Event Information



  • Friday, July 17, 2020 - Sunday, July 19, 2020
  • *The Junior/Adult event is a 3 day tournament; please plan on playing on Friday.

  • Schedule

  • Junior/Adult Event:
  • Start Date: Friday, July 17, 2020
  • Start Time: 8:00am
  • Location: Pioneer Park

    Other Info

     2020 Entry Form

     2020 Sport Information

    State Games of America

    To view the State Games of America Qualifier Information please click here.

Entry Fees

Adult & non-sanctioned Jr
Doubles Event:
Adult & non-sanctioned Jr
Singles Event:
Level 5
Sanctioned Jr
Level 5
Sanctioned Jr
 Online Entry Deadline: July 10
 Guaranteed T-Shirt Deadline: July 1

Registration on USTA site ends July 9. After deadline email Leonard Harkless at hdawards@msn.com for availability.

    additional $4 processing fee for each online and paper transaction

Event Photos

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Pioneer Park

3rd St. W. & Ave. D
Billings, MT 59102

Rose Park

21st St. W. & Grand
Billings, MT 59102

MSU-B Indoor Courts (rain delay)

1500 N. 27th St.
Billings, MT 59102

Event Sponsored by:

Frank Witt

****Special Notice****

Participants' t-shirt will be available at event site

    General Guidelines
  1. Do not compete or spectate if you are sick; stay home and out of public places.
  2. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before and after competing and/or spectating at an event.
  3. Maintain 6’ physical distancing while spectating.
  4. Some events by their nature do not allow physical distancing; understand the inherent risks of entering this event.
  5. Spectators must wear a mask. Please bring your own.
  6. Bring your own water, seating and shade.



Juniors Tournament

Level 5 Sanctioned tournament and non-sanctioned play available.

Draws with 3 or 4 players will feature Round Robbin format, Draws with 8 or 16 players will feature compass draw format, Draws with 5 - 7 OR 9 - 15 players will feature modified full feed consolation format.

All matches will be 2/3 tiebreak sets with a 10 point tie breaker in lieu of a third set.

Weather Backup Scoring
Singles matches feature an 8 game pro set with a tie breaker played at 7 all. Doubles matches will feature a tiebreak set to six.

Backup Weather Site

Register for Sanctioned
Level 5 Tournament Here

Adult Tournament

Players must be 18 or over to play National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) events. Juniors may play in OPEN Events and in the Junior Tournament. Your age as of July 31, 2020 determines your age division.

Adult/Junior Tournament

Participants can only enter 2 events for the tournament. If you wish to participate in the Parent/Child event as your third event, you will need to email hdawards@msn.com. Limit two (2) events in Tennis plus Parent/Child division. Partners must fill out separate entry forms. Minimum of 3 entries in each event. In cases of 1 entry, the athlete is uncontested in that event and receives a free entry one level up. In cases of 2 entries, athletes play 1 match and receive a free entry one level up. Please note on entry form if you do not wish to play one level up.

Volunteers Needed

The entire tournament is operated with volunteers. Volunteer site directors and tournament desk workers are needed. Please volunteer your time. E-mail your availability — volunteer time will be scheduled around your playing time. Email: hdawards@msn.com.

Seeding & Matches


You may submit any information you have which would help in the seeding of players.

Match Times

Draws will be posted for adults and juniors Wednesday, July 15, 2019, at the USTA website. Click on Tennis Link under tournament ID 250027920. *If you have a scheduling conflict, please notify the tournament director before the draws are posted. All effots can be made to help, but the information must come to the director as soon as possible. Players must check with their tournament desk to find out if the tournament is ahead of schedule or being delayed. Players must be ready to play 30 minutes before their first match, and at least 15 minutes prior to all others. This 3-day tournament is volunteer driven, your cooperation in helping throughout the weekend will be greatly appreciated.

Match Scoring

Please note on entry form if you do not wish to play one level up. Draws will be a full feed in with the consolation determining 3rd and 4th place on brackets 16 and under. Players will utilize regular deuce-ad scoring. Matches will be the best 2 of 3 sets with the 3rd set as a MATCH  tie-breaker. A set tie-breaker is played at 6-6. Winner must win 7 points or win by 2 point margin. A match tie-breaker is played when all players have won one set each. Winner must accumulate 10 points or win by 2 point margin. All Final Matches and 3rd Place Matches will play a regular 3rd set, take a 10 minute break and receive new balls for the final set.

Inclement Weather

Inclement weather may force alternate scoring and/or schedule changes. Please check with your tournament desk if weather is a factor. NO  REFUNDS.

Junior Players Level of Play

General Characteristics/NTRP Rating Categories

Competition for Juniors is based on age, NOT on experience. They compete against players of the same age group. Levels of competition will vary because of player’s experiences. A younger player will be allowed to play in an older age category in order to increase their level of competition.

2.5 Rating: This player is just starting to play tennis. Player has limited experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play and can sustain a rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability. This player has obvious stroke weakness but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play. This player is learning to judge where the ball is going although court coverage is weak.

3.0 Rating: This player is consistent when hitting medium paced shots, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks control when trying of directional intent, depth, or power. This player has better judgment on where the ball is going and is able to cover the court to keep the ball in play.

3.5 Rating: This player has achieved improved stroke dependability and direction on moderate shots, but still lacks depth and variety. This player is starting to exhibit more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage, and is developing teamwork in doubles.

4.0 Rating: This player has dependable strokes, including directional intent and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate paced shots, plus the ability to use lobs, overhead, approach shots and volleys with some success.

4.5 Rating: This player has begun to master the use of power and spins and is beginning to vary tactics according to opponents. This player can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve and is able to rush the net successfully.

5.0 or higher NTRP: This player has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or exceptional consistency around which a game can be structured. This player can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls and can put away volleys, can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys and overhead smashes and has good depth and spin on most second serves. This player has developed power and/or consistency as a major weapon. This player can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation and has dependable shots in a stress situation.