2020 COMEBACK TEAM CHALLENGE – Schedule of Play 5/22-24

Round #1 Friday (5/15) **Boys First Round Draft Pick player on team has bye.
Boys’ Olympic Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
GB v CH 3:30 PM Crts 3,4,5 GB (2-1)
AU v ES 3:30 PM Crts X, 1,2 AU (3-0)
Boys’ World Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
IT v NL 3:30 PM Crts 7-9 NL (3-0)
SE v RU 3:30 PM Crts 10-12 SE (3-0)
Girls’ Olympic Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
AU v IT 5:45 PM Crts x,1,2 IT (3-0)
GB v CH 5:45 PM Crts 3,4,5 CH (2-1)
Girls’ World Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
NL v RU 6:00 PM Crts 7-9 NL (3-0)
ES v SE 6:00 PM Crts 10-12 ES (2-1)
Round #2 Saturday (5/16) **Boys Second Round Draft Pick  on team has a bye.
Boys’ Olympic Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
CH vs ES 8:30 AM Crts 3,4,5 ES (2-1)
AU vs GB 8:30 AM Crts X,1,2 AU (2-1)
Boys’ World Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
RU vs NL 8:30 AM Crts 7-9 RU (2-1)
IT vs SE 8:30 AM Crts 10-12 SE (2-1)
Girls’ Olympic Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
CH vs IT 11:00 AM Crts 3-5 IT (3-0)
AU vs GB 11:00 AM Crts X,1,2 AU (2-1)
Girls’ World Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
SE vs RU 11:15 AM Crts 7-9 RU (2-1)
NL vs ES 11:15 AM Crts 10-12 ES (2-1)
Round #3 Saturday (5/16) **Boys Third Round Draft Pick on team has a bye.
Boys’ Olympic Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
CH vs AU 2:00 PM Crts X,1,2 CH (2-1)
ES vs GB 2:00 PM Crts 3,4,5 ES (2-1)
Boys’ World Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
RU vs IT 2:00 PM Crts 7-9 RU (2-1)
NL vs SE 2:00 PM Crts 10-12 NL (2-1)
Girls’ Olympic Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
CH vs AU 4:30 PM Crts x,1,2 AU (2-1)
IT vs GB 4:30 PM Crts 3-5 IT (3-0)
Girls’ World Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
SE vs NL 4:45 PM Crts 7-9 NL (2-1)
RU vs ES 4:45 PM Crts 10-12 ES (3-0)

SUNDAY’S MATCHES

SEMI-FINALS

Girls Olympic vs World Courts Time
#2 AU vs #1 ES X,1,2 8:30AM
#1 IT vs #2 NL 3,4,5 8:30AM
Girls Olympic vs World Courts Time
#3 CH vs #4 SE 7,8,9 8:30AM
#4 GB vs #3 RU 10,11,12 8:30AM

 

Boys Olympic vs World Courts Time
#1 AU vs #2 SE X,1,2 11:15AM
#2 ES vs #1 NL 3,4,5 11:15AM

 

Boys Olympic vs World Courts Time
#3 GB vs #4 IT 7, 8, 9 11:15AM
#4 CH vs #3 RU 10,11,12 11:15AM

Finals

Girls Olympic vs World Courts Time
 #1/ #2 Winners X,1,2 2:00PM
 #1/#2 Losers 3,4,5 2:00PM

 

Girls Olympic vs World Courts Time
 #3/ #4 Winners 7,8,9 2:00PM
 #3/ #4 Losers 10,11,12 2:00PM

 

Boys Olympic vs World Courts Time
#1/ #2 Winners X,1,2 4:45PM
#1/#2 Losers 3,4,5 4:45PM

 

Boys Olympic vs World Courts Time
#3/ #4 Winners 7,8,9 4:45PM
 #3/ #4 Losers 10,11,12 4:45PM

 

2020 Comeback Team Challenge Round Robin Drawn

 

Sponsorship

We are happy to announce for the 2020 Comeback Challenge our friends at CourtMakers are one of the sponsors for the event. CourtMakers is one of the oldest court resurfacing businesses in the Southeast. They do some of the best work on courts all over the Atlanta area. In addition to being one of the best in the business they are always willing to step up and help the tennis community. Please check them out!

If you are interested in helping sponsor this event please give us a call at 678-687-5662.

2nd WEEK ROUND ROBIN DRAWS HAVE BEEN MADE!

1st WEEK ROUND ROBIN DRAWS HAVE BEEN MADE!

Schedules will come out soon. We hope to have some simple instructions for everyone and things evolved in a relaxed way for the kids. We look forward to seeing everyone in less than 5 days!

Click on the video below to see the teams drawn randomly into the round robin draws.

2020 Comeback Team Challenge **Teams LINEUPS Established**

The ZOOM DRAFT is over and the teams have been picked! That was last week’s news! We have had some changes and here are the new players entering the challenge!

More info will follow. Below are the teams!  Please check and watch for text messages and for emails regarding the next steps.

