Waivers are required to be signed.
This is an online signature, and will be required before players will be allowed to play their first match.
Watch for an email soon - or use the link here to sign the waiver.
POINTS: TX Section: Adult-100; Senior-200; Super
National: Adult, Senior, Super Sr-Local: 1x.
TEXAS JUNIOR POINTS:
Level 6 points awarded for all junior open divisions
10s: No Ranking Points or Progression
Non Qualified/Challenger: No Ranking Points
Champs: No Ranking Points
Super Champs: Texas Tier 5 Points
TOURNAMENT HEADQUARTERS: Lost Forest Tennis Club, 5775
Lost Forest Dr., Houston, TX. ALL MATCHES WILL BE PLAYED AT
THIS ADDRESS. NOT AT THE ORGANIZATION ADDRESS.
REGISTRATION: Players must register at first match playing
site 30 minutes prior to start of match.
SCHEDULE OF PLAY: Depending on Draw size, play could begin
Friday at 6:00 p.m. Otherwise, play will begin at 8:00 a.m.
SPECIAL NOTES: Draws and first match times will be posted to the
internet. No refunds given after entry deadline or for
weather-related cancellations. IN CASE OF RAIN, CONSOLATION WILL BE
CANCELLED, NO EXCEPTIONS. NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE TO THE DRAW AFTER
THE DRAW IS PUBLISHED. EVENTS WITH 4 OR FEWER ENTRANTS MAY BE
FORMAT: All matches will use a 10-point match tiebreak in
lieu of a third set.
Weather conditions during the tournament may change this scheduled
Please check the draw after 9 pm the night before you play and
in the morning before you leave in case there are any changes to
No-Show Defaults: If a player does not send written notice
that they will need to default a match, to the Tournament Director
at least one hour before the date and time of the scheduled match,
the defaulting player will receive 5 Suspension Points.
NTRP TX Sanctioned players are required to Self Rate, if they have
no rating. If a player enters and plays a TX Sanctioned
tournament levels division with a "0.0" rating, they will be
notified that Self Ratings are now required for play in levels
divisions in Texas Sanctioned Tournaments. A player violating this
rule by playing in a levels division in a second sanctioned
tournament without a self rating will receive an automatic 30 day
suspension and any points earned from those tournaments will be
Round Robin draws: a player who is defaulted for any reason
other than lateness shall not play in subsequent matches. If a
player or team defaults, they will not be allowed to play the
Rounds following that defaulted match, and if subsequent matches
are played, those matches will not count towards rankings.
SEEDING: USTA Texas recommends the "All Factors Method" of
seeding for Ad/Sr/SS divisions and that Committees use the Texas 12
Month Rolling Standings List for initial considerations. If other
information is to be considered (such as head-to-head wins), emails
must be sent to the Tournament Director immediately after entry
Player Selection Type
Excessive Overrule Guideline:
The USTA Texas Officials Committee along with the Competitive Department has established a guideline in reference to excessive overrules as clarified in the Friend at Court. This guideline states "Once a player has been overruled for a second time in a match, they will be cautioned that after another overrule, they will be penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct under the point penalty system."
ATTENTION ALL SPECTATORS
(INCLUDES PARENTS, COACHES, RELATIVES, FRIENDS, ETC.)
In an effort to promote a more enjoyable and fair experience for all, the following policy is in immediate
force and effect, and shall be diligently and stringently enforced. USTA Texas has implemented a “ZERO
TOLERANCE” policy for improper behavior.
1. Any attempt by a spectator to speak to the official in an abusive or disrespectful manner
regarding a line call or other ruling during match play shall be cause for immediate removal from
the playing area and, if warranted, from the premises.
2. Any spectator behavior deemed unacceptable towards a player, other spectator or staff member
shall be cause for immediate removal from the playing area or the entire premises. If said
behavior is directed towards a player, either before, during or after a tournament, it shall result in
an automatic and immediate suspension of that spectator’s right to attend USTA Texas
tournaments, for a period of time to be determined by the USTA Texas Discipline and Grievance
3. Refusal to adhere to a removal request shall trigger immediate enforcement of the point penalty
system against the player with whom the spectator is involved (per point penalty system
regulations), including possible immediate default from the tournament.
4. The On-Site Official is the SOLE judge regarding unacceptable behavior.
Inappropriate umpire/spectator communication, whether it be about a ruling or any other facet of a
tennis event is prohibited while a match is in pro
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Youth Tennis Texas Website:
For more information on Challenger, CMZ, or SCMZ schedules, and "Junior Know The Rules," please visit www.youthtennistexas.com
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Sunday, November 1, 2020 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: 809675320 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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