Hayley Carter is 2009 Champion
Congratulations to Hayley Carter of Hilton Head Island, SC who defeated Christina Makarova of San Diego, CA to win the 2009 title.
Josie Kuhlman is the 2009 Sportsmanship Award winner.It's always a pleasure to reward outstanding sportsmanship. In a tournament where most displayed good sportsmanship, Josie Kuhlman of Ponte Vidra Beach, Florida stood out.
Congratulations to Josie!
Group Picture and Gallery
We hope you will take the time to view the gallery of group pictures from 1985 to 2008. The gallery will surround the tournament desk. See if you can locate former and future stars. Yours will be the 24th (maybe the 25th) in this series of photographs.
Before, during, or after the Players' meeting on Friday, August 7, a professional photographer will take a group picture of the 2009 participants in tournament T-shirts. An order form will be in your player's packet. Please arrive in time to be part of this tournament's history.
If you want to purchase a group picture or any of the action photographs you may have requested, contact Chuck Rogers. His phone is 404 636-4060 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weather Forecast and Radar image
At 7:00a.m. it's 72 degrees with a light overcast.
To go to the NOAA weather center, Click "more info".
The Tennis Recruiting Network – also known as TennisRecruiting.net – is the premier website for junior tennis. There is something for everyone – junior players, their parents, college coaches, and fans.
Weekly rankings by graduation year show how recruits stack up against each other.
Players can market themselves to college coaches by updating their player profiles – completely free of charge.
Coaches can add players to their “watch lists” and receive email updates about recruit activity.
With extensive information about tens of thousands of recruits – and articles from recruiting experts and former coaches – there is something for everyone at TennisRecruiting.net.
Photographers from TennisRecruiting.net will be in attendance Saturday, Sunday, and at one other day during the tournament taking action photos.
Peachtree City Tennis Center is the Main Site
Peachtree City is a suburb of Atlanta. It is located approximately 24 miles southwest of Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Airport. Below are directions from different points. Peachtree City Tennis Center and Summit YMCA will host play on Saturday-Tuesday. On Wednesday and thereafter all play will be at Peachtree City Tennis Center. For a Map Click "more info."
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Air Travel Discounts to Atlanta on AirTran Airways
Attendees and Travel Agents should call the AirTran Airways EventSavers Desk at 1-866-68EVENT (1-866-683-8368) to obtain more information about the following features: A 10% discount on the lowest available AirTran Airways one way fare No minimum stay length or Saturday night requirement A one time waiver of Change Fee per reservation for any name or itinerary change. You must refer to the Event code: ATL080609 (USTA GIRLS 14 NATIONALS) .
Rental Car Specials from AVIS
To reserve a car, contact Avis at 1-800-331-1600 and use your Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number D086863. Or reserve online and have your discount number automatically included in your reservation and receive an email confirmation. Click "more info" to access the Avis tournament website.
Planning your stay.
Because of the 192-draw format, no player will be eliminated from singles until sometime on Monday. We suggest that you make hotel reservations for the longest stay that you can imagine. It is often difficult to extend your stay when your daughter advances beyond your expectations. Additonally, rain can always be a factor in when you will actually leave.
We suggest making your airline reservations for the longest period that you anticipate staying. Standing by for an earlier flight is probably cheaper than confirming a later departure date.
Holiday Inn and Suites
Holiday Inn and Suites (770-487-4646)
Guest Rooms: $99.00 (USTA Girls' 14 National Tournament rate)
After July 2 rooms are on a space availability basis.
3 miles from main site and features suites with kitchens.
203 Newgate Road, Peachtree City, 30269.
DIRECTIONS from Atlanta Airport:
Follow signs to I-85 South.
Take I-85 South to Exit 61.
Turn left on GA 74 and go ~8 miles to Peachtree Parkway (Large water tank on right and Kedron Shopping Center on Left).
Go to next traffic light at bottom of hill.
Turn Left on Georgian Park (Shell Station hidden in the trees on the corner) and then
immediately left onto Newgate Road at corner of Shell Station.
Hotel is immediately on the left.
Springhill Suites by Marriott
Springhill Suites by Marriott (770-254-8900)
Guest Rooms: $99.00 (USTA Girls' 14 National Tournament rate)
After July 17 rooms are on a space availability basis and at regular hotel rate.
7.5 miles from main site and 0.5 mile from satellite site.
