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Junior Tournament Criteria

 

These criteria are specifically designed for the convenience of USTA Georgia tournament staff and should be reviewed before or while you are in the process of organizing and conducting your current events.  If you are unable to find the answer to your tournament questions, please contact the USTA Georgia office during normal business hours.


 

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2022 Junior Tournament Levels and Requirements for USTA Georgia Sanctioned Tournaments

 

Tournament Levels

Match Play  Format

Maximum Entry Fees/Sanction Fees

Draw Type

Draw Size

Entry Deadline For Event

Level 7

(Low Level Intermediate)

 One Day Tournament

 Singles: Two short sets to 4, 7 point match tiebreak at one set all

Doubles: One standard tiebreak set to 6, 7 point tiebreak at 6 games all

Boys, Girls, Coeds, Mixed draws allowed

Shorter formats allowed for inclement weather: one set to 4, 7 point tiebreak at 4 all OR one 10 point tiebreak game

 

Max Entry Fees  (Fee Received Per Player)

 

 Singles: $36.79 ($35)

Doubles: $18.65 ($17.50)

 

Sanction Fee: $40

 

Singles:

Compass

Round Robin

Round Robin w/playoffs

            

             Doubles:

Single Elimination

 

Singles:

8/16 player Compass

16 draw for Round Robins – split into groups of 4

Doubles:

  16 Team  Draw

 

Entries close at 5:59 p.m. ET on the Tuesday prior to the event start date

Level 6

(Intermediate)

 Two/Three Day Tournament*

Singles: Best of three tiebreak sets with a 10-Point Match Tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd set

Doubles: 8 game pro-set with a 7 point tiebreak at 8 all

Doubles Only Tournament: Best of three tiebreak sets with a 10-Point Match Tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd set

Shorter formats allowed for inclement weather: Two short sets to 4, 7 point match tiebreak at one set all OR one 10 point tiebreak game

 

Max Entry Fees (Fee Received Per Player)

    Singles: $52.33                   ($50)

Offer Singles and doubles: $57.51 ($55)

 

Doubles:

$29.02 ($27.50)

 

Sanction Fee: $40

 

 

     Singles:

     Compass, FIC -16, FICQ, Modified FIC, Round Robin, Round Robin w/playoffs

Doubles: 

Single  Elimination unless Doubles only tournament than other draw types apply

 

Singles:

16/32 Player Draw -

If more than 16 players then split draws

 

Doubles:

32 Player/16 Teams Draw

Entries close at 5:59 p.m. ET on the Monday prior to the event start date

          Level 5

Open and Closed

(High Level Intermediate)

Level 5 tournaments are governed by USTA Southern Rules and Regulations

Three Day Tournament

Singles:

Feed-In-Consolation FIC-R16 or FIC-Q for Singles

Best of three tiebreak sets with a 10-Point Match Tiebreak inlieuofthe3rdset

Curtis Consolation with 3/4 Playoff **

Best of three tiebreak sets with a 10-Point Match Tie-break in lieu of the 3rd set

Flighted Draws

Best of three tiebreak sets with a 10-Point Match Tie-break in lieu of the 3rd set

Doubles: Single Elimination for Doubles.

Doubles: 8 game pro-set with a 7 point set tiebreak at 8-all. All doubles players must play in the same division as they do in singles.

 

 

 

**Use of the 64 Curtis Consolation Draw on Level 5’s must be approved by the USTA Southern office.

Max Entry Fees  (Fee Received Per Player)

                         Singles:

    Hard Court:

$73.06 ($70)

Clay Court:

$83.42 ($80)

  Indoor Court:

$93.78 ($90)

 

Doubles:

 Hard Court:

 $36.79 ($35.00)

        Clay Court:

    $41.97 ($40.00)

  Indoor Court:

  $47.15 ($45.00)

 

Sanction Fee: $40

 

 

Singles:

 

FIC – with 3/4 Playoff

OR

4 draws of 8 (Flighted) or 2 draws of 16 (Flighted)

 

Curtis Consolation with 3/4 Playoff**

 

Doubles:

 Single Elimination with 3/4 Playoff

 

For Flighted Draws:

4 draws of 8 with 3/4 Playoff

or

2 draws of 16 with 3/4 play-off

(Single Elimination)

 

Singles:

 

32 FIC -R16/QF

or

Flighted Draw

 

64 Curtis Consolation Draw

 

 

 

 

Doubles:

 

32 Player Draw

         OR

    16 Player           Draw

 

Entries close at 5:59 p.m. ET on the Sunday prior to the event start date.

