Capital Tennis Association 

2021 CTA Singles Championships

  • 14 May 2021
  • 16 May 2021
  • Rock Creek Tennis Center, Washington, DC
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Registration

  • CAPERS singles rating 4.0 - 4.34
  • CAPERS singles rating 3.50 - 3.99
  • CAPERS singles rating 3.00 - 3.49
  • CAPERS singles rating 2.99 and below
  • CAPERS singles rating of 4.35 and above

Registration is closed

Time and Place

All matches will be played outdoors on hard courts at Rock Creek Tennis Center.  We will be kicking off tournament weekend with a few Friday night matches from 7 to 10 pm and then continue with a full day of matches Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm.  Matches may extend into the evening should there be any weather delays.

**We will NOT be accepting any scheduling requests.  If you register, it is assumed you are available to play the entire duration of the tournament.**

Tournament Format

There are five separate draws based on skill divisions: OPEN, A, B, C, and D, to be dictated by GLTA rating and CAPERS ratings (details are explained below under Rules for Registration).

There will be two phases of tournament match play: Round Robin Phase, in which players will be assigned to a group, with one seeded player in each group, and play at least three shortened-format matches; and Phase Two of tournament, where players with the most winning record from group matches will advance to single elimination play, either as quarterfinals (only if large draw), semifinals (most typical), or straight to a final (for small draw).

Match format during Round Robin Phase will be best-of-three-set matches, with no-ad scoring for all games, a standard first-to-7-points-by-2 tiebreak for 1st and 2nd sets, and a first-to-10 points-by-2 super tiebreak as the deciding third "set" if needed (in lieu of a normal third set).  

Match format for Phase Two single-elimination phase will be normal scoring, best-of-three-full-sets. 

**Match format modifications may be made at the discretion of the tournament directors due to weather or time related constraints.**

Fast play during all matches will be encouraged and monitored. Seven-minute warm-ups (max), fast between points, brief change-overs, etc.  Please help us stay on schedule!

Determining Group Winners

Group winners advancing to elimination brackets will be determined in the following order:

1.     Most match wins. 

2.     Head-to-head results, if (only) two players have the same number of group match wins. 

3.     Sets won and lost, if more than two players have the same number of match wins or there is no head-to-head result between two players. Match tiebreakers count as sets. 

4.     Games won and lost. Match tiebreakers count as one game. 

5.     Sets won and lost among players involved in the tie. 

6.     Games won and lost among players involved in the tie. 

7.     Coin flip. 

Note, some elimination brackets may need completion from best 2nd place finishes in group play (same ranking criteria, 1-7, will be applied).

Rules for Registration

Any player with a current CTA membership is eligible to register.  Please ensure that your contact information (cell phone and email address) is up-to-date.  Tournament updates will be sent via email and texting will be used to assign courts and for players to submit match scores.  

All players are required to review and accept the updated CTA League Play and Liability Waiver via this Google Form (you don't need to do it again if you already have done this for league play).  These guidelines will be strictly enforced!

CTA CAPERS ratings (as of close of registration on May 6, 2021) will be used to determine division of play eligibility and players cannot play in a lower division than what their CTA CAPERS rating qualifies them for.  If a player does not have a numeric CTA CAPERS rating, the alpha self-rating will be used along with consideration of their GLTA and/or USTA rating if they have one.  

- 4.35 and above must play OPEN

- 4.0 - 4.34 must play A or higher

- 3.5 - 3.99 must play B or higher

- 3.0 - 3.49 must play C or higher

- 2.99 and below D or higher

NOTE: Previous winner - if a player has won the division in the year prior (2020), that player must play up a division level.

Any questionable registrations shall be approached on case-by-case basis, as policy does allow for appeals to tournament directors to register in a draw that may not be consistent with current policy.  If you have any questions or unsure of your current rating, please do not hesitate to ask the tournament directors.

Amenities

Lunch will be provided on Saturday from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. 

Additionally, the following will be provided on both days for both tournaments with all day availability:
  • Bottled water/ice
  • Bananas, peanut butter, bread/bagels, granola bars
  • Gatorade/Powerade

Questions

Please contact tournament directors Kevin McCarthy and Rick Beckman.

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