2019 Fall Tournament Rules and Regs

2019 Fall Tournament Rules and Regs

When & Where: Saturday (early rounds) and Sunday (finals only), Sept. 21-22, Lovelace Park, Evanston.
Categories of Play: Men’s Open Singles, 3.5 Singles, Open Doubles, and 3.5 Doubles; Women’s Open Singles, 3.5 Singles, Open Doubles, and 3.5 Doubles; Mixed Doubles
Match Format: Saturday’s matches will be a modified round-robin format (6-game, no-ad pro-sets). Winners from each group will proceed to the finals on Sunday (2 out of 3 sets, no ad)
Note: Must be age 16 or older by Sept. 21, 2019, to enter.

Tournament giveaways for all entrants! Prizes for all finalists!


Ken Rattner and Romil Sood



This is an open tournament. However, YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE EVANSTON COMMUNITY TENNIS ASSOCIATION to participate. Membership is valid for one full year from the day on which you paid. Players must be 16 or older to enter.


These events are for any participant, up to and including a USTA level of 5.0. Club Pros and more advanced level players may be eligible at the discretion of the Tournament Director.


These events are intended to provide players of mid-level ability the opportunity to compete against their performance-level peers rather than in the open events. Players with NTRP ratings higher than 3.5 or similar abilities are ineligible for these events. In terms of local leagues rated A, B, and C, the intermediate events are limited to players at levels B and C. The definition of a 3.5 player can be found on the USTA website.


The Tournament Committee reserves the right to cancel or combine events with insufficient entrants. (If cancellation leaves an entrant without any event in the tournament, that entrant’s fee will be refunded.) The tournament events and draws will be posted onsite the day of the event.


Saturday’s matches will be a modified round-robin format. Winners from each group will proceed to single-elimination play on Sunday.


ITF rules of tennis govern all tournament matches. Comments in USTA’s “Friend at Court” also are applicable. The Code for unofficiated matches governs all tournament matches except those played with chair umpires. The ITF rules and the Code are in “Friend at Court” on the USTA website at www.usta.com/Improve-Your-Game/Rules; click on Tennis Rules & Regulations in the middle of the page.


Any dispute should be settled by the players in accordance with the tournament’s Match Rules or by directing an inquiry promptly to the Tournament Referee(s).


Any entrant may be defaulted for the following: failure to appear for a scheduled match; inability to complete a match in progress due to injury, illness, or personal emergency; failure to maintain the tournament schedule, including scheduled semi-final or championship matches; and any other grounds specified under the tournament’s Match Rules. The Tournament Director has discretion to default a single player/team or both players/teams whose match is not completed by the deadline. All potential default situations must be ruled on by Tournament Director before they are effective.


Match results will be posted at www.evanstontennis.org. Please note that all final communications and information will be posted on the ECTA website and/or through our email blast. Please inquire with the Tournament Director if you have questions.