Adult Waterfall Format
May 18-20, 2018 - 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 – 4:00 pm
Accommodations for Individuals or Groups of 2
Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa Walking distance to the courts! Your beachfront retreat awaits you at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa. With an exceptional location on the sandy shores of the Atlantic, our hotel offers a distinctive blend of comfort and sophistication. Make yourself at home in spacious accommodations and enjoy perks such as private balconies with magnificent coastline or resort views, plush robes and pampering bath items. Unparalleled amenities for your Hilton Head Island stay include three golf courses, a fitness center, tennis, indoor and outdoor pools, watersports, a newly renovated lobby and more. Be sure to visit our signature spa for a day of blissful relaxation. Our on-site dining options will satisfy all your cravings, whether you are in the mood for casual dining al fresco, light bites or a more elegant meal at Blue.
Accommodations for Groups of 4 or more
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 vacation homes and villa rentals to accommodate groups of all sizes. Palmetto Dunes is the resort that’s by, for, and about the family.
Thursday, May 3, 2018 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 $100 per player or $200 per doubles teams. Full refunds are given up to two weeks of the events. Once within two weeks of the event no refunds will be given.
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.
- Individual Sign up Fee - $100
Full refunds are given up to four weeks of the event or if Racquet War has to cancel the overall 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.
Women's, Men's, and Mixed Doubles. (Since we are not actually running the tournament by NTRP levels, all levels are allowed.)
A maximum of 64 teams will be allowed in each of the draws, Men's, Women's, and Mixed. Could possibly take more teams in one or two draws.
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.
There will be a limited number of registrations available with a maximum 64 double teams in each of the three draws, Women's, Men's, and Mixed Doubles. If for some reason we do go higher than the 64 teams, we will take the highest combined ranking of all the teams over 64 and those teams will receive byes from the waterfall draws. All other 64 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. For all teams receiving byes from the waterfall bracket, they will be guaranteed a minimum of three regular scoring matches. 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, Men's Women's or Mixed Doubles as that in itself will be a ton of tennis for the weekend.
Prices and Room Packages
All packages includes 3 nights of accommodations on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. All resort fees, tournament registration fees, friday night party tickets, and all taxes. For all players who arrive on Thursday night, a free clinic on the court with the pro's is also provided.
One king or queen bed at the Marriott resort for one or two players - includes tournament entries, lunch vouchers, Friday night party tickets, all resort fees, and all taxes.
- 3 nights - $1336 Total for two, $1236 Total for one.
One king or queen bed OCEANFRONT at the Marriott resort for one or two players - includes tournament entries, lunch vouchers, Friday night party tickets, all resort fees, and all taxes.
- 3 nights - $1526 Total for two, $1426 Total for one.
Four players - 2 Bedroom Villa - includes 4 tournament entries, 4 lunch vouchers, 4 Friday night party tickets, all resort fees, and all taxes.
- 3 nights - $1700 Total ($425 Per Person, based on 4 people)
Four players - 2 Bedroom Villa OCEANFRONT - includes 4 tournament entries, 4 lunch vouchers, 4 Friday night party tickets, all resort fees, and all taxes.
- 3 nights - $2060 Total ($515 Per Person, based on 4 people)
Six Players - 3 Bedroom Villa - includes 6 tournament entries, 6 lunch vouchers, 6 Friday night party tickets, all resort fees, and all taxes.
- 3 nights - $2460 Total ($410 Per Person, based on 6 people)
Eight Players - 4 Bedroom House - includes 8 tournament entries, 8 lunch vouchers, 8 Friday night party tickets, all resort fees, and all taxes.
- 3 nights - $3584 Total ($448 Per Person, based on 8 people)
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Rules and Regulations