We will start Day 1 with doubles at both sites.
PLEASE IND-Indianapolis aprox. 120 minutes.
The tennis club cannot be seen from the street. Please give yourself plenty of time to find us and use the directions posted on our website as Mapquest/Yahoomaps/GPS systems are often incorrect since the Trotwood connector went in. There will be NO check-in on Thursday so you can enjoy the holiday with your family. But PLEASE do check-in 30 minutes before your match to hand in your completed form 2011 National USTA Medical Release and get your shirt.
Players accepted into the draw are listed under competitors once the national office has made the selections. We will order the alternates within 48 hours of their selections and will contact them if/when a spot become available for them. Withdrawals must be via email with a reason listed. We may ask for a doctor's note for withdrawals less than 48 hours in advance. Once selections have been made there will be no refunds.
SCHEDULE OF PLAY/BALLS/START TIMES/DVD RECORDINGS/Complimentary Internet
Play will start at 8am and start times will be posted above left under "Future Match Info" once they are available . The singles front draw will play two rounds, the back one on the first day, then we will play two rounds of doubles. Day two both frount and back draws of singles will play two rounds and we will play one round of doubles. Day 3 the front draw will play the finals and 3/4 play-off while the consolation plays the quarters and semis, and the finals of the doubles will play. (The back draw matches are required.) Singles front draw will paly the best 2 out of three full sets. Consolation matches will play a 10-Point Match Tiebreak in lieu of a 3rd set. Doubles will be an 8 game Pro Set with a 7-Point Tiebreak at 8 games all. U.S. Open/Wilson Tennis Balls will be use with new balls in the front draw in the event of split sets. We will post the start times followed by W:=second match time if they win (or) L:=second match time if they lose. These times are subject to change based on withdrawals/defaults/long matches etc. but we hope this will help you to plan your weekend. Please do not call the club for your start times, our desk staff will not give out times. We will be recording all matches on DVD, the first person to ask for it will get it unless both people ask before the match is over in which case we will make a copy. Singles matches are $40.00, doubles matches will be $20.00, with subsequent dvd's being discounted. We do broadcast complimentary internet in our lobby.
Hitting Lessons/Practice Courts
If you want a tennis professional to practice or warm-up hitting lessons are available for $32.00 a half hour, call the club to schedule one. Players can reserve practice courts, but please wait until First Match Start times are posted. If you call let the staff know that you are part of the tournament and should receive a discounted court fee of $13.00 per half hour or $26 per hour. Practice courts must be paid over the phone by using a Visa or Master Card there are no refunds.
Point Penalty System will be enforced
IF YOU ARE LATE THE POINT PENALTY SYSTEM WILL BE ENFORCED, THERE IS NO GRACE PERIOD. All players should check-in 30 minutes early. When you check-in players must have their shoes on and be dressed and ready to play.
Proper Attire is required. The top and bottom of your outfit must meet when your arms are at rest. No bare midriffs, spaghetti straps, tank tops, alcohol or drug words, if it is objectionable you will have to change before going on the court which could incur a point penalty for the time violation.
Ordered alternates and up to date alternate status are listed under alternates by event. If you are one of the top 5 alternates in the last 48 hours please e-mail to either 1. Let me know you are no longer interested in coming or 2. e-mail with a contact number where I can reach you between the hours of 7am and 11pm. On-site alternates get a chance to play if there is a late withdrawal/no show. If you would like to register as an on-site alternate please e-mail 24 hours in advance to let us know you intend to come. An on-site alternate reports to the tournament desk before the first matches, which means before 8am for this event, and registers with us. If there is more then one on-site alternate who registered for the tournament present, you will be placed in order as per Friend at Court.
SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD/Point Penalty System/ Suspension Points We will have 1 Sportsmanship award. Our roving officials will make recommendations, and the winner will be posted to this website. The Point Penalty System will be enforced for lateness, use of a Deity (God, Jesus, Christ, etc.), cussing, as well as abuse of racquet, ball, and/or the facility. Suspension points will be given for unsportsmanlike conduct, which includes misconduct at the hotel, as well as for no shows. No grace period or warnings will be given.
Things to know
We have a limited supply of ice. Please fill up your cooler and water jug before you come each day. Use the cubbies under the lobby tv for your racquet bag so you know exactly where to find it. Two chairs are on each court. Check-in is 30 minutes before each match except for 8am matches who may check in 15 minutes early. We will start giving out the balls and assigning the courts before 8am. You must have your shoes on and be ready to go on the court when you check-in. When we call you if you are not ready you can be penalized under the USTA point penalty system for the delay. We do our best to keep this event moving and on time. Please remember that per Friend at Court late penalties start at match time for all players scheduled for that time as long as 1 court is available. Draws will be updated on line throughout the day. Racquet stringing will be available on site for $15.00 if you have your string, we will also have a selection of string available at varying prices.
USTA CODE OF CONDUCT
Players cannot enter two or more tournaments, matches, or exhibitions scheduled to take place at the same time, in whole or in part, unless each Tournament Committee involved approves the multiple entries in writing. (THE NATIONAL OPENS COUNT AS ONE TOURNAMENT AND YOU DO NOT NEED PERMISSION TO REGISTER FOR MULTIPLE AGE DIVISIONS OR SITES. Entering Two Divisions
) Players who disregard this rule will be assessed 5 suspension points. Players who receive 10 or more suspension points during a 12-month period will be suspended for twelve consecutive weeks from competing in any USTA sanctioned event.
rev 9/18/11 USTA - Girls' 14 Doubles; Girls' 14 Singles