Notes:Welcome to the Longfellow National Selection Tournament.
Selection Process for the National Selection Tournament
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Entering Two Divisions, Concurrent Tournament Entry and Freeze Deadlines
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The Freeze Deadline for this Series of Events is Thursday, November 12th.
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The Boston Marriot Newton in Newton, Ma 800-228-9290 or 617-969-1000 and the The Marriot Courtyard in Natick, Ma 508-655-6100 or 800-321-2211. The rate at the Boston Marriot Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Aven, Newton, Mass is $139 per night and the Marriot Courtyard , 342 Speen Street, Natick, Mass is $104 per night, plus applicable taxes. Be sure to identify yourself as a member of the Longfellow Club-National Selection Participant when making reservations. These are the only two tournament hotels. Reservations must by made by Wednesday, November 16th to secure the rates. Other hotels in the Framingham-Natick area are Sheraton Tara, Crowne Plaza and Hampton Inn. The club is located 20 miles west of Boston and there are hotel's available. Please click here for the Newton Marriot:http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Longfellow%20Tennis%20and%20Fitness%20Club%5ebosnt%60lftlfta%60134%60USD%60false%603%6011/26/15%6011/30/15%6011/20/15&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes
Practice CourtsPractice Courts will be available at both the Natick and Longfellow Clubs on Wednesday Night, Thursday at Wayland only. (8am-Noon), Friday AM, Saturday AM, Sunday AM and Monday AM. You may reserve 1 hour of Court time each day at no charge during these times. If you need additional time, the cost is $40 per hour. We reserve the right to have other kids hit on the court with you (limit 4 per court). We also have a hitting court after the am that is first come-first serve with no reservations. We encourage you to share courts whenever possible. Tournament Director, Phil Parrish, will help you find a practice partner. If you want a hitting lesson with a Longfellow Pro. please let Phil know and he will set it up. The cost is $90 per hour. Reservations can be made after November 15th.Playing Location AddressesThe Longfellow Club in Wayland is located is 524 Boston Post Rd in Wayland, Mass 508-358-7355.The Natick Racquet Club in Natick is located at 16 Michgan Dr in Natick. 508-653-4606.The Marriot Newton is 20 minutes away from the sites and the Courtyard is 10-15 minutes away.
Doubles InformationThe doubles draw will be 32 teams. We do not close doubles until noon on Friday, so you have time to find a partner and sign up. If you do have a partner or find one before the tournament, please make sure we have it listed.
Check In TimeCheck In Time is Friday, one hour before your first match. Please have your waiver form ready.
Waiver FormPlease fill out the waiver form prior to the tournament so check in can go quickly and smoothly. The link is:https://assets-ssl.usta.com/assets/1/15/2014_USTA_Release_Waiver.pdf
Official Ball - WilsonThe official ball for the USTA National Selection Tournament is the Wilson Hard Court Xtra Duty Ball.
Draw SizesAll singles draws shall be 64 players. Doubles draw shall be 32 team maximum.Match FormatAll main draws (and 3rd and 4th place playoff) shall be 2 out of 3 tiebreak sets. All Feed In Consolation Matches: Best of 3 Tiebreak Sets with a 10 point TB in lieu of a 3rd set.Doubles Matches: 8 Game Pro Set with a 7 point tiebreak at 8 games all.
Singlee Feed In Consolation InformationAll singles draws will have a feed in consolation that feeds players through the round of 16. The quarterfinal losers will be fed into a separate draw to playoff for 5th and 6th place. The FIC must be played to completion. The FIC is considered part of the tournament and participation is mandatory for all singles main draw players.Singles and Doubles 3rd-4th Place Playoffs RequiredAll singles and doubles draws shall have a playoff for 3rd and 4th place. All players are required to play the 3rd-4th place playoff.
For More Tournament InformationFor more tournament information, please contact Phil Parrish at 508-358-7355 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
The Longfellow CafeThe Longfellow Club Cafe will be open for healthy breakfast and lunches! The hours are 7-4 Friday and 8-2 on Saturday and 8-11 on Sunday. There is a lot of options for restaurants in the area. Please see the front desk at the club for options. USTA - Boys' 16 Doubles; Boys' 16 Singles