Draft News

(as of 12:30 PM Thursday, May 21st, 2020)

 

BOYS TEAMS

 AUSTRALIA – Coach Weber 678-467-1810

Srikar Polisetty (pd)

James Weber (pd)

Nishith Rajesh (pd)

Kayden Colombo (pd)

Murphy Faucett (pd)

SWEDEN – Coach McAdoo 973-356-4343

Neiman Sneed (pd)

Cole Wooten (pd)

Brady Gober (pd)

Robert McAdoo (pd)

Simon Hayal (pd)

GREAT BRITAIN – Coach Cozad 678-365-6538

Paul Fridman (pd)

Thomas Wakefield (pd)

Ryan Cozad (pd)

James Wakefield (pd)

London Vasilescu (pd)

ITALY – Coach Wheeler 678-296-5460

Mitchell Freeman (pd)

Evan Rigsby (pd)

Liam O’Leary (pd)

Jackson Gordon (pd)

Aashray Arun (pd)

SPAIN – Coach Villante  678-492-3392

Ryan Grunert (pd)

Dylan O’Keeffe (pd)

Christopher Marek (pd)

Kile Ha (pd)

Jacob Ford (pd)

RUSSIA – Coach Parker  404-210-0501

Thomas Johnson (pd)

Heys Parker (pd)

Pearce Lane (pd)

Jackson Orsega (pd)

Alex Chapman (pd)

 

SWITZERLAND – Coach Skollar 404-333-1988

Ryan King (pd)

Jack Hubbard (pd)

Jadon Skollar (pd)

Suchir Sama (pd)

Anibal Nunez (pd)

NETHERLANDS – Coach Wadawu 770-658-9388

Evan Le (pd)

Grant Carriere (pd)

Cooper Ciavola (pd)

Spencer Rosant (pd)

Harrison Silver (pd)

 GIRLS TEAMS

AUSTRALIA – Coach Weber  678-467-1810

Kennedi Jones (pd)

Mary Asheley Jacoppo (pd)

Lani Sturgeon (pd)

Madeline Holman (pd)

SWEDEN – Coach Diianni  470-312-1681

Erin McGrath (pd)

Michaela Kokosaka (pd)

Catherine Dierker (pd)

Julianna Diianni (pd)

GREAT BRITAIN – Coach Wheeler 678-2965460

Michelle Jones (pd)

Isabella Ferrer (pd)

Rhodes Reddick (pd)

Mary Kate Kahl (pd)

ITALY – Coach Diianni  678-851-9956

Erika Terek (pd)

Amala Arun (pd)

Sasha Dimitrov (pd)

Jensen Diianni (pd)

SPAIN – Coach Gavin Thomas 813-240-5071

Visnja Gusavac (pd)

Shelly Zinchenko (pd)

Daniela O’Leary

Elle Wakefield (pd)

RUSSIA – Coach Sam Cohen 770-681-8924

Anya Nelson (pd)

Alex Alterman (pd)

Mercer Holman (pd)

Lucy Orr (pd)

SWITZERLAND – Coach Slaton 404-422-6169

Emma Bethel (pd)

Samantha Slaton (pd)

Alex Rodehorst (pd)

Alexa Slaton (pd)

NETHERLANDS – Coach Wadawu 770-658-9388

Isabelle Theodore (pd)

Sydney Hrehor (pd)

Ava Rodriguez (pd)

Layla Ali Khan (pd)

 

 

 

 

 

2020 Comeback Team Challenge – Lineups

Sponsorship

We are happy to announce for the 2020 Comeback Challenge our friends at CourtMakers are one of the sponsors for the event. CourtMakers is one of the oldest court resurfacing businesses in the Southeast. They do some of the best work on courts all over the Atlanta area. In addition to being one of the best in the business they are always willing to step up and help the tennis community. Please check them out!

If you are interested in helping sponsor this event please give us a call at 678-687-5662.

It is not complicated! Play Ball!

  • Each team will have a coach and they will submit their lineup 10 minutes before their match to the desk.
  • The coaches will have leeway in determining their lineup.
  • Each child will be offered the opportunity to play doubles at least twice over the weekend by the coaches.
  • Coaches from both teams may also consult one another before the match is played if they choose to do so. It is not a requirement.
  • Once the lineups are turned in to the desk the line-up is final unless appealed by the coach to Games Committee. Once play begins there is no further change.
  • We chose this small match format to use because of the “social distancing” requirements being adhered to throughout our society to work our way out of the pandemic. There will be two singles matches and a one doubles match being played. This leans heavily toward singles play. But it can also lead to varied results. Play the match one day and you might have completely different results on the next day.
  • There are a variety of things which will determine coaches’ line-ups: from parents not wanting their children on a doubles court, from a child not wanting to play singles or doubles, to partnerships and friendships, to sibling rivalries, to injuries, to hurt feelings and on and on. We also chose to give the coaches leeway in dealing with their line-ups because of these various problems which may arise.
  • A coach can choose to take lots of feedback or very little from relatives and coaches.
  • The Boys Teams have five players on each team. They have a schedule which must be followed regarding sitting a player every round and that is located on the post written to define the schedule here.
  • Some team competitions give no freedom and the lineup is set by the organizing entity (ex., USTA Zonals). We feel we need to allow more freedom for this event. We are not desirous of establishing strict lineup guidelines.
  • Obviously the criteria of the players’ standing and UTR will be considered.
  • The doubles match will end up being the “wildcard” variable that can influence results. Players can be offered 2 opportunities to play doubles. But no child is required to play doubles. If this seems counter intuitive please understand there are some parents concerned with the prospect of playing doubles. 
  • If somebody wants to cheat they will figure out a way to do so.
  • If you end up playing somebody better than you — this too, is probably going to happen along the way over the weekend. But please remember there is “no bad win in tennis” and we are doing this to get match play opportunities.
  • We will have a “Games Committee” and any appeal can be made to the committee prior to the match beginning. The committee’s ruling will stand and the lineup will need to be adjusted accordingly. No appeals after the match has been played will be reviewed.
  • In the end here is the main directive we are giving to the coaches regarding lineups:

    Your lineup has to be in true order of ability. So a #1 cannot play below a #3 in singles. We are going to allow the most variance with the doubles. You can take your #1 and play them with the #5 in doubles and make a lineup. 

