The 2013 Palmetto Championships
USTA Rules and The Code will govern play....refer to Friend At Court. The USTA Point Penalty System will be in effect and enforced. All infractions will be reported to the USTA South Carolina office and result in suspension points.
A 5-minute warm up is allowed for every match.
Players who start the tournament are expected to complete all scheduled matches (including consolation and playoffs) unless they are injured, ill or have a family emergency or a school conflict. Players who do not complete the tournament without a justifiable excuse will not be endorsed to the Southern Closed Championships. Failure to complete the tournament will also result in South Carolina and Southern suspension points.
No coaching or interference from parents, coaches or spectators will be allowed. Misbehavior or the demonstration of poor sportsmanship will not be tolerated and may result in disqualification.
USTA certified referees will be at every headquarters site, and USTA certified officials will be at every court location.
Please respect our facilities. Please place trash in containers and return chairs, etc. to their original location. If you see a problem with any facility (courts, restrooms, grounds, etc.) please report it to the official there.
Dress Code: Proper (modest) tennis attire is required.
Pets: Due to insurance liability, no pets or other animals will be allowed on the grounds of all tournament sites.
Cell Phones: Players' cell phones must be turned off prior to warm up. Talking on cell phone is not allowed on court except during breaks between the 2nd and 3rd sets. The ringer on cell phones belonging to parents, coaches or spectators must be turned off when in close proximity to the courts. Please move away from the court when talking on a cell phone to avoid distracting the players or other spectators.