SUNDAY MATCHES COMPLETED & POSTED. FAREWELL AND BEST TO ALL OF YOU!
All of Sunday's matches were completed and posted. Please make sure to check your scores for accuracy. If there are any problems, please contact me by email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all the plaeyrs and parents for helping to make this another successful San Marin Tournament. Special thanks to our Tournament Referee, Max Sylver for all of his time and help.
After over 25 years of running USTA Junior Tournaments this was my last one. I have watched many juniors develop over the years, including my own daughter, and am proud of being able to contribute to their growth as players and persons. I hope all of you will continue to pursue this great sport with honor, integrity, and respect for the game. It has brought me a lifetime of great memories as iI am sure it will do the same for you.
I will still be running the USTA Family Doubles Tournament every year at my new home, the Belvedere Tennis Club in Tiburon, and will remain active with the North Bay Junior Tennis Association. Fern Ruth will take over all of the tournamens held at San Marin with the exception of the NBJTA Finals in October.
Wishing all you the best and thanks for your support.
ALL MATCHES WILL BE PLAYED AT SAN MARIN HIGH SCHOOL
All matches will be played at San Marin High School. See directions under Tournament Locations. Please remember to always check the draws daily and before you leave in the event there are any changes, withdrawaals, etc.
RULES AND SCORING FORMAT
All main draw matches will be two sets with a 10 Pt Super Tie-Breaker in lieu of a 3rd set. Playoff matches will be determined on the day of the event pending time and court availability. All consolation matches will be 8 game pro sets using No Ad scoring in the early rounds. Doubles matches will be 8 game pro sets with regular scoring.
When you're done with your match both players must report back to the Tournament Desk. Winners please collect and bring the balls back. Always check in for your match, even if you have already played once. Please do not assume we know you are there. If you are called and we can't find you, you can be penalized.
DON'T BE LATE, AVOID PENALTIES, LEAVE EARLY! CONSOLATION MATCHES
Check in at the Location you are assigned. SM=San Marin High. NOV=Novato High. We have a tight schedule and will adhere to the USTA Point Penalty System for Lateness. For every five minutes late, there is a game penalty up to 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, you will be defaulted. If it's your first time coming to the Tournament leave early so you have enough time in the event of problems.
After your first round match, make sure you check back in at the Tournament Desk. If you lose your first match, you will have a Consolation Match following your first match or on Sunday depending on what division you're in and the draw schedule.
TOURNAMENT LOCATIONS, CHECK IN, PHONE NUMBERS
This Tournament will have two main sites, San Marin High School and Novato High School, both in Novato and within ten minutes of each other.
San Marin High (SM) is located on the corner of San Marin Drive and Novato Blvd in Novato. From Hwy 101 North or South, take the San Marin Drive exit and go West six stop signs to Novato Blvd. Turn Right and turn Righ again at the second driveway. Courts will be on your left. On the day of the tournament call Jay Potter at 415-606-2919, or Fern Ruth at 346-8552 for information.
For Novato High (NOV), take the Rowland Blvd exit off Hwy 101 in Novato. Go West two signals and turn right on Novato Blvd. Stay in your left hand lane and turn left at the first signal, Arthur Stree. Fo past one stop sign and Novato High will be on your left. Courts are located just below the parking lot. On the day of the tournament, phone, Birdie Petrini, 415-519-2256
Report to the site where you are scheduled and please check in 15 minutes before your scheduled match time. Once you check in, please do not leave the Tournament area unless you notify the Tournament Director or Referee. Always check in before each match. Please do not assume we know you are there.
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR PHONES ON DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT: Jay Potter, 415-606-2919
WITHDRAWALS OR DEFAULTS
If you have to withdraw or default, please give at least 24 hours notice so we have enough time to notify your opponent. All No Show Defaults will be reported to the USTA and you could face possible future suspension from tournaments
DOUBLES OPEN UNTIL 2PM SATURDAY. PLAY WILL BE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Doubles will remain open until 2pm Saturday. Please contact Jay to sign up. All doubles will be played on Sunday afternoon, following the singles matches.
GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP AT ALL TIMES!
Our Touranments always pride themselves on the fact that we preach good sportsmanship at all times. This includes shaking your opponent's hand when you first meet for every match and shaking their hands after the match. Being a good sport will get you far in life and you'll make many lifetime friendships. Being a bad sport will limit your opportunities and not gain you any friends.
If you are having problems on the court, come get the Referee or Tournament Director and we will try to resolve the problem. Do not get into shouting matches with your opponents. Make sure your line calls are fair and accurate and if you're not 100% sure, you have to give the point to your opponent. Always call the score out loud enough for your opponent to hear before you start each point. Respect your opponent, respect the game. You play to have fun, always remember that.
Any unsportsmanlike conduct (profanity , throwing racquets, smashing balls, stalling, or cheating) will be dealt with immediately. Remember, this is your warning. The Point Penatly System will be in affect at all times. First offense is a Point taken away, second offense is a Game, and third is a Default. All Point Penalites will be reported to the USTA.
LODGING & FOOD
There are plenty of hotels in the general area of Novato and San Rafael. In Novato, there is a Courtyard by Mariott
(415) 883-8950 and Best Western's Novato Oaks, (415) 883-4400. In San Rafael there is an Embassy Suites,
(415) 499-9222. For more budget concious, there is a Travellodge in Novato, (415) 892-7500 or Econolodge,
Snacks are available for purchase at all Tournament locations. There are also numerous restaurantsm markets, deli's, close to both tournament locations, as well as in downtown Novato (Grant Avenue) and in the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center off of Rowland Blvd and Hwy 101. If you traveling up 101, you'll see the shopping center on the East side of the Freeway.
This tournament will be played on the Weekend Only. Monday is
just in case of inclement weather.
Receive 50% of your entry fee back. Apply for the TOURNAMENT ENTRY ASSISTANCE GRANT(TAG). For more information about this grant or to obtain a copy of the application please visit the USTA Northern California junior homepage at www.norcal.usta.com.
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Monday, July 26, 2010 11:59:00 PM Pacific Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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