USTA National Selection Tournament - November

Friday, November 25, 2016 - Monday, November 28, 2016
Reffkin Tennis Center 50 S Alvernon Way TucsonAZ  85711
Friday, November 25, 2016 - Monday, November 28, 2016
Reffkin Tennis Center 50 S Alvernon Way TucsonAZ  85711

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Division: BG(12 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,FIC-R16; BG(12 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )d,SE

Due to a new policy from the USTA’s legal department, tournament directors will no longer have access to phone numbers and email addresses of the tournament participants unless the player re-enters their contact information at time of event registration. This means that if a player does not enter their phone and email information each time they register for a tournament, the tournament director cannot contact them for any reason, including withdrawals, defaults, byes, rain delays, etc. Your cooperation will ensure that tournaments can continue to communicate necessary information to you. Thank you.


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Reffkin Tennis Center welcomes the 2016 USTA National Selection Tournament Boys’ & Girls’ 12s to Tucson, Arizona!

We know you have many options for your tournament participation and we SINCERELY appreciate you choosing to come to our event. We hope that you have the BEST experience!!


Matches will start at 8:00 AM on Friday, November 25th.

Tournament Director:
Meghan Houk

Tournament Referee:
Ed Osnowitz

00) Policy on Videotaping Matches
0) Host Hotel Options
1) Deadlines

2) Tournament Text Alerts
3) Entering Multiple Divisions
4) Southwest Section Overrule Policy
5) Doubles Information
6) Draw and Match Formats
7) Date And Time For Draw To Be Made And Posted
8) Tournament Selection Procedures & Alternates
9) Late Entries Policy
10) Withdrawal/Entry Fee Refund Policy for USTA Junior National Championships
11) How Alternates List Is Ordered
12) Freeze Deadline Information
13) On-Site Alternates
14) Check-In
15) Tournament Schedule ***(Schedule is tentative and subject to change)***
16) Practice Court Reservations
17) Tournament Sites
18) Practice Sites
19) Racquet Stringing
20) Major Airports
21) Enterprise Rental Car
22) Player Waiver Form (Required)
23) Tournament Training Sessions/Private Hitting Sessions
24) Weather
25) Tournament Ball
26) Eligibility Requirements
27) Seeding Method
28) Dress Code
29) Thank You
30) Tournament Committee
31) Elevation in Tucson
32) Average Temperature in November
33) Upcoming Tournaments
34) Sister Tournament - Western States - November 27-29, 2015


00) Policy on Video Taping Matches:
There is no official USTA rule prohibiting taking videos or photos of USTA junior matches. HOWEVER, facilities (public or private) may have policies regarding videos or photos, so you should check with the facility management before taking photos or video on their premises.
Jim Reffkin Tennis Center REQUIRES that you obtain permission from the parent(s) of the other child prior to videotaping a match. If the other child’s parent(s) does NOT agree to you videotaping their child, all videotaping must cease immediately. (This includes cell phones if they can be construed as videotaping)

0) Host Hotel Options:
DoubleTree Hotel at Reid Park
Tournament Player Rate: $99 & Breakfast is Included. Reservations: (520) 881-4200 Mention Group Code "WSJ" for this special rate
For Online Reservations, copy and paste link below into your web browser:
Hotel Address:
445 S. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711
Recently Remodeled 295 Guest Rooms, Pool, 3 Tennis Courts, Fitness Center, Day Spa, Business Center, 10,000 sq. ft. ballroom – Across the street from Jim Reffkin Tennis Center, 2 Championship Golf Courses, and a 3-mile jogging path.
Distance from Reffkin (Main Site): Across Street

La Quinta
(520) 795-0330
102 N. Alvernon WAY
Tucson, AZ 85711
Group name: Reffkin Tennis Center
Room rate: $82/night (includes full breakfast)
Reservation cut-off date: November 16th, 2016

Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa
Rate: $119 (1-2 people), $129 (3-4 people)
Phone Reservations: (800) 722-2500
Email Reservations:
Group Name: Reffkin Tennis Center
245 East Ina Road Tucson, AZ 85704
Distance from Reffkin (Main Site) -- 9 miles
Reservation cut-off date: November 1st

1) Deadlines:
Tournament Registration Deadline – Thursday, October 27th
USTA Player Selection -- USTA should complete the selection process by Wednesday, November 2nd
Doubles & Partner Registration Deadline – Monday, November 14th
Freeze Deadline to contact Tournament Directors (for those players who are in a Regional Tournament AND on the Waiting List for the National Selection) – Wednesday, November 9th at 11:59am ET (16 days before tournament start date)

2) Tournament Text Alerts:
Text "TucsonUSTA" to the number "84483" to receive USTA National Selection alerts from Reffkin Tennis Center.

