40 & Over League Championships
March 10, 2023
USTA SOUTHWEST 40 & OVER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS
June 16-18, 2023 - Albuquerque, NM
(Deadline to enter is June 4)
Join us this summer for our USTA Southwest 40 & Over League Championships. Held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this is one of the Southwest’s largest events of the year, and our typical summer championship kickoff of league play.
Teams of players 40 & up from across the Southwest will descend upon Albuquerque June 17-19 for this championship event, which typically features up to 500 or more total players, in skill levels from 3.0 to 4.5.
Gender teams at all skill levels will compete over three days for the right to call themselves Southwest Section League Champions. Winning teams in each level will not only have Section bragging rights, but also advance on to the USTA League National Championships.
Player lunches will be served on Friday and Saturday, between 11-1 pm.
Jerry Cline Tennis Center Highpoint Sports & Wellness Tanoan Country Club
Jerry Cline Tennis Center, 7001 Constitution Ave NE, ABQ, NM 87110
This 18-court public tennis venue has been our annual headquarters for league championship events in Albuquerque. ADVERTISEMENT This award-winning public facility has played host to a variety of USTA local and regional championship events, annually hosts the New Mexico High School State championships, and is the city’s largest public tennis center.
Highpoint Sports & Wellness, 4300 Landau St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
This is one of Albuquerque’s premier private tennis facilities, and an annual supporter of USTA programming at all levels. This 15-court private club is located against one of the highest spots in Albuquerque (thus the name).
Tanoan Country Club, 10801 Academy Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
This private club boasts 14 championship courts, and has been the host venue of several USTA Southwest championship events, as well as the annual New Mexico Adult Open.
The host hotel for this year’s 40 & Over USTA Southwest League Championships is the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown.
Located just a lob away from the championships tournament headquarters – Jerry Cline Tennis Center – the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown has been a longtime partner of USTA Southwest in regards to league championship events.
Hotel night stays are $149/night (not including taxes and fees) and can be booked online. Dates can only be reserved from June 15-June 19 at this rate and with this group block.
If you need assistance with your reservations, please contact the hotel directly at 505-830-5781 or 1-800-252-7772 and ask for the Sales Department.
If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to call the hotel directly at 505-830-5781 and ask for the Sales Office.
For special requests on reservations, contact the Sales Office and we will adjust existing reservations.
USTA Southwest Adult 40 & Over League Championships
(BOOK YOUR GROUP RATE HERE)
Start Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023
End Date: Sunday, June 18, 2023
Last Day to Book: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate: Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown for 149 USD per night + tax, which includes wireless internet & breakfast for up to 4 guests
VIRTUAL CAPTAIN’S MEETING
USTA Southwest will hold a virtual (online) captain’s meeting for this event on JUNE 12 at 5:30 PM AZ TIME to go over event protocols and procedures. Section League Coordinator (SLC) will send out the event link to qualified captain’s a week prior to the virtual meeting.
Some event items the SLC will go over in detail in the meeting will be:
-Team Photo Information
-Court Location & Schedule
-Court Rules, Sportsmanship and Yearly League Section Regulations
- Player Amenities and Prizes
-Other General Event Information/Questions
Team Line-Up Sheets: Completed cards must be turned into the Tournament Desk by the team captain at the playing location 30 minutes prior to when the match is scheduled to start. All team members on the line-up card must be present at the facility before courts and balls will be assigned. A match could start as early as 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time, so it is very important that your team is present and ready to play when the captain turns in the team line-up card. All players must be prepared to present photo identification to the tournament desk staff prior to going on court.
Tournament Rules- Please review the enclosed tournament rules. Please keep in mind:
· When you are assigned a court please make sure you are playing the right team and position.
· NO COACHING
· The 5-minute warm-up rule will be strictly enforced
· All Tie Breaks will utilize the Coman Rotation.
· Match format will consist of a Coman 10-point Match Tiebreak in lieu of the third set.
· All courts should report their score immediately after their individual matches before watching their team, a winner and an opponent come to the desk to report the score together.
· When the team match is completed the captain from each team must go to the Tournament Desk, wearing their masks, to turn in scores and SIGN the scorecard.
Awards– Champions and Finalists awards will be given out as play ends on Sunday or after completion of each division’s matches. The USTA Southwest Section, will provide up to 12 awards for each Champion and Finalist team. Additional awards may be purchased at the team’s expense.
A final match schedule will be posted on TennisLink a week prior to the championships.
All teams should initially plan on playing all weekend, with match times beginning Friday morning and finishing by 2 pm on Sunday. Keep in mind you can be scheduled for any time!
Any teams going home early or abandoning the event without tournament director permission will be subject to a sportsmanship grievance, which could result in penalties and suspensions to the entire team from the USTA League Program.
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