USTA Southern’s The “Good Chase” Sportsmanship Race

Grand Prize- A trip for two to the 2024 US Open

USTA Southern is proud to announce the “Good Chase” Sportsmanship Race to the 2024 US Open. The race is designed to promote good sportsmanship and a positive environment for all who participate in tennis. The “Good Chase” ultimate winner will earn a Grand Prize trip for two to the 2024 US Open.

Players will also have 4 additional opportunities to earn unique experiences to some the most prestigious Professional Tournaments in the country including The Atlanta Open, The CreditOne Charleston Open, The DelrayBeach Open, and the Winston-Salem Open, as well and any players that receive 5 or more nominations will receive custom USTA Southern sportsmanship bag tags. Each state in the south will also be rewarding a $30 Tenniswarehouse gift certificate to each month’s nominations leader for Good Sportsmanship. There has never been a more rewarding time to display great sportsmanship! Read below for more details.

How To Vote:


Log in to the Match Tennis App if you already have an account.


If you do not yet have an account, click the “Sign Up Now” button below to create your free Match Tennis App account.

  • Use the Free Basic Version forever after premium trial
    One account per family
  • Important – Ensure that you input your player’s USTA number on the registration process to associate the event with your new account.

    STEP 2

    After Signing in, from the top of the Match Tennis App homepage, click the “Vote” button to cast your sportsmanship vote.


    From the tournament details page of the event click the blue sportsmanship button and cast your vote.


    STEP 3

    Cast your vote by selecting a player from the dropdown and hit the submit button



    Grand Prize– Winner receives trip for two to the 2024 US Open. Includes Tickets (Arthur Ashe Stadium), Flights (up to $800), and Hotel ($500 grant).

    Players with 5 nominations receive USTA Southern Sportsmanship Bag Tags.

    Monthly Prizes: Every month, the individual with the most nominations from each state within the USTA Southern Section will receive a $30 Tennis Warehouse gift certificate. To ensure fairness, nominations for each state reset to zero at the start of a new month.

    Mega Prizes: The Good Chase Sportsmanship Race offers participants the opportunity to win Mega Prizes, which are premium tournament experiences at select 2024 professional tennis tournaments. These prizes are awarded based on accumulated nominations within specified periods leading up to each event After the nomination cutoff for each Mega Prize, known as the ”Freeze Selection Date,” nomination counts for that specific prize will reset to zero. This allows participants who have not won a Mega Prize to compete afresh for the next Mega Prize. While a participant can only win one Mega Prize, they remain in contention for the Grand Prize. 


    The Grand Prize winner to the 2024 US Open will be selected from nominations received from November 15, 2023- July 31, 2024.

    Monthly state winners will be selected each month from nominations received the previous month. 

    Mega PrizeDelray Beach Open

    • Nomination Open Date: November 15, 2023
    • Includes: Two tickets for Saturday, February 10, 2024, providing access to Stadium Court Reserved Seating. Tickets are non-transferable and may not be resold.
    • Event Dates: February 9-18, 2024
    • Freeze Selection Date: January 10, 2024

    Mega PrizeCredit One Charleston Open

    • Nomination Open Date: January 11, 2024
    • Includes: Two Tickets. Tickets are non-transferable and may not be resold.
    • Event Dates: April 1-7, 2024
    • Freeze Selection Date: March 02, 2024

    Mega PrizeAtlanta Open

    • Nomination Open Date: March 03, 2024
    • Includes: Winner’s choice of either Suite tickets for up to four individuals or four Inner Circle tickets (inclusive of complimentary food and drink) valid for any daytime session from Monday to Saturday. Tickets are non-transferable and may not be resold.
    • Event Dates: July 20 – 28, 2024
    • Freeze Selection Date: June 20, 2024

    Mega PrizeWinston-Salem Open

    • Nomination Open Date: June 21, 2024
    • Includes: Two tickets for two sessions, valid anytime from Monday-Thursday, August 19-22, 2024. Tickets are non-transferable and may not be resold.
    • Event Dates: August 17-24, 2024
    • Freeze Selection Date: July 18, 2024


    Who can vote?

