Tournament Information

PLAYING SURFACES

Boys and girls 18s will be played on hard courts. Boys and girls 16s will be played on clay courts.

 

TOURNAMENT HOTELS

Check out our hotel offers before blocks expire on December 2. Click here to learn more.

 

DOUBLES

  • Players MUST ENTER in the SAME AGE DIVISION as Singles.  Singles alternates are also eligible for entry. 64 Draw Max

  • Players are responsible to find their own partners.  The tournament cannot divulge contact info or make contacts on behalf of others.

  • Players “LOOKING FOR A PARTNERS” may use the “MatchTennisAPP to communicate directly with other entrants.  Your contact information remains private. 

    • Download the APP from the “Important Info” TAB on the tennislink homepage.

    • Go to the APPs HOMEPAGE, Click the MENU button at top left corner of the screen

    • Click “My Events”; Click the USTA National Winter Championships (or Add it to your “List of tournaments” if you have not already done so.

    • Click “Find Doubles Partner”

    • Click “Add Players to List”.  Add your name so other players know you are looking.   You may add other players you would like to contact via the email or text buttons by their names.

    • Be sure to REMOVE YOUR NAME FROM THE LIST once you commit to a partner so others will not contact you.

  • TO ENTER:  Go to your tennislink registration and click “Edit Registration”.  Both players must add each other’s partner name there.  There is no additional fee.  After the singles entry deadline closes, email entries to rick1workman@gmail.com and be sure to copy your partner on the entry.

  • Doubles deadline: December 25 for the 18s, December 29 for the 16s

ALTERNATES

The alternate list shall be posted after the registration deadline.

  • Replacing of Player Before Draw is Made: The tournament committee shall replace a player who was accepted as part of a Section's quota with the next player on the Section's endorsement list. The tournament committee shall replace a player who was NOT accepted as part of a Section's quota with the next highest remaining alternate.

  • Replacing of Player After Draw is Made but Before the Completion of the 1st Round: The tournament committee shall replace a player after the draw is made, but before the completion of the 1st round with the next highest remaining alternate.

  • No Replacement of Players is Made After the Completion of the 1st Round: No players are replaced in the draw after the completion of the 1st round. For example, a player who wins their 1st round, but cannot play their 2nd round due to injury, is NOT replaced with an alternate.

  • Alternate list freeze: December 25 5 PM for the 18s, December 29 5 PM for the 16s

 

WILD CARDS

Click here for Wild Card information and application. Click here for the application.
Deadline: No later than 5 days after the tournament entry deadline at 11:59 AM EST.
Contact: mason.mayborg@usta.com

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

18s: December 27 - January 2 (Practice Day: December 26)

16s: December 31 - January 6 (Practice Day: December 30)

 

DRAW TYPE AND MATCH FORMAT

Singles: All singles divisions will be a 128 draw with a Feed-in Championship through the quarterfinals. The main draw will play best of 3 tiebreak sets. Consolation will play best of 3 tiebreak sets with a 10-point match tiebreak in lieu of a 3rd set.

 

Doubles: Doubles will be a 64 single elimination draw with a playoff for third place. The format is best of three tiebreak sets with a 10 point Match Tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd set.  The semi-finals, final and third place playoff are best two out of three tiebreak sets. 

 

ENTERING TWO DIVISIONS

If you are entering two different tournaments you must click here to review the procedures. 

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Click here for more information about the selection process for singles and doubles.

SEEDING CRITERIA

Click here to learn about the seeding criteria.

QUOTAS 

Click here to view the section quotas.

WITHDRAWAL/ENTRY FEE REFUND POLICY

Click here to view the USTA policy on withdrawals and entry fee refunds. 

PRACTICE COURTS 

  • Before Practice Day: Practice courts may be reserved prior to Practice Day by booking online here, Please note that there are court fees associated with this.

  • Practice Day: Practice courts may be booked through the tournament staff. More information will be provided at a later date.

  • During Competition: Practice courts may be booked through the tournament staff. More information will be provided at a later date.

  • Players may choose to practice off-site. Below are a couple of options:

    • Orlando Tennis Center: ​649 W Livingston St, Orlando, FL 32801

    • Lake Cane Tennis Center: 5108 Turkey Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819

    • Fort Gatlin Tennis Center: 2009 Lake Margaret Dr, Orlando, FL 32806

    • Red Bug Lake Park: 600 Red Bug Lake Rd, Casselberry, FL 32707

    • Sanlando Park: 401 W Highland St, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

    • Winter Park Tennis Center: 1075 Azalea Ln, Winter Park, FL 32789


ENTRY FEE PAYMENT

Players who have not yet paid the entry fee must pay prior to their first match by cash or check made out to "USTA". Credit cards will not be accepted. 

 

ATHLETIC TRAINERS

Athletic trainers will be available at the National Campus.

USTA PLAYER OATH

All players are expected to read and agree to the USTA Player Oath. Please click here to read it.

TOURNAMENT RELEASE & WAIVER FORM

All players must bring a signed USTA Release & Waiver form with parent/guardian signature.

 

TOLL ROADS

Please note that there are various toll roads around the USTA National Campus - please be prepared with change or an E-Pass!