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USTA Georgia
116 Marble Mill Road
Marietta, GA 30060
Tax ID 58-1309245

Host a One-Day Adult Tournament, Support Local Charity

October 1, 2015 03:31 PM

USTA Southern is offering a $500 incentative to facilities and clubs that host one-day adult tournaments.

USTA Southern will donate $500 to a charity selected by the hosting facility or club. For one-day tournaments in November, donations will be made to organizations or food shelters that are fighing hunger. For one-day tournaments in December, donations will be made to organizations who donate toys to children. 

For more information and to receive approval for the donation, contact Bill Phillips, 337-849-5821.

Here the guidelines to receive the donation:        

  • Tournaments will be one-day events and not sanctioned.
  • TennisLink will still be used to register players and to track participation.
  • Players will enter based on their NTRP rating - match results will not affect these ratings.
  • The format will be doubles and mixed doubles only - fixed partners and one-event limit.
  • Matches will be one set and either a round robin or a compass draw.
  • A $20 entry fee ($23 with the $3 TennisLink fee). This fixed fee will stand and cannot be altered for any reason.
  • The entry fee is for USTA members and non-members.
  • No amenities required except some drinks and possibly some light snacks - no trophies, no t-shirts, no referees. You are, however, free to offer whatever amenities you want; those expenses can come from your entry fees or from sponsors.
  • Player incentives for playing multiple tournaments - points for participation (100 pts.), winning matches (25 pts.) and a cap of the 3 best results, with the idea that each state and possibly the section have an event at the end of the year for those who've played several events.
  • The name of the tournaments is The USPTA Southern Adult Tournament Series and this name must be on each tournament listed in TennisLink - example: USPTA Southern Adult Tournament Series/River Club Summer. 
  • USPTA Southern Division will provide a banner or banners if needed for each state to have at these events.
  • The USPTA Chapter president in each state will work closely with their USTA state office/ED and with the TSR with regard to scheduling these events, assuring quality control, etc.