Registration Ends: July 05, 2017
1015 20th St, Knoxville 37996
About 2017 ITA Summer Circuit - University of Tennessee
PILOT SITE- UTR LEVEL BASED PLAY:
Please note that our tournament at the University of Tennessee will use a version of the "staggered entry point" system similar to the French System. Based on the final draw sizes, the top players in the draw by Universal Tennis Rating will be advanced 2 rounds into the draw (or receive a double-bye), ensuring more competitive matches in the first two rounds of the tournament while still giving every entrant an opportunity to compete against the best and ultimately win the tournament. Please note there will still be consolation for anyone losing their first match. Since this is a new initiative and a format unfamiliar to some, please feel free to call or email the tournament director with any questions you may have.
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.
Tournament Hotel- Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 6324 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, TN Phone: 865-824-9030 Tournament rate of $99 plus tax which includes breakfast.
Maximum Draw Size: (Men’s & Women’s Singles: 80___, Men’s & Women’s Doubles: _40__)
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: Entries for doubles will be done by on-site sign-up by 2 PM on Saturday July 8 (the first day of the tournament). If anyone is scheduled for a first match time after 2 PM Saturday and will not be on site prior, please call Cris James at 309-275-5449 to confirm a doubles entry.
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.
Practice courts: The main site at Barksdale Stadium will be available for practice at no cost on a first come first serve basis beginning at Noon on Friday July 7. Practice courts will be available 1 hour prior to the first match start time each day.
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.
Tournament Director: Cris James