Do the right thing like Coach Holtz says!

 

RESULTS

 BOYS FINAL RESULTS
1. (CH) Switzerland                                                            5. (AU) Australia 
2. (SE) Sweden                                                                   6. (RU) Russia 
3. (GB) Great Britain                                                          7. (ES) Spain
4. (NL) Netherlands                                                            8. (IT) Italy

BOYS – Comeback Team Challenge Fri, May 15,2020

Team/Players Winner Scores
BOYS
(IT) O’Leary vs (ES) O’Keeffe O’Keeffe 6-3, 6-1
(IT) Alvarez vs (ES) Prahbu Alvarez 6-2, 4-0 (ret)
(IT) Petito/Gordon vs (ES) Ford/Ha Ford/Ha 6-3, 6-1
(GB) Fridman vs (SE) Sneed Fridman 6-3, 6-4
(GB) Beasley vs (SE) McAdoo Beasley 6-3, 6-2
(GB) Mattie/Atkinson vs (SE)Gober/Hayal Mattie/Atkinson 7-6, 6-3
(RU) Johnson vs (CH) Wakefield Johnson 6-7,6-0, 6-1
(RU) Rosenberg vs (CH) Skollar Skollar 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
(RU) Lane vs (CH) Nunez/Cozad Nunez/Cozad 6-3, 6-4
(AU) Weber vs (NL) Carriere Weber 7-5, 6-3
(AU) Rajesh vs (NL) Wild Rajesh 6-1, 6-0
(AU) Hubbard/Faucett vs (NL) Ciavola/Rosant Hubbard/Faucett 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

BOYS – Comeback Team Challenge Sat, May 16,2020

Team/Players Winner Scores
BOYS
(AU) Polisetty vs (CH) Kirby Kirby 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
(AU) Rajesh vs (CH) Nunez Rajesh 6-0, 6-2
(AU) Hubbard/Faucett vs (CH) Skollar/Cozad Skollar/Cozad 6-0, 6-2
(RU) Parker vs (NL) Le Le 4-6, 6-4, 6-0
(RU) Rosenberg vs (NL) Ciavola Ciavola 7-5, 6-1
(RU) Lane/Orsega vs (NL) Wild/Rosant Lane/Orsega 6-4, 6-2
(SE) Mariencheck vs (IT) Freeman Mariencheck 6-1, 6-2
(SE) Gober vs (IT) Alvarez Alvarez 6-1, 6-2
(SE) McAdoo/Hayal vs (IT) Petito/Gordan McAdoo/Hayal 6-4, 6-0
(ES) Grunert vs (GB) Burdell Grunert 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
(ES) Ford vs (GB) Beasley Beasley 6-1, 6-3
(ES) Prabhu/Ha vs (GB) Mattie/Atkinson Prabhu/Ha 6-4, 6-3
(SE) Mariencheck vs (ES) Grunert Mariencheck 6-4, 6-3
(SE) Sneed vs (ES) O’Keeffe Sneed 6-1, 6-4
(SE) McAdoo/Hayal vs (ES) Ha/Ford McAdoo/Hayal 6-4, 0-6, 6-3
(IT) Freeman vs (GB) Burdell Burdell 6-4, 6-4
(IT) Gordan vs (GB) Fridman Fridman 6-1, 6-1
(IT) O’Leary/Petito vs (GB) Mattie/Atkinson Mattie/Atkinson 6-1, 6-3
(AU) Weber vs (RU) Johnson Johnson 6-4, 6-2
(AU) Faucett vs (RU) Rosenberg Rosenberg 6-2, 6-4
(AU) Polisetty/Hubbard vs (RU) Orsega/Parker Srikar/Hubbard 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
(NL) Carriere vs (CH) Wakefield Carriere 6-3, 7-5
(NL) Rosant vs (CH) Cozad Cozad 6-1, 6-1
(NL) Wild/Le vs (CH) Kirby/Nunez Wild/Le 7-6, 6-4

