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Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament

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Draws and Refund
Final day to register in-person is July 17, 2019 at City Hall or online by the end of the day on July 20, 2019. It is anticipated draws will be posted at Live Oak Tennis Facility on July 22, 2019 and online. Once draws have been made, it is unlikely that any accommodations can be made. No refunds will be given after the draw is made.

Minimum Draw Size
If a division does not meet a minimum of 8 entries, it may be cancelled. Entrants in a cancelled division will be given the option of a refund or participation in a higher division (if open).

Maximum Draw Size
All singles divisions are limited to 32 participants with the exception of the Open division which is limited to 64 participants. All doubles divisions are limited to 16 participants with the exception of the Open division which is limited to 32 participants. Entries may close at any time.

Tournament Rules (Open to players ages 16+)
A waiting list will be generated if division draws are full. If a withdrawal occurs, wait-listed players will be notified.

  • Players must be available to play every day at 8:00 AM
  • Singles sticks will be used
  • Single elimination
  • Best 2 of 3 sets
  • No-ad scoring for amateur divisions and open division doubles with a Super Tie-break for the
    3rd set.
  • Regular scoring for open single divisions
  • 12 point tiebreaker at 6 games all
  • 10-minute warm-up which includes serves
  • Foot faults will be called
  • Proper tennis attire is required
  • Must wear shirts and soft-sole shoes
  • Electronic devices such as cell phones and headsets will not be allowed during play
  • A roving referee will be at each venue
  • Some of the finals matches will be chaired
  • Players are to check in at the location of each of their matches
  • Times for matches on Friday through Sunday may be adjusted
  • Be sure to check with the Tournament Desk for final match times
  • Players must play to current Marine League, NTRP or USTA Ratings
  • In doubles, if two players on the same team are at different classification levels, the team must play at the higher level