Future Match Info Report
Alternates By Event
Medical Release Form
A BIG THANKS
Thanks to all of you that were patient and helped during the long rain delay
We are so sorry for the inconvenience..Obviously, we have no control over the weather and tried to be fair to everyone..
A definite THANKS for playing...We look forward to seeing you in the future..Hopefully, the weather will cooperate next time.
MONDAY MORNING UPDATE
COURTS ARE WET..2 HOUR RAIN DELAY..PLEASE BE AT YOU ASSIGNED SITE 2 HOURS LATER THAN SCHEDULED..
EX. 8:00 MATCHES SHOULD BE THERE BY 10:00
NOTE: PLEASE MAKE ALLOWANCES FOR WEEKDAY MORNING TRAFFIC
CASTLEWOODS - From I-55 South take the Lakeland exit. Turn left at light onto Lakeland Drive. Proceed East on Lakeland to Castlewoods Blvd. Tennis Courts will be on left at 2nd stop sign. DRIVING TIME IS APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES.
UPDATE INFORMATION ON MATCH TIME ( 12:30 PM)
DUE TO WEATHER THERE WILL BE NO MATCHES PLAYED SUNDAY.
WEATHER PERMITTING, THERE WILL BE 3 ROUNDS OF MAIN AND AT LEAST 2 ROUNDS OF BACKDRAW PLAY ON MONDAY.
NEW TIMES WILL BE POSTED AT 4:00 TODAY.
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 file of those with proof on file is posted above.
ALL TIMES POSTED ARE CENTRAL TIME
1/18 Fri - 11:59 pm (one minute before midnight) Deadliine to register or withdraw. To withdraw - Click on Registration, withdraw
1/19 Sat - After the above date, please email any withdrawals to firstname.lastname@example.org
(NO PHONE OR FAX )
1/21 Mon - 5:00 pm Selection Lists and Ordered Alternantes Report will be posted to the Tournament Website ...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.
1/22 Tues - Start calling Alternates for any open spots - You have 24 hours to respond.
1/25 Fri - Last day to withdraw and receive a refund.
1/28 Mon - Alternates will now have 6 hours to respond.
1/30 Wed - The first Alternate that we reach will be offered any open spot.
1/31 Thurs - First round match time posted at 9:00 am ...Anyone withdrawing after this time will
receive a penalty.
2/1 Fri - Mandatory check-in at Cabot Lodge North 5:30-9:30 pm. Draws will be posted at this time.
2/2,3,4 - Sat, Sun, Mon - Practice courts open at 6:30 am at RTC
PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK THIS WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION AS THE START DATE
Please check the "Tournament Entry Fee Report" above to make sure your entry 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. Late entries or Selected Alternates overnight your check for $48.88 made payable to Tennis Foundation of Mississippi c/o Ridgeland Tennis Center, 201 A McClellan Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157. We cannot take credit cards after the initial selection process. YOU MUST 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 arrangetments.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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 do not get in the first 56, and who are in the top 80 of the Southern
standings in the lower age group at the time of selection.
MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
Medical Release Forms have to be completed and signed by the PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN..Parents, please do not send your child without this form completed..This form must be completed in order to check in. Medical Release Form
Friday February 1, 2008, 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)
Mandatory means just that. We are staying until 9:30 pm for your convenience. We feel strongly
that you should be able to make it by that time, for no other reason than your children need proper
For those of you that "just can't make it by that time" need to do the following.
1. Make sure your entry fee has been paid by Friday night - check the Tournament Entry Fee Report.
2. Fax in your Medical Release Waiver with your cell phone numbers & hotel info to 601-853-9919.
3. Show up 30 minutes before your match time if you are playing at Ridgeland Tennis Center. If you are playing at another site, you will have to check in at Ridgeland Tennis Center before you go to the
other site. Be sure to provide ample time to make it to your site 30 minutes before scheduled time ..
Please be patient with us when checking in, we will be focused on getting matches on and off the
court. Checking in people at this time will be a detriment to the tournament.
4. Those of you playing 8:00 am matches will need to be ready to be on your assigned court at 7:45
am. Make sure you allow yourself plenty of time.
On Saturday we will have only one person checking in players for the tournament (those that did not
come the night before). Obviously this is not enough to check in everyone 30 minutes before their
matchtimes. If you are not on your court by your assigned time, you will be penalized. Because you
did not check-in the night before, is no excuse for being late for your match. We cannot predict if
there will be 5 people or 50 people waiting to check in when you do. You cannot play your match until
you have checked in for the tournament. If there is a line that causes you to be late for your match,
unfortunately that will be your problem that could have been avoided. Therefore, we urge all of you
to check in on Friday; this includes Locals, Commuters and Travelers. We will be here until 9:30 pm on
Thank you for your cooperation.
