Congratulations to our sportsmanship winners:
Boys - Ayez Patel
Girls - Brooke Killingsworth
The doubles site is up and running. However, to enter doubles, entries are only open between June 4 and June 8.
CLICK ON THE LINK TO THE DOUBLES SITE RIGHT HERE UNDER THE "more info" TAB:
HOTEL INFORMATION - ONE FREE NIGHT HOTEL FOR ALL PLAYERS
PLEASE BOOK YOUR HOTEL BY 6 PM ON TUESDAY, JUNE 5 TO BE GUARANTEED THE FREE NIGHT
WE ARE HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE ONE FREE NIGHT HOTEL FOR ALL PLAYERS.
IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR FREE NIGHT, YOU MUST STAY IN ONE OF THE THREE DESIGNATED HOTELS.
PLEASE BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM BY TUESDAY, JUNE 5 AT 6:00 PM AT ONE OF THE THREE TOURNAMENT HOTELS IN ORDER TO BE GUARANTEED THE FREE NIGHT. AFTER THAT DEADLINE, THE HOTELS WILL NEED TO RELEASE WHATEVER ROOMS AREN'T BOOKED IN OUR BLOCK. THANK YOU!!
YOU WILL RECEIVE A VOUCHER AT THE TOURNAMENT CHECK-IN (WHETHER YOU ARRIVE ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY AT REBSAMEN) FOR YOUR FREE NIGHT. PLEASE CHECK IN FIRST TO GET YOUR VOUCHER BEFORE CHECKING IN TO YOUR HOTEL.
THE CROWNE PLAZA, FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON, AND HAMPTON INN AND SUITES ARE OUR THREE HOTELS. EACH HOTEL'S INFORMATION IS IN THE NEXT THREE MESSAGES BELOW.
THANK YOU TO ALL!
HOST HOTEL - FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON LITTLE ROCK MIDTOWN
FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON
925 S. University Ave, Little Rock, AR 72204
Group Name: USTA Southern 16 Championship 2018
Group Code: UF07AA
Please call 501-664-5020 or 501-748-4712 to book reservations, reference Group Name/Code
Minimum 3 night stay to receive free night (with voucher)
Closest host hotel to Rebsamen Tennis Center
For any questions/issues with reservations, please contact Ethan at 501-748-4712 or by email at email@example.com
Click on the "more info" tab for a direct link to the Four Points Sheraton>
HOST HOTEL - CROWNE PLAZA
The Crowne Plaza is proud to once again partner with the Southern 16 Championship here in Little Rock!
Group Name: 2018 Southern 16 Little Rock
Group Code: SIX
CROWNE PLAZA (501)223-3000 201 S SHACKLEFORD, LITTLE ROCK, AR 72211
IF YOU USE THE PHONE NUMBER, REMEMBER TO SAY YOU ARE WITH THE SOUTHERN 16'S.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VOUCHER YOU RECEIVE AT CHECK-IN APPLIES TO A STANDARD DOUBLE OR KING ROOM.
CLICK ON THE "MORE INFO" TAB FOR THE DIRECT LINK TO THE CROWNE PLAZA >
HOST HOTEL - HAMPTON INN AND SUITES
HAMPTON INN AND SUITES (501)537-3000
1301 S SHACKLEFORD, LITTLE ROCK, AR 72211
Group Name: Southern 16 Tennis
Group Code: SCT
Phone number: 501-975-6882
IF YOU USE THE PHONE NUMBER, PLEASE REMEMBER TO TELL THEM YOU ARE WITH THE SOUTHERN 16'S.
REMEMBER THAT IF YOU BOOK A SUITE, YOU MUST PAY THE DIFFERENCE FROM THE VOUCHER WHICH ONLY COVERS THE STANDARD ROOMS. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!
TWO NIGHT MINIMUM REQUIREMENT WITH THE USE OF THE VOUCHER.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VOUCHER YOU RECEIVE AT CHECK-IN APPLIES TO A STANDARD DOUBLE OR KING ROOM.
