Open Events Information
Open Event entries start in late February and close 2:59 PM on Sunday, April 16, 2023.
TOTAL PRIZE MONEY FOR THIS YEAR’S OPEN EVENTS WILL BE $20,000!!!
The Women’s Open Prize Money payout is equal to the Men’s payout.
WE WILL HAVE A TRAINER ON SITE FOR THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND THE FINALS AT Libbey Park. PLEASE CONTACT OPEN TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Open players wishing to retain their amateur status and college eligibility must comply with applicable USTA and NCAA rules regarding expenses.
Open entrants register online using our tournament’s site at USTA Serve Tennis.
Event Fees: Singles: $85 Doubles: $120 per team
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 25, 2023 at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club, 409 S. Fox Street, Ojai. Seedings and main draw and qualifying selections will be made by the Tournament Committee. 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.
Men’s and Women’s Singles Qualifying Event on April 25, 2023.
Mens Open Singles: 16 players will be selected to automatically advance the main event (round of 32) that will take place on Thursday, April 27; 64 players will play two qualifying rounds on Tuesday, April 25th, resulting in 16 qualifiers advancing to the main event (round of 32) that will take place on Thursday, April 27th.
Womens Open Singles: 8 players will be selected to automatically advance to the main event (round of 16) that will take place on Friday, April 28; 32 players will play two rounds on Tuesday, April 25th, resulting in 8 qualifiers advancing to the main event (round of 16) that will take place on Friday, April 28.
Tentative rosters for these events will be available on the Serve Tennis 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 not charged.
Draws with match times and locations will be posted on the Serve Tennis 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 (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 27, 2023 for Singles, and on Friday, April 28, 2023 for Doubles, and play for the main draw Women’s Open event starts on Friday, April 28, 2023 for Singles, and on Saturday, April 29, 2023 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 Anne Williamson, Tournament Director, at email@example.com.
Enter online at our tournament site on USTA SERVE TENNIS