Update: at this time, the tournament is completely sold out and the wait list is full. If you didn't register in time, please come and support your favorite players.
We're back with the second annual Williamsburg Singles Open, a tennis tournament to raise money for the maintenance and improvement of the McCarren Park courts. If you're ready to register, you can click here -- otherwise, read on. On deck this year: fixing the cracks, wrapping the courts in quality windscreens, and working towards lights. The dates of the tournament are Saturday, September 24 & Sunday, September 25.
This year we will will offer two registration options: regular and gold. Each type of registration will enter you in the tournament, but gold registrants will get a t-shirt and have the privilege of entering early. There will be a limited number of each registration type available for sale. We hope that those of you who can afford to contribute more will register at the gold level.
Registration. To register, fill out the form here. When you're done, you'll be prompted to pay via PayPal. Your entry is not valid until we have received payment for your team.
The Donation. The tournament requires a donation of $45 for the regular entry and $60 for gold entry. Regular entry opens on September 15. The Gold package is open now and includes a new McCarren Tennis t-shirt. As always, 100% of the proceeds will go towards the McCarren Park courts. Fees are collected by the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn, a not-for-profit that supports green spaces throughout North Brooklyn. Best of all, your donation is tax deductible.
Prizing. Trophies will be awarded to the winners and runners-up for each draw. We will have some prizes as well -- check back for updates.
The Draw & Format. There will be two 32 player draws. Draws are based on skill level ("A" = Advanced [4.0+], "B" = Intermediate [2.5 - 4.0]). Both draws are open to both men and women. First and second rounds will be played Saturday, September 24th. Remaining quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals will be played Sunday, September 25th. Matches will be 8-game pro-sets with a 7-point tie-breaker at seven games all. The finals of both draws will be best of 3 sets with a 10-point tiebreaker in lieu of the third set. All matches will be single elimination. Balls will be provided.
Getting There. The McCarren Park tennis courts are located here, between Bedford Ave. and Berry St., just north of North 12th St., in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Take the L train to Bedford Ave. or the G train to Nassau. The tournament registration desk and entry to the courts for the tournament is on Bedford Ave.
The Fine Print. McCarren Tennis is not able to refund payments. If any competitor drops out, a player on the wait list will be notified via email and will have the opportunity to pay and join the tournament. Players on the wait list will be added to the tournament in the order in which their registration was received. Your registration will not be confirmed until we have received payment.
Questions? Email our tournament director, Meng Ai.