Events - Alternates by Event
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1. Please refer to this page for match and weather updates. Delays to match start times will be updated at the top of the tournament home page under the "Important Info" tab. Please do not use the USTA App and use a web browser to check the tournament home page.
2. Please make sure to dress appropriately. Layers of clothing are encouraged due to the colder temperatures anticipated for this weekend!
NO LATE ENTRIES
Registration for the tournament will NOT extend beyond the deadline of Monday, November 4th.
The Cary Tennis Park has 13 courts with Playsight Live Streaming Cameras which will be streaming during the tournament. People may view the courts on a desktop by visiting Playsight.com and selecting the tab “Live and on Demand” then searching “Town of Cary”. From there you would then select the “Town of Cary” and then choose the court you wish to view. Playsight also has an app for viewing from a tablet or mobile device. You must download the app and set up a free Playsight account.
PLAYSIGHT VIDEO RECORDING
Players may purchase a video recording of matches played on the live streamed courts at $30 per match. To purchase a match, you must first download the Playsight app and set up a free Playsight account. Then follow these steps to purchase and record a match.
1. Determine if the player is assigned to a Live Streamed Court (Courts 1-12 and Stadium)
2. Go to the front desk of the Cary Tennis Park and purchase access to the QR code assigned to that court.
3. Once you purchase the access, you will be given your receipt and a Playsight Card to deliver to the Tournament Desk.
4. The Tournament Desk will confirm the PlaySight court which court the player is assigned, take your Playsight Card, and will present the QR code for the assigned court to be scanned through the app.
5. Once the QR Code is scanned you will be able to join the session of that particular court. Please do not leave the session in the app, as it will terminate your recorded.
6. Once the match is completed and you leave the session, the recording will be downloaded onto your Playsight account through the app for viewing. It will show up under the activities tab. (This may take 5-10 minutes
PERSONAL RECORDING OF MATCHES
You may use personal recording devices to record a player’s match. If the opponent requests that their player not be recorded, you must either remove the device or only record your player’s side of the court.
Withdrawals Before Deadline
If you need to withdraw before the deadline, you must do so yourself through this website. Click on edit registration, then withdraw. You will need your original confirmation number. The Tournament Director does not have the ability to withdraw a player before the deadline.
Withdrawals After the Deadline
After the registration deadline, the only way to withdraw is via email to the tournament director (firstname.lastname@example.org). The email provides a written copy of the request. There will be no refunds after the deadline.
Play will be on Saturday and Sunday only for this tournament. Play will begin no earlier than 8:00 AM.
Each draw will be limited to 16 players with a Feed in thru Quarterfinals (FICQ); with a 3/4 playoff match.
Balls and Scoring Methods
10s - Orange Ball - Two out of three sets to 4 games, with ads, 7pt tiebreakers at 4-4 and in lieu of the third set
12s - Green Ball - Two out of three sets to 6 games, with ads, 7pt tiebreaker at 6-6,10pt tiebreaker in lieu of the third set
14s-18s - Yellow Ball - Two out of three sets to 6 games, with ads, 7pt tiebreaker at 6-6,10pt tiebreaker in lieu of the third set
8 & Under Event Information
Check in for the 8 & under event will be at 12:00 PM Saturday, November 9th. Match play will begin at 12:15 PM.
L5 Eligibility Information BG 12s-18s
Players will be selected based on the most recent published NC standing list. Players cannot have a standing in the top 100 in their respective age division. The names of players who have been selected will appear as “Competitors” after the tournament deadline when selections are made. Contact us immediately if you realize that you cannot participate.
10U Youth Tennis Progression
This tournament is considered an Orange L2 event for 10U players. For more information on the Youth Tennis Progression and the quest for stars and trophies, please click on the following link. Also, new since 2018: Level 5 Boys/Girls 12U singles draw is tagged for Green Level 1 Youth Player Progression Stars/Trophies.
TOURNAMENT PLAYER RESPONSIBILITIES
The following tournament procedures are provided by the USTA North Carolina (aka NCTA) to help you navigate and enhance your tournament experience. We have organized it by time-frame to help you with having the smoothest tournament experience possible.
In most junior tournaments you are playing "unofficiated" matches. When you register for a tournament, you declare that you know the rules of tennis and you will be playing your match according to THE CODE (pages 36-42 of Friend at Court). Please take a few minutes to review these 6 short pages of The Code with your player via the link at the end of this message.
Now—1-2 Days Prior to Tournament Start: Review The Code and make sure you as a player are familiar with its contents. – Become familiar with the tournament homepage (it is the page where initial registration was found) and identify:
o Respective age division's scoring and match format (ex. 4 or 6 game sets, ad or no-ad scoring) o Special rules or regulations for your age division (ex. racket/court size, balls used)
o Bookmark the tournament homepage in your smart phone* so you can reference it during the tournament and check it for the most up to date information pertaining to weather delays. (*If you do not have a smart phone, print out the tournament homepage for reference during the tournament.) - Print the Medical Waiver/Parent Alert and fill it out and take it with you to tournament check in
When draws are posted:
-Draws are usually available on-line on the tournament homepage by noon Thursday prior to the tournament;
-On the tournament home page, check the “Draws” tab to find the your match time and location
-Confirm the appropriate site for your event if tournament is using multiple facilities
-Tennis is an outdoor sport—please refer to the weather and have player(s) dress and prepare accordingly.
