Events - Alternates by Event 7/4/2018
Weather Related Information
Sunday 6:15am: clear and SUNNY! Beautiful day for tennis, All matches are on as scheduled. Please always double check the website.
All matches on Sunday will be regular scoring with a third set tie breaker (pending no weather). 12s-18s will play sets to 6 with a 10 point breaker for the third with add scoring. 10s will play sets for 4 with ads and a 7 point breaker for the third. Always double check you match time. Thank you again for everyone patience today with the weather. Keep in mind it is a full feed in draw with a 3rd/4th playoff. (if you lose in the main draw be sure to check the consolation bracket too)
Tennis Parent Alert/Medical Release Form
No player will be allowed to compete in the tournament unless this form is filled out. Please turn in prior to first match
Communication with the Tournament Director
ALL communication please email Rob.Peterson@townofcary.org. This helps provide a paper copy to all concerns, withdrawals, and changes. All withdrawals must be done via email
* It is the PLAYER'S responsibility to know their next match time and show up in a timely manner
* Check website OFTEN for updated match times.
* ALL USTA RULES WILL BE ENFORCED FOR LATENESS
* All Players should report 30 minutes prior to EACH match through out the tournament.
Draws will be posted Thursday morning!
Due to the 4th, Draws will be posted Thursday morning. Please double check your match time! All matches will be played at the Cary Tennis Park. Be sure to allow enough time to check in before your scheduled match time. (Example: if you play at 9:30am please try to be here by 9:00)
We will not be doing dependent draws due to the L5 in Greensboro. See below for L5 tournament details.
What if I am an Alternate?
Are you an alternate or was not select for the tournament?
Want to play this weekend? Play the Greensboro July "Greensboro Summer L5"" at Spencer Love in Greensboro ID# 703902618
What to do. First, contact Rob Peterson at CTP (e-mail ONLY) to remove you from the alternate list. Players must remove themselves from alternate list first (or player will be subject to suspension points for being signed up for two tournaments on same weekend without approval in writing from both TDs). Then proceed to this link & register for the tournament. The deadline for other event is Monday July 2nd at 11:59PM.
Withdrawals and Refunds
There are no refunds for players who withdraw after the selection process.
NO Late Entries
LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. NO EXCEPTIONS! The deadline is SUNDAY JULY 1st at 11:59!
ALL Matches will be played at Cary Tennis Park
CTP - 2727 Louis Stephens Dr, Cary NC 27519
Outdoor only tournament
This will be an outdoor court only tournament. The indoor courts will not be used at all for this event
will be selected based on the most recent published NC standing list.
Effective 1/2018, Level 4 (NC L4): Player must have one of the following:
NC standing in that age group
-A verifiable player record, i.e. JTT, High School, Middle School, other
The names of players who have been selected will appear as
"Competitors" after the tournament deadline when selections are made.
Contact us immediately if you realize that you cannot participate.
Each draw will be limited to the top 16 players with an Feed in thru Quarterfinals (FICQ) with a 3/4 playoff. Selections will come from the most recent standing list (6/28/18)
Be sure to sign up for the age group you wish to play.
10U Youth Tennis Progression
This tournament is considered an Orange L1 event for 10U players.
For more information on the Youth Tennis Progression and the quest for
stars and trophies. Please click on the following link:
Play will be on Saturday and Sunday only for this tournament. Play will begin at 8am each morning.
Message from referee, Please read
Tournament Player Responsibilities
The following tournament procedures are provided by the USTA North Carolina (aka NCTA) to help you navigate
and enhance your tournament experience. We have organized it by timeframe to help you with having the smoothest
tournament experience possible.
In most junior tournaments you are playing "unofficiated" matches. When you register for a tournament, you declare
that you know the rules of tennis and you will be playing your match according to THE CODE (pages 36-42 of
Friend at Court). Please take a few minutes to review these 6 short pages of The Code with your player:
Friend at Court2018.PDF
Now—1-2 Days Prior to Tournament Start:
Review The Code and make sure you as a player are familiar with its contents. –
Become familiar with the tournament homepage (it is the page where initial registration
was found) and identify:
o Respective age division's scoring and match format (ex. 4 or 6 game sets, ad or no-ad scoring)
o Special rules or regulations for your age division (ex. racket/court size, balls used).
o Bookmark the tournament homepage in your smart phone* so you can reference it during the
tournament and check it for the most up to date information pertaining to weather delays.
(*If you do not have a smart phone, print out the tournament homepage for reference during the tournament.)
- Print the Medical Waiver/Parent Alert and fill it out and take it with you to tournament check in.
When draws are posted:
-Draws are usually available on-line on the tournament homepage by noon Thursday prior to the
-On the tournament home page, check the “Draws” tab to find the your match time and location
-Confirm the appropriate site for your event if tournament is using multiple facilities
-Tennis is an outdoor sport—please refer to the weather and have player(s) dress and prepare
- Confirm the drive time to the play site and make plans to arrive at least 30min prior to match time
-Traffic is not an accepted excuse for being late.
-Recheck match time and location.
-Recheck the website for any updates.
