PLEASE BOOK HOTELS NOW!!!
This tournament has fallen on Mardi Gras weekend in Mobile. Mardi Gras is a busy time and the downtown hotels will all be full. The hotels we have listed have rooms reserved for us but you need to book early to ensure you have a place to stay.
ALL TIMES POSTED ARE CENTRAL TIME:
12/27/18 Thu - Entries Open
01/25/19 Fri - Last day for Coaches to apply, see link below
02/01/19 Fri - Coaches will be notified of the status of their application
02/06/19 Wed - Last full day to register - People in Hawaii should use this day as the deadline
02/07/19 Thu - 11:59 am Eastern Time (One minute
before Noon) Entries will Close, That is 10:59 am Central, 9:59 am Mountain, and 8:59 am Pacific - THIS IS MORNING. It will still be daylight when registration closes.
Please note, this is the deadline to withdraw and not be charged. No withdrawals can be made during the automated selections process - if selected, you will not be refunded.
02/11/19 Mon - Selections Posted
02/12/19 Tue - Tournament Director given access to work on tournament - Once registration closes, no changes can be made until access is granted. This means no withdrawals can be posted and the ordered alternate list cannot be posted until access is granted.
02/13/19 Wed - Ordered Alternates List posted
02/14/19 Thu - Start calling alternates
for any open spots - You have 8 hours to respond
02/20/19 Wed - 8:00 am Alternates will
now have 4 hours to respond
02/25/19 Mon - 8:00 am The first
Alternate we reach will be offered any open spot
03/01/19 Fri - 8:00 am-8:00 pm Practice Courts open at Mobile Tennis Center
03/01/19 Fri - 5:00-8:00 pm Mobile Tennis Center MANDATORY CHECK IN - NO EXCEPTIONS
03/01/19 Fri - 9:00 pm start the Waterfalling process of players onto Teams and Coaches assigned. This process takes a few hours, it is usually around 11:00 pm or midnight before everything is posted.
03/02/19 Sat - Mandatory Practice (and/or MATCHES if necessary)
03/02/19 Sat - Manadatory Player Banquet
03/03/19 Sun - MATCHES
03/04/19 Mon - MATCHES
03/05/19 Tue - MATCHES
03/06/19 Wed - MATCHES
03/06/19 Wed - Closing ceremonies follow team matches.
TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
This site is hosting the USTA National Spring Team Championships for Boys’ and Girls' 18, 16 and 14 Divisions
ELIGIBILITY:Amateur players who meet the U.S. citizenship or residency requirements (see Section 4), the USTA age eligibility requirements, and membership requirements (current USTA membership) may enter.
The entry deadline for the USTA National Spring Team Championships is Thursday, February 07, 2019 11:59 AM (Eastern Time). This is one minute before NOON EASTERN TIME; it will still be daylight when registration closes. The selection process starts immediately once registration closes, so it is not possible to add late entries to the selection process even if you missed the deadline by a few minutes. It is also not possible to withdraw you during the automated selection process. You will be charged if selected.
Players must enter using TennisLink.
When tournaments are asked to give prior written approval to enter the USTA National Spring Team Championships and a concurrent tournament, that discretion continues to lie with the tournament. This tournament will not approve concurrent entries.
TOURNAMENT SELECTION AND ALTERNATES:
Separate USTA National Spring Team Championships shall be held for boys and girls. The TennisLink selection system shall accept 32 players from each division (BG 18-14) into the draw as follows:
• Up to 4 wild cards using the same process established for USTA National Championships (See Wildcards section below). Wildcards will not be selected during the automated process. Wildcards will be selected at a later date. It will appear there are openings for alternates, but we cannot fill these spots until the wildcard decisions are made.
• The remaining players from most recently published National Standings List from each age division, provided they have submitted timely entries, in the order in which their names appear.