BOYS – Comeback Team Challenge Sun, May 17,2020

Team/Players Winner Scores
BOYS SEMI-FINALS
(NL) Le vs (SE) Mariencheck Mariencheck 6-2, 6-4
(NL) Wild vs (SE) Hayal Wild 6-4, 6-3
(NL) Ciavola/Carriere vs (SE) Sneed/Gober Sneed/Gober 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
(CH) Kirby vs (GB) CBurdell Kirby 6-2, 6-2
(CH) Skollar vs (GB) Fridman Fridman 6-2, 6-3
(CH) Wakefield/Cozad vs (GB) Mattie/JBurdell Wakefield/Cozad 6-4, 7-5
CONSOL: (RU) Johnson vs (IT) Freeman Johnson 6-3, 6-2
CONSOL: (RU) Parker vs (IT) O’Leary Parker 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
CONSOL: (RU) Lane/Orsega vs (IT) Alvarez/Petito Alvarez/Petito 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
CONSOL: (AU) Polisetty vs (ES) Grunert Srikar 6-0, 2-6, 6-2
CONSOL: (AU) Rajesh vs (ES) Ford Rajesh 6-1, 6-0
CONSOL: (AU) Faucett/Weber vs (ES) Prabhu/O’keeffe Prabhu/O’Keeffe 7-5, 6-4
BOYS FINALS
1ST/2ND – (SE) Mariencheck vs (CH) Kirby Kirby 6-2 (ret)
1ST/2ND – (SE) McAdoo vs (CH) Nunez McAdoo 7-6, 6-2
1ST/2ND (SE) – Sneed/Gober vs (CH) Skollar/Wakefield Skollar/Wakefield 7-5, 6-2
 3RD/4TH – (GB) Fridman vs (NL) Carriere Fridman 6-2, 6-1
3RD/4TH – (GB) Burdell vs (NL) Ciavola Burdell 6-3, 7-6
3RD/4TH – (GB) Burdell/Mattie vs (NL) Le/Wild Le/Wild 6-4, 6-4
5TH/6TH – (AU) Polisetty vs (RU) Johnson Johnson 6-0, 6-2
5TH/6TH – (AU) Weber vs (RU) Parker Weber 6-4, 7-6
5TH/6TH – (AU) Rajesh/Hubbard vs (RU) Rosenberg/Lane Rajesh/Hubbard 6-4, 6-3
7TH/8TH – (IT) Alvarez vs (ES) O’Keeffe O’Keeffe 7-5, 6-4
7TH/8TH – (IT) DEFAULT vs (ES) Ha Ha Default
7TH/8TH – (IT)Freeman/O’Leary vs (ES) Grunert/Prabhu Freeman/O’Leary 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
GIRLS FINAL RESULTS 
1. (AU) Australia                                            5. (SE) Sweden
2. (ES) Spain                                                  6. (IT) Italy
3. (RU) Russia                                                7. (NL) Netherlands
4. (GB) Great Britain                                     8. (CH) Switzerland

GIRLS – Comeback Team Challenge Fri, May 15,2020

GIRLS
(AU) Brass vs (CH) Bethel Brass 6-3, 6-0
(AU) Jacoppo vs (CH) Slaton Jacoppo 6-1, 6-2
(AU) Amala/Holman vs (CH) Slaton/Keller Slaton/Keller 6-4, 6-4
(GB) Jones vs (IT) Terek Terek 1-6, 7-5, 6-4
(GB) Kahl vs (IT) Huff Kahl 6-1, 6-1
(GB) Mayher/Ferrer vs (IT) DiiAnni/Dimtrov Mayher/Ferrer 6-3, 6-3
(ES) Chalker vs (SE) Nelson Chalker 6-3, 1-6, 6-0
(ES) Arwood vs (SE) J DiiAnni Arwood 6-0, 6-0
(ES) Zinchenko/Gusavac vs (SE) Kokoska/Dierker Zinchenko/Gusavac 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
(RU) Hornigold vs (NL) Theodore Hornigold 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
(RU) Rodriguez vs (NL) Hrehor Hrehor 6-3, 6-0
(RU) Williams/McGrath vs (NL) Alterman/Ali Khan Williams/McGrath 6-3, 6-3

GIRLS – Comeback Team Challenge Sat, May 16,2020

GIRLS
(AU) Brass vs (GB) Jones Brass 6-1, 6-1
(AU) Arun vs (GB) Mayher Arun 6-3, 6-1
(AU) Holman/Jacoppo vs (GB) Arwood/Kahl Arwood/Kahl 7-6, 6-3
(IT) Dimitrov vs (CH) Slaton Slaton 6-4, 6-4
(IT) DiiAnni vs (CH) Slaton DiiAnni 6-1, 6-1
(IT) Jones/Terek vs (CH) Keller/Bethel Keller/Bethel 6-2, 6-2
(SE) Dierker vs (NL) Theodore Theodore 6-0, 6-2
(SE) Kokoska vs (NL) Alterman Alterman 6-2, 6-2
(SE) Nelson/DiiAnni vs (NL) Hrehor/Ali Khan Hrehor/Khan 6-3, 6-4
(RU) Hornigold vs (ES) Chalker Chalker 6-2, 6-2
(RU) McGrath vs (ES) Gusavac Gusavac 7-5, 6-2
(RU) Williams/Rodriguez vs (ES) Arwood/Zinchenko Arwood/Zinchenko 0-6, 6-2, 6-4
(SE) Nelson vs (RU) McGrath McGrath 6-1, 6-3
(SE) Dierker vs (RU) Williams Dierker 6-2, 6-4
(SE) Kokoska/DiiAnni vs (RU) Rodriguez/Hornigold Rodriguez/Hornigold 6-0, 7-5
(NL) Theodore vs (ES) Zinchenko Theodore 6-0, 6-3
(NL) Huff vs (ES) Arwood Arwood 6-3, 7-5
(NL) Hrehor/Alterman vs (ES) Chalker/Gusavac Chalker/Gusavac 7-5, 2-6, 6-2
(AU) Brass vs (IT) Jones Brass 6-2, 6-3
(AU) Holman vs (IT) DiiAnni DiiAnni 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
(AU) Jacoppo/Arun vs (IT) Terek/Dimitrov Terek/Dimitrov 3-6, 6-4, 7-6
(CH) Keller vs (GB) Jones Keller 6-2, 5-7, 7-6
(CH) Bethel vs (GB) Arwood Arwood 6-1, 6-2
(CH) Slaton/Slaton vs (GB) Mayher/Kahl Mayher/Kahl 7-5, 6-3

