Archive for June, 2010

Open Player + Guest Information 2010

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Web Page Open Player Info (PRINTABLE)

Open Player & Guest Information

The US Open, St. Louis is a NO FEE Event!

ITF Super Series
USTA Category I Sanctioning
USTA Gold, Silver and Bronze Balls (3rd place play off)
Prize Money $35,000

The Open runs concurrently, Tuesday August 31 – Sunday, September 5, 2010. The Open will pick you up at Lambert International Airport and transport you to The Parkway Hotel. (This is a complementary service) The hotel provides a great buffet breakfast, which is provided as part of the room night charge.

Hotel: The Open has secured a Block Agreement with the Parkway Hotel, which allows for a Single Occupancy Room at a rate of $132.81 (Tax Included) per night or a Double Occupancy Room at a rate of $66.41 (Tax Included) per person per night.  Note: If you choose to have a roommate, it will be your responsibility to make those arrangements and state that clearly to the Hotel when making your reservation.  The Open will NOT be responsible for arranging roommates and anyone without a roommate WILL be billed the Single Occupancy Rate. All prices are given in US Dollars and are near approximates.  The Parkway Hotel is a new property with spacious rooms and adequate door sizes with most rooms being set-up in the typical double queen bed configuration.

The Open asks that you contact the hotel directly to book your room nights.

Please make your reservation under Booking ID #2700

The Hotel Contact Information Is:

The Parkway Hotel
4550 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO  63108

Telephone:  (314) 256-7777
Toll-Free:  (866)-314-7700
FAX:  (314) 256-7999
http://www.theparkwayhotel.com

E-Mail:  info@theparkwayhotel.com

Or click here to be directly linked to the Parkway Hotel’s reservation page: http://bit.ly/9JCzon

Venue: Dwight Davis Tennis Center, 5620 Grand Drive, St. Louis, MO  63112. Historical Dwight Davis Tennis Center is located in the heart of Forest Park, which resides centrally to the city of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. Dwight Davis is the premier tennis facilities in the St. Louis area with 19 courts, including a stadium court that seat 1500. Included are locker rooms and pro shop and when you roll out the front gate you are in the middle of 1,293-acre Forest Park containing world renown Zoo, Art Museum, History Museum, etc with miles of hard surface paths that wind through manicured woods and water featured park land.

http://stlouis.missouri.org/citygov/parks/forestpark/

Below please find information that we believe will answer every conceivable question that may arise about your travel to and your stay in St. Louis.

Traveling with a virtual copy at your disposal will be assistive.

Open Player Information Sheet

2010 US OPEN USTA Wheelchair Championships

1980 – 2010

Tournament Director: Mary Buschmann & Kenny Hayden

Tournament Referee: Bob Boulware

Tournament Desk: Mary Buschmann USTA Missouri Valley Section

Ken Hayden USTA

Tournament Facility Host: Apted Family: Dan, Deb & Danielle

Dwight Davis Tennis Center

ROHO Tournament Hospitality: Jackie, Omelia, and Bridget

Open Draw: The Open Public Draw will be made at 5:30 PM on Monday the 30th at Dwight Davis Tennis Center. As per ITF Requirement, if you are not on site by 4:00 PM Monday please call Mary at 913-961-6199 to confirm your arrival.

Schedule: Play will begin each day at: 10:00 AM unless otherwise posted. Updated draws and the following day’s schedule will be posted each evening as soon as it is prepared and kept at the hotel registration desk in a tournament notebook. An informational bulletin board with draw sheets will be located at Dwight Davis Tennis Center and updated throughout the day. Draw sheets and match times will also be posted on the US OPEN website. http://usopen.confluencesports.org/

Doubles: Please sign up for all doubles at the tournament desk by 10:00AM on Tuesday.

Tennis Chair-Storage: Chairs will be stored at Dwight Davis Tennis Center This is a safe and secure location. During play chairs will be stored off courts and out of traffic way behind the stadium court (North). There will be volunteers to assist locating and transporting sports chairs to courts. Please do not leave chairs in “a convenient place for you” as this will impede traffic flow and may cause a disruption as we hunt for it. As you arrive at the hotel please leave your sports chair in the lobby. ROHO staffer Jackie Klotz will welcome you and give you a personalized nametag. Please attach this tag to your tennis chair. This system will assist us as we locate your chair for matches. These will be simple tags that you can easily remove at the conclusion of the tournament.