    Players, parents, tournament staff, and coaches are entitled to nominate up to 3 players at each individual tournament held within the USTA Southern section who has exemplified outstanding sportsmanship during the designated contest period.

    Who is eligible to participate?

    Any player competing in USTA L3-L7 or Jr Circuit tournaments within the USTA Southern section during the designated contest period is eligible to participate in the USTA Southern’s The “Good Chase” Sportsmanship Race.

    Rules and Regulations:

      1. Family members cannot vote for their own family. 
      2. Players cannot vote for themselves.
      3. For equity and fairness, each player will be capped at 5 nominations per tournament with an allowance of one additional nomination given to the player or players who received the most nominations in an event, for a possible total maximum of 6 nominations per event.
      4. All players who accumulate a minimum of 5 nominations between November 15, 2023 – July 31, 2024, will receive a sportsmanship bag tag in recognition of their exemplary sportsmanship. 
      5. The player who receives the most approved nominations between November 15, 2023 – July 31, 2024, will receive the Grand Prize Trip for two to the 2024 US Open.  
      6. If a player receives a code violation, 2x the number of code violation points will be deducted from their accumulative nominations points to date in conjunction with the removal of nominations received from the coded event. 
      7. If a player receives a 2nd code violation, they will be automatically removed from the Good Chase US Open Sportsmanship Race for the year.
      8. All nominations received are subject to validation by the USTA Southern Sportsmanship Committee 
      9. Each player, parent, coach or tournament official may only nominate up to three players per tournament and may replace that vote at any time during the tournament up through the last day of the tournament. 
      10. To be eligible, a player must hold an active membership with the USTA Southern Section and must have competed in at least one tournament that is officially sanctioned by the USTA Southern Section during the contest period between November 15, 2023 – July 31,2024. Participation must be verifiable through official tournament records. This requirement ensures that all contestants are engaged in competitive play within the USTA Southern Section during the timeframe of the contest.
      11. The Sportsmanship Award System is an optional feature vvith1n the Match Tennis App and is not required for participation in USTA tournaments. The USTA Southern Section and Match Tennis App shall not be held responsible for the conduct of individual players or the outcome of any matches. Awards are subject to availability and may be substituted with a similar item at the discretion of the Southern Section or sponsor. The USTA Southern Section and Match Tennis App reserve the right to modify or cancel the Sportsmanship Award System at any time without notice. By using the Sportsmanship Award System, users agree to be bound by all applicable rules and regulations governing the Award system.
      12. This Awards program shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia without giving effect to its conflict of law principles. Any legal action or proceeding arising under this agreement will be brought exclusively in an appropriate federal or state court located in or encompassing Gwinnett County in the State of Georgia, and the participants hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue therein for purposes of any dispute in connection with the Sportsmanship Award System.


      Grand Prize Tie Break:

      1. If there is a tie for the Grand Prize or the Mega Prize, the winner will be selected based on the following criteria: 

        1. A number will be computed by counting the number of tournaments where the player received the highest number of nominations. This count will be compared to other tied players to determine the winner.
        2. The total number of nominations received by a player throughout the entire time period, exceeding the maximum limit of 5 nominations per tournament, will be considered if there is still a tie after the first criteria is evaluated. 
        3. In the event there is still a tie, a winner will be drawn from the remaining eligible contestants


        The total number of nominations is calculated by multiplying the number of participants by the number of opportunities to participate and the number of nominations per opportunity: 

        6500 participants x 12 opportunities x 5 nominations per opportunity = 390,000 total nominations 

        To calculate the odds of winning, we divide the number of winning nominations by the total number of nominations: 

        1 winning nomination / 390,000 total nominations = 0.0002564 or 0.02564% Therefore, the odds of winning the contest are approximately 0.02564%.

          Officials/Referees/Non-VTD Directors

          Please follow these steps to nominate a player for good sportsmanship.


          1. Register for free Match Tennis App
          2. Search in MTA (by Tournament ID or Tournament Name)
          3. Save Tournament to My Events
          4. From the tournament page click the Sportsmanship button to cast votes

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