GIRLS – Comeback Team Challenge Sun, May 17,2020

GIRLS SEMI-FINALS Winner Scores
(AU) Brass vs (RU) Hornigold Brass 6-1, 7-5
(AU) Arun vs (RU) McGrath Arun 7-5, 6-0
(AU) Holman/Jacoppo vs (RU) Williams/Rodriguez Williams/Rodriguez 6-3, 6-4
(ES) Gusavac vs (GB) Ferrer Gusavac 6-4, 6-3
(ES) Zinchenko vs (GB) Kahl Zinchenko 6-0, 6-3
(ES) Chalker/Arwood vs (GB) Mayher/Jones Mayher/Jones 6-4, 6-4
CONSOL: (SE) Kokoska vs (CH) Slaton Kokoska 6-2, 6-0
CONSOL: (SE) DiiAnni vs (Ch) Slaton DiiAnni 6-2, 7-6
CONSOL: (SE) Dierker/Nelson vs (CH) Keller/Bethel Keller/Bethel 6-3, 6-4
CONSOL: (NL) Hyrehor vs (IT) Erika Terek Terek 7-5, 6-2
CONSOL: (NL) Alterman vs (IT) Dimitrov Alterman 6-3, 6-1
CONSOL: (NL) Theodore/Ali Khan vs (IT) DiiAnni/Jones DiiAnni/Jones 6-4, 7-6
GIRLS FINALS
1ST/2ND (ES) Chalker vs (AU) Brass Brass 6-4, 6-2
1ST/2ND (ES) Arwood vs (AU) Holman Holman 6-0, 6-1
1ST/2ND (ES) Zinchenko/Gusavac vs (AU) Jacoppo/Arun Zinchenko/Gusavac 1-6, 7-5, 6-1
3RD/4TH (RU) Hornigold vs (GB) Jones Hornigold 6-2, 6-3
3RD/4TH (RU) Rodriguez vs (GB) Mayher Rodriguez 6-3, 6-3
3RD/4TH (RU) Williams/McGrath vs (GB) Ferrer/Kahl Ferrer/Kahl 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
5TH/6TH (SE) Nelson vs (IT) Jones Nelson 6-3, 6-3
5TH/6TH (SE) Dierker vs (IT) Dimitov Dierker 6-3, 6-0
5TH/6TH (SE) DiiAnni/Kokoska vs (IT) DiiAnni/Terek DiiAnni/Terek 6-1, 6-0
7TH/8TH (NL) Theodore vs (CH) Keller Theodore 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
7TH/8TH (NL) Ali Khan vs (CH) Slaton Khan 3-0 (ret)
7TH/8TH (NL) Alterman/Hrehor vs (CH) Bethel/Slaton Alterman/Hrehor 6-4, 6-1

2020 COMEBACK TEAM CHALLENGE – Schedule of Play 5/15-17

Sponsorship

We are happy to announce for the 2020 Comeback Challenge our friends at CourtMakers are one of the sponsors for the event. CourtMakers is one of the oldest court resurfacing businesses in the Southeast. They do some of the best work on courts all over the Atlanta area. In addition to being one of the best in the business they are always willing to step up and help the tennis community. Please check them out!

If you are interested in helping sponsor this event please give us a call at 678-687-5662.

Location:

Laurel Park Tennis Center-151 Manning Rd., Marietta, GA 30064

Important Information:

  • Please be smart and social distance – please remind your child. **We ask only 1 parent (family member/friend) per player attend.
  • Courts, benches, gates, nets will be sanitized after each match.
  • We ask players to avoid touching the net and fences.
  • Parents-bring a chair- and spread out as spectators.
  • Fill your water up before you come- bring 2 jugs it will be hot. Tennis center will be locked but we do have bathrooms available.
  • This is FUN! Pay attention to the Code Of Conduct as there will be no officials.
  • FOOD:  Lunch is provided for all players and coaches. Saturday lunch will be Chick -Fil-A sandwich (PB&J if vegetarian), banana, chips, dessert, and a bottle of water. Sunday lunch will be Jimmy John’s box lunch (a variety of sandwiches (we will include some veggie only)-no special orders) ** If you are a picky eater or have allergies we recommend you pack a lunch.
  • 1st and 2nd place Winners will receive gift cards 

Tournament Schedule: 