Click on the "more info" tab for a direct link to the Hampton Inn and Suites>
ALL TIMES POSTED ARE CENTRAL TIME UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED:
4/14 SAT - Entries Open
5/31 THU - Section to have list of Southern Waived players by 5:00 pm Eastern
5/31 THU - States' deadline for List of State Waived players to Southern by 5:00 pm Eastern
6/03 SUN - Singles entries close 11:59 pm (1 Minute before midnight) Central TIME
6/04 MON - States' deadline for Endorsement list to be posted by 3:00 pm
6/04 MON - Deadline for Player Wildcard Submissions
6/04 MON - Online Doubles Entry Opens - Separate Tournament (Tournament ID# 700003518)
6/05 TUE - Wildcard committee will review all requests and applicants will be individually notified
6/05 TUE - Tournaments will be sent a selection list no later than 5:00 pm
6/05 TUE - Tournament Director Selection Process to be completed by 10:00 pm
6/06 WED - Respond to late entry requests ($25 additional fee for all granted late entries)
6/06 WED - Use State alternates list to replace players until Noon
6/06 WED - Ordered alternates list posted at Noon (any late entries go below all other alternates)
6/07 THU - First alternate reached verbally will have 15 minutes to decide before the next alternate is contacted
6/07 THU - Noon All seeds,draws,and match times will be posted.
6/08 FRI - 3:00 - 7:00 pm Check-in at Rebsamen Tennis Center
6/08 FRI - 4:00 PM stop calling alternates - onsite alternates will fill any open spots
6/08 FRI - 11:59 PM Online Doubles Entry Deadline
6/08 FRI - Rebsamen Tennis Center open until 9:00 PM for practice
6/09 SAT - All players that didn't check in on Friday will check in Saturday anytime at Rebsamen Tennis Center
6/09 SAT - Open spots will be filled by ON-SITE Alternates according to the posted order of alternates. Onsite alternates must check in at registration.
6/09 SAT - First Round Main Draw Singles (Rd of 256)
6/10 SUN - Main Draw Rd of 128, Doubles Rd of 128 and 64
6/10 SUN - 5:30 pm College Forum at Rebsamen Tennis Center
6/10 SUN - 5:30 pm Player Party and Ping Pong tournament at Rebsamen Tennis Center
6/10 SUN - 7:00 pm Dr. Jorge Valverde - Sports Psychologist - Mental Toughness Seminar at Rebsamen Tennis Center
6/11 MON - Doubles Rd of 32, Consolation 1st Rd, Main Draw Rd of 64, Consolation 2nd Rd
6/12 TUE - Doubles Rd of 16 and Doubles Quarterfinals, Consolation 3rd Rd, Main Draw Rd of 32, Consolation Rd 4 Quali
6/13 WED - Doubles Semifinals, Consolation 4th Rd, Main Draw Rd of 16, Consolation Rd 5 Quali
6/14 THU - Doubles Finals and 3rd/4th playoff, Consolation 5th Rd, Main Draw Quarterfinals, Consolation Rd of Qrts Quali
6/15 FRI - Consolation Quarterfinals, Main Draw Semifinals, Consolation Semifinals
6/16 SAT - Main Draw Finals, Main Draw Singles 3rd/4th Playoff, Consolation Finals
FRIDAY CHECK-IN INFORMATION, ALSO IMPORTANT INFO FOR PEOPLE WHO COULDN'T MAKE CHECK IN ON TIME BUT NEED TO CHECK INTO THEIR HOTELS (AFTER 7:00 PM)
WE WILL HAVE A CHECK-IN AT REBSAMEN TENNIS CENTER ON FRIDAY NIGHT FROM 3:00 - 700 PM. THIS IS NOT MANDATORY FOR ALL NON-SEEDED PLAYERS, ALTHOUGH IF YOU HAVE A SATURDAY MATCH, YOU SHOULD TRY AND MAKE FRIDAY CHECK-IN IF POSSIBLE.
FOR ALL SEEDED PLAYERS AS WELL AS ANY UNSEEDED PLAYERS THAT DON'T PLAY UNTIL SUNDAY, YOU HAVE THE OPTION OF CHECKING IN ON FRIDAY NIGHT. IF YOU DON'T, THEN YOU WILL CHECK IN AT REBSAMEN TENNIS CENTER ANY TIME ON SATURDAY AT THE TOURNAMENT DESK. IF YOU HAVE A LATER TIME ON SATURDAY, YOU ALSO HAVE THE OPTION OF CHECKING IN AT REBSAMEN ON SATURDAY.
FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T MAKE CHECK-IN BUT ARE GETTING IN TOWN PAST 7 PM ON FRIDAY NIGHT, YOU WILL NEED TO GET YOUR VOUCHER AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE HOTEL IN WHICH YOU ARE STAYING. THE VOUCHERS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR FIRST NIGHT, NO MATTER WHAT NIGHT THAT MAY BE.
COLLEGE FORUM AND PLAYER PARTY (PING PONG TOURNAMENT!) ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT 5:30 PM - REBSAMEN TENNIS CENTER
WE WILL BE HOSTING A COLLEGE FORUM AND PLAYER PARTY FOR ALL PARENTS AND PLAYERS ON SUNDAY NIGHT, JUNE 10 AT 5:30 PM AT REBSAMEN TENNIS CENTER.
WE WILL HAVE COLLEGE COACHES ON HAND TO TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING ABOUT THE COLLEGE TENNIS EXPERIENCE.
KEL LANGE IS THE WOMEN'S HEAD COACH AT DIVISION 1 ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY. HE ALSO HAS BEEN A COACH AT THE DIVISION 3 LEVEL.
GREG OWEN IS THE MEN'S AND WOMEN'S HEAD COACH AT DIVISION 2 SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY. HE ALSO HAS BEEN A COACH AT THE JUNIOR COLLEGE LEVEL.
PLEASE DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR WHAT YOUR KIDS ARE ABOUT TO HEAD INTO!
WHILE THE FORUM IS GOING ON, THE KIDS WILL BE HAVING A PING PONG TOURNAMENT IN THE PLAYER'S LOUNGE AT THEIR PLAYER PARTY. SOLINCO IS SPONSORING THE TOURNAMENT. IN ADDITION, WE WILL ALSO BE SERVING PIZZA AT THE PARTY!
THIS EVENT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS LAST YEAR AS WE HAD WELL OVER 100 KIDS AT THE PARTY SO DON'T MISS OUT!
MENTAL TOUGHNESS SEMINAR
Dr. Jorge Valverde will be giving a presentation on Sport Psychology and Mental Toughness at 7:00 pm on Sunday, June 10 immediately after the College Coaches Forum at Rebsamen Tennis Center. Dr. Valverde is a regular contributor at National Championships and will be available for individual consultations during the event. Don't miss this great opportunity!
FREE 20-MINUTE MENTAL TOUGHNESS CONSULTATION
Dr. Jorge Valverde, a renowned psychologist who has developed a specialized system to train the minds of tennis players in a positive and effective way, will be providing 20-minute free consultations (compliments of the Tournament) for players, parents and coaches during the tournament. This is an excellent opportunity for players who want to develop mental toughness.
Dr. Valverde graduated from the University of Kansas with a Doctoral dissertation research on the mental preparation of highly ranked tennis players. He has served as sport psychologist for numerous tennis academies and universities throughout the US, Mexico, Poland and South America. He has also worked with many elite players such as Luke Jensen, French Open Doubles Champion, 1993, Daniela Hantuchova, ranked as high as 5 in the WTA, Anna Lenna Groenefeld, number one junior player in the world in 2003 and ranked as high as 14 in the WTA, Meghann Shaughnessy, ranked as high as 11 in the WTA, Timothy Neilly, 2004 Orange Bowl Boys’ 18s Champion, Tim Smyczek, singles Semi Finalist at Wimbledon 2005, Kim Couts, 2006 Girls 18s Easter Bowl Champion, Gabriel Flores, 2006 Boy’s 14 Winter National Finalist, Ashley Weinhold, 2007 Girls18’s Super National Hard Court Champion, Austin Krajicek, Kalamazoo Champion, B18s, 2008, Jordan Cox, Kalamazoo Champion, B16s 2008, Mac Styslinger, 2011 Australian Open Junior Quater-finalist, Alex Del Corral, 2011 Boys 12's, Spring National Singles and Doubles Champion, Ann Li, 2017 Wimbledon Junior Finalist, Kaylan Bigun, 2018 Singles and Doubles Champion at the Open Super 12 Auray in France, # 7 USTA Boys 12s, Alex Han, # 28 USTA Boys 14s, Meecah Bigun, # 8 USTA Boys 12s, Nathan Han, # 4 USTA Boys 16s
COURTSIDE ANGLE PRODUCTIONS---TOURNAMENT VIDEOGRAPHER
Stop by and talk to the Courtside Angle Production Company about filming your matches and all the options they have available. See yourself in action. Have your match analyzed from a tennis professional. Even have your match uploaded to share with those who couldn't make it out to watch you play. For those juniors thinking about college recruiting, live point play can be a great addition to your video. Courtside Angle Productions is the official videographer of this tournament and any match may be recorded.
