THE SUN IS OUT AND THE COURTS ARE DRYING 8:45 UP-DATE
No way around it we will be a little backed up. We will do the best we can . NO SCORING CHANGES. If you have a 9 or 9:30 match please come at 10 am.
Thank you for your understanding
DRAWS ARE HIDDEN WHILE WORING ON MATCH TIMES FOR SATURDAY
DRAWS POSTED MONDAY 9:00pm
Virtual Tournament Desk Registration **MANDATORY FOR ALL PLAYERS** by Nov 17 by 9pm
In response to the COVID-19, we will be using Match Tennis App’s Virtual Tournament Desk technology to help facilitate CDC best practices.
In order to compete in this event, all competitors MUST click the below link to fill out the check-in form, and sign the waiver for this tournament.
DOUBLES DRAWS TO USE ROBIN-ROUND DRAW FORMAT
The men's doubles will use a Round-Robin draw format in divisions with 12 or more team entries. As an example, a division with 16 teams will divide into 4 groups of 4 teams. Each team will play a two out of three set match with a 10-point match tie-break to decide the 3rd set.The team with the best record in each group will advance to the semifinals. This method has been endorsed by the National Senior Men's Tennis Association for tournament play.
Practice Courts Wednesday:
Practice courts will be available Wednesday afternoon on a first come first serve basis. There are no charges for practice courts for players in the tournament. Please call the pro shop at (843)768-2838 for reservations and check in on the back deck for court assignments.
DRAWS WILL BE POST ON MONDAY 11/16 at 5pm
Warm up Courts Thursday- Sunday
Players may go directly to the site before the first match of the day to warm up , which is 8:00am. Hard courts may be available in the afternoon at RBTC and will be used on a first come first serve basis. Additional public courts are located on Johns Island located at 3501 Dunmovin Dr., 29455. There are 6 public courts (hard) there and is approximately 20 minutes away from Kiawah.
As you make your way to the Charleston area, please keep these items in mind. These guidelines are in place in the area due to Covid.
1. Please wear a mask when on site. The players will take their masks off when they get to court. If you need to get an Official both player must put there masks back on while they are communicating with the Official on court. If the player needs to take a bathroom break they must put their mask on to travel to and from the toilet.
2 The rules of Southern are no water or ice will be provided at the sites. This is for the health and safety of the players.
3 Please bring a chair and umbrella to help insure proper social distancing. We can not guarantee the safety of any seating that is on site.
4 All matches will be called through the Match Tennis App. Starting Wednesday afternoon we will be sending updates through MTA. If you do not sign up by noon on 11/18 you will miss out on this information. Make sure the cell number you sign up with will be with the player. On match day, You will receive a text to the phone number you signed up with on the app. Please tap on the link to confirm you are heading to court. At the end of the match, the last text you received has a link to report your score. Then proceed to the tournament desk to drop off the balls and confirm scores.
Thank you for choosing to play in this tournament. We appreciate that you are sharing your weekend with us.
Sites: Kiawah and Seabrook Island
We are using TWO sites during the tournament. It is your responsibility to be on time for your matches. The two match sites are:
Roy Barth Tennis Center (RBTC)
Tournament headquarters located at 2 Sanctuary Beach Dr. , Kiawah Island, SC 29455. Pro Shop: (843)768-2838, Site Director: , Site Referee:
Seabrook Island Racquet Club (SEA)
located at 1701 Long Bend Rd., John's Island, SC 29455. This address will get you to Seabrook Island. Desk Phone: (843) NO PETS are allowed at the Seabrook Island Racquet Club. Site Referee:
FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES TO ENSURE YOU'LL RECEIVE COURT ASSIGNMENTS VIA TEXT (Please Click Link To Read)
* When setting up your Match Tennis App account, all family members should sign in with the same username and password.
* Make sure you add three DIFFERENT contact numbers during the Pre Tournament Virtual Check-In THAT WILL BE ON during the tournament. They all should be cell numbers since messages will be in the form of texts. When you are called to court, all your contact phones will receive the message.
* If you need to add or change contact numbers go to “My Account” in Match Tennis App and click “Completed Waivers” to add or change contact numbers.
Please click the “more info” link to learn how we will be using VTD to keep you SAFE during the tournament:
***ENTRIES are closed 11/11 6pm***
Thank you to everyone for entering. It would be wonderful to always be able to add those who did not sign up on time, but we have to move forward with the business of planning. NO MORE LATE ENTRIES.
Due to the draw sizes matches will start on Thursday 11/19 at 8am. We will start the day with Singles. Please be prepared to play.
Designated Open Sectional 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, Category 3 and select Category 1 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 the year.
Click "more info" for a list related to this new tournament classification.
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This is the USTA -Southern Senior Clay Court Championships. It is a National Category 2, Southern Level 1 and South Carolina Level 1 tournament. We hope you will join us for a great tournament!
Prize Money and Points Information
This tournament is a Nat Cat 2. We will have prize money for the divisions that have 4 or more teams/players. It is open to players from all sections for this year.
Discounted villa rates are available to tournament players during the week of the tournament. One bedroom villas are $125/night, 2 bedroom villas are $159/night, and three bedroom villas are $199/night. Use booking number #17777 to get the discounted rates. and ask for the Southern Seniors Tennis Tournament. Please call 1(800)654-2924.
Players in this year's event will be able to compete in up to a maximum of three events provided that the three events are: Singles , same gender doubles, and Mixed Doubles . Players may play two events if those events are singles and doubles, singles and mixed doubles, doubles and mixed, or two same gender divisions. PLAYERS MAY NOT PLAY TWO MIXED DOUBLES
Nearest Airport: Charleston International- 45 minutes away Nearest City: Charleston, 25 miles ( 45 minutes)
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Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Sunday, November 8, 2020 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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