We will use the following sites. Please check the location on the DRAW ( address included for Map
RTC = Ridgeland Tennis Center 201 A McClellan Drive Ridgeland, MS 39157
PB = Parham Bridges Tennis Center 5055 Old Canton Rd. Jackson, MS 39211
MC = Missisisppi College 200 West College Street Clinton, MS
MLSP = Millsaps College 1701 North State Street Jackson, MS
CCJ = Country Club of Jackson 345 Saint Andrews Dr Jackson, MS
PREP = Jackson Prep 3100 Lakeland Drive Jackson, MS
CYP = Courthouse Cypress Lake 300 Lake Circle Madison, MS
CW = Castlewoods 100 Castlewoods Blvd. Flowood, MS
WCP = Winners Circle Park 100 Winners Circle Flowood, MS 39232
CHNE = Courthouse North East 46 Northtown Drive Jackson, MS 39211
For directions to all sites check the above addresses and go to MAP QUEST. Print out a copy for
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.
Withdrawal BEFORE Friday 1/18/08 11:59 pm
Go to the Tournament website and click "EDIT REGISTRATION" on the left side of your screen then
"Withdraw". From there you can withdraw. If you do not know your Confirmation #, then click
"Locate Comfirmation" just below "Withdraw". We cannot withdraw you, you must do this your-
Withdrawal AFTER Friday 1/18/2008 11:59 pm
You must fax or email your withdrawal. DO NO CALL TO WITHDRAW. The email is ridgeland tennis
@bellsouth.net and the fax is 601-853-9919. You will receive a refund, but it may take 4-6 weeks.
Withdrawal AFTER Friday 1/25/2008 8:00 am
You must fax or email your withdrawal. Do not call to withdraw. The email is
email@example.com and the fax is 601-853-9919. You will not receive a refund. (Call
601-853-1115 to verify receipt of fax)
Withdrawal after 1/29 5:00 pm - You must fax or email your withdrawal..Do not call to withdraw. The
email is firstname.lastname@example.org and the fax is 601-853-9919. You will receive a penalty
unless you have a documented medical excuse faxed to us . (call 601-853-1115 to verify receipt of
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 in person, 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. No telephone withdrawals will be
accepted. You must see the Head Referee in person or it will be counted as "NO SHOW" which
carries 5 suspension points.
It is your responsibility to notify us of your most current information. We will call the phone numbers
given by TennisLink to notify you of the opportunity to enter. We will not try to contact you by the \
email address given by TennisLink; this has proven to be unsuccessful. We will only communicate
with you by email if you first contact us. Please email to email@example.com or fax
to 601-853-9919 your contact info.
ORDERED ALTERNATES REPORT
This is the order alternates will replace any withdrawals originally selected from the Standings List.
This report will be posted after selections.
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 $48.88, made payable to the Tennis Foundation of Mississippi c/o Ridgeland Tennis Center
201 A McClellan Drive Ridgeland, MS 39157.
POINT OF NO RETURN
It is your duty to notify us if you have reached the "point of no return" for travelling. We under-
stand that some of you may not be able to come at a moments notice if a spot opens. Please
be courteous and withdraw from the Alternates List if you know you cannot travel. We have to
contact Alternates in order, even though it may be the night before the tournament and you are
in Kentucky. We cannot know someones intent until you tell us. As long as you are on the
Alternates by Event Report, we assume you can still attend.
Anyone wanting to enter the tournament after registraion closes, has to email ridgelandtennis@
bellsouth.net. If there are alternates in the division you wish to enter, late entries will go below
all other alternates, regardless of ranking.
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.
FORMAT OF PLAY
All mainidraw matches will be best two out of three sets.
All consolation matches will be best two out of three sets with a tiebreaker in lieu of the third set.
The third set tiebreaker will be a match tiebreak played to ten points with a margin of two
The consolation will be a full feed-in cnsolation through the quarterfinals.
There will be a playoff for third and fourth place in the main draw.
Saturday: 2 rounds Main Draw, 1 round Consolation
Sunday: 2 rounds Main Draw, 3 rounds Consolation
Monday: 2 rounds Main Draw, 3 rounds Consolation
Weather Delays: We may use short scoring in the Main Draw in order to stay on schedule.
REMEMBER, NOTHING CANCELS UNLESS IT ALL CANCELS.
PRACTICE COURTS / WARMUPS
We will be using 17 courts at Ridgeland Tennis Center (201 A McClellan Drive Ridgeland, MS ) . These courts will open at 6:30 am. You must be off the court by 7:30 am
Belhaven College (1500 Peachtree Street Jackson, MS) 5 courts
Battlefield (953 Porter Street Jackson, MS) 6 courts
Tennis Center South (1515 McDowell Road Jackson, MS ) 8 courts
Brandon City Courts (Hwy 80 Brandon, MS) 4 courts
Pearl City Courts (Hwy 80 Pearl, MS) 8 courts
Saint Andrews School (370 Old Agency Road Ridgeland, Ms) 5 courts
Parham Bridges Tennis Center (5055 Old Canton Road Jackson MS) . You must be off the court by
Reservoir YMCA (6023 Lakeshore Park Brandon, MS)
First come. To reserve a court at Ridgeland or Bridges for Friday night the 1st, 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 COURT 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 2 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 not selected.