3) Entering Multiple Divisions
A player may be entered in up to two age divisions of USTA National Opens when entries close. The TennisLink system will select players for these divisions in the following order: 18s, 16s, 14s, and 12s. If a player is entered in two age divisions and is selected into the older division, that player shall not be eligible for selection into the younger division. 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 the older division.

Additionally, a player may not enter one division in singles and a different division in doubles at sites where two divisions are held.

4) Southwest Section Overrule Policy

5) Doubles Information:
1. All players entered into singles will automatically be entered into doubles as well. If you WOULD NOT like to play doubles, you need to email the tournament director to withdraw from doubles at The deadline to withdraw from doubles is Monday, November 14th. After that all players who have not withdrawn will be assumed to be playing doubles.
2. The deadline to specify a specific partner is Monday, November 14th. If you do not specify a partner or withdraw from doubles by November 14th, you will be randomly assigned a partner of similar ranking (if possible).
3. To register with your doubles partner, you need to email the tournament director your child's name and USTA number along with the name and USTA number of their partner. You must CC: (copy) your doubles partner when you email the tournament director with the pairing.

6) Draw and Match Scoring Formats:
Singles – 64 Draw –Feed-In Championship Though Round of 16 (FIC) Required. The quarterfinal losers will be fed into a separate draw to playoff for 5th and 6th place. – Best of 3 Tiebreak sets with a 10-Point Match Tiebreak in Lieu of a 3rd Set.
Doubles – 32 Draw – Single Elimination (3rd/4th Place Playoffs Required) – 8-Game Pro Set with a 7-Point Tiebreak at 8 games all.

7) Date And Time For Draw To Be Made And Posted
Draw is to be done on Monday, November 21st at the Jim Reffkin Tennis Center in Tucson, AZ. Draw will be made public on Tuesday, November 22nd. All players are instructed to Check-In at their match site 15 minutes prior to their scheduled match times throughout the tournament.

8) Tournament Selection Procedures &Alternates:

9) Late Entries Policy:
Late entries to the National Selection will not be considered for the selection process. Submit your name, USTA #, birthdate, age division, cell phone # and email address to the Tournament Director by calling (520) 791-4896 to be placed at the bottom of the alternate list. Late entry alternates will be placed on the list in the order that they are received after the timely entries on the alternates list.

10) Withdrawal/Entry Fee Refund Policy for USTA Junior National Tournaments
After Entry Deadline:
Immediately contact the tournament to withdraw from the tournament at . Players must also fulfill the written verification requirements described below if the withdrawal is for injury, illness, or personal circumstance if the player wants to avoid being levied USTA Suspension Points.

Withdrawal After the Entry Deadline:
Players who withdraw after the entry deadline for any reason are not entitled to a refund.

11) How Alternates List Is Ordered:
The Tournament Committee shall prepare an alternate list of those players with timely entries not accepted. Alternates shall be ordered using the National Standings List used to accept players into the draw to fill remaining vacancies. Late entrants who are eligible for selection shall be listed below these players by the date and time on which the late entry is made. Late entrants are not ordered by position on the National Standings List.

12) Important Info Regarding National Selection Tournaments – Open Regional Tournaments (Freeze Deadline Information):
Copy and paste the following link for all important information:

13) On-Site Alternates:
Only those players that have gone through the registration process and appear on the alternate list will be considered for on-site alternate substitution. On-site alternates will be considered in the ranking order that they appear on the alternate list. Any alternate player wishing to be an on-site alternate must check in with the desk at the appropriate location, ready to play, 30 minutes prior to the first round commencing. Alternates checking in after the first round has commenced will be placed at the bottom of the on-site alternate list, regardless of ranking.

On-site alternates should report to Reffkin Tennis Center.

14) Check-In:
All players & parents must be present at a MANDATORY MEETING at DoubleTree Hotel Reid Park (445 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ, 85711) on Thursday, November 24th. Player check-in is anytime between 6:00pm and 6:50pm at DoubleTree Hotel Reid Park. Player/parent will turn in their photo waiver form, verify contact info and receive the player gift. There will be a mandatory meeting for players/parents/coaches on Thursday night starting at 7:00pm, ending at 7:30pm at a room TBD at the DoubleTree Hotel Reid Park.
At player registration you will need to do the following: Fill out a USTA waiver form, verify local contact phone number, let us know the hotel you are staying at, and receive player gift and tournament info letter.
If you cannot make it, please email

15) Tournament Schedule ***(Schedule is tentative and subject to change)***
Play will begin 8AM on Friday, November 25th. The tournament will end on Monday, November 28. Please plan to be there for all the scheduled days of the tournament (Nov. 25-28)
(Order of play for each day to be posted soon. Depending on the weather forecast we play doubles first and then singles second.)