1119 Bullsboro Dr, Newnan 30265.
DIRECTIONS from Atlanta Airport.
Follow signs to I-85 South.
Take I-85 South to exit 47.
Go to 2nd traffic light and turn Right.
Hotel is on the left.
Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center
Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center (770-487-2000)
Guest Rooms: $95.00 (USTA Girls' 14 National Tournament rate)
After July 21 rooms are on a space availability basis.
Full-service hotel is 1.2 miles from main site.
3 Tennis Courts.
2443 Hwy 54 W, Peachtree City, 30269.
DIRECTIONS from Atlanta Airport:
Follow signs to I-85 South.
Take I-85 South to Exit 61.
Turn left on GA 74 and go ~11 miles to GA Hwy 54 (first light after overhead golfcart bridge.
Turn Left on Hwy 54 and go Go 0.6 mile through 2 traffic lights and across bridge.
Wyndham is first drive to the left after you cross the bridge over Lake Peachtree.
ALTA and USTA Release forms
At check-in you are required to submit separate signed ALTA and USTA Release forms. The forms will be available on-site. If a parent is not traveling with the player, your should print a copy of the USTA release by clicking "more info" to send with her. For an ALTA release form delivered to you by e-mail, send your request to email@example.com.
Check-in: Friday 3:00-4:30
Players' Meeting and Group Picture 5:00 p.m
Contestants playing singles on Saturday must register on Friday, August 7, at the Peachtree City Tennis Center between 3:00 and 4:30 PM. Tournament packets and tee shirts will be distributed. Players not playing singles until Sunday may register on Saturday, or prior to playing doubles. The players' meeting will be held at 5:00. A group picture will be taken with players in tournament t-shirts. After the meeting southern hydration fruit will be served. (For the less-sophisticated, that means "We're havin' watermelon.")
Withdrawals and Refunds
A player shall not withdraw from a tournament except for illness, injury, personal emergency, or previously authorized entry into another tournament.
A player accepted into the main draw of this tournament will receive a refund if:
The player withdraws at least 7 days prior to the starting time of the event, and
The Tournament Committee receives written verification no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament that the withdrawal is for injury, illness, or personal emergency, and
The illness, injury, or personal emergency is genuine, and
A self-addressed stamped envelope is included with the written verification.
In all other cases, a refund is not required.
Mail all requests for refunds to: Metro Tennis Associates, 2725 Hwy 54 West, Peachtree City, GA 30269.
If you are not admitted prior to check-in on Friday, you may:
1) be an on-site alternate for singles play on Saturday
2) be an on-site alternate for singles on Sunday
3) play doubles (whether or not you play singles).
Alternates are welcome to check-in on Friday and be part of all of the activities.
Matches start each day at 8:00 a.m.
Alternates should arrive at Peachtree City Tennis Center before 7:45a.m. and sign the on-site alternate list next to her name.
They should remain at Peachtree City Tennis Center until all matches have been assigned to a court and play begun.
The last match each day is usually scheduled at approximately 12:30.
Effective January 1, 2009
Tthe procedure for accepting on-site alternates into the draw was rewritten for clarification as follows:
The Tournament Committee shall establish a procedure for checking in on-site alternates and instruct players in the Tournament Information Brochure. The procedure shall include the following:
...Any alternate desiring admittance must check in and be ready for play no later than 15 minutes prior to the first scheduled match time of the event for which they are an alternate.
The order of the alternates is based on the original Alternate List published by the tournament, not a more recent National Standings List, and not in the order in which the players check in.
If an alternate arrives late, he may be accepted after all on-time alternates. If more than one arrive late and all on-time alternates have been admitted, late arrivals will be accepted in the order in which each falls on the alternate list at the time the vacancy occurs.
The On-site Alternate Match Check-in Deadline is 7:45 AM Saturday and Sunday.
If you are using GPS or MapQuest, use 2718 Hwy 54, Peachtree City, GA 30269
Use the written directions in the text under the headings below. (The street address for Peachtree City Tennis Center is 10 Planterra Way, but generally that address will land you in a subdivision about 0.7 miles away near the intersection of Planterra Way and Plantain Ridge.) If you can't follow written directions, the best address for MapQuest or Yahoo maps is 2718 Hwy 54, Peachtree City, GA 30269. (In fact we have a map below. Just click "more info.") That address is the intersection in front of the tennis center. If you turn south, there is the Tennis Center. If you turn north, you can visit GoodSports, a fine sporting goods specialty store on the corner in the Washington Mutual Building. We will be able to redirect you to the Tennis Center. We can even show it to you from our back .
