Registration for this event is closed
Registration Ends: June 27, 2017
Jimmy Powell Tennis Center
401 E. Haggard Ave, Elon 27244
About 2017 ITA Summer Circuit - Elon University
We are back ahead of schedule (Sat July 2nd at 3pm). If you are a 3:30pm match and are ready to check in please feel free to do so.
Draws are updated. Doubles matches begin at 8am. Check the draws for your exact time.
Singles is not before 11am and will play 3 rounds. Main draw matches will follow doubles followed by consolation matches-- will work out singles times after doubles are finished.
With the construction of our new tennis building we have moved the restrooms to the pavilions across Antioch drive. Kenan Honors Pavilion is open for restrooms and Spence Pavilion (right beside Kenan) as well.
Make sure you check the draws. There have been several players who have needed to pull out of the tournament and there are some defaults. Also double check your times to make sure those have not been adjusted. Also, fyi for those on the waiting list for men's singles the ITA's policy is that we are not allowed to replace players on the draw.
If something comes up where you are no longer able to play singles and/or doubles please make sure you communicate to the tournament desk if you have to withdraw-- to be courteous to others participating in the tournament.
The singles draws are posted and aiming to play 2 rounds of singles on Saturday. I want to make everyone who wants to play doubles has the opportunity so have not made that draw yet. Please continue to check your messages (through this site). I anticipate doubles to start on Sunday morning.
Hotels (ask for the ITA summer circuit rate):
Best Western (336) 584-0151 (ask for John Watkins)
Courtyard Marriott (336) 585-1888 (ask for Beth Leggate)
Contact Bret Beaver (Assistant Women's Tennis Coach) firstname.lastname@example.org.
$15 (with own string) for racquets needed by the next day. $20/racquet (with own string) for racquets needed the same day.
On Friday the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center will be open until 6pm.
Warmup courts are available on a first come first serve basis (prior to competition), from 7-8am on Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings.
There is not a check in on Friday - please check draws/schedule for your match-time and make sure to arrive to your match at least 15-30 minutes before time to check-in on Saturday.
Our athletic trainer will arrive at 7am Saturday-Monday and will be at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center for all of the matches.
The best lots to park in are the lots on the corner of Kerr and East College. There is some construction right beside the courts (where East Gym used to be). Bathrooms will be located in the Keenan Honors Pavilion. Cross Antioch and the building will be on your left (we will have signs to show you the way).
About ITA Summer Circuit powered by UTR:
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.
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.
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: 64, Men’s & Women’s Doubles: 32)
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. If you are looking for a doubles partner or may want a random partner message Elizabeth Anderson and she will add your name to the Doubles list in the news section.
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.
Tournament Director: Elizabeth Anderson