4. Once a player is selected for any one division, no changes can be made.
There will be not 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.
ENTERING 2 TOURNAMENTS - DO NOT DO THIS !
Do not enter 2 tournaments at the same time. How to avoid Penalties: If you end up on the alternate
list, you must withdraw from the alternate list first and then enter the 2nd tournament. Tournaments
have different deadlines that will allow you time to make your changes.
In matches without an official on court, players are expected to follow the CODE..If you've never
read it, please do so.
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 the 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",
"Jesus Christ", "Christ", "God") either spoken or spelled.
No use of "freakiing", "frigging", "fricking", or variations of such words either spoken or
No Smoking anywhere on the premises. Premises includes parking lots, bathrooms, and
anywhere within 30 feet of a tennis court.
Verbal rules apply to any language. We have officials on sight that are fluent in many
ANYONE FOUND IN VIOLATION OF THESE RULES MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CODE VIOLATION
AND RECEIVE SUSPENSION POINTS.
For the Boys:
Any T-shirts worn must be plain or tennis related.
No underwear should be visible above waist band or below hemline.
Shirts must be worn at all times.
Shorts must be worn appropriately above pelvic bones.
Sleeveless shirts are acceptable if made that way - no cutoffs.
For the Girls:
Any T-shirts must be plain or tennis related.
Skirts and shorts must be worn appropriately above the pelvic bones.
The bottom of your shirt must touch the top of your skirt or shorts while standing upright-
This means do not roll down your skirts or shorts.
Thank you for your cooperation.
There will be one trainer on site at Ridgeland Tennis Center during matches. By law, trainers are not allowed to distribute medicine. Please bring your own Tylenol, Advil, Sinus medicine, etc.
If you have an injury or illness, we strongly suggest that you see the trainer. IF you need to
withdraw due to an injury or illness, the process will be much smoother if we have confirmation from
the trainer. Without confirmation, or a written doctor's excuse by Monday at 5:00 pm CST, you may
incur suspension points for leaving. Remember that if you default due to an
Remember that if you default due to an injury during the tournament, you must see the Head
Referee in person or it will count as a "No-Show"
There will be a stringer at various sites during the tournament. If you prefer a certain string, you might
consider bringing you own, just in case your type of string is unavailable. A fee of $14 is charged if you
provide your own string.
Pre - Tournament Camp ( for tournament players only), will be held at Parham Bridges Tennis Center Friday, February 1st 5:30-7 pm.
There will be "NO INSTRUCTION". (We are not changing anyones game or strategy). Players will be guided through a live ball hitting session that will include match play.
Limited space available. To register contact Parham Bridges at (601) 956-1105.
Practice Courts Fee is $1.00 per player.
RIDGELAND TOURISM WEBSITE
For maps, directions, contact inifo
ASK FOR SPECIAL TENNIS RATE FOR THE BULLFROG TENNIS TOURNAMENT
Please try to stay at a Tournament Hotel. The following hotels support the tournaments which
enable us to provide more for the participants.
Get a confirmation number for your reservation.
If you have to cancel, do so within 72 hours of arrival date so you will not be charged.
CABOT LODGE NORTH (HOST HOTEL) - $80
120 Dyess Rd
Ridgeland, MS 39157
CABOT LODGE MILLSAPS - $80
2375 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
HILTON GARDEN INN - $109
320 New Mannsdale Road
Madison, MS 39110
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES - $109
112 Ridge Way
Flowood, MS 39232
divisions playing near this site are G 12's and B 16's
SLEEP INN AIRPORT - $75
4351 Lakeland Drive
Flowood, MS 39232
DAYS INN & SUITES - $65.95
150 Centre Street
150 Centre Street
Ridgeland, MS 39157
HOMEWOOD SUITES - $109
853 Centre Street
STAYBRIDGE SUITES - $119.00
801 Ridgewood Road
QUALITY INN - $55
839 Ridgewood Road
Ridgeland, MS 39157
RESIDENCE INN - $109.00
855 Centre Street
Ridgeland, MS 39157
MEDITERRANEAN CAFE AND DELI
6550 Old Canton Road
Ridgeland, MS 39157
10% off entire dinner or 10% off lunch plate
1st MATCH PLAYING TIMES
For fiirst match play time:
Go to Home page and click on Tournament Reports..Future Match Info Report..This will show the first match play time
This Bullfrog is a benefit for the Tennis Foundation of
Mississippi. All entry fees are tax deductible.
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 18, 2008 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: 703810508 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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