referee shall determine whether the situation is a personal
Written verification can be faxed or emailed - see above for fax
Entry Fee Refunds When Withdrawal Occurs 6 Days or Less Before
Start of Tournament:
No refund is required when a withdrawal happens on or after Sunday,
October 1. If a player withdraws before this date, the player's $55
entry fee will be refunded.
PRACTICE COURTS Practice courts will be available at the
tournament sites for warm up beginning one hour prior to first
match times each day of the tournament - up to 4 players per court
may be necessary to give all players the ability to warm up.
Although no special arrangements have been made at these sites,
additional courts in the area are at the following locations:
• Harbor High School (6 courts): 300 La Fonda Avenue, Santa Cruz,
• Scotts Valley High School (6 courts): 555 Glenwood Drive, Scotts
Valley, CA 95066
• Cabrillo College (8 courts): 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA
Practice Court Policies:
• Courts are available on a first come, first served basis.
• During high demand times, courts are to have four "Tournament
Players" to a court. Coaches, parents, players not in the draw, and
other tournament guests are NOT considered "Tournament
• Courts are available in half-hour blocks. Please surrender your
court if you have had use of it for a full half hour and players
are waiting to get on.
• Please be courteous to other players, parents, and coaches.
Unsportsmanlike conduct should be reported and is subject to
penalty under the USTA Suspension Point System.
CLOSEST HOTEL OPTION: SEASCAPE BEACH RESORT The closest
hotel accommodations to Seascape Sports Club is the Seascape Beach
One Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
(800) 929-7727 more info
OTHER HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS Best Western Plus Seacliff
7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos, CA 95003
1620 West Beach Street Watsonville, CA 95076
Best Western Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites
1435 41st Ave, Capitola, CA 95010
116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
Motel 6 Watsonville
125 Silver Leaf Drive, Watsonville, CA
Capitola Venetian Hotel
1500 Wharf Road, Capitola, CA
720 Hill Street, Capitola, CA 95010
HOSPITALITY AND PLAYER SERVICES • Water and Ice:
Players are advised to bring water bottles/jugs to ensure they have
ample water for proper hydration.
Seascape Sports Club - The club also has an ice and water machine
available for use by all participants.
Autos High School - Water in a cooler dispenser and ice will be
provided at the tournament desk.
• Club Facilities: Players are welcome to use the swim and
fitness facilities at Seascape Sports Club, which include a locker
room with showers.
• Nearby Food Services: Nearby restaurants are located at
the Seascape Village Shopping Center - click on the link below for
the list of shops. more info
AWARDS & RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP •
Awards: First through fourth place finishers in singles shall
receive awards. Additionally, the winner of the singles
quarterfinal playoff (5th place) and the FIC winner will receive
• Sportsmanship: Players shall be recognized daily for acts
of outstanding sportsmanship with NorCal Sportsmanship Bag Tags. We
accept sportsmanship award nominations from players, coaches,
parents and spectators. At the conclusion of the tournament, a
Sportsmanship Award will be presented to a player in each
BALL TYPE Wilson US Open Extra Duty
DRESS CODE All players are required to wear appropriate
tennis attire and dress in a manner consistent with being a guest
at a private tennis club. Compression shorts, sports bras, shirts
with inappropriate language, shoes not designed for tennis, and any
other attire that is recreational and not tennis-oriented is not
permitted. T-shirts (other than the tournament shirt) are not
acceptable on the final day of the tournament. Tournament guests
are also asked to dress in a manner consistent with being a guest
at a private tennis club. Players and tournament guests not meeting
the dress code may be asked to change prior to going on the
PETS PROHIBITED Animals are prohibited at all playing sites,
including in the parking lot and in parked automobiles.
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Monday, September 24, 2018 11:59:00 PM Pacific 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: 500050618 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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