Practice Courts: Prior to matches beginning in the morning, the courts may be used for warm-up. During play designated courts may be used for practice. Practice court sign-up will be available at the tournament desk. Please take direction from the tournament desk so as not to impede or impair ongoing tournament matches.

Gold Ball Event : The 2010 US OPEN USTA Wheelchair Championships is a Gold Ball event for all divisions. This USTA National upgrade to include all the Lettered Divisions as well as the Open is an exciting step forward for wheelchair tennis. We anticipate that all players will eagerly compete for the distinction.

Lunch will be served from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Courtside Tent. The food is great and the folks who serve you are fast, friendly and professional. The ROHO Group provides this tournament amenity.

Breakfast & Dinner will be available at The Parkway Hotel. Breakfast will be complementary. Everyone is on his or her own for supper/dinner and we encourage folks to explore the Central West End for unique and varied dinning experiences.

Wheelchair Repair Station: MOGO USA’s Matt Glowacki and Shannon Mason will be personing our wheelchair repair station. Tires, tubes, and some parts will be available at cost. MOGO USA will take on repairs, modifications, and adjustments to the best of their abilities, which are considerable. Parts you provide will also be worked with.

Stringing: Racket stringing is available on site. The club pros have offered their assistance and the price will be kept to a minimum. Turn around time will be swift, however get your racquet in the queue as early as you can so you won’t be disappointed.

Trainer: An athletic trainer will be available throughout the tournament from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Trainers will be stationed behind the stadium court (North) and dispatched for on court service.

Tournament Transportation: Transportation between hotel, courts, and return will be accomplished utilizing new minivans and our kind volunteer drivers from Main Street United Methodist Church of Alton, Illinois. We have planned this function to be as quick and easy as possible. Your assistance and patience, of course, will be appreciated. Our desire is to transport only one or two at a time, as the trip from The Parkway Hotel to Dwight Davis Tennis Center is less than a three-minute ride. The queue for AM transport will begin at 8:45 AM. Our drivers will be lined up outside the hotel. In the event you are required to wait you may do so inside the hotel lobby or under the hotel’s portico. Our volunteer drivers are instructed to assist you in any way you may require. Please, kindly direct them as to your personal need for assistance. No smoking, drinking, or eating will be allowed in minivans. Please do not ask drivers to make trips other than those designed to assist you from hotels to courts and back. Drivers will adhere to all traffic laws and obey all traffic signals. There will never be a need to encourage speeding, as no one will ever be in jeopardy of match default as long as we know you are in transport. In the event of rain there are umbrellas placed in each vehicle.

No Smoking: As always, the 20010 US OPEN USTA Wheelchair Championships is a No Smoking Tournament. Please do not smoke anywhere in or near the grounds of the Open. If you must smoke, please remove yourself as far away from the property and entrances as is possible. Second hand smoke is offensive and now has conclusively been proven dangerous! Do not force anyone to pass through the gauntlet of your legal yet lethal habituation.

Restrooms: Restrooms are located on the East & West sides of the pro shop and down stairs (under the pro shop). Staff will do all they can to maintain their cleanliness and readiness for use at all times. Obviously we require your cooperation to maintain these facilities in outstanding shape. Please utilize all waste receptacles and pick up and clean up after yourself. We assert that there are not two kinds of folks in the world, those that create messes and those who clean up after them! Pitch in to help keep everything in order and please treat the entire facility with respect. When closed for cleaning, please automatically utilize the other restroom facilities.

Ball People: We sincerely hope to be able to provide player assistance in the form of ball people. When available they can be assigned to the court that you are playing your match on. You may decide at the time you report to the tournament desk for your upcoming match whether you prefer to have or not have this assistance. In the event you decide to utilize these volunteers please take the time to talk with the individual volunteers as to how they can best perform this service for you. This is not Flushing Meadows however our ball people are instructed to retrieve errant first serve balls. They will do this as

quickly and safely as possible. Build this rhythm into your game and coexist with your partner, opponent and those offering assistance to make your matches run smoothly. Believe us when we say that the volunteers have the best of intentions and it has been our experience that they will do anything you ask. Communication, friendliness and patience will insure you a great ball person and will allow everyone to have a better experience.

