GENERAL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
   
 

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Parking
Parking for the NCAA Championships at Rhodes College will be located on the east side of the Dunavant Tennis Courts, behind the Bryan Campus Life Center (BCLC) and adjacent to Solomon Field. *NOTE* On Rhodes' Graduation Day (Saturday, May 15), parking will not be available on campus, but will instead be available off Jackson Avenue behind the soccer fields (north of the tennis courts and the Rhodes campus).

Parking for the NCAA Championships at the Racquet Club of Memphis will be located in the main parking lot.

Banquets
The NCAA pays for the official traveling party and coach (9). Any additional tickets for parents and other guests may be purchased in advance for $25 per person.

The formal team banquet for coaches, participants, and guests will be held on Tuesday, May 11 at 7:00pm, at the McCallum Ballroom in the Bryan Campus Life Center (BCLC) at Rhodes College.

The casual individual singles and doubles banquet and the Team Awards Presentation for coaches, participants, and guests will be held on Friday, May 14 at 7:00pm, at the McCallum Ballroom in the Bryan Campus Life Center (BCLC) at Rhodes College.

Meetings
Mandatory coaches meetings will be held to review the format, procedures, and any other pertinent information. The NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships committee will finalize team lineups at Tuesday's meeting. All meetings are mandatory.

* Team Championship Coaches Meeting: Tuesday, May 12, 3:30pm, Classroom A, Bryan Campus Life Center (BCLC), Rhodes College.
* Team Championship Players Meeting: Tuesday, May 12, 7:00pm following the banquet.
* Individual Championship Coaches Meeting: Friday, May 14, 5:30pm, Classroom B, Bryan Campus Life Center (BCLC), Rhodes College.
* Individual Championship Players Meeting: Friday, May 14, 6:00pm, Classroom A, Bryan Campus Life Center (BCLC), Rhodes College.

Laundry Service
Rhodes College will be happy to provide laundry service for team uniforms during the championships. If you would like to have your uniforms washed, please contact Bobby Lessentine (office 901-843-3779; lessentiner@rhodes.edu) or the tournament desk for details.

Stringing Service
We will have a machine and a stringer at both Rhodes and the Racquet Club. Coaches may string their own racquets, or may request to have Rhodes do the stringing. Contact Duncan Howell (office 901-843-3020; howelld@rhodes.edu) for details.

Cost: with string provided by the school... $10.00
Cost: with string provided by Rhodes... $20.00

Tournament Web Sites
www.ncaasports.com/tennis/womens
www.rhodes.edu/athletics/2004_NCAA_tennis

Types of Balls
Wilson

Court Surface
At Rhodes: Nova, 10 outdoor courts, all lighted
At The Racquet Club: Plexipav, 10 courts

Practice Courts
Please contact Sarah Hatgas (office 901-843-3949; hatgas@rhodes.edu) for courts at Rhodes and/or at The Racquet Club of Memphis. Two courts will be assigned for team practice for 1.5 hours. Individuals and Doubles can reserve either one or two courts for 1.5 hours.

Inclement Weather
In case of inclement weather, indoor courts are available at The Racquet Club of Memphis and also at the Six50 Sports Complex. The decision to play indoors will be determined by the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Comittee.

Directions to the Racquet Club of Memphis...
From the hotel: Turn left from the Hawthorne Suites and go to the first light. Take Poplar west (do not get on the interstate). Follow Poplar to White Station. Turn right on White Station, and proceed to Sanderlin. Take a left on Sanderlin and the Club is on the left.

From Rhodes: Turn left on University and go to the light. Turn left on North Parkway. At the next light, go right on East Parkway. Take an immediate left on Sam Cooper. Follow Sam Cooper to the Perkins exit. Turn right on Perkins and continue until you reach Walnut Grove. Take a left on Walnut Grove and go to White Station. Take a right on White Station, and proceed to Sanderlin. Go right on Sanderlin and the Club is on the left.


Directions to Six-50 Sports Complex...
From the hotel: Turn left from the Hawthone Suites and go to the first light. Take Poplar west and follow the entrance ramp onto I-240. Stay in the right lane and proceed to the I-40 east (Nashville) exit. Exit I-40 east, and stay in the right hand lane. Exit right at Sycamore View. Stay in the left exit lane and turn left on Sycamore View. Turn right on Shelby Oaks Drive. The Club will be on the right past the Holiday Inn.

From Rhodes: Turn left on University and go to the light. Turn left on North Parkway. At the next light, go right on East Parkway. Take an immediate left on Sam Cooper. Follow Sam Cooper east. Sam Cooper turns into I-40. After you go under the I-240 loop, get in the far right lane and exit to the right at Sycamore View. When you exit, stay in the left lane and turn left at the light onto Sycamore View. Turn right on Shelby Oaks Drive. The club is on the right past the Holiday Inn.

 
 

Rules
The USTA and ITA rules will be followed unless superseded by modifications adopted by the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Committee. Please refer to the 2003 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships Handbook, which is available on the NCAA Web site at www.ncaa.org/sports/tennis.

Transportation
The Memphis International Airport (MEM) has all major van and car rental companies... such as Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty.

Enterprise Car Rental will be giving special rates to the Championship participants, family, and guests. Please contact Jeremy Langston (office 901-380-7654; cell 901-461-5315; fax 901-382-4825).

Airport
The Memphis International Airport (MEM) is approximately 20 minutes from Rhodes and 30 minutes from the hotel. Competing institutions should arrange transportation to and from the championship site. Arrangements to transport teams or individuals via commercial or charter aircraft must be made through the NCAA travel service, Worldtek Travel (1-800-243-1800).

Any exceptions must be granted by the NCAA travel and insurance manager, and must be approved prior to traveling. Ground transportation and/or local transportation must be arranged and paid for by each competing institution.

Media
Results will be posted on the official tournament web site (www.rhodes.edu/athletics/2004_NCAA_tennis).
At registration, participants are encouraged to give any names and e-mail addresses for any individuals that would like to have tournaments results e-mailed to them.

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