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MTC - National L3 - May

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Monday, May 8, 2017
Midlothian Tennis Club 3650 Brandermill Pkwy MidlothianVA  23112
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Monday, May 8, 2017
Midlothian Tennis Club 3650 Brandermill Pkwy MidlothianVA  23112

About This Activity

Division: G(16 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,FIC-R16; G(16 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )d,SE

Notes:Clubs address is:
3650 Brandermill Parkway, Midlothian VA 2311
Phone: 804.763.6006 * Website: www.midlothiantennis.com

DIRECTIONS:
I-95 South, Exit 79 towards I-195 S/Powhite Parkway, Merge onto I-195 S, Take VA-76 S/Powhite Parkway, Merge onto VA-288 S towards US-360/Amelia, Merge onto Hull Street Road/US-360 towards Amelia, Turn right at light onto Old Hundred Road - follow down to circle intersection follow around make 3rd right onto Brandermill Parkway, Follow to entrance on right to Brandermill Country Club - Tennis courts are located in the back. Look for big green building.

HOTEL INFORMATION:
Sleep Inn & Suites Harbour Pointe (3.5 miles/5-10 minutes from tournament site) - 6451 Bayside Lane, Midlothian, VA 23112 (804) 639-3500
Other Area Hotels
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (2 miles/10 minutes from site) - 5030 W. Village Green Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112 (804) 744-7303
Hampton Inn (10-15 minutes from site) - 3620 Price Club Blvd., Midlothian, VA 23112 (804) 675-0000
Super 8 Motel (10-15 minutes from site) - 10300 Hull Street Road, Midlothian VA 23112 (804) 276-3900
Eligibility

USTA Membership

Membership in the USTA is required to compete in all USTA National Championships, USTA National Doubles Championships, USTA National Level 2 Tournaments, USTA National Level 3 Tournaments, Additional USTA Junior National Tournaments, USTA National Spring Team Championships, USTA National Team Championships, USTA Intersectional Team Championships, and USTA Zone Team Championships. All US juniors must be in good standing with the USTA to enter ITF Tournaments and USTA International Tournaments, which includes USTA Membership.

Age Eligibility

The USTA uses a "month of birth" age eligibility rule for junior players competing in USTA sanctioned tournaments. This rule applies to all local, District, Sectional, and National USTA sanctioned tournaments – it does not apply to USTA International Tournaments and ITF Tournaments. Junior players may continue to play in the 12, 14, 16 and 18 age divisions until the month they turn 13, 15, 17, or 19, respectively.
USTA International Tournaments and ITF Tournaments use a "year of birth" age eligibility rule. Juniors may play the 18s, 16s, 14s or 12s division until the year in which they turn 13, 15, 17, or 19 respectively.

Professionals

Professional players who are age eligible may enter and play in all USTA National Championships. USTA International Tournaments and ITF Tournaments are governed by ITF Regulations and allow professional players to play. All other USTA junior tournaments are limited to amateurs.

Citizenship and Residency Requirements

USTA National Championships, USTA National Doubles Championships, USTA National Level 2 Tournaments, USTA National Level 3 Tournaments, Additional USTA Junior National Tournaments, USTA National Spring Team Championships, USTA National Team Championships, USTA Intersectional Team Championships, and USTA Zone Team Championships shall be open to US citizens and:
· Permanent resident aliens of the United States.
· Diplomats. Aliens who have resided in the United States continuously for more than one year and who are members of families of persons in the diplomatic or consular corps.
· Aliens with Refugee Status. Aliens who have been granted Refugee Status.
· Aliens with Asylee Status. Aliens who have been granted Asylee Status. Aliens with Temporary Protected Status. Aliens who have been granted Temporary Protected Status.
· Aliens with Adjustment Status. Aliens whose I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Resident or Adjust Status) has been accepted for filing.
· British Columbians. Canadian citizens and landed Canadian immigrants who reside in British Columbia, provided that they were USTA members for at least one month during 2010 and so long as they do not allow their USTA memberships to laps for a period of more than six months.
Documents commonly used to support a particular alien status include a permanent resident alien card (green card), Form I-94, or a receipt confirming filing of the I-485.

The citizenship and residency requirements do not apply to USTA International Tournaments and ITF Tournaments.




