Registration for this event is closed
Registration Ends: July 17, 2017
Fee Outdoor Tennis Courts
Corner of Wilson Rd. and Fee Rd, East Lansing 48823
MSU Outdoor Tennis Courts
243 Wilson Road, East Lansing 48823
About 2017 ITA Summer Circuit - Michigan State University
UPDATE 7/24 6:00 PM
On behalf of Coach Orlando and Coach Bruno, thanks for participating in the Michigan State ITA Summer Circuit event. We had a great time hosting it, and hope you'll consider playing against next summer. Best of luck with your upcoming season!
- Coach Faulkner
UPDATE 7/23 8:45 PM
Match times have been posted for tomorrow. Parking passes will be available for pickup in the morning for all the competitors. Family and friends will need to park at either Lot 83 (~10 minute walk) or the Ramp 5 pay lot on Trowbridge Rd.
UPDATE 7/23 10:30 AM
The men's doubles draw has been reorganized. There were so many teams pulling out and duplicate teams that we redrew things so that there's now just a draw of 32. Play will start at 2 PM.
UPDATE 7/23 12:45 AM
Again, thanks for everyone's cooperation today. Main draw singles and a couple of consolation at 8 AM. Consolation matches to follow at 9:30. Doubles not before 1 PM. The men's draw will be updated in the morning. Women's draw is good to go. Goodnight!
UPDATE 7/22 9:15 PM
We will start at 8 AM for main draw in men's and women's singles. All play will be at MSU. There will be two consolation matches that go on at 8, so make sure you check the draw closely. We're starting early on Sunday to make sure we are able to get some doubles play in and get ahead of any possible weather that might come through the area tomorrow. Coach Orlando and Coach Faulkner would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding today.
UPDATE 7/22 6:45 PM
If you are playing in the consolation draw we could probably get you on sooner than originally told.
UPDATE 7/22 3:30 PM
MSU Facility-we can try to start at 4 PM if you are able
UPDATE 7/22 3:15 PM
Small delay. We're looking at a 4:30 restart for the MSU courts. Fee is still on schedule.
UPDATE 7/22 9:50 AM
Matches will not start before 12 PM. Four hour delay from your start time.
UPDATE 7/22 9 AM
Just as we were getting ready to start, we got some more rain. If you were scheduled to play at 8 AM, we are now going to start at 11 AM.
UPDATE 7/22 7:30 AM
It rained a bit around 7 AM, but stopped. There will be a one hour delay and matches will start at 9 AM.
UPDATE 7/21 2:30 PM
Times have been adjusted. Please check closely because there's a good chance your starting time and location have been changed. We are using an additional 8 courts in the event of rain. To get to the Fee Courts, go east on Wilson Rd. from the MSU courts for about a mile, then turn right onto Fee Rd. You will see the courts on your right.
UPDATE 7/21 12:30 PM
Make sure to check back later for any time adjustments. We're going to try and play on 8 additional courts on campus in the event of rain this weekend. Another note will be posted and all participants will be messaged.
The ITA Summer Circuit was created to provide college players the opportunity to compete in organized events virtually year-round. Although the primary purpose of the circuit is to provide incoming freshman and collegiate players the chance to compete in the summer months, for NCAA compliance purposes, the events are categorized as “open”; therefore, anyone (including high level juniors and adults) is eligible to compete in these events as long as he/she is a current ITA member. The ITA Summer Circuit is currently made up of 52 events over six consecutive weekends, beginning the last weekend in June and continuing through the last weekend in July.
ITA Summer Playing Membership (Registration Button at top-right of page)
All participants must have a current 2017 ITA Summer Playing Membership ($30) to participate in a Summer Circuit event. Participants can only purchase an ITA membership through the ITA webpage (itatennis.com). After purchasing an ITA membership, participants will receive a confirmation email that provides them with their 2017 ITA Member ID # along with tournament registration PIN #’s in order to register for a Summer Circuit event.
Entry Requirements: All Summer Circuit events are open to all players on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Entry Fees: $60, includes both singles and doubles.
