Welcome to the NOLA Spring Jr.
Grand Prix for 12s Green Ball players and 8s Red Ball players (LTA Level 6 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.
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
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
Scoring & Format
Boys and Girls 12s Green Ball divisions will play
two tiebreak sets with a 10 point tiebreak in lieu of a third set.
The BG 8s will be played on the 36' court with
red balls and rackets no longer than 23".
With sufficient entries, there will be boys and
girls draws. Otherwise, BG 8s will be a co-ed event. The format will be round-robin.
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
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
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
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 &
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.