2013 Adult 40 & Over District Championship Week Two. 8/23 – 8/25/2013 3.0, 4.0. Huntington Park, Newport News. 2013 Adult 40 & Over District Championship. Captain’s Presentation Goal – provide you with framework to ensure your team has the materials & knowledge to compete successfully .
8/23 – 8/25/2013
Huntington Park, Newport News
Goal – provide you with framework to ensure your team has the materials & knowledge to compete successfully.
We will discuss Responsibilities of Captains, players, spectators; and tournament rules.
Required at Captains’ meeting:
Entry Fee: $125.00/team
Contact cell phone numberand e-mail for Captain duringthe Tournament
(this is a must have)
Photo Release form
EACH PLAYER is RESPONSIBLE for THEIR OWN HEALTH & SAFETY:
Captain’s Responsibility cont.:
Line-up Sheets will be included in Team Registration folders must be filled out and turned in 1/2 hour prior to each match.Pleaseprintneatly thename asappearsin Tennis Link.
Matches may be called 1/2 hour prior to scheduled start time if courts are available.
All players must be present and ready to play before lineups are turned in.
Captain’s Responsibility cont.:
Your team will be called to desk
STATE YOUR NAME & TEAM
Be prepared to provide photo id
When a match is called and a player is missing the player is “on the clock” and assessed a game penalty and loss of toss. After every additional 5 minutes that passes the player or doubles team is assessed an additional game penalty. After 15 minutes the player or doubles team is DEFAULTED.
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A Trainer will be present and available by contacting the Tournament Desk
In the event of a serious physical condition, EMS-911 will be summoned.
How will Tournament Desk communicate changes and announcements?
VIRGINIA TENNIS website:
Reading the Draw
Ex 1, A1 vs A3 Fri 8:00
5 courts at 8am
Reading the Draw
Ex 2, B1 vs B2 Sat 12:00 ODU
5 courts at 12pm, ODU
Reading the Draw cont.
Ex 3, A1 vs A3 (2) Fri 8:00
A1 vs A3 (3) Fri 8:30
Courts 1&2 play at 8am
Courts 3-5 play at 8:30am
Local Winners advance directly to Sectionals
Flight Winners A v B and C v D
Winners A/B v C/D
Flight Winners A v B, C v D
D = best 2nd place team
Winners A/B & C/D advance
Mid Atlantic Sectional
Adult 40 & Over Championships
Sept 6 - 9
The HOME team calls the coin toss (or spin of the racquet if no official is present) before starting the warm-up. The winner may elect ONE of the following:
Defer … have the opponent make the choice.
There will be no less than a 5 minute warm up including serves. We will try to give you a 2 minute warning.
All ELECTRONIC DEVICES, including CELL PHONES, must be turned OFF while on court.
NO AD Format
‘A ringing cell phone during a point will cost that player the point …if the opponent stops play. A cell phone ringing at any other time during the match will cost the owner a Time Violation…’
‘Doubles teams must set their receiving order prior to the first point of a set or Match Tie-Break…’
CALL SCORE BEFORE EACH SERVE
Post courtside scoring devices with correct score on each changeover – very important
Players responsibilities cont.:
IT IS THE EXCLUSIVE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PLAYERS TO MAKE ALL LINE CALLS AND KEEP THE SCORE CURRENT ON COURT SCORE DEVICE.
‘a player changing a call from Out to Good SHALL LOSE THE POINT. It makes no difference whether the player returned the ball in play or not.’
Only A PLAYER or their CAPTAIN may request an Official to come to their court.
A player may leave the court for no more than 5 minutes to locate an Official.
Bathroom breaks are allowed, preferably between sets or at changeover.
Obtain permission from an Official prior to leaving the court.
The appropriate action in response to confusion among players or teams is to call an official – to the court - to address the players’ concerns.
The role of a Spectator is just that.
Spectators are not to interfere with a match or matches in progress.
It is the exclusive responsibility of the players to make all line calls and post the score.
No Coaching is permitted. Therefore, no conversation should take place between players and spectators!!
Coaching violations are subject to action under the Point Penalty System.
‘Text messaging – sending or receiving is prohibited (coaching).’
CODE VIOLATIONS will be penalized by the roving Officials. Violations include: visible or audible profanity, racquet or ball abuse, coaching, any un-sportsmanlike conduct.
The Point Penalty System applies to violations (point, game, then default)
The Coman tiebreak procedure:
Change sides after the first serve, and every fourth serve, i.e., change sides after serves 1, 5, 9, 13, etc.
except after 1st game in a set.
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