What: Southern Illinois Tennis Association will be hosting a "Hat Challenge" on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. This is a SITA Doubles event, Fundraiser and Community Tennis Social.
Registration: There will be no pre-registration. Players may register at the Carbondale High School Courts from 6-6:30 p.m on Friday.
Registration fee is $15/person or $25/couple.
Format: Match play begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., player names will be sorted into higher and lower level players, drawn from a hat, and paired to play. Teams will have 20 minutes of match play, then partners will split and gain new partners, repeating every 20 minutes. Players keep count of the number of games won.
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded at the end of match play to the players with the most games won. There will also be a prize given for the best HAT worn. so be creative!
Tennis Social to Follow: At 8:30pm we will enjoy a tennis community social. We will provide snacks and tea and lemonade.
For more information, call SITA President, Audra Anderson 618-559-8020.
REGISTER (by Fri, Sept. 2)
TEAMS are compromised of at least 4 men and 4 women. 3 men and 3 women will play in each match so you will need some subs.
We need Captains to gather teams in Benton, Harrisburg, Herrin, Carterville, Marion, Murphysboro and Carbondale.
Each player pays $25 for the season. This includes the organization of the matches and the tournament in which each team gets to participate. Format is an 8 game pro set w/ no ad.
#1 Men's Singles
#1 Women' s Singles
#1 Men's Doubles
#1 Women's Doubles
#1 Mixed Doubles
#2 Men's Doubles
#2 Women's Doubles
Play is on Sundays at 1:30pm to approx. 3:30pm. The schedule will be set after the teams sign up on the 2nd. But here are the playing dates:
Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, and Oct 6 (Sundays) are the regular dual match days.
Oct. 13 (rain date makeup only)
Oct. 20 will be the tournament
Friday evenings in the Spring
2 men/2 women form a team
FORMAT OF PLAY:
4 doubles matches will make up the match.
Round 1: 2 Mixed Doubles Matches
Round 2: 1 Women's Doubles and 1 Men's Doubles.
Scoring format is the Fast4: • 2 sets played to 4 games, tiebreaker to 5 points played at 4-4. No 3rd set. • No-ad scoring. • Winning team is the team that wins the most sets.
SUBS are allowed for free 1x, after that, subs pay $5
REGISTER before you play your first match!
Must have 4 players but suggest having 5-6 players on team total to account for needing subs some weekends.