OCTOBER 27-29 

Aloha and welcome to Aloha Tennis 2017!  

This year's event will close out the Honolulu Pride month of October, being held October 27-29.  Honolulu Pride weekend is October 20-22 for those planning extended stays in Hawaii.

Registrations will open August 2017. We are excited that you have chosen to participate in our tournament and visit our beautiful island. For those of you who attend the ATO every year, welcome back! 

The DRAW PARTY HAS CHANGED VENUE and FORMAT. The Draw Party will be held October 26th at Iolani Court Plaza Recreational Deck, 5th Floor, enjoy tennis, pool, and food FUN!  Here, you will register, get your packets, court assignments for Friday's first matches, and meet tournament participants and local organizers.  If you are unable to make the Draw Party, player's packets can be picked up at the tournament site, and First Matches and Draws will be updated to the GLTA Aloha Tennis Open page.

Two tennis courts, pool, and recreational room. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, rice and sodas, potluck style bring pupus, and BYOB.  (No alcohol in the tennis courts and pool areas.)

Iolani Court Plaza (Condominium)
5th Floor, Rec Deck
2499 Kapiolani Boulevard
Honolulu, HI
2pm - 8pm
Thursday, October 26, 2017

If you arrive in town earlier in the week, there are public courts on which you can practice. Kapiolani Park has four courts, Diamond Head has ten courts, and Ala Moana Park has ten courts as well. There are no fees to use the public courts, however, they are governed by duration of play limited to 45 minutes if people are waiting for courts.

The TOURNAMENT AWARDS BANQUET will be a luau held SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, (UPDATE) from 430pm - 7pm, at Kapiolani Park, Picnic Area 3, located next to the Waikiki Shell and the Bandstand under a big tent. Dinner and raffles will begin at 5pm, entertainment at 520pm and awards at 600pm. Raffle donations will go to benefit USTA NJTL and UH Manoa's LGBTI Student Services.  Dress is casual. If your plans have you leaving Hawaii before the banquet please contact the tournament director regarding your award(s).


The Aqua Skyline Island Colony, 445 Seaside Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815, is offering a special rate to players, family, and friends of $129 per night plus tax with a 72-hour cancellation based on room availability.  This rate includes your nightly room accommodations, free wifi, access to the sundeck and fitness room.  Parking is not included.  For reservations, contact the hotel direct, (808)923-2345, ask for the promotion "Ten10".  This promotion expires October 15, 2017.

CLICK HERE to be directed to The Aqua Skyline Island Colony website.


Tournament hours and schedule will be posted following the DRAW, and at the end of each day on the GLTA Software ATO 2017 Tournament page.

Our primary venue this year will be the UH Tennis Complex. Court availability here is dependent on the UH Tennis Teams availability and pre-season schedule.

UH Tennis Complex 
Lower Campus 
Kalele Road 
Honolulu, HI 96822 


The maximum entries are two events, one entry for singles and one entry for doubles. 


Singles Entry:  $40
Doubles Entry:  $20 per player
Banquet (Adult):  $40
Banquet (Child):  $20
T-Shirt-:   $20 (XS-2XL)

(All items are "a la carte" this year during the registration process.  Please remember to select all items that apply during your registration.  The previous fee was $120 all inclusive per person, single and/or double entry.  This year, we have an "a la carte" selection to allow participants additional options during registration.) 


All registration and payments are to be made online via the GLTA Aloha Tennis Open web page. Your entry will not be entered into the DRAW without a payment and VALID GLTA or USTA membership number. All ATO participants will be registered with GLTA prior to the DRAW to meet the GLTA Tour requirements of all participants. Should you have any questions about registration or payment please contact the tournament director by email . It is imperative that you register at least your email address for tournament messaging updates AND a phone number for last minute tournament updates and contact as well. 

You may enter a maximum of two events, one singles event and one doubles event. This year's tournament will feature with sufficient entries a Women's Singles Division (WS) and a Mixed Doubles Division (XD). The tournament is unable to accommodate players who wish to play in two draws of the same discipline.

For doubles entries, there is a location during the registration process to note your doubles partner information. Otherwise, you will be randomly paired with a similarly unattached player. Doubles partner requests will be honored if both partners are registered and their payments received by the deadline noted below. 


The deadline for entry registration and payment is October 15, 2017 in order to accommodate commitments to vendors. Please register as soon as you are able, to assist in successful tournament preparations.


After completing your registration online and electing Certificate at payment, it is required that you complete your certificate redemption by submitting your certificate by mail or email to the tournament director. The certificate is redeemable per person only as awarded.

ATO Director
4096 Black Point Road
Honolulu, HI 96816 



Singles and doubles main draw matches will be standard (ad) scoring, best 2 out of 3 sets, with a twelve point tie break (first to 7, win by 2) at 6 games a piece. Consolation matches will be 8-game pro sets, (no-ad) scoring.


The tournament director reserves the right to shorten the length/scoring of all matches due to inclement weather, scheduling delays, or other reasons in the best interest of completing the tournament on time. However, all efforts will be made to ensure that every match played within a certain level in the same round are scored in the same manner.



The Aloha Tennis Open offers singles consolation for first match losses (byes are not considered a first match loss). Please check with the tournament desk during the Open for scheduling. If time permits, we will offer doubles consolation as well.



Aloha Tennis Open will use current GLTA Rules for all events. Please read the GLTA rules carefully to ensure you have entered the proper division. Failure to enter the correct division may result in GLTA sanctions on the player or the player may be defaulted from the tournament. Women's Singles and Mixed Doubles this year will be open rating play.