Photography: Several roving photographers will be working as inconspicuously as possible to “freeze frame” some of your 2010 US OPEN USTA Wheelchair Championships moments. Cooperate as much as you can during those instances so you can, over time, enjoy their professionally captured renderings of your St. Louis experience. Well after the conclusion of the tournament we will honor all request for copies of your particular tournament portfolio.

Check Out Open Players: Is 12:00 Noon on Sunday, September 5. Please arrange for a late check out only if you are playing in a finals match on Sunday.

Extended Stay: Those requiring additional nights stay will in most case remain in place. Relocation transportation for those so desiring will be at no charge to the player. Hotel cost incurred by players for the extended stay will of course accrue to those individuals.

Children: Parents who have minors accompanying them are cautioned that Dwight Davis Tennis Center is not a play area for them. Quite the contrary, like many adult facilities there are many portions and equipment that are off limits to them. Some architectural necessities, facilities operations areas, etc. pose obvious inherent danger to children and anyone not paying full attention. Please maintain contact control with each minor so as to insure his or her safety. Please be forewarned and take all the appropriate steps to guarantee the safety of those most precious and innocent souls. No admonishment is too strong when dealing with children’s safety. Any individuals witnessed jeopardizing themselves or others will first be saved, then removed from the immediate area, and then turned over to their parents and banished from the club.

Keep a good thought

Fingers crossed is our way of saying we have done our best and now must hope for the best. We hope for your best play, your best success, and best time. Everyone you meet at 2010 US OPEN USTA Wheelchair Championships will be working hard to serve your every need. We cannot guarantee perfection though we will strive for the next best thing. Please be a go along get along sort of person when it comes to the minutia of life. Mistakes happen, pitfalls are everywhere. We have worked hard to think of every possible contingency and then made plans to cover all. Redundancy is built in everywhere. But stuff does happen and we all must work to make the adjustment. Please be the very best guest you can. Roll with the punches and know every one connected with the tournament is working to make your participation here a good experience. Fingers crossed!

2010 US OPEN USTA Wheelchair Championships

Tournament Schedule Summary:

Monday          August 30 Players arrive
Tournament check-in at DDTC 5:00-8:00PM
Public Draw at DDTC 5:30 PM

Tuesday         August 31 Play begins 10:00 AM
Doubles Sign-up by 10:00 AM (Tournament Desk)

Wednesday    September 1 Play continues

Thursday       September 2 Play continues

Friday             September 3 Play continues
Doubles Semi Finals

Saturday        September 4 Singles Semi Finals
Doubles Finals

Sunday           September 5 Singles Finals
Doubles Finals
Players Depart


Airline Transportation Information

We have forwarded your specific itinerary to our airport transportation coordinators so as to make your arrival as smooth and trouble free as possible. If you have not already provided your complete flight information, please do so as soon as possible! Please email that information to theconfluence@confluencesports.org

Last minute adjustments (mini emergencies en route) will require you to contact:

Jackie Klotz at 618-954-9129 or Omelia Durso-Missey at 618.407.4649.

Upon arrival at Lambert St. Louis International Airport, proceed to the baggage claim. Along the way you will see lighted visual displays with a welcoming message:

Main Terminal Arrivals:

US OPEN Wheelchair Tennis Players: Welcome to St. Louis! Ground transportation is awaiting you outside the Main Terminal on the airlines ticketing level, exit MT-6

After collecting your gear from the baggage carousel go back up the half level you have come down from the arriving gates and use the elevator marked MT-4 which is near the USO end of terminal. Take it up to main level (Airline Ticketing Level) and turn left as you exit elevator. This will allow you to depart the terminal using Exit MT-6. Ground transportation will be awaiting you just outside.

Transportation from the airport to the hotel will be accomplished utilizing a fleet of large white lift vans with lettering indicating: St. Louis Society for the Physically Disabled. Please look for the vehicles – be patient should one not be immediately present and in the event that you are feeling “stranded” call Asa Pierce on his cell so he can give you his estimated time of arrival. Asa’s cell is 314-803-2270. Please be patient and consider that traffic situations do occur. Should you be left at the curb for longer than 10 minutes, then call Asa.

