The tournament page shows 2 dates, will it play both days? No, we would only play on Sunday if rain delays matches to that point.
What time will the tournament start? The first matches typically start at 8 or 9 am, but that doesn’t mean you will. Start time are very dependent on the number of player in the tournament and in your specific draw. I can’t answer this question until we have completed taking entries, compiled the draws, and the draws are officially posted.
How will I know when the draws have been posted? Typically the draws are posted on Friday morning by 11AM. Please don’t call, text, or email prior to this time asking for your match times, if we haven’t posted it, it’s because it isn’t finalized yet. When the draws are complete and posted, you will see the DRAWS tab show up in the middle of this page to the right of the Important Info and Competitors tabs. If you don’t see this tab, they are ready yet!!
What is the format? Can’t answer this one yet, it will vary by division, depending how many players are entered. It will definitely be a round robin, non-elimination format, and we will get all the players as many opponents as possible within a reasonable time frame.
Do we combine divisions? Yes, but only when there are small draws! We want to get the kids as many opponents as possible to give them experience playing multiple players with different playing styles. We may combine Boys 12s with Girls 12s, or any combination of Boys and Girls 14s, 16s, and 18s. Typically the players in these age groups are novice players, so the age and gender differences don’t have the same amount of bearing on who wins or losses as it would in a Level 7 or higher event. We would not combine green ball players with yellow ball players, or orange ball with green, we would only merge divisions that signed up to play with the same ball and court size.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.