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.
Designated OpenSectional Championship
In light of the global
COVID-19 pandemic, the USTA family would like to encourage local play as
opposed to traveling to play national tournaments. With this in mind,
we’ve reclassified the remaining Super Category 2, Category 2, and Category 3
National Tournaments as Designated Open Sectional Championships.
These Designated Open
Sectional Championships will have National Category 2 point allocation for the
players. The participants will have the opportunity to earn national
points while playing at the sectional level.
At this time, the
remaining Category 1 Tournaments will continue to be rescheduled for later in
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All international players need to register for a USTA account to enter in this event - here is the link for non-U.S Citizens players to register for a USTA account - https://www.usta.com/en/home/account/create-account.html
IPIN sign up link - http://ipin.itftennis.com
It is required that all American players competing in 2020 USTA Category 1 and Super Category 2 events with ITF status register for an ITF IPIN. Registration with the ITF is now free from November 1st, 2019. Players must register at http://ipin.itftennis.com and click on ‘Sign up now’ to obtain an ITF IPIN number before the tournament begins.
NEW REQUIREMENT FOR SENIOR INTERNATIONAL SELECTION
ATTENTION: All players intending on applying to play for Team USA for the Senior International World Championships.
The United States Olympic Committee and the USTA are requiring all athletes representing the United States at international competitions to comply with the Safe Play program.
The Safe Play program is the United States Olympic Committee’s initiative to recognize, reduce and respond to misconduct in sport.
There is no cost to the player to complete the process
To begin the process, please visit www.usta.com/safeplay and select “Get Approved.”
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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]
- Depending on the number of registered players, Tournament Directors reserve the right to cap the number of participants.
- Tournament Directors reserve the right to ask you to leave the facility if proper guidelines are not being followed.
- One chaperone or guest can accompany a player to a tournament. This is Tournament Director discretion.
[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.
- If playing at an indoor facility, chaperones/guests will be asked to leave the facility while the match is being played.
- Players, guests, and chaperones will be asked to wear a mask while they are not on the court and where physical distance cannot be maintained.
- If playing at an indoor facility, you will be asked to leave the building in between matches.
- Each player will be given their own can of balls.
- Bring plenty of water as fountains will be off limits.
- If changing sides, make sure to do so on opposite sides of the net.
- One player will be designated to maintain the scorecards if scorecards are available at the tournament site.
- Bathroom situation outline
- If you do not intend to have scorecards available what will your protocol be?
[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
Guilford Racquet Club has 6 indoor and 6 outdoor courts newly
resurfaced. The club has men's & women's locker rooms with
*If you are traveling to Connecticut from a state that is
identified on our travel ban list you MUST quarantine for 14 days
prior to the event. For an updated list of states that are on this
list please visit: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/travel
More info about the other senior slams:
Tournament Suggested Hotels:
Madison Beach Hotel $$$ 6mi away contact 855-680-3239
Holiday Inn Express $ in Branford, 6 mi away contact
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, August 20, 2020 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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