WILD CARD INTO WTA EVENT for the Singles Champion! Premier Event (Volvo Car Open)
The 2019 Singles Champion will receive a Main Draw Singles Wild Card for the 2020 Volvo Car Open, a WTA Premier Event!!! The finalist will receive a Main Draw Singles Wild Card into our LTP 60K Pro Circuit Event in October 2019.
WELCOME PLAYERS and COACHES
We would like to WELCOME all players and coaches to Charleston SC. This prestigious event consisting of the top-ranked Girls 18s in the United States, is organized by Live to Play (LTP).
LTP is home to the WTA-Volvo Car Open, 2 USTA Pro Circuit events and the Randy Pate Tennis Academy. At our LTP facilities in Mount Pleasant and Daniel Island we will have all your tournament needs covered!
Please see attached link for more info on LTP and our tournaments!
COLLEGE COACHES FORUM, CHECK IN & PLAYERS PARTY
On Saturday, July 13th we will again offer a COACHES FORUM (free of charge) to talk to the College Coaches before you enter the tournament. It will be at the Wild Dunes Resort, right on the beach again. We will have a large meeting room with separate tables and chairs for each College to meet with players and parents.
Saturday, July 13th schedule:
Coaches Forum from 3 pm - 5 pm at the Palmetto Hall
Mandatory Meeting at 5 pm at the Palmetto Hall
Registration from 3 pm - 6 pm in front of the Palmetto Hall
Players Party from 5:15 pm - 8 pm at the Croquet Lawn South (at the beach!)
The address is: 5803 Palmetto Drive (Palmetto Hall), Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Parking is limited directly in front of the venue so please allow some time to get there
MATCH! TENNIS APP
*** IMPORTANT to ALL PLAYERS*** MATCH TENNIS APP
We are excited to provide our entrants with the highest quality tournament experience!
Please register for Match Tennis App. We will be using Match Tennis App during our tournament for the following:
1. Important Tournament Notifications- you must register to receive automatic email messages for (rain delays, schedule changes, draw changes etc.) instead of having to check the website over and over.
2. “Doubles Pairing” – Privatized Service (Find a doubles partner for our tournament. Register, add your name to the list, and connect with others looking)
3. “Find a Warm-Up Partner” Privatized Service (Find a partner to warm-up with before your matches. Register, Add your name to the list, and connect with others looking)
In order to receive all important Tournament notifications, YOU MUST register. Enter promo code “SC-26970” during registration for free access. You must register through the website before you can use the mobile app. No Credit Card Required. Please click the “more info” link below to register.
Need a Doubles Partner?
If you need a doubles partner please use The Match Tennis App Free Doubles Pairing Service. Please click the link below to register, add your name to the doubles request list, and communicate privately with others who are also looking for a doubles partner. This service is privatized through Match Tennis App, so you do NOT have to share any personal contact info with others unless you choose to do so!
If you are already a Match Tennis App subscriber, find our tournament, go to the tournament details page, click the “Find a Doubles Partner” button, and add your name to the doubles partner request list for our tournament. Click the “more info” link below to register:
SINGLES SELECTION PROCEDURES
USTA National Clay Court Championships, The USTA National
Championships, and USTA National Winter Championships
Order of selection for singles main draw:
i. Players on Direct Acceptance List for the 18, 16, and 14 Divisions only.
• 18 Divisions - May 1 List for USTA National Clay Court Championships and The USTA National
Championships. Up to 32 players shall be accepted in the order in which their names appear on the
• 18 Divisions - October List for USTA National Winter Championships. Up to 16 players shall be
accepted in the order in which their names appear on the list.
