Frequently Asked Questions
How will I raise $1,000?
While many players may choose to personally donate the $1,000 (on top of their $250 registration fee), OurPlace will provide simple, pre-made fundraising letters for each player to use that can be sent to friends, colleagues and family to help support their "Tennis-A-Thon" in support of OurPlace. By choosing to utilize OurPlace's peer-to-peer fundraising platform, many players will easily exceed the $1,000 minimum. "A-Thon's" of all types (bike-a-thons, marathons, bowl-a-thon's etc) all have a proven track record of raising millions of dollars annually within our community, and players will often be surprised how easy it is to raise money from friends and family who are eager to support your efforts on behalf of a great cause!
What happens in the event of rain?
Our current rain date is Monday, May 27th (Memorial Day). In the event that rain is forecasted for both days, we may choose to spread the tournament over two days (Sunday & Monday) and exclusively use the 12 indoor courts at the US Open.
Can I play in both the singles and doubles tournaments?
Men can play in both the doubles and singles tournaments, which will take place in the morning and afternoon, respectively. Unfortunately, the women's singles and doubles tournaments will take place concurrently in the morning, preventing dual participation.
Will fans be in attendance?
We anticipate that many friends and family members of players will join us for the Cross River Open. A deluxe dairy lunch, interactive tennis experiences, children's entertainment and the Grand Slam Foodie Experience (dinner) will all be available for fan participation.
Who do I play with in the doubles tournament?
You decide! Players register for the tournament with a pre-determined doubles partner and will play exclusively with that partner throughout the tournament.
How many championship games will take place in each tournament?
Depending on the exact amount of players in each tournament, each tournament will be broken into 2-4 tiers for elimination play (ie: the playoffs), with each tier having its own championship game. This ensures that elimination play matches are generally between players of similar tennis abilities.
Who gets to use center court at the Grandstand Stadium?
Top-level sponsors will have opportunity to play with French Open Champion, Luke Jensen on the Grandstand court, as well as, participants in championship games.
Will men be allowed to watch women's matches?
In respect to the personal preferences and communal modesty standards of many of our participating women, women's matches will be in a designated area with only women's access.