Events - Alternates by Event 2/25 1:15PM
3/3 7AM: SCORING FORMAT FOR SUNDAY MATCHES
Due to the impending weather this afternoon we are going to go to short scoring, no-ad for the matches. 10 and under will play one six game set with no-ad scoring and a seven point tiebreaker at 6 games all. All first match times for the day will remain the same. Second match times will be updated by 7:30am.
Withdrawals and Communication with the Tournament Director
All communication with the tournament director must be done via email. All withdrawals must be done via email or else you will be coded as a default/no-show and you will be subject to the USTA suspension system.
Draws are posted. CHECK IN for the tournament will begin Saturday morning at 7:15am and be open all day Saturday! All matches will be played at the Cary Tennis Park.
* 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.
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. more info
What if I am listed as an alternate?
Are you an alternate?
Want to play this weekend? Play the March Indoor L5 at Barber Park in Greensboro ID# 700077419
What to do. First, contact the CTP TD (e-mail) 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 February 25th at 11:59PM. There will be not be a dependent draw for this L4 tournament.
Each draw will be limited to 16 players with a Feed in thru Quarterfinals (FICQ); with a 3/4 playoff match.
LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Communication with Tournament Director
ALL communication please email Stephen.Poulos@townofcary.org. This helps provide a paper copy to all concerns, withdrawals, and changes. All withdrawals must be done via email.
All selections and seeds are taken from the most recent 2/14 NC standing list
Players will be selected based on the most recent published NC standing list. Players must have some standing points in order to be considered to compete in a NC L4 tournament. If players do not have a standing, they should compete in a NC L5 event. 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.
Play will be on Saturday and Sunday only for this tournament. Singles play will begin Saturday morning at 8AM and can go through to Sunday.
Cary Tennis Park has 13 courts with Playsight Live Streaming Cameras which will
be streaming during the tournament. People may view the courts on a desktop by
visiting Playsight.com and selecting the tab “Live and on Demand” then
searching “Town of Cary”. From there you would then select the “Town of Cary” and
then choose the court you wish to view. Playsight also has an app for viewing
from a tablet or mobile device. You must download the app and set up a free
Personal Recording of Matches
may use personal recording devices to record a player’s match. If the opponent
requests that their player not be recorded, you must either remove the device
or only record your player’s side of the court.
Withdrawals and Refunds
There are no refunds for players who withdraw after the selection process.
Outdoor only tournament
This will be an outdoor court only tournament. The indoor courts will not be used at all for this event.
In order to truly enjoy the sport of tennis, it is essential to display good sportsmanship which includes abiding by the rules, playing 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 competitors this weekend! Thank you!
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: more info
IMPORTANT - READ FULLY
You are responsible for all the information on this page. You should review all of it thoroughly. The draws are tentative and may change due to weather, withdrawals, defaults, administrative error, etc. You will not be contacted due to changes. You should review the draws often particularly before leaving for a match to be sure nothing has changed. It is important that matches stay on schedule. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time for travel. The tournament phone number is my mobile phone. I cannot accept calls during the tournament to provide directions etc. Other tournament related calls are acceptable. You may also use text or email. The site will be updated regularly throughout the event. If you have access to a mobile device you can use that to check draws and see results. All times have been posted. If you have questions please use email if possible.
Tennis Tournament Balls-Yellow Ball-Pro Penn; Green Ball-Prince; Orange Ball-Prince
Yellow Ball for 14s-18s
Green Ball for 12s
Orange Ball for 10s
Tournament Player Responsibilities
Tournament Player Responsibilities
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
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:
Respective age division's scoring and match format (ex. 4 or 6 game sets, ad or no-ad scoring)
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
-Draws are usually available
on-line on the tournament
homepage by noon Thursday prior to the tournament;
-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.
website for any updates.
-Arrive at least 30min early.
bottles, re-grip rackets, use the bathroom, etc.
(not parent) needs to check in for his/her match 30min early.
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.
You are on the
clock once your name is called; if it takes 5+ minutes to get to the
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,
-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 again.
- If you forget the score or
have a disagreement:
Each of you state what the score is in your mind along with how you arrived at that score.
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
- "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:
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 further
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 unforced errors.
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.
Please get an
official before beginning your 3min of coaching on court.
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 timely
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 matches.
Be aware that match times may change after the draws are posted, so check the draws multiple times.
The most up to date information
is on the tournament webpage. Please
refrain from calling the tournament desk during a rain delay.
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
is your tournament and we are here for you.
Directions to Cary Tennis Park
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).
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, February 24, 2019 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: 700096619 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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