 

 

 

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Tournament Application Requirements and Helpful Hints

 

USTA Junior Circuits are events that do not receive ranking points and can be used for players 5-18 using orange, green or yellow ball. To create a USTA Junior Circuit event, go to the tournament module in your organization’s serve account and then click add tournament and then select junior and then scroll to Junior Circuit. Junior Circuits can be added throughout the year. Sanction and administration fees have been waived.

 

There are several ways to offer Junior Circuits.

 

  1. Add as a 10&Under Green/Orange event to your scheduled tournament. Choose same date.
  1. Offer a match play opportunity to players aged 5-18 on weekends that you are not hosting a scheduled tournament. This can include orange and green ball events.
  1. Offer a Grand Prix event for Advanced Green Ball players – by request only

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Below are examples of some USTA Junior Circuits being offered: 

 

July 30-31

USTA Junior Circuit - Chateau Elan Junior Circuit*

USTA Junior Circuit - UTA Tennis Summer Super CHPS 10&Under Green*

USTA Junior Circuit - Artismoments Back to School 10U-18U Tournament*

USTA Junior Circuit - Sandy Springs 10’s Green and Orange

USTA Junior Circuit - Artismoments Makin' Waves Grand Prix*

 

 

Residency: All sections will have the same residency requirements as described below.

Declaration of Residency - Junior Players Living Within the Geographic Boundaries of the USTA. A player shall declare residency for the purposes of playing in junior tournaments. - Assignment to a Sectional Association shall be determined based on the geographic boundaries assigned to the Sectional Associations in the USTA Bylaws.

- If applicable, assignment to a District Association shall be determined based on the geographic boundaries assigned to the District Association in the Sectional Association’s Bylaws.

- Players may change residency no more than once per calendar year. If a player desires to change residency more than once per calendar year, the player must request a waiver from the USTA Regulations.

- A player may be the resident of only one Sectional Association and one District Association at any given time.

- The physical address of a boarding school, including a tennis academy may be a player’s residency if the player is enrolled and residing at the school or academy.

Declaration of Residency - US Citizens Living Abroad. A junior player who is a US citizen living abroad may declare residency for the purposes of playing in junior tournaments by submission of a request for an assignment to a specific Sectional Association and, if applicable, a specific District Association, within the boundaries of that Association. This residency eligibility is exempt from the requirements of a player living within the geographic boundaries of the USTA.

Enforcement of Residency Provisions. Any challenge to a junior player’s residence may be addressed through a Request for a Waiver or through the grievance procedures of USTA Bylaw43.

Selection for Teams. A player is eligible to be selected for a team only by the Sectional Association (and, if applicable, District Association) in which the player resides, or in the case of a US citizen living abroad, to which the player has declared residency.

Management of Residency and Eligibility. It is the preference that the management of eligibility with respect to residency, age and citizenship eligibility be handled through the USTA and not by each Sectional Association, with proof of citizenship/alien status only required when a player first desires to enter a Level 4 tournament (the lowest tournament level at which citizenship/alien status is required).

 

Ranking System:

• A player’s ranking and standing will be based on the player’s best 6 singles and best 6 doubles results during the previous 12 month period and will be calculated in the same manner as the national system currently calculates rankings with respect to: combined ranking (15% doubles); bonus points; counting points up; points counting down; treatment of defaults, withdrawals, walkovers, retirements, byes; minimum win requirement; breaking ties.

• When ranking lists are used for selection, the National Standings Lists will be the lists used and there will be no minimum point requirement to be selected. In the case of Closed Section and District tournaments, the National Standings Lists will be used, but only players from the Section or Districts will be selected.

• Standings Lists (both National and filtered by Section/District) will be published at least monthly.

• For Level 4s and up, the system will filter out players that don’t meet the US Citizenship or alien requirements.

• The ranking system will facilitate the counting of ranking points for coed tournaments and mixed doubles. In the case of mixed doubles, these points will count towards a player’s Individual Doubles Ranking.

 

Sectional Quota List: Sectional Quota Lists will be based on the player’s best 6 singles and best 6 doubles results during the previous 12-month period, except that no more than 3 singles and 3 doubles results can be from tournaments sanctioned by an entity other than the Sectional Association. Section Quota Lists will be published at least monthly. This list will be used to select players to fill quota spots in applicable USTA National Championships (Clays, Hards, Winters). Sectional Associations with Districts that currently endorse players to Sectional Championships shall create a selection process for Sectionals that eliminates endorsement, does not require play in a minimum number of tournaments or specific tournaments, and has a quota list criteria similar to the national quota list criteria. Sections may incorporate a waiver or wild card process for up to 2 players per division to appear on a Sectional Quota List.

 

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