• 16 and 14 Divisions. Up to 16 players shall be accepted in the order in which their names appear on
ii. Players who qualified from USTA National Level 2 Tournaments. Players not previously selected who
are the top two singles finishers in each of the four immediately preceding USTA National Level 2
Tournaments shall be accepted, if otherwise eligible.
iii. Players within Sectional Associations’ quotas. Players not previously selected who are on the
Sectional Endorsement Lists and within the quota shall be accepted in order as determined by their
Sectional Endorsers. A Sectional Association’s quota is never reduced because of players selected into
the draw by any other method.
iv. Endorsed players on National Standings List. Players not previously selected shall be selected from
Sectionally endorsed players on in the order in which their names appear on the list. Check the
selection process on TennisLink for the number of players to be selected from the National Standing
List used to select players into the draw.
v. Wild cards. As soon as practicable after the deadline for accepting wild card applications, the Wild
Card Committee shall award no more than 8 wild cards in a draw of 224, no more than 6 wild cards in
a draw of 192, and no more than 4 wild cards in a draw of 128.
vii. Additional players on National Standings List. If the Wild Card Committee awards fewer than the
maximum number of wild cards, the Tournament Committee shall fill the remaining vacancies in the
draw with Sectionally-endorsed players remaining on the National Standings List used to accept
players into the draw
Doubles Selection Process for USTA National Championships
Doubles Selection Process
Players Eligible to Enter Doubles Event
The following players are eligible to enter the doubles event of a USTA National Championships:
• Singles players
• Singles alternates
• Players with doubles-only endorsements
A player may not enter one division in singles and a different division in doubles at sites where
two divisions are held.
NO other players are eligible to play doubles.
The Tournament Committee shall accept doubles teams into the doubles event in the
1. Teams comprising two players in the singles draw shall be accepted.
2. Teams comprising one player in the singles draw and one sectionally-endorsed player
not in the singles draw. If more than the maximum number of entries is received,
selection order is based on the most recently published National Individual Doubles
Seeding List (see Determining Order Using National Individual Seeding List
below), except that no team comprised of a Late Applicant shall be selected before a
team comprised of timely applicants. Tournaments are NOT authorized to expand the
draw size beyond the authorized number of teams in order to accommodate these
types of teams.
3. Teams comprising two sectionally-endorsed players not in the singles draw. If more than
the maximum number of entries is received, selection order is based on the most
recently published National Individual Doubles Seeding List (see Determining Order
Using National Individual Seeding List below), except that no team comprised of a Late
Applicant shall be selected before a team comprised of timely applicants. Tournaments
are NOT authorized to expand the draw size beyond the authorized number of teams in
order to accommodate these types of teams.
Determining Order Using National Individual Doubles Seeding List. Teams shall be seeded in
the order of their combined standings using the most recently published National Individual
Doubles Seeding List of the division. For example, Player A holds the #1 standing and Player B
holds the #10 standing on the National Individual Doubles Seeding List. The Team of A&B would
have the combined standing of 11. A team with a combined standing greater than 11 is seeded
after Team A&B. If there is a tie, the team with the player that has the highest doubles
standing on the list shall be seeded in the higher position.
FORMAT/ DRAW INFORMATION
FORMAT – SINGLES: Main draw and 3/4 playoff format is the best of 3 Tie-Break sets, regular scoring. Consolation format is two tie-break sets with a 10-point deciding Match Tiebreak played at one set all.. It is a 224 draw, which means the Top 32 Seeds have a bye in the first round and do not play until Monday.
FORMAT – DOUBLES: Best of 3 tiebreak sets shall be used in the semifinal, final, and playoff for 3/4 place doubles matches.
The match format for all other doubles matches shall be two tie-break sets with a 10-point deciding Match Tiebreak played at one set all
Sunday and Monday will have 1 round of singles and 1 round of doubles. Tuesday 1 round of Main Draw Singles and 2 rounds of Consolation Singles, NO DOUBLES.
Wednesday through Saturday always 1 round of Main Draw Singles, 2 rounds of Consolation Singles and 1 round of doubles.
Sunday is the Singles Main Draw Finals and 3/4 Play Off, the Consolation Finals and the Doubles Finals and 3/4 Doubles Play Off.