- Confirm the drive time to the play site and make plans to arrive at least 30min prior to match time
-Traffic is not an accepted excuse for being late.
-Recheck match time and location.
-Recheck the website for any updates.
-Arrive at least 30min early.
-Fill water bottles, re-grip rackets, use the bathroom, etc
-The player (not parent) needs to check in for his/her match 30min early.
-If a court opens up due to a match ending quickly, the tournament desk can get you on early to help the tournament as a whole move along.
-Once checked in, stay near the tournament desk where you can hear your name being called.
-You are on the clock once your name is called; if it takes 5+ minutes to get to the tournament desk after you are called, you risk losing the toss and possibly starting down 0-3 in the first set
-If no official is present, spin your racket before warming up to determine server and sides.
-Warm-up is 5min (roughly 3min ground strokes, volleys, overheads, 2min serves).
-You are responsible for warming up your opponent for the full 5min if they request it.
-Whenever an issue comes up during play, it is your responsibility as players to settle it amongst yourselves in a timely manner.
-Parents and any other spectators cannot be consulted during any on court disagreements. Doing so may result in penalties assessed to the player(s) and/or possible removal of the parent(s) or spectator(s) from the premises.
-You may not leave your court for any reason other than to find an official. This includes between sets.
-If your opponent does not call out the score, says the wrong score, or you cannot understand the score, catch the serve and confirm the score with your opponent, then start the point over again
-If you forget the score or have a disagreement:
o Each of you state what the score is in your mind along with how you arrived at that score.
o If you cannot agree, go back to the most recent score you can agree on. If any part of the ball hits the line (even a single hair), the shot is good.
-"Lets" may be called by either player while the ball is still in play.
- If you feel your opponent did not call a ball correctly:
o Give you opponent the benefit of the doubt.
o You may ask "Are you sure?" once; if the player confirms their call, continue playing, no further discussion.
o If you believe you recognize a pattern of incorrect calls then you may ask an official to assist. You will continue to make your own calls for the time the official is present
Unforced Errors: it is considered unsportsmanlike conduct for players, parents and spectators to applaud unforced errors
Coaching (talking to a player on court during a match) is only permitted during the rest period after the second set prior to a match tiebreak.
o Please get an official before beginning your 3min of coaching on court.
o If you decide to take a bathroom break before the 3min is up, you forfeit your remaining coaching time.
After Each Match: - Both players need to return the balls and report the score to the tournament desk together, in a timely manner. Check the draws posted at the tournament or online for your next match time and location
o This should be done as soon as possible as your next match could be an hour after completing your previous match.
Refer back to the "Match Day" section above and go through this document again for each of your matches. Be aware that match times may change after the draws are posted, so check the draws multiple times. Rain Delays: The most up to date information is on the tournament web-page. Please refrain from calling the tournament desk during a rain delay as we will NOT provide any information via phone. The tournament committee is busy making plans for the weather and rescheduling potentially hundreds of matches. You will not receive any information over the phone that is not on the tournament homepage.Please be patient with us, we want the tournament to go on just as much as you.
The role of USTA officials is to help ensure fair play and to clarify any questions you may have about the rules and regulations of tennis but NOT for instruction (scoring, serving and receiving order, tie-breaks, etc) When you enter a tournament you are expected to know the rules and how to play a tournament match. That said, USTA officials are your Friend At Court, not the tennis police, so when in doubt please contact officials with any questions or concerns you may have.
If you have any questions prior to any tournament you may email either the Tournament Director or Referee or during the event inquire at the Tournament Desk. Their contact information is listed on the tournament homepage (email is preferred). Please note all withdrawals must be done by email.
Hopefully the above suggestions/procedures will enable you to have a fair and enjoyable tournament. The Tournament Committee always welcomes any suggestions you may have.
In order to truly enjoy the sport of tennis, it is essential to display good sportsmanship which includes abiding by the rules, playing fair, and showing respect for your opponent. We expect that ALL players who compete this weekend abide by guidelines set forth by "the code". Please click the link below to read: "The Code: The Players’ Guide for Unofficiated Matches". Good luck to all the competitors this weekend! Thank you!
TENNIS PARENT ALERT/MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
No player will be allowed to compete in the tournament unless this form is filled out. Please turn in prior to first match.
Tournament Voucher Program
ATTENTION All JTT and High School Players! Please click the link below to find out how you may be eligible for a free entry fee.
No refunds will be given after entries close.
Communication with the Tournament Director
ALL CONTACT with the tournament director must be done via email (email@example.com). This is so we have a written record of all questions and concerns.
NCTA Rain Policy
1. Any division where play has begun – no refund 2. Any division where no play has begun – a partial refund after deductions for actual expenses. 3. All scores must be reported (incomplete matches included). They would be recorded as ABANDONED matches. 4. No tournament may reschedule without the approval of the S & S Committee. 5. If a tournament is unable to complete the tournament within the sanctioned dates, no extensions will be allowed. The tournament will be over. This is because of the points per round system used for ranking. 6. It is at the discretion of the tournament committee if the entire tournament is canceled due to inclement weather.
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 Monday, November 4, 2019 11:59:00 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: 700088619 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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