Seeding Criteria
The following criteria shall be used to do seeding at national junior tournaments.
Number of Seeds

Draw Size Required Number of Seeds
192 or 224 64 Seeds: top 16 seeded numerically;
next 48 seeded alphabetically or by group (17-32, 33-64)*
112 or 128 32 seeds: top 16 seeded numerically next 16 seeded alphabetically*
64 or 96 16 seeds: top 8 seeded numerically; next 8 seeded alphabetically*
32 8 seeds: all seeded numerically
16 4 seeds: all seeded numerically
8 2 seeds: all seeded numerically
*USTA National Championships may seed all players and teams numerically

Singles Seeding Criteria for USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 18 and 16 National Championships

1. Seeding shall be done using the most recently published National Singles Seeding List of the division.
· Players may be moved within major groups (1-4, 5-8, 9-16, 17-32) due to direct wins if players are separated by less than 100 ranking points.
· Players may be moved between major groups due to direct wins if players are separated by less than 50 ranking points.
2. Players with ATP, WTA, ITF and WTA rankings shall also be considered.

3. Players not yet considered for seeding who have ratings within the competitive range of those being considered for seeding, may also be considered for seeding. Additionally a player already under consideration for seeding may be seeded higher or lower if justified by the competitive range of the ratings.

Singles Seeding Criteria for USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 14 and 12 National Championships

Seeding shall be done using the most recently published National Singles Seeding List of the division in the order in which players appear.
· Players may be moved within major groups (1-4, 5-8, 9-16, 17-32) due to direct wins if players are separated by fewer than 100 ranking points.
· Players may be moved between major groups due to direct wins if players are separated by fewer than 50 ranking points.
· Players not yet considered for seeding who have ratings within the competitive range of those being considered for seeding, may also be considered for seeding. Additionally a player already under consideration for seeding may be seeded higher or lower if justified by the competitive range of the ratings.
Singles Seeding Criteria for USTA National Level 2 Tournaments, USTA National Level 3 Tournaments, and Additional USTA Junior National Tournaments

Seeding shall be done using the most recently published National Singles Seeding List of the division in the order in which players appear.
· Players from the National Singles Seeding List of the division may be moved within major groups (1-4, 5-8, 9-16, 17-32) due to direct wins if players are separated by fewer than 100 ranking points.
· Players from the National Singles Seeding List of the division may be moved between major groups due to direct wins if players are separated by fewer than 50 ranking points.
· Players not yet considered for seeding who have ratings within the competitive range of those being considered for seeding, may also be considered for seeding. Additionally a player already under consideration for seeding may be seeded higher or lower if justified by the competitive range of the ratings.
Doubles Seeding Criteria

