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Championship Tennis Information

CONGRATULATIONS ON QUALIFYING FOR THE 2018 STATE TAPPS CHAMPIONSHIPS.

RAIN: Rain Delay Instructions are posted at the bottom of this page

PLEASE report to your match at least 30 minutes PRIOR to your start time.

OUT OF COURTESY TO THE OTHER PLAYERS – IF YOU KNOW THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE IT TO YOUR FIRST ROUND MATCH – PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL SO THAT I CAN LET THEM KNOW ASAP. KevTennis@aol.com

FOLLOW us TAPPS Fan APP and @TAPPStennis on twitter for any rain delay updates or other special info!

COACHES

Report to your FIRST ROUND match 30 minutes prior to starting time. In the event of rain check TAPPS Twitter

Coaching – a maximum of two coaches per team are to be designated and identified by wrist bands, allowed to coach during the 90 second changeovers and at the end of the sets. These coaches must be listed on the registration form submitted at check in. Coaches are encouraged to work out simple problems that are generally covered by the “etiquette” of the game and the principals of good sportsmanship. (Board action 11-8-07)

SEEDING AND DRAWS…
FIRST: Top seed is based on last years State winners. EXCEPT when player/team is beaten in this years District match…
SECOND: Seeds were based on top four district winners THEREFORE – SEEDS 1,2,3 & 4 are IN MOST CASES the district winners!!!
THIRD: information sent in by coaches – consideration will be given to the district winners that have head-to-head wins over other district winners or USTA seeding information that warrant’s seeding.
FORTH: If the top districts winners were not in the State Tournament last year AND no seeding is turned in by the coach – the TOP DISTRICT WINNERS will be “drawn out of a hat” for their placement. In most cases each bracket will have a player/team from a different district.
IF you see a mistake PLEASE email me at KEVTENNIS@AOL.com – ONCE AGAIN – it is important that you check the draws before you leave for the tournament

SCORING… For ALL MATCHES we will be playing AD Scoring all three sets. Scoring maybe adjusted due to weather by TAPPS administration

WRONG SPELLING…. If you see that your name was spelled wrong on the draw – PLEASE contact me by EMAIL – Kevtennis@AOL.com – and I will correct it.

BRING A WATER JUG…  BE PREPARED!

TOURNAMENT FEE 

Please contact your coach concerning the tournament entry fee: There will be a $30 per player entry fee for the State Tournament. Make check payable to TAPPS and pay upon arrival. Use form from TAPPSter.

TENNIS BALLS

NOTE: WILSON Tennis Balls WILL BE PROVIDED!!! –

WILSON is the OFFICIAL BALL FOR TAPPS – each match will be given ONE CAN.

ADMISSION FEE

None

SPORTSMANSHIP and OFFICIALS

Sportsmanship – all players, teams, coaches and fans shall exhibit good sportsmanship and proper tennis etiquette. Specific care should be given to improper cheering and “Razzing” of players or tournament Officials. Negative Player, Coach and/or Fan behavior may result in removal from tournament site. USTA Certified Officials will officiate the tournament, rules of the USTA shall prevail, with exceptions noted in TAPPS manual.

SUBSTITUTIONS and DRESS CODE… READ CURRENT TAPPS MANUAL

Pay close attention to section J Substitutions and section M Dress Code

NOTE: SCHOOLS WILL BE SANCTIONED for players in violation of Dress Code!

TAPPS Memorabilia (T-shirts, etc) will be available at the Waco Regional Tennis Center 

DIRECTIONS … Please plan ahead… google, mapquest, etc. your site before leaving for your first match.  Please give yourself a little time to make sure you know where you are going. In an effort to be fair to all players…we are very strict on enforcing penalties for being late…

ALL MATCHES ARE SCHEDULED FOR – Waco Regional Tennis Center

Recommended Hotel:

Waco Area Hotels (several hotels offer rates for TAPPS events)

In the event of RAIN:
Please be aware that just because it maybe raining at one site in the Waco area – it may NOT be raining at the others. Therefore, TAPPS administration may seek other courts for use in completion of the tournament.

IF PLAY HAS STARTED:

Please make sure that you report your score to your Site Director – include the set and game score. The person who is going to serve the next point is responsible for the balls.

You must wait at the site until your Site Director and the Site Referee decide on a CHECK BACK READY TO PLAY TIME (CBRTP)… for example: Courts cleared at 9:15am – Site Director and Referee may say: CBRTP at 10:15am. That means be at the site and READY TO PLAY at 10:15am – UNLESS OTHERWISE INFORMED BY SITE DIRECTOR – you will be placed on the clock if you are late!!!

We will do our best to keep the Twitter Site current for CHECK BACK READY TO PLAY TIMES. HOWEVER, YOU are responsible for match time information from your Site Director!

Scoring will be adjusted as follows:
Within One hour of FIRST stoppage: Regular scoring, Super tie-break for third
After One Hour of FIRST stoppage: No-ad scoring, Super tie-break for third

Thank you for your patience!!!

Kevin Foster
TAPPS Tennis Director

ONCE AGAIN – PLEASE CHECK THIS SITE OFTEN FOR UPDATES TO DRAWS AND CONGRATULATIONS ON MAKING IT TO STATE!!!