Tournament Info

2018 DATES
March 16-17, 201
7 -- Chattanooga, TN

$100.00 Deposit Required Once Selected for Tournament

Deadline to Register will be November 1, 2017

Final list of 48 participants will be selected no later than November 15, 2017


Complete entry fee ($375) will be due to January 15th or your spot in the tournament will be given to another team.


ENTRY FEE
$375.00
The entry fee is to be paid to:
HS TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
13611 Tennis Blvd,  Louisville, KY 40272
ALL ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE!

ALL PLAYERS MUST BE USTA MEMBERS TO COMPETE IN THE EVENT!

You MUST be a member of your state high school athletic association to participate in this event.

The DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships is a national invitational high school tennis tournament.  In 2018, the event will be held in Chattanooga, TN. This year our event will host 24 boys teams and 24 girls teams in non-elimination format divisions. All participating teams will be guaranteed at least 3 matches in tournament play. Teams will be placed into 8 team divisions based on the combined UTR ratings of their top 6 players. The event will use a college dual-match format with six singles matches and 3 doubles matches. Players may play both singles and doubles positions. Each match will count as one point in the team dual match with the team earning 5 or more points advancing in tournament play. 

There is a no-stacking rule in effect for the tournament. Coaches are expected to play their best player at #1 singles, second best at #2 singles and the best doubles team at #1 doubles. Coaches may change their lineup during the event but their lineup should remain in order of strength at all times.

This entry fee helps cover costs associated with the event including balls, court fees, tournament officials, trophies and t-shirts for participating players and coaches. A contract for athletic participation is required for all participating teams.

Awards will be given to the Champion, Runner-Up, Third Place and Fourth Place. An All-Tournament Team and Most Valuable Player will be selected by the tournament staff.

Additional questions should be directed to Tournament Director, Brandon Feusner at (502) 819-7784 or hstennischampionships@gmail.com

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Thursday 
Tournament Registration (Champions Club)
Tournament Player Party (Location: TBA)
Friday
First Round Tournament Play
Second Round Tournament Play
Saturday
Semifinal Round Tournament Play
Final Round Tournament Play
Trophy Presentation

It is recommended that all participating teams plan to arrive in Chattanooga on Thursday evening and plan to remain in Chattanooga on Saturday night following tournament play. This will allow for the completion of tournament play in the event of inclement weather.

Closest Airports
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (Chattanooga, TN) -- 10 miles
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Atlanta, GA) -- 127 miles
Nashville International Airport (Nashville, TN) -- 129 miles

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I get invited to the DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships?
The tournament committee sends out more than 400 invitations each summer/fall to teams throughout the country. Invitations are sent out based on information available to the tournament committee including top returning players and team results from last season. Teams that do not get an invitation can still reserve their spot by filling out the Participant Interest Form. A team MUST be a member of their state association to compete in the event.

What happens if the is inclement weather?
We have at least 18 indoor courts with guaranteed availability in the event of inclement weather. The tournament is an outdoor event and we will make every attempt to complete the tournament outdoors but will move indoors if necessary. In the event that additional courts are necessary the participating teams will split the cost of any indoor court fees per the tournament contract.

How many matches is a team guaranteed?
All teams are guaranteed three matches in tournament play. In the event of inclement weather, the tournament has the right to shorten the format or reduce matches if necessary.


Which division will my team play in?
The placement of teams into divisions is done by the tournament committee and is subject to change based on changes in roster. Teams will be split into 8 team divisions based on the combined UTR rating of their Top 6 players. This will allow teams to get three competitive matches in tournament play. If a coach requests a specific division for tournament play we will take that into account but ultimately teams will be placed into appropriate divisions based on the Power 6 UTR rating. 

Is this tournament sanctioned by my state association?
The DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships is a National Federation of State High School Associations sanctioned event. Because the event is sanctioned by the NFHS only members of the state's athletic association may compete. The event has been sanctioned by the following state associations in the past:
Alabama High School Athletic Association
Arizona Interscholastic Association
California Interscholastic Federation
Colorado High School Activities Association
Florida High School Athletic Association
Georgia High School Association
Illinois High School Association
Indiana High School Athletic Association
Kentucky High School Athletic Association
Louisiana High School Athletic Association
Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association
Mississippi High School Activities Association
Missouri State High School Activities Association
Nebraska School Activities Association
New Mexico Activities Association
New York State Public High School Athletic Association
North Carolina High School Athletic Association
Ohio High School Athletic Association
Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association
South Carolina High School League
Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association
University Interscholastic League (Texas)
West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission

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