Tournament Postponed: The USTA Men's 40 & 45 & 45 Mixed, (ITF Grade A) Is postponed
Due to the COVID-19 virus and with an obvious eye to all on the abundance of cancellations of many major sporting events, we have made the difficult decision to postpone this event. According to TennisLink, all entree fees were not processed at time of entry however if anyone has been charged, we will gladly refund your money. Send an email to USTALTC@ gmail .com. Our new tournament dates will be October 23rd.- 28th. I will have further details later Today (Friday 13th. - can't make this up). If you wish, you can reach me by phone at 954-873-1803
Covid 19, Latest Update Thursday March 12, 2020 on the Covid-19 and Tournament Status
To All Players and Tournament Officials At this point, all of you who have already entered online and for those players who are contemplating or planning to play, this is what I can tell you at this moment. I have been in constant contact with State and County Health officials along with the USTA and ITF in a concentrated effort to make an informed and responsible decision on proceeding with the Men's National 40 & 45 Clay Courts along with the 45 Mixed scheduled for April 3rd. to the 8th..
Based on information at my disposal at this time, the tournament is still scheduled to start at noon on Friday April 3rd. However, with that said, much more information that I feel can properly guide us is expected over the next 72 hours. that is why I am informing everyone that a final determination will be made at 4 pm, Monday the 16th. I am fully aware that this may frustrate those who need to book airfares and get the best possible rates along with accommodations. In the meantime, I encourage anyone who has any questions or concerns to call me at (954) 873-1803.
One final note. knowing in advance this may be an issue, I have worked with Tennislink and USTA to make sure no entry fees are processed until the night of the deadline has past. This way we will not be in a refund frenzy as far as Entry Fee money is concerned. So till Monday I wish you all good health and feel free to call me. Thanks Frank!
Please read this latest CORONAVIRUS advisory from the ITF Seniors Department
What is the CORONAVIRUS?
What are the symptoms of CORONAVIRUS?
Symptoms develop within 2 weeks following virus exposure, presenting as the common cold.
• Runny nose
• Cough or difficulty breathing
• Sore throat
• Body aches
• Malaise – a general feeling of being unwell
It can result in lower-respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia or bronchitis.
Those with underlying health conditions are at greater risk from the disease.
How is the CORONAVIRUS transmitted?
• The air by coughing and sneezing
• Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
• Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
• Rarely, fecal contamination
Domestic or International Travel
The disease can be spread by infected individuals with dormant symptoms exposing other individuals to the active
• Do not travel if you are unwell
• Abide by travel restrictions. Specific to the recent Coronavirus outbreak (2019-nCoV), do not travel in and out of Wuhan, China. Many airports are closed so check your travel arrangements prior to flying
• Expect temperature check points at airports, transport hubs and land borders
How is CORONAVIRUS prevented?
• Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid using your clean hands to turn off water or open the door. OR you may use hand-sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol base
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
• Avoid close contact with people and animals who are sick
• If you choose to wear a face mask in public or when on an airplane (be aware that in some regions the wearing of masks in public is mandatory):
- The most effective, freely available mask is the 3M N95 which must be worn with no leakage
- Single layer masks are not effective
- Be sure to cover your mouth and nose
- Avoid touching the mask once it is on
- Immediately discard single-use masks after use and wash your hands
Our title sponsor, RK Properties once again would like to welcome you to the 2020 National Men's 40's, 45's and 45 Mixed Clay Court Championships Championships
Welcome to the 2020 USTA National Men's 40's, 45's,and 45 Mixed Clay Court Championships sponsored by RK Property at the historic Lauderdale Tennis Club. We look forward to providing a wonderful week of Tennis and that South Florida Sunshine.
Men's 45 Prize Money
For nearly 20 years, our title sponsor, RK Properties and its founder Rance "Randy" King, has generously donated thousands of dollars to the Men's 45's which allows us, the Lauderdale Tennis Club to support the USTA National Championships and provide a venue and experiences that we hope will always leave a pleasant memory after you leave. This year, Mr. King, in an attempt to boost entries has graciously guaranteed the following prize money for the Men's 45 singles event.
