USATT WITV Open $3K – Feb. 4-6, 2023 – Augusta, GA, USA

$28.00$74.00

Registration Deadline: February 1, 2023 l 11:59PM ET

Entry List:
Find the entry list to the tournament here!

Men’s Open Singles

1.Luke Harden – Tentative Acceptance

2. Ayden Anderson – Tentative Acceptance

3. Anthony Lefevers – Tentative Acceptance

4. Shalin Shah – Direct Acceptance

Women’s Open Singles
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Men’s Open Doubles
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Women’s Open Doubles
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Description

WITV Open 2023 $3K

2023 Waterfalls in the Valley Open 

Champions Circuit
1,000 Ranking Points
$3K
Augusta, GA
FLEMING TENNIS CENTER
Prize Money Purse: $3,000.00

Social or Competitive

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!

Fundraiser

This tournament is also raising money for Friends of Lakebottom Fund, which is raising funds for the revitalization and improvements to the tennis courts at Lakebottom Park in Columbus, GA, USA TENNIS TOUR’s Title Cause for 2023.
Donation Goal: $2,000.00
Spectator Tickets are only $5!

Notes:

Warm up courts for players available starting Saturday morning February 4! Contact Luke 706-405-9692 to reserve a court.

Announcement – Doubles 

Looking For Doubles Partner?
 Contact me at 706-405-9692 if your interested in playing with a partner.

TOURNAMENT DRAW
Draw has not been posted yet. Check back later!

MATCH SCHEDULE REPORT

REPORT has not yet been posted. Check back later!

Official Ball:

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Official Surface: Hard

Court Rules Regulations, Official Draw Posted:

Please do not damage the tennis court.
Players must sign waiver before competing.

Draws Posted
Draws Posted week of February 1, 2023

Prize Money:

Doubles will make up the remaining of the $1,500.00 prize money for men’s/women’s singles/doubles.

Men’s & Women’s Singles

Champion: $600
Runner Up: $250
Semifinalists: $50
Quarterfinalists: $0
Round of 16: $0

Men’s / Women’s Singles Purse: $950.00

Men’s & Women’s Doubles

Men’s & Women’s Doubles
Champions: $300 total
Runner Ups: $150 total
Semifinalists: $50 total
Quarterfinalists: $0 total
Round of 16: $0

Men’s / Women’s Doubles Purse: $550.00

Parking:
There is parking available throughout the tennis center. Please do not park in handicapped spaces unless you have a handicap tag, or reserved spaces that are reserved for MACH ACADEMY staff and handicapped persons.

Warm Up Courts Available for Players & their Coaching Staff

Warm up courts and time given to all players and their coaching staff before and after matches.

SCHEDULE

Please Arrive on time for your matches and don’t make me call you!
All match times are NOT BEFORE times. You may go on after your scheduled time, but not before.

LIABILITY
By playing this tournament, you are assuming all risk And agree not to hold USA TENNIS TOUR, 21Ace Tennis Events LLC or City of Augusta, MACH ACADEMY, Augusta Parks and Recreation or any other entity responsible for any civil matter.

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.

Scoring
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, regular scoring.
Semis- 3rd Set tiebreak at 7-7
Final – 3rd Set tiebreak at 8-8

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.

Spectators Donation
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!

Please bring your own chairs, water bottles, PPE, to be extra safe!

No requirements.

BALLS
New balls for the 3rd Set.
Semifinal and Final Ball Rule Implementation May Be In Affect (New Balls per 9 games)

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 hard court event, hard court shoes preferred. Please do not damage the courts or areas. Please refrain from wearing non appropriate tennis attire & shoes. Please no hate speech or gang symbols.

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. Contact 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.

Bathroom Policy
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, game penalty
at 10:00, default

Amenities
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 Draw Event)
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All draws on line. Some draws will be posted onsite as well.

Avoidance Requests
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!

Player Interviews & Press Conferences
Please be ready to do your pre tournament and pre match interview before matches, at random, we appreciate your support!
Coaches Interviews
We’d love to interview your coach as well, let us know if your coach is available!!

TOURNAMENT FORMAT:
Main Draw Singles: 32
Main Draw Doubles: 16 Teams
Qualifying Singles: 32
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.

Wildcards
All players that wish to apply for a wildcard, can do so via email, to apply for a Wild Card please email –  lukeharden2@gmail.com . Thank you.

IMPORTANT INFO:

For acceptance consideration,  email lukeharden2@gmail.com to detail your level of play, former accolades, tournament wins, if you played college, etc for acceptance.

ACCEPTANCE
Only the top 56 players will be accepted for this event.

COVID-19
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. lukeharden2@gmail.com

Schedule Requests:
To apply for avoidance requests , send a email to lukeharden2@gmail.com

Postponing

The tournament will be postponed if the number of players isn’t sufficient. Decision will be made accordingly within 10 days of the event.

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 lukeharden2@gmail.com with reasoning for not remaining in the tournament, and we will respond accordingly.
When withdrawing to sign up for another tournament, find out more about our program to put you in a future USATT event. All withdrawals after the deadline email lukeharden2@gmail.com to receive your USATT credit.

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.

Regular, traditional scoring and play. Adherence to The Code.

Early Registration
Register early for discounts. Coming soon.

Venue:
City of Augusta Fleming Tennis Center
1850 Chester Ave
Augusta, GA 30906
United States

Contact:
Luke Harden
Tournament Director
706-405-9692
lukeharden2@gmail.com

Inquiries: for all information visit 21acetennis.com

Additional information

Divisions

Men’s Open Singles, Men’s Open Doubles, Women’s Open Singles, Women’s Open Doubles, Open Mixed Doubles, Adult Men’s 2.5 Singles, Adult Women’s 2.5 Singles, Adult Men’s 3.0 Singles, Adult Women’s 3.0 Singles, Adult Men 3.5 Singles, Adult Women 3.5 Singles, Adult Men. 4.0 Singles, Adult Women 4.0 Singles, Adult M 2.5 Doubles, Adult W 2.5 Doubles, Adult M 3.0 Doubles, Adult W 3.0 Doubles, Adult M 3.5 Doubles, Adult W 3.5 Doubles, Adult M 4.0 Doubles, Adult W 4.0 Doubles, AD MX 2.5, AD MX 3.0, AD MX 3.5, AD MX 4.0, 50 + Women’s S/D Beginner, 50 + Men’s S/D Beginner, 50 + Women’s S/D Intermediate, 50 + Men’s S/D Intermediate

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Event Details

FIRST DAY OF QUALIFYING: SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4, 2023

FIRST DAY OF MAIN DRAW: FEBRUARY 4, 2023

Date: February 04, 2023

Start time: 08:00 EST

End time: 08:00 EST

Venue: Fleming Tennis Center at MACH Academy

Coordinates: 33.42330° N, 82.01023° W

Directions: 1850 Chester Ave Augusta, GA 30906 United States

Phone: 7064059692

Email: lukeharden2@gmail.com