For SINGLES: 1st Phase period begins - Monday, October 3rd
For DOUBLES & MIXED DOUBLES: 1st Phase period begins - Wednesday, October 5th
FINALS DATES: Begin Saturday, December 3rd
Main finals are held at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne
CATEGORIES: Men’s Singles 3.0, 3.5, 4.0. 4.5, 5.0; Men’s Singles 50 yrs. of age & Over 3.0, 3.5, 4.0. 4.5; Men’s Singles 60 yrs. old & Over 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5; Women’s singles 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0. 4.5; Women’s Singles 50 yrs. of age & Over 3.5, 4.0; Men’s doubles 3.0, 6.5 combined, 3.5, 7.5 combined, 4.0, 8.5 combined , 4.5, 9.5 combined & 5.0; Men’s doubles 50 yrs. of age & Over 3.5, 7.5 combined, 4.0 & 4.5; Women’s doubles 3.0, 6.5 combined, 3.5, 7.5 combined, 4.0, 8.5 combined , 4.5 & Over; Women’s Doubles 50 yrs. of age & Over 3.5, 7.5 combined, 4.0; Mixed Doubles 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0. 8.5, 9.0, 9.5-or-higher combined rating); & Mixed Doubles 50 yrs. of age & Over (7.0, 7.5, 8.0 combined rating).
Note: For Doubles, partners can only be one rating apart. If 2 ratings apart they have to enter one cateogory higher than their combined rating (Ex. a 4.5 player playing with a 3.5 player can only enter the 8.5 combined). For Mixed Doubles, partners can be one rating pt. apart maximumk (Ex. 3.0 can play with a 4.0 in the 8.0 mixed)..
FORMAT: The tournament has 2 phases. The 1st phase of the tournament, which lasts at least 30 days, has each category divided into divisions of usually 4 players or doubles teams. Each player or doubles team has to play one match against each of the other 3 players or teams within the round period assigned to the category one is participating in. The match can be played at any place, at any date (within the round period), and at anytime, agreed upon by both players or teams.
Then, the two top winners from each division (2 out of the 4) move to the 2nd Phase, which is a single elimination round.
PROCEDURE: At start of tournament, each player will receive the name, phone number and e-mail address for each of his/her/their opponents in the division and for each category of participation. Then players contact each other and setup the date, time and location for the match.
Each division, within the category, is formed, when possible, following several criteria including area (Ex. Coral Gables, Miami Beach, etc.) one prefers to play the matches in and type of court preference.
REGISTRATION FEE: $35.00 for playing in only 1 category, $45.00 total for playing in 2, 3 or 4 categories.
QUESTIONS / ADDITIONAL INFO: Please call Luis at (305) 552-1415, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINES TO REGISTER: For singles is Sunday. October 2nd
For doubles/mixed doubles is Tuesday, October 4th