Both Connecticut and Massachusetts have updated their travel orders. All tournament players who intend to participate in an upcoming tournament must ensure they are following the applicable state travel restrictions in deciding whether or not to enter and attend events, and that orders for MA and CT now include restrictions with respect to RI. In some cases, you may be required to either quarantine for 14 days or submit a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of travel.
COVID-19 Return to Tournament Play
As we navigate this unprecedented time, all players are expected to adhere to the guidelines set forth by each tournament facility. Tournament Directors are expected and have agreed to follow state and local government guidelines to ensure a safe environment for all players and spectators. All directors have been asked to be on the premise for the duration of the match. In the case this cannot take place, the TD MUST have a USTANE authorized representative who can act as the director. An authorized representative is someone that runs tournaments and is SafePlay approved. Additionally, all TDs have been asked to keep track of when players and their guests arrive and when they leave.
Below you will find facility guidelines and reminders in addition to the USTA return to tournament play guidelines, and player recommendations and reminders that must be adhered to.
[Important Note - COVID-19]
- The Tournament Directors reserve the right to ask you to leave the facility if proper guidelines are not being followed.
[Mandatory Protocol - COVID-19]
MANDATORY: Each player must complete this liability waiver (link) upon registration.
MANDATORY: If a player, chaperone, or guest develops symptoms, you must contact the Tournament Director at the event in which you played.
[Facility Guidelines - COVID-19]
Note: state and local government guidelines will be enforced. Guidelines:
- Players should wear a mask when they are not on the court.
- One player will be designated to maintain the scorecards.
[USTA Return to Tournament Recommendations - COVID-19]
You can review the return to tournament play recommendations.
[USTA Official Guidelines]
You can review the officiating return to play recommendations
Nattional points and NE sectional points: M55 singles and
Player Selection Type
NE designated points: M65, 75, 80, 85 singles and doubles
If there are more than 8 entries, singles play for the 65, 75, 80
and 85 events will start THURSDAY. Doubles matches will start
Saturday unless there are draws of more than 8 teams. In those
cases, the first round of doubles can start Friday. The 55 singles
draw typically plays two rounds on one of the tournament
A backdraw is held for all events.
The notes below will be updated as information becomes available -
please check back!
If you are traveling from a state on the Massachusetts travel
ban/advisory list due to coronavirus -- updated weekly -- (Rhode
Island, and any state beyond New York and New Jersey as of Aug. 7),
you must quarantine in MA for 14 days prior to the tournament or
provide a negative Covid-10 test result for a test taken within 72
hours of the start of the tournament.
DRESS CODE: Suitable tennis attire is required and shirts with
sleeves must be worn. Tennis shoes must be worn at all times on the
courts (no bare feet). Unacceptable: Cut-off shorts, running
shorts, bathing suits, tank tops and t-shirts (other than those
specifically designed as tennis wear, i.e. solid colors with no
print other than club or manufacturer's logo or accent).
ONE RECOMMENDED INN: Best Western Concord has rooms with breakfast
included. If you say you are an AAA member, you will get a 15%
discount. Call 978-369-6100 to make a reservation..
Lunches are available at the snack bar near the courts. Due to the
pandemic, a lunch of some kind, not necessarily a buffet, will be
provided for players on Saturday.
Consolation format will be regular scoring except a 10-Point Match
Tiebreak will be used in lieu of a full 3rd set.
All singles matches will use single sticks. There will be playoffs
for 3rd and 4th places, depending on the size of the draw.
Prizes to the winners and finalists.
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 Monday, August 10, 2020 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: 450080320 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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