Thursday, May 17th - arrival in Hamburg.
Friday, May 18th. Singles tournament play - 09:00-18:00
Saturday, May 19th. Doubles tournament play - 08:00 - 13:00
Departure from the RCS at ca. 14:00.
RCS Sportwelt Schenefeld
Tel: (49) (40) 8306006
Fax: (49) (40) 83909393
The rules of the International Tennis Federation will operate during the tournament.
Coaching during a game will not be allowed.
There will be no umpires. Players will be responsible for keeping their own score which should be done aloud to avoid confusion. Players will toss a coin at the beginning of every match - the winner has the choice of whether to serve first or the choice of ends. There will be no changing of ends during the match. The match will be played on a continuous score basis with one point for each rally (i.e. no games and sets) and the score when the signal is sounded will determine the result i.e. the point in progress will not count. In singles play, the first person to serve will have 2 serves, the second person to serve will also have two serves but thereafter the serve will change after every 4 serves. In doubles play, the usual service rotation will be in operation; during the first round of serving the server will have 2 serves but thereafter the serve will change after every 4 serves.
In singles play, the first person to serve will have 2 serves, the second person to serve will also have two serves but thereafter the serve will change after every 4 serves. In doubles play, the usual service rotation will be in operation; during the first round of serving the server will have 2 serves but thereafter the serve will change after every 4 serves.
Players must be on time for their game. Play should start immediately the signal sounds. Play should stop immediately the signal sounds 25 minutes later - the point being played does NOT count. Players then have 2-3 minutes to clean the court and to return the balls to the can. Balls must be left on the court.
The N.E.C.I.S. organisation values good sportsmanship very highly ! If players cannot agree on a call, they should play a let. Always be fair and honest when scoring.
Please remember that at no time during a N.E.C.I.S. Tournament will participating athletes be allowed to smoke, use drugs or consume alcohol. This behaviour is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. All N.E.C.I.S. rules (including curfew times) will be in operation this weekend.
Players' tennis clothing during tournament play
should conform to the standards expected at a private club - it should be clean and presentable.
Cut-off jeans will NOT be allowed. Outside of tournament play the players' clothing should also be smart-casual as expected at a private club. It is the players' own interests to have the correct court shoes.
The court surface is of the composite rubber - granule type which simulates an outdoor clay court. Players should wear outdoor tennis shoes suitable for a clay court. The courts will have to be cleaned at the end of every game.
Trophies will be awarded to all those players who finish in 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in all the levels for both singles and doubles play. Players finishing in 4th to 8th place will receive a ribbon. Each player will receive a tournament patch. The Kristoffer Danielson trophies will be presented to the Most Outstanding Players (male and female) as voted by the coaches.
Parents will be informed by the coach/AD of the hotel the athletes will be staying in.
The websites www.hamburg.de and www.hamburg-guide.de provide long listings on Hamburg hotels to suit all budgets. You are also able to book online on these websites.
Hotel Landhaus Flottbek
A beautiful, traditional hotel situated close to the river and within a 12 minute drive to both the tennis centre and the golf club . Approximately 15 minutes drive to the city centre and the harbour. Prices range from EURO 120-140 for a double room. Directions to the hotel are available from the website.
Gastwerk Hotel Hamburg
Beim Alten Gaswerk 3
A stylish loft design inside an historical monument to industry. Prices range from EURO 120-160 for a double room. Approximately 15-20 minutes drive to the tournament venues and the same to the city centre and harbour. Directions to the hotel are available from the website.
A more traditional-style hotel in a lovely part of the western suburbs, close to the river and approximately 15 minutes driving time to the tournament venues and to the city centre (or use the S-Bahn close to the hotel and arrive in the city centre within 10 minutes). Close to I.S.H. Prices range from EURO 90-125 for a double room. Directions to the hotel are available from the website.
The hotel has an excellent restaurant – reservations are advised.
Otherwise teams can walk to Othmarschen (ca. 12-15 minutes) where they will find a selection of restaurants around the S-Bahn station and the Waitzstr. – Block House, Jim Block, a Chinese restaurant, etc. From the hotel, turn right along Osdorfer Landstr. and then right onto Ebert Allee (by the roundabout) which becomes Dürerstr. Alternatively, there is a bus service from the roundabout towards S-Bahn Othmarschen.
A lunch menu will be served by the tennis club. Water and fruit will be provided.
A meal and social function will be arranged at ISH for all the tournament participants on the Friday evening.