Frequently Asked QuestionsQuestion: Do I have to stay on resort/property to play in the tournament?
Answer: No, we have plenty of local players who do not need accommodations. The entry fee for just playing in the tournament varies from city to city but the clinic and party can be added on. Question: How many matches will I play each day?
Answer: Depends on the draw and the number of teams entered. We typically like for everyone to get a minimum of 2 matches on both Friday and Saturday and then the semifinals and finals take place on Sunday. Sometimes with larger draws, teams will have/get to play a 3rd match on Friday or Saturday as well. No matter what, a minimum of 4 matches will be scheduled for all teams over the weekend, and some teams could play up to 6 or 7 total. Question: Should I come in on Thursday or Friday?
Answer: Matches will for sure start at 8:00 AM on Friday morning and everyone will most likely have their first match by noon on Friday. If you live close enough to drive in on Friday morning then that will work, otherwise I would plan to arrive Thursday night. About 80% of our players staying at the resort do come in on Thursday and stay for 3 nights. Question: What comes with the accommodation packages?
Answer: All packages includes all accommodations, resort fees, tournament registration fees, Friday night party event and ALL taxes. Question: Can I play in two events?
Answer: No. With a minimum of 4 matches in each event, and a possibly 7 matches in one event it could end up being 13-14 matches over a 3 day period. Question: Do I need to bring balls?
Answer: No. Racquet War provides all balls needed throughout the tournament. Question: Do I need to be a member of USTA to play in the tournament?
Answer: No. We do not have an affilication with USTA. Question: Do the results affect my rating?
Answer: Not your USTA rating, but the results will affect your Racquet War ranking. Question: How Double Teams Can Be Formed?
Answer: 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. Question:Are the matches sorted by age and skill level?
Answer: No, not by age or skill level, the results of your first to matches put you in the correct draw. All teams will start out in a waterfall bracket. 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.