We will always start the day with Singles and finish with Doubles
WILD CARD LINK
Wild Cards will be managed by the USTA National office. Please use the link for the application.
Entering Two Divisions
The USTA National Championships permit a player to enter more than one age division. However, it is important to understand the consequences of this decision. If you want to play in a USTA National Championship, but are unsure if you will get in, you may enter up to two different age divisions. When selection is done, players are selected for the oldest age division first. • If a player is selected into the older age division entered, the player will not be selected into the younger age division. • If a player is not selected into the older age division, the player will only be considered for selection into the younger division and the player will only be eligible to be an alternate in the younger division.
Number of Seeds Draw Size Required Number of Seeds 192 or 224 64 Seeds: top 16 seeded numerically; next 48 seeded alphabetically or by group (17-32, 33-64)* 112 or 128 32 seeds: top 16 seeded numerically next 16 seeded alphabetically* 64 or 96 16 seeds: top 8 seeded numerically; next 8 seeded alphabetically* 32 8 seeds: all seeded numerically 16 4 seeds: all seeded numerically 8 2 seeds: all seeded numerically *USTA National Championships may seed all players and teams numerically. Singles Seeding Criteria for USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 18 and 16 National Championships 1.Seeding shall be done using the most recently published National Singles Seeding List of the division. • Players may be moved within major groups (1-4, 5-8, 9-16, 17-32) due to direct wins if players are separated by less than 100 ranking points. • Players may be moved between major groups due to direct wins if players are separated by less than 50 ranking points. 2.Players with ATP, WTA, ITF and WTA rankings shall also be considered. 3.Players not yet considered for seeding who have ratings within the competitive range of those being considered for seeding may also be considered for seeding. Additionally, a player already under consideration for seeding may be seeded higher or lower if justified by the competitive range of the ratings. more info
MEDICAL RELEASE We are using The Match! Tennis app medical waiver upload service
After registering for Match Tennis App go to the G18 National Clay Court tournament details page and click the “medical waiver” button. It will auto-fill your personal info into your waiver form and then you simply complete and sign the waiver with your mouse or finger and click the “upload” button.
If needed you can print your waiver out. We will have a limited number of waivers on site. Please click the “more info” link below to register for Match! Tennis app in order to use the medical waiver service: more info
Still Need A Doubles Partner?If you are still in need of a doubles partner we are using The Match Tennis App Free Doubles Pairing Service. Please click the link below to register, add your name to the doubles request list, and then communicate with others who are also looking for a doubles partner without sharing your personal info unless you accept a request.
If you are already a Match Tennis App subscriber, find our tournament, go to the tournament details page, click the “Find a Doubles Partner” button and add your name to the doubles partner request list for our tournament. Click the “more info” link below to register:
Quota for 2019 USTA National Championships
During the first couple of days of the tournament multiple sites will be used... Please check in 20 minutes before your match times (double-check the site abbreviations). We will call your match 15 minutes before the scheduled time if courts are available. Thank you!
LTP-Mount Pleasant (LTP-MP)
1513 Mathis Ferry RD
Mount Pleasant SC 29464
Draw Abbreviation " LTP-MP"
LTP-Daniel Island (LTP-DI)
161 Seven Farms Dr
Daniel Island SC 29492
Draw Abbreviation " LTP-DI"
Daniel Island Club (DIC)
600 Island Park Drive
Daniel Island SC 29492
Draw Abbreviation "DIC"
Daniel Island Club Dress Code: Please pay attention to the Dress Code at this wonderful private club that we are allowed to use for this event:
DI Club does not allow Cotton t shirts, nor sports bras only. Mid sections need to be covered.
SATURDAY, July 13
Sunday, July 14th on Practice Courts will be available for LTP MATCH TIMES ONLY every morning from 6:45-7:15am and 7:15-7:45am. NO COACHES, PLAYERS ONLY, max. 30min and 4 Players to a court if needed! First come first serve but check at tournament desk before going on court!
