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Twelve Tips for a Better Tournament Experience
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Colette Lewis has attended quite a few tennis tournaments over the years. During that time, she has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Here is a list of twelve tips that players and parents should keep in mind to foster the best-possible tournament experience for everyone.

 

Twelve Tips

1) Make sure the Tournament Director has a phone number where you can be reached.

2) It is your responsibility to know your match time. Ask a member of the tournament staff where the match times will be posted, and at what time you can expect to have access to that information.

Always keep the tournament director informed
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3) Check in at least 15 minutes before your scheduled match time and stay within earshot.

4) Come prepared to play when your match is called.

5) Make sure you know the scoring format before you take the court.

6) Ask how practice courts are handled - fees, scheduling, location.

7) If you are unable to play a match, notify the tournament director or site director as soon as you know you will not be playing.

8) If you are delayed by circumstances beyond your control, notify the site director promptly.

9) Bring your USTA card and have an identification tag on your racquet bag.

10) Have adequate water and/or sports drinks and nutrition available to you on court

11) Be patient. Officials have no control over weather or match lengths.

12) Report your score to the tournament desk and request your next match time if applicable. If you are out of the tournament, thank the tournament or site director for their efforts.

 

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About Colette Lewis

Colette Lewis has covered topflight U.S. and international junior events as a freelance journalist for over a decade. Her work has appeared in Tennis magazine, the Tennis Championships magazine and the US Open program, and she provides monthly content for USTA Florida. Lewis is active on Twitter, and she writes a weekly column right here at TennisRecruiting.net.

Lewis, based out of Kalamazoo, Michigan, has seen every National Championship final played since 1977, and her work on the tournament's ustaboys.com website led her to establish ZooTennis, where she comments on junior and college tennis daily.

 
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