Events - Alternates by Event July 31 2:10PM
Match Schedule Info - Future Match Info July 31 12:30PM
THERE WILL BE NO DOUBLES AT THIS EVENT THIS YEAR.
USTA/Midwest COVID-19 Safety Procedures
COVID-19 procedures and policies in place by the USTA/Midwest Section for this
event are as follows:
* First and foremost, if
you are not feeling well, please withdraw from the event. If you are a
spectator and not feeling well, please stay home.
* Player +1 for the entire
event. Only one person is going to be allowed with each player.
* The water fountains will
not be accessible for the duration of the event. Please bring plenty of
water for matches.
* Social distancing will
be strongly encouraged in addition to wearing a face mask.
* We encourage bringing
your own chair to watch any matches outdoors.
* Do not enter the
facility until 10-15 minutes before your scheduled match time.
* There will be no
handshakes at the conclusion of matches.
* Once match results have
been turned in, we request you leave the facility immediately. Only
players are to approach the tournament desk. Please keep a safe distance
when doing so.
* All tournament staff
will be wearing masks.
Important USTA 2021 Changes
The USTA will be launching a new, simplified nationwide junior tournament competitive structure in January, 2021. These changes will create a standardized system that will drive greater consistency for our players, parents, coaches, tournament directors and officials. These changes will help better address the needs of all our constituents with the goals of driving growth in USTA Junior Tournaments. Please click on the link to learn everything you need to know about these changes.
In 2021, this event will be an Open Level 4.
PLAYER SELECTION & SEEDING
This tournament will use a combination of USTA/Midwest Points Per Round and Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) for player selection and seeding. Players will be selected for the tournament in the following order:
1 - 22 Players based on the most recent USTA/Midwest Standings List in the age division of the tournament
2 - 10 Players based on UTR
Players will be seeded for the tournament in the following order:
All 8 seeds are done using UTR.
If you have questions regarding player selection and/or seeding, please contact the USTA/Midwest Section office at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about UTR please click the following link:
POINTS PER ROUND
This tournament carries with it Level 2 USTA/Midwest points per round and National Level 4 points. It also carries National Level 3 doubles points. For more information on USTA/Midwest points per round, please visit the following link:
MATCH SCORING/DRAW SIZE
Feed-in consolation draw (through the quarterfinals). All matches are best of three tie-break sets with a 10-point tie-breaker in lieu of a 3rd set. 32 FICQ
There will be no doubles with this tournament.
PRACTICE COURT AND PLAY SITE INFO
On Saturday August 1st tennis courts will be available for warm up starting at 7:00AM until 7:45AM and on Sunday August 2nd courts will be available for warm up at 8AM. Only players can come in at that time, guest can come in 10mins before their players scheduled match time.
If your match is later and you need a practice court, you can book a court in our indoor facility at $16 per hour. Please call 773-548-7529 to reserve a court.
Possible alternative practice or warm up sites include:
Dunbar Park Tennis Courts, 3099 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
Nichols Park Tennis Courts, 1317 E 54th St, Chicago, IL 60615
TOURNAMENT HOTEL INFORMATION
INSERT TOURNAMENT HOTEL INFORMATION.
XS Tennis August
Hampton Inn Chicago McCormick Place [hamptoninn.hilton.com]
123 East Cermak, Suite 100
Neighboring Self-parking is $42 for 24 hours.
ORDER OF PLAY
SATURDAY - 3 rounds of main draw and 2 rounds of consolation singles. SUNDAY - 2 rounds of main draw and 3 rounds of consolation singles.
PLAYER CONTACT INFORMATION POLICY
If you do not provide an email address and/or cell number(s) when you register for this tournament, then we will not be able to notify you about any possible changes in the tournament.
PROVIDE YOUR FEEDBACK
If you have questions about USTA/Midwest tournaments, please email email@example.com. Also, please take a minute to tell us what you thought about this tournament using the following link:
1) If your credit card has been declined, please contact the tournament director immediately. You have until noon Monday to pay the entry fee. The tournament director has the option to withdraw you from the competitors list if you have not communicated with them. 2) No refunds after player selection.
Please see link if you have signed up for two tournaments on the same weekend.
Tournament Hotel Info
Guest should contact hotel directly at 1-800-472-6875 or 312-922-2900 to make their reservations.
1100 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60605
Guests must mention XS Tennis Village, in order to receive this special rate.
The cut-off date for making reservations will be on July 24, 2020 On the cut-off date the excess
rooms will be released, reservations and rates thereafter will be based upon availability
Cook County and Chicago Restrictions
Both the City of Chicago and Cook County now have travel restrictions for those returning from a number of
states that are experiencing increases in COVID-19 activity. As such, all District Championship events will be
following these directives from public health officials.
States identified in the City of Chicago Emergency Travel Order and Cook County’s Travel Guidance are:
Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North
Carolina, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. Please be aware that the list of
states is updated every Tuesday and goes into effect the following Friday at 12:01 a.m. As such, the above list
of states and players affected could change. If that is the case, we will send out updated information.
You can learn more about Cook County’s Travel Guidance at:
You can learn more about the City of Chicago Emergency Travel Order at:
Based on these public health advisories, the following policies will be in affect at the Chicago District
COVID-19 Entry Policies
• NO player will be allowed entry to this tournament if they have been to one of the states
included in either the Chicago Emergency Travel Order of the Cook County Emergency Travel Guidance
within 14 days of August 1st. In other words, if any player was in one of the identified states after July 18,
2020, that player cannot compete and MUST withdraw from the tournament.
• NO spectators, parents, or coaches who have been to one of the states included in either travel
advisory will be allowed entry to the events listed above.
• A negative COVID-19 test does not eliminate the need for quarantining after being in one of the
• Should a player enter one of these events and later be found to have been to one of the states
included without quarantining for 14 days afterward, that player will immediately be removed from the
We will have an on-site stringer throughout the tournament. $20 for labor!
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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 Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:59:00 PM Central 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: 850075920 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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