The ChATTAhoochee Doubles Classic ("The Hooch") is ATTA’s club championship tournament held every March before spring Alta season starts.
What You Need to Know
Dates: Friday, March 6th through Sunday, March 8th
Location: Sharon Lester Tennis Center at Piedmont Park (SLAPP)
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 26th
Tournaments: Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, and Mixed Doubles
Since The Hooch is ATTA’s club championship tournament, at least one member of each pair must be a current 2020 ATTA member. Renew your ATTA membership here.
Please contact the Tournament Directors (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you have any questions regarding The Hooch.
• Schedule •
The Hooch begins Friday at 6pm at Sharon Lester Tennis Center at Piedmont Park (SLAPP), with possible overflow courts TBD Friday night only. Play may start as early as 8am and may go as late as 11pm on Saturday and on Sunday; that said, we will try to keep the schedule between 9am and 8pm.
If you are playing in the ALTA Mixed City Finals that weekend, we will schedule around that. If you are not available to play on Friday night, we will schedule around that. However, if you request either of these, you are LIMITED TO ONE EVENT because there simply isn’t enough time to schedule you for two events with a restricted schedule.
If you chose 2 events, your schedule may look something like this: one match on Friday night, 3 matches on Saturday and 3 matches on Sunday (total of 7 matches for the tournament). No one should have to play 4 or more matches in a single day.
• Registration Deadline •
The registration deadline is Wednesday, February 26 (no exceptions). By that time, you must let us know if you’ll be unavailable on Friday night or due for ALTA Mixed Doubles City Finals. We cannot plan around schedule conflicts unless we know well in advance.
It is your responsibility to get your doubles partner to register by the deadline. If you are unpaired after February 25, you may choose to play with another unpaired person or withdraw (full refund if withdrawn before the draw is posted).
Men's and Women's doubles events will be capped at 16 pairs each. Mixed doubles events will be limited to 8 pairs in each division. If a division is full, we will put you on a wait list. FYI, Mixed Doubles events have filled up in past years, so sign up before your division is filled so you don't miss out on a chance to play in the tournament!
• Events •
Men's Doubles: 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0 and Open (Using men’s combined USTA/NTRP ratings.)
Women’s Doubles: 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0 and Open (Using women’s combined USTA/NTRP ratings.)
Mixed Doubles: 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0 and Open (Combining players’ USTA/NTRP ratings.)
We will honor an event when there are 3 or more pairs for an event.
If you do not have a USTA/NTRP rating, you can rate yourself. However, the Hooch tournament committee reserves the right to rate you based on other available data that we may have (i.e. GLTA tournaments, Ultimate Tennis, T2, League Tennis, ALTA, etc.)
We will use your current year-end rating as shown in TennisLink as your rating for the tournament. An exception to this will be if you are listed on a “Low” USTA roster for the Winter 2020 season.
• Fees •
One event: $30 for members, $45 for non-members
Two events: $40 for members, $55 for non-members
In the online payment, non-members must select the "Optional Item" of the $15 non-member fee. Remember, one partner in each pair must be an ATTA members.
Full payment is expected online with registration. If you need to pay by cash/check rather than online, please register online, write in the comment field that you will be paying offline, and deliver payment to Glenlake Tennis Center by Open Play on February 24. You must also contact the tournament director directly via email or phone and state you are doing so. All fees must be paid before you are permitted onto the court, NO exceptions. Full refund will be issued when you withdraw prior to the draw being posted.
If you're a current student (enrolled as a full-time student at a college/university), please mention in the comment field. Your tournament fees will be reduced by a third, including your ATTA membership fee. We will send you a different payment link once we've received your registration.
• Format •
Matches will be best 2 of 3 sets; the first 2 sets are regular scoring and a super tiebreak to 10 will be used instead of playing a full 3rd set. Any tiebreaks played will employ the Comen switching pattern.
In smaller draws, we will use a round robin format. In larger draws, we will determine the best format that allows for everyone to get plenty of match time.
• Criteria for Tiebreakers •
The following criteria are used to determine team placement and standing:
1) Match points
2) Set percentage
3) Game percentage
• ATTA Membership •
If you have not yet joined or renewed your ATTA membership for 2020, you can do it at the same time as registering for The Hooch. The annual membership fee is $30. ATTA membership benefits include entry onto the Singles and Doubles Ladders, 50% reduced rate at Open Play, 50% reduced rate to ATTA Friday night mixers, an ATTA 2020 T-shirt, ATTA electronic newsletters and placement onto ATTA teams for ALTA and USTA leagues.
• Lunches and Snacks•
We will provide lunches on Saturday and Sunday around noon.
Bananas and water are available for all players. If you’re watching matches, please be green and use the water fountain.
Please contact the Tournament Directors at email@example.com if you have any questions regarding The Hooch.