Refund Policy: A full refund of $60 will be issued directly back to the credit card used to pay for the entry for players that withdraw from a Summer Circuit event up to 10 days prior to the start of the event. If a player withdraws within 10 days of the start of the event, he/she forfeits their entry fee.
Maximum Draw Size: (Men’s & Women’s Singles: 96, Men’s & Women’s Doubles: 64
Each tournament director will have the ability to limit the number of registrants he/she will accept into the tournament by setting a maximum draw size capacity. Once a draw (men’s or women’s) is at capacity, the UTR events platform will no longer accept registrations.
Singles Waiting List: Potential registrants are encouraged to email the tournament director requesting to be placed on a waiting list. Alternates may be moved into the competitor field up until the time draws have been published. Once draws have been published, any withdrawals or no-shows should result in a walkover. No on-site alternates will be allowed.
Doubles Registration: Doubles sign up is not a part of the official registration process, and instead will be conducted by each individual tournament director. The exact procedures and open & close times for doubles sign up will be published by the tournament director. Players will be able to see fellow competitors on the UTR Events platform competitor list if they would like to reach out to potential partners.
Seeding: In an effort with UTR to promote level-based play and decrease the number of non-competitive matches in the circuit, 50% of the players in each draw will be seeded according to player UTRs while the remaining 50% are randomly placed within the draw.
Consolation: All events will provide first match loser consolation (FMLC) in all singles draws. All doubles draws are single elimination with no consolation matches.
Scoring: Singles matches will play 2 out of 3 sets with a 10-point match tie break in lieu of a 3rd set using no-ad scoring. Doubles will play an 8-game pro-set using no-ad scoring with a 7-point tie break held at 7-all. Men’s draws will use the Division I collegiate no-let rule.
Points Race: The ITA office will track points and post a “points race standings” each week on the ITA website. At the conclusion of the circuit, the top 5 men and the top 5 women will receive automatic entry into the ITA National Summer Championships as well as a $600 travel reimbursement to be used towards the expense of attending the ITA National Summer Championships at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.
Check-in: There is no mandatory check-in on Friday. Singles matches will begin at 8am on Saturday morning, please be sure to double check the draws for your start time. Simply show up prior to your scheduled match on Saturday.
Doubles: A doubles sign-up sheet will be posted at the tournament desk on Saturday until 2pm. Be sure that you and your partner are signed up on that sheet regardless of whether or not you signed up online together or emailed in who you are playing with. This is the only list that we will use to form the doubles draws. If you don't have a partner, but want to play doubles be sure to write your name under the "Need Partner" section of the sign-up sheet and we will pair you.
DOUBLES SIGNUP DEADLINE IS 2PM SATURDAY, YOU OR YOUR PARTNER MUST PHYSICALLY SIGN YOUR TEAM UP AT THE TOURNAMENT DESK BEFORE THE DEADLINE.
Format: Maximum draw of 96. Singles will be 2 out of 3 sets with a 10 point tie-breaker for the 3rd set. Doubles will be an 8-game set. All scoring will be No-Ad. On Saturday we will be reaching the Rd of 16 in singles for both the men's and women's draws. A round of doubles may also be played that night, depending the on draw size.
Practice Courts will be available Friday afternoon at the MSU Outdoor courts. The courts are located on the
corner of Wilson Rd and Chestnut Rd
Practice courts for Saturday and Sunday are located just next to Fee Hall, and are first come first serve. The address for Fee Hall is 909 Fee Rd, East Lansing, MI 48825.
Parking – After 6pm on Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday lots 67 and 68 are free to the east side of tennis courts. If you are still playing on Monday, parking will be at Lot 83 across Trowbridge Road.
Host Hotels: http://www.lansingsports.org/summercircuit/
All matches will be played at the MSU Outdoor Courts. In the event we need to play matches indoor, the address is below.
Indoor Tennis Facility: 3571 East Mount Hope Rd. Lansing, MI 48910
Stringer – Dan Howard - (517) 980-1867 - $20 per racket
Tournament Director: Tyler Faulkner