Round #1 Friday (5/15) **Boys First Round Draft Pick player on team has bye. 
Boys’ Olympic Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
Russia vs Switzerland 3:30 PM Crts 3,4,5 Switzerland (2-1)
Australia vs Netherland  3:30 PM Crts X, 1,2 Australia (3-0)
Boys’ World Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
Italy vs Spain 3:30 PM Crts 7-9 Spain (2-1)
Great Britain vsSweden 3:30 PM Crts 10-12 Great Britain (3-0)
Girls’ Olympic Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
Australia vs Switzerland 5:45 PM Crts x,1,2 Australia (2-1)
Great Britain vs Italy 5:45 PM Crts 3,4,5 Great Britain (2-1)
Girls’ World Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
Russia vs Netherlands 6:00 PM Crts 7-9 Russia (2-1)
Spain vs Sweden 6:00 PM Crts 10-12 Spain (3-0)
Round #2 Saturday (5/16) **Boys Second Round Draft Pick  on team has a bye.
Boys’ Olympic Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
Netherland vs Russia  8:30 AM Crts 3,4,5 Netherland (2-1)
Switzerland vs Australia 8:30 AM Crts X,1,2 Switzerland (2-1)
Boys’ World Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
 Sweden vs Italy 8:30 AM Crts 7-9 Sweden (2-1)
Spain vs Great Britain 8:30 AM Crts 10-12 Spain (2-1)
Girls’ Olympic Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
Italy  vs Switzerland 11:00 AM Crts 3-5 Switzerland (2-1)
Australia vs Great Britain 11:00 AM Crts X,1,2 Australia (2-1)
Girls’ World Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
Sweden vs Netherland 11:15 AM Crts 7-9 Netherlands (3-0)
Russia vs Spain 11:15 AM Crts 10-12 Spain (3-0)
Round #3 Saturday (5/16) **Boys Third Round Draft Pick on team has a bye.
Boys’ Olympic Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
Australia vs Russia 2:00 PM Crts X,1,2 Russia (2-1)
Netherland vs Switzerland 2:00 PM Crts 3,4,5 Netherland (2-1)
Boys’ World Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
Sweden vs Spain 2:00 PM Crts 7-9 Sweden (3-0)
 Italy vs Great Britain 2:00 PM Crts 10-12 Great Britain (3-0)
Girls’ Olympic Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
Italy vs Australia 4:30 PM Crts x,1,2 Italy (2-1)
Switzerland vs Great Britain 4:30 PM Crts 3-5 Great Britain (2-1)
Girls’ World Division Time Scheduled Court Assignment Team Winner
Sweden vs Russia 4:45 PM Crts 7-9 Russia (2-1)
Netherland vs Spain 4:45 PM Crts 10-12 Spain (2-1)

SUNDAY’S MATCHES

SEMI-FINALS

Girls Olympic vs World Courts Time
(O) Australia #1 vs (W) Russia #2 X,1,2 8:30AM
(O) Great Britain #2 vs (W) Spain #1 3,4,5 8:30AM
Girls Olympic vs World Courts Time
(O) Switzerland #3 vs (W) Sweden #4 7,8,9 8:30AM
(O) Italy #4 vs (W) Netherland #3 10,11,12 8:30AM

 

Boys Olympic vs World Courts Time
(O) Netherlands #1 vs (W) Sweden #2 X,1,2 11:15AM
(O) Switzerland #2 vs (W) Great Britain #1 3,4,5 11:15AM

 

Boys Olympic vs World Courts Time
(O) Russia #3 vs (W) Italy#4 7, 8, 9 11:15AM
(O) Australia #4 vs (W) Spain#3 10,11,12 11:15AM

Finals

Girls Olympic vs World Courts Time
 #1/ #2 Winners X,1,2 2:00PM
 #1/#2 Losers 3,4,5 2:00PM

 

Girls Olympic vs World Courts Time
 #3/ #4 Winners 7,8,9 2:00PM
 #3/ #4 Losers 10,11,12 2:00PM

 

Boys Olympic vs World Courts Time
#1/ #2 Winners X,1,2 4:45PM
#1/#2 Losers 3,4,5 4:45PM

 

Boys Olympic vs World Courts Time
#3/ #4 Winners 7,8,9 4:45PM
 #3/ #4 Losers 10,11,12 4:45PM

 

IMPORTANT INFO: 2020 Comeback Challenge

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 11:00 p.m.

Sponsorship

We are happy to announce for the 2020 Comeback Challenge our friends at CourtMakers are one of the sponsors for the event. CourtMakers is one of the oldest court resurfacing businesses in the Southeast. They do some of the best work on courts all over the Atlanta area. In addition to being one of the best in the business they are always willing to step up and help the tennis community. Please check them out!

If you are interested in helping sponsor this event please give us a call at 678-687-5662.

All play will be at Laurel Park Tennis Center, 151 Manning Rd. Marietta, GA, 30064

Important Information:

