Notes:Tournament will be held on six outdoor hard courts at Cornell's Reis Tennis Center (230 Pine Tree Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850) as well as six outdoor hard courts at Ithaca College's Wheeler Tennis Courts (161 Lyceum Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850). The Reis Tennis Center's six indoor hard courts will be used for rain back up.
Tournament Check In:
On site check in will be held on Friday, June 30th between 3-7 PM at Reis Tennis Center. If a player is unable to make it by 7 pm on Friday, please notify Arthur Falkson in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make sure to provide complete contact information when you register for the tournament.
The USTA Legal Department has determined that they cannot provide contact information to tournament directors unless the customer provides the contact information during the registration process. If you don't provide an e-mail address and/or telephone number when you register for this tournament we will be unable to notify you about any important changes that may occur in the tournament.
To enter into the doubles draw all players must indicate their partner in the applicant list or email email@example.com after the selection process is complete but prior to Thursday, June 29th at 5 PM. Once both players confirm by email that they'll play together the doubles team will be entered. Players who do not confirm their partners by the deadline of June 29th at 5 PM will not be included in the doubles draw.
USTA does not permit giving out contact information without permission, but we'll be happy to forward emails to players accepted into the singles draw who you want to contact about doubles.
USTA Release Form
At check-in you are required to submit a signed USTA Release form. Forms will be available on-site at check-in, or you may print a copy of the USTA National Junior Championship Release. Players whose parents will not accompany them to the tournament will need to bring the signed release with them.
USTA Junior Player Oath
All players must abide by the USTA Junior Player Oath as follows:
"I recognize that tennis is a sport that places the responsibility for fair play on me. I promise to abide by the rules of the game, which require me to give the benefit of the doubt to my opponent. At all times I shall strive to compete with the true spirit of sportsmanship, recognizing that my behavior on the court is a direct reflection of my character. Whether my matches end with my victory or defeat, I promise to conduct myself in a way that honors my opponents, those who support me, and the game of tennis."
The singles draw size will be 64 players and doubles will be 32 teams.
Draw Format: Feed in Consolation through Round of 16 with a Quarterfinal Consolation Draw. The quarterfinal losers will be fed into a separate draw to playoff for 5th and 6th place (a 7th place match will not be scheduled). The FIC is part of the tournament and participation is mandatory for all singles main draw players.
Main draw and 3/4 playoff: Two out of three full tiebreak sets; regular scoring.
Consolation: Two out of three tiebreak sets with a Match Tiebreaker in lieu of the 3rd set; regular scoring.
Players will be entitled to a 3 minute rest period after splitting sets and before playing the Match Tiebreak and a 10 minute break between the second and full third set. These rest periods (ten-minute or three-minute) are the only times during any match when coaching is allowed.
Draw Format: Single elimination with 3/4 playoff
Match format: 6-game set; no-ad scoring with a (7 point) end-of-set Tiebreak played at 6-6.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF PLAY (*subject to change)
Below is a tentative schedule of matches to be played each day. Please note that this schedule is subject to change if there's rain and players should check the tournament page for updated match times.
Saturday, July 1
Singles Main Draw: Round of 64 (first round), Round of 32 (second round)
Singles Consolation Draw: Round 1
Sunday, July 2
Singles Main Draw: Round of 16 and Quarterfinals
Singles Consolation Draw: Round 2, Round 3 Qualifier
Doubles: Round of 32 (first round)
Monday, July 3
Singles Main Draw: Semifinals
Singles Consolation Draw: Round 3, Quarterfinals
Doubles: Round of 16 and Quarterfinals
Tuesday, July 4
Singles Main Draw: Finals, 3/4 Playoff
Quarterfinals Playoff: Semifinals, Finals
Singles Consolation Draw: Semifinals, Finals
Doubles: Semifinals, Finals, 3/4 playoff
Practice courts will be available free of charge to tournament participants.
The Reis Tennis Center indoor and outdoor courts will be available on Friday, June 30th between 11:30 AM and 1 PM as well as from 3-7 PM. On July 1-4 practice courts will be available at Reis between 8-9 AM. All courts will be available on a first come, first serve basis with up to four players to a court.
Other practice court options before and during the tournament:
Ithaca College Wheeler Tennis Courts (161 Lyceum Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850).
Cornell north campus public courts at Appel Commons (186 Cradit Farm Dr., Ithaca, NY 14853).
Ithaca High School public courts (1401 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY 14850).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for contact information of available hitting pros.
Multiple Singles Entries are Allowed.
When entries close, a player may be entered in up to two age divisions of up to four USTA National Level 2 Tournaments .
NOTE: TennisLink will process all older age divisions first, so if you don't want to play in the older division, do not enter it!
If you don't want to play at a particular site, don't enter because if you are selected, you cannot withdraw to play at another more desirable site.
The TennisLink selection program shall select players in the order in which their names appear on the most recently published (June 7, 2017) National Standings List of the division.
Seeding will be completed using the National Standing List published June 21, 2017.
Alternates Published by TennisLink
Players who have not been selected after all four USTA National Level 2 Tournament draws have been filled shall be placed in alternate pools at all concurrent USTA National Level 2 Tournaments for which the players indicated a preference by the TennisLink selection system, except that a player that has entered two age divisions and has not been accepted into the older age division will only appear on the alternate lists of the younger age division.
On-site alternates may sign-in at the Reis Tennis Center tournament desk Saturday morning, July 1 starting at 8 AM. Sign-in will close at 8:45 AM.
Once the USTA Selection is made, no refunds will be distributed unless a player has previously received written authorization to enter concurrent tournaments from each Tournament Committee, in which case the player is entitled to a refund from the tournament that will not be played..
USTA SUSPENSION POINTS:
Any withdrawal (other than for previously authorized entry into concurrent tournaments) that does not meet the written verification requirements described below by the last scheduled day of the tournament (and, in the case of personal circumstances, has also been approved as a personal circumstance by the Referee) will result in the player being levied suspension points and any match that is not played will be coded as a Default.
WRITTEN VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR WITHDRAWALS DUE TO INJURY, ILLNESS OR PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCE:
• Illness or Injury: The required written verification of an injury or illness must be from a medical professional and must be received by the tournament no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament.
• Personal Circumstance: If the player is withdrawing because of a personal circumstance, the player must deliver a written description of the situation no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament and the Referee will determine whether the situation is a personal circumstance.
Wilson US Open Extra Duty will be used. New balls will be issued if players split sets in main draw singles matches.
Eligibility requirements for USTA National Junior Tournaments
Seeding Criteria for USTA National Tournaments
Multiple Entries and Selection Process for USTA National Tournaments
Entry Fee Refund Policy for USTA Junior National Tournaments
USTA - Boys' 16 Doubles; Boys' 16 Singles