Below are some frequently asked questions that some participants might have. If you have any unanswered questions, please feel free to contact our tournament director!

Every player is guaranteed three matches. However, the more you win, the more you play. Many teams will play 4 or 5 matches. It is possible your team could play up to 6 matches!

Besides the obvious (tennis racket, tennis shoes), here are a few things we recommend each player bring the day of the tournament:

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat and/or sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Refillable water bottle(s)
  • Snack food: granola, fruit, energy bars, etc
  • Foldable chair
  • Change of clothes

A compass draw is a tournament format that allows for a minimum of three matches, allowing players to find their appropriate spot in the draw so at least one match is close. The McKinley Mixed will run the following draws:

  • Main
  • Consolation – where you go when you lose in the main draw
  • Reprieve – for those that won a match in the main draw and then lost
  • Consolation Reprieve – for those having a tough day but still wanting a good match 

All tennis enthusiasts are welcome to play the McKinley Mixed. However, most players will be strong 4.0s and up. Recent main draw champions have been active Division 1 college players.

The tournament will be providing some snacks and water. Colectivo is located next to the McKinley tennis courts, and offers small snacking options as well as full meals.

No! We will not require USTA membership to register for the tournament..

Please see our hotel recommendations on the Visiting Milwaukee page. If hotels aren’t your thing, let us know and we’ll try to find you housing. Milwaukee tennis players are pretty friendly and welcoming.