Draws and Times
Draws and Times will be posted Tuesday afternoon.
Players are required to have a copy of their U.S. Birth Certificate (and with green card if applicable) or a copy their Passport on file with the USTA Southwest Section office.
You have until Thursday March 1st 11:59 p.m. Arizona time to fax or email a copy of the player’s birth certificate or passport to the section office. You will not be allowed to play without one on file.
Email: email@example.com. The fax number is 480.289.2701.
12 and Under Events GREEN BALL
12 & UNDER AGE DIVISIONS
At a joint conference call held with the Southwest Section Junior Competition Committee and the Southwest Section Coaches Commission it was unanimously decided that all 12 and under competition in the Southwest Section will use the GREEN BALL in 2012. Consequently, the Valley of the Sun tournament will use the GREEN BALL.
Based on feedback from Parents, Coaches and the Coaches Commission this decision was made to allow for one pool of competitors in the 12 & under division in tournaments (instead of yellow and green ball divisions). Additionally, this will allow all 12 & under competitors equal opportunity to receive national points and earn spots on to our Zonal teams.
The parameters for advancement from Orange Ball competition to 12 & under competition are still in place.
Sites, Abbreviations & Addresses
BETC = Bill Ellis Tennis Center opens at 7:15am 4770 Woodrow Bean, Transmountain Rd, El Paso Texas 79924
EPCC = El Paso Country Club opens at 7am 5000 Counctry Club place, El Paso Texas 79912
EPTC = El Paso Tennis Club opens at 7am 2510 N. St.Vrain, El Paso Texas 79902
TW = Tennis West opens at 7am 1 Tennis Lane, El Paso Texas 79932
CHS = Coronado High School opens at 7:15am 100 Champions Place, El Paso Texas 79912
Hampton Inn & Suites El Paso West
6411 South Desert Boulevard, El Paso, Texas, USA 79912
Tel: 1-915-833-7000, Fax: 1-915-833-7007
$85 for double/$104 for suite (sleeps up to 6)
breakfast included and served at 6am especially for tournament
Holiday Inn Express
7935 ARTCRAFT ROAD EL PASO , TEXAS79912 UNITED STATES
Hotel Front Desk: 011-915-587-5885 Hotel Fax: 011-915-587-8558
New Rules for 10 & Under Tennis in 2011
All USTA Southwest Section 10 & under competition will be the 60 foot/Orange Ball format. USTA National and USTA Southwest Section have adopted new rules governing 10 & under competition. Players will now be playing on a size appropriate court, be able to play longer points, develop strategy and tactical skills, develop the correct technique, have the appropriate strike zone, compete and have fun!
Play will be on a 60 foot lined tennis court, using the Orange Ball with a racket that may not exceed 25 inches. For all 10 & under competition the format will be best of three short sets (first to 4 7 point tiebreaker at 4 all) with a 7 point match tiebreak for the third set. You can find excellent information at www.youtube.com/tennis.
For more information on 10 & Under tennis please visit: http://www.usta.com/rulechange/ .
Doubles Sign Up
You may email me your name and your doubles partner's name. Doubles emails should only conclude CONFIRMED (both players agree to play together) doubles matchups.
If you enter online and do not put in your doubles partner's USTA# it WILL NOT match you up. Please email me your doubles information. Please help in making the doubles matchups a smooth process. Email the info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Format & Awards
BG14-18s – Best of three tiebreak sets All Doubles - Eight game Pro Set, tiebreak at 8-all. For 10/12 and under see above.
This tournament is open only to permanent residents of the USTA
Southwest Section. Permanent residency is defined by the parent or
legal guardian living within the section for 184 days per year.
Additionally, the player must be a U.S. Citizen and hold a USTA
membership card with a USTA Southwest Section designation. This is
a USTA Southwest Section Designated tournament and is also worth
Level 4 National Ranking Points. This is a flighted tournament and
only the top flight (Gold) counts for national ranking points. Open
only to Southwest Section residents. Tournament Draw is done by the
Southwest Office. questions and concerns should be directed to Eric
Mithchell @ (480) 289-2351 x 107
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to specified residents only. Entries must be submitted by Monday, February 20, 2012 11:59:00 PM Mountain 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: 759402712 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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