Online Notification: Main draw players and alternates can view lists published to the TennisLink Tournament Home Page no later than 3 days after the entries close. All players accepted by the TennisLink system will be sent a confirmation email that includes as part of the text of the email the USTA Release and Waiver Form (please email, email@example.com or fax, (251) 208-5195, in this completed waiver). Any accepted player whose credit card was unable to be charged will also be sent an email notifying them of the problem with the credit card and instructing them to contact the tournament to make arrangements for payment.
Ordered Alternate List. The Tournament Committee shall prepare an alternate list for each division of those players with timely entries not accepted into the draw in the order in which their names appear on the same National Standings List used to accept players into the draw. Late entrants shall be placed on the alternate list in the order received after timely entries. Late entries received at the same time shall be ordered by lot.
The Alternate List will be published to the TennisLink Tournament Home Page as soon as possible and no later than 5 days after entries close. The order of players on an Alternate List is NOT to be changed if a new National Standings List is published. Before this list is published, you can see your order by going to the "Selection Process" tab and selecting your division. Find the first yellow dot and count down until you find your name, that is your order number.
On-Site Alternates. On-site alternates are those players on the alternate list who have come to the tournament site to be a last-minute replacement for a withdrawing player. The Tournament Committee shall establish a procedure for checking in on-site alternates and instruct players on the tournament website. The procedure shall include the following:
• On each day in which alternates may be accepted into a draw, any alternate desiring admittance must check in and be ready for play no later than 15 minutes prior to the first scheduled match time of the event for which they are an alternate.
• The order of the alternates is based on the original Alternate List published by the tournament, not a more recent National Standings List, and not in the order in which the players check in.
On-Site Alternates may be admitted into the tournament to fill in for a player unable to play a match. The original player if able may continue in the original spot on the team in subsequent matches. If the player is withdrawing from the tournament and not just a match, the onsite alternate will stay in that spot on the team.
This is a unique event in that it is a team format with individual registration. Because of that, the tournament software is not capable of providing the usual formats for displaying Selection Lists and Alternates Lists by division. We have to go to a lot of extra work to create and post the reports you expect to see. The first few days after selections are made, we will be diligently working on this; so please be patient with us.
Email is the preferred and most times only method of accepted communication. Emails are answered in the order received. If you send more than one email on the same subject, you will get responses to all emails in order. When emailing, always expect a response. That is your confirmation your email has been received and any necessary actions will be taken. If your email prompts a change that should be seen online, just know all changes require multiple steps as well as removal and uploading of reports. Usually, the response to email is made after the action has been taken on our end. While we are capable of making mistakes, give us 24 hours before you expect to see it online. If you do not see the change within a couple of days, please email and if necessary call.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND STANDARDIZED SCHEDULE OF PLAY
Draw Format and Standardized Tournament Schedule of Play: The draw format shall be a Compass Draw of 16 teams and teams shall play one round per day. The standardized schedule will incorporate time for training and education for the tournament participants.
Seeding: The draws shall not be seeded.
Match Formats: All singles matches shall be the best of 3 Tiebreak Sets. All doubles match formats shall be a 8-game set, no-ad, with a 7-Point Tiebreak at 7 games all. Match Formats are annually subject to change and approval by the Junior Competition Committee. Refer to Table 2 of The USTA Junior National Tournament, Ranking, and Sanctioning Regulations.
Team Line-ups: The team line-up for each Team Match must be submitted to the Tournament Committee prior to the Team Match at a time to be determined by the Tournament Committee. No changes to the team line-up may be made except for illness, injury, or personal circumstances and are subject to the approval of the Tournament Committee. A player, for reason of illness, injury or personal circumstances, who does not play their a match or retires from a match is eligible to play a subsequent match on the same day.
• Singles Line-up: The #1 waterfalled players in each division will play each other; the #2 waterfalled players in each division will play each other.
• Doubles Line-up - BG18, 16, and 14 Tournament: The two players from each division (18/16/14) shall be paired into doubles teams and shall compete against the players of their own division on the opposing team.
