Media Welcome Letter
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State Tournament Media Information: The following information is
provided to assist the media covering the OHSAA boys tennis state
tournament. Please contact Tim Stried (firstname.lastname@example.org or
614-267-2502, ext. 124) at the OHSAA office if you have additional
questions. Pairings and additional information will be posted on the
OHSAA web site the week of the state tournament.
Your Hosts: State tournament manager Ken Kaiser, OHSAA Assistant
Commissioner Roxanne Price, OHSAA sports information assistant Kristin
Daugherty (email@example.com or 614-267-2502, ext. 127) and OHSAA
Director of Information Services Tim Stried (firstname.lastname@example.org or
614-267-2502, ext. 124).
Friday, May 31 – First round and quarterfinals
Saturday, June 1 – Semifinals and finals
Location: The Ohio State University Outdoor Varsity Tennis Courts
Inclement Weather Location: Elysium Tennis Center in Plain City.
The address is 7637 Commerce Place, Plain City, OH 43064. The phone
number is 614-873-8749. The website is www.ElysiumTennis.com.
Pairings: Will be posted on the OHSAA web site no later than noon
on Tuesday, June 4.
Times and Format: Play begins both days at 9 a.m. with Division I
singles players followed by Division II singles players followed by
Credentials: There is no official credential application form to
submit to the OHSAA for the boys tennis state tournament and no other
advance registration is needed. Media members shall show their company
identification (ID badge or letter from editor/supervisor) at the main
gate to sign in and receive a media packet containing a credential,
weekly press release, welcome letter and program.
Parking: There is no charge to park and there is no designated
media parking lot.
Media Work Space: There are a limited number of seats for media
available in the covered grandstand area on a first-come, first-served
basis. There is no other designated work area for media and there are no
hard-wired internet connections or telephone lines. Wireless internet
access is available at the courts. Play should end in plenty of time
each day to allow media to go home or to another local establishment to
Results: Results will be posted on the OHSAA web site as soon as
possible following each day’s competition. Results will also be posted
in the Associated Press Marketplace for AP members.
Photographs Available: Media outlets unable to send a
photographer to a state tournament are encouraged to use the OHSAA’s
official photographer, Impact Action Sports Photography, for their photo
needs. Their website is www.ImpactActionPhotos.com (click on the media
request form). Contact Joe Maiorana (email@example.com) or Ben
Barnes (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Note on Media Credentials: Note that parents, school or “team”
photographers and coaches may not receive media credentials to OHSAA
state tournaments. Media outlets found to request credentials for these
individuals could have reduced access at future state tournaments.