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**********NEW SATURDAY MORNING UPDATE & NOTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AT 7:33AM*******
EVERYTHING IS ON
SCHEDULE & AT THE SATELLITE SITE IN TUPELO (LOOK FOR BIG WHITE BUBBLE)
Tupelo Courts have two parking lots.
*PARK IN THE SECOND PARKING LOT BY THE BIG WHITE BUBBLE & CEMETERY.
BATHROOMS ARE LOCATED AT THE TOP OF THE HILL.
have partnered with Tupelo in order to have this great level 1 event in case of
bad weather & we are guests at their facility. Please be respectful &
courteous to their facility & this only indoor bubble in the entire state. The space is limited & just a few rules
for spectators please. Must be in front of the baseline within the court
area between baseline & net. This may be hard to explain but I will
As a tournament player
& parent I try hard to schedule matches with little or no wait time but
some things are out of our control & being guests at this facility we may
have to wait on a court every once in a while.
Warm Up- REMINDER THAT WE WILL NOT HAVE ANY WARM-UP COURTS AVAILABLE AT THE SATELLITE SITE. TOURNAMENT STAFF WILL BE THERE AT 10:30AM FOR CHECK-INS.
SCORING! – I KNOW SOME TOURNAMENTS HAVE DIFFERENT
SCORING RULES BUT THIS SCORING FORMAT FOR LEVEL 1 IS THE SAME FOR ALL 3 LEVEL 1
TOURNAMENTS GOING ON THIS WEEKEND & SET BY SOUTHERN TA
ALL SINGLES &
DOUBLES ARE NO AD SCORING
DOUBLES – 1 SET TO 6
WITH SET TIE BREAK TO 7 AT 6-6 ***NO AD SCORING***
MOST TOURNAMENTS ARE
SINGLE ELIMINATION FOR DOUBLES BUT WE WILL HAVE A CONSOLATION & GET THEM
AS MANY MATCHES AS POSSIBLE!
SINGLES - Best of 3
short sets to 4 win by 2, set tiebreaker TO 7 at 4-4
Set tiebreak to 7 in
lieu of the 3rd set
year we had the same situation & had to move into the bubble & everyone
had a great time & many of our young players had never played in a bubble. It was a neat experience for them. Let’s have
another awesome event & super fortunate we do not have to sit around &
watch the rain like many us have done many times all over the south. Look forward to meeting everyone today.
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**LATEST UPDATE AT 6PM FRIDAY-- Updated draws and times have been posted. Also here is the address to the Tupelo Indoor Bubble: 1107 Joyner Ave, Tupelo, MS 38804
Thank you for your patience & all the crazy weather changes. Please check in at least 15 mins before time posted on the draw. We will have an official on all 3 indoor courts tomorrow! *******--OLD UPDATES -- Weather questions - We have had a few questions about the weather & with the crazy weather patterns constantly changing. We will post updates as soon as possible if anything changes with times &\or location. The tournament committee considers below 30 as a condition to consider indoor but this is a last resort because there are only 4 courts indoor & in another city. If we get rain or behind schedule, we will move matches over to indoor. In the past 2 years everything has worked out great & we finished all matches by Sunday afternoon with players getting 6-8 matches. Right now the plan is still playing in New Albany starting on Saturday at 11am. We have 14 courts & keeping 2 courts open for warm up courts the entire weekend if we stay on schedule. If something changes we will send a notification in the "Remind app" as soon as possible. Thank You
LINK TO ALL SOUTHERN LEVEL 1-4 2020
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