Western States Junior Open L5

Friday, November 25, 2016 - Sunday, November 27, 2016
Reffkin Tennis Center 50 S Alvernon Way TucsonAZ  85711
Friday, November 25, 2016 - Sunday, November 27, 2016
Reffkin Tennis Center 50 S Alvernon Way TucsonAZ  85711

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Division: BG(12 (78'Court/Green Ball) ,14-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )sd,NEF; BG(10 (78'Court/Green Ball) )sd,NEF; BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )sd,NEF; E(8 (36'Court/Red Ball) )sd,NEF

Due to a new policy from the USTA’s legal department, tournament directors will no longer have access to phone numbers and email addresses of the tournament participants unless the player re-enters their contact information at time of event registration. This means that if a player does not enter their phone and email information each time they register for a tournament, the tournament director cannot contact them for any reason, including withdrawals, defaults, byes, rain delays, etc. Your cooperation will ensure that tournaments can continue to communicate necessary information to you. Thank you.


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Reffkin Tennis Center & DoubleTree Hotel welcome the 2016 Western States Junior Open L5

Tournament Director:
Meghan Houk

Tournament Referee:
Ed Osnowitz

1) Deadlines
2) Doubles Information
3) Match Formats
4) Date And Time For Draw To Be Made And Posted
5) Tournament Selection Procedures, Alternates and Eligibility Requirements
6) Late Entries Policy
7) Withdrawal/Entry Fee Refund Policy for USTA
8) Check-In
9) Tournament Schedule ***(Schedule is tentative and subject to change)***
10) Practice Court Reservations
11) Tournament Sites
12) Practice Sites
13) Racquet Stringing
14) Major Airports
15) Enterprise Rental Car
16) Official Hotel Accommodations
17) Private Hitting Sessions
18) Weather
19) Tournament Ball
20) Seeding Method
21) Dress Code
22) Thank You
23) Tournament Committee
24) Elevation in Tucson
25) Average Temperature in November
26) Upcoming Tournaments


1) Deadlines:
Tournament Registration Deadline – Wednesday November 16, 2016 11:59 PM(Arizona Time)

2) Doubles Information:
1. When registering, please indicate your desired partner’s name or USTA number (preferred) on the registration form, and we will pair you up in the selected division. Please ensure both teammates are registered by the tournament deadline.
2. The deadline to specify a specific partner is Wednesday, November 16th. If you do not specify a partner or withdraw from doubles by November 16th, you will be randomly assigned a partner.
3. To specify a doubles partner, you need to email the tournament director your child's name and USTA number along with the name and USTA number of their partner. You must CC: (copy) your doubles partner when you email the tournament director with the pairing.

3) Match Formats:
12s - 18s: Best 2 out of 3 sets regular scoring. The 7 pt tie breaker will be used in all sets tied 6 – 6.

10s Orange Ball: 2 Short Sets, (first to 4 and win by 2, or tiebreak at 4 all), 3rd Set if needed 7 point tiebreak. Regular scoring.

10s Green Ball: Best 2 out of 3 sets regular scoring. The 7 pt tie breaker will be used in all sets tied 6 – 6.

Co-ed 8s: Format is 36' court/red ball. Two out of three 7 point sets. The 8 and under age group will play modified scoring (two out of three 7 points sets, sudden death at 6-6) on 36’ courts with red low compression balls. Racquets must be 21-23.”

Doubles:8 game Pro Set with a tiebreaker at 8 all.

4) Date And Time For Draw To Be Made And Posted
Draws will be posted by Tuesday, November 22, 2016. All players are instructed to Check-In at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled match time.

5) Tournament Selection Procedures &Alternates: District qualifying tournaments or “Challengers” serve as regular competition and a qualifying tournament into the next Level 4 Master Series Event.
Open entry with limited draws; selection based on Southwest protocol.

6) Late Entries Policy:
Late entries to Western States will be considered only if the draw permits. Please make every attempt to register by the tournament deadline.

7) Withdrawal/Entry Fee Refund Policy for USTA Junior National Championships
After Entry Deadline:
Immediately contact the tournament if to withdraw from the tournament - telephone numbers and email addresses of the Tournament Director will be posted on the tournament’s USTA TennisLink Home Page. Players must also fulfill the written verification requirements described below if the withdrawal is for injury, illness, or personal circumstance and the player wants to avoid being levied USTA Suspension Points.
Withdrawal After the Entry Deadline:
Players who withdraw after the entry deadline for any reason are not entitled to a refund.

8) Check-In:
All players must check-in on November 25th at least 30 minutes before their scheduled match time. At check-in you will receive a player’s letter and tournament t-shirt for participating.

9) Tournament Schedule ***(Schedule is tentative and subject to change)***
The tournament is scheduled from November 25th-27th, main draw and consolation finals will be played on the 27th.

10) Practice Court Reservations:
Courts will be available November 24th at Reffkin Tennis Center on a first come first serve basis, $2.50 for adults, $1.00 for juniors. Courts will be available beginning at 7AM on Saturday and Sunday at Reffkin Tennis Center. Once the tournament begins, practice courts will be limited and based on availability.

