Alternates By Event
Birth Certificates on File at Southern
MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING TENNISLINK
TENNISLINK WILL BE DOWN COMPLETELY JANUARY 31 AND FEBRUARY 1, DUE TO WORK BEING DONE ON TENNISLINK SOFTWARE
OTHER ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE PROVIDING ACCESS TO THE DRAW AND ALTERNATE LIST BY GOING TO www.southerntennis.com
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL SUSAN TOLER AT 601-209-3096
1/19: Deadline to register or withdraw online (11:59pm) To withdraw- Click on Registration withdraw.
1/20: After the above date, please email any withdrawals to TENSWAR@aol.com ( NO PHONE OR FAX)
1/22: Selected Players list will be posted and Ordered Alternates Report posted. Alternates must notify us if they cannot attend.. We will assume that Alternates can attend unless you email a withdrawal notification prior to your selection.. Once an Alternate has been selected, entry fee is required immediately.
1/27: Last day to withdraw and receive a refund.
1/30: Draw posted at 9:00 am
2/2: Mandatory check-in at Cabot Lodge North 5:30-9:30 pm.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK THIS WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION AS THE START DATE APPROACHES.
Please check the "Tournament Entry Fee Report" above to make sure your fee has been paid. If for some reason, your credit card was not accepted, such as, an expired card, you will have to overnight your fee. We cannot take credit cards after the initial selection process. YOU HAVE TO OVERNIGHT YOUR FEE. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. It is not about the money, it is about your intent to participate in the tournament.. We would hate for someone not to play because you changed your mind at the last minute and another person did not have time to make travel arrangements.
The fee is $45, made payable to Mississippi Tennis Foundation, c/o Ridgeland Tennis Center, 201 A McClellan Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157. Thank you for your cooperation.
BIRTH CERTIFICATES/PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP
All players must have a Birth Certificate on file in the Southern office for proof of US citizenship. Green cards will be accepted, but passports will not. A report of those with proof on file is posted above.
MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
Medical Release Forms have to be completed and signed by the PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.. To download this form, click on Tournament Reports - Medical Release Form.Please do not send your child without this form completed.
Friday February 2, 2007, 5:30-9:30 pm at Cabot Lodge North. Directions to Cabot Lodge are as follows:
From I-55 take the County Line Exit and proceed East. Immediately after turning onto County Line Road turn left onto Dyess Road. (across the street from the Hilton)
You must check in at this time. Multiple sites will be used, so there will not be time to check in before matches begin on Saturday February 3..Except for a true emergency, there is really no excuse for not being at Check-in by 9:30.
For those of you that "just can't make it by that time" you need to do the following:
1. Make sure your entry fee has been paid by Friday night - check the Tournament Entry Fee Report
2. Please fax in your Medical Release Waiver with your cell phone numbers and hotel info to 601-853-9919.
3. You must check in at Ridgeland Tennis Center at 6:45 February 3. ( Be sure to provide ample time to make it to your site 30 minutes before scheduled time.)
DRAWS ARE POSTED - CHECK YOUR LOCATION (address included for Map Quest)
Please check the location on the DRAW:
RTC = Ridgeland Tennis Center 201 A McClellan Dr. Ridgeland,MS 39157
PB = Parham Bridges Tennis Center 5055 Old Canton Rd. Jackson, MS
TCS = Tennis Center South 1517 McDowell Rd. Jackson, MS
MC = Mississippi College 200 West College St. Clinton , MS
MLSP = Millsaps College 1701 North State St. Jackson, MS
CCJ = Country Club of Jackson 345 Saint Andrews Dr. Jackson,MS
PREP = Jackson Prep 3100 Lakeland Dr. Jackson, Ms
CYP = Courthouse Cypress Lake 300 Lake Circle Madison,Ms
CW = Castlewoods 100 Castlewoods Blvd. Flowood,Ms
For directions to all sites check the above addresses and go to MAP QUEST. Print out a copy for your convenience.
