PRACTICE COURTS: You may book practice courts beginning Monday, July 9 by calling the proshop 901.765.4444.
courts will be available at the Racquet Club of Memphis on Thursday, July 12 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. NO practice courts will be available during the
Mandatory Players Meeting. You can book ONLY one court in
advance for one hour. There is no charge for the practice courts.
Players only on-site. No coaches are allowed to hit on-site after Friday, July 13.
PRACTICE COURTS ON TOURNAMENT
DATES: JULY 17-24
Practice courts beginning Saturday will be available from 6:45-7:15 OR
7:15-7:45 for players only. Players may sign up at check in Saturday, July 14, for Sunday courts. Beginning Sunday, players may sign up in person at
the main site tournament desk for the following day's courts. For main draw
players coming in early looking for practice later, there are 3 courts
"off-site" at Colonial Country Club that you can book from 9:00 AM to
4:00 PM. DO
NOT CALL COLONIAL TO BOOK COURTS. They will not take your
bookings. Practice courts beginning Saturday, July 14, may be reserved at
The Tournament Desk. PLAYERS ONLY may sign up each day for a practice
court for the following day. Coaches, parents, or player representatives
are NOT allowed to sign up for players' practice courts. If two players
would like to be on the same court, BOTH PLAYERS MUST BE PRESENT. Courts are
assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis only.
Doubletree and the Marriott are
the official hotels of the USTA Girls' 16 National Clay Court
Championships. Doubletree is 50 yards from The Racquet Club, has
dining facilities and airport transportation, and has given this tournament a
discounted rate of $120 per night for the girl participants. The Marriott
is located 3 miles from the Club. Rooms have
been blocked off for the tournament. Please contact hotels directly for deadline to receive rate.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis - $120
5069 Sanderlin Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Courtyard Marriott East/Park - $117
6015 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38119
Tournament Check-in Timeline and Information
Saturday, July 14
3:00 - 6:00 PM
Mandatory Players Meeting
Saturday July 14
6:00 - 7:00 PM
If you are unable to check in between these times, please
contact the Tournament Director by phone. Anyone not heard from by 6:00 PM on
day of check-in will be replaced in the draw by an Alternate.
ALL PLAYERS MUST CHECK-IN ON FRIDAY, JULY 14 at the DOUBLES REGISTRATION TABLE at the Racquet Club of Memphis TO BE ENTERED in the doubles draw. Doubles players that do not have a partner may be paired with another player looking for a partner by the tournament committee.
Singles seeds are based upon ATP, ITF, USTA and UTR rankings/ratings as indicted per the following.
Step 1: Check-In with Maggie Russell on Saturday, July 14 from 3:00-6:00 PM
Step 2: Pay your entry fee of $165 before you can be listed as an On-Site alternate. If you do not play doubles or make it to singles the entry fee will be returned to you.
Step 3: Check your Standing around 10:00 PM on Saturday, July 14. After all players have checked in, we order all the
On-Site Alternates according to their standings on the Girls’ 16 Clays National
Alternate List. We will post this list on the web site. Please check the
USTA website (Tournament ID #700000418) on Friday night to determine your
standing on the On-Site Alternate List.
Step 4: Sign in at the tournament desk each morning. Must check in at 8:00 AM the first two days. All alternates must sign in on the alternate list on board on site.
Step 5: Watch and Wait. If a player no-shows for a match or a player withdraws
before setting foot on the court for her first match, we then call the highest
ordered On-Site Alternate who has signed in on time to the Racquet Club
Tournament Desk, and that player will be placed in the draw.
USTA Wild Card Requests
If players are interested in applying for a wildcard to this event. Please click on the link below and it will take you to National's wildcard online application form. You have 5 days after the registration deadline to complete this application.
Mandatory Player Meeting
There will be a mandatory meeting
for all players at 6:00 p.m. Saturday July, 14 held
on Court 4 outdoors at The Racquet Club of Memphis. This meeting will only last
30 minutes to an hour. All important information regarding sites, practice
courts, first match times, transportation, club access, etc, will be discussed
at this meeting.The group photo for 2018 will also be taken at this time. Make
sure that you are at this mandatory meeting.There will be NO PRACTICE COURTS
open 6:00 - 7:00 pm on Saturday, July 14. All first match times will be
available at the player meeting. During your check-in, you will be able to
check your time and book your practice court for the next day. No player times
or practice courts for Sunday will be available until after the Mandatory
Player and College Bio Books
The Player and College Bio Books will be available in
color via digital format and sold for $35.
If you would like a hard copy, the fee is $45.00 for both. The deadline to submit form is Friday, JULY 6.
The Racquet Club of Memphis (5111 Sanderlin Ave, Memphis,TN 38117)
Memphis Country Club (600 Goodwyn St. Memphis, TN 38111)
University Club (1346 Central Ave. Memphis,TN 38104)
Memphis Hunt and Polo Club (650 S Shady Grove Rd, Memphis, TN 38120)
YOU ARE WITHDRAWING BEFORE THE DEADLINE (June 21)
Go to the tournament's USTA TennisLink Home
Page - ID#700000418. Once on the tournament page,
click on the "Register Now" text in red – which is what you had to do
when you registered for the event. When you arrive at the next page,
click on "WITHDRAW" on the left hand side of the screen. YOU
WILL NEED YOUR CONFIRMATION FROM YOUR ORIGINAL REGISTRATION TO WITHDRAW ONLINE.
Because your credit card has not been charged prior to the entry deadline, no
refund needs to be made. If you cannot locate your confirmation number, contact
YOU ARE WITHDRAWING AFTER JUNE 21:
contact Maggie Russell via phone at email at
email@example.com. WE MUST HAVE A WRITTEN RECORD OF
THE WITHDRAWAL VIA EMAIL. Please make sure to email from the same email
account listed in your registration. If you withdraw by July 1, you may be eligible for a full refund of entry fee. However, if a written statement
that the withdrawal is for injury, illness, or personal emergency is NOT
received by July 1, the player receives suspension points for
withdrawing without a legitimate reason. IF
YOU ARE WITHDRAWING AFTER JULY 1 no refund is given.
Entry Requirements and Registration
USTA National Championship
sectional quotas will apply. USTA membership is required. Entry must be made via
the USTA Registration System. The TennisLink ID # is 700000418. Deadline
for entry is Thursday, June 21, 2018 11:59 AM (ET). Cost is $161.75 for 1 Event; $162.26 for 2 Events. **Please confirm that your entry went through
and was accepted. Just because you register does not mean you will be accepted
to play. Singles Draw of 256, Doubles is a 96 draw size. USTA Registration for Singles entries closes
on June 21. Doubles entries close at 6:00 PM on Saturday, July 14 at
Check-In. All Doubles entrants will need to confirm their entry on Saturday, July 16. There will be a feed-in to consolation tournament for singles through the Quarterfinals. Documented seeding and ranking
information is imperative if you wish to be considered for seeding.
As of July 1, there will be no refunds for withdrawals from the Main Draw. *Any withdrawal due to injury must be properly documented per USTA and tournament policy.
Medical Release Form
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 21, 2018 11:59:00 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: 700000418 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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