Virtual Tournament Desk Registration **MANDATORY FOR ALL PLAYERS** by September 16 by 9pm
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.
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.
VIRTUAL TOURNAMENT DESK (Please Click Link Below and Read)
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:
Thank you for participating in the 2020 Harold Smith Tournament.
Things are different this year due to COVID-19 precautions and
current USTA rules and guidelines.
Remember to wear "all white" for the dress code. Harold Smith's
rule.This is one thing that has not changed. Guys bring additional
white t-shirts. We will try to take your photo with a nice
The draws are up and the tournament Id number is 700043420. Look
under the "Draws" tab near the bottom of the page if you are new to
Here is the Tournament link:
Bring your own water and ice and refreshments. our water fountains
are turned off. Bring enough for all your matches. We will not be
distributing drinks, ice, and food.
There are no T-shirts this year and trophies are only for the main
draw champion and finalist.
COVID, COVID, COVID! Please follow all the rules and precautions to
keep everyone as safe as possible this weekend.
Wear your mask unless you are on the court. That includes the
parking lot. City of Charleston ordinance and current USTA
Tournament Sanction rules:
Stay 6 feet apart.
No social gathering. Leave the premises when your match is done.
Don't stay and support your friends.
Restrooms. Don't come inside the building unless you are using the
Your match time will be on the draw. When you arrive check-in
through the Match app when you are ready to play.
Use your Match app to find the court you need to report to. The
balls will be on your court.
5-min. warmup. This is not league tennis. We are on a tight
schedule with limited courts so start your match as soon as your 5
min warmup is done. Use the restroom before you are called to the
Use your Match app to report the scores and leave the ball on the
court for pickup.
If you are in a round-robin draw, and there are only 4 players in
your division, make sure you play all your matches.
If you are in a first match consolation draw (more than four
players or doubles teams) you will have a consolation draw to play
in if you lose your first match. Once you play your second match of
the tournament, if you lose, you have finished playing the
tournament. The consolation match draws will be posted on
There are "ghost" times (times based on the outcome of other
matches) for your first match in the consolation draw. If the
person or team that defeated you in the first round loses their
next match, they are out of the tournament and you will move up to
your next scheduled match on the draw. If they win their next
match, you will play the match that is scheduled. Or just ask when
your next match is.
Everyone is coming to have fun this weekend so remember to use
kindness even in problem-solving this weekend!
Join us for our super fun "Harold Smith Classic" Adult Tennis
The theme of this "old school" tournament is to wear all white
tennis clothes and take some fun, classic tennis photos.
Harold Smith passed last year and this will be our first tournament
without him. His on court legacy is kindness to everyone, giving
back to the tennis community, and personal sacrifice to help
integrate the tennis courts of Charleston so everyone can
Covid 19 precautions to help keep participants safe are:
Draws will have limited space so register now.
Sanction rules require wearing your mask except when on court for a
match and to stay six feet apart.
No food or t-shirts will be distributed.
Restrooms will be available but no hanging out in the
Players will likely be called to the court for their match with a
text and remain outside of the building and court area until match
We will not have spectators gathering to watch matches.
Once your match is done you will leave the balls on the court and
report your scores with text or a phone app.
Let's have fun and stay safe!
18 and over scoring will be best of 3 sets with a 10 point tie
breaker for the third set.
Senior 50 and over doubles will be one 8 game pro set with a 10
point tiebreaker. the scoring change is based on playing several
matches on hard court.
Player Selection Type
Register on time. Late entries may or may not be accepted at the discretion of the tournament director. If accepted, THERE WILL BE A $25 EXTRA CHARGE FOR LATE ENTRIES.
Withdrawal Prior to Entry Deadline: Go to the Tournament website and click "Withdraw" in the "EDIT REGISTRATION" box on the right side of your screen. From there you can 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
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Sunday, September 13, 2020 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: 700043420 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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