Notes:It is our philosophy at Northwestern to give everyone a chance to play. However, if all draws are exceptionally large we may have to limit draws to 16 participants per draw. Again, we will do our best not to limit the draws!
LocationThe tournament will be held INDOORS at the Combe Tennis Center, 2311 Campus Drive. The Center is adjacent to the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion. Take Sheridan Road to Lincoln; head east on Lincoln (turns into N Campus Drive). Entrance to the facility is on your left just past the parking garage. Please note that you will need to purchase a parking pass to park on campus before 4pm Friday. After 4pm, and on weekends, parking is free.
If we do need to limit the draws, selections will be made based on ranking. Midwest rankings will be used first, followed by district rankings.
First Match Times
Draws and match times will be available early Thursday morning. If you have any conflicts we will do our best to work around them, but you must notify the tournament director of this conflict BEFORE the draws close. Play may start at 4pm on Friday.
Withdraws/Midwest Suspension Point System
If you need to withdraw while registration is still open, please go to our homepage and in the left margin click on "Edit Registration" and proceed to withdraw. No reason is necessary while the registration is still open. If registration has closed and tournament has not begun yet, please email the tournament director and list the reason for withdraw. If tournament has begun, please call the tournament director. REMEMBER when withdrawing from a USTA event once the selections have been made, the only reasons that are accepted by the USTA Referee without incurring FIVE (5) suspension points are injury, illness or family emergency. Having a soccer game, a family dinner, or not feeling like playing the consolation are not accepted reasons.
Signing Up for Two Events/Midwest Suspension Point System
USTA/Midwest Section Suspension Point System The USTA Code of Conduct and Suspension Point System is in effect. You are expected to play the entire event as scheduled. The USTA/Midwest Section Junior Competition Committee has adopted a new Suspension Point System. All players will be given FIVE (5) suspension points for entering two or more tournaments that take place at the same time, in whole or in part, unless each Tournament Committee involved agrees with the multiple entries in writing. This applies to all players who signed up for the tournament including alternates.
USTA Contact Information
Procedure for tournament registration: because of Privacy Laws, your contact information from USTA membership doesn't show up in the Tournament Directors' software anymore. Only what you indicate during the registration process shows up. We have no way of contacting you if you leave these areas blank. For instance, your opponent is sick. You may make an extra trip here and not need to. You must indicate all phone numbers, home, cell (a must!), work and your email address on each registration, EACH and EVERY time, for each and every tournament you register for.
The number of players seeded shall equal a power of two (for example 2,4,8,16,32). The maximum ratio of players seeded shall be one in three, except that any draw may have two seeds. No more seeded players at #'s 5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15, etc. For reference Friends of Court 2010, Page 73, FAC Comment II.A-1
Refunds will not be given after the draws have closed.
Winners and finalists will receive trophies. A sportsmanship winner will also be designated.
Please contact tournament directorJennifer Lutgert with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. USTA - Boys' 12 Singles; Boys' 16 Singles; Girls' 12 Singles