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TEXAS JUNIOR POINTS: Challenger 1-Day 10s Progression Tournament
ELIGIBILITY: This tournament is for all junior players who have not progressed through the 10s system. 10s players can only compete in 1 Challenger per month.
REGISTRATION: Players must register at first match playing site 30 minutes prior to start of match.
SCHEDULE OF PLAY: As early as 8:00 am Saturday
|New Youth Website:
For more information on Challenger, CMZ, or SCMZ schedules, and “Junior Know The Rules,” please visit www.youthtennistexas.com
|WITHDRAWALS – Please click on edit registration on the left side of this homepage and follow the directions to withdraw before the deadline. Please email me at [email protected] if you need to withdraw from the tournament after the deadline. Include your name, division and reason for withdrawing. Written notification (email is sufficient) is required for withdrawals after the entry deadline as per USTA rules. There are no refunds for withdrawals after the entry deadline or for weather related cancellations.|
|CHECK IN PROCEDURE – Please register at your playing site 15-30 minutes before your first match. You will then also need to check in for each of your matches (including your first match) when you are ready to play (before your scheduled time, of course) and stay within earshot of the tournament desk.|
|HOTEL INFORMATION – Lakeway Area: Hampton Inn Lakeway – 2013 FM 620 South, 10 minutes from ATA, 512-263-7474, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeway 15707 Oak Grove Blvd 512-735-5555, Mountain Star Lodge, HWY 620, 5 minutes from ATA, 512-263-2010. Lakeway Inn Resort, 512-261-6600. The Vintage Villas Hotel, 512/266-9333. See “Hotel Info – Mopac and NW” for additional options|
|Please recheck your draws before Friday as there may be changes due to withdrawals.|
|BALL TYPE – Wilson US Open Extra Duty Felt balls will be used for all matches (12’s – 18’s).|
|Court Surface – All matches will be played on hard courts|
|WEATHER UPDATES – We will do everything we can to complete the tournament even if we have inclement weather. The Austin weather can change very quickly. If necessary, we will go to alternate scoring to speed up the matches. This website will be updated with any weather related delays or you may call ATA at 512-276-2271 during the tournament for weather related updates. Please also be sure to follow me @briannotisata on twitter for up to the minute tournament updates.|
|AIRPORT – The Austin Bergstrom Int’l Airport is approx 45-60 min. from the Austin Tennis Academy. The ATA is in southwest Austin. Go west on Hwy 71W for approximately 22 miles, Hwy 71W is called US 290W for a few miles, follow signs to Hwy 71W. When you get to the light at Hwy 620, get into left lane, turn left into Spanish Oaks across from McCoys.|
|10’s Orange and 10’s Green Format
10’s will all play 2 out of 3, 4-game sets (first to win 4 games) using no-ad scoring; 7-point tie break in lieu of 3rd set (first to 2 win 7 points by a margin of 2).
|HOTEL INFORMATION – Mopac and NW Areas: La Quinta, 4424 S. Mopac Expressway, Hyatt House Austin Arboretum 10001 N. Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78759, 1-866-725-1661, Hampton Inn NW/Arboretum 3908 W Braker Ln 512-765-9998, Homewood Suites Arboretum/NW 10925 Stonelake Blvd 512-765-9996, Embassy Suites-Arboretum 512-372-8771 Hampton Inn – Arboretum 512-349-9898 Towneplace Suites-Northwest 512-231-9360 Fairfield Inn and Suites – Northwest 512-527-0734 La Quinta Inn and Suites – Northwest 512-832-2121. Candlewood Suites 4320 IH 35-512-444-8882, Hyatt Regency Downtown Austin, 512-477-1234, Crown Plaza, 6121 IH 35, 512-323-5466. The Renaissance Hotel, 9721 Arboretrum Blvd, Austin, TX – 1-800-228-9898|
|2017 10 & Under – USTA Texas regulations mandate that all junior sanctioned tournaments offer 10 & Under Orange Ball Division (orange ball, 60 foot court and 25 inch racquet) and 10 & Under Green Ball Division (green ball, 78 foot court and 27 inch racquet). For the full 10 & under regulation, please visit our website www.texas.usta.com, click on 10 & Under Tennis.|
|2017 Consolation – All Challengers and CMZs use the First Off Consolation Format. This format will show as Single Elimination on the tournament homepage, but all players are guaranteed two matches. This format eliminates “maybe matches” and almost every player in consolation will play their first consolation match on Saturday. How does it work? Players that lose in the main draw will be fed into the consolation draw in the order that they come off the court (i.e. the first player to come off the court will go on line one, the sixth player to come off the court will go on line six). This new format ensures more players playing on Saturday and an overall better tournament.|
|Excessive Overrule Guideline: The USTA Texas Officials Committee along with the Competitive Department has established a guideline in reference to excessive overrules as clarified in the Friend at Court. This guideline states “Once a player has been overruled for a second time in a match, they will be cautioned that after another overrule, they will be penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct under the point penalty system.”|
|ATTENTION ALL SPECTATORS
(INCLUDES PARENTS, COACHES, RELATIVES, FRIENDS, ETC.)
In an effort to promote a more enjoyable and fair experience for all, the following policy is in immediate force and effect, and shall be diligently and stringently enforced. USTA Texas has implemented a “ZERO TOLERANCE” policy for improper behavior.1. Any attempt by a spectator to speak to the official in an abusive or disrespectful manner regarding a line call or other ruling during match play shall be cause for immediate removal from the playing area and, if warranted, from the premises.
|2. Any spectator behavior deemed unacceptable towards a player, other spectator or staff member shall be cause for immediate removal from the playing area or the entire premises. If said behavior is directed towards a player, either before, during or after a tournament, it shall result in an automatic and immediate suspension of that spectator’s right to attend USTA Texas tournaments, for a period of time to be determined by the USTA Texas Discipline and Grievance Committee.
3. Refusal to adhere to a removal request shall trigger immediate enforcement of the point penalty system against the player with whom the spectator is involved (per point penalty system regulations), including possible immediate default from the tournament.
4. The On-Site Official is the SOLE judge regarding unacceptable behavior.
|Inappropriate umpire/spectator communication, whether it be about a ruling or any other facet of a tennis event is prohibited while a match is in progress. Being a parent, coach, etc. does not endow special privileges. With the only exception of the right to remove their own child from competition at any time, a parent or coach is merely a spectator.|
|NEW! 2017 USTA Texas “No Late Entries” Policy for Juniors
Beginning in 2017, due to a new USTA Texas internal procedure, junior division players will NOT be able to register for a tournament after the online published deadline. We are aware that currently parents reach out via email or phone to the USTA Texas staff and/or tournament director requesting to be manually added to the tournament after online registration has closed. This will NO LONGER be allowed beginning with the January 2017 tournaments. If a player misses the registration deadline, then he/she will not be permitted to participate in that tournament
|Registration Confirmation: As a parent or player it is your responsibility to assure registration in the event. Regardless if you register on the website or mobile app after completing the registration you should visit the USTA web driven site and confirm your registration by finding the player in the applicants list. If you select to skip this process please be aware that should any malfunctions of the system occur, players will not be granted late entrance in the event due to a system error.|
Player Selection Type
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, January 04, 2018 11:59:00 PM Central Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
In the future, you can jump straight to this tournament by entering the tournament identification number: 800038918 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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