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USTA Billie Jean King Girls' 16s & 18s National Championships

Tournament Entry - 2022

Entering the Tournament

Enter the tournament at the USTA website. The tournament ID is:  22-97375. 


Refund of Entry Fee if Withdrawing from the Tournament
No entry fee is charged if a player withdraws before entries close. By USTA rule, no refund is guaranteed after entries close. 

Important Form to Submit Before Traveling to the Tournament

USTA Medical/Media Release Form:
No player will be allowed to start a match without this form, signed by a parent or legal guardian, on file with the Tournament Committee. You may now submit it on line using the link below. After you do, e-mail the confirmation you receive to Eric Stephens at lakewood10s@gmail.com.

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                        Medical/Media Release Form


College Coaches' Recruitment Form - Saturday, August 6th - 11 am - 2 pm

Our 2022 College Forum will offer players and parents a personal opportunity to meet with college coaches on-site

at the Barnes Tennis Center. We will have tables and chairs inside and out on the patio for registered college coaches

to meet with players, parents, and private coaches.

The college forum is for rising juniors and seniors, per NCAA rules. Players must comply with NCAA rules specific

to the colleges they are meeting.


This year, we are offering a player profile to share with all the college coaches on-site for the tournament to assist

with the recruiting process. If a player would like to share their profile with the college coaches, please fill out

this google form:


                      Player Profile for College Coaches


Option to Enter Up to Two USTA National Championships
The USTA Regulations allow a player to enter more than one age division of a USTA National Championship. If you want to play in the Nationals in San Diego, but aren’t sure if you will get in, you may enter up to two age divisions. When tournament selection is done, players will be selected for the 18s USTA National Championship first. If you are selected for the 18s Nationals, you will not be considered for the 16s.

If you are not selected for the 18s, you will be considered for the 16s division. This is an important thing to consider before entering. If you enter two divisions and are not accepted into the older division, you can only be considered for main draw and alternate status in the younger division.  Although you can enter two divisions, you cannot play in two divisions in the Nationals. You will be selected for one division only, and if you plan to enter doubles, you must play in the age division of your singles entry with an eligible partner. In other words, you cannot play singles in the Girls' 16s and doubles in the 18s.

Selection Process

The National Standing List used for player selection will be the list published on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. 8 wild card spots will be available. Player Selections will take place immediately after the entry deadline. 


Wild Cards   
If you are not endorsed by your Section and/or have other issues that keep you from being selected into the event, you may apply for a Wild Card entry. Up to 8 Wild Cards may be granted for the Nationals in the 18s.

All applicants must be eligible to enter a USTA National Championship, be in good standing with their Sectional Association, and may not be under suspension by the USTA.  Wild card consideration is given to players who were unable to meet their section’s requirements for endorsement to USTA National Championships .  Applicants are not required to submit timely entries into the tournament to be considered for a wild card.

Submit the USTA National Championship Wild Card application.  Applications MUST be filed separately for each National Championship and submitted online no later than 5:00 pm Eastern Time five (5) days after the entry deadline for the tournament for which the Wild Card is sought.  Early application is strongly encouraged. THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR DOES NOT HAVE THE APPLICATIONS.  

Once the application deadline has passed, the USTA will confirm that the applicant is in good standing with her Sectional Association. Shortly thereafter, the Wild Card Committee will meet to determine the wild card recipients.  Only those players selected to receive wild cards will be notified.


Draw & Seeds

Click here to view the Seeding Criteria for USTA Junior National Tournaments. Singles seeding will follow the July 28 National Standing List. Doubles seeding will follow the July 28 Doubles seeding list. Girls 16 draw will be posted on Wednesday, August 3rd - 6 pm pacific time. Girls 18's draw will be posted on Thursday, August 4th - 6 pm pacific time.


Playing Doubles


NOTE: Everyone who is selected for singles is automatically selected for doubles.  Even if you did not sign up for doubles, you can still play doubles if you have a partner.


(After the selection process is complete) All players must e-mail Eric Stephens at lakewood10s@gmail.com to confirm their doubles partners. Even if you selected a partner during tournament registration, we still want an e-mail from each player to verify their partner.  If you do not have a partner, we will be happy to "try" and pair you up.


FINAL DOUBLES DEADLINE!
The absolute final deadline to have a Girls' 16's team entered is on Monday, August 1st by end of day.
The absolute final deadline to have a Girls' 18's team entered is on Tuesday, August 2nd by end of day.


SELECTION PROCESS FOR DOUBLES:

  • 1st priority = two main draw singles players

  • 2nd priority = one main draw & one alternate player

  • 3rd priority = two alternates


If there are too many teams entered the above rules will apply.  If there is only one spot left and there are two or more teams with one main draw & one alternate, the combined NSL (seeding date) rankings will decide.  if there is one spot left and I have two or more teams of alternates, the same rules apply.


Need A Doubles Partner?

We will be using The Match Tennis App Free Doubles Pairing Service.  

To Find a Doubles Partner Follow These Steps: 

  • Create a FREE account or log in to Match Tennis App
  • Search for and click on our tournament details page inside of Match Tennis App
  • Click the “Find A Doubles Partner” button and add your player’s name to the doubles list
  • Then contact and be contacted by others looking for a doubles partner 
  • Once a partner is secured you MUST add your partner details to your check-in form by logging into Match Tennis App and going to My Account>Completed Waivers>Tournament Name>Add Doubles Partner Details>Click Update


          The doubles pairing service is privatized through Match Tennis App, so you do NOT have to share any personal contact info with                  others unless you choose to do so!


On-Site Alternate Procedure
Register —There will be a desk for alternates registration at Barnes Tennis Center on the first day of play for both age divisions.
Only players that are already on the Tournament's Homepage "Alternate List" will be allowed to sign in.
Players must sign In at the "On-site Alternate Desk" at Barnes Tennis Center as follows:


  • Girls 16's must do so between one half hour before the first round match begins

  • Girls 18's must do so between one half hour before the first round match begins


DO NOT SIGN UP AND LEAVE. Unfortunately being an on-site alternate is a waiting game. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT THE BARNES CENTER TOURNAMENT DESK IN ORDER TO REPLACE SOMEONE IN THE DRAW. If you are not present, we will go to the next alternate on the On-Site Alternate List.
On-Site Alternates will be ordered using the list found on the tournament's homepage.
Watch and Wait — If a player is a no-show for a match or a player withdraws before play begins for her first match, we then call the highest ordered On-Site Alternate who has signed in on time at the On-Site Alternate Desk, and that player is placed in the draw.

Entry Fee — If you are selected to play, the credit card you used to sign up for the event will be processed.