TOURNAMENT INFO

See Texas Slam 2022 tournament info below.

 

COMMUNICATION: 

During the registration process players are responsible to enter the email and cell number that they want to receive email or text notifications during the tournament, which are correct.  Players should also verify, in their membership accounts, that the email and cell phone number(s) listed are accurate otherwise the player will not receive the Tournament Director and USTA Texas messages and notifications.  

 

SIZE: 

  • 12’s Draws are limited to a maximum of 64 players per gender in Singles and 32 teams per gender in Doubles. 

  • 14’s, 16’s, and 18’s Draws are limited to a maximum of 128 players per gender in Singles and 64 teams per gender in Doubles. 

 

SCORING FORMAT: 

  • Singles - Main Draw matches will play Two tiebreak sets, 10-point match tiebreak at one set all with No Ad-scoring for all rounds until the Quarterfinals.  Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Finals, 3rd place playoff, and 4th place playoff will play Two tiebreak sets, 10-point match tiebreak at one set all with Ad-scoring.  

  • Singles - Consolation Draw matches will play Two tiebreak sets, 10-point match tiebreak at one set all with No-Ad scoring. 

  • Doubles – Main Draw matches will play Two short sets to 4, 7-point match tiebreak at one set all with No Ad-scoring for all rounds until the Semifinals.  Semifinals, Finals, 3rd place playoff, and 4th place playoff will play Two tiebreak sets, 10-point match tiebreak at one set all with No-Ad scoring.

 

DRAW TYPE: 

  • Singles – Feed-In Championship through Quarterfinals.  

  • Doubles – Single Elimination.

 

NEXT MATCH: 

After a match has been completed, and the results (scores) have been reported at the Tournament Site Desk, players are responsible to look online at the Tournament Site Homepage, for their Next Match site, day, and time. In some instances, due to unforeseen situations that happen at Tennis Tournaments the originally scheduled site, day, and time for the Next Match could change – Please continue to check online periodically, and if you have any concerns or questions reach out to the Tournament Director by Email or Text so it is in writing and there is a record.

RANKING POINTS: 

Ranking Point Chart on Page 5

PLAYER SELECTION: 

Top down by National Standing List, this is a Closed event which means only players that claim Texas as their residency section can play. The list published on May 11th will be used.  

 

DAILY MATCH SCHEDULE: 

  • Singles Main Draw - Players may be required to play anywhere from 1 to 2 matches per day. 

  • Singles Consolation - Players may be required to play anywhere from 1 to 2 matches per day. 

  • Doubles - Players may be required to play anywhere from 1 to 2 matches per day. 

Scheduling Regulations - Friend at Court Page 86 Table 8 

 

LATE ENTRIES: 

No late entries will be accepted.   

 

ALTERNATE PROCESS AND SELECTION: 

A player that registers for the event before registration closes (no late entries added as alternates) but is not selected during the selection process will automatically be considered as an alternate for the tournament. 

If the player wishes to register for a different tournament on the same weekend the player must email the tournament director and request to be withdrawn from the tournament, they are an alternate for, before registering for another tournament. 

Players cannot be actively registered in more than one tournament per weekend; violation of this rule will result in 4 penalty points. 

Regulation Friend at Court Page 114 Table 17 

Alternates will be selected top down by National Standing List. Notification of acceptance into the event can take place at any time that a spot becomes available. 

 

SEEDING: 

Players are seeded from the top down from the National Standing List.  The list published on June 1st will be used.

Regulation Friend at Court Page 60 Seeding 

DRAWS MADE AND POSTED: 

  • Draws Made - anytime between 14 to 5 days from the start of the Tournament

  • Draws Posted - with scheduled match times by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, June 8th

 

TOURNAMENT SITES POSTED:  

Tournament sites posted, with the breakdown of age group(s) playing at the site(s), by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, June 7th

 

AVOIDANCES: 

First-round avoidances, by zip code (4 digits), will be used but cannot be guaranteed. 

 

REGISTRATION IN MULTIPLE EVENTS: 

USTA Texas is not allowing for a player to be actively entered in two or more tournaments that take place on the same weekend Friend at Court Page 105 Item 12 Failure to comply will result in 4 penalty points per violation as stated in the Friend at Court Page 114 Table 17. 

 

OFFICIALS: 

1 Official to every 6 to 8 courts per site. These are roving officials; players should not have the expectation that officials can be on their court for the duration of a match or to assist in keeping score.

 

BALLS: 

Three (3) new balls must be provided for each match. Pro Penn Marathon balls will be used. 

 

SINGLES STICKS: 

Singles sticks are required for all Singles matches.

 

ENTRY FEE: 

Your credit card will not be charged until the tournament registration has closed and the Player Selection process is completed, and the Player is Selected for the tournament.

 

USTA TEXAS INCLEMENT WEATHER REFUND POLICY: 

If a sanctioned USTA Texas tournament has inclement weather, where a division is unable to start a match (not a point played) then a $20 Tennis Express Gift Certificate will be sent to the participants of that division.

 

PROBLEMS WITH REGISTRATION: 

If you are encountering issues registering, please see this Customer Care article on Registering Your Child for a Tournament. If you need to add your child to your USTA Account, so that you can register them for the tournament, please see this Customer Care article on How to Add a Child to Your USTA Account. If you run into further issues with registration, please contact USTA’s Customer Care at customercare@usta.com or 1-800-990-8782, for assistance and immediately email the Tournament Director explaining your situation. Please make sure to include the Tournament Director on your email to Customer Care.

HOW TO WITHDRAW FROM A TOURNAMENT AND REFUNDS: 

Link to Withdrawal Process Instructions There are No Refunds if you do not withdraw before registration closes through the system.  

 

BEHAVIOR EXPECTED FROM PLAYERS AND SPECTATORS: 

12 HOUR REST BETWEEN TOURNAMENT DAYS GUIDELINE: 

This is a guideline that will be accommodated as often as possible. Please understand that there will be instances in which the tournament schedule will not allow for the guideline to be followed. Friend at Court Guideline can be found on Page 88 Item 9

 

TOURNAMENT APPEALS COMMITTEE INFORMATION: 

Be aware of the player’s rights Friend at Court Page 47 Item D 

 

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR ADDITIONAL USTA TOURNAMENTS 

 

2022 NATIONAL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

USTA JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRIES AND SELECTION INFO

 

2022 SECTION QUOTA AND STRENGTH OF SECTION

 

SECTION QUOTA LISTS EXPLANATION

 

2022 NATIONAL SUMMER TEAMS