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2004 Super Seniors Sectional Championships
April 1-3, 2005
Pelham, AL

Levels:  Super Senior 60
   Men’s & Women’s Teams at 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 levels
   Super Senior 70
   Men’s & Women’s Teams at 3.0, 3.5, 40 levels

Sites:   Pelham Racquet Club (20 clay courts)
   100 Racquet Club Parkway
   Pelham, AL  35124
   205-621-3380
   www.pelhamracquetclub.com

   Brook Highland Racquet Club (10 clay courts)
   3157 Brook Highland Drive
   Birmingham, AL 35242
   205-980-1000
   
   Mountain Brook Swim & Tennis Club (12 clay courts)
   5601 Old Leeds Road
   Birmingham, AL  35210
   205-951-6400
   
Contact:  Ann Etheredge, Local Tournament Committee Chairman 
205-621-3380 email: tennis@pelhamonline.com
   
   Marilyn Sherman, USTA Southern Section Director of Adult Tennis
770-368-8200 email: sherman@sta.usta.com

Dene Owen, USTA Southern Section Adult Events Coordinator
770-368-8200 email: owen@sta.usta.com

Entry Deadline: Return your entry to your State League Coordinator by  February 1st, 2005:

 Alabama
Jerrie Ciza/ATA
3300 Highland Ave. South
Birmingham, AL 35205
205-328-3984

Arkansas
Sharon Shellabarger/ATA
2024 Arkansas Valley, #302
Little Rock, AR 72212
501-227-7611

Georgia
David Bain/GTA
6100 Lake Forrest Dr. NW, Suite 310
Atlanta, GA 30328
404-256-9543

Kentucky
Elizabeth Bowling/KTA
8900 Greenway Commons
Suite 101
Louisville, KY 40220
502-491-1290

Louisiana
Wray Logan/LTA
3080 Teddy Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225-925-3358

Mississippi
Ronnie Bates/MTA
3311 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
601-981-4421

North Carolina
Billy Price/NCTA
2709 Henry Street
Greensboro, NC 27405
336-852-8577

South Carolina
Bonnie Sue Duncan
101 North Ladyslipper Lane
Greer, SC 29650
864-322-8305

Tennessee
Kitty Hopper
416 Hardwicke Drive
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-693-0655

 

Entry Fee:  Complete entry form and attach check and a copy of your team roster:
n $160.00 per team entry fee
n Make check payable to Southern Tennis Association.
 Entry fee will be forfeited if team withdraws after March 1st, 2005.

Format/Rules: Each of the nine states will send one team in each level.  A wildcard team is selected in each level to complete a 10-team draw with two groups of five. More than one wild card may be used to complete draw of 10 teams where possible.  Each group plays a round robin with group winners advancing to the finals.

   Players must have proof of current USTA membership if membership expiration date on roster is prior to April 30, 2005.

   Each team match consists of three doubles matches.  The format of play will be best of two sets with regular scoring and a set tiebreak at 6-all in each set.  In the event of split sets, a match tiebreak (first to ten points with a margin of two) will be played in lieu of a third set
   with no breaks and no coaching. Players change sides every six points in a match tiebreak.     
   The format may be changed due to inclement weather.  In the event of a tie in the round robin (two or more teams with the same team record) the group winner will be decided by:
1.  Most individual matches won.
2.  Fewest sets lost.
3.  Fewest games lost.
4.  Head to Head winner
5.  Coin Toss.

Note: Should inclement weather or other circumstances prevent the completion of tournament play at the Sectional Championships, and the Tournament Committee has not cancelled the event, these tiebreak procedures may be used to declare a winner in each group and a champion and finalist in each level.

Schedule:  Play will begin on Friday, April 1st at 8:30 am. Schedule will be posted on the event’s
   website: www.southernsuperseniors.com by Friday, March 15th.  Each division will be scheduled for three days of play.  Finals will be scheduled Sunday: due to size of event, some finals could be scheduled as late at 2:00 pm Sunday.  Players may play in both Super Seniors 60s and Super Seniors 70s; however, there will be no accommodation to schedules.

Registration & Captains may register team beginning at 4:00 pm, Thursday, March 31st at the
Captains   Pelham Civic Complex, 500 Amphitheater Road, (see map and directions). 
Meeting:  Captains’ meeting will be held there at 5:00 p.m. 
 
Tournament
Headquarters: Pelham Racquet Club

Amenities:  T-shirts, Awards, Balls, Fruit, Water, Ice, Player Party at Pelham Civic Complex

Hotels:  For tournament rates, identify yourself as a participant of this event when making reservations.

 
Hampton Inn  $85.00 tax
(205) 313-9500  Shuttle Service and Breakfast

Holiday Inn Express $72.00 tax   
(205) 987-8888  Continental Breakfast

Sleep Inn  $65.00 tax   
(205) 982-9800  Continental Breakfast

Comfort Inn  $59.00 tax   
(205) 444-9200  Continental Breakfast

Ramada Inn  Call for rates
(205) 987-0444  Continental Breakfast
      
Best Western  $69.95 tax   
(205) 982-1113  Continental Breakfast

A not-for-profit organization, the USTA is divided into 17 sections, of which the USTA Southern Section is the largest. The 165,000 USTA members living in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee make up the USTA Southern Section, which accounts for more than 25% of the total USTA membership. A professional staff housed in Norcross, GA carries out the USTA Southern Section's daily operations, but policy is formed and much of the organization's work is executed via a Board and committee structure of over 200 volunteers. For more information about the types of programs and services offered by the USTA Southern Section go to their website at www.southerntennis.com.

 


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