September 21 Poseidon Fest Men's & Women's Doubles
September 22 Poseidon Fest Coed Doubles
- Divisions Offered
- AA ($25/player)
- A ($20/player)
- BB ($20/player)
- Prizes for 1st and 2nd place
- Site Credit issued to winners of divisions with more than FIVE teams
October 12 Autumn Open (Men's and Women's Open Doubles ONLY)
- $80.00 per team
- 80% Payout
- If more than 12 teams in a division pays out to 3rd place
October 13 Autumn Open (Coed Doubles)
- Divisions Offered
- AA ($25.00 per player)
- A ($20.00 per player)
- BB ($20.00 per player)
- Prizes to First and Second Place
Additional Notes for Big Money Indoor Tournaments
-Teams traveling with a coach, need to make sure the coach checks in with the TD with the team(s) they will be coaching.
-Due to lack of space between courts and safety reasons, if your team has a designated coach, the coach needs to stand either in the middle of the 4 courts inside the ball stops or in the enter/exit area by the net.
-Coaches are to only coach their players during timeouts and between sets. There will be no coaching on side switches. Coaches of Junior players, please be mindful at most Women’s and Men’s Open events there are not Coaches on the court. TVA view is Juniors playing in our Open Level events is as follows. Juniors should be there to compete and learn how to manage the game. Although we do allow for coaches, please make sure you are no impeding the game in any way.
Guideline for Hand Setting During Player’s meeting of tournaments
-Hand Setting is judged on two characteristics, duration of contact and consistency of contact. From a duration perspective, the contact during an overhead contact should be brief and upward in direction. There should be no “dip” of the elbows during the hand setting process and the ball should never come to visible rest. From a consistency of contact perspective, the ball should be contacted in a simultaneous fashion by both hands with no noticeable doubling of contact between the two hands.
-Notice that nowhere in this explanation is the term “spin” mentioned, although many of us who have played the game for decades know that “spin” was at one time the sole consideration for calling a double contact.
-In short, to the extent we can provide clear understandable and identifiable hand setting guidelines, more players will develop the skill of hand setting which will only improve the competitive level of our sport.
TVA Policy for Payouts
-TVA’s policy for payout for Beach Tournaments. Each player will receive a check based on the number of teams entered and the entry fee total intake. One check per team will not be paid out.
-Juniors playing in Big Money Tournaments and win can accept winnings up to the registration cost and travel cost of the tournament itself. They can also choose to forfeit the money to ensure there is no NCAA violation.