Alternates By Event 11 am 8.07.09
Congratulations to MARIA SMITH from the Texas Section for winning the USTA Sportsmanship Award for the tournament!!
1:30 Doubles (2:30pm Wed)
All 1:30pm doubles matches will follow the singles matches in progress.
1:00 doubles match between Halbauer-Vellanki and Muller-Smith will follow Smith's singles match which is in progress. These doubles should report at 3:15 pm.
All other doubles matches should report at 3pm unless you have been notified of a walkover.
Singles matches in progress should report at 3pm too!
Courts are drying!
We are squeeging. Please come help! (2:15pm Wednesday)
Rain Delay 1:15pm Wednesday
It is still raining at this time.
All 12:00pm, 12:15pm, 12:30pm and 1:00pm doubles matches should report at 3:00pm.
1:30 pm doubles matches should report at 3:00 pm.
All singles matches on court should report at 3:00pm.
Rain Delay 12:30pm Wednesday
It is still raining at this time.
All 12:00pm, 12:15pm, 12:30pm and 1:00pm doubles matches should report at 2:00pm.
1:30 pm doubles matches should report at 2:15 pm.
All singles matches on court should report at 2:00pm.
Rain Delay Wednesday, 11:45 am
We are currently having rain.
All 12:00pm, 12:15pm, 12:30pm and 1:00pm doubles matches should report at 1:00pm.
1:30 pm doubles matches should report at 1:30 pm.
All singles matches on court should report at 1:00pm.
No delay for 8am matches. Wednesday, 6:30am.
8am matches: Please check the monitor at the tournament desk and report to your assigned court.
Due to a seed withdrawing the Draw will not be posted until 3 pm today(8/05).
Seeding Method: 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.
7-30-09 National Standing List will be used for the singles seeding process.
8-06-09 National Standing list will be used for the doubles seeding process.
PLEASE CHECK THE DOUBLES COMPETITOR LIST FOR YOUR NAME (should be available by 7/21)
If you should be entered and your name is not present, email email@example.com
If you should NOT be entered and your name is present, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are supposed to be paired with someone specific, email email@example.com
The following players are eligible to enter the doubles event:
1) Singles Players on the Competitors List
2) Singles Alternates who appear on a Sectional Endorsement List
3) USTA National Open Doubles Qualifiers
4) Players with doubles-only endorsements.
No other players are eligible to play doubles.
Please register online for doubles with a partner, if possible. On-Site Doubles sign up will end on Friday, August 7, at 8:00pm. Please note that you are responsible for entering or withdrawing from doubles, as well as, finding a partner. At the mandatory check-in you will be asked to confirm your doubles status & partner.
If you do not have a partner by Friday, 8/07, at 8:00 pm, we will do our best to assign you one. However, if there is an odd number of entries, there are no guarantees.
Any alternates or wildcards that were selected to play singles will have to notify the tournament if you want to play doubles.
Selection of Doubles Teams for Draw.
The Tournament Committee shall accept doubles teams into the doubles event in the following order:
1. Teams comprising two players in the singles draw and teams with at least one National Open Doubles Qualifier paired with one sectionally-endorsed player shall be accepted. This means that a team with a National Open Doubles Qualifier, regardless of whether the Qualifier plays with a singles player, singles alternate, or doubles-only endorsed player, must be accepted. Tournaments are required to expand the draw beyond the 64 or 96 draw size if it is necessary to accommodate all teams entitled to entry.
2. Teams comprising one player in the singles draw and one sectionally-endorsed player not in the singles draw. If more than the maximum number of entries is received, selection order is based on combined standings and combined doubles ranking points, except that no team comprised of a Late Applicant shall be selected before a team comprised of timely applicants. Tournaments are NOT authorized to expand the draw size in order to accommodate these types of teams.
3. Teams comprising two sectionally-endorsed players not in the singles draw. If more than the maximum number of entries is received, selection order is based on combined standings and combined doubles ranking points, except that no team comprised of a Late Applicant shall be selected before a team comprised of timely applicants. Tournaments are NOT authorized to expand the draw size in order to accommodate these types of teams.
USTA Release and Medical Release
At check-in you are required to submit a signed USTA Release form. If a parent is not traveling with the player, you should print a copy of the USTA release by clicking "more info" to send with her.The form will be available on-site for those traveling with a parent or legal guardian.
It is your responsibility to notify the referee of your most current contact information. The tournament will use the phone numbers or email address provided to TennisLink to notify you of the opportunity to enter. If you did not provide this info in Tennis Link, please email your contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORDERED ALTERNATES REPORT
After the selection process is completed, applicants not admitted will be placed on the tournament alternate list.
