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All matches will be played on the first weekend unless we have large draws
This is a two weekend tournament but we will try to finish all matches over the first weekend. Remember, monday is a holiday and we will play all day on the3rd, 4th and 5th. If we have large draws or a rain delay, the tournament will finish in the second weekend. Doubles matches may also be played over the second weekend. No late entries will be accepted after the online deadline closes. Please sign up in advance because our tournaments are the best attended in northern california thanks to you! The first weekend is a long weekend and we will play on monday all day which is a holiday.
We look forward to seeing you on the courts soon!!
The Match format for singles is best of three sets with a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set. Doubles will be 8 game pro sets. Open and Challenger players format is single elimination. Novice players format will be first round match loser consolation. All novice players will be guaranteed to have the opportunity to play 2 singles matches. There is a mandatory playoff for third and fourth place in all divisions. If you sign up for a novice singles division and there are no other or only one other entry, we may opt to put you in the challenger division. Same goes for Challenger to Open singles. We will only bump you up one division and/or age group not two and we will never move you down a division or age group in singles. Make sure to check other draws following these parameters if you cannot find the draw that you signed up for.
Please sign up for doubles with a partner before the deadline. You must have your partners usta # to sign up. This # can be found on the norcalusta website. Your partner must also sign up with you or you will not be put into the draw. All doubles players must sign up for doubles in the same age category and division that they signed up for in singles. The tournament will not move you up a division or age category in doubles if there are not enough entrants. Your entry into the doubles is free due to the combined entry fee. If you email the director we will put you on a "looking for a partner" list but cannot guarantee a partner. Please email us at least 1 week before the deadline or we will not be able to attempt to find a partner for you.
If you sign up for a novice singles division and there are no other or only one other entry, we may opt to put you in the challenger division. Same goes for Challenger to Open. We will only bump you up one division and/or age group not two and we will never move you down a division or age group. Make sure to check other draws following these parameters if you cannot find the draw that you signed up for.
Contacting the director, entry fee, check in and withdraws
If you need to pay your entry fee to the tournament, please bring a check payable to the HGA for the entry fee or cash. Make sure to have exact change if you bring cash. Please pay the fee to the tournament desk before your first match. No player will be allowed to play until the entry fee is paid. If you need to withdraw from the tournament please email the director at email@example.com. Please list the players name, age, division and reason for the withdraw. make sure to state exactly what matches you are withdrawing from. An excused withdraw is due to emergency, illness or injury. All withdraws are subject to 2 penalty points assesed by the usta after the tournament. You need 10 penalty points in a year to be suspended from playing tournaments. The director will contact you to confirm the withdraw. If you need to withdraw before the deadline then use your confirmation # and/or credit card to withdraw online before the deadline. Your credit card will be fully refunded. unfortunately no refunds will be issued if you withdraw after the deadline. All players should check in at least 15 minutes before your scheduled match time. Make sure you check in directly to the site that you are assigned. Lateness penalties will be strictly enforced if you check in to the wrong site. Also, lateness penalties will be strictly enforced if you run into traffic. Please plan ahead so that you may arrive safely and early. If your opponnent has checked in and we have a court, we may be able to put your match on early. We use many alternate sites during our tournaments. LTC is the Lafayette Tennis Club. NGH is Northgate High School. RDP is Rudgear Park Tennis Courts. LP is Larkey Park. DVC is Diablo Valley College. Your site will be listed on the draw by your start time. The notes below will have detailed directions to each site! All sites will be accepting entry fee checks!
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Directions to Lafayette Tennis Club, LTC
For directions to the Lafayette Tennis Club (3125 Camino Diablo, Lafayette, CA 94549, (925) 937-2582), please use the following link to Yahoo maps --> Off of the 24 take the Pleaseant Hill Rd exit North, rt on Stanley then Right on Camino Diablo. You will see our exit sign first. Keep going and you will hit our entrance sign, then turn right down a steep drive. We are located in a hidden glen. Make sure to allow ample time for traffic. We are located close to the freeway so it is an easy drive for most players.
