Tennis, Friendship and Fun....Citrus Cup 2021!

 

Date: 

  • January 28 to 31, 2021

  • Welcome Event is January 28

  • Tennis Cup play is January 29, 30 and 31

 

About Citrus Cup: 

  • Citrus Cup is a women’s doubles tournament at IMG Academy in Bradenton Florida. Citrus Cup is for fun and friendship! 

  • Teams consist of 4 to 6 players

  • 9 matches over 3 days

  • Space is limited. If more teams reserve than space allows, local teams will be put into a lottery drawing

  • Citrus Cup is played on both hard and clay court 

 

Cost:

  • Cost is $160 per player. 

  • If your team was selected, you received a registration form. The team captain should complete the registration form and send with $160 to reserve the spot.  The spot is not reserved until check and form are received. 

  • The balance for remaining players will be due on September 1, 2020 in full. If payment is not received by due date, your team will forfeit the spot and teams on waiting list will be added. 

  • $160 per player includes:

  • 3 days of match play (Friday-Saturday-Sunday)

  • Welcome event on Thursday

  • 2 Lunches (Friday-Saturday)

  • Award ceremony with small prizes

  • Balls and court fees

  • Accommodations and travel are up to you and at your expense. IMG has on-site accommodation options; a link to options and associated discounts will be sent to registered teams. 

  • IMG will offer discounted individual or group clinics prior to the tournament. Details will be provided soon.

 

Divisions: 

  • Citrus Cup is comprised of 2 divisions – 3.5/4.0 Combo and 4.0/4.5 Combo. 

  • We do NOT have a pure 3.5 or 4.0 division this year.

  • 4.0/4.5 division is limited to:

  • ONE 4.5 player on court 1

  • No 4.5 players on court 2

  • 4.0/4.5 team must have a minimum of three 4.0 players on their team

  • You can bring more than one 4.5 but you can only use one at a time

  • Pure 4.0 teams are welcome to sign up

  • 3.5/4.0 division is limited to:

  • Two 4.0s can play at any given time but NOT on the same court. One 4.0 can be on court 1 with a 3.5 and one 4.0 can be on court 2 with a 3.5. 

  • Thus, a 3.5/4.0 team must have a minimum of two 3.5 players on their team.

  • Pure 3.5 teams are welcome to sign up. 

  • Pure 4.0 teams will play in the 4.0/4.5 division.

  • NOTE: Teams consist of a captain and a minimum of 3 additional players. There will be 4 players on the court at one time. Many teams bring a total of 5 or 6 players, so they have subs. Teams are a maximum of 6 players.

 

Player Ratings: We will use the year end USTA ratings. So, if you think one of your players will be a 4.5 by then…sign up for 4.0/4.5.  Those without a rating should judge their level by the local league level that corresponds to USTA in some form. We understand your desire to be competitive but please, be fair first! When in doubt, play up. 

 

How to Reserve Your Team Slot:

  • Registration is closed, as of July 1, 2020.

  • If your team is selected, you will be sent a registration form. Team captain will immediately complete registration form and send with $160 to reserve the spot – spot is not reserved until check and form are received. 

  • The balance for your other players will be due on September 1, 2020 in full. If payment is not received by due date, your team will forfeit the spot and teams on waiting list will be added. 

 

Prizes: Small prizes will be given for the following:

  • 1st and 2nd place teams in each division

  • Sunshine Award - team that demonstrates having the best team spirit and sportsmanship throughout the tournament

 

Volunteers: Volunteers would be greatly appreciated to work the check-in for Thursday night and to work the desk during play on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Please let Holly know at hollymatsonfl@gmail.com if you can volunteer. 

 

IMG Academy: Located in Bradenton, Florida, IMG Academy is the world’s largest and most advanced multi-sport training and educational institution. Established in 1978 as the Bollettieri Tennis Academy, IMG Academy now spans over 600 acres and continues to evolve and expand as the industry leader for athletic and performance development. https://www.imgacademy.com/

For questions about any of the cups, please see Contact Us to reach out to the respective tournament director.  Thank you!