TOURNAMENT DATES FEBRUARY 9-11 ** IMPORTANT PLEASE READ
This tournament will be played February 9-11, which is one week earlier than many of the other events in 16s.
Players may not play in 2 events of this series. IE players will not be permitted to play in Minneapolis one week, and then a second location the next week. These tournaments are still grouped together, regardless of week of play.
By selecting Minneapolis as a choice, you are acknowledging your availability to play February 9-11 and NOT the dates listed above on the sanction form.
1. Seeding Criteria
https://www.usta.com/content/dam/usta/pdfs/Junior Competition_Seeding Criteria.pdf
2. Eligibility for USTA National Junior Tournaments, USTA National Level 3 Tournaments, and Additional USTA Junior National Tournaments
3. Withdrawals and Entry Fee Refunds at USTA National Junior National Tournaments
https://www.usta.com/content/dam/usta/pdfs/Junior Competition_Withdrawals and Entry Fee Refunds.pdf
4. National Ranking Point Tables
5. Entry and Selection Process
WHO TO CONTACT
Please direct all questions to Mason Hemmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-625-2444 (email is preferred).
TOURNAMENT HOTEL INFO**MORE INFO COMING SOON
The Graduate Hotel Minneapolis, is the official tournament hotel of the Baseline Tennis Center.
General info on the hotel can be found at this link: https://www.graduatehotels.com/minneapolis/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0_bFlPHk2AIVy7fACh0dOwuEEAAYASAAEgKGofD_BwE
The Graduate Hotel is within walking distance of the Baseline Tennis Center. It is also located on the Twin Cities Metro Transit Light Rail System. The light rail system allows passengers to board at the MSP International Airport and be dropped off right at the front door of the hotel. i.e. No rental car is necessary for your trip to Minnesota.
Any hotel listed in the downtown or University areas would be the closest options. Anything in the Roseville area would be about a 15 minute drive to campus. The closest options are as follows:
SCHEDULE OF PLAY
7:30-8a: Mandatory player meeting
8-8:50a: Assigned warm-up courts with doubles partner for 25 minutes per player/team
9a: Doubles round of 16
Not before 10a: Singles round of 32
Singles round of 16 and back draw round 1 to follow
8-8:50a: Assigned warm-up courts for 25 minutes per player
9a: Doubles quarterfinals
10a: Doubles semifinals
Not before 9a: Singles quarterfinals and back draw round 2
Singles semifinals, back draw quarterfinals and 5th/6th place semifinals to follow
8-8:50a: Assigned warm up courts
9a: Doubles Final and Doubles 3/4th Playoff as well as any back draw semi, 5th place playoff, 1st or 3rd place singles matches as available
To follow: Consolation Final
Each player will receive a 25 minute assigned practice court with their doubles partner, on half of a court. Courts will be assigned the evening prior on the tournament homepage.
Saturday will have designated indoor warm up courts in two waves, free of charge, from 8-8:25a and 8:25-8:50a. Sunday will have designated indoor warm up courts free of charge from 8-8:50a. Monday warm-up courts will be assigned from 8-8:50a.
Indoor practice courts will be available prior to Saturday at a junior rate of $28/hr. How to book practice courts will be released 1 week prior to the start of the event. Hitting partners will be available by request. More info coming soon.
MANDATORY PLAYER MEETING / CHECK IN
There will be a mandatory player meeting scheduled Saturday, February 9 at 7:40AM at the Baseline Tennis Center. All players are required to attend and all check in will be done at that time. Player gifts and more information will be distributed.
Players are encouraged to prepare a USTA Medical Waiver prior to check in. This helps expedite the check-in process. Medical Waiver forms will be made available at check-in.
We suggest being on site early to help facilitate the check-in process. Check in will be available as early as 7a.
MATCH AND DRAW FORMAT
Singles: Best 2 of 3 tiebreak sets with a Match Tiebreak in lieu of a 3rd set, regular scoring; The singles draw is a full feed-in through the round of 16. Consolation is mandatory and will be played to completion.
Doubles: 8-game pro set with a tiebreak at 7-games all, no-ad scoring. Doubles draw is single elimination with a playoff for 3rd/4th place.
PARKING AROUND THE TENNIS CENTER
Due to the close proximity of the Baseline Tennis Center to 4 major athletic venues, parking may be at event rates (up to $10.00/car) with no in/out privileges. Metered parking is available behind the building at $1.25/hr as available. Please consider carpooling, walking a longer distance, etc. to minimize the impact of these events. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. A campus map is at the link below to help facilitate your travel around the tennis center.
HITTING PARTNERS**MORE INFO COMING SOON
Please contact Dana Young at email@example.com to arrange a hitting lesson. More information will be coming soon on specifics.
DOUBLES PARTNER - DOUBLES ENTRIES
All players in the draw are assumed to be playing doubles and will be paired up as advised.
If you are planning to play singles only, kindly send an email to tournament staff. We do our best to update doubles partners on the homepage as timely as possible. With often several requests per day, we appreciate your patience in updating partners online.
Due to data privacy, we do not release other player's contact information when requested. We will consistently try to put interested partners in touch, withdrawals and partner changes make this a moving puzzle. Please know that we will pair everyone playing doubles with someone else if possible and will not make that draw until after the mandatory players meeting and check in. In case of an odd number, we would hope there would be an on-site alternate to fill that spot.
WHO TO CONTACT DURING THE EVENT
A tournament hotline is available to contact the tournament desk and referee immediately with any concerns or questions: 612-363-9331
A stringer will always be on site during business hours. We are able to turn around any racquet within 24 hours. For most requests, we are able to complete in a couple hours. If players provide their own string, we charge only $19 per racquet. If you require string, we carry most Babolat synthetic string brands.
Baseline proudly hosts 10 indoor courts. Throughout the event, we will have 1 official for every 4 courts. Meaning during peak times of operation, we will have 3 roving officials. The doubles final, singles semifinals, singles final and and singles 3rd place match will all be chaired.
A trainer will be on-site throughout the competition.
Wilson US Open Regular Duty will be the ball used.
TOWELS AND ICE
Ice is provided for any injury and water is available at all levels of Baseline. We do not have a towel service on site, please bring your own court towels.
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, January 17, 2019 11:59:00 AM 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: 550000119 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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