East Terminal Arrivals:

US OPEN Wheelchair Tennis Players: Please exit East Terminal through Exit ET-15. Ground transportation will be awaiting you.

Transportation from the airport to the hotel will be accomplished utilizing a fleet of large white lift vans with lettering indicating: St. Louis Society for the Physically Disabled. Please look for the vehicles – be patient should one not be immediately present and in the event that you are feeling “stranded” call Asa Pierce on his cell so he can give you his estimated time of arrival. Asa’s cell is 314-803-2270. Please be patient and consider that traffic situations do occur. Should you be left at the curb for longer than 10 minutes, then call Asa.

Driving Directions:

The Parkway Hotel
4550 Forest Park Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63108
Telephone: (314) 256-7777
Toll-Free: (866) 314-7700
FAX: (314) 256-7999
http://www.theparkwayhotel.com/
email: info@theparkwayhotel.com

Dwight Davis Tennis Center

5620 Grand Drive
St. Louis, MO  63112

The host hotel and the event facility are both located to the North off Highway 40/I-64.

This arterial corridor runs East & West through the heart of the region. Undergoing expansion renovation for a few years now it is nearly complete, however as with all projects of this nature, changes in traffic flow accompanied by exit openings and closings is of an ongoing nature. Plug the addresses into your favorite search engine. Seek updates just prior to leaving home, and be prepared to make adjustments. *511 will connect you to some traffic updates while in the immediate area. Safe travels.

The US Open, St. Louis is happy to have The Chase Park Plaza as a secondary property for those so interested. The Chase information is listed below.

The Chase Park Plaza Hotel

212 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 633-6902 Office
www.chaseparkplaza.com

$149 room rate (plus tax 15.491 %) = $172.08 for the 1 bedroom suite with a sofa sleeper. There are a limited number of “2 bed” rooms.
The Chase is holding these as a Room Block until August 9, 2010.

Reservations can be made directly through the hotel by calling 1-877-587-2427 & identifying themselves as being with the 2010 US OPEN USTA Wheelchair Championships

International Players may e-mail their reservation to Amy directly at: ABACA@chaseparkplaza.com

Web Page Open Player Info

Lettered Player + Guest Information 2010

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Web Page Lettered Player Info (PRINTABLE)

Lettered Player & Guest Information

The US Open, St. Louis is a NO FEE Event!

ITF Super Series
USTA Category I Sanctioning
USTA Gold, Silver and Bronze Balls (3rd place play off)
Prize Money $35,000

The Open runs concurrently, Tuesday August 31 – Sunday, September 5, 2010. Lettered Play will begin on Thursday September 2, with finals on Sunday, September 5, 2010.

The Open will pick you up at Lambert International Airport and transport you to The Parkway Hotel. (This is a complementary service) The hotel provides a great buffet breakfast, which is provided as part of the room night charge.

Hotel: The Open has secured a Block Agreement with the Parkway Hotel, which allows for a Single Occupancy Room at a rate of $132.81 (Tax Included) per night or a Double Occupancy Room at a rate of $66.41 (Tax Included) per person per night.  Note: If you choose to have a roommate, it will be your responsibility to make those arrangements and state that clearly to the Hotel when making your reservation.  The Open will NOT be responsible for arranging roommates and anyone without a roommate WILL be billed the Single Occupancy Rate. All prices are given in US Dollars and are near approximates.  The Parkway Hotel is a new property with spacious rooms and adequate door sizes with most rooms being set-up in the typical double queen bed configuration.

The Open asks that you contact the hotel directly to book your room nights.

Please make your reservation under Booking ID #2700

The Hotel Contact Information Is:

The Parkway Hotel
4550 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO  63108
Telephone:  (314) 256-7777
Toll-Free:  (866)-314-7700
FAX:  (314) 256-7999
http://www.theparkwayhotel.com

E-Mail:  info@theparkwayhotel.com

Or click here to be directly linked to the Parkway Hotel’s reservation page: http://bit.ly/9JCzon

Venue: Dwight Davis Tennis Center, 5620 Grand Drive, St. Louis, MO  63112. Historical Dwight Davis Tennis Center is located in the heart of Forest Park, which resides centrally to the city of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. Dwight Davis is the premier tennis facilities in the St. Louis area with 19 courts, including a stadium court that seat 1500. Included are locker rooms and pro shop and when you roll out the front gate you are in the middle of 1,293-acre Forest Park containing world renown Zoo, Art Museum, History Museum, etc with miles of hard surface paths that wind through manicured woods and water featured park land.

http://stlouis.missouri.org/citygov/parks/forestpark/

Below please find a document that we believe will answer every conceivable question that may arise about your travel to and your stay in St. Louis.

