TopDog Software has released our new Team management program. It’s called “Scheduled Play“, this new program will make it easier to manage any group of players.
You can find the “Schedule Play” program by going to your player profile and clicking on the “Groups” tab.
If you have any suggestions or comments, please pass them along to us.
~ Pickleball Championships ~
July 22, 23 & 24 – 2016
The Pickleball Champions Series is excited to be presenting – the BSG-Pickleball Championships. For the first time, pickleball will be coming to the Pettit National Ice Center! This will be a qualifying tournament for the 2017 State Games of America pickleball tournament to be held in Grand Rapids, MI | Aug. 3-6, 2017.
BSG-Badger-(trademarked)Where: Pettit National Ice Center, Milwaukee, WI [map]
Courts & Ball: 16 Indoor Concrete Courts | Lime Green Jugs Ball
When: July 22-24, 2016 | Times Below
Events: Men’s & Women’s Open Singles (3.0 & up). Men’s & Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 / some levels may be merged)
Early Bird Registration: April 15, 2015 – June 22, 2016
Regular Registration: June 23, 2016 – July 17, 2016 (fee increases)
Registration Closes: Sunday, July 17, 2016 | 11:59 pm **PCS reserves the right to close registration early.
Format of Play: Our goal to give all players the maximum amount of games. Format may vary between divisions… e.g. round robin or draw
Fee: $40 per person for 1st event. Each additional event is $10
Hotel Accommodations: Get the tournament group rate HERE
State Games of America qualifing: Wisconsin & Illisnois residents: General Information
EVENTS SCHEDULE ** schedule is subject to change
FRIDAY, JULY 22nd | 5 pm start (times are final as of July 17th)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S SINGLES-OPEN
SATURDAY, JULY 23rd | 8 am start (times are final as of July 17th)
Morning Session starts at 8 am. Includes: WOMEN’S DOUBLES: 3.0 – 3.5 / 4.0 / 4.5 – 5.0 & MEN’S 3.5
Afternoon Session starts at 1 pm. Includes: MEN’S DOUBLES: 4.0 / 4.5 & 5.0
** some men’s divisions may be moved up to the morning session.
SUNDAY, JULY 24th | 8 am start (times are final as of July 17th)
MIXED DOUBLES: 4.0 / 4.5 / 5.0 – 8 am start time
MIXED DOUBLES: 3.0 / 3.5 – 1:00 pm start time
** Singles will be bracketed by skill level after registration deadline. For example: In the past we’ve had 18 men register with skill levels ranging from 3.0 to 5.0. Instead of five divisions, we divided the 18 players into 3 seeded divisions of 6 players. The tournament coordinator’s goal is to create seeded brackets that result in the best possible competition for the players. All divisions are subject to be merged.
Be honest, are you playing more tennis or watching more tennis? Personally, its our favorite time of the year. The French Open is getting close to finished and we have already started debating Wimbledon. (Is Roger “saving” himself for one last big show?) When we aren’t watching tennis, we are out enjoying the beautiful weather and playing (in our minds) just like the pros. Are you a “tried and true” player like Williams or Djokovic? Or are you an “up and comer” like Muguruza or Thiem? Either way, it’s time to sign up for some local tournaments or get involved with a team league to strut your stuff. TopDog Sports is here to help. We have online tournament software which makes it easy to organize a tournament, allow people to signup and pay online, create draws and/or brackets, and finally record results. We also offer online league management software which allows you to form a league, recruit teams and players online. You may also process payments online, produce league schedules and post results.
Spring is in the air and it’s time for our thoughts to turn to the French Open. Anybody who has had the opportunity to experience a match at Roland Garros…we here at TopDog tennis are jealous!
We just live vicariously on our hard courts and pretend we have the great strokes, fantastic fitness and mental toughness of the pros. Well, at least we can buy the same outfits that they wear. Which brings up an interesting question…who will make it to the worst or best dressed list? Are pirate pants truly a thing of the past? Looking forward to seeing what shows up on court.
Once a Team League has been setup in TopDog Sports, the league professional is free from tedious clerical tasks. Players sign-up for team leagues online, pay with a credit card (optional) and appropriate reports are generated for the league professional. The online League Scheduling is generated automatically. Once a league has been scheduled, players (and captains) can enter their match availability. Captains will no longer wonder who is available to play matches. Captains can post that they are looking for players to fill out their rosters. This information is available to all visitors whether they are logged in or not. Captains can specify singles or doubles, rating level, male or female and can add notes. Captains enter their match scores and confirm the scorecard created by their opponents. Captains can set their team lineups on-line, enter write-ups for each match and enter any team notes they want to share with their players. League standings are generated automatically.
Topdog Sports League management software can be used to manage your round robin leagues, Interclub leagues, team leagues, Box leagues and school leagues. Interclub or interscholastic leagues can be set up for singles, doubles or any combination (for example one team match can consist of two single and three doubles matches) Topdog Sports generates blank scorecards that reflect the desired format. In-house leagues can be designated as singles, doubles with fixed partners or doubles switching partners and schedules will be automatically generated. The standings for the league can be generated based on a variety of parameters, win-loss record, number of points, etc.
Using TopDog Sports tournament management software
Top Dog has been managing tournaments for over 20 years. Our tournament software program allows you to register your entrants, collect fees, create draws (brackets), communicate start times, and record tournament results. Tournaments can be run as single elimination, round-robin (with or without playoffs), or consolation draws. You can also use our tournament software for Gran Prix series type tournaments . It will calculate player points based on tournament participation and results. Players can then be viewed in ranking order.
The USPTA Jr. Gran Prix State Championships will be held September 17-18, 2016 at John Newcomb’s Tennis Ranch in New Branunfels. The top two point earners in each age division as of August 1, 2016 will qualify to represent East Texas in the State Championships.
The USPTA Jr Grand Prix Circuit, sponsored locally by Stripes, kicked off its 2016 season at Al Kruse Tennis Center on March 18-20. Despite some challenging weather, Todd Norton (tournament director) and Susan Torrance (Director of Tennis at Al Kruse) managed to pull off a successful tournament. The Grand Prix Circuit is an excellent opportunity for juniors to get some great playing opportunities and earn points toward a trip to sectionals at John Newcombe’s Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels on September 16-18, 2016. The top two singles points winners in each age division will be invited to participate on the team that travels to the Championships. All players who attend the Championships must be non-Qualified (not Champs or Super Champ players).