Here is a breakdown of adjustments at the boys tennis state tournaments

5A boys state tennis generic

(Ryan Casey/CHSAANow.com)

The 2020 boys tennis state tournaments are Sept. 25-26. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are some changes to the format of the tournament. Please see below. School athletic directors have been sent all details.

Schedule

  • The schedule is going to be different, with each tournament moving from three days to two days. Friday will feature first-round and quarterfinal matches. Saturday will feature semifinals and championships.
  • Matches will begin play no earlier than the scheduled time.

Class 5A

Day 1 (16 Courts)

  • 9:00 am – 1 Singles (8), 2 Singles (8) 
  • 10:15 am – 3 singles (8), 1 Doubles (8)
  • 11:30 am – 2 Doubles (8), 3 Doubles (8) 
  • 12:45 pm – 4 Doubles (8), 1 Singles (4), 2 singles (4)
  • 2:00 pm – 3 Singles (4), 1 Doubles (4), 2 Doubles (4), 3 Doubles (4)
  • 3:15 pm – 4 Doubles (4) 

Day 2 (14 Courts)

  • 9:00 am – All Semifinals (14)
  • 11:30 am – All Finals (7)

Class 4A

Day 1 (17 Courts)

  • 9:00 am – 1 Singles (8), 2 Singles (8), 3 Singles (1)
  • 10:15 am – 3 Singles (7), 1 Doubles (8), 2 Doubles (2)
  • 11:30 am – 2 Doubles (6), 3 Doubles (8), 4 Doubles (3)
  • 12:45 pm – 4 Doubles (5), 1 Singles (4), 2 singles (4), 3 Singles (4)
  • 2:00 pm – 1 Doubles (4), 2 Doubles (4), 3 Doubles (4), 4 Doubles (4) 

Day 2 (14 Courts)

  • 9:00 am – All Semifinals (14)
  • 11:30 am – All Finals (7)

Other changes:

  • There will be no playback bracket.
  • Players will be given wristbands at regionals after they qualify for the state tournament. The number of coaches teams are permitted to have at the tournament will be limited. Only players, coaches and athletic directors/game managers with wristbands will be permitted into the facility.
  • At 5A at Gates Tennis Center, teams will be permitted to have two spectators per active player playing. No spectators will be permitted outside the facility at 5A.
  • At 4A at Pueblo City Park, no spectators will be permitted in the facility. Questions about spectators should be addressed to your school's athletic director.
  • Everyone inside the facility will be required to mask at all times, unless actively playing. Those viewing outside the facility in 4A will also be required to wear a mask. Social distancing must always occur.
  • Only athletes who are actively playing are permitted into the facility. Once their match is over, they must exit the facility. Athletes cannot enter the facility until their name is called, or 10 minutes prior to their scheduled match time.
  • It is strongly recommended that players practice off-site. Facilities will not be open until 7 a.m. Again, players should not arrive until their scheduled match time.
  • Team tents will not be allowed inside the tennis facility.
  • No food or water will provided at the facility. Players are responsible for bringing their own.
  • Bathrooms will only be available for those individuals with a wrist band.
  • Media protocol: Must have CHSAA credentials prior to arriving on site. No provisional passes will be given out. No one-on-one interviews will be permitted unless it can be guaranteed that social distancing and masks are used. Interviews will only be granted by permission of coaches. Photographers will be allowed on the courts as long as they maintain social distancing from players and are not intrusive on the match. Media must conduct interviews in the designated area.