16) Practice Courts:
Practice courts available at the facility from 8am to 9pm on Wednesday, November 23rd for free (first come first serve basis for 1.5 hours)
Practice courts available (25 total courts) at the facility from 8am to 8pm on Thursday, November 24th for free. (First come first serve)
During the tournament (Nov. 25-28) courts will be available first come first serve starting an hour before the first round begins. During the tournament there will be no courts available at the facility for practice. See practice site recommendations below (#18)

17) Tournament Sites:
Reffkin Tennis Center (Main Site) – 50 South Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
25 Hard Courts (All Lighted)
Facility and Map Directions:

18) Practice Sites:
Courts will be available during the tournament at these locations:
Himmel Tennis Center (8 courts, 2.6 miles from Reffkin) – 1000 North Tucson Blvd, $2.50/adult, $1/junior
Rincon High School (10 courts, 1.7 miles from Reffkin) – 421 N Arcadia Ave, Free
Catalina Magnet High School (10 courts, 2 miles from Reffkin) – 3645 East Pima Ave, Free
DoubleTree Hotel Reid Park (3 courts, 0.5 miles from Reffkin) – 445 South Alvernon Way, Free
Ft. Lowell Tennis Center (8 courts, 5 miles from Reffkin) – 2900 North Craycroft Road, $2.50/person

19) Racquet Stringing:
Stringer will be onsite at Reffkin Tennis Center during the event:
Reffkin Tennis Center:

20) Major Airports:
Tucson International Airport -- (8 miles from the Tennis Center, approx. 18 min)
7250 S Tucson Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85756
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport -- (115 miles from the Tennis Center, approx. 1 hr & 45 min)
3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85034

21) Enterprise Rental Car
Get a 5% off at the time of booking and 5% off for booking online.
To get this rate copy and paste the link below into your web browser:
Or call and use code: L508634 and Pin: Jim
Enterprise Tucson International Airport: (520) 295-4900
Enterprise Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport: (602) 225-0588
22) Player Waiver/Release Form
All players must complete this form and email to Meghan Houk by Wednesday November 16, 2015 either by email, fax, or mail. Copy and paste the link below into your web browser to download the release form.
Fax: (707)-772-4896
Address: Reffkin Tennis Center, attn: Meghan Houk, 50 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ, 85711

23) Tournament Training Sessions/Private Hitting Sessions:
To set up hitting sessions with the Smith Perry Tennis Academy, contact Ron Smith at (520) 609-4683.
To set up hitting sessions with Reffkin Tennis Center instructors, call the pro shop at (520) 791-4896.

24) Weather:
In the event of inclement weather, we will be posting updates on both this Tennislink tournament page and the voice message on our pro shop phone line at (520) 791-4896. Please don't assume anything - always check for updates! Thank you!

25) Tournament Ball:
Wilson US Open Balls – Official Ball of the USTA National Opens – Extra Duty

26)Eligibility Requirements:

27) Seeding Method:

Seeding Criteria for USTA National Junior Tournaments

28) Southwest Section Dress Code:
All players are required to wear appropriate tennis attire. Cut off shorts, bare midriffs, compression shorts & tights (alone), or any other attire that is simply recreational and is not tennis oriented is not acceptable.

29) Thank You to Our Sponsors/Partners:
Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bruegger’s Bagels
Tucson Parks and Recreation

30) Tournament Committee:
Chair Person and Tournament Director: Meghan Houk
Tournament Referee: Ed Osnowitz
Chair Person: Sam Choffin

31) Elevation in Tucson:
The city's elevation is 2,643 ft (806 m) above sea level. We do not use high altitude balls.

32) Average Temperature in November:

Average temperature in Tucson is high of 74 and a low of 44.

33) Upcoming Tournaments:

Arizona Jr. Shootout #4 L6 – December 17, 2016 – Tournament ID#: 750007216
USTA National Winter Championships BG12&14 L1 – Dec. 27, 2016 – Jan. 2, 2017 – Tournament ID#:759203616

34) Sister Tournament - Western States (November 25-27) ID#
For those that either are not accepted into the National Selection tournament --OR-- for those that are siblings of the national selection tournament players. There is a great L5 Southwest Section tournament called Western States Junior Open. This tournament is open to all USTA juniors, Canada Tennis Association players, and Mexico tennis federation players. Great competition. TennisLink Tournament ID # is 750010116

USTA - Boys' 12 Doubles; Boys' 12 Singles; Girls' 12 Doubles; Girls' 12 Singles

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