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The 2021 Palmetto Championships

 Eligibility

The 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U Palmetto Championships are open to all boys and girls whose residence is in the state of South Carolina.  The 10U Palmetto Championships is open to all boys and girls regardless of their residency. USTA membership is required.  Players must meet one of the following age requirements:

10-and-under born on or after June 1, 2010
12-and-under born on or after June 1, 2008
14-and-under born on or after June 1, 2006
16-and-under born on or after June 1, 2004
18-and-under born on or after June 1, 2002

Players must play doubles in the same age division as singles.

Players may enter more than one age division. Players must play in the older age division if they are selected.

Players are limited to one singles and one doubles event. Players must enter doubles in the same age division as they enter singles.

Players should enter doubles with a partner. Because different headquarter locations in different towns (Belton, Anderson and Greenville) will be used, playing up in doubles will create schedule issues. Players must enter doubles in the same age division as they are playing singles.

 

Good Sportsmanship

The Palmetto Championships encourages good sportsmanship from all players, parents, coaches and spectators and abides by USTA's slogan: "Great Sports Make A Sport Great!" The tournament presents 3 major sportsmanship awards.

Draws

The 12's, 14's, 16's & and 18’s singles draws will be limited to 64 players and include a Curtis Consolation. The consolation will not be played to conclusion to avoid players having 3 singles matches in 1 day.

The 10U singles will be limited to 32 players and feature a compass draw, and will be played in 2 days...Saturday and Sunday.

Doubles draws are not limited and have no consolation.

All draws will be posted to the internet by 4:00 PM on Thursday, May 27, 2021.

 Selection

Since the singles draws are limited (64 in the 12's, 14's, 16's & 18's and 32 in the 10's), if entries exceed the number of available spots selection will be based primarily on the USTA Southern standings as of May 21, 2021.

All players who wish to play in the tournament should enter. Your standing may be lower than #64 (12U thru 18U) or #32 (10U), but a number of players have a standing in more than one age division, and other players in the top 64 may not enter. You still have an excellent chance of being selected for the tournament. Most draws do not fill up. Your credit card will not be charged until you are selected to play in the tournament.

Doubles

All players will be placed into the doubles draws if they enter with a partner. Players must enter doubles in the same age division as they are playing singles.

Players may enter doubles only. Players must enter with a partner. Those who enter doubles without a partner and do not have a partner by the entry deadline will be removed from the doubles entry list.

 

 
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