USTA Girls' 16s & 18s Nationals

Tournament Play

Checking in for your Match, Tournament Play, Playing in the Back Draw, Playing on Show Courts - playing at 2:22 am???, 

Practice Courts, Withdrawing from the Tournament

The primary site for play is Barnes Tennis Center, 4490 W. Point Loma Blvd., San Diego, CA 92107. From Saturday, August 6th, 2016 through Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 play will also be at San Diego State University (SDSU), Remington Rd., San Diego, CA 92115. There are parking fees at SDSU. All courts are outdoor, hard, and lighted.

Checking in for your Match

You must check in personally at the Tournament Desk of your site 15 minutes before your

scheduled match time. The USTA time default procedure will be in effect.

Warm-up time with your opponent(s) is limited to 5 MINUTES and will be strictly enforced. 

Practice serves must be taken within this period.

Tournament Play

In accordance with the 2016 USTA National Tournament Regulations, singles matches are the best of 3 tiebreak sets in the main draw and best of three tiebreak sets, with a ten-point tiebreak in lieu of a third set, in the consolation draws. In doubles matches, there is a tiebreak in lieu of a third set until the semifinals when it changes to best of 3 tiebreak sets. In matches when a match tie break is played in lieu of a third set, there is a mandatory three-minute rest break, during which coaching may occur. 

The Foot Fault rule will be enforced during this championship.

Coaching of any kind by parents or personal coaches during a match will make the

player subject to a Code Violation. Parents and coaches are never permitted on the

courts during play. Any sort of unsportsmanlike conduct will NOT be tolerated. 



Playing in the Back Draw

All players that lose in the main draw of the tournament will be placed in the Feed-In Championship (back draw). The back draw is mandatory for all participants. Players will feed into the back draw through the quarterfinals. Quarterfinal losers will play off for 5th and 6th place.

Playing on Show Courts

Each day, we will be scheduling feature matches at Barnes Tennis Center on the Stadium Court and selected others.  Here is how it works:        Show court matches will begin at 8:30 a.m. on most days of the tournament. 

For scheduled times of later show court matches, please see below.


If your match is scheduled at 2:22 a.m. that means that you are the 2ND match on a featured court, NOT BEFORE 10:00 a.m.
If your match is scheduled at 3:33 a.m. that means that you are the 3RD match on a featured court,NOT BEFORE 11:30 a.m.
If your match is scheduled at 4:44 a.m. that means that you are the 4TH match on a featured court,NOT BEFORE 1:00 p.m.
If your match is scheduled at 5:55 a.m. that means that you are the 5TH match on a featured court,NOT BEFORE 2:00 p.m.

Practice Courts

From Saturday, August 6th to Wednesday, August 10th, we have arranged practice courts at the Peninsula Tennis Club. The Club is located about one mile from Barnes Tennis Center at Robb Field, 2225 Bacon Street, San Diego, (619) 226-3407. 10 courts will be available all day. There is no charge for practice courts and no reservations are necessary. There will be a monitor at Peninsula Tennis Club to check you in and assign a court. When the courts are full, players many be expected to share practice courts. If players are waiting, there will be a 30 minute limit to practice sessions. Up to two courts may be taken by players who have reserved hitting practice. 

Withdrawing from the Tournament

If you need to withdraw from the main singles draw or back draw and/or doubles event, you must notify a Tournament Director and the Tournament Referee before leaving the facility. If the reason is due to injury or illness, you must meet with the Trainer before leaving Barnes Tennis Center to receive written verification.

In the case of personal emergency, a written explanation must be received by the final day of the tournament and determined to be valid by both the Referee and Tournament Directors.

Players failing to follow these procedures will be defaulted with no points allowed.

If a player withdraws from the main singles draw due to illness or injury, but wishes to play the Feed In Consolation draw, she must notify a Tournament Director and the Referee by 5 p.m. on the day prior to the FIC match.