Welcome to the NOLA Spring Jr. Grand Prix (STA/LTA Level 5 tournament) hosted by A's & Aces! Below is important information regarding our event:
The best way to communicate with us before this tournament is by email, NOT by phone. This is for documentation purposes and so that way we can make sure nothing gets missed. Please adhere to this request and send all questions/concerns via email to Administration@AsAndAces.org.
Once the tournament starts, please use the tournament desk number(s) (504) 487-1147) as the best way to contact us. Emails may not be checked regularly throughout the day as we are running the tournament.
The Joe Brown Park Tennis Center (JBTC on the draws) will be the main site for this tournament and is located at 5601 Read Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70127.
Pontchartrain Park and Xavier University (PP and XU on the draws) will be used only IF needed. The PP courts are located at 6520 Congress Drive, New Orleans, LA 70126 and the XU courts at 3619 Pine St., New Orleans, LA 70125.
Sponsors & Partners:
Special thanks to Second Serve Tennis Center for being the official balls sponsor for our tournaments. A's & Aces' partner - the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission - provides its beautiful facility to host our tournaments.
Lunch recommendation: A Subway store is located a few blocks from the tennis center at 9954 Lake Forest Blvd.
Monday, 4/17 at 11:59PM CST: Deadline to register for this tournament or withdraw.
To withdraw go to the tournament website (you are here right now), click "EDIT REGISTRATION" on the right side of your screen, then click "WITHDRAW". If you do not know your Confirmation #, then click "Locate Confirmation" just below the "withdraw" link. We cannot withdraw you, you must do this yourself.
Tuesday, 4/18: Entries processed
Thursday, 4/20: Draws posted
Saturday, 4/22: Tournament play begins
Sunday, 4/23: Final day of the tournament. All play concludes that day.
For parents new to tournaments
After you sign up for the tournament, your credit card will not be charged until after the deadline for everyone to register for the tournament closes. For this tournament, Monday, April 17, 2017 is the deadline (1 minute before midnight) and the entries will be processed on Tuesday, which is when your credit card will be charged.
Be prepared to play all weekend (Saturday and Sunday). With unpredictable weather, matches may have to be shortened, moved, etc., to adjust for such conditions. These tournaments are for the children, and we will do everything we can to help you with anything you do not know or need help with. Feel free to email Administration@AsAndAces.org with any questions before the tournament starts.
Please have your child check in at the tournament desk at least 30 minutes prior to your child's first scheduled match time. If courts are open, we will put your child's match on sooner and help keep the tournament on schedule. Please keep in mind that there is a 15 minute default period under USTA rules. A player who does not check in by the time he/she is scheduled to play, will be put on the clock for being late and penalized according to the rules in relation to the untimeliness. After 15 minutes, the match is then defaulted and your child will not get to play the match. This is why it is so important to check in early and plan to arrive early in case there is traffic or an accident or anything that can delay you arriving early/on-time.
Boys and Girls 12s-18s singles divisions will play two tiebreak sets with a 10 point tiebreak in lieu of a third set.
Note: With unpredictable weather, the scoring format may have to be shortened/modified.
Players need to check in for their 1st match AT LEAST 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
USTA Medical Release Form
All participants MUST sign a USTA Medical Release Form before he/she steps on the court. To expedite the check-in process, please have your form completed. Please go to (i.e., copy and paste the following link)http://louisianatennis.com/Images/Interior/med%20rel%20now.pdf, fill the form, and bring it with you. Thank you.
Water Bottles: Players are advised to bring a water bottle.
Rain Policy: In the event of rain, the tournament will reschedule matches accordingly through the weekend. Everyone should prepare to play under the lights and on Sunday. Shortened scoring formats may be used.
Refund Policy: Once the deadline for withdrawing and receiving a refund has passed (Monday, April 17, 2017, at 11:59 pm), there are no refunds.
Thanks! We look forward to seeing you at the tournament!
About A's & Aces
A's & Aces is a public charity with a mission to provide academic assistance, life skills and tennis to New Orleans public school children. For more information visit www.AsAndAces.org
Helping A's & Aces
You can donate tennis clothes, shoes, equipment, entry fees for under-resourced children who have been working to play events like this tournament. Please go to www.AsAndAces.org to donate USTA memberships and entry fees. Please email Administration@AsAndAces.org or speak with the Tournament Director to make an in-kind donation of gently-used tennis clothes, shoes, and equipment.