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Class 1A District 9 Tennis Championships at Payne Park Tennis Center

Post Date:04/14/2019 11:44 AM

 PPTC - Tennis Championships (3)

Florida High School Athletic Association 
Class 1A District 9 Tennis Championships at Payne Park Tennis Center

Hosted by Saint Stephen's Episcopal School

Monday, April 15th & Tuesday, April 16th 
(with the option of Wednesday, April 17th as an optional make-up day in lieu of inclement weather). 

Class 1A District 9 consist of the following 9 schools:
1. Saint Stephen's Episcopal School
2. Bradenton Christian School
3. Admiral Farragut Academy
4. Canterbury School of Florida
5. Cardinal Mooney Catholic
6. The Out-of-Door Academy
7. Sarasota Christian School
8. Shorecrest Preparatory School
9. St. Petersburg Catholic High School

The top two schools will advance to the Regional 3 Semi-finals as a team. The winners of the Boys and Girls number one single and number one doubles flight will individually advance to the FHSAA Class 1A State Champions.

Please read the following information for your planning purposes for the schools, guests and public. It may help all plan accordingly:

1. Buses and Parking: 
Please drop off players at the Tennis Center and instruct buses to park at any legal available spot. 

2. Parents and Visitors:
May park at any legal available spots.

3. Anticipated Tournament Schedule: 
We expect play to begin at 8 a.m. with the following schedule for Monday and Tuesday. All players and all teams should report no later than 8 a.m. on Monday and be prepared to stay at the tournament site all day. Some matches may finish early which will allow us to put matches on sooner than projected. 

Players, please bring any school assignments with you because you may have time to do school work throughout the day, if necessary.

Monday, April 15th
8 a.m. Singles Qualifying round for draw sheet 8 & 9 
9:30 - 10 a.m. Singles Quarterfinal rounds begin for flights 1 & 2 
11:30 - 12 p.m. Singles Quarterfinal rounds continue for flights 3 & 4
1:30 - 2 p.m. Singles Quarterfinal rounds continue for flight 5
2 p.m. Doubles Qualifying round for draw sheet 8 & 9
4 p.m. Singles Semifinal rounds flights 1-5
6 p.m. Doubles Quarterfinals

Tuesday April 16th
8 a.m. Singles Finals
10 a.m. Doubles Semifinals
12 p.m. Doubles Finals

4. Coaches Seeding Meeting:
Will take place at Payne Park Tennis Center at 6 a.m. in the old Sarasota Law Library.

5. Practice Courts:
We will have 12 practice courts available at 7 a.m. 1 hitting wall. There will be a first come first served use and court time will be limited to 20 minutes for warm-up. Court grooming will start at 7:30 a.m.

6. Tennis Balls:
Please remember that each team is responsible for bringing 14 cans of Wilson regular duty (soft court) tennis balls. 

Payne Park Tennis Players should call prior to coming for court availability. Courts will open to the public when match play is over.

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