Draws will be posted no later than Wednesday before 8am. Please only ck the internet for your start time. Phone requests for start times will not be accepted. Make sure to check your start time every day before and after the tournament. Rain and other factors may change the schedule. You are responsible for finding your start time and any changes to it.
Good Luck and
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Draws are subject to change
All draws are subject to change if the tournament makes an error. Please recheck draws for changes in times and/or withdrawals. All changes made within 24 hrs of tournament start will be phoned to the affected parties. Any changes outside of 24hrs will not be communicated to the player. Please recheck your start time on thursday or friday before the tournament. Also, again, please recheck your start times every night during the tournament.
During the tournament no practice courts will be open at the Lafayette Tennis Club. Acalanes High School is a stones throw away from the club and is open to the public. The address is 1200 Pleasant Hill Rd. Take the Pleasant Hill rd exit North and continue on Pleasant Hill until you see the courts on your right hand side. The Lafayette Tennis Club is a 2 minute car ride away
For hotel accommodations, please contact the Embassy Suites in Walnut Creek. Tel: 800 EMBASSY. Ask For the Hunter Gallaway Tennis Academy Special Rate. It should be no more than $104 per night for a great room! They have a complimentary breakfast, Ice machines, Indoor swimming and a gym! The address is 1345 Treat Blvd, Walnut Creek Ca 94597. Pleas Check out the link to their website for more information!
LTC is home to the Hunter Gallaway's Tennis Academy
For more information about the club and Hunter Gallaway's high level Excellence I Junior Academy please check out our website on the link provided. We have great lower level year round program as well.
Proper tennis attire is required on the courts at all times. Collared shirts are not required. All running shoes including non marking running shoes ar prohibited. Black soled shoes except for barricades and other tennis shoes are prohibited as well. You will be defaulted if you cannot find a replacement pair of shoes within 15 minutes after your match time. This rule will be strictly enforced, no exceptions. Shorts, skirts or sweats with pockets or some system to hold an extra ball is required. No cuttoff jeans are allowed on the courts. If you look good on the court you will play better!!!
Rain Delay and rain hotline!
Currently there is no delay. We will update this message 2hrs and 15 minutes before the start of all matches on a given tournament day. If it is raining after 8p on the night before the tournament, we may start a delay then. Please check this section of the notes to stay up to date on a possible delay. We will not cancel a day before noon due to the rules. We have lights, so plan on playing under them if we experience delays due to rain. The rain hotline is 925 9372582. Please only call this # in case of an emergency or if you are en route to the club and it begins to rain. If you are driving from more than 2 hrs and 15 minutes out then you may call the director directly. Unfortunately, usually we will not be able to start a delay more than 2 hrs and 15 minutes before the first match times.
Come play a tournament at the lovely Lafayette Tennis Club. We
have newly resurfaced US Open Blue courts and operate as a private
club! We recently renovated the clubhouse and locker rooms! LTC is
the Lafaayette Tennis Club. NGH is Northgate High School. When you
check the draw sheet you will see your location. If you do not see
anything then you are at the LTC. Please check in 30minutes before
your match time at the tournament desk. Lateness penalties will be
strictly enforced. Allow extra time due to traffic. Snacks will be
provided daily but lunch may not be purchased at the club. Casa
Gourmet Burrito and Subway is a stones throw away in Lafayette.
Downtown Walnut Creek is also an option for food but the parking
can be tough sometimes. Please check the draw on Friday before the
tournament and then daily once the tournament starts. You are
responsible for checking for your start time. If you need to
withdraw from the tournament please email the TD Hunter at
firstname.lastname@example.org and call at 925 368-8882. Entry fee refunds
will not be given after the deadline. You may withdraw yourself
from the tournament at anytime before the deadline using your
confirmation #. Avoidance requests will be accepted before the
deadline only and if the draws are large, we will most likely not
honor your avoidance. It is always worth a try though and we will
refund your entry or credit you for a future tournament if you sign
up with an avoidance request before the deadline and we cannot
honor it. Many matches may be viewed from the parking lot. Please
bring a couple of folding chairs as the club does not have enough
chairs to go around. Good Luck! Refuse to Lose!!!
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Tuesday, August 30, 2011 7:00:00 PM Pacific Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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