COURTS ARE ALMOST DRY, YOU CAN START HEADING TO THE TENNIS CENTER. WE ARE ABLE TO PUT MATCHES ON AS SOON AS PLAYERS GET HERE. IF YOUR MATCH WAS AT 8AM, WE CAN PUT YOUR MATCH ON AS EARLY AT 10AM.
6:15AM UPDATE: Due to weather, all matches are moved back by three hours
(e.g., 8am matches become 11am matches).
Please check this site periodically for updates. Next update expected around
During the tournament, important updates will be posted here (e.g., notice of rain delays, related match time changes, etc.).
Welcome to the Crescent City Open for 12s Green Ball players and 8s Red Ball players (LTA Level 6 tournament) hosted by A's & Aces! This event also contains a STA/LTA Level 5 tournament with the 10U division (Green Level 1 and Orange level 2& 1 within the new Youth Progression system parameters) - go to http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=196715#&&s=0.
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 - (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. Important info (e.g., notice of rain delays, related match time changes, etc.) will be posted at the top of this page.
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.
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 will be provided to all tournament players!
Other lunch/snack recommendation: A Subway store is located a few blocks from the tennis center at 9954 Lake Forest Blvd.
Sunday, 6/25 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.
Monday, 6/26: Entries processed
Tuesday, 6/27: Draws posted
Thursday, 6/29: Tournament play begins and concludes for small draws.
Friday, 6/30: In the case of rain/larger draws, this will be the final day of the tournament. All play must conclude 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, Sunday, June 25, 2017 is the deadline (1 minute before midnight) and the entries will be processed on Monday, which is when your credit card will be charged.
Be prepared to play both days (June 29 and 30) although this event is designed to be a one day event. However, in the case of inclement weather or larger draws, matches will be played on Friday (June 30) as well. 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.
Scoring & Format
Considering the goal to make this a One-Day tournament, and considering the sizes of draws, as well as the heat, humidity and rain forecasts, the following scoring formats will be used:
All boys 10s orange matches (and the girls 10s orange level II) will consist of one set, using no add scoring, with a 7-point tiebreaker played at 6-6.
All boys and girls green 12s matches will consist of one set, using no add scoring, with a 7 point tiebreaker played at 6-6.
The girls 1Os green match and the girls level I orange match will consist of 2 of 3 short sets, using no add scoring, with a 7-point tiebreaker played at 4-4, and, if necessary, a 7-point tiebreaker in lieu of a third-set.
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. It is going to be very hot!!
Rain Policy: In the event of rain, the tournament will reschedule matches accordingly through the two days. Everyone should prepare to play under the lights if need be. 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.