Contact 501-837-7100 to reserve your camera today!!
There will be 3 sites for the Southern 16's:
Rebsamen Tennis Center (Reb) (host site) - 1501 Leisure Place, Little Rock, AR 72204
Burns Park Tennis Center (BP) - 4000 Joe Poch Road, North Little Rock, AR 72218
Otter Creek Racquet Club (OC) - 14000 Otter Creek Parkway, Little Rock, AR 72210
GROUP PRACTICE DRILLS AVAILABLE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
WE WILL HAVE GROUP PRACTICE DRILLS AVAILABLE FOR ALL PLAYERS FOR THE FOLLOWING TIMES:
FRIDAY 1:00 - 2:30
FRIDAY 3:00 - 4:30
GROUP LIMIT IS 8 PEOPLE. ALL GROUP DRILLS WILL BE HELD AT REBSAMEN TENNIS CENTER. COST FOR FRIDAY DRILL IS $20. YOU WILL NEED TO CALL RAUL BERMUDEZ AT 501-766-1119.
THERE WILL ALSO BE AN EARLY MORNING DRILL SESSION ON SATURDAY MORNING FROM 6:30 - 7:30 AM AT REBSAMEN. AGAIN, CALL RAUL TO SIGN UP. COST FOR THE SATURDAY MORNING SESSION IS $10.
NEED A WARM-UP?
IF YOU NEED AN INDIVIDUAL WARM-UP, PLEASE CALL RAUL BERMUDEZ AT 501-766-1119. HE WILL GET YOU SIGNED UP WITH EITHER HIMSELF OR ONE OF HIS ASSISTANTS. INDIVIDUAL WARM-UP COST IS $25 PER HALF HOUR. RAUL WILL LET YOU KNOW WHERE THE WARM-UP WILL BE. IT WILL DEPEND ON YOUR REQUESTED TIME.
This event is restricted to the following Jr. players: U.S. Citizens; Permanent Resident Aliens; Diplomats, Refugees/Asylees; CTA. Refer to USTA Regulation III.A.2a.
ALL STRINGING WILL BE DONE AT REBSAMEN TENNIS CENTER. WE WILL HAVE AT LEAST 2 STRINGERS AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES AT REBSAMEN FROM FRIDAY THROUGH MOST OF THE WEEK.
THE REBSAMEN PHONE NUMBER IS 501-664-0736, THE AFTER HOURS STRINGER NUMBER IS 501-351-4120.
SCORING FORMAT - VERY IMPORTANT
THE SCORING FORMAT IS AS FOLLOWS:
ALL MAIN DRAW MATCHES ARE TO BE A FULL BEST TWO OF THREE SETS
ALL CONSOLATION MATCHES ARE TO BE TWO OUT OF THREE SETS WITH A 10-POINT TIE-BREAK FOR THE THIRD SET.
DOUBLES WILL REMAIN PRO SETS UNTIL THE FINALS AND THAT MATCH WILL BE A BEST TWO OF THREE SETS WITH A TIE-BREAK FOR THE THIRD.
PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org WITH ANY QUESTIONS. THANKS!
Medical Release Form
Everyone must have a signed Parent medical release form at check-in. You can print one from the Internet or just fill one out when you check in. DON'T MAIL, or fax, the release to us. To print a form, click "more info".
Singles: Boys' and Girls' singles 192 (Changed in 2016) draw with Feed-in championship through quarterfinals and playoff matches for 3/4 places.