  1. Fun but low key event! We hope this event will be fun and competitive and those two aspects will not be mutually exclusive. Both parents and players will need to keep “it between the lines” and on best behavior at the event.
  2. Our number 1 priority is going to be adhering to the social distancing guidelines in place at that time. This is imperative! This can affect scheduling. We will want to limit the numbers of parents and players hanging around. While this is a team event we will want to keep good distancing. Just recently they showed a picture on social media of a team competition they did in Europe and everyone stood for the team picture and they were all standing socially distanced apart. 🙂 We also request fewer family members attend the matches only because of the times we are living in with this virus.
  3. No officials will be used for this event. The players will need to understand The Code. If you are not 100% the ball was out then it was good. And 1% in is 100% good. But by the same token players need to give one another the “benefit of the doubt” and realize everyone is making the best calls they can. We will be giving a $50 gift card to the best Girl and Boy sportsmen during the two tournament weekends. We will also give out 10 other small prizes on the spot for “excellent sportsmanship” exhibited. Details of this are TBD.
  4. The teams are set for the first weekend is and we are ready for play on Friday beginning at 3:30 p.m. We will decide on the “subsequent draft” for second tournament early next week. If we have a different draft field for the second weekend (May 22-24, 2020) we will either do trades, free agency or even a complete redraft. 🙂
  5. The coaching staff for the event is set. We can use a few more coaches for the next weekend. Please call JP at (678)467-1810. The coaches are donating their time. In other events across the USA like this parents and teams have done things on their own as a team group to thank the coaches. Please consider this at some point as a team. Even a nice card can go a long way.
  6. Here is the decision on the two weekends: We began with the idea of social distancing as priority and playing full matches with no matches being shortened – we thought it might take 2 separate weekends. We have studied a variety of scenarios and formats and we like the 2 singles matches and 1 doubles match to determine a tie. We think with no weather factors we can accomplish the tournament in one weekend. Many people are worried as they cannot make the first weekend. So with no other tournament play going on in the world – we have decided to hold two separate weekends with the intent to finish both tournaments. We are not under USTA sanctioning restrictions and we are hopeful things can work out for the best to do both. This is an incredible experience and opportunity from the standpoint of match play. Please keep this in mind.
  7. At the present time the bathrooms at the LPTC are closed. Be aware of this. There is a bathroom open down below at the old pro shop.
  8. Bring your own lawn chairs to sit separately on the grounds.
  9. We will be serving box lunches to the kids on Saturday and Sunday. Parents can buy a lunch for $10.00. If you do not like Chik-Fil-A or Jimmy John’s then bring your own lunch.
  10. Let’s talk “LUNCH” some more: Lunch is a choice. If your child is going and sitting and eating lunch with your teammates – this is a choice for your family. It is a 20+ acre park and if you want to go and eat under a tree away from everyone that is a fine thing. Nobody is forcing any child to eat, or socialize if they do not feel comfortable doing so. If you do not want to eat the lunch please let us know and we can order less. 
  11. Cost: Flat fee is $75.00 for both weekends. If you play one or two of the tournaments the cost will be the same. The cost is $75.00 if you join us for the second weekend. 
  12. Once drafted you will need to pay for your spot on the team by May 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. If not paid at that time your spot will be given to an alternate. No exceptions. Alternates have until Monday, May 11th by 12 noon and then we will move to the next player. To pay call the Pro Shop at 770-919-8602 and pay by credit card. Consider your entry a donation to charity. Once the entry is paid there are no refunds. 

Format:

  • There are 8 teams of Boys and 8 teams of Girls chosen. The names of the teams will represent countries. 4 players will be drafted for each team in the girls divisions and 5 boys are on each team.
  • Those not chosen will be “Alternates”. More than likely these will be needed both this weekend and the next.
  • There will be two divisions of 4 teams set up to play a round robin (ex., Olympic/World).
  • We will begin play on Friday afternoon and play Saturday and Sunday.
  • The first round will be played Friday afternoon.
  • Saturday rounds two and three will be played.
  • All singles and doubles matches will consist of 2/3 full sets. Each tie one boy will sit out. No girls are sitting out. A tie between teams will consist of 2 singles matches and 1 doubles match. Each child is offered at least 1 opportunity to play doubles if not more.
  • There will be a minimum of a 5 minute break between sets and maximum of 10.
  • The coaches will set the lineup. Coaches will have some latitude in setting the lineups from match to match. The biggest adjustment or variance will be involving the doubles.
  • During the team tournament Coaching will be allowed from the bench or from wherever the coach deems safe distance. The coach can coach at any time during the match but he/she may not hold up play and not when the ball is in play. Parents are asked to stand and sit back away from the court and not coach unless they are one of the designated coaches. You can advise the coach during the match if you see something but do not address the players. We want team members and family to stay back from the fences when and if cheering.

 SUNDAY FORMAT

Semis and Finals are played.

#1 and #2 from both divisions will compete.

Sunday AM Semis: #1 from Europe vs. #2 from North America.

#1 from North America vs. #2 from Europe.

Sunday PM Finals: Winner of the semis meet to determine champions.

We will play the #3 and #4 team positions also.

Prizes will be awarded only to the First Place and Second Place teams. Players need to have played in at least two matches to qualify for prizes.

PLAYERS SAFETY

We have safe practices and systems in place for operating the Tennis Center during this time period. If you are concerned about viral safety please consult with Jennifer at 678-687-5662 or ask your coach for help.

  • We suggest people bring their own sanitizer and wipes if they feel they may need to wipe more often.
  • We will have sanitizer at a station located near the tennis center.
  • The courts will be bleached after each use. Further, please remember the sun plays an enormous roll in minimizing the virus. Within 30 seconds it expires in the sunlight.
  • Every player can clean their hands before playing and after playing. If a child is sick they should let us know, stay at home and if we cannot get an alternate to play – the #2 singles match will be defaulted.
  • Each player should be their “own best advocate”. If a coach gets too close to them – then move away. If a child is not comfortable eating the lunch then let us know ahead of time and we do not have to buy as many lunches. If a friend gets too close to you – then move away. We do not want to bring out extra staff and family to the matches to watch for and avoid “close encounters”. If as a parent you do not feel safe with the coach going on to your child’s court to speak to them then tell them so – and they will comply.
  • At this point if you are really beginning to question whether or not you feel safe then perhaps you might want to withdraw from the event and we can try and find another player to take that opportunity.

Warm Up Courts

  • If you are scheduled to play at a certain time and you are the first rounds of matches in the day then those times are good for you to arrive at the park for your matches.
  • Please show up on time and ready to play.
  • We will not be opening the courts for warm-up until 1/2 hour before the assigned times for play.
  • There are two locations where you might be able to warmup close to the Laurel Park Tennis Center.
  • Lewis Park located at 475 Campbell St., Marietta, GA. 30006 has four courts for warmup.
  • Tumlin Park is located at 400 Chestnut Hill Rd. Marietta, GA. 30064 and it has two courts for warm-up.
  • If you are unable to warmup enough at one of those courts please try to find a spot in the parking at Laurel Park lot to hit volleys or do a “body warm-up” by jumping rope or by throwing a football. But do not congregate up near the tennis center.

