Open Events Information
Open Event entries open Tuesday, March 1, 2016 and close at 11:59 PM on Sunday, April 10, 2016.
TOTAL PRIZE MONEY FOR THIS YEAR’S OPEN EVENTS WILL BE $22,500!!!
THE TOP 7 OR 8 RANKED PLAYERS WILL BE OFFERED COMPLIMENTARY ROOMS. WE WILL HAVE A TRAINER ON SITE FOR THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND THE FINALS AT LIBBEY. PLEASE CONTACT OPEN CHAIRPERSON FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Open players are responsible for submitting the latest rankings, tournament wins, etc to establish their ranking and eligibility into the Open division. Please submit all current information to the Ojai tournament office prior deadline entry.
Open players wishing to retain their amateur status and college eligibility must comply with applicable USTA and NCAA rules regarding expenses.
Open entrants are encouraged to register online using our tournament’s site at TennisLink.
Alternatively, open entrants may register via mail using the entry forms that can be downloaded from the various forms listed in the menu at the end of this page, or using a standard SCTA blank entry form. If the entry is by mail, (1) the appropriate entry fee must accompany the entry form, (2) the entrant must submit a photocopy of his/her current USTA card with the entry form, and (3) the Waiver of Responsibility attached to the entry form must be appropriately signed. For open entries submitted by mail, entry fee checks should be made payable to the “Ojai Valley Tennis Club”, and entries should be mailed to:
Ojai Valley Tennis Club
P. O. Box 482
Ojai, CA 93024
Event Fees: Singles: $70 Doubles: $90 per team
There will be an additional charge of $25.00 for late entries, if accepted, or for late payment of fees. A doubles team entry will be considered as complete only when both players have entered and the full entry fee has been paid. Open players may play both singles and doubles, but may not enter any other events.
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S OPEN SINGLES QUALIFYING
Because the draws are limited, and due to great interest in the Men’s and Women’s Open Singles, a Men’s Open Singles Qualifying event, open to a maximum of 64 entrants, and a Women’s Open Singles Qualifying event, open to a maximum of 32 entrants, will be played on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club, 409 S. Fox Street, Ojai, CA. Seedings and main draw and qualifying selections will be made by the Tournament Committee, and will be based on a combination of ATP points, USTA Top 500 list, and up-to-date sectional seeding lists. Head to head results will be strongly considered. Please submit any pertinent results for consideration. An alternate list may be established after the Qualifying rounds are played – that will be on a stand-by basis and up to the discretion of the on-site referee. Tournament Committee reserves the right to select two “wild card” entries in the Men’s main draw  and one “wild card” entry in the Women’s main draw .
Tentative rosters for these events will be available on the TennisLink tournament site the Monday before the first day of play. Please note that since the draws are limited, not all entrants will be accepted into the open events. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to accept or refuse all entries at its discretion. Players not accepted, and not being considered as alternates, will receive a refund online or by mail.
Draws with match times and locations will be posted on the TennisLink tournament site as soon as they are available, usually by Monday noon before the first day of play. Please do not telephone for match locations and times. The web site is the best way for us to communicate efficiently with you. Please read all the player information pertaining to you and your event and call or email the Tournament Director only if you have a problem or an unanswered question.
If a player in the Open events wishes to withdraw, that information must be e-mailed to Anne Williamson on or before seven days prior to the start of the tournament to receive a refund of the entrance fee. This e-mail must contain (1) the withdrawing player’s name as listed on the entry form, (2) the event in which the player is participating, and (3) the reason for the withdrawal. In doubles, if there is a substitute player, please list: (1) the withdrawing player, (2) the partner who will remain in the draw, and (3) the full particulars (as listed on the entry form) of the substitute player. The substitute player must also mail or bring to registration a completed and signed entry form and Waiver of Responsibility. A refund of a withdrawing player’s entry fee may be made at the discretion of the Tournament Committee.
Open players should check in to play at the site of their first match at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled match time. Assuming no weather delays, play for the main draw Men’s Open event starts on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 for Singles, and on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 for Doubles, and play for the main draw Women’s Open event starts on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 for Singles, and on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 for Doubles at the Ojai Valley Inn, located at 905 Country Club Drive, Ojai CA. In the event of no-shows, the Tournament Committee reserves the right to allow selected alternate stand-by players into the draws at the discretion of the on-site referee.
Family, coaches and friends of players will be required to purchase spectator tickets to gain entrance to Libbey Park, the Ojai Valley Athletic Club, and the Ojai Valley Inn courts during the hours of play. All players will be required to present identification to gain entrance at these sites. No tickets or IDs are required at other Tournament sites.
For further information or questions, please contact the Tournament Director.
Open Events Entry Form Menu
Enter online at our tournament site on TennisLink.
Alternatively, select an entry form to print and mail from the list below: