2nd Annual Cooper Creek Open
August 6-8, 2022
Cooper Creek Tennis Center
4816 Milgen Rd Columbus GA 31909
This event has a tournament component and a social noncompetitive component. Compete in the open tournament or level based tournament, or participate in the social aspect and participate in clinics and mixers, round robins, social tennis and more!
This tournament is raising money for Friends of Lakebottom Fund, which is raising funds for the revitalization and improvements to the tennis courts at Lakebottom Park!
All proceeds go to the fund! Donate or participate! Sponsor the event! Get involved, volunteer! Spread word!
Saturday- Monday event, come out and enjoy!
Spectator tickets only $5!
Congratulations to Noah Van Dyke our last USA TENNIS TOUR Champion, 2022 Fayetville Player Open Champion ! The event was held Feb. 18-20, 2022 at Legacy Lakes Pro Club.
Warm up courts for players available starting Friday August 5! Contact Luke 706-405-9692 to reserve a court.
Saturday: Food Truck On Site – Yum! order your food and drinks for the matches!
Looking For Doubles Partner?
Contact me at 706-405-9692 if your interested in playing with a partner.
Official Ball: Pro-Penn Marathon
Official Surface: Har-Tru Clay
Court Rules Regulations, Official Draw Posted:
Please do not damage the tennis court.
Draws Posted August 1, 2022.
Runner Up: $400
Round of 16: $0
Men’s / Women’s Singles Purse: $1,680
There is parking available throughout the park. The row of parking when you first pull into Cooper Creek will be the closest parking, or the parking lot straight back once you pull in.
Warm Up Courts Available for Players & their Coaching Staff.
All match times are NOT BEFORE times. You may go on after your scheduled time, but not before.
By playing this tournament, you are assuming all risk And agree not to hold USA TENNIS TOUR 21Ace Tennis Events LLC or City of Columbus responsible for any civil matter.
Please Arrive on time for your matches and don’t make me call you!
Tournament Information & Rules and Regulations
Coaching No coaching after 1st game of any set. Coaching permitted at the fence with your coach or team. Coaches allowed on court only in between sets. No coaches allowed on court during play. No coaching during play. No hand signals. Point penalty and code violations for breaking any rule.
Doubles 1st Round : 2 out of 3 with 10 point for the 3rd – NO AD.
Doubles SF & F – 2 out of 3 sets
Singles – 2 out of 3 sets
Semis- 3rd Set tiebreak at 7-7
Final – 3rd Set tiebreak at 8-8
All fees go toward prize money and helping decrease costs for players. $20 Family $5 Individual Comes with drinks and snacks provided. Covid-19 Hand sanitizer available Social distancing in place Please wear mask when possible Stay safe players! bring your own chairs, water bottles, PPE, to be extra safe! No requirements.
New balls for the 3rd Set.
Semifinal and Final Ball Rule Implementation May Be In Affect
Code of Conduct & Dress Code
Please use all caution and behave in best practices that reflect the USA TENNIS TOUR’s love for the sport. Please no running shoes or non tennis shoe that could damage the tennis court. This is a clay court event, clay court shoes preferred. Please do not damage the courts or areas. Please refrain from wearing non appropriate tennis attire & shoes.
Awards & Accolades
Nominate players for the following awards with prizes to the winner! “BEST DRESSED” “Sportsmanship Award” “The Tree” “Best Form” “Best Serve” “Biggest Weapon” submit your entries at the Tournament Desk!
Check In & Registration
Try to come check in Friday a couple hours before your first match, fill out paperwork and get your player gift, and check out the facility! Players, please be there in time to do your PRE MATCH interview, Tournament Press Conference, Tournament Media & get your personal warm up done, use the bathroom & be ready to play. Try to check in at the desk 15-30 minutes before your scheduled match time at least so we can know you’re there! We can get the court ready, and get everything prepared for your match to start!
Match Coin Toss
No match is official to start with out a USATT official doing a coin toss, explaining the rules and the scoring and taking a formal picture of the players at the net, please check in at the desk and await instructions from the Director on what your court assignment is and they will tell you that the official will be right behind you.
5 Minute Warm Up
All matches will use a 5 minute warm up, so try to do your personal warm up and hit some balls before you check in!
Referee On Site
Tournament umpire on site for disputes if needed. Contsct the director or wave your hand in the air with intent and call for Referee.
Trainer on Site
Trainer / Physio on site for minor injuries and medical needs.
Medical time Outs
3 minute MO. 2nd and 3rd MO must be approved by a Official. Limit 3 per set. Limit 2 per set in 3rd set.
During play, the clock will begin after permission is granted. 2:30 2 minutes and 30 seconds Warning after 3;00, Point Penalty at 3:15, point penalty at 3:45, point penalty at 4:30, game penalty at 5:00, game penalty at 8:00
Water and towels provided for players and snacks and amenities available. Need something? Just ask, we might can accommodate! Water Coolers on Court for Players Towels Available for Player Use Snacks for Players Spectators that use the snack table are encouraged to donate to the event! All donations benefit the players in tournaments to reduce costs!
Draws (Digital Event)
Check back later!
All draws on line. Some draws will be posted onsite as well.
during the Event Send all info to Luke! 706-405-9692 Check In Get your player gift and check in to the event. Please check in before play!! So I know you’re there!
Please be ready to do your pre tournament and pre match interview before matches, at random, we appreciate your support!
We’d love to interview your coach as well, let us know if your coach is available!!
Some notable USATT players!
Chase Parker – Ian Rasheed – Tim Hewitt – Josh Banks- Marvin Colley – Alec Fritzinger- Ethan Carr – Noah Van Dyke – Jake Grimes –
Player Entry List;
Main Draw Singles: 32
Main Draw Doubles: 16 Teams
Qualifying Singles: 16
Qualifying Doubles: 8 Teams
The Main Draw will consist of 25 Direct Acceptances, 4 qualifiers, 3 Wild Cards.
If more than 32 players register, there will be Qualifying Draws created and the main draw will be increased to a draw of 64.
To apply for a Wild Card – email firstname.lastname@example.org
All matches will be best of 3 sets with regular scoring.
In USA TENNIS TOUR matches, the semifinals third set tiebreak is played at 7-7, and the final third set tiebreak is played at 8-8.
IMPORTANT Info: email email@example.com to detail your level of play, former accolades, tournament wins, if you played college, etc.
If the venue has complications with COVID-19 and/or tournament entries have fewer than the minimum players needed, the event may be canceled, postponed to another date or deactivated entirely, all funds will be credited to the player in this rare case.
TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION & SELECTION
: All Wild Cards must be approved by USATT. SELECTION WILL BE MADE THE TUESDAY BEFORE THE EVENT at the latest.
WITHDRAWAL & REFUND POLICY:
Late entries will go to the bottom of the alternate list, if there is one.
Refunds are applied for via emails only. firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply for avoidance requests , send a email to email@example.com
Postponing: The tournament will be postponed if the number of players isn’t sufficient. Decision will be made accordingly.
Withdrawing All withdrawals PRIOR to the registration deadline must be submitted via email with a reason for withdrawing . Withdrawals AFTER the registration deadline must be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with reasoning for not remaining in the tournament, and we will respond accordingly.
To withdraw to sign up for another tournament, find out more about our program to put you in a future USATT event. email@example.com
SCORING FORMAT: All matches will be best of 3 sets with regular scoring.
Semifinal – 3rd set , tiebreak at 7-7
Final – 3rd set , tiebreak at 8-8
Early Registration Register early for discounts. Coming soon.
Cooper Creek Tennis Center
4816 Milgen Rd Columbus, Ga 31909