Team Match. Each Team Match shall consist of three doubles matches followed by six singles matches. Each team will receive one point for each singles win and the team that wins a majority of the doubles matches receives one point.
Determining the Winner of a Team Match: Each singles counts for one point. The team winning the majority of doubles matches will get one point. The total possible points earned in a Team Match is 7 points. The team that wins the most points wins the Team Match. If the Team Match score is tied because, for example inclement weather does not permit all matches to be played or a match goes un-played because a double walkover, the coach of each tied team shall designate two players from their team to play a doubles 10-Point Match Tiebreak to determine the Team Match Winner.
Reporting Scores and Match Score Sheet: Chair officials will report scores for chaired matches. Players will report scores for unchaired matches immediately upon completion of an individual match. After the completion of a team match, the coaches of both teams must sign both score sheets at the tournament desk.
During-Tournament Alternate Procedure if Team Unable to Field Full Roster. If at any time a player at the tournament is unable to compete in one or more matches, the Coach shall notify the Tournament Director. The Tournament Director shall work with the Coach to find an alternate to substitute in for the player.
If an alternate substitutes in for one or more matches, the alternate shall play in the singles and/or doubles lineups in the last position and all other players or teams shall move up a position. The matches played will count toward the team score and will count for junior national ranking.
In singles, if an alternate is not found and a default occurs in the #1 position in an age division, the default shall occur in the #2 singles position in the age division and the #2 players shall move up a position. In doubles, if an alternate is not found and a default occurs in, the default shall occur in the last doubles position and all other teams shall move up a position.
A player, for reason of illness, injury or personal circumstances, or default due to lateness, who does not play a match, is eligible to play another match on the same day and on a subsequent day. A player who is defaulted for reasons other than lateness is not permitted to play in a subsequent match.
Court Assignments: The team matches shall have 6 assigned courts in close proximity to ensure accessibility for the Coaches. The Officials will have the balls. Matches shall start with doubles and follow with singles. All doubles matches will be chaired. Most singles matches will be roved. Singles matches will be assigned specific courts in order to place signage.
MANDATORY TOURNAMENT CHECK IN:
ALL PLAYERS MUST BE PHYSICALLY ON SITE AT THE MOBILE TENNIS CENTER BY 8:00 PM FRIDAY, MARCH 1st, IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON A TEAM. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!
In theory, the tournament schedule is to have a practice day and matches start on Suday. We now have the flexibility to start matches earlier if it looks like weather might be an issue. In order to start matches early, possibly even Saturday morning, players have to be here Friday night. There will be no exceptions to this Mandatory Check In. We understand some of you might have weather delays in your area preventing you from getting here on time. We strongly suggest you make your travel plans with delays in mind. If we have onsite alternates or alternates within driving distance (three hours or less); we will not be able to save a spot for you because the team is dependent on all positions. You should make your plans with the Friday Mandatory checkin time as your guide.
ALTERNATES - We strongly suggest you pay close attention to your position on the alternates list. If you can come on a moments notice, please email the tournament director of your availability. If you are the first or second alternate, you may want to consider being onsite close to the end of mandatory registration. No matter where you are on the alternates list, if you are in driving distance, you may want to be onsite close to the end of mandatory registration. Any open spots at 8:00 pm will first go to an onsite alternate based on where they fall on the alternates list if more than one is present. If there are no onsite alternates, we will start calling alternates in order from the list.
EVENT FACT SHEET WITH COACHING INFORMATION
This document shows the waterfall process.
For interested coaches, the link if the body may not be working. Here is the correct link for you to copy and paste to your browser:
JUNIOR COMPETITION WILDCARD INFORMATION
For Wildcard information, please select
WILD CARD APPLICATION
For application, please select
We do have a Fully Stocked Pro Shop at the Mobile Tennis Center. The
tournament discount is 20% off regular priced clothing, shoes, racquets,
and bags and 10% off most sale merchandise.
