Registration for this event is closed
Registration Ends: August 10, 2017
Tennis Center Sandpoint
7135 Sportsfield Dr NE, Seattle 98115
About Tennis Center Sandpoint Junior UTR Classic
Welcome to our first sanctioned Junior UTR Tournament at Tennis Center Sandpoint.
*****UPDATE: AUGUST 7TH*****
WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE SITE BLOCKING REGISTRATIONS YESTERDAY! WE ARE NOT SURE WHY BUT AS THERE ARE QUITE A FEW THAT HAVE REQUESTED TO STILL GET IN AND AS THUS FAR THE DRAWS ARE NOT MAXED OUT, I HAVE DECIDED TO PUSH THE DEADLINE BACK TO THURSDAY THE 10TH WHICH WILL MEAN DRAWS NOW POSTED ON FRIDAY THE 11TH.
I ALSO MAY PUSH FIRST MATCH TIMES TO WEDNESDAY DEPENDING ON DRAW SIZES.
WE DO NEED MORE PLAYERS IN THE 7-10 RANGE, SO FAR THE 3-6 BRACKETS ARE THE LARGEST.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR REACHING OUT AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO A GREAT EVENT. THE KEY IS GETTING EVERYONE AS MANY MATCHES AS POSSIBLE.
*****Update: August 1st*****
Once we reach the registration deadline, the draws will be made and match times released by Monday August 7th at midnight.
**POOL PLAY MATCH TIMES:
MATCHES WILL START MONDAY AUGUST 14TH AT 4PM AND ALL POOL PLAY MATCHES WILL BE COMPLETED BY AUGUST 25TH. YOU CAN EXPECT TO PLAY YOUR POOL PLAY MATCHES IN THE EVENINGS, SPREAD OUT OVER THE WEEKS LEADING TO THE FINALS WEEKEND. WE ANTICIPATE SINGLES ON MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, AND FRIDAYS, DOUBLES ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS**
ONCE THE SCHEDULE COMES OUT, IF YOU HAVE A CONFLICT WITH A MATCH TIME, YOU WILL HAVE THE OPTION TO REACH OUT TO YOUR OPPONENT WITH ALTERNATE TIMES TI COMPLETE THE MATCH. IF THEY CAN NOT MAKE THOSE TIMES THEN YOU WILL HAVE TO DEFAULT THAT MATCH.
ANY AGREED, RESCHEDULED MATCHES MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE THE FINALS WEEKEND.
***FINAL ROUND DRAWS FOR THOSE THAT ARE AT THE TOP OF THEIR POOLS WILL BE POSTED THURSDAY THE 24TH AT 12AM.***
*****Update: July 31st*****
I have received a number of questions regarding the format and match schedule so wanted to provide a few key points here for those trying to sign up.
1. You must have a UTR account to register for the tournament. As mentioned below, signing up is free unless you want a premium account.
2. If you are wondering if you have a UTR rating: All tournament results from USTA, ITF, and ITA events contribute to your UTR so even if you do not have an account you will be able to claim your profile and rating once you sign up. If you have never competed then you can start a profile and this will be your first sanctioned results:). If you have competed in any of the above events but not in the last year then your rating will be inactive and abbreviated as "N/A". THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOU CAN NOT ENTER THIS UTR EVENT! IT IS OPEN TO ANYONE THAT WANTS TO PLAY!
3. Schedule: Our goal is to offer evening matches starting August 10th through August 25th in round robin format (detailed below). Every player is guaranteed at least 3, hopefully 5 matches based on the number of players entered in their division. We will Pool players based on UTR ranges as follows: 2 to 4, 5 to 7, 8 to 10- and 10+ -12. The top players from each division will move onto the final weekend which will be single elimination.
This event will be unlike most junior tournaments in that it offers participants guaranteed matches spread out over a 2 week period, culminating in a finals event played the weekend of August 25th - 27th.
Players will be placed in pools based on their UTR. Below is a rough guideline of divisions.
Div A = UTR 10 to 12
Div B = UTR 8 to 10
Div C = UTR 6 to 8
Div D = UTR 3 to 5.
Each division may consist of multiple pools based on number of registrations.
Pool play matches will be scheduled weeknights leading to the finals weekend.
Entry fees: $95 first entry (singles), $35 second entry (doubles).
Players that have previously participated in USTA, ITF, or other UTR sanctioned events has a rating even if you have not signed up for an account. A UTR subscription is required to search and view player ratings on the UTR system, with pricing starting at forever free for UTR Basic. The UTR Premium Plus allows subscribers access to search and view college team profiles and decimal place ratings.
Eligibility: You must be 18 years or under at the start of the tournament.
Maximum number of players for this Tournament: 128
For further information please contact the tournament director.
We look forward to your participation!
Tournament Director: Caerwyn Evans