Saturday 8:45 PM update
Here is the schedule for Day 8
Finals of doubles at 8:00 AM
Semis of consolation at 8:30 AM
Finals of main draw singles at 10:30 AM
Finals of consolation at 12:30 AM
Have a great night!
Tuesday Warm-Up change at HTC
TUESDAY Warm-up Change at HTC -
Because of limited courts at HTC on Tuesday - Warm-up will be limited to 30 minute intervals.
ACA- Main Site - We will be sweeping all courts to be fresh before matches begin at 8am.
So warm up is limited to 6:15-6:45am Courts 13-18 & 6:45-7:15am Courts 15-18
30 min block per player and 4 players per court.
We will have a sign up court sheet available each day at the front desk. Stop by the desk or call 256-881-0931.
This will be the procedure for each day.
No ClayCourts available for warm up after play starts. We have 5 outdoor hardcourts that can be booked as well in 1 hour blocks.
HTC - Alternate Site - 1/4 mile away OPENS AT 7AM- Match courts will be available for warm up from 7:00-7:40am. All players must be off match courts by 7:40am. Match courts will not be re-swept after warm up. They will be re-swept after first match is completed. There will be 7 NON-Match claycourts open all day for practice that you can reserve starting at 8am. HTC has 6 hard courts as well
Player Reservations: HTC will only take walk in reservations, on a first come, first serve basis beginning Sunday, July 14th. $2.00 per person per hour. Adult or Junior will be able to pay $2.00 for an hour reservation on courts not being used for matches. We will not take phone reservations, you must be present to be assigned a court for warm up.
HTC will NOT take phone reservations
Please check with the front desk before practice to see which court you can use and PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE with the time as many players are here and time is limited.
ALTERNATES INFO & ENTRY PROCESS
Replacing a Singles Main Draw Player PRIOR to making the draws ,The tournament committee shall replace a player who was accepted as part of a Section’s quota with the next player on the Section’s endorsement list. The tournament committee shall replace a player who was NOT accepted per the above, with the next highest remaining alternate (National Standings List).
*Replacing of Singles Main Draw Player After Draw is Made , but Before the Completion of the 1st Round: The tournament committee shall replace a player after the draw is made, but before the completion of the 1st round with the highest listed remaining alternate…No players are replaced in the draw after the completion of the 1st round. For example, a player who wins their 1st round, but cannot play their 2nd round due to injury, will NOT replaced with an alternate.
*** 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)
In order to receive all important Tournament notifications, YOU MUST register. Enter promo code “AL-32695” 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 below to register.
In Need of 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.
USTA Medical Release & Waiver
Every player must provide a signed form prior to beginning play. Minors must have the form signed by their parent or legal guardian.
Tournament Match Sites
Athletic Club Alabama
3250 Leeman Ferry Rd. SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
Draw Abbreviation: ACA
Huntsville Tennis Center
2305 Airport Rd. SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
Draw Abbreviation: HTC
Welcome to HUNTSVILLE! Follow this link for more information on our city and local attractions:
Surface & Balls
This National Rank Level 1 tournament will be played on Clay Courts using Wilson Regular Duty Balls. Wilson is designated as the Exclusive and Official Ball of all USTA Junior National Championships.
Withdrawals and Entry Fee Refunds
Withdrawal Prior to Entry Deadline:
Go to the Tournament Website under "EDIT REGISTRATION" on the right side of your screen and click "Withdraw". If you do not know your Confirmation #, then click "Locate Confirmation" just below "Withdraw". We cannot withdraw you, you must do this yourself. You will lose the entry fee if you do not withdraw online before registration closes.
Withdrawal After Entry Deadline:
Immediately contact the Tournament Director to withdraw from the tournament be emailing email@example.com
In the email subject line include WITHDRAWAL, your name, and division. DO NOT CALL TO WITHDRAW. If the player is not playing because of an injury or illness, the player shall provide written verification of the injury or illness from a medical professional no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament. There are no refunds after entries close. All withdrawals for reasons other than illness, injury, and personal circumstances or withdrawals for any reason without the proper written notification are actually defaults and Code of Conduct Reports will be completed for each defaulting player even though an alternate may take that defaulting player's place in the draw.
You must see the trainer and get approval from the Head Referee in person. If not, it will count as a "No Show." WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY WITHDRAWALS OVER THE PHONE! If the player is not playing because of an injury or illness, the player shall provide written verification of the injury or illness from a medical professional no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament OR a visit with the onsite trainer will suffice.
Thank you to our host hotel: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton - Huntsville South!
