Thursday 8/6 3 pm Alternates by Event
WELCOME TO FLORENCE WE ARE GLAD YOU WILL BE JOINING US
Thank you for joining the Peanut Patch tournament. Covid-19 has sideline tournaments and we are happy to be back. The way we do business will change a little to ensure the safety of everyone. Protocols will be in place to help guarantee our tournaments completion.
We look forward to seeing your eyes.
(New COVID-19 Procedures) Virtual Tournament Check-In **Required for All Players**
In response to the COVID-19, we will be using Match Tennis App’s Virtual Tournament Desk technology to help facilitate CDC best practices.
In order to compete in this event, all competitors MUST click the below link to fill out the check-in form, and sign the waiver for this tournament.
Proudly Sponsored by McCall Farms' Peanut Patch
The tournament would like to thank McCall Farms' Peanut Patch for their continued support of our junior tennis tournament. Our goals could not be reached with out your support, involvement, and enthusiasm.
VIRTUAL TOURNAMENT DESK ***MANDATORY FOR ALL PLAYERS***
For the safety of all Tournament players, parents, coaches and staff we will NOT be using a physical tournament desk where social gathering is most common. We instead will be using Match Tennis App’s Virtual Tournament Desk to help facilitate CDC guidelines for social distancing. Please click the “more info” link to learn how we will be using VTD to keep you SAFE during the tournament:
USTA SOUTH CAROLINA RETURN TO PLAY RECOMMENDATIONSUSTA SOUTH CAROLINA JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
Junior tournaments will be limited to singles competition, no doubles, through the month of August.
• Each match will be played with 2 cans of tennis balls; one odd numbered and one even numbered for each player
o Players may mark their tennis balls with a black or brown sharpie to better identify their tennis balls.
o Players should use his/her specific cans of tennis balls during service games.
o Players should take change over breaks on opposite sides of the court or be spaced 6 feet off the net
(creating 12 feet between players). 4 players should not have their bags/chairs between 2 courts.
o Players should not pick up or handle the tennis balls with their hands during the games their opponents
o USTA SC can help provide extra orange and green tennis balls for tournament use.
• If possible, players should take change over breaks on opposite sides of the court. If this is not possible, chairs
should be set at a minimum of 6 feet off the net creating 12 feet of distance. 4 players should not have their
bags/chairs between 2 courts.
• No shade structures should be occupied if players cannot be socially distanced.
• Players, not officials, will retrieve errant tennis balls. If a ball is not retrievable, a new ball will be thrown in. No
like-wear tennis balls.
FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES TO ENSURE YOU'LL RECEIVE COURT ASSIGNMENTS VIA TEXT
* When setting up your Match Tennis App account, all family members should sign in with the same username and password.
* Make sure you add three DIFFERENT contact numbers during the Pre Tournament Virtual Check-In THAT WILL BE ON during the tournament. They all should be cell numbers since messages will be in the form of texts. When you are called to court, all your contact phones will receive the message.
* If you need to add or change contact numbers go to “My Account” in Match Tennis App and click “Completed Waivers” to add or change contact numbers.
TOURNAMENT COVID RULES
Players will be called to court through Match Tennis App. Players are asked to only have on player guest at the tournament.
Players must wear face coverings while not playing. If you go to the restroom you must wear a mask to and from the restroom.
Player guest will be required to wear a face covering at all times while around the facility.
Once your match is finished you must leave facility with in 10 minutes of match finishing. This is for the safety of everyone.
Any areas with caution tape marking the area are not to be crossed. Please do not be disrespectful of the tournament
We all just want to get back to our tournament families. Please help tournaments stay safe and open by following the rules.
Florence Country Club - (CLUB) 538 Fairway Dr. Florence, SC 29501 Girls 10s and 12s
South Florence High School (SOUTH) 3200 S Irby St, Florence, SC 29505 Boys 14s
Florence Christian School (FCS) 2308 South Irby StFlorence, SC 29505 Boys 10s and 12s
FCS is the school that associated Florence Baptist Temple Church. The school does not have a sign on the road,
Wilson Senior High School (WSON) 1411 E Old Marion Hwy, Florence, SC 29506 Girls 16s
West Florence High School - (WEST) 221 N. Beltline Dr. Florence, SC 29501 Girls 14s
Tennis Center of Camden (TCC) 823 Campbell Street Camden, SC 29020 Boys 18s and 16s
The Carolina Academy (CAROL) 351 S Country Club Rd, Lake City, SC 29560 rain courts
Byerly Park (PARK) 700 Russell Rd, Hartsville, SC 29550 Girls 18s
SITES WITH AGE GROUPS WILL BE POSTED 8/3/2020 at 9pm
PRACTICE COURTS 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.