FCTC 8am Match Times ONLY can Warm Up there from 7am on! Players only, 4 to a court, be considerate with other players warm up needs!
DIC 8am Match Times ONLY can Warm Up there from 7am on! Players only, 4 to a court, be considerate with other players warm up needs!
Snee Farm Country Club will have warm up CLAY courts that will be available free of charge on a first come first serve basis for tournament players only and up to 4 players to a court! BE CONSIDERATE!
Sunday: 4 courts (Courts 1-4) from 8am to 5pm
Monday: 2 courts (Courts 1-2) from 8-12 and 4 courts (Courts 1-4) from 12-5pm
Tuesday: 4 courts (Courts 1-4) from 12-5pm
Wednesday: 2 courts (3&4) from 8am, 4 courts from noon again
Mount Pleasant Rec (2 min away from LTP) has hard courts that you may rent. Please contact them directly at (843)856-2162. NO WALK ONS
LTP HARD COURT: YOU CAN ALSO USE ANY OF OUR 7 HARD COURTS FOR PRACTICE THAT ARE NOT USED BY OUR JUNIOR ACADEMY!
Hampton Inn and Suites
1104 Isle of Palms Connector
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
USTA Standardized Schedule of Play / Match Time Info
We are playing by the USTA standardized schedule of play. We will post each night at 8 pm a report on tennis link indicating the Match Times, Players playing each other and the site.
ALTERNATES INFO, SIGN-IN, ENTRY PROCESS, ON-SITE ALTERNATES
Replacing a Singles Main Draw Player PRIOR to making the draws on Wednesday(7/10) ,The tournament committee shall replace a player who was accepted as part of a Section’s quota with the next player on the Section’s endorsement list. The tournament committee shall replace a player who was NOT accepted per the above, with the next highest remaining alternate (National Standings List).
*Replacing of Singles Main Draw Player After Draw is Made 7/10, but Before the Completion of the 1st Round: The tournament committee shall replace a player after the draw is made, but before the completion of the 1st round with the highest listed remaining alternate…No players are replaced in the draw after the completion of the 1st round. For example, a player who wins their 1st round, but cannot play their 2nd round due to injury, will NOT replaced with an alternate.
General Information on When On-Site Alternates may be Admitted in DrawsAlternates may be admitted into the singles and doubles main draws to replace withdrawing players/teams until the completion of the first round of play so long as doing so will not invalidate the seedings. However,
A substitution may be made for a player or team who has reached the second round by virtue of a bye.
A substitution may be made for a player who is injured during the warm-up of the player’s first-round match or a second-round match that the player has reached by virtue of a bye.
Information on Alternate Lists and How They Work
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 alternates sign in.
On-Site Sign-In Information, Locations and Player Ordering
On each day in which alternates may be accepted into a draw, any alternate desiring admittance MUST sign 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 until they have been released because all matches for the day have begun (please arrive by 7:40am).
Eligible players will be placed in their respective order at 8am
All onsite alternates sign in at
1513 Mathis Ferry Rd
Mount Pleasant SC, 29464
Lateness Penalty per USTA Rules:
.01 – 5 minutes (1 game & loss of toss); 5:01 – 10 minutes (2 games & loss of toss); 10:01 – 15 minutes (3 games & loss of toss); 15:01 minutes or more (Default)
SURFACE AND BALLS
This National Rank level 1 tournament will be played on Clay Courts using Wilson Regular Duty Balls
Main Draw singles matches will be chaired from the round of 64 on.
Finals will be a Chair Umpire and 3 lines.
Main Draw Doubles will be chaired from the round of 32 on.
Singles and Doubles matches will be roved the first 2 rounds. All roved matches will use a ratio of 4 courts to 1 umpire.
Players are selected from a variety of National Lists and generally require Section endorsement.
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, June 20, 2019 11:59:00 AM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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