Traveling with a virtual copy at your disposal will be assistive.

Lettered Player Information Sheet

2010 US OPEN USTA Wheelchair Championships

1980 – 2010

Tournament Director: Mary Buschmann & Kenny Hayden

Tournament Referee: Bob Boulware

Tournament Desk: Mary Buschmann USTA Missouri Valley Section

Ken Hayden USTA

Tournament Facility Host: Apted Family: Dan, Deb & Danielle

Dwight Davis Tennis Center

ROHO Tournament Hospitality: Jackie, Omelia, and Bridget

Schedule: Play will begin each day at: 10:00 AM unless otherwise posted. Updated draws and the following day’s schedule will be posted each evening as soon as it is prepared and kept at the hotel registration desk in a tournament notebook. An informational bulletin board with draw sheets will be located at Dwight Davis Tennis Center and updated throughout the day. Draw sheets and match times will also be posted on the US OPEN website. http://usopen.confluencesports.org/

Doubles: Please sign up for all doubles at the tournament desk by 10:00AM on Thursday. Please call Mary at 913-961-6199 to confirm your arrival if you cannot make the tournament check in.

Tennis Chair-Storage: Chairs will be stored at Dwight Davis Tennis Center This is a safe and secure location. During play chairs will be stored off courts and out of traffic way behind the stadium court (North). There will be volunteers to assist locating and transporting sports chairs to courts. Please do not leave chairs in “a convenient place for you” as this will impede traffic flow and may cause a disruption as we hunt for it. As you arrive at the hotel please leave your sports chair in the lobby. ROHO staffer Jackie Klotz will welcome you and give you a personalized nametag. Please attach this tag to your tennis chair. This system will assist us as we locate your chair for matches. These will be simple tags that you can easily remove at the conclusion of the tournament.

Practice Courts: Prior to matches beginning in the morning, the courts may be used for warm-up. During play designated courts may be used for practice. Practice court sign-up will be available at the tournament desk. Please take direction from the tournament desk so as not to impede or impair ongoing tournament matches.

Gold Ball Event: The 2010 US OPEN USTA Wheelchair Championships is a Gold Ball event for all divisions. This USTA National upgrade to include all the Lettered Divisions as well as the Open is an exciting step forward for wheelchair tennis. We anticipate that all players will eagerly compete for the distinction.

Lunch will be served from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Courtside Tent. The food is great and the folks who serve you are fast, friendly and professional. The ROHO Group provides this tournament amenity.

Breakfast & Dinner will be available at The Parkway Hotel. Breakfast will be complementary. Everyone is on his or her own for supper/dinner and we encourage folks to explore the Central West End for unique and varied dinning experiences.

Wheelchair Repair Station: MOGO USA’s Matt Glowacki and Shannon Mason will be personing our wheelchair repair station. Tires, tubes, and some parts will be available at cost. MOGO USA will take on repairs, modifications, and adjustments to the best of their abilities, which are considerable. Parts you provide will also be worked with.

Stringing: Racket stringing is available on site. The club pros have offered their assistance and the price will be kept to a minimum. Turn around time will be swift, however get your racquet in the queue as early as you can so you won’t be disappointed.

Trainer: An athletic trainer will be available throughout the tournament from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Trainers will be stationed behind the stadium court (North) and dispatched for on court service.

