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2013 USTA League National Championships Questions

Do I notify the national office that my team is going to nationals?

Since I registered my team on line and paid the team fee, do I have to go to the captains’ registration on Thursday at my event?

If our team makes it to the Sunday playoffs, what is the earliest matches and awards ceremony will be completed so we can plan returning flights to home?

Is my team required to participate in the player gift exchange?

How many gifts should we have to give opponents?

Will we be allowed to practice or hit while the matches are in progress?

If I register online, do I need to give my player shirt sizes and quantity at the captains’ registration?

I registered on line for the player party, but the number of people that are going to the party has changed. What do I do?

How many player party tickets will my team be given at no charge?

When can I buy the guest party tickets?

Can I get shirts and player gifts for the players who could not come to nationals?

My team placed at nationals. When will the extra trophies be shipped?

When I look on line at the match schedule, I don’t see my team listed?

Where do I find our team photos?

Do my friends and family need to purchase tickets to watch our matches?

Should my friends and family bring chairs or will there be benches for them to sit on to watch us play?

Will water be available on-site?

Will there be free Gatorade or sports drinks for all players?

Will lunch be accessible on-site?

Will ice be available?

 

Questions And Answers

Do I notify the national office that my team is going to nationals?

No, your Section League Coordinator will notify the national office and will forward your team’s roster.

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Since I registered my team on line and paid the team fee, do I have to go to the captains’ registration on Thursday at my event?

Yes, the online registration does not preclude you from registering your team in person. You will receive your team shirts, player gifts and get your match lineup cards at the Thursday captains’ registration. Immediately following the meeting there is a mandatory Captain’s meeting to attend.

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If our team makes it to the Sunday playoffs, what is the earliest matches and awards ceremony will be completed so we can plan returning flights to home?

The Sunday semifinals and finals and awards are typically completed by 1:00 p.m. We present awards as teams complete their matches in order to help teams in a hurry to catch flights. But I wouldn’t plan on booking flights earlier than 3:00 p.m. You want to be sure to play your best and not worry about missing or changing flights while you’re playing.

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Is my team required to participate in the player gift exchange?

No, in fact we do not encourage this unnecessary expense and many teams do not participate. We just want to make you aware that this may occur with the other teams in your flight. 

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How many gifts should we have to give opponents?

Eight gifts per team for adult teams; six gifts for mixed doubles teams. 

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Will we be allowed to practice or hit while the matches are in progress?

No, all courts at each site will be used for matches. However, if your team has a 7:30 a.m. match you may be able to get on site at 6:30 a.m. and find an open court to get on and warm up.

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If I register online, do I need to give my player shirt sizes and quantity at the captains’ registration?

Yes, the on line registration does not inquire about shirt sizes and quantity. You will give these numbers at the captains’ registration on Thursday at your event. 

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I registered on line for the player party, but the number of people that are going to the party has changed. What do I do?

You will be able to update the number and get the tickets from the national office representative at the captain’s registration on Thursday. If the number is significantly different (5 or more), please contact the national office by e-mail lucido@usta.com.

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How many player party tickets will my team be given at no charge?

You will be given tickets for the number of players from your team that are attending the party. Any guests will pay $20.00 cash per ticket. 

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When can I buy the guest party tickets?

You can only purchase guest party tickets at the Captain’s registration on Thursday. Cash is accepted only - no credit or debit cards. You should know how many guests will be attending as this will be the only time that tickets will be available for sale. The final count and table numbers will be given to the hotel on Thursday evening. 

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Can I get shirts and player gifts for the players who could not come to nationals?

No, unfortunately we have to be sure we have enough quantity for the players who will be attending and participating at nationals.

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My team placed at nationals. When will the extra trophies be shipped?

Please allow at least six weeks, but they may arrive sooner than that.

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When I look on line at the match schedule, I don’t see my team listed?

You are probably looking in Tennislink and if you don’t see all teams it’s probably because the computer person is in the process of building the championships for score entry. You should go to usta.com, search USTA League National Championships and open the link to your event. Here you will find the current match schedule. Please keep checking frequently forrevisions to the schedule.

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Where do I find our team photos?

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Do my friends and family need to purchase tickets to watch our matches?

No, your friends and family can move about and watch your team and any matches at any time. There is no fee to come on the grounds of the facility to watch your team play. 

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Should my friends and family bring chairs or will there be benches for them to sit on to watch us play?

While some courts at some facilities have benches, it’s advisable to bring along small chairs in the event that your match is assigned where there are no benches available. 

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Will water be available on-site?

Yes, there are water containers on the courts, but not complimentary bottled water. You should come prepared with your own water vessel and fill it up before heading out to your match. 

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Will there be free Gatorade or sports drinks for all players?

No, Gatorade or power drinks may be available for purchase in the pro shop, but it is suggested that you bring your own from a local store to be sure you are prepared with your preferred beverage. 

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Will lunch be accessible on-site?

No, you may be able to pick up prepackaged sandwiches in the pro-shop (Reffkin TC), but dining areas or restaurants at the facilities are not available. However, there are restaurants and fast food options near all our national championships sites. 

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Will ice be available?

Yes, there are ice containers located near the tournament desk, but if you want to fill up your water container with ice, you should do so at the hotel prior to going to the courts. In the hot desert climate, continual ice consumption at the championships becomes a challenge. 

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2013 National Championships:
 
Sept. 27-29, 2013
Adult 18 & Over 5.0+ (Indian Wells)
 
Oct. 4-6, 2013
Adult 18 & Over 2.5 (Indian Wells)
 
Oct. 11-13, 2013
Adult 40 & Over 3.5 (Indian Wells)
 
Oct. 18-20, 2013
Adult 18 & Over 4.5 (Tucson)
Adult 40 & Over 4.0 (Indian Wells)
 
Oct. 25-27, 2013
Adult 18 & Over 3.5 (Tucson)
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Nov. 15-17, 2013
Mixed 18 & Over 2.5, 7.0 & 9.0 (Tucson)

Nov. 22-24, 2013
Mixed 18 & Over 6.0, 8.0 & 10.0 (Tucson)
 
Spring 2014 - TBD
Mixed Invitational 40 & Over 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0

April 2014
Adult 55 & Over 6.0 & 8.0 (Surprise, Ariz.)

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Adult 55 & Over 7.0 & 9.0 (Surprise, Ariz.)
 
 
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