Events - Alternates by Event
WEATHER UPDATE Sunday 12:45 pm
It's still raining throughout the city. We are done.
Thanks for coming and working with us yesterday and today.
Yesterday was a very demanding day for all involved, but the kids did great!
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!
DOUBLES INFO UPDATE for Saturday 5-11-19
ALL Doubles matches will be played after Singles this afternoon.
You must play Doubles in the same division that you are playing in Singles.
Format: 6 game set, ad scoring with a 7-point tie breaker at 6 games all.
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BIRTH CERTIFICATE ALERT!!!
All players must have a BIRTH CERTIFICATE or GREEN CARD on file with the USTA Southern office for proof of citizenship. You must do one of the following before you can begin play in the tournament.
Fax to: USTA Southern office at 770-368-9091 or
Email to: Simon@sta.usta.com
To check to see if your Birth Certificate or Green Card is on file with the Southern office go to more info.
USTA Southern records indicate that the below players do
not have proof of citizenship on file. This tournament is restricted to the
following Jr Players: U.S Citizens; Permanent Resident Aliens; Diplomats; Refugees/Asylees;
CTA. Refer to USTA Regulation IX.C.
Nelson, Kaden (Kade) Nelson
All players must have a copy of a Birth Certificate or
Green Card on file in the Southern office for proof of citizenship. Please
submit a copy of the Birth Certificate or Green Card, along with the players’
name, USTA number, and current city in which you live via email to BirthCertificates@sta.usta.com
or via fax 770-368-9091.
Copies must be submitted by 12 p.m. E.S.T. this Friday,
May 10, 2019. If the draws for this tournament are full, players without proof
of US Citizenship may not be eligible to participate regardless of ranking.
*** IMPORTANT to ALL PLAYERS***MATCH TENNIS APP
We are excited to provide our entrants with the highest quality tournament experience!
Please register for Match Tennis App. We will be using Match Tennis App during our tournament for the following:
1. Important Tournament Notifications- you must register to receive automatic email messages for (rain delays, schedule changes, draw changes etc.) instead of having to check the website over and over.
2. "Doubles Pairing" - Privatized Service (Find a doubles partner for our tournament. Register, add your name to the list, and connect with others looking)
3. "Find a Warm-Up Partner" Privatized Service (Find a partner to warm-up with before your matches. Register, Add your name to the list, and connect with others looking)
Please register now to use any of these free services. Enter promo code "AL-25650” during registration for free access. You must register through the website before you can use the mobile app. No Credit Card Required. Please click the "more info” link to register.
Still Need A Doubles Partner?
If you need a doubles partner please use The Match Tennis App Free Doubles Pairing Service. Please click the link below to register, add your name to the doubles request list, and communicate privately with others who are also looking for a doubles partner. This service is privatized through Match Tennis App, so you do NOT have to share any personal contact info with others unless you choose to do so!
If you are already a Match Tennis App subscriber, find our tournament, go to the tournament details page, click the “Find a Doubles Partner” button, and add your name to the doubles partner request list for our tournament. Click the “more info” link below to register:
Late entry fee is $95.00
Please make check to: Jack Standifer
If you would like to enter, email us at: email@example.com
Please include name, USTA#, age division and contact #.
Late Entry Deadline for Singles is Monday, May 6th at 5pm CST.
Effective immediately players signing up for a Southern tournament as a late entry, will be charged an additional $25.00. This policy will cover Level 1, 1A, 2 and 3 events”
If your CC failed, you can pay at check-in.
Make check to: Jack Standifer for $70.00
Report directly to your given site to check-in either Friday for doubles or Saturday for singles. Registration opens at 4 pm CST on Friday and 7 am CST on Saturday.
“Parent/Player Behavior & Medical Release"
The USTA requires a medical release SIGNED BY THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN for every player. This form must be presented at the time of the tournament registration. Please download and bring this form completed with you to check-in. Players are not allowed on court without this signed release.
Entering 2 Divisions
Players are allowed to enter 2 divisions.
1. Players selected to both divisions they apply for will automatically be selected to the older age division. They would be removed from the other age division.
2. Players not selected to either division would remain on the alternates lists for both division but would be obligated to play the division they first get in from the alternates list. They would be removed from the Alternates lists in the other division.
3. Players selected to one age division would be removed from the alternates list of the division they were not selected.
4. Once a player is selected for any one division NO CHANGES can be made.
Southern Level 3 Format
FORMAT & SCORING
32 players will be selected for each event and then be split into two Draws of 16 players using the Waterfall System for selection with a Full Feed in Consolation through the Quarters and 3/4 playoff. All Singles draws (12-18) will play the best two out of three tie-break sets with a Match tie break in lieu of the third set. The Finals of the Consolation will not be scheduled and will not be played.
Boys and Girls 10's will play on the 78 foot court using Yellow Green Dot Balls and up to a 29" racquet.
