Registration Ends: July 03, 2017
Cullman Heyman Tennis Center
279 Derby Ave, West Haven 06516
About 2017 ITA Summer Circuit - Yale University
About ITA Summer Circuit powered by UTR
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.
Format: This will be a level-based event that will utilize flights to increase the number of competitive matches for our competitors. Upon the passing of the entry deadline, the tournament field will be divided up into 2 draws of 32 based on player UTRs. All entrants are guaranteed two single matches. Please email Brooke Bolender with any questions.
Maximum Draw Size: (Men’s & Women’s Singles: 64, 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. 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. Doubles registration will be done on site Friday, July 7th. Registration will open at 7am and will close at 12pm Friday, July 7th. At least one person from each team must sign the sign in sheet by the time registration closes at 12pm in order to be placed in the draw. If you know your partner in advance, or have found a partner from the list of entries, please email Brooke Bolender with both player's names. Each team will still need to sign in on Friday, July 7th to be placed in 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.
Hotel Information: The tournament hotel is the Courtyard Marriott Orange. The rate is $129.00 per night for the group rate. Use the link below to make reservations.
Tournament Director: Brooke Bolender