There will be two Experienced Stringers at the Mobile Tennis Center
during the tournament. Cost with your own string is $18. We also have a
large string inventory if you do not have your own.
One trainer will be on site at the Mobile Tennis Center during matches.
By law, trainers are not allowed to distribute any medicine. Please
bring your own Tylenol, Advil, Sinus Medicine, Epi Pens, etc. The trainer will be at the Mobile Tennis Center at least one hour before the start of practice or matches each day.
Please be advised that many players need the attention of the trainer each morning and proper planning of your time is required so that you are not late for your match.
Please note: The trainer has a lot of ground to cover with on-court issues and many people to see off the court. They are not there to give massages due to limited time and lack of privacy; but, they will advise you on various techniques you or your parents can do. Also, there is a science to applying Kinesiology Tape due to a specific diagnosis. Without the diagnosis from a doctor, the trainers will not apply this type tape. If you require this type tape due to a pre-existing injury, please learn how to tape before the tournament.
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MARDI GRAS IN MOBILE
While you are visiting our City, you might find a little time to enjoy Mardi Gras. We have a family oriented Mardi Gras Season which is quite an experience if you have never gone.
MOBILE REGIONAL AIRPORT:
Click below for the Mobile Regional Airport Website. Gulfport, MS and Pensacola, FL have airports within an hour from Mobile. New Orleans is about 3 hours from Mobile.
Ask for Special Tennis Tournament Rate at the following Tournament Hotels. Please try to stay at a Tournament Hotel as they support the tournaments which enable us to provide more for the participants.
Book your Hotel Early due to Mardi Gras
SPRINGHILLSUITES BY MARRIOTT MOBILE
Springhill Memorial Dr N
TENNIS CENTER ROOM BLOCK IS SOLD OUT.
all new Springhill Suites Mobile has a beautiful lobby with a full bar and
hospitality-driven associates who greet every guest with a smile. Our guest
rooms have been appointed with all the finest amenities to relax or work in our
oversized suites. Guest are sure to relax in the classic elegance that is the
Springhill Suites by Marriott of Mobile, Alabama. Our guests will enjoy nearby
shopping, dining, and other entertainment venues. The Springhill Suites by
Marriott of Mobile, Alabama is located at the I-65 Service Road and Airport
Blvd, on Springhill Memorial Drive. Our convenient location places you in the
heart of the city. The Mobile Airport is a short 20 minute drive.
fresh hot healthy breakfast is complimentary to all guests and is a great way
to start your day. The Lobby bar is a great way to end your work day. Coin
guest laundry on site. The Market offers snacks and beverages for your
refreshment. Our state of the art fitness center is spacious and equipped with
flat screen televisions. The business center offers complimentary printing,
faxing, and other applications. After a nice swim in our pool, relax in one of
our spacious Suites. To book call 251-378-3800 and ask for the Mobile Tennis Center Rate.
QUALITY INN & SUITES *NEWLY RE-MODELED*
150 West I-65 Service Road
Mobile, AL 36608
Rate: King Suite or
Double Suite $74
Free Shuttle Service!
The Quality Inn & Suites offers a
great location, which is 5 mins from Mobile Tennis Center. The Quality Inn
& Suites has very close access to Airport Blvd, which has a variety of
delicious restaurants and fun shopping centers for all of your travel needs.