Play in the FIC is mandatory. Semifinal losers in the main draw are required to play the 3/4 playoff match.
The Singles official draw will be made Wednesday, June 6. The draw will be posted online after noon, Thursday, June 7.
Doubles: Boys' and Girls' doubles will be single elimination with a 3/4 playoff.
NO INFORMATION ABOUT THE DRAW WILL BE GIVEN BY PHONE.
All applicants NOT admitted to the main draw shall be listed in order, to be moved into the main draw if/when spaces become available.
* The order will be based on Southern Standings.
* To find out the order go to the Alternates lists in the Reports Section at the top of the Important Info page. Alternate lists will be posted as soon as possible and updated often thereafter.
* If you are an alternate from your state and are NOT admitted on June 6 or thereafter, you may do any or all of the following:
1) Stand by as an on-site alternate on Saturday, June 9 for all first round matches
2) Stand by as an on-site alternate on Sunday, June 10 for the second round matches that involve players that received a bye in the first round
*** If you are an alternate, please make sure the tournament has accurate contact information so that you may be contacted when needed.
REST PERIODS BETWEEN SINGLES MATCHES
The following heat policy will be implemented:
When players are scheduled to play 2 singles matches in one day, they will be offered a rest period equal to the length of their first match (up to 3 hours). They will be offered a minimum of 2 hours rest regardless of first match length. This rest period guideline does not apply to doubles.
3-Minute Coaching Break
In matches playing a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set there will be a 3-minute coaching break between the end of the second set and the match-deciding tiebreak. This 3-minute break is treated the same as the 2-minute set break between first and second sets, except that players may receive coaching on the court. Players may not leave the court. unless requesting a toilet break. The toilet break will be taken after the 3-minute coaching break. No coaching is allowed during the toilet break for either player.
*On-site alternates must arrive at the site where your division is being played prior to matches being played for which you want to be considered.
*You must sign the ordered alternate sheet and remain at that site.
*If a vacancy occurs, the highest ranked "signed-in" alternate will be admitted.
* Once the on-site alternate is paged, he/she will have 4 minutes to report.
* If he/she takes longer than 4 minutes to report, he/she will be bypassed until a subsequent vacancy occurs.
ELECTRONIC DEVICES PROHIBITED ON COURT
Players may not use electronic devises on court that are designed for communication (cell phones, etc.) or data storage/display (pocket notebook, rolodex, word processor, etc.). Use of these devices will result in immediate code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct. (A device that is in the "ON" mode constitutes use.) Notes and printed materials brought on court for reference with a player are permitted.
We will be using the Wilson US Open ball for all matches.
Saturday - Tuesday, Burns Park
Burns Park Tennis Center has three outdoor courts on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10 that will not be used for the tournament and are designated as warm-up courts for the entire tournament. On Monday and Tuesday, there will be seven courts available for warm-up (assuming there are no weather-related issues) from 8 AM - 1 PM. These courts are on a first-come, first-serve basis and you may need to share.
Burns Park also has indoor courts. These courts must be reserved. The Burns indoor court phone number is 501-791-8585. These courts will be available all week.
Courts 3 and 4 at Rebsamen Tennis Center all week
These courts will not be used for tournament play and are designated for practice for the entire tournament. You must keep your warm-up time to a maximum of 45 minutes and you must share the court. Any academies bringing multiple players may only occupy one court at a given time.
Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, 8 AM - 2:00 PM
Pleasant Valley Country Club - 3 Pleasant Valley Dr, Little Rock, AR 72212
The PV courts are first come, first serve. These are closer to Rebsamen and Otter Creek.
You must share court time.
Wednesday - Friday
Burns Park Tennis Center
We will not be using Burns Park for play after Tuesday so all courts will be available for warm-up there on Wednesday onward.
Friday, June 8
All courts at Rebsamen will be first come first serve. Courts are free to use but they are not for reservations. Please share courts if we become full. You may also go to Burns Park if you like on the 9th. Outdoor courts will be available.
This tournament is providing one free night hotel to all
players! To receive your free hotel night, you must stay at the
tournament designated hotels.
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to specified residents only. Entries must be submitted by Sunday, June 03, 2018 11:59:00 PM Central 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: 700014518 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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