Open NTRP 5.0+ rating-highly advanced tournament player

A NTRP 4.5 rating-advanced tournament player

B NTRP 3.5-4.0 rating-high intermediate tournament player

C NTRP 3.0 rating-low intermediate tournament player

D NTRP 2.5 or less rating-beginning tournament player with little experience



GLTA rules regarding the splitting of divisions will govern. Split divisions are permitted at the Aloha Tennis Open. No player may play down, in any discipline, more than one level from his or her highest ranking. For example, a player who is rated as "open" in doubles and "B" in singes cannot play below the "A" level in singles, even if the player is not registered to play in a doubles draw. No player shall be allowed to play a lower division than that which he/she is listed under in the appropriate GLTA Seeding Point database. Injury related reduction in ranking requests must be completed prior to the DRAW and processed via the GLTA Commissioner. A player with a current valid ranking by an ITF-affiliated, national or regional tennis association may not play in a division lower than that ranking regardless of his or her GLTA ranking.  ANY REGISTERED PLAYER WITHOUT an official ranking noted above will not be included in the DRAW.


In order to prevent "sandbagging" (i.e., playing at a level substantially below a player's actual skill level), the tournament director has absolute discretion in determining whether a player will be permitted to play at a certain level, even if you receive permission from the GLTA executive board to play at a certain level.



Players are expected to adhere to the USTA/GLTA Rules and Procedures.



Refunds (less any PayPal fees) will be processed for withdrawals made prior to October 13, 2017.



In the event of weather related delays, changes in the location and/or format may be implemented when play resumes. All efforts will be made to apply changes consistently from round to round.



A waiting list will be maintained if more entries are received than the event allows. If entrants withdraw prior to the draw being made once a division is full, then players from the waiting list will be notified as space becomes available. PLEASE NOTE: NO PLAYERS WHO HAVE BEEN SEEDED CAN BE SUBSTITUTED AFTER THE DRAW HAS BEEN MADE. A list of players on the wait-list, will be maintained onsite.  If a scheduled player does not show up for the first match, then a player on the waiting list may be substituted. Substitution is based on who is present at the default time and highest on the list. Full refunds will be given to players who withdraw before October 13, 2017. No refunds will be issued after that time. All payments returned from insufficient funds will be considered as non-payment and will result in an additional charge of $25.00 payable to the Aloha Tennis Association. PLAYERS WILL NOT BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAW UNTIL FULL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.



The Aloha Tennis Association/Club, peridodically sponsored by or works in partnership, sponsors various tennis activities and events, including, but not limited to, tournaments and social tennis play. These Events may be held at or conducted by the Aloha Tennis Association/Club and additional sponsors and/or partners.


In consideration for being allowed to participate in any Event, participants agree to the following:


1. Assumption of Risk. You understand that tennis, by its very nature, carries with it certain dangers and risks that cannot be eliminated, regardless of the care taken to prevent or minimize harm. These risks range from minor injuries (such as cuts, bruises, muscle strains and sprains) to major injuries (such as broken bones or concussions) to catastrophic injuries (such as heart attacks and other injuries that may cause permanent damage or even death). You acknowledge that you are voluntarily participating in the Events and understand the risks involved. You hereby assume full responsibility for all risks arising out of, related to or connected with your participation in the Events.


2. Release. Acceptance of your entry and participation in the Events is without assumption or responsibility of any kind by the Aloha Tennis Association/Club, sponsors and/or partners, and the Venue(s) for any Event in which you may be entered or may participate. In consideration of acceptance of your entry and participation in the Events, you do hereby for and on behalf of yourself and your heirs and legal representatives, release, waive and forever discharge the Aloha Tennis Association/Club, sponsors and/or partners, and the Venue(s) and their respective officers, directors, committees, employees, volunteers, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Persons”), of and from any and all loss, liability, claims and damages, of any kind or nature whatsoever (“Claims”), including, but not limited to, Claims for bodily injury, death or loss of personal property, whether caused by the negligence of the Released Persons or otherwise, arising out of, related to, or connected with your participation in the Events, including any travel to and from the Events. You further agree not to sue or bring any legal action or assert any Claim against the Released Persons arising out of or relating to your participation in the Events.


3. Medical Consent. You understand and acknowledge that it is your responsibility (in consultation with your physician if necessary) to determine whether any medical conditions exist, which may pose a threat to the health or safety of yourself, or others while participating in the Events. You hereby consent to the rendering of emergency first aid and other medical procedures that at the time of injury or illness seem reasonably advisable and release all Released Persons from any and all Claims on account of any such first aid or medical procedures rendered. You further understand that you will be responsible for payment for any such medical procedures.


4. Publicity Consent. You hereby grant to Aloha Tennis Association/Club, its successors and assigns, the right to record, use, publish, sell and distribute your photograph, image, appearance, voice, video, actions and other likeness of you, whether taken, developed or otherwise acquired by Aloha Tennis Association/Club in connection with the Events, without compensation, for any purpose and through any medium, and agree that Aloha Tennis Association shall be the sole owner and copyright holder thereof.


5. Rules and Regulations. You hereby agree to abide by all applicable rules and regulations, and codes of the Aloha Tennis Association/Club and the Events, as the same as may be adopted by the Aloha Tennis Association/Club, as well as all state and federal laws.


6. Binding Effect. This Release shall be binding upon the parties hereto and their heirs, administrators, representatives, executors, successors and assigns. This Release shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Hawaii.


7. Parental Consent. If you are under 18 years of age, parents or legal guardian must provide a signed Release on behalf of the participant by mail to Aloha Tennis Open Director, PO Box 277, Kamuela HI, 96743.




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