Alternate Ordering Procedure
Alternates will be ordered as follows:
1) Applicants who entered on time, but not selected, are ordered based on their National Standing.
2) Endorsed players who entered late, based on time of entry.
3) 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.
POINT OF NO RETURN
If you have reached the "point of no return" for traveling, please be courteous and withdraw from the alternates list. We understand that some of you may not be able to come at a moments notice, even if a spot opens. As long as you are on the Alternates by Event Report, we assume you can still attend.
Replacing of Player Before Draw is Made:
The tournament committee shall replace a player who was accepted as part of a Section's quota with the next player on the Section's endorsement list. The tournament committee shall replace a player who was NOT accepted as part of a Section's quota with the next highest remaining alternate.
Replacing of Player After Draw is Made, but Before the Completion of the 1st Round:
The tournament committee shall replace a player after the draw is made, but before the completion of the 1st round with the next highet remaining alternate.
No Replacement of Players is Made After the Completion of the 1st Round:
No players are replaced in the draw after the completion of the 1st round. For example, a player who wins their 1st round, but cannot play their 2nd round due to injury, is NOT replaced with an alternate.
If you are offered a spot, you will need to provide your credit card information. Your acceptance is not final until the entry fee has been paid AND we have written confirmation by email that you accept the position. The entry fee is $81.13.
On-Site alternates should check in during Mandatory Check-In on Friday from 3 until 5 to place your name on the On-Site list.
On Saturday, on-site alternaes will need to check with the Referee 30 minutes before the first match time so you will be ready should a spot become available.
If there is more than one on-site alternate, open spots will be filled according to the published ordered alternates list.
The Windward Lake Club uses conduct rules above and beyond those enforced by the USTA.
Players are required to abide by these facility rules of behavior on and off of the court.
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 "freaking", "frigging", or "fricking" or variations of such words either spoken or spelled.
• No Smoking anywhere on the premises. Premises includes parking lots, bathrooms, and anywhere within 30 feet of a tennis court.
• No cell phones are allowed on court and we ask that all spectators please have their phones on vibrate when courtside. Please be considerate of all players and use your phones away from the courts.
• No unsportsmanlike conduct by players, parents, coaches, or other spectators will be tolerated.
Any T-shirts must be plain or tennis related.
The bottom of your Shirt must touch the top of your Skirt or Shorts while standing upright-shoulders back.
Skirts and shorts must be worn appropriately above the pelvic bones.
Extremely short shorts are not allowed.
Withdrawal before Thursday, 7/16, 12:00 pm NOON Eastern Time
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 #, click "Locate Confirmation" just below "Withdraw."
Withdrawal after Thursday, 7/16, 12:01 pm Eastern Time
You must fax or email your withdrawal. Do not call to withdraw. The email is email@example.com and the fax is (770) 740-0823. You will receive a refund, but it may take 3-4 weeks.
Withdrawal after Saturday, 8/01
You must fax or email your withdrawal. Do not call to withdraw. The email is firstname.lastname@example.org and the fax is (770) 740-0823. You will only receive a refund if a written medical excuse is provided to the referee by 8/14/09.
Withdrawal after the tournament begins, 8/08
You must see the trainer and notify the Head Referee. Do not call the desk to withdraw. Unless you speak to the Head Referee IN PERSON, leaving the tournament will be counted as a "No Show."
General Tournament Information
Please click "more info" for the Tournament Website to get information about Registration, Directions to the facilities, Parties, Hotels, Rental Cars.
7/16 THU - Entries close 12 NOON EASTERN TIME. Late entries will be accepted by email or fax only.
7/21 TUE- Ordered Alternate Report will be posted, if not earlier.
7/30 THU - Alternates will be given 4 hours to respond before the next alternate is contacted
8/01 SAT - Last day to withdraw and receive a refund - Only email or fax withdrawals will be accepted, no phone calls.
8/01 SAT - Alternates will only be given 2 hours to respond before the next alternate is contacted
8/04 TUE - First alternate reached by phone will have 1 hour to decide before the next alternate is contacted
8/05 WED - Singles Draw Posted by Noon
8/07 FRI - Mandatory Check-In at the Windward Lake Club -3:00 pm until 5:00 pm
8/07 FRI - Mandatory Player Meeting at 5:30 pm at the Windward Lake Club.
8/07 FRI – All players & their families are invited to a welcoming party 6 until 8:30 PM. Hit for Babalot prizes.