Tournament Transportation: Transportation between hotel, courts, and return will be accomplished utilizing new minivans and our kind volunteer drivers from Main Street United Methodist Church of Alton, Illinois. We have planned this function to be as quick and easy as possible. Your assistance and patience, of course, will be appreciated. Our desire is to transport only one or two at a time, as the trip from The Parkway Hotel to Dwight Davis Tennis Center is less than a three-minute ride. The queue for AM transport will begin at 8:45 AM. Our drivers will be lined up outside the hotel. In the event you are required to wait you may do so inside the hotel lobby or under the hotel’s portico. Our volunteer drivers are instructed to assist you in any way you may require. Please, kindly direct them as to your personal need for assistance. No smoking, drinking, or eating will be allowed in minivans. Please do not ask drivers to make trips other than those designed to assist you from hotels to courts and back. Drivers will adhere to all traffic laws and obey all traffic signals. There will never be a need to encourage speeding, as no one will ever be in jeopardy of match default as long as we know you are in transport. In the event of rain there are umbrellas placed in each vehicle.

No Smoking: As always, the 20010 US OPEN USTA Wheelchair Championships is a No Smoking Tournament. Please do not smoke anywhere in or near the grounds of the Open. If you must smoke, please remove yourself as far away from the property and entrances as is possible. Second hand smoke is offensive and now has conclusively been proven dangerous! Do not force anyone to pass through the gauntlet of your legal yet lethal habituation.

Restrooms: Restrooms are located on the East & West sides of the pro shop and down stairs (under the pro shop). Staff will do all they can to maintain their cleanliness and readiness for use at all times. Obviously we require your cooperation to maintain these facilities in outstanding shape. Please utilize all waste receptacles and pick up and clean up after yourself. We assert that there are not two kinds of folks in the world, those that create messes and those who clean up after them! Pitch in to help keep everything in order and please treat the entire facility with respect. When closed for cleaning, please automatically utilize the other restroom facilities.

Ball People: We sincerely hope to be able to provide player assistance in the form of ball people. When available they can be assigned to the court that you are playing your match on. You may decide at the time you report to the tournament desk for your upcoming match whether you prefer to have or not have this assistance. In the event you decide to utilize these volunteers please take the time to talk with the individual volunteers as to how they can best perform this service for you. This is not Flushing Meadows however our ball people are instructed to retrieve errant first serve balls. They will do this as

quickly and safely as possible. Build this rhythm into your game and coexist with your partner, opponent and those offering assistance to make your matches run smoothly. Believe us when we say that the volunteers have the best of intentions and it has been our experience that they will do anything you ask. Communication, friendliness and patience will insure you a great ball person and will allow everyone to have a better experience.

Photography: Several roving photographers will be working as inconspicuously as possible to “freeze frame” some of your 2010 US OPEN USTA Wheelchair Championships moments. Cooperate as much as you can during those instances so you can, over time, enjoy their professionally captured renderings of your St. Louis experience. Well after the conclusion of the tournament we will honor all request for copies of your particular tournament portfolio.

Check Out Lettered Players: Is 12:00 Noon on Sunday, September 5. Please arrange for a late check out only if you are playing in a finals match on Sunday.

Extended Stay: Those requiring additional nights stay will in most case remain in place. Relocation transportation for those so desiring will be at no charge to the player. Hotel cost incurred by players for the extended stay will of course accrue to those individuals.

Children: Parents who have minors accompanying them are cautioned that Dwight Davis Tennis Center is not a play area for them. Quite the contrary, like many adult facilities there are many portions and equipment that are off limits to them. Some architectural necessities, facilities operations areas, etc. pose obvious inherent danger to children and anyone not paying full attention. Please maintain contact control with each minor so as to insure his or her safety. Please be forewarned and take all the appropriate steps to guarantee the safety of those most precious and innocent souls. No admonishment is too strong when dealing with children’s safety. Any individuals witnessed jeopardizing themselves or others will first be saved, then removed from the immediate area, and then turned over to their parents and banished from the club.

Keep a good thought

Fingers crossed is our way of saying we have done our best and now must hope for the best. We hope for your best play, your best success, and best time. Everyone you meet at 2010 US OPEN USTA Wheelchair Championships will be working hard to serve your every need. We cannot guarantee perfection though we will strive for the next best thing. Please be a go along get along sort of person when it comes to the minutia of life. Mistakes happen, pitfalls are everywhere. We have worked hard to think of every possible contingency and then made plans to cover all. Redundancy is built in everywhere. But stuff does happen and we all must work to make the adjustment. Please be the very best guest you can. Roll with the punches and know every one connected with the tournament is working to make your participation here a good experience. Fingers crossed!

