Withdrawals Before the Deadline
Players needing to withdraw before the deadline will need to do so themselves via Tennislink. Click the Withdraw button and follow the prompts. If you have lost your confirmation number, there is a "Find Confirmation Number" link right by the Withdraw button. Players who do not withdraw themselves and are selected will be charged, no refunds.
Doubles for this Tournament
Doubles will begin on Friday, September 27th at 5:00 PM. Please register with a partner so we have a complete team. WE WILL NOT PAIR PLAYERS or give out any players contact information. Doubles draws will be limited to 16 teams per age division. Players must register in the same age group as they register for singles. Remember, priority will be given to the players who register before the deadline and are in singles.
9/19/2019 THURS: 11:59 pm (One minute before Midnight) registration closes
9/19 Selections by 8:00 pm
9/26 THURS: 3:00 pm Seeds and Draws posted
9/27 FRI: 4:00-7:00 pm Player Check-In at Cary Tennis Park
9/27 FRI: 5:00 pm Doubles Matches begin (at least two rounds)
9/28 SAT: 8:00 am start with two rounds of Singles followed by one round of Consolation, with one round of doubles to follow
9/29 SUN: Play continues at 8:00 am; 2 rounds of Main Draw, 2 rounds of Consolation, Doubles finals
* It is the PLAYER'S responsibility to know their next match time and show up in a timely manner
* Check website OFTEN for updated match times.
* ALL USTA RULES WILL BE ENFORCED FOR LATENESS
* All Players should report 30 minutes prior to EACH match through out the tournament
Seeding and Draws
STA L3s will have 32 entries per division. The tournament shall have two (2) balanced draws in each age divisions. The two draws will be determined by use of the waterfall system. If entries are 23 and under then regular 32 draw will be sued. Doubles is a 32 player, 16 team, draw size.
Seeding shall follow the USTA Southern Section seeding
regulations and will be provided by Southern with the selection list. Seeds and Draws will be posted Thursday September 26th by 8pm. Seeds will be taken from the most recent STA standings list.
10s - Two out of three short sets to 4 games, NO-AD, 7pt tiebreaker at 4-4, 7pt tiebreaker in lieu of the third set
12s-18s - Two out of three sets to 6 games, with ads, 7pt tiebreaker at 6-6, 10pt tiebreaker in lieu of the third set
All Age Divisions - One set to 6 games, with ads, 7pt tiebreaker at 6-6
The tournament committee reserves the right to change this format due to weather or any unforeseen delay of play.
CTP - Cary Tennis Park 2727 Louis Stephens Dr. Cary, NC
GB – Godbold Park 2050 NW Maynard Rd. Cary, NC
MC - Middle Creek School Park 123 Middle Creek Ave. Apex, NC (Off West Lake Rd., Near Middle Creek Community Library)
NOTE: Please allow yourself at least 30 minutes from Cary Tennis Park (CTP) to drive to Middle Creek Park (MC) during the event
TING – Holly Springs Tennis Complex (Ting Park) 1151 N. Main St. Holly Springs, NC (Behind the baseball stadium)
NOTE: Please allow yourself at least 30 minutes from Cary Tennis Park (CTP) to drive to TING Park (TP) during the event
USTA Southern will provide selection list. Players will be
selected directly from the USTA Southern Standing list in the age division in
which they apply. Players will no longer be considered for selection based on
their lower age division standings.
Using the latest USTA/Southern standing list, the top 32 players applying from each age group will be selected by the Southern Office. Each group of 32 players selected from each age group will be divided into two draws of 16 each. We will be using a waterfall system to make sure each of the two draws are balanced by strength. A change to this process is that prior to splitting players using the waterfall system, the players selected from the younger age group will be placed in their proper position based on strength. The 32 players were split as follows: Red 1,4,5,8,9,12,13,16,17,20,21,24,25,28,29,32. Blue 2,3,6,7,10,11,14,15,18,19,22,23,26,27,30,31
Registering for two Divisions
Registering for two Divisions: Players are allowed to enter two divisions with these guidelines: (1) Players selected to both age divisions they apply for will automatically be selected to the older age division. They will be removed from the other age division.(2) Players not selected to either division would remain on the alternate's lists for both divisions but would be obligated to play the division they first get in, from the alternate list. They will be removed from the Alternate list in the other division. (3) Players selected to one age division will be removed from the alternates list of the other division.(4) Once a player is selected for any one division no changes can be made.