8/08 SAT - Doubles draws will be posted by NOON
8/08 SAT - Play begins - 1 round of singles and doubles
8/13 THUR - Doubles Finals in all parts of the compass , 3/4 Play-off,and 5/6 Play-off in the East Compass
8/14 FRI - Singles Finals and 3/4 Play-off , Gold Feed-In Semis and Final
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Visit www.high-techtennis.com and click Services for more information, including samples and prices. Contact Danny or Julie Thiets (email@example.com or 678.640.2723) to reserve your match time. They have eight digital camcorders...FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED...and they can't wait to see you!
GENERAL INFORMATION - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
REGISTRATION CLOSES AT NOON EASTERN TIME ON THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009
This is a National Level 1 Tournament
Draw Size is 128 for singles and 64 for doubles. Both will be a Compass Draw
Email the Tournament Director for general tournament questions - firstname.lastname@example.org or the Referee regarding alternates and withdrawals – email@example.com.
Matches will be played at the Windward Lake Club on 16 hard courts. Windward Courts will be available at 7 AM for warm-ups. Courts will be cleared at 7:45 for 8 AM matches. Practice courts will be available also at Webb Bridge Middle School.Courts 17-20 at Windward are reserved for Club members. Please do not ask to use these courts.
Play will start with 1 round of singles and 1 round of doubles on Saturday, August 8.
For singles and doubles there will be a Playoff for 3rd and 4th places and a Gold Feed-In to determine 5th and 6th places.
All matches, singles and doubles, will be the best of three tie-break sets, unless rain or heat requires shortened formats.
The official ball of the tournament is Wilson US OPEN.
No housing is provided.
PLAYER ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
Players who meet the U.S. or residency requirements, the USTA age eligibility requirements, and membership requirements (current USTA membership) may enter.
Players must be endorsed by their Section to be selected for the tournament as a competitor or alternate.
Wildcards:3 wildcards have been awarded.
Wildcard applications are available through your Section office. Your section office can give you guidance in this area. If you are awarded a wildcard, it is your responsibility to communicate with us.
Method of Entry:
Players must enter using TennisLink. Please note that if you are not selected in the initial selection, your credit card is not processed. If you are selected from the alternates list, you will need to provide your credit card information to the tournament.
In matches without an official on court, players are expected to follow The Code. If you've never read it, please do so.
ENTERING ANOTHER TOURNAMENT
If you are on the alternate list and wish to enter another tournament, you must first withdraw your name from the alternate list. You are not allowed to enter two tournaments at the same time and would be subject to suspension points if you do. Please withdraw from the Alternate list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a trainer on site at the Windward Lake Club during matches. By law, trainers are not allowed to distribute any medicine, even to adults. Please bring your own Tylenol, Advil, Sinus Medicine, etc.
Plan on HOT temperatures and start hydrating early in the week before the tournament. Temperatures could be 80-100 degrees, so be prepared for the heat and humidity.
If you have an injury or illness, we strongly suggest that you see the trainer. If you need to withdraw due to injury or illness, the process will be much smoother if we have confirmation from the trainer.
The SINGLES and DOUBLES events are both“Compass Draws”, which means ALL PLAYERS will play at least four singles matches and four doubles matches, regardless of whether they win or lose.
At the end of round 1:
• The winners go east
• The losers go west.
At the end of round 2:
• The east losers go north
• The west losers go south.
At the end of round 3:
• The east losers go northeast
• The north losers go northwest
• The west losers go southwest
• The south losers go southeast.
At the end of round 4 (round of 16):
• The losers are out of the tournament unless playing in the east
• The losers in the east will enter the Gold Feed-In Championship.
At the end of round 5 (quarter finals):
• The losers are out of the tournament unless playing in the east
• The losers in the east will enter the Gold Feed In Championship.
At the end of round 6 (semi-finals):
• The losers are out of the tournament unless playing in the east
• The losers in the east will play for 3rd and 4th
• The winners play the finals on each draw sheet.
NO MORE LATE ENTRIES AFTER 6 PM
NO MORE LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 6PM MONDAY, JULY 27. You can be considered for entry after all "on-time" entries are exhausted.
If you would like to be placed at the bottom of the alternates list, email the referee at email@example.com . Please include contact information.
Players not registering on Friday, must check in 1 hours before their first match time on Saturday. Late registration is no excuse for being late for your match.
You must enter online! All players must be USTA endorsed.
Compass draw singles and doubles. All players who enter both are
guaranteed 8 matches. Goodie bags, complimentary passes to aquatic
center, training camps and hitting sessions available to all
entrants. Trophies, trophies, trophies. Parties, parties,
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.
In the future, you can jump straight to this tournament by entering the tournament identification number: 703488909 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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