FairField inn and suites
SPRINGHILL SUITES MARRIOTT
SpringHill Suites Marriott 843-317-9050
Hotel Florence- 843-629-0100
Hampton Inn Camden - 122 Wall St., Camden, SC 29020, 803-272-0600Comfort Inn & Suites - 220 Wall St., Camden, SC 29020, 803-425-1010
Player Spectator Guidelines/Recommendations •
If warm-ups are permitted at a facility:
o Limit number of players on a court to 2.
o Limit warm up to 30 minutes if others are waiting.
• Do not touch your opponent’s tennis balls or the tennis balls that may come from an adjacent court.
• At changeovers, go around opposite sides of the net.
• Do not share any equipment or other items with teammates or opponents.
• Come prepared with your own:
o Hand sanitizer
o Sharpie black or brown (this will be used to initial/mark your odd or even balls during your match)
o Water and ice
o Umbrella for shade during changeovers
• Avoid touching surfaces where possible.
NO DOUBLES IN THIS TOURNAMENT
Due to Covid-19 no doubles will be played. Please save yourself the $3 tennislink fee and do not sign up for DOUBLES.
NO PLAY FRIDAY
The Southern Level 3s with a waterfall draw start singles on Saturday morning at 8am. Doubles is canceled due social distancing. NO PLAY ON FRIDAY
PLAYING FORMAT AND 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 no add scoring, (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.
Because this is a Level 3 STA Event the following Selection Process is being used: Top 32 players applying from the USTA/Southern latest standings list. The names of the player who have been selected will appear as competitors. Aternates are listed in the report section. Do not refer to the alternates on the far left side of the web page after competitors have been listed. (That list is not updated). 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 are removed from the other age division. #2. Players not selected to either divisions would remain on the alternates' lists for both divisions but would be obligated to play the division they first get in from the alternates' list. They would be removed from the alternate list in the other division. #3. Players selected to one age division woud 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.
Withdrawal Before Entries Close on Sunday, August 2nd 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 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email subject line include WITHDRAWAL, your name, and division. DO NOT call to withdraw. 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.
Withdrawing During the Tournament: You must 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!
WATERFALL SYSTEM FOR SPLITTING COMPETITORS
The players will be ordered using current USTA/Southern latest standings. The 32 players will be 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
8/02/2020 SUN: 11:59 pm (One minute before Midnight) registration closes You must have finished the registration process before 11:59.
8/03/2020 Selections 8:00 pm
8/06/2020 THURS: 3:00 pm Seeds and Draws posted
8/08/2020 SAT: 8:00 am start with two rounds of Singles
8/09/2020 SUN: Play continues at 8:00 am; 2 rounds Main Draw, Consolation
RETURN TO PLAY RECOMMENDATIONS USTA JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
RETURN TO PLAY RECOMMENDATIONS
USTA JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
Updated May 28, 2020
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting different parts of
the country in different ways and with different timing. Therefore, we believe safely returning to play will be possible in some
cities and states sooner than in others. Before doing so, please review federal, state and local guidelines to make informed
decisions as to when play can recommence.
In addition to the Playing Tennis Safely recommendations for players, facilities, and programming issued by the
USTA on April 22, 2020, available on tennisindustryunited.com, here are some additional recommendations to
consider when hosting a USTA Junior Tournament.
Check with the host facility ahead of time for
any protocols that may apply at that facility.
Arrive at the facility close to assigned start
time, ready to play, and depart immediately
Bring their own water bottles, towel, or any
other personal equipment and store them
inside their tennis bag when not in use.
Bring their own chairs and avoid sharing a
bench with a teammate and/or opponent.
Use headbands, hats, towels or wristbands to
avoid touching their faces during play.
Wash hands often (before / after matches.)
Clearly verbalize score at the start of each point
and use technology to report scores (email or
Maintain safe physical distance between
players during the racquet spin at the start of a
Maintain physical distancing if changing ends of
Offer an acknowledgment such as a nod, a
thumbs up or a “good match” instead of shaking
CHECK THIS SITE OFTEN
Always double check your match times before you leave for your match! Also, check this site for up to the minute weather information. As soon as we make a decision concerning the weather delays, we will immediately post the information on the website.
10 & Under Youth Progression Eligibility
Please be aware this tournament has two 10 & Under Youth Progression divisions. ORANGE BALL DIVISION AND GREEN BALL DIVISION. This means that in order to play in a 10 & Under division, you must be eligible for that corresponding level. If you are not able to register for a 10 & Under singles event, that means you are not eligible for that level. To find out more information call PJ Fulmer at (803) 781-2574.
Boys and Girls 10's Green Ball Divisions
Boy's and Girl's 10's GREEN BALL divisions will be played on a 78' court using low compression green ball. Draw format will be determined by the number of participants. Scoring format as follows: 2 out of 3 short sets using NO AD scoring, first to 4 games (win by 2). A 7 point tiebreak is played if players reach 4 all. If players split sets then a 7 point tiebreak is played for the 3rd set (win by 2). THERE IS NO COACHING BETWEEN THE 2nd AND 3rd SET BREAK IN THE 10 & UNDER DIVISIONS. Doubles will be a 6 game pro set.
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 Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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