Residents Inn Hotel information
A big thank you to our host hotel sponsor, Marriott. Please follow the following link to see the hotels available.
MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
The USTA Southern Section requires a signed release covering
all entrants in USTA Southern Section events. The release must be signed by the
entrant and parent or guardian of any entrant who is a minor.
The Cary Tennis Park has 13 courts with Playsight Live Streaming Cameras which will be streaming during the tournament. People may view the courts on a desktop by visiting Playsight.com and selecting the tab “Live and on Demand” then searching “Town of Cary”. From there you would then select the “Town of Cary” and then choose the court you wish to view. Playsight also has an app for viewing from a tablet or mobile device. You must download the app and set up a free Playsight account
Playsight Video Recording
Players may purchase a video recording of matches played on the live streamed courts at $30 per match. To purchase a match, you must first download the Playsight app and set up a free Playsight account. Then follow these steps to purchase and record a match.
1. Determine if the player is assigned to a Live Streamed Court (Courts 1-12 and Stadium)
2. Go to the front desk of the Cary Tennis Park and purchase access to the QR code assigned to that court.
3. Once you purchase the access, you will be given your receipt and a Playsight Card to deliver to the Tournament Desk.
4. The Tournament Desk will confirm the PlaySight court which court the player is assigned, take your Playsight Card, and will present the QR code for the assigned court to be scanned through the app.
5. Once the QR Code is scanned you will be able to join the session of that particular court. Please do not leave the session in the app, as it will terminate your recorded.
6. Once the match is completed and you leave the session, the recording will be downloaded onto your Playsight account through the app for viewing. It will show up under the activities tab. (This may take 5-10 minutes)
Personal Recording ofMatchesYou may use personal recording devices to record a player’s match. If the opponent requests that their player not be recorded, you must either remove the device or only record your player’s side of the court.
We will use Wilson US Open heavy duty balls
The link below list all the addresses of public courts in the area. Keep in mind that these courts are first come first serve and may be hosting league matches.
Warm-up courts at tournament sites will be available before play begins, but will not have warm-up courts once play starts.
*Please do not trespass on private courts or break into locked courts!!!
Click here for a list of public courts
Refund Policy and Withdraws
All withdrawals should be emailed to the tournament director's email listed above. Withdrawals received after the deadline, are not eligible for a refund. This is NC Tennis Policy
The trainer will be located at the Cary Tennis Park. We will also have stringers available through out the day.
Late entries will be allowed so long as the late entrant would not be seeded. Also, late entrants will be put at the bottom of the alternate list regardless of ranking.
What if Im an alternate?
Check out one of these tournaments- Raleigh Fall Junior L4 -Click the link for more info
Players can decide to remain on alternate list for this tournament or they can notify Cary Tennis Park TD in writing to remove themselves from alternate list. Please know that if players are signed up for two tournaments after the tournament deadline on the same weekend, they are subject to suspension points
Tournament Player Responsibilities
The following tournament procedures are provided by the USTA North Carolina (aka NCTA) to help you navigate and enhance your tournament experience. We have organized it by time-frame to help you with having the smoothest tournament experience possible.
In most junior tournaments you are playing "unofficiated" matches. When you register for a tournament, you declare that you know the rules of tennis and you will be playing your match according to THE CODE (pages 36-42 of Friend at Court). Please take a few minutes to review these 6 short pages of The Code with your player via the link at the end of this message.
Now—1-2 Days Prior to Tournament Start: Review The Code and make sure you as a player are familiar with its contents. – Become familiar with the tournament homepage (it is the page where initial registration was found) and identify:
o Respective age division's scoring and match format (ex. 4 or 6 game sets, ad or no-ad scoring) o Special rules or regulations for your age division (ex. racket/court size, balls used)
o Bookmark the tournament homepage in your smart phone* so you can reference it during the tournament and check it for the most up to date information pertaining to weather delays. (*If you do not have a smart phone, print out the tournament homepage for reference during the tournament.) - Print the Medical Waiver/Parent Alert and fill it out and take it with you to tournament check in
When draws are posted:
-Draws are usually available on-line on the tournament homepage by noon Thursday prior to the tournament;
-On the tournament home page, check the “Draws” tab to find the your match time and location
-Confirm the appropriate site for your event if tournament is using multiple facilities
-Tennis is an outdoor sport—please refer to the weather and have player(s) dress and prepare accordingly.