Each room has been re-modeled with new bedding, curtains and counter tops in
addition each room is equipped with fast and free WiFi plus a microwave and
refrigerator to keep your items fresh during your stay. The Quality Inn &
Suites also offers a free full hot breakfast buffet, and easy grab and go items
to take on the road! Be sure to relax at our indoor pool, take a dip in the hot
tub or get a great workout in our fitness center. To book call 251-343-4949 and
ask for the Mobile Tennis Center’s special rate. To book online click here for
HOME2 SUITES BY HILTON I10 WEST
Mobile I10 West- Tillmans Corner
5460 Inn Road
Mobile, AL 36619
Phone: (251) 345-1234
Rate: $99.00 including breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking
Comfy, stylish and packed with perks. Home2 Suites by Hilton Mobile West is a newly opened hotel just 20 minutes for the Mobile Tennis Center via Hillcrest Road. Our rooms are studio suites featuring Serta Suite Dreams bedding. Choose one king bed or two queen beds, plus all rooms offer sleeper sofas. The in-suite kitchens are well appointed with apartment size refrigerators, microwave convection ovens, dishwashers, china, glass & silver, coffee makers & toasters. Complimentary amenities include Inspired Table breakfast with plenty of high protein offerings, Wi-Fi, 24hr Coffee2Tea service, Spin2Cycle- exercise and coin laundry, parking, and outdoor spaces featuring a saline pool, gas grills, and a fire pit. These features coupled with our friendly and professional staff make our Home2 a great option that provides plenty of amenities and value for your team. To book click here for
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MOBILE I-65
80 Springdale Blvd
Mobile, AL 36606
Phone: (251) 473-2380
Rate: $89 with breakfast
Stay Smart, rest, and recharge at the
award-winning Holiday Inn Express & Suites I-65. With our favorable location off I-65 Exit 4,
hot breakfast bar featuring Cinnabon cinnamon rolls, complimentary Wi-Fi and parking,
and heated indoor pool make us the perfect choice! All guest rooms feature microwaves,
refrigerators, and a sleeper sofa for that at home feel. We offer early breakfast hours for our Tennis
Center Guests and all stays are IHG Award Club points eligible. To book call 251-473-2380 and ask for the Mobile Tennis Center Rate.
HAMPTON INN & SUITES – PROVIDENCE PARK
Providence Park Drive East
$99 per night/All Room Types/ Doubles have a refrigerator and microwave. Ice
machines on every floor.
to Mobile Tennis Center, First come first serve based on availability.
hotel to both Mobile Airport and Mobile Tennis Center.
Hot Breakfast Bar, On-site and Off-site Fitness Center, outdoor pool, Bonefish
and TGI Fridays in same parking lot.
Call to make a reservation at 251.776.5866, ask for Mobile
Tennis Center Rate.
HOME2 SUITES BY HILTON MOBILE I65 GOVERNMENT BLVD
1485 SATCHEL PAIGE DRIVE
MOBILE, AL 36606
Reservations: ONLINE OR PHONE
Rate: All Suites $99 per
night / Studio Double King and Studio Double Queen
Welcome to our Brand New Home2
Suites by Hilton Mobile I65 Government Blvd. This rate is eligible for Hilton
Honors Points! Our brand NEW all-suites hotel is located just 6 miles
from Mobile Tennis Center. Complimentary Breakfast. Complimentary WiFi
and Ethernet access in each room. Complimentary on-site parking. Full access to
our Spin2Cycle health and fitness center open 24 hours per day, featuring all
new Life Fitness equipment.
While on property, enjoy spacious vibrant suites from Hilton’s second newest
brand in the Hilton Family. Enjoy our outdoor swimming pool with sundeck and
full outdoor kitchen, Business Center, and 24 hour convenience store. Ideally
situated in McGowin Park shopping center filled with major retailers and
eateries. Enjoy the convenience of being just 6 miles to Downtown
Mobile and only 11 miles to the Mobile Airport. We are located just off of
Exit 1. To book call 251-415-5422 and ask for the Mobile Tennis Center Rate or to book online click here for
HOLIDAY INN AIRPORT
3630 Springhill Memorial Drive S
Mobile, AL 36608
Rate: $95.00 breakfast included
Welcome to the award winning Holiday Inn Mobile- Airport. Our hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city off I-65 and only minutes from the Mobile Regional Airport (MOB). We offer complimentary Mobile airport shuttle from 6am-10pm. Our hotel is 100% smoke free. Enjoy dining in our on-site restaurant Kems, or enjoy our room service. We have an indoor heated pool, and a 24 hour fitness center. All rooms feature a refrigerator, microwave and a 40inch HDTV. We have complimentary parking, WiFi and business center. We are minutes away from the Mobile Tennis Center and we look forward to hosting our tennis tournament guests. To book call 251-344-7446 and ask for the Mobile Tennis Center Rate.