Entries have been processed by USTA.
184 Players have been accepted.
Up to 8 USTA Wild Cards will be admitted by sometime next week.
The on-time endorsed alternates have been ordered based on USTA standing.
On-time endorsed alternates without national standing have been ordered by sectional standing and selected randomly by section.
Late applicants have been added to the bottom of the list.
Doubles partners have been updated.
The doubles deadline is Friday, August 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Directions southbound from Atlanta & Atlanta Airport
The Girls' 14 National Championships will be held at Peachtree City Tennis Center, located SW of Atlanta. GoodSports and Peachtree City Tennis Center are at the intersection of GA Hwy 54 and Planterra Way.
From Atlanta, I-285, I-75, or I-20, take I-85 south to exit 61 (Fairburn/Peachtree City, Hwy 74).
Turn left (south) onto GA Hwy 74 and go approx. 11 miles to GA Hwy 54.
(It is the first traffic light past the overhead golf cart bridge.)
Turn Right on Hwy 54 and go to 3rd traffic light (Planterra Way).
If you turn left at the light, the Tennis Center is on the left.
If you turn right at the light, GoodSports is on the left in Washington Mutual Bldg.
For map, click “more info".
Directions from I-85 northbound from Mongomery, AL
GoodSports and Peachtree City Tennis Center are at the intersection of GA Hwy 54 and Planterra Way.
From points south, take Exit 47 (Hwy 34, Bullsboro) and turn right (east).
Go approximately 8.5 miles to intersection with Hwy 54.
Go straight ahead on Hwy 54 approximately 1 mile to 2nd traffic light (Planterra Way).
If you turn right at the light, Peachtree City Tennis Center is on on the left.
If you turn left at the light, GoodSports is on left in Washington Mutual Bldg.
For map, click “more info"
Directions from Florida (adventuresome?, much shorter than Interstates )
Take I-75 northbound to exit # 205 (GA Hwy 16).
Turn left (west toward Griffin).
Go approximately 24 miles.
You will see a sign "Digby, unincorporated".
On the left will be Pike Academy. Just past that will be a Petro Station on the left .
Turn Right at the Petro station onto Hwy 85 Connector.
Stay on Hwy 85 Connector through Brooks approximately 8 miles to the deadend (at Hwy GA 85).
Turn left on GA Hwy 85 and go less than 1/2 mile to the first traffic light.
Turn right at the light onto GA Hwy 74.
Go approximatel 7 miles to the intersection with GA Hwy 54 (The Avenue will be on your left.)
Turn left onto Hwy 54.
Go to the 3rd traffic light (less than 1/2 mile).
Turn left at light onto Planterra Way.
The tennis Center will be on your left.
Total distance is 40 miles.
You can try to follow it on the map by clicking "more info."
Directions to Summit YMCA from the PTC Tennis Center
From Tennis Center turn left onto Hwy 54 and Go 1 mile to the 2nd traffic light.
At light Go STRAIGHT on Hwy 34 (don’t follow Hwy 54!!!)
Go 6.5. miles on Hwy 34.
Summit YMCA will be on the left. It will be at the top of a hill adjoining Summit Healthplex.
(If you miss it, take the first U-Turn and go back, I always do.)
[1755 Hwy 34 East, Newnan, GA 30265]
There is a mandatory players' meeting on Friday, August 7 at the Peachtree City Tennis Center at 5:00 p.m. Families and coaches of players are encouraged to attend. Following the meeting we will serve watermelon, our traditional southern delicacy.
Alternate Ordering Procedure
After the selection process is completed, applicants not admitted will be placed on the tournament alternate list. Alternates will be ordered as follows:
Applicants who entered on time, but not selected, are ordered based on their National Standing.
Endorsed players who entered late, based on time of entry.
On-time entrants who are were unendorsed by their home section, ordered based on time of request to tournament. They may be admitted only with their section's endorsement. Unendorsed players will not be added to the alternate list unless the player makes that request. It is the player's responsibility to get their sections endorsement.
Players of any standing who apply after the alternate list is published will be added to the bottom of the list.
Electronic Devices Prohibited on court
Players may not use electronic devises on court that are designed for communication (cell phones, pda's, etc.) or data storage/display (pocket notebook, rolodex, word processor, etc.). Use of these devices will result in immediate code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct. (A device that is in the "ON" mode constitutes use.) Notes and printed material brought on court for reference with a player are permitted.