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton - Huntsville South ($129/night)
6000 Memorial Parkway SW
Huntsville, AL 35802
Hampton Inn-Arsenal/South Parkway ($124/night)501 Boulevard South
Huntsville, AL 35802
Huntsville Marriott at the Space & Rocket Center ($129/night)
5 Tranquility BaseHuntsville, AL 35805
Holiday Inn Research Park
5903 University Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35806
Draw & Match Formats
224 Singles Draw/112 Doubles Draw
Main Draw Singles: Best of 3 tiebreak sets
Consolation Singles: Best of 3 tiebreak sets with 10-point match tiebreak in lieu of 3rd setDoubles: Best of 3 tiebreak sets shall be used in the semifinal, final, and playoff for third place doubles matches. The match format for all other doubles matches shall be the best of 3 tiebreak sets with a 10-point match tiebreak in lieu of a 3rd set
Replacing a Singles Main Draw Player PRIOR to making the draws: The Tournament Committee shall replace a player who was accepted as part of a Section's quota with the next player on the Section's endorsement list. The Tournament Committee shall replace a player who was NOT accepted per the above, with the next highest remaining alternate (National Standings List).
Replacing of Singles Main Draw Player AFTER draws are made, but BEFORE the completion of Round 1: The Tournament Committee shall replace a player after the draw is made, but before the completion of the 1st round with the highest listed remaining alternate. No players are replaced in the draw after the completion of the 1st round. For example, a player who wins their 1st round, but cannot play their 2nd round due to injury, will NOT be replaced with an alternate.
Doubles Eligibility & Selection Process
Players Eligible to Enter Doubles Event
The following players are eligible to enter and be selected for the doubles event of a USTA National Championships:
- Singles Players
- Singles Alternates
- Players with doubles-only endorsements
A player may not enter one division in singles and a different division in doubles at sites where two divisions are held.
NO other players are eligible to play doubles.
Selection of Doubles Teams for Draw
The Tournament Committee shall accept up to the maximum draw size into the doubles event in the following order:
1. Teams comprising two players in the singles draw shall be accepted
2. Teams comprising one player in the singles draw and one sectionally-endorsed player not in the singles draw. If more than the maximum number of entries is received, selection order is based on the most recently published National Individual Doubles Seeding List, except that no team compromised of a Late Applicant shall be selected before a team comprised of timely applicants. Tournaments are NOT authorized to expand the draw size in order to accommodate these types of teams.
3. Teams comprising of two sectionally-endorsed players not in the singles draw. If more than the maximum number of entries is received, selection order is based on the most recently published National Individual Doubles Seeding List, except that no team compromised of a Late Applicant shall be selected before a team comprised of timely applicants. Tournaments are NOT authorized to expand the draw size in order to accommodate these types of teams.
Determining Order Using National Individual Doubles Seeding List
Teams shall be seeded in the order of their combined standings using the most recently published National Individual Doubles Seeding List of the division. For example - Player A holds the #1 standing and Player B holds the #10 standing on the National Individual Doubles Seeding List. The Team of A&B would have the combined standing of 11. A team with a combined standing greater than 11 is seeded after Team A&B. If there is a tie, the team with the player that has the highest doubles standing on the list shall be seeded in the higher position. For the purposes of determining the combined standing of a team when one or both players has no standing in the division, such players shall be assigned a standing equal to one less than the lowest player of the National Individual Doubles Seeding List.
Doubles Registration Information
ALL PLAYERS MUST CHECK-IN ON SATURDAY, JULY 13 at the DOUBLES REGISTRATION TABLE at Athletic Club Alabama TO BE ENTERED in the doubles draw. Doubles players that do not have a partner may be paired with another player looking for a partner by the Tournament Committee.
Wild Card Information
1. Seeding shall be done using the most recently published National Singles Seeding List of the division.
• Players may be moved within major groups (1-4, 5-8, 9-16, 17-32) due to direct wins if players are separated by
less than 100 ranking points.
• Players may be moved between major groups due to direct wins if players are separated by less than 50 ranking
2. Players with ATP, WTA, ITF and WTA rankings shall also be considered.
3. Players not yet considered for seeding who have ratings within the competitive range of those being considered for
seeding may also be considered for seeding. Additionally, a player already under consideration for seeding may be
seeded higher or lower if justified by the competitive range of the ratings.
Tournament Order of Play
Athletic Club Alabama has 5 Indoor Hard Courts which will be made available in the case of inclement weather.
Stringing for the tournament will be available at Athletic Club Alabama throughout the tournament. The cost is $20/racquet if you provide your own string. There will also be a variety of string selections available for purchase at Athletic Club Alabama.
Medical trainers from Huntsville Hospital will be available at all tournament locations 30 minutes prior to the start of play each day.
No pets are permitted at the tournament or practice court sites. Service dogs are welcome!
Eligibility for USTA National Junior Tournaments
National Ranking Point Tables
Entering Two Divisions & Selection Process
USTA Resources & Tools
Players are selected from a variety of National Lists and generally require Section endorsement.
Entry to this tournament is restricted. To see how entrants will be selected, follow the “Selection Process” link to the left. It is the player’s responsibility to check the selection list(s) after registering online to be sure that a check mark appears beside the player’s name on the list, in order to insure proper registration. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:59:00 AM 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: 700121619 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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