The deadline for this tournament is Thursday September 20th at 11:59pm!
All Selections will be taken from the most recent USTA SOUTHERN standing list and sent to the Tournament Director from USTA Southern.
Players must sign up for Dubs and Singles in the SAME age division. You can not play dubs and singles in two separate divisions.
MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
The USTA Southern Section requires a signed release covering
all entrants in USTA Southern Section events. The release must be signed by the
entrant and parent or guardian of any entrant who is a minor.
Late entry emails received after the deadline will be placed at the bottom of the alternate list. The is a USTA southern policy.
This tournament has a history of filling! Please sign up on time if you plan to play or you will be placed at the bottom of the alt. list.
Communication with the Tournament Director - Email Only
For ALL communication please email Rob.email@example.com. This helps provide a paper copy to all concerns, withdrawls, and changes. All withdraws after the deadline must be done via email and will not receive a refund.
Doubles for this Tournament
Please note that we are offering Doubles for this tournament. Doubles will begin on Friday, September 28th at 5:00 PM. Please register with a partner so we have a complete team. WE WILL NOT PAIR PLAYERS. Doubles draws will be limited to 16 teams per age division. Players must register in the same age group as they register for singles.
12s-18s Doubles is a 6 game set with ADD.
10s is 6 games NO ADD.
Singles will begin on Saturday!
CTP - Cary Tennis Park 2727 Louis Stephens Dr. Cary, NC
GB – Godbold Park 2050 NW Maynard Rd. Cary, NC
MCP - Middle Creek School Park 123 Middle Creek Ave. Apex, NC (Off West Lake Rd., Near Middle Creek Community Library)
HSTC – Holly Springs Tennis Complex (Ting Park) 1151 N. Main St. Holly Springs, NC (Behind the baseball stadium)
We do not share anyone's contact information.
The 10U division will be Green Level 1 within
the new Youth Progression system parameters. Boys and Girls 10's will play on the 78 foot court using Green Low Compression Balls and up to
29" racquet. The required
scoring format for 10's singles matches, shall be the best of two short sets - NO Ad Scoring (first to four (4) and win by two),
with a set tiebreak (first to seven (7) and win by two) at 4-4 in each set, and
a set tiebreak (first to seven (7) and win by two) in lieu of the third set.
12's-18's- Main Draw & consolation singles- 2 sets with a third set match tiebreak.
Seeding and Draws
Seeding shall follow the USTA Southern Section seeding
regulations and will be provided by Southern with the selection list. Seeds and Draws will be posted Thursday September 27th by 12:00pm. Seeds will be taken from the September 24th published southern list.
USTA Southern will provide selection list. Players will be
selected directly from the USTA Southern Standing list in the age division in
which they apply. Players will no longer be considered for selection based on
their lower age division standings.
Using the latest USTA/Southern standing list, the top 32 players applying from each age group will be selected by the Southern Office. Each group of 32 players selected from each age group will be divided into two draws of 16 each. We will be using a waterfall system to make sure each of the two draws are balanced by strength. A change to this process is that prior to splitting players using the waterfall system, the players selected from the younger age group will be placed in their proper position based on strength. The 32 players were split as follows: Red 1,4,5,8,9,12,13,16,17,20,21,24,25,28,29,32. Blue 2,3,6,7,10,11,14,15,18,19,22,23,26,27,30,31
The link below list all the addresses of public courts in the area. Keep in mind that these courts are first come first serve and may be hosting league matches.
Warm-up courts at tournament sites will be available before play begins, but will not have warm-up courts once play starts.
*Please do not trespass on private courts or break into locked courts!!!
Click here for a list of public courts
A big thank you to our host hotel sponsor, Marriott. Please follow the following link to see the hotels available.
Registering for two Divisions
Registering for two Divisions: Players are allowed to enter two divisions with these guidelines: (1) Players selected to both age divisions they apply for will automatically be selected to the older age division. They will be removed from the other age division.(2) Players not selected to either division would remain on the alternate's lists for both divisions but would be obligated to play the division they first get in, from the alternate list. They will be removed from the Alternate list in the other division. (3) Players selected to one age division will be removed from the alternates list of the other division.(4) Once a player is selected for any one division no changes can be made.
We will use Wilson US Open heavy duty balls
Refund Policy and Withdraws
All withdrawals should be emailed to the tournament director's email listed above. Withdrawals received after the deadline, are not eligible for a refund. This is NC Tennis Policy
Directions to CTP
Directions from anywhere in N.C. to the Cary Tennis Park
2727 Louis Stephens Drive
From northwest of Cary to Cary Tennis Park:
From Interstate 40 East, take exit #278 on the right. Go 0.2 miles.
Turn right onto NC -55 South. Go 7 miles.
Turn left onto High House Rd. Go 0.1
Turn Left on Carpenter Upchurch Rd.
Turn right on Louis Stephens Dr.
Turn left into Cary Tennis Park.
From south of Cary to Cary Tennis Park:
On NC 55, cross US 1 at Apex and continue on NC 55. Go 6 miles.
Turn right onto High House Road.
Turn left onto Carpenter Upchurch Rd.
Turn Right onto Louis Stephens Dr.
Turn left into Cary Tennis Park (2727 Louis Stephens Dr).
From southeast of Raleigh to Cary Tennis Park:
From Interstate 40 West coming into Raleigh, pass exit #301 and bear left onto I-40 West/I-440/Inner Beltline. Go 8 miles.
Take exit #293A onto US 64 West / US 1 South (not north) Go 2 miles.
Take the exit on the right onto Cary Parkway. Go 5 miles.
Turn left onto High House Road.
Turn right onto Carpenter Upchurch Rd.
Turn right onto Louis Stephens Dr.
Turn left into Cary Tennis Park (2727 Louis Stephens Dr)
The Code - Rules of Tennis
You are playing “unofficiated” matches and will be playing your match according to THE CODE (pages 45-51 of the Friend At Court-the tennis rule book).
When you check-in for your matches you must be ready for play. Fill water coolers, re-grip rackets, use the bathroom, etc. If a court opens up due to a match ending quickly, the tournament desk may put you on early to help the tournament as a whole move along. PLAYERS NEED TO CHECK-IN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO EACH MATCH TIME. Once checked-in, stay near the tournament desk where you can hear your name being called.
Players are responsible for keeping the warm-up time to 5 minutes. Spin your racket BEFORE warming up to determine server and sides.
Talking to players on court at any time is not allowed and may result in a point penalty being assessed on the associated player. If players split sets you have a 3 minute break before playing a 10-point Tie-Break where coaching is allowed. Players remain on the court. There is no talking to players during bathroom breaks.
Audible cell phone usage near a court with play in progress is not allowed.
Whenever an issue comes up during play, it is the responsibility as players to settle it amongst yourselves in a timely manner. You may leave the court to get an official if you need one. You may not leave the court without the permission of an USTA official or Court Monitor for any other reason. This includes in between sets.
It is the player’s responsibility to keep up with their match times and site locations. Please check the tournament website frequently throughout the tournament as changes/updates may be made especially during a rain delay.
If for any reason you feel an issue has not been resolved you may request to see the Referee with the exception of line calls made on your court.
Have a great tournament
The trainer will be located at the Cary Tennis Park. We will also have stringers available through out the day.
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is restricted. Please consult your Section or District rules and regulations for entry requirements for this tournament. If you enter this tournament and are not eligible, any refund is as the discretion of the Tournament Director. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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