Tennis

 




General Information

DATES:
Youth July 25-27 (Tue-Thur)
Adults July 28-30 (Fri-Sun)
Mixed Doubles July 29-30 (Sat-Sun)


SITE: Woods Tennis Center (401 S 33rd St - View Map)
NOTE:  Lincoln High School will be used as a backup facility if necessary.


Parking Notice: Due to Woods Pool hosting a large swim meet on July 27-30, parking may be difficult.  Please plan extra time for this.  The lots on the West side of Woods Park and the Lancaster County Health Department lots will be good options on Saturday and Sunday of the event.

SANCTION: The Cornhusker State Games Tennis event is sanctioned by the USTA. USTA membership card can be purchased at www.usta.com.

COMPETITION FORMAT & RULES:

USTA rules will apply.


View the Complete Event Details for a full list of divisions and events.


All players must have a valid USTA membership good through at least July 2017.

NTRP rating classification guidelines will apply.

Matches are 2 of 3 sets with a 10-point match tiebreak in lue of a third set. It is the referee’s discretion to switch to alternate scoring from “regular” scoring in all matches. The change may be necessary to complete the tournament after inclement weather or other factors causing the tournament to fall behind its published schedule.

Juniors may enter only one age division and are not allowed to enter the adult draw except in the open events.

Juniors and adults may enter both singles and doubles.

Age as of July 31, 2017. Example: If a player turns 19 anytime in July, they are not eligible to play in the U18 division.

The tournament director reserves the right to combine events.

MATCH TIMES & DRAWS: Match times and draws will be available here and emailed out to participants the week of competition. Events may be rescheduled after the entry deadline to improve the flow of the tournament. Participants will be notified of any changes. Please DO NOT call the Cornhusker State Games office for this information.

Junior Tournament ID # - TBD
Adult Tournament ID # - TBD

AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each event.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Participants in need of special accommodations must let must let tournament directors know at time of entry. Participants registering online will be prompted to list any special accommodations, and those registering via paper entry form must list them in the Additional Details/Special Instructions section.


TOURNAMENT NOTES:                 
- The Director reserves the right to adjust the USTA scoring format in instances of extreme heat.
- To help eliminate scheduling issues, players are limited to playing in a maximum of THREE events. 


Events

View the Complete Event Details for a full list of divisions and events.

Participants must enter events according to their current USTA rating. Participants can check current ratings at www.tennislink.usta.com.



Registration Fees & Deadlines

REGISTER BY THE DISCOUNT DEADLINE OF WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21:
First event - $35
Additional events - $12

REGISTER BETWEEN JUNE 22 AND JULY 5:
First event - $40
Additional events - $12


FINAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE – JULY 14:
The final registration deadline for this sport is July 14This sport will accept late registrations with an additional $5 late fee.

MULTI-EVENT DISCOUNT NOTE: If registering for multiple events, all entries must occur in the same transaction to receive the multi-event discount.

ONLINE REGISTRATION NOTE: If registering for a doubles event, the participant must still select “Myself” or “Another Participant” (NOT “Team”) on the first step of the registration process. The participant will be asked to list the doubles partner’s names. Entering their name DOES NOT register them for the event. Both team members must register themselves, or the participant can register the partner by selecting “Another Participant” on the first step of the registration process.

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2017 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber upgrade available); Pass for free admission to SportFest, the Opening Ceremonies, and all competition venues; 2017 Nebraska Sports Council Yearbook (available at packet pickup); Sponsor gifts and coupons.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $5 processing fee. Registering online saves time, money and trees.




Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Director Fungai Tongoona at ftongoona@huskers.com or 682-888-4289.

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or info@nebraskasportscouncil.com.

 







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