Montgomery County Tennis Association - Register Now for the 2023 Bruce Francis Memorial Tennis Tournament!

Register Now for the 2023 Bruce Francis Memorial Tennis Tournament!

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***This tournament will now be held at The Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC), 5200 Campus Dr, College Park, MD 20742. and the outdoor courts at Cabin John Regional Park, 10571 Westlake Dr, Potomac, MD (Friday, Sept, 1st only)***

Matches will start at 3pm at Cabin John Park and at 6pm on Friday, Sept. 2nd, 8am on Saturday, Sept, 3rd and Sunday, Sept, 4th at JTCC.

Maximum of 32 players per singles draw and 16 teams per doubles draw. More players may be accepted if court time permits.

Registration for this tournament closes Thursday, August 25 @ 5:59pm. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED!!

ATTENTION: Due to time constraints and the number of courts available, the scoring format will be NO-AD and Mixed Doubles will be only one 8 game Pro Set.


USTA Mid-Atlantic Sportsmanship Expectations

All players, and spectators MUST sign the Mid-Atlantic ACES Pledge and players will be asked to show their Mid-Atlantic ACES Pledge medallions at check in. 

All participants shall review and adhere to The Do’s and Don’ts of Good Sportsmanship and come prepared to nominate fellow participants as Champions on and off the court! 

Players are expected to play all scheduled matches.


Draw and Match Format:

Draw limits: Draws will be limited to 32 per event

Draws format:  Single Elimination

Score format: 

Singles - Best 2 out of 3 sets with a 10-point tiebreaker as third set.

Doubles - 8 game pro set with a 7-pt tiebreaker at 8-8


Selection, Seeding and waterfall by World Tennis Number (WTN)

If draws are limited, selection will be based on the most current WTN List (high confidence factor only) for that division. Seeding for draws will use each player’s current WTN rating (high confidence factor only), while Round Robin Draws will not be seeded. If divisions are split into multiple groups (e.g. 32 players into two groups of 16 each), the groups will be waterfalled based on each player’s current WTN using only WTN ratings with a high confidence rating  (dark blue check mark). WATERFALL is a method of distributing players into separate draws so that each draw or team is of similar overall strength.