Events - Alternates by Event
Events - Alternates by Event
Players and Parents,
What a weekend. Thank you for your patience while we worked to schedule, reschedule, shuffle, delay, and work to get matches on. Another thank you to everyone who squeegeed courts, it was key in getting the courts dry on Saturday.
Safe travels and we hope to see you at our future events!
DO NOT USE THE USTA APP!!!
The USTA app is not reliable for weather updates. The updates, if they happen on the app, will be at the bottom rather than the top. Bookmark the tournament web page which is linked here. Look at it since the web page updates are reliable and will be at the top of the page.
We have had some seeds withdraw which has impacted draws and match times. Please continually check the draw throughout the next two days. Also make sure to confirm your match time before every one of your matches this weekend.
Tournament Check In
You do not have to check in at CTP. Bring your waiver to your first play site. If you would like a shirt, you WILL need to come by CTP.
Withdrawals AFTER the Deadline
Withdrawals after the deadline must be made in writing via email to the tournament director. Please include the reason for the withdrawal. There are no refunds after the deadline for any reason.
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 Playsight account.
Playsight Video Recording
You must purchase a match recording before the match begins. Players may purchase a video recording of matches played on
the live streamed courts at $30 per match. To purchase a match, you must first
download the Playsight app and set up a free Playsight account. Then follow
these steps to purchase and record a match.
Determine if the player is assigned to a Live
Streamed Court (Courts 1-12 and Stadium)
Go to the front desk of the Cary Tennis Park and
purchase access to the QR code assigned to that court.
Once you purchase the access, you will be given
your receipt and a Playsight Card to deliver to the Tournament Desk.
The Tournament Desk will confirm the PlaySight
court which court the player is assigned, take your Playsight Card, and will
present the QR code for the assigned court to be scanned through the app.
Once the QR Code is scanned you will be able to
join the session of that particular court. Please do not leave the session in
the app, as it will terminate your recorded.
Once the match is completed and you leave the
session, the recording will be downloaded onto your Playsight account through
the app for viewing. It will show up under the activities tab. (This may take
Personal Recording of Matches
You 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.
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10s - Two out of three short sets to 4 games, NO-AD, 7pt tiebreaker at 4-4, 7pt tiebreaker in lieu of the third set
12s - Two out of three sets to 6 games, with ads, 7pt tiebreaker at 6-6, 10pt tiebreaker in lieu of the third set
14s-18s - Two out of three sets to 6 games, with ads, 7pt tiebreaker at 6-6
All Age Divisions - One set to 6 games, with ads, 7pt tiebreaker at 6-6
The tournament committee reserves the right to change this format due to weather or any unforeseen delay of play.
10s will use Wilson Green Dot balls
12s-18s will use Wilson Extra Duty Tournament Balls
Medical, Likeness, and Liability Release Waiver
All players must fill out and turn in this waiver in order to participate.
List of Play Sites
Cary Tennis Park (CTP) - 2727 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary NC, 27519
Middle Creek School Park (MC) - 4360 West Lake Rd. (just past Middle Creek Park Ave.) Check the satellite image for the exact location of the two banks of 4 courts each, 8 total.
NOTE: Please allow yourself at least 30 minutes from Cary Tennis Park (CTP) to drive to Middle Creek Park (MCP) during the event
Annie Jones Park (AJ) - 1414 Tarbert Dr, Cary, NC
TING Park (TING) 1151 N.Main Street Holly Springs NC 27540
NOTE: Please allow yourself at least 30 minutes from Cary Tennis Park (CTP) to drive to TING Park (TP) during the event
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.
There will be a trainer available at CTP dur the duration of play for the event.
We will have stringing services available at CTP. We sell a selection of Wilson and Luxilon string.
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 time-frame 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 via the link at the end of this message.
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 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 accordingly.
- 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.
-Fill water bottles, re-grip rackets, use the bathroom, etc
-The player (not parent) needs to check in for his/her match 30min early.
-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.
-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 sets.
-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:
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 further discussion.
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.
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 coaching time.
After Each Match: - Both players need to return the balls and report the score to the tournament desk together, in a timely manner. 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. Rain Delays: The most up to date information is on the tournament web-page. Please refrain from calling the tournament desk during a rain delay as we will NOT provide any information via phone. The tournament committee is busy making plans for the weather and rescheduling potentially hundreds of matches. 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.
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 Thursday, April 04, 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: 700082619 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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