Seeding shall be done using the most recently published National Individual Doubles Seeding List of the division.
· Teams shall be seeded in the order of their combined standings (For example, Player A holds the no. 1 standing and Player B holds the no. 10 standing. The Team of A&B would have the combined standing of 11).
· Tournament Committees of 18-and-under tournaments may consider for seeding teams with players who have ATP/WTA rankings, ITF rankings, or ITA rankings.
· The Tournament Committee of the USTA National Doubles Championship may consider for seeding teams with players who have ITF rankings.
· Teams may be moved within major groups (1-4, 5-8, 9-16, 17-32) due to direct wins if the teams are separated by fewer than 100 ranking points.
· Teams may be moved between major groups due to direct wins if teams are separated by fewer than 50 ranking points.
USTA National Level 3 Tournaments: Multiple Entries and Selection Process
Multiple Entries: Players Have TWO Options
Players Choose ONE of the Following Options, but NOT Both:
· OPTION 1: Enter any ONE Division of TWO Concurrent USTA National Level 3 Tournaments (this may be a different division in each tournament); OR
· OPTION 2: Enter TWO Divisions of ONE USTA National Level 3 Tournament
Players may PLAY in only ONE division of ONE tournament.
OPTION 1: ONE Division of TWO Concurrent Tournaments
· A player seeking to enter two concurrent USTA National Level 3 Tournament must get permission to enter as set forth in USTA Regulation IV.C.12. This requires a player to request and receive the written permission of both Tournament Committees for the concurrent entry by the time entries close.
· Tournament Committees shall be required to grant permission for concurrent entry when a request is made; however these requests are required - a Tournament Committee may not post a blanket permission for concurrent entry.
· Tournament Committees will publish the selection and alternate lists no later than 2 days after entries close.
· A player accepted into both tournaments shall be required to notify the tournaments no later than 5 days after entries close as to which tournament they will be playing and the player shall be refunded their entry fee (but not the TennisLink administrative fee). Failure to withdraw by the deadline absolves the tournament from which the player is withdrawing from their obligation to refund the entry fee and will result in the assessment of 4 suspension points for withdrawing for reason other than injury, illness, or personal circumstance.
· As a courtesy, a player that is accepted into one tournament and not the other(s) should remove themselves from the alternate list of the other tournament(s) no later than 5 days after entries close. Failure to do so will not result in a penalty.
· If a player has not been accepted into any tournament, they may remain on the alternate lists of all tournaments, but upon acceptance into one, they may not withdraw from that tournament to play in another.
· Under no circumstances may a player after being accepted into one concurrent tournament withdraw and play in another. Doing so shall result in the assessment of 4 suspension points for withdrawing for reason other than injury, illness, or personal circumstance.
Option 2 Procedure: TWO Divisions of ONE Tournament
· When a USTA National Level 3 Tournament includes more than one age division, a player may enter up to two age divisions of that tournament.
· The Tournament Committee shall select players who have entered two divisions in descending age division order: 18; 16; 14; and 12. If a player is entered in two age divisions of a USTA National Level 3 Tournament and is selected into the older division, that player shall not be eligible for selection into the younger division, even if there are openings in the draw at the time of selection or thereafter. If a player is not selected for the older division, that player is eligible for selection in the younger division and is eligible to be an alternate in the younger division but not in the older division.
Selection Process
· Selection: Players are accepted into a USTA National Level 3 Tournament using the most recently published National Standings List as of the date entries close.
· Alternates: Alternates are ordered using the same National Standings List used to select players into the tournament. Players with no National Standing are ordered after players with standing by random drawing. Late entries are placed on the bottom of the alternate list in the order received. Late entries received at the same time are ordered randomly.

Withdrawals and Entry Fee Refunds at USTA National Junior Tournaments
It is a player’s responsibility to immediately take action to withdraw from the tournament should circumstances arise which would not enable a player to compete. Good sportsmanship and the USTA Regulations dictate that a player should never:
• enter a tournament they do not intend to finish
• withdraw from a tournament after entries close unless it is for injury, illness, or personal circumstance
• enter two or more concurrent tournaments without prior written approval from each Tournament Committee

WITHDRAWING FROM A TOURNAMENT:

Prior to Entry Deadline: If entries have not yet closed, a player may withdraw by going to the tournament’s USTA TennisLink Home Page - the same web page that the player registered for the tournament. Once in the system, click on the "Register Now" text in red. When taken to the next page, click on "Withdraw" on the left hand side of the screen. You will need your confirmation number from your original registration to withdraw. Because your credit card will not be charged prior to the entry deadline, no refund needs to be made. If you cannot locate your confirmation number, contact linkteam@usta.com.

Previously Authorized Entries into Concurrent Tournaments: If a player has previously received written approval to enter concurrent tournaments from each Tournament Committee, the player must immediately notify the Tournament Director and/or Referee to let them know which tournament the player has chosen to play.

After Entry Deadline: Immediately contact the tournament if to withdraw from the tournament - telephone numbers and email addresses of the Tournament Director and/or Referee will be posted on the tournament’s USTA TennisLink Home Page. Players must also fulfill the written verification requirements described below if the withdrawal is for injury, illness, or personal circumstance and the player wants to avoid being levied USTA Suspension Points.
ENTRY FEE REFUND:

Player is Not Accepted Into Tournament: If a player has previously paid an entry fee and is not accepted into the tournament, the player is entitled to a refund. Generally, in USTA National Junior Tournaments, no player is charged an entry fee until tournament selection is done and the acceptance list is published to the tournament website. The TennisLink processing fee paid in addition to the entry fee is not refundable.

Previously Authorized Entries into Concurrent Tournaments: If a player has previously received written authority to enter concurrent tournaments from each Tournament Committee, the player is entitled to a refund from the tournament(s) that will not be played. The TennisLink processing fee paid in addition to the entry fee is not refundable.

Other Withdrawal After the Entry Deadline: Players who withdraw after the entry deadline for any reason other than a previously autorized entry into concurrent tournaments are not entitled to a refund.

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.


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