Boys Coaches

(Players please try and contact your coaches via text or cell phones to let them know you are ready to play.)

COACH NAME

PHONE

TEAM COUNTRY

J.P. Weber

678-467-1810

Australia

Robert McAdoo

973-356-4343

Sweden

Greg Skollar

404-333-1988

Switzerland

Tate Petito

678-763-2107

Italy

Bobby Mariencheck

919-605-3404

United Kingdom

Noel Wadawu

770-658-9388

Netherlands

Liam Villante

678-492-3392

Spain

Chris Parker

404-210-0501

Russia

Girls Coaches

(Players please try and contact your coaches via text or cell phones to let them know you are ready to play.)

Thad Slaton

404-422-6169

Switzerland

Rebecca Dilanni

678-851-9956

Italy

Joe Klokow

770-658-9388

Russia

J.P. Weber

678-467-1810

Australia

Rachel Faucett

470-312-1681

Sweden

MK Lewis/Ben Van Hout

678-910-4263/678-894-5340

United Kingdom

Noel Wadawu

770-658-9388

Netherlands

Megan Cozad

770-480-9115

Spain

Tennis Facility Management

2020 Comeback Team Challenge

**Register for the PLAYER DRAFT!

At the Laurel Park Tennis Center, Marietta, GA. 

May 15-17, 22-24, 2020

Right now we will start with just these wide open divisions. The early response has been amazing. But we are still not sure what the final count will be so we are combining the 16’s, 14’s, and 12’s together into one big division. If we get a large draft we may then subdivide the divisions.

Boys’ 16 to 12 & Under Team Competition 

Girls’ 16 to 12 & Under Team Competition 

 (Friday evening will only be used if rain is in the forecast. Could do a Monday too if the rain is heavy.) 

Features: 

  • 6-8 teams 4-5 players per team (total 24-32 players)  “Davis Cup” Ties between teams will consist of 2 Singles and 1 Doubles Match all played simultaneously (# of teams TBD based on
  • Super Zoom Draft RegistrationSuper Zoom Draft (HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL LATER THIS WEEK!) teams drafted by either Player/Captains or Coaches. TBD

    The ZOOM DRAFT will be scheduled later this week. We will let you know when we have it ready.

     

*Players must register for the draft by 12 midnight Saturday, May 2nd, 2020. To register contact Jennifer Weber at jennifer@tennisdynamics.net or call her at 678-687-5662.

  • To register for the draft it does not cost anything. Once drafted then the entry fee will need to be paid in order to guarantee your spot on your team.
  • 2 singles and 1 doubles (2/3 full sets, regular scoring). 
  • 2 Weekends May 15-17 and May 22-24  are planned for this but we may not need all of the dates to complete.
  • (Rain dates – Fridays and Mondays evenings based on forecast and working it out among the players and coaches.) TBD
  • Play starts each day at 9:00 AM except the Fridays and Mondays.
  • If the Fridays and Mondays are used then we would play after 5:00 p.m.
  • Coaching just like Davis Cup or NCAA collegiate play will be allowed at all times from the benches or other safe areas.
  • Player/Captains or Coaches set line-ups: Round #1  Ex. Team A player #1 plays Team B player #1; Team A player #2 plays Team B player #2 and Team A Doubles plays Team B Doubles.                                          

Example: Tentative Schedule Week #1 (Tentative and subject to change)

  • Team A vs. Team B (Courts 1-3)
  • Round #1  9:00 AM  matches (players go directly to court-assigned)
  • Lunch The tentative plan is for teams to be assigned a picnic area for “social distancing”.
  • Lunch provided- Chick-Fil-A sandwich, carrot/celery stick/dip, apple, bag of chips, dessert, water bottle or bring your own lunch.

·      Round #2 1:00 PM 

Rules and Misc (Subject to change):

  • No officials-players play fairly and honestly.
  • Prizes – as an example: each player on winning team will receive a $50 gift card (Ex. Amazon, I Tunes)
  • Rules for “social distancing” need be observed to at all times.
  • We would really prefer only one other family member attend.
  • Cost for both weekends $75. Once drafted you must pay by phone by calling Jennifer at the Laurel Park Tennis Center. 770-919-8602

Check back to this post for further updates!

Big bonus is this is neither UTR or USTA event!

The Marietta Grand Prix Series Returns!

Presented by Tennis Dynamics and The Laurel Park Tennis Center!

For 2020 we are beginning the Marietta Grand Prix in February! The first is on February 29th, 2020 and the second is on March 21st, 2020! You can sign up by going to the USTA’s Tennislink website and finding the date there and completing the registration online. Or you can call the LPTC to get more information about this and other tournaments hosted at the tennis center throughout the year.

There are 12 events throughout the year and each event is held on a Saturday.

Here is the rest of the schedule for 2020!

February 29, 2020 #1

March 21, 2020 #2 Canceled due to Co-Vid 19

April 18, 2020 #3 Canceled due to Co-Vid 19

May 23, 2020 #4 TBD

June 13, 2020 #5

July 18, 2020 #6

August 29, 2020 #7

September 5, 2020 #8

October 10, 2020 #9

November 7, 2020 #10

December 5, 2020 #11

December 12, 2020 #12