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Seattle Classic

            
The Seattle Classic is the annual GLTA sanctioned tennis tournament hosted by the Seattle Tennis Alliance. Each July tennis players from around the country travel to Seattle to compete over a long weekend in their bid to be crowned champion in their respective divisions.   Below is information for this years tournament:

 

Tournament Info:

The Seattle Classic 2017 will be played Friday July 7, Saturday July 8, and Sunday July 9, 2017.

UPDATE:  Most if not all Open, A, and B division events will take place on Saturday July 8th and Sunday July 9th only.  The C division events will begin Friday July 7th and continue Saturday July 8th and Sunday July 9th.

Friday and Saturday play will take place at the Amy Yee Tennis Center (AYTC) on both the indoor and outdoor courts.  Play will begin at 8am and matches will be assigned and played on indoor or outdoor courts as they become available.  Play will conclude at 9pm on Friday and 6pm on Saturday.

Sunday play will take place at the Tennis Center Sand Point (TCSP).  Play will begin at 8am and conclude by 5pm.

IMPORTANT DATES

Registration Opens: April 1, 2017

Early Bird Entry Deadline: Monday, May 15, 2017

Registration closes: Sunday, July 2, 2017.

Deadline to Withdraw and Receive a Refund (less fees if paid by CC): Monday, July 3, 2017 by 10am (EDT).

EVENTS

Events will include men’s singles and doubles for Open, A, B, C, and D level players.  A consolation event will be held for those players who lose their first round of singles.  Women and juniors are invited to play in the division that most closely aligns with your skill level and that of your men’s counterparts. 

Division

USTA NTRP Rating

Open

Highly Advanced Players NTRP rating of 5.0 or above

A

Advanced Players NTRP rating of 4.5

B

High Intermediate Player NTRP rating of 3.5 - 4.0

C

Low Intermediate Player NTRP rating of 3.0

D

Beginning Player NTRP rating 2.5

 

FEES

One event $125 / Two events $135 Early Bird: Save $10 if you register and pay in full by Monday, May 15, 2017 ($115/$125).  Payment must be made at the time of registration. 

If you have a certificate for free entry, please contact the tournament director via email at classic@seattletennisalliance.org to register.  Please scan your certificate and attach to the email.  Please also provide your GLTA player ID and information on the events you would like to participate in. 

LOCATIONS

Friday July 7 and Saturday July 8

Amy Yee Tennis Center (AYTC)

2000 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98144; Phone 206-684-4764

Sunday July 9

Tennis Center Sand Point (TCSP)

7135 Sportsfield Drive NE, Seattle, WA 98115; Phone 206-522-5008

 

DRAW/WELCOME PARTY – THURSDAY JULY 6, 6pm – 8:30pm at PURR Cocktail Lounge

Purr Cocktail Lounge is located in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.  Purr is a long time supporter of the Seattle Tennis alliance and will once again host our Seattle Classic draw/welcome party Thursday, July 6 from 6-8:30pm.  You can pick up your player bag/swag and enjoy a drink, grab a bite, and meet your fellow competitors, old and new friends…

TOURNAMENT BANQUET – SATURDAY JULY 8, 7pm at LTD BAR & GRILL

The tournament banquet will be held Saturday evening, 7pm, July 8, 2017 at the LTD Bar and Grill, 309 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103. Enjoy a bite to eat, some drinks and celebrate the play of the previous two tournament days.  Take part in the raffle to support this years’ STA charity and join us in wishing the tournament semi-finalists good luck in their play the next day!

MATCH FORMAT:

All main draw matches will be best two out of three sets with the 3rd set being a super-tiebreaker (10pt tiebreaker).  For the first two sets, regular scoring with 12 point tiebreakers (first to 7pts by 2) played at six games all. Match format modifications may be made at the discretion of the Tournament Director due to weather or time related constraints.

Consolation Play - Consolation play will be offered to singles players who compete and lose their first singles match. Play will begin on Saturday.  Match format will be eight game pro sets with no-ad scoring. At seven games all a 12 point tiebreak (first to 7pts by 2) will be played. Consolation finals will be the same as main draw play.  We ask your patience during Consolation play, as certain players still could be involved with main draw play in another event.

OTHER DETAILS:

Divisions, Draw Size and Guidelines - The Seattle Classic will accommodate as many players as feasible, but the draw will be limited to the court time available.  Divisions and draws may be consolidated if an insufficient number of participants register for a particular division. The Seattle Classic may reassign any participant to a higher division if past results justify such a move. All draws will be single elimination. Players are allowed to play events in different divisions. No player may play down more than one level from his or her highest ranking. Please note if you are playing split divisions, we will make every effort to schedule your matches appropriately, however, you may be required to play on a minimal rest period of 15 minutes.

It is the sole responsibility of each player to enter the division most appropriate for his or her ability. When in doubt about which division is most appropriate for you, enter the higher division. Once play has begun, players observed playing in a division too low for his or her ability will be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Tournament Director.

FOOD

The tournament will provide lunch and snacks for players on Friday and Saturday.  A snack shop is available on-site Sunday where snacks and food may be purchased.  Unfortunately the tournament is restricted from offering snacks/food on-site Sunday due to the on-site snack shop.

HOST HOTEL

We are unable to secure pricing for a host hotel that would provide any benefit to our participants compared to what you can find using the primary hotel travel and hotel sites.  Thus, we recommend you use any of the hotel focused websites such as Kayak.com, orbitz.com, expedia.com, or Travelocity.com to locate the accommodations you seek.  We are happy to answer any questions about specific areas of town you may be considering (classic@seattletennisalliance.org).  Out tournament location for days 1 and 2 is just south of downtown.  The site for the final day of the tournament is in northeast Seattle.

HOST HOUSING

Host housing is available on a limited basis.  If interested, please classic@seattletennisalliance.org.   Please make certain to identify any special needs or allergies you might have and we will do the best we can to accommodate. 


WAIVER

Waiver - In conjunction with my participation in the Seattle Classic and related activities and events, I agree to waive any and all rights and claims for bodily or emotional injury, injury to my reputation, and/or other damages or harms that I might suffer, or any other claims of any nature I may have against the Seattle Classic committee, the Seattle Tennis Alliance (STA), Amy Yee Tennis Center (AYTC) , Tennis Center Sand Point, the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA) and their officers, or any organization, facility or individual associated with this tournament. I also waive any and all rights to claim from the Seattle Classic organizing committee, STA or GLTA, their officers or any organization or individual, damages or remuneration, which may arise as a result of reference to or photographs of me which may appear in a publication or other media coverage. I understand that my name will be viewable on the GLTA.net and STA websites.  I understand this tournament will be governed and rules enforced based on the USTA and GLTA regulations. 


If you have any questions, please contact classic@seattletennisalliance.org