Notes:LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED INTO THIS TOURNAMENT.
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO REGISTER
Online registration is required and needs to be COMPLETED before the entry deadline. In the case of a problem, contact the USTA MV Junior Competition Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913.322.4832. If calling, be sure to leave a voicemail. The time stamp on the email or the voicemail needs to be before the entry deadline.
Entries close on Saturday, June 3, but selection for the event will not be completed until after the finish of the Super in order to include those results in the selection process. Again, the registration deadline for this event is Saturday, June 3.
PUBLISHING OF THE DRAWS
Draws will be published Friday, June 9 after the doubles deadline has closed. We appreciate your patience.
This event will be played at the Plaza Tennis Center: 4747 JC Nichols Parkway, Kansas City, MO.
On Friday of the tournament a few matches in the BG12-14 divisions will be played at Rockburst University(1100 Rockburst Rd.,KCMO). The matches to be played at Rockhurst will be labeled RU on the draw.
Sweet 16 will be tiered with the BG12-14 divisions beginning play on Tuesday, June 13 and finishing on Friday, June 17. The 13-16 playoff matches will complete the tournament on Thursday, June 15.
The BG16-18 divisions will begin play on Thursday, June 16 and finish on Sunday, June 18. The 13-16 playoff matches will complete the tournament on Saturday, June 17.
The first day of play for all divisions will be a doubles-only day.
CHECK IN: Location TBD
BG12-14: Tuesday, June 13 from 11:30AM-1:30PM
BG16-18: Thursday, June 15 from 3PM-5PM
Section: Level 1; National: Level 3
The singles draw is limited to 16 players. The doubles draw is limited to 8 teams.
Selection for this event will take place after the conclusion of the June Super.
The quarterfinalists from Super #2 that register and remain age eligible will gain entry into the Sweet 16. SUPER QUALIFIERS MUST STILL REGISTER FOR THE TOURNAMENT BEFORE THE ENTRY DEADLINE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SELECTION.
The remaining spots will be selected off the most recent USTA MV Standing List that is published prior to the draws being made.
Seeding for this tournament will based on the most recent USTA Junior Ratings list. The rating list will be published to the homepage for your reference. For more information on Junior Ratings please visit: www.usta.com/junior_ratings
The Singles Champion of this tournament will qualify for acceptance into the USTA National Championship held in August (hard courts), provided they submit a timely national entry and remain age eligible.
The singles finalists of Sweet 16 will be placed at the top of the USTA Missouri Valley endorsement list into the National Championships.
The Doubles Champions of the BG14-16 events will earn a spot into the USTA National Doubles Championship, provided they submit a timely national entry and remain age eligible.
Entering Multiple Age Divisions
For tournaments with limited draw sizes, players may register online before the entry deadline for 2 age divisions. Unless otherwise notified at email@example.com, the player will be placed in the older age division. The player will be removed from the alternates list from the age division in which they were not selected. Should a player not qualify for either age division, the player will be placed on the alternates list for the younger age division. Players cannot be listed on the alternates list for more than one age division.
Sweet 16 Doubles
Players must play the same age division in singles and doubles.
Doubles Registration Procedure:
Players must play the same age division in singles and doubles, but you do not have to be in the singles draw to play doubles.
There are two ways in which a team will be placed in the doubles draw.
1. If both members of the team sign up with each other online, and both have gained entry into singles they will be placed on the draw at the time of singles selection. BOTH partners must have indicated each other as partners to be considered. If both signed up together online, but one of the players did not make the singles draw, it will be necessary to follow step 2 below to confirm your registration
2. After on-line singles registration closes, a team may be placed in the draw by contacting the tournament director (information above) with your partner’s information by 12:00 PM on the Friday before the start of the tournament. Both partners need to contact the tournament director to verify the team. If both players do not confirm with the tournament director, the team will not be accepted into the draw. Again, if you registered for doubles correctly in step 1, but one player did not make the singles draw, please confirm with the tournament director that you would still like to be considered for doubles only. If you do not confirm, it will be assumed that you do not wish to play doubles.
If you do not have a partner, email the tournament director by the above deadline(Friday, June 9 @ 12PM)and let them know you would like to be placed into the blind draw.
Please make every effort to secure a partner and register correctly prior to the entry deadline. This requires your partners USTA number upon registration.
No late entries will be accepted after the 12PM deadline
Players who are accepted into the singles draw off the alternate list will only be allowed into the doubles draw if the player they are replacing was in the doubles draw.
WITHDRAWALS & REFUNDS
Before the Entry Deadline: Withdrawals done before the entry deadline need to be done through the online registration process. Click on the "Withdraw" link in the Edit Registration box on the right hand side of the homepage to complete. Your credit card will not be charged. Click on the "Locate Confirmation Number" link if you have misplaced the confirmation number.
AFTER THE ENTRY DEADLINE
Withdrawals occurring after the entry deadline need to be emailed to the tournament director at the email address above. Refunds are not given for withdraws that happen in the 6 days before the start of the event. Written verification must be provided by a medical professional by the last scheduled day of the tournament for a withdrawal due to illness or injury. A written description of the situation must be provided by the last scheduled day of the tournament for a withdrawal due to personal circumstance/emergency. The tournament committee will determine whether the situation is a personal circumstance/emergency. Failure to provide documentation will result in Suspension Points.
This tournament will provide indoor backup in the instance of inclement weather. If matches are moved indoors, an additional fee of $10 per player per match will be charged. Inclement weather causes problems for everyone. Please be patient and understanding while alternate plans are being made.
Players who applied for entry into the tournament but were not accepted into the draw may choose to be an on-site alternate. On-site alternates will be listed in the order in which their names appear on the USTA MV Standing List that was used for selection. On-site alternates MUST be on site for the first round of the age division for which they are an on site alternate.
All main draw singles matches (including 3rd and 4th playoff) will play best of three tiebreak sets. All consolation singles matches will play a best of three tiebreak sets with a 10 point tiebreak in lieu of the third set. All doubles matches will play an 8 game Pro Set with a 7 point tiebreak if the score reaches 8 all.
T-SHIRTS & PLAYER BAGS
Each player will receive a player bag upon check in. The bag will include a Sweet 16 t-shirt. T shirt sizes are available on a first come, first served basis. We do our best to accommodate your request but please note you are not guaranteed the size you requested upon registration.
The Missouri Valley recognizes good sportsmanship at our events. You will be asked to sign the Player Oath upon check-in for the tournament. Additionally, throughout the tournament you will be asked to complete a peer evaluation at the conclusion of each singles match to evaluate both yourself and your opponent on their behavior on the court.
At the end of the tournament, the director will select one boy and one girl in each age division as a good sportsman. These players will be recognized on the tournament homepage. You will have the opportunity to vote for a player when filling out your peer evaluation form.
Tennis Warehouse Discount:http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/?from=ustamv
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