EVENT CANCELED DUE TO COVID 19 PANDEMIC
ALL USTA NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS SUSPENDED THROUGH JULY 12.
WHO TO CONTACT
Please direct all questions to Mason Hemmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-625-2444 (email is preferred).
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: Although not required, it is helpful to provide players with information on the ranking points they will be earning for the draw type(s) being played.
5. Entry and Selection Process for National Level 2 tournaments:
BASELINE TENNIS CENTER REFUND POLICY
Entry Fee Refund:
• Player is Not Accepted Into Tournament: If a player has previously paid an entry fee and is not accepted into the tournament, the player is entitled to a refund. Generally, in USTA Junior Tournaments, no player is charged an entry fee until tournament selection is done and the acceptance list is published to the tournament website. The TennisLink processing fee paid in addition to the entry fee is not refundable.
• Previously Authorized Entries into Concurrent Tournaments: If a player has previously received written authority to enter concurrent tournaments from each Tournament Committee, the player is entitled to a refund from the tournament(s) that will not be played. The TennisLink processing fee paid, in addition to the entry fee, is not refundable.
• Other Withdrawals after the Entry Deadline: Players who withdraw after the entry deadline for any reason other than a previously authorized entry into concurrent tournaments are not entitled to a refund.
The National Clay Court Championships
All SINGLES finalists and SINGLES champions of the MayNational Level 2 will automatically qualify for the same age division of The National Clay Court Championships. Players must still register for The National Clay Court Championships in order to be considered for the event. NOTE: These players must still register for the tournament. To read more about the National Championship selection process click
TOURNAMENT HOTEL INFO**UPDATED 03.12.20
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:
A room block is being set up. Be sure to check back here for a direct link to reserve rooms in the specified block.
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 * SUBJECT TO CHANGE *
8-8:50AM: Assigned warm-up courts with doubles partner for 25 minutes per player/team
9AM: Doubles Round 1
10AM: Doubles Round 2
Noon: Singles Round 1
3PM: Singles Round 2 and Consolation Round 1
All play should be wrapped up by approximately 6PM
8-8:50AM: Assigned warm-up courts for 25 minutes per player
9AM: Doubles Semifinals AND any singles matches with no doubles conflicts (Quarterfinals, Consolation R16)
12PM: Singles Semifinals, Consolation Quarterfinals, Singles 5th Place Semifinal
All play should wrap up by 4PM
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
Baseline proudly hosts 10 indoor courts and 12 outdoor 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.
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 7-7:25a and 7:25-7:50a. Sunday will have designated indoor warm up courts free of charge from 7-7:50a. Monday warm-up courts will be assigned from 7-7:50a.
Indoor practice courts will be available prior to Saturday at a junior rate of $28 per hour. Outdoor practice courts will be available for reservation at a rate of $8 per hour. 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.
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 8-games all, no-ad scoring.
Doubles draw is single elimination with a playoff for 3rd/4th place.
Wilson US Open Regular Duty will be the ball used.
DOUBLES PARTNERS - 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.
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.
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.
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 $21 per racquet. If you require string, we carry most Babolat synthetic string brands.
A trainer will be on-site throughout the competition.
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 Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:00:00 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: 550000220 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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