Adult Waterfall Format
May 17-19, 2019 - Friday's matches could start as early as 8:00 am.
This could change once the number of entrees has been determined.
- Friday – 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday – 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Sunday – 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Most properties are walking distance to the courts, there are a few that will require a short ride but all properties are in Palmmetto Dunes Resort! Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island, recently named #3 best resort in the south by Condé Nast Traveler, is an award winning resort providing a world-class golf experience alongside vacations that are sure to please the whole family. There's something to do and see for everyone, no matter the age, no matter the interest. Its 2,000 acres, nestled on three miles of sun-kissed Atlantic Ocean Beachfront provide the perfect venue for three world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis center and an 11-mile lagoon perfect for kayaking, fishing and exploring the pristine natural environment. Offering villa rentals to accommodate groups of all sizes. Palmetto Dunes is the resort that’s by, for, and about the family.
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Thursday, May 2, 2019 at midnight or when draws fill
Entry fees are built into the package deals for accommodations, but if players strictly wish to only pay for tournament fees entry fee is $135 per player or $270 per doubles team.
Players may sign up as individuals if they do not want to put together their own team. We will match up these players together and form teams. If signing up as an individual you will need to do so at least a month prior to the event so we will have enough time to find you a partner.
- Individual Sign up Fee - $135
Full refunds are given up to four weeks of the event. If withdrawal is made within 4 weeks but before the draws are posted a 50% refund will be given. Once the draws have been posted or we are within two weeks of the tournament there are no refunds whatsoever.
Womens and Mixed Doubles. (Since we are not actually running the tournament by NTRP levels, all levels are allowed.)
How Double Teams Can Be Formed?
All teams are made up of just two people. You and your partner will play all your matches together all weekend long. One of the best part of Racquet War's waterfall format is the ability for players to partner up with anyone at any level. For example, if you have a NTRP USTA 3.5 rating and want to play with a good friend of your who has a NTRP USTA 4.5 rating you can do so. The format (described below) of the tournament ends up putting you and your partner in the correct bracket for your level. So while we do collect your NTRP rating, it doesn't matter whatsoever in who your partner is.
All other teams will start out in a waterfall bracket (see example of a waterfall bracket on the Rules and Regulations page found below). In the waterfall bracket, all teams will play two 8 game no ad pro sets to determine each doubles team competitive levels. After the two rounds of 8 game pro sets each team will play a minimum of two regular scoring matches with a tiebreaker used as a 3rd set if needed. With this unique format, players do not have to worry about NTRP rating whatsoever and can partner up with whoever they wish, and the double teams end up playing against other double teams of similar skill in their final bracket. Players will only have the option of playing in one draw, Womens or Mixed Doubles as that in itself will be a ton of tennis for the weekend.
Prices and Room PackagesIf you would like other options than these below we do have access to larger villas or even houses. Give us a call we will build the perfect package for you!
All packages includes 3 nights of accommodations on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. All resort fees, tournament registration fees, a clinic with the pros on Thursday night and all taxes are include in the package.
Palmetto Dunes 1 Bedroom Villa
- 3 nights - $1330 Total for two, $665 per person
Palmetto Dunes 2 Bedroom Villa
Palmetto Dunes 3 Bedroom Villa
Marriott Resort View (King or 2 Queens)
Marriott Ocean Front (King or 2 Queens)
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Rules and Regulations