Withdrawal before 1/19 11:59pm - Go to the tournament website and click "Edit Registration" to the left of your screen then "Withdraw". From there you can withdraw. If you do not know your confirmation #, then click on "Locate Comfirmation" just below 'Withdraw".
Withdrawals after 1/19 11:59pm - You must fax or email your withdrawal. Do not call to withdraw. The email address is TENSWAR@aol.com and the fax # is 601-853-9919. You have until Saturday 1/27 at 8:00 am CST to withdraw and receive a refund. No refunds will be made until the tournament is over. (Call 601-853-1115 to verify receipt of fax)
Withdrawals after 1/27 8:00am CST - You must fax or email your withdrawal. Do not call to withdraw. The email is TENSWAR@aol.com and the fax # is 601-853-9919. You will not receive a refund. ( Call to verify receipt of fax).
Withdrawal after 1/30 5:00pm - You must fax or email your withdrawal..Do not call to withdraw..The email is TENSWAR@aol.com and the fax # 601-853-9919. You receive a penalty unless you have a documented medical excuse faxed to us ( Call to verify receipt of fax ) 601-853-1115
Defaulting during the tournament - You must see the trainer and get approval from the head referee at Ridgeland Tennis Center. Do not tell anyone at the desk and think you have properly defaulted unless you speak to the head referee, it will be counted as a " NO SHOW" . If you are at another site, have the desk worker call the head referee for you to speak with him.
An ORDERED ALTERNATES REPORT will be posted above..This is the order Alternates will be contacted for any open spots.
1. CONTACT INFO - Please email me the best contact information for you, such as a work phone or a cell phone. Below is the time line detailing how much time you have to respond.
2. PAYMENT - If you accept a spot, you must overnight your entry fee. Since you were not selected in the initial batch, your credit cards were never processed. We cannot take credit cards after the initial selection process. You must OVERNIGHT YOUR FEE - THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. An Alternate will not be listed as a Competitor until the entry fee has been received. The entry fee is $45, made payable to the Tennis Foundation of Mississippi c/o Ridgeland Tennis Center 201 A McClellan Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157.
Thank you for your cooperation.
TIMELINE FOR ALTERNATES :
1/23 (Tuesday) - Start calling Alternates for any open spots..You have 24 hours to respond.
1/27 (Saturday) - Alternates will now have 12 hours to respond.
1/30 ( Tuesday) - The first Alternate that we reach will be offerred any open spot.
We assume that you will want in the tournament as long as you are on the Alternates By Event List.
Please contact us immediately if you want your name removed from the Alternate List.. It is the Alternate's responsibility to check the website to see if your Alternate status has changed. No Alternates will be contacted after 12:00 noon Friday February 2, and no changes will be made.
Need to report to the correct site for your age division 30 minutes before the start of play and must be present for all starting match times. If there is more than one on-site alternate, and there is an opening we will go by the Ordered Alternate List to make the selection.
Entry will be based on selection criteria of 56 from the age group of the event and up to 8 from the lower age group who does not get in the first 56, and who are in the top 80 of the Southern standings at the time of selection.
FORMAT OF PLAY
All maindraw matches will be best 2 out of 3 sets.
All consolation matches will be best 2 out of 3 sets with a tiebreak in lieu of 3rd set. The 3rd set tiebreaker will be a match tiebreak played to 10 points with margin of 2 points.
There will be a playoff for 3rd and 4th place in the main draw.
You should expect 3 rounds of Consolation starting Sunday, February 4. Short scoring may be used in the Main draw if weather dictates. If so, expect 3 rounds per day in the Main draw.
IMPORTANT : Do not assume anything cancels. Nothing cancels unless it all cancels.
In matches without an official on court, players ar expected to follow THE CODE..If you've never read it, please do so.
