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Jon Vegosen Chairman of the Board & President United States Tennis Association 70 West Red Oak Lane White Plains, NY 10604

David A Benjamin Executive Director Intercollegiate Tennis Association 174 Tamarack Circle Skillman, NJ 08558

Dear Players, Coaches and Fans,

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the men and women who are participating in the 2011 USTA/ITA Regional Championships.

Over 8,000 student-athletes from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA, Junior and Community Colleges compete in the USTA/ITA Regional Championships held at 88 different college campuses across the country. As always, the level of play and sportsmanship is extremely high, and the competitors in this year’s USTA/ITA Regional Championships truly represent today’s top varsity collegiate tennis players.

The USTA and ITA extend our best wishes to all participants in this prestigious Regional Championship and look forward to a memorable week of varsity collegiate tennis!

Warm regards,

Warm regards,

Jon Vegosen Chairman of the Board & President, USTA

David A Benjamin Executive Director, ITA


2011 USTA/ITA Northeast Regionals at YALE  Cullman‐Heyman Tennis Center  October 21‐25, 2011 

    Phone Numbers  Christian Appleman, Director of Tennis Operations: cell 203‐314‐4319  Danielle McNamara – Co‐Tournament Director  203‐815‐3735  Christian Thompson – Co‐Tournament Director  203‐623‐5566  Cullman‐Heyman Tennis Center Desk: 203‐764‐9227  Head Referee – Tom Fayed  Tournament Website  http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/w‐tennis/2011‐12/usta_ita_regional/index 

Locker Rooms  Players may use the CHTC locker rooms on the lobby level.  No towels will be provided.   Additional showers will be available in the bathrooms in the Smilow Field  Center, next door.  Hospitality Table  Fruit and snack items will be provided on the lobby level.  Please remind your school’s  spectators that this is a courtesy for the players and coaches only.  Stringing  The Racquet Koop (203‐389‐1900) in Westville in the official stinger tournament stringer.  Chris  and his staff will be on site for most of the tournament.  If you have your own stringing  machine, please do not bring it into the Cullman‐Heyman Tennis Center, as the Racquet Koop 


has exclusive rights to all of the stringing within the building.  Cost: $16/racquet with your own  string.  Athletic Trainer  A certified athletic trainer will be onsite throughout the tournament starting one hour before  the first scheduled match of the day through the completion of the last match.  Ice will be  available in the lobby, or training room next door.  Practice Courts  Warm up courts will be available in the morning before play begins each day and will be  schedule according to match times.  Court assignments will be posted each morning in the  lobby.  The warm up times will be 6:30‐7:00, 7:00‐7:30, and 7:30‐8:00.  Coaches Meeting  Friday, October 21st at 12:00pm in the Humphrey Lounge located in Smilow Field House next  door to the tennis center.  Schedule of Play  Singles   

 

 

Doubles 

Friday   

Q 32 (16 matches) 

 

Round of 64 main draw (32 matches) 

Start @8AM 

Q 16 (8 matches) 

 

Round of 32 main draw (16 matches) 

Saturday  

Round of 128 (32 matches)  

Start @8AM 

Round of 64 (32 matches) 

Sunday  

Round 32 (16 matches)   

Rounds of 16 (8 matches) 

Quarter‐Finals 

Start @10AM  Round of 16 (8 matches)  Monday 

Quarter‐finals    

 

Semi‐finals 

 

Finals 

Start @10AM  Semi‐finals  Tuesday 

Finals   

Start @12 noon   

 

 


College Tennis in the Community

The USTA and the ITA working together to build college tennis within your community CAMPUS SHOWDOWNS: What are they? • One day tournaments open to juniors, college players, professionals and adults run on college campuses with the college coach acting as tournament director. • Matches are short sets and most tournaments utilize round robin formats or compass draws to guarantee multiple matches for all participants. • Events can be men’s, women’s, or coed. • All ITA Members are encouraged to host—USTA grants are available for host institutions! Sign up to host here: http://yourserve.usta.com/campusshowdown

COMPETITION :: EXPOSURE :: COMMUNITY OUTREACH CAMPUS KIDS’ DAYS: What are they? • Campus Kids Days are designed to expose more junior players (and their parents and coaches) to college tennis. • College coaches will select a team match that junior players and tennis fans in the local community are encouraged to attend. • Hosts will provide variety of promotional activities such as raffles, exhibition matches, fast serve contests, autograph signings, etc. • All ITA Members are encouraged to host—USTA grants are available for host institutions! Sign up to host here: http://yourserve.usta.com/campuskidsday

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT :: INCREASED FAN BASE :: OUTREACH CAMPUS QUICKSTART: What is it? • The Campus QuickStart recognition program was created to recognize those college coaches who embrace and utilize the QuickStart format in their camps, clinics, and other tennis outreach events targeted at the 10 & Under market. The Intercollegiate Tennis Associations’ support of the QuickStart initiative has been tremendous and the USTA understands college coaches are leaders in their tennis community who can really shape the local tennis market. For coaches interested in utilizing the QuickStart format in their 10 & Under programming, there are also equipment grants available through the Campus QuickStart Program. • To register as a Campus QuickStart provider, please click here: http://www. surveymonkey.com/s/usta_CampusQuickStart • For coaches interested in Campus QuickStart Grants, please contact Erica Perkins, perkins@usta.com


Tournament Packet