The Players Tab is where tournament players are managed. Registered players may be synchronized with remote servers; additional players may be created, added from the local database or removed from the tournament; players may also be signed in or out of the tournament.
Once players have been added to a tournament other options appear…
Synchronizing Registered Players
Remote Registration Systems
Organization Keys can configure CourtHive/TMX to retrieve players registered for tournaments from remote servers.
If an Organization Key has been entered, clicking on the Refresh Icon checks the remote server for newly registered players.
Context Clicking on the Refresh Icon replaces any existing list with an up-to-date list of registered players from the server.
If a remote server has not been defined by an Organization Key then the players for a tournament may be synchronized with a Google Sheet. Click the Set Link icon to enter the website address (URL) of the sheet you wish to associate with a tournament.
Google Sheets for Tournament Registration may also be automatically generated by services such as JotForm.
Adding Players from Spreadsheet Files
When no remote registration system or google sheet has been defined, you can Load Players from the local filesystem.
The dialogue that appears allows you to drag/drop files or browse the local file system.
Spreadsheet Template / UTR Ratings List
When using the UTR Ratings List, players appearing on the Matched Players tab will automatically be imported into the tournament, along with their current ratings.
Adding Players from the Local Database
If there are players in the local player database they may be added to the tournament using the Search Box.
Sign-In and Sign-Out
The simplest way to sign-in or sign-out players is to click on the player’s name.
In the upper right of the Players Tab there are gender filters which enable the player list to be filtered. These filters can be used when printing player lists or signing in players, since for many tournaments Male and Female players sign in at different times.
The players list can be filtered by age and rating categories using the selector on the upper left of the tab.
Modifying Rankings and Ratings
Once players have been added to a tournament, a Rankings Icon appears to the right of the Category Filter. If player rankings or ratings need to be modified, click the Rankings Icon to enter edit mode.
Ranking by Ratings
Clicking the Ratings Column Header presents the option to rank players by their ratings.
Player rankings can be modified either before or after players have been signed in.
Once players have been signed in, TMX checks to see whether there are players with equivalent rankings. If any players have equivalent rankings, an additional entry box appears next to those players’ rankings where a “subranking” may be entered to differentiate such players for seeding purposes.
Printing / PDFs
If there are players registered for a tournament, a PDF Icon appears next to the Gender Filters.
Clicking the PDF Icon presents a choice of printing a Singles Sign-In Sheet, a Doubles Sign-In Sheet, or a Player List.
Editing, Identifying and Deleting Players
Context Clicking on a player presents a number of options for modifying player data.
Editing player attributes changes only instances where the player appears in the Tournament Record.
The Local Database is not affected.
Sometimes an incorrect player (perhaps the wrong birth year) is added to a tournament. The Identify Player option enables all instances of a player within a tournament to be replaced with the correct player record.
Identify Player & Merge
Retains existing player attributes which are not replaced by the master record when a player is Identified.
Players who have not been approved for any tournament events may be deleted.