Guaranteed Payout regardless of draw size for Men's 45 Singles Only
Champion (Gold Ball) will receive $2,500.00
Finalist (Silver Ball) will receive $1,250.00
Third Place (Bronze Ball) will receive $625.00
Men's 40's Prize Money
Men's 40 Singles Prize Money Dictated By Draw Sizes:
65-128 $1,280.00 $640.00 $320.00
33-64 $640.00 $320.00 $160.00
17-32 $320.00 $160.00 $80.00
9-16 $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
2-8 $80.00 $40.00 $20.00
Hotels- $$$ Riverside Hotel located right on Las Olas Boulevard
Relax in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, where world-class restaurants, hopping nightclubs and enchanting courtyards frame the city’s only hotel on the trendy Las Olas Boulevard – the Riverside Hotel. This is where Old Florida charm meets warm, personalized service. Unwind in a comfortable room adorned with Old-Florida design or settle into a suite in the executive tower, where spectacular city or river views await. ?Savor decadent seafood at our Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille or visit the Indigo Restaurant and select from a variety of dishes crafted by acclaimed Chef Toby Joseph, while overlooking Las Olas Boulevard.
Hotels $$$$ Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa invites guests to embrace beachfront living in style. Nestled along a quarter-mile stretch of pristine private beach, our hotel effortlessly blends laid-back tropical tranquility with signature Marriott service. Enjoy our perfect location near the shops, dining and nightlife of Las Olas Boulevard. Benefit from our close proximity to Fort Lauderdale International Airport. After a busy day of travel, rejuvenate in our updated guest rooms and suites, many of which feature private balconies to soak in waterfront views. Dive into our lagoon-style pool, spend the day jet skiing and snorkeling, or pamper yourself at our luxury spa. Showcasing an array of unique restaurants, our resort offers ample opportunities for culinary adventures. We're also a premier meeting and event destination with over 49,000 square feet of flexible space. Whatever brings you here, we look forward to exceeding your expectations at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.
Hotels $$ Hampton Inn Downtown
We're off Highway 84, near I-95, six miles from Fort Lauderdale International Airport and Port Everglades cruise terminal – ride our shuttle for ease. Southland Shopping Center and nearby bites are in walking distance, and the convention center is 10 minutes away. Enjoy free hot breakfast, free WiFi, and our fitness center and indoor pool.
Hotels $ Link Hotel
When comfort and affordability come together, you know you have found the perfect place to stay in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. At The Link Hotel, discover all of the perks you can find at a resort while still only paying the hotel price. Our modern designs and stylish furnishings welcome you in, while our simple, yet elegant accommodations create a comfortable space for each guest.
The Link Hotel features a large outdoor swimming pool that is surrounded by a patio area that is perfect for soaking in the sunny rays on a relaxing afternoon. Our conference and meeting rooms provide the ideal setting for social events such as corporate outings, business meetings, classes, and even small family reunions. If you get hungry and are in search of a fantastic place to grab a drink, you will not need to go far because our hotel now has the on-site Sunrise Bar and Grille open Thursday through Sunday. Catch your favorite sports team while enjoying a cold beverage and indulging in the full flavors of our menu items. A fitness center is available for guests to use, and a complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning to fuel you up for the day’s adventures.
If you are looking for hotels on Sunrise Blvd, we are conveniently located at the junction of Sunrise Blvd and N Federal Highway. Shopping, dining, and entertainment are all only a hop and a skip away, and the ocean is only a short drive away. You can spend the day exploring downtown Fort Lauderdale, or head for the water, and spend the day with your toes in the sand. Hollywood and Miami are also nearby, so there is no shortage of incredible things to see and experience when you stay with us at The Link Hotel on Sunrise.
Other Sleeping Arrangements
AirBNB Fort Lauderdale
All non-U.S Citizens need to register for a USTA account to enter in this event - here is the link for non-U.S Citizens players to register for a USTA account - https://www.usta.com/en/home/account/create-account.html
It is required that all American players competing in 2020 USTA Category 1 and Super Category 2 events with ITF status register for an ITF IPIN. Registration with the ITF is now free from November 1st, 2019. Players must register at http://ipin.itftennis.com and click on ‘Sign up now’ to obtain an ITF IPIN number before the tournament begins.
NEW REQUIREMENT FOR SENIOR INTERNATIONAL SELECTION
ATTENTION: All players intending on applying to play for Team USA for the Senior International World Championships.
The United States Olympic Committee and the USTA are requiring all athletes representing the United States at international competitions to comply with the Safe Play program.
The Safe Play program is the United States Olympic Committee’s initiative to recognize, reduce and respond to misconduct in sport.
There is no cost to the player to complete the process
To begin the process, please visit www.usta.com/safeplay and select “Get Approved.”
If there are any questions or concerns please contact Milagros Sequera Huss, Manager, Adult Tournaments at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the 2020 USTA National Mens 40, 45,and 45 Mixed Clay
Court Championships sponsored by RK Property.
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 Friday, October 16, 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: 150093220 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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