The 2018 Palmetto Championships

Warm up/practice courts: The Palmetto uses almost every court in Anderson County. Courts are available for warm up and practice prior to the start (before 8:00) and at the close (usually 6:00 to 7:00) of play each day. No practice is allowed on courts directly adjoining courts where tournament play continues. Some single private courts in Belton may be available for warm up and practice with a 20 minute limit on a first come, first serve basis. Tuesday morning all Anderson courts will be available for warm up.

 Tournament Rules

A 5-minute warm up is allowed for every match.

USTA Rules and The Code will govern play....refer to Friend At Court.  The USTA Point Penalty System will be in effect and enforced.  All infractions will be reported and result in suspension points.

Players who start the tournament are expected to complete all scheduled matches (including consolation and playoffs) unless they are injured, ill or have a family emergency or a school conflict.  Players who do not complete the tournament without a justifiable excuse will not be endorsed to the Southern Closed Championships.  Failure to complete the tournament will also result in South Carolina and Southern suspension points.

Doubles: Players may enter doubles only. Playing doubles only does not satisfy the requirement to qualify for the Southern Closed Championships. Players who withdraw from singles due to injury or illness either before or during the tournament must also withdraw from doubles. Players should enter with a partner. Those who enter doubles without a partner may be matched pending availability and will be expected to play. Note....12U, 14U, 16U & 18U doubles will begin play at 4:00 on Friday, May 15.

No coaching or interference from parents, coaches or spectators will be allowed.  Misbehavior or the demonstration of poor sportsmanship will not be tolerated and may result in disqualification.

USTA certified referees will be at every headquarters site, and USTA certified officials will be at every court location.

Please respect our facilities. Please place trash in containers and return chairs, etc. to their original location. If you see a problem with any facility (courts, restrooms, grounds, etc.) please report it to the official there.

Dress Code:  Proper (modest) tennis attire is required.

Cell Phones: Players' cell phones must be turned off prior to warm up. Talking on cell phone is not allowed on court except during breaks between the 2nd and 3rd sets. The ringer on cell phones belonging to parents, coaches or spectators must be turned off when in close proximity to the courts.  Please move away from the court when talking on a cell phone to avoid distracting the players or other spectators.


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