55 & Over League Championships
USTA Southwest | May 8, 2022
USTA SOUTHWEST 55 & OVER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS
September 16-18, 2022 - Tucson, AZ
In mid-September our best 55 & Over squads will make their way towards Tucson, Arizona for our USTA Southwest 55 & Over League Championships. This year's event will play at a familiar location to our players, the famed and scenic Hilton El Conquistador Tennis Resort.
Teams of players 55 & up from across our entire region will be in Tucson vying for the title. in skill levels ranging from 3.0 to 4.5.
Gender teams at all skill levels will duke it out 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 2022 USTA League National Championships.
Player lunches will be served on Friday and Saturday, between 11-1 pm.
Hilton El Conquistador Tennis Resort
El Conquistador Resort, 10000 North Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704 This 16-court tennis venue has been our annual hosts to both section and national league championship events, because of its prime location tucked up against the Catalina Mountains.
The host hotel for this year’s 55 & Over USTA Southwest League Championships is the Hilton El Conquistador
Located just a short walk from our tournament site, the 'El Con' has been a longtime partner of USTA Southwest in regards to league championship events.
Hotel night stays are $175/night (not including taxes and fees) and can be booked online HERE. Dates can only be reserved from SEPTEMBER 15-18 at this rate and with this group block. ADVERTISEMENT The cut-off date to make reservations is August 22.
If you need assistance with your reservations, please contact the hotel directly at 520-544-1155 or Elicia.Robles@Hilton.com
We have contracted with an additional overflow hotel - the Fairfield Inn Oro Valley, just a short drive from the Hilton El Conquistador. The rate is $149/night (plus taxes and fees).
VIRTUAL CAPTAIN’S MEETING
USTA Southwest will hold a virtual (online) captain’s meeting for this event on SEPTEMBER 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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