Sectional Regulations Team Eligibility 2.03A(5): The minimum number of required team members in the Mixed 40 & Over is six (6) for all NTRP levels. All teams MUST have 6 eligible team members to combine and compete for their FIRST scheduled Sectional Championship match. This requirement cannot be waived. Entry fees will not be refunded to teams that withdraw after the tournament schedule is first published.
Sectional Regulation 2.03A(3)b Amended for 2020: USTA Florida shall require, for eligibility to progress to Sectional level competition, Self-rated and Valid Computer Rated Appealed players to play two (2) matches on the same team at the same NTRP level in the same Age Group during its local league and/or playoff and is otherwise eligible. Defaults received by the player during local league and/or playoff competition shall not count for advancing to the Sectional Championship. Retired matches shall count toward advancing.
National Regulations Player Eligibility 2.03A(3)a: In the Adult and Mixed Divisions, a player is eligible to progress to championship level competition below National Championships if that player has played on the same team in at least two (2) matches at the same NTRP level in the same Age Group during its local league season and is otherwise eligible. A maximum of one (1) default received by the player during local league competition shall count for advancing. Retired matches shall count toward advancing for all players involved in both USTA League Divisions.
Know Before You Go
Tournament play will follow the USTA Florida Leagues Safe Play Guidelines. All players and guests will be required to follow the USTA National Campus Guidelines while on site. Click the buttons below to review each.
ALL GUESTS MUST FILL OUT A HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE EACH DAY BEFORE ENTERING THE CAMPUS.
Team Entry Deadline: Thursday September 10, 2020
Player Entry Deadline: 9:00am Friday, September 18, 2020
- $35.00 per player
- Players may register electronically throughout the event. However, players registering after 9:00am Friday, September 18, 2020 will NOT receive player T-Shirt or Raffle prize entry. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Entry fee provides:
- Player T-Shirt
- Awards for winner and finalist team participants
- Athletic trainer
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Team List & Schedules
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Team Captain Phone Conference:
A Phone conference will be scheduled for:
- Tuesday, September 15th at 12 Noon and 7:30 PM (Eastern Time).
The captain may choose which time suits his/her schedule best. A call-in number will be sent to the captain under separate email. A team captain or team representative MUST attend the meeting. Captains are responsible for understanding the procedures discussed at the meeting regardless of attendance. Please take notes.
Team Captain Check-in:
Saturday, September 19th, 2020
- Information will be shared with the captains and players prior to arrival. It is imperative that all are read and understood, as many processes and procedures have changed due to COVID 19 for safety purposes.
- USTA National Campus
- Check In will begin at 6:45 AM.
- Captain’s will receive their team members t-shirts (no exchange of sizes except for USTA Florida errors), Captains booklet, paper copy of team schedule with court assignments, line-up cards, and raffle tickets.
- Please check-in at least 45 minutes before your FIRST scheduled match time.
General & Match Play Information
Rain Date (if necessary): Tuesday September 22, 2020
Tournament Director: Desirae McLaughlin
Scoring: Section Reg 2.03C Scoring, Rest and Suspended Play. All matches played at the USTA Florida Sectional Championships shall be the best of two tiebreak sets with a set tiebreak (using the Coman tiebreak procedure) at 6-all. In the event of split sets, a match tiebreak (using the Coman tiebreak procedure) shall be played in lieu of a third set. No coaching is allowed at any time.
Umpires: There are roving umpires present at all championship sites. Roving umpires may be positioned inside the fenced areas and will interfere with play as little as possible. Players should be encouraged to play tennis without the need for umpires to be present. In the case of disputed calls and upon the request of the player, a roving umpire may be requested to observe a portion of the match.
Practice Courts: There will be NO practice courts available! If you would like to rent a court, you may do so by calling the National Campus directly (407-675-2500) and reserving a court or by checking in at the Welcome Center front desk and reserving in person.
Court Surface: Clay
Coaching: No coaching allowed
Trainer: There will be a trainer on-site to assist with athletic injuries. They will have access to ice.
Awards: Winners and Finalists must report as directed for award distribution and team picture (with masks and social distancing) following their final match.
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