The required scoring format, for 10's singles matches, shall be the best of two short sets (first to four (4) and win by two), with a set tiebreak (first to seven (7) and win by two) at 4-4 in each set, and a set tiebreak (first to seven (7) and win by two) in lieu of the third set.
Doubles scoring format is a 6 game set.
SEEDING for Singles & Doubles
Seedings shall be done using only the results from the most recently publicized USTA Southern Combined Standings Lists of the division in the order in which players appear on the lists.
Doubles Seeding: Teams shall be seeded in the order of their combined standings (e.g., Player A holds #1 standing and Player B holds the #10 standing. The Team of A & B would have combined standing of 11.) Teams that have the same combined, the tie shall be broken by using the highest singles standing of the 4 players.
SCHEDULE of PLAY
Friday: Doubles starts at 5pm CST.
Saturday: 2 rounds of Main Draw Singles and one round of feed-in consolations, followed by Doubles.
Sunday: 2 rounds of feed-in consolations and 2 rounds of Main Draw Singles, followed by Doubles.
Player's Choice Tennis
1074 Montgomery Hwy.
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
The Regions golf tournament is being held during our tournament and rooms will be hard to find! So, book your rooms asap.
Birmingham Marriott for HMTC
3590 Grandview Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35243
Last Day to Book: 4-19-19
DoubleTree by Hilton for BSC
808 S. 20th St.
Birmingham, AL 35205
Last Day to Book: 4-19-19
Free Breakfast Buffet for 2.
Pool Fitness Center
Hoover Met Tennis Complex (HMTC) (BG10s, BG12s & BG14s)
100 Ben Chapman Dr.
Hoover, AL 35244
Site Director: Bob Cianchetti
Cell #: 205-601-3965
Birmingham Southern College (BSC) (BG18s)
900 Arkadelphia Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35254
Site Director: Jenny Robb
Cell #: 205-902-1188
Birchtree Swim & Tennis (BST) (G16s)
Hoover, AL 35226
Site Director: Julia Keffer 205-908-6176, Mychelle Widra 205-335-1633
Hoover High School (HHS) (B16s)
1000 Buccaneer Dr.
Hoover, AL 35244
Site Director: Trent Hagan
Cell #: 404-784-5361
TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE
Tropical Smoothie Cafe will provide smoothies for all players at all sites on Saturday at noon.
Tropical Smoothie Café
1350 Inverness Corners
Birmingham, AL 35242
USPTA Pro Penn Extra Duty Felt for Divisions that are be played on hard courts.
BGs10s Pro Penn Green Dot
A UAB trainer will be available at Hoover Met Tennis Complex (main site) throughout the tournament.
Our staff is available for private lessons and warm-ups throughout the tournament. Match warm-ups cost is $20 per session. Contact us at:
205-835-8657 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The alternate list will be updated daily. It's listed above - "Alternate by Event". If you plan to enter another tournament, you have to first e-mail me at: email@example.com to take your name off the altenate list.
ON SITE ALTERNATES
"On Site" Alternates must register at their age group's tournament site. You can inform the Tournament Referee on Friday night or before that you plan to be an On-Site Alternate. Please make sure we have accurate contact information for you to be reached during the weekend. On-Site Alternates will be selected in the order of the Alternates List. On Site Alternates should be on-site when their age and gender check in for play 30 minutes prior to the first match in the first round.
All tournament sites will be open for practice each morning of the tournament at 7am. Courts will be available on a first come-first serve basis.
A player may withdraw from a match or tournament only because of injury, illness, or personal emergency. A player who cannot play a match shall notify the Referee at once so their opponent will save a trip. A player who withdraws from a tournament is not entitled to the return of the entry fee unless the player withdrew prior to the published refund deadline date, which is (7) days prior to the start of the tournament. In the event of inclement weather and you do not play any matches in this tournament you are entitled to a partial refund based on the fixed tournament expenses. Please understand that tournaments have fixed costs which include: Trophies, T-shirts, Balls, USTA Officials, and many other costs that we must cover. The tennislink portion of your entry fee is non-refundable in accordance with USTA policy. If you complete a match there is no refund/credit. Thank you for your understanding.
Youth Progression for 10 and under Events:
All Players ages 10 and under must play thru the new Youth Progression System. Starting with 2017 Tournaments players will only be allowed to enter tournaments at their approved level or one level below. No playing up will be allowed. In general players will find the progression from Orange 2(entry Level, will count as a level 5) to Orange 1(intermediate Level will count as a level 4) the quickest, then from Orange 1 to Green Level 10's(Advanced will count as at least a level 3) slightly more difficult, then from Green Level 10's to Yellow Ball play in 12's more difficult. Once a player ages up to 11 they will be eligible for Yellow Ball Play automatically. We hope the New Progression Pathway will help all players find their natural pathway.
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 Friday, May 3, 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: 703228419 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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