First Match Schedule Info 9/10/20
2:15pm No further delays.
1:05 Huge rain again. All matches on court report back at 3, 10am matches report at 3:30, 11am matches report at 4pm;, 2pm matches at 5:30 pm. Next update at 2:1511:32 UPdate rain started again. All matches on court report back at 1, 10am matches report at 1:30, 11am matches report at 2pm;, 2pm matches at 3:30 pm.
(10:10 update) All matches on court report back at 11:30, 10am matches report at 12, 11am matches report at 12:30, 2pm matches at 2 pm.
(8:15 update) 8 am report at 9; 10 am matches report at 11. Matches scheduled at 9, 9:30, 11am and 2 pm matches will play as posted. .
Sunday 7:25am Matches are delayed 1 hour from posted match times. We will update again at 8:30.
COMMUNICATE WITH PLAYERS ABOUT RAIN DELAYS, WE WOULD LIKE EVERYONE TO JOIN
THE RAIN OUT GROUP. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS BELOW:
Go to www.rainedout.net . Enter HELTON TENNIS in the search box.
Click on the name HELTON TENNIS. Follow instructions to register your
phone number. Enter the validation code sent to your phone. Select SO DES . Instantly receive rain out information to your phone via text. Information
about rain delays will also be posted on the tournament website.
FORMAT, SCORING, BALLS
Main draw singles and doubles will
be the best of 3 tiebreak sets (unless changes are needed due to weather).
Consolation matches will be 2 tiebreak sets with
a match tiebreak played at 1-all. You may choose which tiebreak procedure you will
play at the beginning of the match.
Tournament Balls: Wilson ULTRA All Court
DRAWS AND MATCH TIMES
Tuesday 11:13pm Draws are now available!! There could be a few conflicts for those playing in more than one division. We will be glad to make changes to play matches earlier or later as needed. There is also a report above for First Match Times.
(8:45 pm) We are having technical issues with Tennis Link and not able to complete the match times at this time. We will post draws and match times as soon as Tennis Link resolves the issue. Thank you for your patience.Divisions playing on Thursday: Matches will not start before 1 pm on Thursday.
M55s everyone except Chambers, Pillai,Smith, and Box
M60s everyone except Buyckx, Blanno, Ream,Brady
M65s everyone (Gottsch and Whitson at 1pm, all others not before 3
M70s everyone except Chryst, Dixon, Spencer, Fichera
M75s Steenbergen and Simon
All other divisions will begin either Friday or Saturday.
If you do not feel comfortable playing tennis- DO NOT PLAY. Only play if you are comfortable playing. Each person is responsible for his or her own safety during these unknown challenging times. BE SAFE.
If you are sick with any symptoms at ALL, DO NOT ATTEND OR PLAY A MATCH.
Ultimately, however, it is up to each player to decide whether to participate in any event. Further, every player is expected to take all reasonable precautions to protect themselves from the risk of exposure.
The tournament will have hand sanitizers and will sanitize courts between matches.
Applicants may register for up to 3 events;
1) 2 singles and 1 doubles
2) 1 singles and 2 doubles
Matches will begin on Thursday.
If a player is playing in more than one division of singles or doubles, he/she should expect to play back to back matches.
If 3 events are entered, expect to play 3 matches in a day.
Please click on more information to be directed to the website and choose Tournament tab for a list of the Lodging Partners that have provided room block/rates for tournament.
Covid 19 Information
There will be several Sanitizing Stations around the facility. Score Keepers and on court benches will be sanitized after each match.
A LIMITED supply of bottled water will be available each day of the Tournament. Please plan accordingly. We will not be supplying ice for players. Ice will be provided for injuries only.
All players will receive an email the week of the tournament with a full list of important procedural information.
Open Mixed is on the events, however, this is a mistake. Open MX will not be available this tournament.
Designated Open Sectional Championship
In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the USTA family would like to encourage local play as opposed to traveling to play national tournaments. With this in mind, we’ve reclassified the remaining Super Category 2, Category 2, and Category 3 National Tournaments as Designated Open Sectional Championships.
These Designated Open Sectional Championships will have National Category 2 point allocation for the players. The participants will have the opportunity to earn national points while playing at the sectional level.
At this time, the remaining Category 1 Tournaments will continue to be rescheduled for later in the year.
If you have any questions or for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click “more info” for a FAQ document related to the new tournament classification.
TOURNAMENT ENTRY INFO
This tournament has been changed to a Sectional Designated Tournament and the information below about it being restricted and having a selection process is no longer true.
We will post/send more information on procedures to be COVID safe during this tournament.
Entry fee includes tournament shirt. Online shirt sizes will be honored if registered by 8/26/2020
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
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 Sunday, September 6, 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: 700088420 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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