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Saturday, August 10, 2013 - Sunday, August 11, 2013

Junior Team Tennis Section Championships

All Day Event

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Sierra Sport and Racquet-Main Tournament Desk
2626 W Alluvial Ave
Fresno, CA , 93711



The latest JTT Section Championship information.

Draws - Click Here

Playoff Scenarios - Click Here (This will be updated frequently throughout the event)

Tournament Rules - Click Here

Tournament Site Locations - Click Here

 

2013 NorCal JTT Section Championship Information

Over 70 teams from all over Northern California will travel to compete in the Section Championships. Teams will be competing in both Coed and Same Gender divisions. 
 
In the Same Gender division, advanced teams will be competing to represent Team NorCal in the 2013 Gar Glenney Cup held at Stanford University on August 17th-18th.
 
In the Coed division, teams will be competing to advance to the 2013 Jr. Team Tennis National Championships held in October in Cayce, South Carolina.
 
New for 2013:
  • No Friday matches
  • Round Robin play in all flights (All teams are guaranteed 3 team matches)
  • Same Gender – Intermediate division play
  • Player party on Saturday night

Tournament Dates: August 10th – 11th, 2013

Tournament matches will begin on Saturday morning at 7:30am or 8:00am. We encourage you to stay in Fresno both nights, Friday and Saturday. Tournament play should conclude by 4pm on Sunday. There will be no Friday matches.
Every team will be guaranteed 3 total team matches throughout the tournament and guaranteed to play at least 1 match on Sunday.
 
All divisions will play a round robin to determine Section Champions for that age group/level. There will no longer be a tournament draw format.
 
2013 Section Championship Flights
  • Coed Division - U14, U18 (Advanced & Intermediate levels)
  • Same Gender Division - U12, U15, U18 (Advanced & Intermediate levels)   Note: No B12 or G12 Intermediate divisions in 2013
  • Tournament Fee:  $13 per player

Accommodations

Room blocks have been reserved at the following hotels. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage teams to book rooms in advance if they want to secure a room at the official tournament hotels.
 
*Official Hotel of the Championships - (Location of Player Party)*
Holiday Inn – AirportHolidayInn_Logo
5090 E. Clinton Way
Fresno, CA 93727
Rate: $79.00 per room, per night (plus hotel tax). This rate includes breakfast.
Reservations: Reserve Online or you can call (559) 252-3611. Mention "USTA" to receive the rate.
 
Additional Hotel Partners
Piccadilly Inn Airport - (walking distance to Player Party)Picadilly_Logo
5115 E. McKinley Ave.
Fresno, CA 93727
Rate: $78.00 per room, per night (plus hotel tax). Rate includes breakfast.
Reservations: Call 559-375-7760. Mention "USTA" to receive the rate.
 
Park Inn by RadissonParkInn_Logo
3737 North Blackstone Ave.
Fresno, CA 93726
Rate: $89.00 per room, per night (plus hotel tax). Rate DOES NOT include breakfast.
Reservations: Call 559.226.2200. Mention "USTA" to receive the rate.

Team Player Party

A free player dinner/party for players and coaches will be held on Saturday, August 10th at 8pm. The location of the player party will be held at:
 
Holiday Inn - Airport
5090 E Clinton Way
Fresno, CA 93727
Dinner: 8pm – 10pm
 
The party will include a BBQ dinner, a DJ playing music, the USTA Fast Serve Cage and Raffle Prizes.
 
Note to parents: Dinner will be provided to players and coaches only.

Tournament Locations

Facilities used for this event are:
  • Buchanan High School – (1560 North Minnewawa, Clovis, CA 93619)
  • Clovis North High School – (2770 East International Avenue, Fresno, CA 93730)
  • Copper River Country Club – (2140 East Clubhouse Drive, Fresno, CA 93730)
  • Fig Garden Swim and Racquet Club – (4722 North Maroa, Fresno, CA 93704-3207)
  • Sierra Sport and Racquet Club – (2626 West Alluvial, Fresno, CA 93711)
  • Sierra Athletic Club – (4774 North Blackstone Avenue Fresno, CA 93726)
  • Sunnyside Health and Tennis Club – (5707 East Balch Avenue, Fresno, CA 93727)

How to Qualify

Automatic Berths
Teams who automatically qualify from their local leagues will need to register for the upcoming Section Championships no later than Aug. 3rd at 11:59pm. Your Area League Coordinator or Section Coordinator, Darren Wenger will let you know if you received an automatic berth based on your regular season finish.
 
Once notified of qualification, you will need to reserve/confirm your spot in the tournament by emailing Darren Wenger (wenger@norcal.usta.com).
 
Upon receipt of your reservation email, eligible player rosters will be emailed to each coach based on TennisLink results. A player is only eligible to play in the Section Championships if they played 2 local team matches (one may be a default) and have those results recorded and verified in TennisLink.
 
Wildcard Applications
For those teams that did not receive an automatic berth from their local leagues, there is the opportunity to receive a wildcard into the Section Championships.
 
If you would like to apply for a tournament wildcard, please complete the wildcard application form below. Wildcard applications are due by Aug. 1st.
 
A handful of spots will be available for teams not granted an automatic berth. Wildcard allotments will be based on draw size and number of team withdrawals. Many factors will be used in determining wildcard acceptance including but not limited to, order of submission, TennisLink usage, Area League Coordinator recommendations, size of local league and win / loss record.
 
Please send your wildcard application and a refundable $100 team deposit by check made out to USTA NorCal with your application to:

Wildcard Application - Click Here

 
USTA Northern California
Attn: Darren Wenger
1920 North Loop Rd
Alameda, CA 94502
 
Or fax your application to (510) 748-7377.
 
Wildcards are not guaranteed and will be determined by the tournament committee. You will be notified of your wildcard status no later than Monday Aug. 5th.

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