- Confirm the drive time to the play site and make plans to arrive at least 30min prior to match time
-Traffic is not an accepted excuse for being late.
-Recheck match time and location.
-Recheck the website for any updates.
-Arrive at least 30min early.
-Fill water bottles, re-grip rackets, use the bathroom, etc
-The player (not parent) needs to check in for his/her match 30min early.
-If a court opens up due to a match ending quickly, the tournament desk can get you on early to help the tournament as a whole move along.
-Once checked in, stay near the tournament desk where you can hear your name being called.
-You are on the clock once your name is called; if it takes 5+ minutes to get to the tournament desk after you are called, you risk losing the toss and possibly starting down 0-3 in the first set
-If no official is present, spin your racket before warming up to determine server and sides.
-Warm-up is 5min (roughly 3min ground strokes, volleys, overheads, 2min serves).
-You are responsible for warming up your opponent for the full 5min if they request it.
-Whenever an issue comes up during play, it is your responsibility as players to settle it amongst yourselves in a timely manner.
-Parents and any other spectators cannot be consulted during any on court disagreements. Doing so may result in penalties assessed to the player(s) and/or possible removal of the parent(s) or spectator(s) from the premises.
-You may not leave your court for any reason other than to find an official. This includes between sets.
-If your opponent does not call out the score, says the wrong score, or you cannot understand the score, catch the serve and confirm the score with your opponent, then start the point over again
-If you forget the score or have a disagreement:
o Each of you state what the score is in your mind along with how you arrived at that score.
o If you cannot agree, go back to the most recent score you can agree on. If any part of the ball hits the line (even a single hair), the shot is good.
-"Lets" may be called by either player while the ball is still in play.
- If you feel your opponent did not call a ball correctly:
o Give you opponent the benefit of the doubt.
o You may ask "Are you sure?" once; if the player confirms their call, continue playing, no further discussion.
o If you believe you recognize a pattern of incorrect calls then you may ask an official to assist. You will continue to make your own calls for the time the official is present
Unforced Errors: it is considered unsportsmanlike conduct for players, parents and spectators to applaud unforced errors
Coaching (talking to a player on court during a match) is only permitted during the rest period after the second set prior to a match tiebreak.
o Please get an official before beginning your 3min of coaching on court.
o If you decide to take a bathroom break before the 3min is up, you forfeit your remaining coaching time.
After Each Match: - Both players need to return the balls and report the score to the tournament desk together, in a timely manner. Check the draws posted at the tournament or online for your next match time and location
o This should be done as soon as possible as your next match could be an hour after completing your previous match.
Refer back to the "Match Day" section above and go through this document again for each of your matches. Be aware that match times may change after the draws are posted, so check the draws multiple times. Rain Delays: The most up to date information is on the tournament web-page. Please refrain from calling the tournament desk during a rain delay as we will NOT provide any information via phone. The tournament committee is busy making plans for the weather and rescheduling potentially hundreds of matches. You will not receive any information over the phone that is not on the tournament homepage.Please be patient with us, we want the tournament to go on just as much as you.
The role of USTA officials is to help ensure fair play and to clarify any questions you may have about the rules and regulations of tennis but NOT for instruction (scoring, serving and receiving order, tie-breaks, etc) When you enter a tournament you are expected to know the rules and how to play a tournament match. That said, USTA officials are your Friend At Court, not the tennis police, so when in doubt please contact officials with any questions or concerns you may have.
If you have any questions prior to any tournament you may email either the Tournament Director or Referee or during the event inquire at the Tournament Desk. Their contact information is listed on the tournament homepage (email is preferred). Please note all withdrawals must be done by email.
Hopefully the above suggestions/procedures will enable you to have a fair and enjoyable tournament. The Tournament Committee always welcomes any suggestions you may have.
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is restricted. Please consult your Section or District rules and regulations for entry requirements for this tournament. If you enter this tournament and are not eligible, any refund is as the discretion of the Tournament Director. Only USTA members can register online if available.
In the future, you can jump straight to this tournament by entering the tournament identification number: 700054519 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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