2016 Frick Park Red Clay Junior Open - 16u 14u Sectional Ranking Media Report
Wednesday June 22 - Main Draw Finals Schedule 4:00pm to dusk
Main Draw Match Schedule - Monday, June 20
Main Draw Match Schedule - Tuesday, June 21
Frick Park Red Clay Junior Open - Mini-Camp Wednesday-Thursday-Friday June 15-16-17 - 9am-4pm - $40 includes lunch
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Singles Finals PHOTO GALLERY!
Thanks to ALL players and families, coaches helping to make this week at Frick Park so special!
A link to a PHOTO GALLERY of Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Singles Finals is here:
The Boys 16u singles final will be completed today Thursday 4:00pm, after play was suspended last night due to darkness after the players split sets.
Main Draw Matches Start times 10:30am/12:00pm/1:30pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Practice courts - no charge - available everyday beginning at 9am and all day.
If Tuesday's Semifinal matches are suspended or postponed due to rain, they will be rescheduled or continued Wednesday at the same times (or moved indoors to Mellon Park if necessary).
Main Draw B16, G16, G14 Singles Finals Wednesday 6:30PM
First Match Losers Consolation Matches in the afternoon on the same day of your first match if possible.
Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday: Singles - Boys 16u, Girls 14u and 16u Main Draws up to Final Wednesday 6:30pm.
Tuesday to Thursday: Singles - Boys 12u and Girls 12u Round Robin/Compass Draws (all players minimum two matches per day).
Friday: Doubles - 12u - Round Robins (we play every other team in the draw!).
Friday Evening 6:30pm start: 12u singles and doubles finals.
Saturday 12pm: Any remaining possible 12u matches.
2016 is the eighth year for this junior tournament!
Boys and girls (divisions 16, 14 and 12 & under) from City
neighborhoods and as far away as Madrid, Spain, Puerto Rico,
Florida, and Texas have competed in the only junior tournament held
on red clay in all of western Pennsylvania. This USTA-sanctioned
and USTA-officiated event is organized by the Frick Park Clay Court
Tennis Club, a community tennis association (CTA). ---
This open junior tournament accepts both City and non-City
residents and has no USTA or other entry ranking requirements. For
residents of USTA MS Allegheny Mountain District, the 12u players
accumulate points towards a district ranking. For residents of USTA
Middle States section, the 14u and 16u event players accumulate
points towards a MS section ranking. Entries are open and players
of all levels - novice to experienced junior tournament players -
are encouraged to enter. Large draws for each event along with
players from out of town ensure local players are exposed to a
great variety of other players. Players in 12u singles will play a
compass draw with a minimum of 3 matches, Players in 14u and 16u
singles will player a single elimination draw with a first match
losers consolation draw. All doubles events are Round Robin, with
teams playing short matches against every other team in their draw.
To make the most of their tournament experience, relative novices
are encouraged to participate in the Junior Mini-Camp (ages 10-16)
at Frick Park the previous week. ---
All Main Draw first match losers are entered into a Full
Consolation Draw. Main Draw singles matches are best 2 out of 3
tiebreak sets and are held Monday to Friday, all day, 8 a.m. to
dusk, with Main Draw Singles Finals on Saturday at 12:00PM Noon to
be followed by all Singles Consolation Draws. All doubles are
scheduled for Friday, 8 a.m. - dusk. Doubles events are Round
Robin. Sunday is reserved as a rainday if needed. All schedules
subject to change and weather permitting - match schedules posted
online at tournament website. ---
Sponsored by Frick Park Clay Court Tennis Club, Dollar Bank, PNC,
USTA Middle States, K&L Gates LLP, Pittsburgh Tennis League
(PTL), Babolat and Gamma Sports. Frick Park red clay courts are
maintained the non-profit Frick Park Clay Court Tennis Club.
Proceeds from this tournament are to be invested in ongoing
improvements to this unique and historic tennis facility in the
city of Pittsburgh. Vamos!
Player Selection Type
This tournament is part of the Nat'l. Public Parks Tennis Assoc. Tournament Series. The goal of the series is to increase awareness of public park tournament tennis and to promote the Nat'l. Public Park Tennis Chps. Visit nppta.com for more information.
Players can register with or without the name of partner to play DOUBLES on FRIDAY. Doubles registration to remain open through the start of singles play early in the week.
TENTATIVE, weather permitting, SCHEDULE ( based on 2017 draw sizes): All singles main draw early round matches Monday to Wednesday - 8am to late afternoon, early evening - All SIngles Finals, weather permitting, Wednesday 6:00pm. Thursday ALL Day Doubles Round Robin, and if Wednesday evening play is posponed or suspended, finals then Thursday 6:00PM. Please use online poll to let us know of an AVOIDANCES for days and/times are all CONSIDERED - please use the online poll. Thanks!
SE HABLA ESPAÑOL - Tournament Desk staff is bilingual English and Spanish. You are welcome! Bienvenidos!
See CLAY TIPS and CLAY RULES links on tournament website www.clayfricktennis.org for court rules.
For DIRECTIONS, and last minute COURT UPDATES, please see www.CLAYFRICKTENNIS.org (top right corner) - and/or follow Twitter @clayfricktennis - There are bathrooms and changing rooms on site - Plenty of lunch places across the Street on Braddock Ave., and within walking distance, including FPCCTC Sponsor Park Pizza and Ice Cream. There’s also a playground for younger siblings next to the tennis courts.
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 Saturday, June 11, 2016 3:00:00 PM 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: 350043516 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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