SPLITZ are a new team tournament format in Florida in 2019 for juniors providing more fun opportunities to compete.
Team Format of Play
- Each team match consists of a #1 singles match, #2 singles match, and a doubles match.
- The team that wins 2 out of the 3 matches wins the team match.
- After each team match, the teams move to a different part of the draw depending on the team result.
Please note, players earn points based on individual wins and not team wins. Even if a team does not advance in the draw, players receive credit for any individual matches won. Each team will be guaranteed 2 team matches, unless the draw is not full for reasons such as teams withdrawing due to injury, illness or personal circumstance.
Format of Play
- Doubles is one set to 6 no ad.
- Singles is Two out of 3 sets, first to 4, no ad, with a tiebreak at 3-3 and a 10 point tie-breaker for the third set.
This Tournament Dependent on the number of teams enter, players will be awarded approximate Level 4 points.
Florida Residency Requirement
Players and their parents are required to be permanent residents of Florida in order to be eligible for this level tournament. Paperwork (as per the link) proving the parents and player are permanent residents must be RECEIVED in the USTA Florida office and APPROVED three weeks from the start date of the Level 3, 4, or 5 tournament, Players wishing to check their approval can check the Tentative Ranking list published approximately 16 days before the start of the tournament or check with the USTA Florida office: firstname.lastname@example.org
The draw will be a maximum of a 16 team draw based on the combined ranking of the players on the USTA Florida Tentative Ranking List. The Team will consist of a #1 position and #2 position and the positions will be based on the player’s UTR rating. Seeding of the teams will also be based on. UTR ratings for this event.