We Are NOT Playing the 7th/8th
The 7th/8th place matches will not be played out!
Re-Confirm Doubles Times
I made some changes to the doubles times to ease congestion at the tournament desk. Please re-check your match times. If it was moved, it's likely be +/-15min. Sorry for any inconvenience!
You may report to your first match site and turn in your medical waiver there. In order to get your tournament t-shirt and name card, you will need to stop by CTP.
Withdrawals and Doubles Partner Changes AFTER the Deadline
All withdrawals and doubles partner changes after the deadline must be submitted in writing via email to the tournament director (firstname.lastname@example.org). There are no refunds after the deadline.
We will have a pizza party starting at 4:30 at CTP on Thursday.
Atlantic Tire Championship Tickets
The Sportsmanship Award winners and all Singles Champions and Finalists will receive 2 General Admission tickets to the Finals of the Atlantic Tire Championships on Sunday, September 15th. The Atlantic Tire Championship is a Men's ATP event that runs September 9-15th. Check the link for more information!
Your tickets will be at Will Call the day of the finals under the player's name. If you would like to purchase more tickets, please email me (email@example.com) and we can make sure those tickets are also at will call.
Let me know if you have any questions!
Singles Draws will Have 5th/6th Place Playoff
Quarter-finalist losers will go into their own consolation draw. You can find this playoff draw in the consolation section of your player's draw on the tournament homepage. Those 4 players will playoff and the 2 winners go to the 5th/6th place playoff. The 7th/8th place playoff between the losers of the first round playoff matches will NOT be played out (it will be recorded as "Unplayed"). We have done this to remove one round from the consolation draw so we are not forced to play three rounds of consolation singles on either Friday or Saturday. Please email the tournament director if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ORANGE LEVEL 1 AND 2 DRAWS!!!
We will be running Orange Level 1 and Orange Level 2 draws for singles and doubles. Singles draws will be limited to 16 players each, boys and girls, Orange Level 1 and Orange Level 2. Doubles draws will be limited to 16 teams (32 players) each, boys and girls, and will be a combination of Orange Level 1 and Orange Level 2 players. Doubles will be played on Friday evening only, singles play will start on Saturday morning and run through Sunday.
Orange Level 1 singles will receive L4 tournament points and Orange Level 2 singles will receive L5 tournament points. Orange Ball Doubles will receive NC L4 points.
Doubles Draw Format (NOT SINGLE ELIMINATION)
Doubles will NOT be single elimination. We will be running a Feed-in-Consolation, but will only be playing the consolation out through it's third round of play. The 3rd/4th playoff will only be played on Wednesday and will not be rescheduled for another day for any reason. The 3rd/4th playoff match may be the 5th doubles match of the day for some teams which is allowed by the scheduling regulations in Friend at Court.
We have done this so doubles teams have the possibility of playing more than one single match. Consolation matches will only be played on Wednesday (Thursday for the 10 and Under Division). In the event of weather impacting doubles play, consolation matches will be the first matches canceled, and the 3rd/4th playoff will be the second round of matches canceled. Main draw doubles matches may be scheduled after Wednesday at the discretion of the Tournament Committee. Please email the tournament director if you have any questions (email@example.com).
10s Green and Orange Ball
Singles - 2 out of 3 short sets to 4, with ads, 7pt tiebreaker at 4-4, win by 2, 7pt tiebreaker in lieu of the 3rd set
Doubles - one set to 6 games, with ads, 7pt tiebreaker at 6-6
Singles - 2 out of 3 sets to 6, with ads, 7pt tiebreaker at 6-6, 10pt tiebreaker in lieu of the 3rd set
Doubles - 8 game pro-set, with ads
- Main Draw - full two out of 3 set match, with ads
- Consolation - 2 out of 3 sets to 6, with ads, 7pt tiebreaker at 6-6, 10pt tiebreaker in lieu of the 3rd set
Doubles - 8 game pro-set, with ads
Draw Size and Players Selection
Players will be
selected based on the most recently published NC standing list.
10s Green will select 64 singles players and 32 doubles teams
12s-18s will select 64 singles players and 32 doubles teams
Orange Level 1 and Level 2 will select 16 singles players each and a combined 16 doubles teams each.
Players must have a standing in the age division they wish to play in order to compete in an NC L1.
Directions to Play Sites
We will be using all the sites listed below.
Directions from anywhere in N.C. to the Cary Tennis Park
2727 Louis Stephens Drive
From northwest of Cary to Cary Tennis Park:
From Interstate 40 East, take exit #278 on the right. Go 0.2 miles.
Turn right onto NC -55 South. Go 7 miles.
Turn left onto High House Rd. Go 0.1
Turn Left on Carpenter Upchurch Rd.
Turn right on Louis Stephens Dr.
Turn left into Cary Tennis Park.
From south of Cary to Cary Tennis Park:
On NC 55, cross US 1 at Apex and continue on NC 55. Go 6 miles.
Turn right onto High House Road.
Turn left onto Carpenter Upchurch Rd.
Turn Right onto Louis Stephens Dr.
Turn left into Cary Tennis Park (2727 Louis Stephens Dr).
