This tournament is not sanctioned and will not count for ranking by the governing organization.
The Texas Tennis & Education Foundation along with the TAP
Foundation will be presenting the first TAP World Tour
stop for International Tennis ever in the United States.
Stand Up Tennis is a way of playing tennis for people with
different types of physical disabilities who are able to play
standing with some adjustments depending on the mobility of the
player. People with amputations, hemiplegics, hemi paralysis,
congenital malformation and cerebral palsy may participate. All new
players to the TAP tour will be evaluated to determine which
classification and assigned a category. Players are not classified
by pathology or medical diagnosis since there are many physical
disabilities, some players will display the same physical condition
but we know that each person is affected in a very different and
individual way, we also rely on functional criteria, which is what
is being done in adapted sports for years. The events are Mens
Singles and Womens Singles and after the player is classified they
will be put into the following categories
A1: Players with optimal functional mobility to move about on a
78 ft. tennis court with yellow ball. No motor impairment in the
lower body and motor impairment of one upper limb.
A: Players with optimal functional mobility to move about on
a 78 ft. tennis court with yellow ball. Has motor alteration of one
or both lower extremities and with or without alterations in one or
two upper extremities.
B: Players with intermediate functional mobility to move
about on a 60 foot tennis court with a orange ball.
C: Players with a functional disability to move about on a
36 foot court with a red ball.
Player Selection Type
Classification and Evaluation
If a player does not have a classification on the Circuit they must send a short video of playing tennis to the the TAP World Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) in order to be evaluated. The video needs to show forward, backward and sideway movement.
Players-To enter this tournament:
If you do not have a USTA membership or USTA account see below as to how to set up that account (at no charge) so you can enter.
Go to this login screen: https://tennislink.usta.com/Dashboard/Main/Signup.aspx
Create Your USTA Account
Under: "Do you play in a USTA program (Team Tennis, USTA Flex Leagues, Tournaments) without a "USTA membership" click on "CREATE ACCOUNT". On the next screen, choose "I am new to TennisLink and want to create a new account". Click "Next". Follow the directions on the next screen to create the account. Once your account is created in TennisLink, you will be able to enter the tournament online
Tournament Headquarters: Life Time Galleria inside the Galleria Mall-copy and paste link below to find more information on the club-
Tournament Hotel: Westin Oaks Houston in the Galleria Mall-copy and past link below to find more information on hotel-
Call central reservations at 1/800/937-8461 and mention TPA/USTA 2018 Room Block or copy and paste link below-
$119.00 plus 17% tax for single or double occupancy; all rooms have king size beds
Deadline to book a room is November 5th
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to USTA Members, USTA Members who have an expired membership and Non-USTA Members. Entries must be submitted by Friday, November 11, 2016 11:59:00 PM Central Time.
In the future, you can jump straight to this tournament by entering the tournament identification number: 800063816 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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