2010 US OPEN USTA Wheelchair Championships

Tournament Schedule Summary:

Wednesday    September 1 Players arrive
Tournament check-in at DDTC Noon-8:00PM
please call Mary at 913-961-6199 if you cannot make the check in.
(Late arrivals may check in at DDTC after 8:00 AM on Thursday the 2nd)

Thursday       September 2 Opening Rounds Lettered Division

Friday             September 3 Play continues
Doubles Semi Finals

Saturday        September 4 Singles Semi Finals
Doubles Finals

Sunday           September 5 Singles Finals
Doubles Finals
Players Depart


Airline Transportation Information

We have forwarded your specific itinerary to our airport transportation coordinators so as to make your arrival as smooth and trouble free as possible. If you have not already provided your complete flight information, please do so as soon as possible! Please email that information to theconfluence@confluencesports.org

Last minute adjustments (mini emergencies en route) will require you to contact:

Jackie Klotz at 618-954-9129 or Omelia Durso-Missey at 618-531-4109.

Upon arrival at Lambert St. Louis International Airport, proceed to the baggage claim. Along the way you will see lighted visual displays with a welcoming message:

Main Terminal Arrivals:

US OPEN Wheelchair Tennis Players: Welcome to St. Louis! Ground transportation is awaiting you outside the Main Terminal on the airlines ticketing level, exit MT-6

After collecting your gear from the baggage carousel go back up the half level you have come down from the arriving gates and use the elevator marked MT-4 which is near the USO end of terminal. Take it up to main level (Airline Ticketing Level) and turn left as you exit elevator. This will allow you to depart the terminal using Exit MT-6. Ground transportation will be awaiting you just outside.

Transportation from the airport to the hotel will be accomplished utilizing a fleet of large white lift vans with lettering indicating: St. Louis Society for the Physically Disabled. Please look for the vehicles – be patient should one not be immediately present and in the event that you are feeling “stranded” call Asa Pierce on his cell so he can give you his estimated time of arrival. Asa’s cell is 314-803-2270. Please be patient and consider that traffic situations do occur. Should you be left at the curb for longer than 10 minutes, then call Asa.

East Terminal Arrivals:

US OPEN Wheelchair Tennis Players: Please exit East Terminal through Exit ET-15. Ground transportation will be awaiting you.

Transportation from the airport to the hotel will be accomplished utilizing a fleet of large white lift vans with lettering indicating: St. Louis Society for the Physically Disabled. Please look for the vehicles – be patient should one not be immediately present and in the event that you are feeling “stranded” call Asa Pierce on his cell so he can give you his estimated time of arrival. Asa’s cell is 314-803-2270. Please be patient and consider that traffic situations do occur. Should you be left at the curb for longer than 10 minutes, then call Asa.

Driving Directions:

The Parkway Hotel

4550 Forest Park Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63108
Telephone: (314) 256-7777
Toll-Free: (866) 314-7700
FAX: (314) 256-7999
http://www.theparkwayhotel.com/
email: info@theparkwayhotel.com

Dwight Davis Tennis Center

5620 Grand Drive
St. Louis, MO  63112

The host hotel and the event facility are both located to the North off Highway 40/I-64.

This arterial corridor runs East & West through the heart of the region. Undergoing expansion renovation for a few years now it is nearly complete, however as with all projects of this nature, changes in traffic flow accompanied by exit openings and closings is of an ongoing nature. Plug the addresses into your favorite search engine. Seek updates just prior to leaving home, and be prepared to make adjustments. *511 will connect you to some traffic updates while in the immediate area. Safe travels.

The US Open, St. Louis is happy to have The Chase Park Plaza as a secondary property for those so interested. The Chase information is listed below.

The Chase Park Plaza Hotel

212 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 633-6902 Office
www.chaseparkplaza.com

$149 room rate (plus tax 15.491 %) = $172.08 for the 1 bedroom suite with a sofa sleeper

There are a limited number of “2 bed” rooms. The Chase is holding these as a Room Block until August 9, 2010. Reservations can be made directly through the hotel by calling 1-877-587-2427 & identifying themselves as being with the 2010 US OPEN USTA Wheelchair Championships. International Players may e-mail their reservation to Amy directly at: ABACA@chaseparkplaza.com.

Web Page Lettered Player Info (PRINTABLE)