2012 USTA League Southern Section Championships
July 28-August 5, 2012
Kaitlyn Brown/USTA Southern
USTA League Tennis Champion teams from the nine States in the Southern Section will be invited to compete in the 2012 USTA League Tennis Southern Section Championships to be held July 28 through August 5, 2012.
The first half of the tournament will host adult men and women 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 and senior men and women 4.0-4.5.
The second half of the tournament will host adult men and women 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5 and senior men and women 2.5, 3.0, 3.5.
3101 Airport Boulevard
Mobile, AL 36606
Tournament Tennis Center
851 Gaillard Dr Mobile, AL 36608
Tournament Site Desks
All captains are asked to turn in their lineups at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled match time with all team members present and ready to play. The Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center has 60 hard courts and we have the site divided into 4 smaller sites: Mobile A, B, C and D. All of these sites are clearly identified at the Tennis Complex.
The USTA Point Penalty System will be in effect with lateness penalties imposed. A fifteen-minute default time will be strictly enforced.
Schedule of Play
Default: If a team that has an known default, the opposing team will have the opportunity to revise their scorecard once the default has been announced by the site director. This rule applies to all teams; regardless of whether or not the scorecard has been submitted to the site director.
In the case of extreme heat during these championships, the Tournament Committee may decide to alter the schedule or scoring format in the best interest for players. Captains will be notified at the Captainís Meeting, by cell phone, and/or this website if any such changes occur.
Tournament Rain Delay Phone Number
In the event of a significant rain delay you may call this toll free number 888-434-0998 or visit our this website for updated tournament information.
Team and Individual scores and standings will be posted at the tournament headquarters each day. Results will be entered into Tennis Link throughout each day and can be viewed on this website. Tournament match results are considered final 48 hours following the conclusion of the tournament.
There are no practice courts at the Mobile Tennis Center: A Player Guide with map/directions to practice sites and availability will be distributed at Registration.
Awards will be presented to champions and finalists.
PENN will be the official ball
All play on outdoor hard courts.
USTA League Southern Section Championships Procedures
Click here for Word document.
2012 Southern Sectional League Championships Cancellation Policy
Should inclement weather or other circumstances prevent the completion of a
Section Championships, the Tournament Committee will determine whether the
matches played at the point of cancellation will be used to determine round
robin group winners and a champion and finalist in each of the levels.
If the Tournament Committee determines that there was a lack of "equal opportunity" for all teams in the level due to the schedule of play, the Tournament Committee will place all teams in a drawing to determine the champion and finalist in each level. (For instance, in a five-team round robin, one team may be in first place at the time of cancellation with two matches played, while other teams in the round robin have fewer matches played. This example would not provide "equal opportunity" for all teams in the round robin and would not be used to determine the round robin group winner.) If any team in a round robin flight is mathematically out of contention at the time of championship cancellation, it will be excluded from the drawing.
The Tournament Committee has reserved courts for a rain date on Wednesday, Aug.1 and Monday, Aug. 6. Initial travel plans should not be based on this date, as the Tournament Committee would shorten format, play at night, etc. first.
Coman Tiebreak Procedure To Be Used
The Coman Tiebreak procedure will be used at these Championships. View the rules.
To download these rules as a Word document, click here.