11) Tournament Sites:
Jim Reffkin Tennis Center - 50 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona 85711.
Tucson Racquet Club –4001 N. Country Club Rd.

12) Practice Sites:
1. DoubleTree Hotel - (2 min.) - 445 S. Alvernon Way
2. Catalina High School – (8 min.)3645 E Pima St
3. Himmel Tennis Center – (7 min.)1000 N Tucson Blvd

13) Racquet Stringing:
Stringer will be onsite at Reffkin Tennis Center during the duration of the tournament. Links are provided below for more information:
Reffkin Tennis Center:

14) Major Airports:
Tucson International Airport -- (8 miles from the Tennis Center, approx. 18 min)
7250 S Tucson Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85756
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport -- (115 miles from the Tennis Center, approx. 1 hr & 45 min)
3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85034

15) Enterprise Rental Car
Get a 5% off at the time of booking and 5% off for booking online.
To get this rate copy and paste the link below into your web browser:
Or call and use code: L508634 and Pin: Jim
Enterprise Tucson International Airport: (520) 295-4900
Enterprise Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport: (602) 225-0588

16) Official Hotel Accommodations:
DoubleTree Hotel at Reid Park - Tournament Player Rate: $99 & Breakfast is Included. Reservations: (520) 881-4200 Mention Group Code "WSJ" for this special rate
For Online Reservations, copy and paste link below into your web browser:
Hotel Address:
445 S. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711
Recently Remodeled 295 Guest Rooms, Pool, 3 Tennis Courts, Fitness Center, Day Spa, Business Center, 10,000 sq. ft. ballroom – Across the street from Jim Reffkin Tennis Center, 2 Championship Golf Courses, and a 3-mile jogging path.
Distance from Reffkin (Main Site): Across Street

La Quinta Inn & Suites (Reid Park) - Rate:$82.00 & Breakfast
Phone Reservations: (520)795-0330
Group name: Reffkin Tennis Center
102 N Alvernon Way (Broadway/Alvernon)
Distance from Reffkin(Main Site): 0.6 Miles
Reservation cut-off date: November 16th, 2016

Hampton Inn by Marriott- Rate: $79 & Breakfast
Phone Reservations: (520) 514-0500
Mention Corporate ID#0002763162 (USTA Tennis Event @Reffkin)
251 S. Wilmot Rd. Tucson East (Broadway/Wilmot)
Distance from Reffkin (Main Site): 3.2 Miles

Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa - Rate $119 (1-2 people), $129 (3-4 people)
Phone Reservations: (800) 722-2500
Email Reservations:
Group Name: Reffkin Tennis Center
245 East Ina Road Tucson, AZ 85704
Distance from Reffkin (Main Site) -- 9 miles
Reservation cut-off date: November 1st

17) Tournament Training Sessions/Private Hitting Sessions:
Get prepared! And get acclimated to Arizona - with a hitting session on the courts you’ll be playing on! Call our pro-shop at (520)791-4896 to set up a hitting session. Private Hitting Sessions are available through the Smith-Perry Tennis Academy for Western States participants. Call (520) 861-0302 and (520) 609-4683 or email

18) Weather:
In the event of inclement weather, we will be posting updates on both this Tennislink tournament page and the voice message on our pro shop phone line at (520) 791-4896. Please don't assume anything - always check for updates! Thank you!

19) Tournament Ball:
We will provide a new can of Pro Penn tennis balls at the beginning of every match.

20) Seeding Method:

The southwest standings list used to make selections will be the most currently available and will include all tournaments which have taken place prior to the one for which selection is being made.

21) Dress Code:
All players are required to wear appropriate tennis attire. Cut off shorts, bare midriffs, compression shorts & tights (alone), or any other attire that is simply recreational and is not tennis oriented is not acceptable.

22) Thank You:

Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bruegger’s Bagels
Tucson Parks and Recreation

23)Tournament Committee:
Chair Person and Tournament Director: Meghan Houk
Tournament Referee: Ed Osnowitz

24) Elevation in Tucson:
The city's elevation is 2,643 ft (806 m) above sea level.

25) Average Temperature in November:

Average temperature in Tucson is high of 73 and a low of 48.

26) Upcoming Tournaments:

USTA - Boys' 10 Doubles; Boys' 10 Doubles; Boys' 10 Singles; Boys' 10 Singles; Boys' 12 Doubles; Boys' 12 Singles; Boys' 14 Doubles; Boys' 14 Singles; Boys' 16 Doubles; Boys' 16 Singles; Boys' 18 Doubles; Boys' 18 Singles; Co-ed 8 Doubles; Co-ed 8 Singles; Girls' 10 Doubles; Girls' 10 Doubles; Girls' 10 Singles; Girls' 10 Singles; Girls' 12 Doubles; Girls' 12 Singles; Girls' 14 Doubles; Girls' 14 Singles; Girls' 16 Doubles; Girls' 16 Singles; Girls' 18 Doubles; Girls' 18 Singles

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