Notes:CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS, COACHES, AND SPECTATORS
A tournament tennis match is between the players on the court. No one else other than an official may go onto the court or become involved in any way in the match.
** Any person associated with a player has an obligation to encourage and maintain high standards of proper conduct, fair play, and good sportsmanship. He/she must avoid acts that may be considered detrimental to the game of tennis.
** No conversation is allowed between the players on the court and anyone other than an official. Parents, coaches and spectators may offer encouragement to their player, such as clapping or saying "Good shot." Advice such as "Move your feet", "Stay focused", or "Settle down", or speaking to your player in any language other than English, may be interpreted as coaching. The only exception to conversing with your player is to ask the score on a changeover. This must be done in a loud enough voice that no one would construe it as coaching.
* ** Applauding an opponent's double fault or unforced error is always inappropriate. * ** Coaching is permitted during the ten-minute rest period after the second set, or during a rain delay when the official allows the players to leave the court. ** Coaching is not allowed during the warm-up, during the match, or during a suspension or interruption of play, except during an authorized rest period. Coaching is not permitted when a player takes a medical time-out, a toilet break, or seeks the assistance of an official. If a player accepts coaching at an unauthorized time, the player will be subject to the Point Penalty System.
** Only the players or an official may make a call during a match. No one else may become involved in making calls or settling disputes. Only the player may request the help of an official.
* ** An official may enter the playing area at any time, whether or not a request is made by any player. * ** As stated in Friend at Court (FAC), a player may only leave the court area with the permission of an official. If an official cannot be found, a player may leave the court area to find an official. ** No person shall abuse any official or player. An official who observes such conduct may suspend play and warn the person to stop the offensive behavior. If the offensive behavior continues, the person may be asked to leave the area. If he/she refuses, the player may be penalized under the Point Penalty System, which could result in a default of the match.
** Your player's court is just one of many that you must be aware of when talking or cheering. Please be courteous to those playing matches on other courts.
Young people learn from watching adults. At the tournament site, it is your responsibility to set a good example for your player by modeling good sportsmanship, ethical behavior and self-control at all times.
I have read and agree to abide by the above USTA Southern California Code of Conduct for Parents, Coaches, and Spectators.
SCTA Junior Player Promise
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 this match ends with my victory or defeat, I
promise to conduct myself in a way that honors my opponent(s), my team, those
who support me, and the game of tennis.
1 SHORT SET NO ADD SCORING. FIRST TO 5 GAMES. (director can change format based on the of entries)
THIS IS A 1 DAY ROUND ROBIN EVENT. IT TAKES 3 HOURS FROM START TO FINISH. TIMES ARE POSTED ON THURSDAY
This is a round robin tournament. It usually takes 3 hours to play. Most draws are played Saturday only.
Fountain Valley High School is the site of this event
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW!! NOVICE RULES & ELIGIBILITY: Please make sure that prior to the close of the tournament that you are eligible to participate in novice level.
Players are ineligible if any of the following apply.
#1. No player who has won a match in the first round in any Open tournament will be eligible for Novice events (not including byes or defaults).
#2. Players who win two (2) rounds in a satellite are not eligible to participate in Novice events.
#3. Players who win two (2) Novice tournaments (with draws of 6 or more) must move up to Satellite tournaments (regardless of age divisions).
Players who are ineligible will be defaulted-no refunds will be given.
NO REFUNDS AFTER ENTRIES CLOSE:
Divisions Held and Tentative Times Age divisions for the Patel Tennis Level 7 Tournament are: Boys' & Girls' 10, 12, 14, & 16.
Players must play according to our schedule, you will not know which block of time you will be scheduled for until after the entries close . No refunds if you cannot make your block time. All players will receive an email by Friday morning with the day and block time of their match.
Players need to show up 15 minutes early for their round robin. Scheduling Conflicts Request for times will not be taken, players need to play according to our schedule.
Players will be scheduled to play on Saturday during a set block of hours, we will use Sunday as a back up day if needed.
WE WILL NOT HAVE TIMES OR BE ABLE TO GIVE ESTIMATES UNTIL THE ENTRIES CLOSE AND WE HAVE SCHEDULE THE EVENTS. ALL OF THIS IS PREDICATED ON THE SIZE OF THE DRAWS.
Withdrawing Prior to Entry Closing Date If entries have not yet closed, a player may withdraw or make changes to their entry by going to the tournament's USTA TennisLink Home Page - the page above. 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 (blue panel). You will need your confirmation number from your original registration to withdraw. Because credit cards are not charged until the entry deadline closes, no refund needs to be made. Now you can re-register if you wish to change your event. If you cannot locate your confirmation number, you will need to contact email@example.com or the tournament director.
Entry fees will not be refunded after entries close or due to rain.
Format of Play: Players will compete in a Round Robin format. Depending on the number of entrants some groups may be scheduled to play on Saturday and others on Sunday. Total games won will determine the winner of each age group. Trophies & Misc. All winners and finalists (accumulative games won) in each age bracket will receive trophies.
USTA - Boys' 10 Singles; Boys' 12 Singles; Boys' 14 Singles; Boys' 16 Singles; Girls' 10 Singles; Girls' 12 Singles; Girls' 14 Singles; Girls' 16 Singles