-Arrive at least 30min early.
o Fill water bottles, re-grip rackets, use the bathroom, etc.
o The player (not parent) needs to check in for his/her match 30min early.
o If a court opens up due to a match ending quickly, the tournament desk can get you on early to
help the tournament as a whole move along. - Once checked in, stay near the tournament desk where
you can hear your name being called.
o You are on the clock once your name is called; if it takes 5+ minutes to get to the
tournament desk after you are called, you risk losing the toss and possibly starting down 0-3
in the first set.
-If no official is present, spin your racket before warming up to determine server and sides.
-Warm-up is 5min (roughly 3min ground strokes, volleys, overheads, 2min serves).
-You are responsible for warming up your opponent for the full 5min if they request it.
-Whenever an issue comes up during play, it is your responsibility as players to settle it amongst
yourselves in a timely manner.
-Parents and any other spectators cannot be consulted during any on court disagreements. Doing so
may result in penalties assessed to the player(s) and/or possible removal of the parent(s) or
spectator(s) from the premises.
-You may not leave your court for any reason other than to find an official. This includes between
o If your opponent does not call out the score, says the wrong score, or you cannot understand
the score, catch the serve and confirm the score with your opponent, then start the point over
- If you forget the score or have a disagreement:
o Each of you state what the score is in your mind along with how you arrived at that score.
o If you cannot agree, go back to the most recent score you can agree on.
If any part of the ball hits the line (even a single hair), the shot is good.
- "Lets" may be called by either player while the ball is still in play.
If you feel your opponent did not call a ball correctly:
o Give you opponent the benefit of the doubt.
o You may ask "Are you sure?" once; if the player confirms their call, continue playing, no
o If you believe you recognize a pattern of incorrect calls then you may ask an official to
assist. You will continue to make your own calls for the time the official is present. Unforced
Errors: it is considered unsportsmanlike conduct for players, parents and spectators to applaud
Coaching (talking to a player on court during a match) is only permitted during the rest period after
the second set prior to a match tiebreak.
o Please get an official before beginning your 3min of coaching on court.
o If you decide to take a bathroom break before the 3min is up, you forfeit your remaining
After Each Match:
- Both players need to return the balls and report the score to the tournament desk together, in a
Check the draws posted at the tournament or online for your next match time and location
o This should be done as soon as possible as your next match could be an hour after
completing your previous match.
Refer back to the "Match Day" section above and go through this document again for each of your
Be aware that match times may change after the draws are posted, so check the draws multiple
Rain Delays:The most up to date information is on the tournament webpage.
Please refrain from calling the tournament desk during a rain delay.
o The tournament committee is busy making plans for the weather and rescheduling
potentially hundreds of matches.
o You will not receive any information over the phone that is not on the tournament
homepage. - Please be patient with us, we want the tournament to go on just as much as you.
The role of USTA officials is to help ensure fair play and to clarify any questions you may have about the rules
and regulations of tennis but NOT for instruction (scoring, serving and receiving order, tie-breaks, etc) When
you enter a tournament you are expected to know the rules and how to play a tournament match. That
said, USTA officials are your Friend At Court, not the tennis police, so when in doubt please contact officials
with any questions or concerns you may have.
If you have any questions prior to any tournament you may email either the Tournament Director or Referee or
during the event inquire at the Tournament Desk. Their contact information is listed on the tournament
homepage (email is preferred). Please note all withdrawals must be done by email.
Hopefully the above suggestions/procedures will enable you to have a fair and enjoyable tournament. The
Tournament Committee always welcomes any suggestions you may have.
This is your tournament and we are here for you.
In order to truly enjoy the sport of tennis, it is essential
to display good sportsmanship which includes abiding by the rules,
fair, and showing respect for your opponent. We expect that ALL players who compete this weekend abide by guidelines set forth by "the code". Please
click the link below to read: "The Code: The
Players’ Guide for Unofficiated Matches". Good luck to all the
this week! Thank you!
Tennis Parent Alert/Medical Release Form
No player will be allowed to compete in the tournament unless this form is filled out. Please turn in prior to first match.
2017 Junior Tournament Changes
Parents, players and
coaches. Please click the link below to
review some changes to our 2017 junior tournament structure. more info
Subscribe to Tournament communication; players must "opt in". NEW FEATURE
Tennis Link (Tournament Directors) are now able to send emails and/or
texts straight to you! You must "opt in" during registration in the
Event Communications area. You may also do so on your "My Tennis Page"
after event registration. FYI, communication is limited to 30 days
after the close of the event and to only the players who have opted in.
Please click on the link to review the scoring format for this tournament in all age divisions.
Tennis Tournament Balls
Yellow Ball for 14s-18s Wilson
Green Ball for 12s Wilson Control Green Dot
10 under Wilson quick start 60' orange balls
Seeding & Selections
Seeding and Selections will be determined using the current NC Standings at the time (typically within 24 hours of the tournament deadline). NCTA guidelines do not allow postponing selections until the next Standings lists are released. Tournament deadlines are staggered based on the tournament tier to allow players the opportunity to register for lower tiered events if they are not selected. If you do not meet the requirements of a particular event by the tournament deadline do not expect to be selected. If you are playing up or are an out-of-state player you must request consideration for seeding via email.
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Sunday, July 01, 2018 11:59:00 PM 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: 700088418 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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