This is the THIRD in a series of 12 Grand Prix tournaments to be played at the Laurel Park Tennis Center. Each round won is awarded points and these points are kept to determine a winner of the year long Gran Prix and will serve as data for seeding at the City of Marietta Tennis Championships.
Any player who withdraws must notify the Referee immediately. Players do not need to be members of USTA to play this tournament. Less than two entrants in a division will mean that event will be closed and the entrants placed in the next appropriate level up or down. The best advice we can give you is not to enter a tournament unless your calendar is open. Individuals may enter one singles and one doubles event.
Awards will be presented to the winners and runners-up of the tournaments in all the singles and doubles events.
FORMAT AND RULES:
THE POLAR BEAR CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE PLAYED TO COMPLETION IN ALL DIVISIONS. WE WILL DO THE BEST WE CAN TO MANAGE IF THERE IS INCLEMENT WEATHER. ALL MATCHES IN ALL AGE GROUPS WILL BE PLAYED ON REGULATION 78' COURTS AND WITH REGULATION YELLOW BALLS. ALL MATCHES WILL BE THE BEST OF THREE SETS.
No paid entries will be accepted after 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2011. Entries will be accepted by telephone and pay by credit card. No entry fees will be returned unless an entry is not selected as a participant in the event. Players must be able to arrive on time for tournament play in order to to participate.
No refunds will be given once a tournament entry has been accepted and filed online. A credit toward the next tournament is offered. If one round is completed in an event then the tournament will be counted as complete. No refunds will be given.
CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATION BALLS AND SCORING
The balls for all events will be regulation balls. All events will be played on regulation 78' courts. The scoring format will be 2 out of 3 sets each played with the winner being the first to 6 games winning by two games. At 6-all in games a 12-point tiebreaker will be played to determine the winner of the set. The third set is to be played out completely for all age groups.
GRAND PRIX POINTS:
Entering a Marietta Grand Prix tournament and showing up to first match is worth 5 points. Each win is awarded points. Wins to the East side of the draw will be worth 5 points and subsequent losses are played for 2.5 points. On the West side of the draw point totals count as half what the East side points are worth. Grand Prix points leaders in different divisions at the end of the tournament series will will the Grand Prizes.
The Adult divisions and Junior divisions for this particular tournament handled on TennisLink and the 10 and Under and 8 and Under divisions are handled on Active.com.