From southeast of Raleigh to Cary Tennis Park:
From Interstate 40 West coming into Raleigh, pass exit #301 and bear left onto I-40 West/I-440/Inner Beltline. Go 8 miles.
Take exit #293A onto US 64 West / US 1 South (not north) Go 2 miles.
Take the exit on the right onto Cary Parkway. Go 5 miles.
Turn left onto High House Road.
Turn right onto Carpenter Upchurch Rd.
Turn right onto Louis Stephens Dr.
Turn left into Cary Tennis Park (2727 Louis Stephens Dr).
From northeast of Raleigh to Cary Tennis Park:
After reaching I-440 South/Inner Beltline, continue south on this Interstate past exit #16 toward Durham.
Continue with the set of directions above labeled "From southeast of Raleigh", starting at step 1. (Exit #16 is in the same area as exit #301 in those directions.)
Annie L. Jones Park (6 cts) (AJ) - 1414 Tarbert Dr. 1. Turn right onto Louis Stevens Dr. Go 0.8 miles. 2. Turn left onto Carpenter Upchurch Rd. Go 0.3 miles. 3. Turn left onto High House Rd. Go 2 miles. 4. Turn right onto Cary Parkway. Go 3 miles. 5. Turn left onto Tarbert Dr. Go 0.3 miles. 6. Turn left into Annie Jones Park.
Middle Creek School/Park (8 cts) (MC) 151 Middle Creek Park Ave, Apex, NC 27539 (just past Middle Creek Park Ave, we suggest checking the satellite image for the exact location of the courts) Turn right on Louis Stephens Drive. Go 1.0 miles.Turn left at Carpenter Upchurch Rd. Go 0.3 miles. Turn left onto High House Road. Go 1.2 miles.Turn right onto Davis Drive. Go 3.9 miles. Continue straight onto N Salem Street Go 1.3 miles Turn left onto Center Street. Go 0.9 miles. Continue straight onto Ten-Ten Road. Go 5.5 miles.Turn right onto West Lake Road. Go 1.3 miles.Turn right onto the road immediately following Middle Creek Park Avenue. Turn left to enter the parking area adjacent to the tennis courts.
You can also go to Middle Creek Community Library at 111 Middle Creek Park Ave, Apex, NC 27539, the tennis courts are just south of the library.
Robert V. Godbold Park (6 cts) (GB) - 2050 NW Maynard Rd. 1. Turn right onto Louis Stevens Dr. Go 0.8 miles. 2. Turn left onto Carpenter Upchurch Rd. Go 0.3 miles. 3. Turn left onto High House Rd. Go 3 miles. 4. Turn left onto Maynard Rd. Go 2 miles. 5. Turn right into Robert Godbold Park.
Ting Park (8 cts) (TING) - 1151 North Main St, Holly Springs, NC. 1. Turn right onto Louis Stevens Dr. Go 0.8 miles. 2. Turn left onto Carpenter Upchurch Rd. Go 0.3 miles. 3. Turn right onto High House Rd, Go 0.8mi. 4. Turn Left onto NC 55. Go 7.4mi. 5. Turn Left onto E Williams St. Go 1.8mi 6. Turn Right onto Sportsmanship Way. Go .2mi. Courts are on the south side of the soccer fields.
Medical Waivers will be turned in at the first match of the tournament, at whatever site you play. You do not need to bring the waivers to the main site if you play your first match at an alternate site!
There will be no refunds for withdrawals after the deadline for any reason.
In order to truly enjoy the sport of tennis, it is essential
to display good sportsmanship which includes abiding by the rules, playing
fair, and showing respect for your opponent. We will have a sportsmanship
award that will be given out to one boy and one girl in this tournament who demonstrates these qualities.
However, we expect that ALL players who compete this week in the NC State Closed to abide by guidelines set forth by "the code". Please click the link below to read: "The Code: The
Players’ Guide for Unofficiated Matches". Good luck to all the competitors
this week! Thank you!
Entering Two Tournaments (USTA National Championship players will not be able to enter this event)
Reminder, it is not allowed for a player to enter two events with dates that overlap without permission from both tournament directors. The Tournament Committee and NC Tennis have decided that we will NOT allow players to register for both the NC Summer Closed singles and the USTA National Championships (Hard Courts). You may register for doubles only. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Host Hotel - Courtyard
A big thank you to our host hotel sponsor, Marriott. Please follow the following link to see the hotels you can choose from.
By registering online for this tournament, I, or if a junior, my parent or guardian certify that I am in compliance with the following statement.
“I hereby certify that I am domiciled in, and a resident of, the State of North Carolina and will have been so for 30 days preceding the start of this tournament; and that during the current ranking year, I have not entered, nor do I intend to enter, any closed tournament in any other USTA District (State) or in any other USTA Section, other than the Southern Section; and that this certification is made to determine eligibility for this tournament and is made under penalty of disqualification by the Tournament Committee from entry, suspension, denial of any ranking or any other appropriate action by the North Carolina Tennis Association.”
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.
This is your tournament and we are here for you.
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 Tuesday, July 23, 2019 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: 700089419 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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