WINGATE BY WYNDHAM
Springhill Ave at I-65 Exit 5, behind Zaxby’s
516 Springhill Plaza Court
Rate: $89 with breakfast
The Wingate by Wyndham hotel is the closest
hotel to the Mobile Tennis Center. Wake
up in the morning to a complimentary hot breakfast bar (extended hours for
Tennis Center Guests), stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi internet access,
get your work out in the hotel’s fitness center, or unwind at the outdoor
pool. Our guest rooms feature
microwaves and refrigerators. To book online click here for
LA QUINTA INN & SUITES
* NEW HOTEL
LaQuinta Inn & Suites
3650 Airport Blvd
Mobile, AL 36608
LaQuinta Inn & Suites, located just
minutes from the Mobile Tennis Center is the newest Hotel in Mobile, AL.
The Tennis Center rate features complimentary breakfast, WiFi, and
parking. We are also pet friendly for anyone travelling with the family
pet! Located right off of I-65 at Exit 3, we are also close to all shopping and
dining. To book call 251-239-9300 and ask for the Mobile Tennis Center Rate.
ASHBURY HOTEL & SUITES
600 W I-65 Service Rd S
Mobile, AL 36608
Phone: (251) 344.8030
Rate: $79 with breakfast
Check out our newly remodeled Ashbury Hotel,
featuring oversized guest rooms equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, and
flat screen TVs. Enjoy our complimentary
breakfast bar with early hours for Tennis Center guests, Wi-Fi, and
parking. We are favorably located off
I-65 Exit 3 just moments from the Tennis Center, shopping, and dining. To book
FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES
West Interstate 65 Service Rd S
TO MOBILE AL; Once called the Paris of the South. Fairfield Inn & Suites by
Marriott Mobile Al is just off I-65, minutes from local shopping dining and
historic downtown. The Fairfield Inn & Suites Mobile AL, is convenient to
the Port of Mobile; Alabama’s only Deepwater seaport and a vital gateway to the
world and a key economic driver for the economic development of Mobile AL. Mobile
AL is a treasure that often remains under-the-radar as travelers plan vacations
in Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. The Fairfield Inn & Suites Mobile AL
offers visitors a quaint escape full of history, seafood, and– oh, and a
family-friendly, annual Mardi Gras Carnival with a saga that started long
before New Orleans. Mobile AL is considered the cultural centers of the Gulf
Coast and features several art museums, a symphony orchestra, professional
opera, professional ballet company, and historic architecture. From Azaleas to
Antebellum homes, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Mobile AL is your reason to
#stayamazing. To book online click here for
1075 Montlimar Drive
Mobile, AL 36609
The TownePlace Suites in Mobile, AL is known
for making guests experience Real Living on long stays. The TownePlace Suites
is a different kind of hotel, offering extraordinary value, including modern
spacious suites with full kitchens with enhanced organization and productivity.
The TownePlace Suites Mobile AL specializes in delivering service that helps
guests settle in to the local Mobile AL area. Our dedicated and tenure staff
promotes unexpected thoughtful gestures that make our guests feel special….
Just because. Our comfortable, warm, and inviting outdoor spaces at the
TownePlace Suites Mobile AL encourages guests to kick back, socialize, and fire
up the grill- just as they would at home. The TownePlace Suites Mobile AL
features Marriott’s “Something Borrowed” program which helps guests get the
most out of their stays by allowing them to borrow items they might use at
home, but cannot bring with them while traveling. Remove the stress of long
stays at the TownePlace Suites Mobile AL. To book online click here for
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, February 07, 2019 11:59:00 AM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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