Don't Wait to enter! If you do,
Deadline is one minute before 12:00 NOON !
Your credit card will not be charged unless you are accepted after the deadline. You can always withdraw before the deadline if you change your mind. (message posted 11/22/08)
Missed the Deadline ?
You can be considered for entry after all "on-time" entries are exhausted, regardless of your standing.
If you would like to be put at the bottom of the alternate list, email 14Nationals@goodsports.us.
Peachtree City Tennis Center (770-486-9474) is available for practice.
Court reservatons can be made for Thursday and Friday at $10.00 per hour, paid in advance an non-refundable.
During tournament play on Saturday and thereafter, covered courts may be reserved, at the same rate.
If there is rain, covererd court will be used for match play and court fees will be refunded.
Metro Tennis Associates (the tournament) takes authority over the outdoor courts at 6:30 Saturday morning.
Practice court reservations for 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 a.m can be made at the tournament desk the day before.
The clay courts can not be used by tournament players before or during the tournament.
Warm-up Courts and Hitting Lessons
Warm-up Courts before start of the tournament:
Warm-up courts can be reserved at the front desk by calling 770.486.9474 ext 0.
The cost will be $10.00 per hour per court.
During the tournament covered courts are available for warm-ups at the same rate.
Pros will be available for hitting lessons during the course of the tournament.
Please contact the front desk (770.486.9474 ext 0) to book the lessons.
The cost is $50.00/hour and $27.00/ ½ hour.
All court bookings and hitting lessons/warm-ups need to be paid in advance.
The alternate(s) listed above have been provisionally admitted, pending confirmation.
Attempts have been made to contact each alternate.
If confirmation is not received by 12:00 noon ______, the next alternate(s) will be offered the place in the draw.
Pre-tournament drills will be held the prior to the tournament (Friday 10:00-12 noon , and Friday 2:00 4:00 p.m.). These 2-hour sessions will help you become familiar with the court surface, surroundings, and climate. The drills are designed to be competitive, but there will be no one-on-one competition.
If you haven't already mailed your reservation form, you can reserve a spot with a Visa or MasterCard.
Call 770-347-8087 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday August 1, 8:00a.m. Draw made...Tournament Alternate List takes priority thereafter.
Saturday 6:00p.m. First match Days for singles posted
(Draws will be posted Friday August 7 at 9:00a.m)
Thursday 6:30-8:30 .... Pre-tournament Drill Session 1
Friday 10:00-Noon .... Pre-tournament Drill Sesson 2
Friday 2:00-4:00 .... Pre-tournament Drill Sesson 3
Friday 3:00-4:30.... Player Check-in
Friday 5:00 .... Players' Meeting
Friday 5:00 .... Group Picture (A beautiful group in T-shirts)
Friday ~5:30 .... Watermelon for Players, Parents, and Paparazzi (According to melon expert Bill Ozaki, the watermelon in 2008 was the best ever!)
Friday 6:00 .... Doubles Deadline
Saturday 6:30a.m. .... Center is open for warm-up
Saturday 8:00 a.m. .... Singles Match Play begins
Saturday 1:00 .... Doubles Match Play begins
Sunday 6:30a.m. .... Center is open for warm-up
Sunday 7:15 a.m. Chapel Service at Peacthree City Tennis Center
Sunday 8:00 a.m. .... Singles Play begins for the 32 seeds and 32 others with Saturday byes.
Doubles play starts Saturday, August 8.
Doubles entries close at 6:00 PM on Friday, August 7. If you don't have a partner, sign up on-site and indicate that you "need partner" Two rounds of doubles will be scheduled for Saturday, so everyone should plan to play on Saturday. Doubles play starts Saturday, August 8.
The Computerized List Method of seeding will be used for the tournament. Refer to Table 17 in 2009 Friend at Court for the seeding criteria.
Sunday Morning Chapel Service
A 15-20-minute non-denominational chapel service will be held at Peachtree City Tennis Center on Sunday at 7:15 a.m.. The courts will be open by 6:30 for warm-up. If you are scheduled at Summit YMCA at 8:00, there should be sufficient travel time to attend the service and be on time for you match.
Players are selected from a variety of National Lists and generally require Section endorsement.
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 Thursday, July 16, 2009 12 Noon Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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