What New Players and Parents Need to Know After Registering for the Tournament


REMEMBER TO:
Have an current mobile phone number in your USTA profile.  It maybe necessary for the tournament desk to contact you during the tournament to inform you of changes with your players match time.
To arrive at the tournament desk, at least 15 minutes prior to your match time.  This will give your player time to complete the required forms, go to the restroom and be ready to go on the court at the time they check in.

Visit the tournament website throughout the tournament and before leaving home for any updates, especially if rain is expected.


Can I withdraw my player after I complete the registration process?

Yes, you do have the option of withdrawing your player after you complete the registration process and receive confirmation number for the tournament, if the online registration has not closed.

To withdraw your player,

1.  return to the tournament website where you register
2.  have the confirmation number of your registration
3.  find the withdraw option midway down the tournament page on the right hand side
4.  click the word withdraw
5.  follow the steps indicated


When will the match times be posted for the tournament?

In the notes on the tournament page.  The tournament director may have included when the draw / match schedule will be completed for this tournament.  However, USTA Georgia requires the draw to be posted 24 hours before the start of the tournament.  Most tournament begin the first match at 8 a.m. on Saturday.  Most tournament that start on Friday, first match is at 5 p.m. on Friday.
For example, this means a player can learn their match time for a tournament that start on Friday at 5 p.m. by 5 p.m. the day before the start of the tournament, at the latest.

How to I find the match times for the tournament?

You can find the match times for your player by returning to the tournament website and clicking the draw tab.
Once you have click the draw tab, select your players age group.
There will be two brackets, main and consolation, click the main bracket.
Look for your players name in the 1st round, note your player line number.
In the middle of that bracket, there will be three letter abbreviation which will refer to the tennis center.
The date, the day this particular match is scheduled to be played.
The time, the time the match will begin.


How to read the draw?

When reading the draw it is helpful to know your player's line number.  You will use the line number if your player goes to the consolation draw. 
If your player is in the main draw, you will follow the brackets to the right, at most tournaments.
If your player moves to the consolation draw, you will look for your players line number in the same round they were in the main draw.  For example, if the did not win the match in the quarterfinals.  You would go to the quarterfinals round in the consolation draw and find the bracket that includes their line number.  If the bracket has a bye, than you would move to the right of the draw to the next bracket.  The information in that bracket will provide you with the location, date and time of the players next match.



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