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 happened to doing the Cross River Open at the US Open?
Currently, the US Open is not allowing event bookings due to restrictions and uncertainty related to Covid19. We are confident that the John McEnroe Tennis Academy will provide a geographically-convenient and exclusive venue for our community's premier tennis tournament, just as they did last year. This year they are graciously allowing limited fan participation.
What happens in the event of rain?
The Cross River Open has secured Memorial Day, Monday May 31st at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, as the official rain date. A decision will be made in the days leading up to the tournament if heavy rains are anticipated as to when and/or where to reschedule.
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?
This year, the John McEnroe Tennis Academy is allowing limited fan attendance. Singles players will be allowed to invite up to three fans. Doubles players will be allowed to invite one fan per player. Next year, we hope to once again have a fan-filled event with over 1000 fans in attendance, as we did in 2019.
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 2-3 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 have a private lesson and/or tennis match with Noah Rubin?
Top-level sponsors will have the unique opportunity to play with our celebrity guest player, Noah Rubin.
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, we ask that men do not attend women's matches.