PRACTICE COURTS / WARMUPS
2/3 AND 2/4 Belhaven College (5 courts - First come), Battlefield (6 courts), Brandon City courts (4 courts) Hwy. 80 Brandon, Pearl City Courts Hwy. 80 Pearl, Ridgeland Tennis Center and Parham Bridges Tennis Center may be used for warmups..You must be off the courts by 7:30 am..First come...To reserve a court at one of these faciities for Friday night the 2nd, you must call to make reservations...RTC-601-853-1115 or Parham Bridges - 601-956-1105
DIRECTIONS TO THESE SITES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR PLAYER BOOKLET THAT WILL BE GIVEN TO EACH PLAYER AT CHECK-IN
OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT BALL/ COURT SURFACE
The Official Tournament Ball is Dunlop..We do not have Dunlop balls for sale at the sites..In order to practice with Dunlop balls, you will need to bring your own.
All matches will be played on hard courts.
RULES FOR ENTERING MORE THAN ONE DIVISION
Players are allowed to enter two divisions in Southern Level 3 and Bullfrog tournaments with the following guidelines. (This is for selection only, you cannot play 2 divisions at one tournament)
1. Players selected to both age divisions they apply will automatically be selected in the older division.
They will be removed from the other (younger) age division.
2. Players not selected to either division would remain on the Alternates list for both divisions but would be
obligated to the division they first get in from the Alternates list. They would then be removed from the
Alternates list in the other age division.
3. Players selected to one age division would be removed from the Alternates list of the division they were
4. Once a player is selected for any one division, no changes can be made.
There will be no exceptions to these guidelines..
The selection process is very fast and the guidelines will be followed precisely. If you feel you have made an incorrect decision during the entry process, you can edit your registration until the closing date.
SEEDING (from Friend at Court)
Seeding may not be based on whim, caprice, or hunches, but instead shall be justified by a reasonable amount of factual evidence. All available evidence will be considered, including, but not limited to, rankings, current records, types of surface, and particularly head to head encounters.
The tournament sites use conduct rules above and beyond those enforced by the USTA..Players participating in tournaments at these facilities are required to abide by these rules of behavior on and off the court. These rules also apply to parents, coaches, siblings, and other guests of players.
The list below indicates the Facility Behavior Rules:
No use of the word "suck" or any form of the word spoken or spelled.
No use of expressions of frustrations with references to deities (i.e. "Oh my God," Jesus Christ", "Christ", "God") either spoken or spelled.
No use of "freaking", "frigging",or "fricking", or variations of such words either spoken or spelled.
No Smoking anywhere on the premises.
Verbal rules apply to any language.
ANYONE FOUND IN VIOLATION OF THESE RULES MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CODE VIOLATION AND RECEIVE SUSPENSION POINTS.
There will be one trainer on site at Ridgeland Tennis Center. Remember that if you default due to an injury during the tournament, you have to speak directly to the Head Referee. Speaking to anyone else will result in a "Default-No Show" for your match.
There will be a stringer at various sites during the tournament.. If you prefer a certain string, you might consider bringing your own, just in case your type of string is unavailable. A fee of $12 is charged if you provide your own string.
Please try to stay at a Tournament Hotel..The following hotels support the tournament..
CABOT LODGE - $80 * HOST HOTEL*
120 Dyess Road
Ridgeland, Ms 39157
OTHER HOTELS IN THE AREA
Quality Inn - $60
839 Ridgewood Rd
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Days Inn & Suites - $61
150 Centre Streeet
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Drury Inn & Suites - $74
I-55 & County Line Road
Ridgeland, MS 39157
This Bullfrog is a benefit for the Tennis Foundation of
Mississippi. All entry fees are tax deductible. A MISTAKE HAS BEEN
MADE IN THE TRANSFERRING OF THE TENNISLINK PROGRAM AND PLAYERS HAVE
BEEN CHARGED ONLY $40 INSTEAD OF THE BULLFROG INCREASE TO $45 THIS
YEAR..AT REGISTRATION ON FRIDAY NIGHT, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO PAY THE
ADDITIONAL $5..THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AS WE ARE UNDERGOING
THESE CHANGES IN TENNISLINK..
Players are selected from a designated Section or District ranking list.
Entry to this tournament is open to specified residents only. Entries must be submitted by Friday, January 19, 2007 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: 703810507 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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