Adult Waterfall Format
- FAQ Racquet War 2022 National Championship
- Registration endsThursday, August 4, 2022 at midnight or when draws fill @ Watervile Valley Tennis Center
August 18-22, 2022 - Thursday's matches could start as early as 8:00 am.
This could change once the number of entrees has been determined.
- Thursday – 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Friday – 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday – 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Sunday – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Black Bear Lodge An all-suite condo-hotel located in the heart of the White Mountains, in the midst of Waterville Valley Resort. Situated amongst 770,000 acres of some of the most beautiful scenery in New England. Each guest receives a Freedom Pass, which provides access to popular resort activities, varying by season.
Waterville Valley Tennis Center - Nestled amidst the mountains in Waterville Valley, the Waterville Valley Tennis Center has been delighting tennis enthusiasts of all abilities for over 100 years! Since our inception, our facilities have consistently been rated among the top 15 in the world. With 18 outdoor clay tennis courts and 2 indoor courts, we have the facilities, instruction, staff and setting to make your tennis adventure a memorable one. Not to be overlooked by our incredible mountain setting, our expert instruction, led by Head Pro, Tom Gross, is world-class in every regard. We offer private or group lessons for all ages and abilities and have teamed up with New England Tennis Holidays to bring you the best expertise available. With our top-notch instruction matched with an unforgettable setting, it's no wonder people who have experienced tennis in Waterville Valley rate us amongst the best in the world: Tennis Magazine ranks us as one of the Top 50 tennis resorts in America, along with being named one of the Top 5 Best Bargains, as well as one of the Top 5 Family Resorts. We have recently been ranked "One of the Top Tennis Resorts in the World" by TennisResortsOnline. Since 2001, Tennis Resorts Online has ranked Waterville Valley Tennis as one of the best in the world, along with a #3 ranking for Best Value, #4 for Best Overall Recreation. So, you can bet we will live up to those very prestigious honors! And Waterville Valley is much more than just a tennis resort. In summer, you'll find golf, biking, swimming & hiking; winter offers nordic and downhill skiing, tubing & sleigh rides, plus year-round athletic club access, ice skating, kids' recreation and much more, making our resort a destination for year-round family fun.
Type of Courts
Outdoor Red Clay Courts
Thursday, August 4, 2022 at midnight or when draws fill
Standard Entry Fee
Standard Entry fees are built into all accommodation packages. The best deals are you staying through Racquet War with the overall package, BUT if players wish to pay for tournament fees only and get their own accommodations, entry fee is $200 per player or $400 per doubles team.
Players may sign up as individuals. We will match up these players together and form teams.
What is included with the standard Racquet War entry?
The famous Racquet War colored towel, team magnetic photo, players social (weather permitting) on Friday afternoon at the courts for the Pro-AM and Match Points event, lunch on Saturday, gatorade, and all the bananas you can eat!
Add-on options for the standard Racquet War entry.
Wednesday Night Clinic - One hour clinic on the courts to prepare you for the next day with a cold beer waiting for you afterwards - $25 per player
Full refunds are given up to four weeks prior to the event. If withdrawal is made within 4 weeks but before the draws are posted a 50% refund will be given. Once the draws have been posted or we are within two weeks of the tournament there are no refunds whatsoever. We are all fully aware of the impact COVID is having on all of us emotionally, physically and financially. Racquet War is not absolved. As much as we would love to be able to give you a full of even partial refund if you test positive for COVID, we are no longer doing this. Please keep this in mind when you register. IF we can replace you without cost to us, we will do our best to accommodate.
Rain and Defaults
Unfortunately, Racquet War cannot control Mother Nature. In all the years we have been running our events, there has only been one weekend completely cancelled due to weather. Amelia Island, FL (2017) was disrupted by Hurricane Irma. But from time to time, we encounter rain that delays us for a couple of hours or sometimes it is a complete washout for the day. Please know that we ALWAYS do our best to provide the players as much court time as possible. The RW team and the pros at each facility work in conjunction to make this all happen. The worst case scenario is when it rains us out on Sunday and we obviously do not have the time to make up the matches. We must not only keep in mind the players who are wanting to play, but also the players who have already made travel plans for later in the day. If this circumstance does happen, we sincerely apologize, as it is not the way we would like our events to end. As much as we would like to give refunds or even partial refunds, it simply does not calculate out for us to be able to do that as our expenses are locked in for the weekend. We hope all of you can understand!
One unavoidable thing in all events, especially some of our larger tournaments are defaults. We try as hard as possible to prevent these but people get hurt or things happen out of their control and certainly ours. We always do our best to backfill missing teams, but it is obviously a difficult task on such short notice. If you are one of the unfortunate players to get a default (it will happen), just know we are disappointed as well.
The Racquet War experience, besides the competitive tennis, is a fun weekend with friends filled with exciting events, lots of laughs, and a memorable time overall.
Womens and Mixed Doubles. (Since we are not running the tournament by NTRP levels, all levels are allowed.)
How Double Teams Can Be Formed?
All teams are made up of just two people. You and your partner will play all your matches together for the entire weekend. One of the best part of Racquet War's waterfall format is the ability for players to partner up with anyone at any level. For example, if you have a NTRP USTA 3.0 rating and want to play with a good friend of yours who has a NTRP USTA 4.5 rating you can do so. The format (described below) of the tournament ends up putting you and your partner in the correct bracket for your level.
All teams will start out in a waterfall bracket (see example of a waterfall bracket on the Rules and Regulations page found below). In the waterfall bracket, all teams will play two 8 game no-ad pro sets to determine each doubles team competitive levels. After the two rounds of 8 game pro sets each team will play a minimum of two regular scoring matches with a tiebreaker used as a 3rd set if needed. With this unique format, players do not have to worry about NTRP rating and can partner up with whoever they wish. All double teams end up playing against other double teams of similar skill in their final bracket. Players will only have the option of playing in one draw, Womens or Mixed Doubles, as that in itself will be a ton of tennis for the weekend.
- 3 nights - $950 Total
- 4 nights - $1190 Total
- 5 nights - $1420 Total
Prices and Room Packages
All packages include
Wednesday Night Clinic (weather permitting)- One hour clinic on the courts to prepare you for the next day. A cold beer waiting for you afterwards (If alcohol is allowed on property)
Plus the standard Racquet War items: our famous Racquet War colored towel, team magentic photo, players social on Thursday afternoon at the courts for the Pro-AM and Match Points event (weather permitting), lunch on Thursday or Friday, gatorade, and all the bananas you can eat!
King Room for 1 Player (includes all tennis fees, resort fees, and all taxes)
King or 2 Beds for 2 Players (includes all tennis fees, resort fees, and all taxes)