Southwest

USTA Southwest Mixed 55 & Over League Invitational

March 13, 2024


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Feb. 17-18, 2024
Scottsdale, AZ - Scottsdale Ranch Park


We'll be mixing it up on the courts in Scottsdale, Arizona in February 2024 for our USTA Southwest 55 & Over Mixed League Invitational. Last year (2023), we piloted this new League Championships event, and it was a rousing success. 

Co-ed mixed squads from across the entire Southwest will be putting their serve and volleying skills to the test over the course of two days (Feb. 17-18), all for the right to call themselves Southwest Section league champions. With a team victory at this event, division winners will also receive a coveted spot into the USTA National 55 & Over League Invitational, held in Spring 2024. 

We'll have multiple teams from across the Southwest in a variety of skill levels (6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0) participating. 

The registration deadline for this event is Jan. 28, 2024

PLAYING SITEScottsdale Ranch Park

10400 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 852584
This 18-court public tennis center in the heart of Scottsdale has been a consistent host to local, section and national league championship events, because of its prime location and quality courts.


HOTEL INFORMATION

There will be no event or host hotel for this year’s 55 & Over USTA Southwest League Invitational.  This is peak season in the Phoenix area, and properties are not allowing room blocks. Please make your own arrangements. 

 


VIRTUAL CAPTAIN’S MEETING
USTA Southwest will hold a virtual (online) captain’s meeting for this event on Monday Feb. 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: 

-Court Location & Schedule
-Court Rules, Sportsmanship and Yearly League Section Regulations
- Player Amenities and Prizes
- Photo Information
- 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.

 

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

For Players Advancing From a Local League

All players, of any rating type (C or S) are required to play two matches in their local league season to be eligible to compete at the section Invitational, 1 default awarded may be counted as a match played.


There will be no individual player waivers accepted.



MATCH SCHEDULE
A final match schedule will be posted on TennisLink a week prior to the invitational event. Keep in mind, a schedule is always tentative and subject to change based on withdrawals, weather, etc. 

All teams should initially plan on playing all weekend, with match times beginning Saturday morning and finishing by 2 pm on Sunday. Keep in mind you can be scheduled for any time!

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