Welcome to the New Orleans Jr. Summer Open (LTA Level 5
tournament) hosted by A's & Aces! Below is important
information regarding our event:
Player Selection Type
DRAWS - have been posted on Thursday. Please check when your
All participants MUST sign a USTA Medical
Release Form before they step on the court. Please have your form
completed when checking-in. Go to
fill the form, and bring it with you. Thank you.
The tournament desk number is: 504-615-9062.
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
Once the tournament starts, please use the tournament desk
number(s) (check back on Friday, August 7) as the best way to
contact us. Emails cannot 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 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 tournament balls
A's & Aces' partner - the New Orleans Recreation Development
Commission - provides its beautiful facility to host our
Open and novice divisions (or also referred to as Ranked and
If a player is able to rally, serve and keep score, unranked
divisions in level 5 tournaments are a good way to begin playing
competitive tennis. Unlike Open divisions, ranking points are not
earned for matches won in unranked divisions. If you have any
questions, please feel free to email us at
Important information regarding this tournament
Tournament play will begin on Friday, August 7, 2015, for draws
with entries greater than 8 players. Otherwise, play will begin
Saturday morning. Play will conclude on Sunday, August 9,
The BG 14-18 divisions will only have 'Open' singles division. The
BG 10s and 12s divisions will have 'Open' and ''Unranked" singles
divisions, but only 1 doubles division (no differentiation between
Open and Novice for doubles) for each age group. The 8 & under
division only has unranked (novice) singles.
A Subway store is located a few blocks from the tennis center at
9954 Lake Forest Blvd.
When signing up for doubles, you must enter your partner's USTA
number. Also, BOTH partners must sign up indicating each other as
partners or they cannot be placed into the draw because we cannot
assume you are playing doubles if your partner lists you as his/her
partner but you do not sign up.
If you would like us to try to find you a doubles partner, please
email us as soon as possible (no later than by Sunday, August 2) at
Doubles will be played on Saturday and Sunday. The singles draws
will be posted on Thursday, August 6th, and the doubles draws as
soon thereafter as possible, but at least by Friday.
Attention Boys and Girls 12's Unranked (Novice)
The Louisiana Tennis Association has passed a new tournament
regulation regarding the 12's. The unranked (novice) 12's will use
the green dot ball in all their matches. If you have any questions
feel free to email Administration@AsAndAces.org .
Special Rules for Boys and Girls 10's and 8's
The BG 10s division will be played on the 60' court with orange
balls. Players must use rackets no longer than 25".
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.
Monday, 8/3 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, 8/4: Entries processed
Thursday, 8/6: Draws posted
Friday, 8/7: Tournament play will begins for big draws only (draws
with more than 8 players)
Saturday, 8/8: Tournament play begins for all other draws,
Sunday, 8/9: Final day of the tournament. All play concludes that
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, August 3, 2015 is
the deadline (1 minute before midnight) and the entries will be
processed on Tuesday, which is when your credit card will be
Be prepared to play all weekend. 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 Open (ranked) divisions will play 2 out of 3
full sets in the main draw, but a 3rd set tiebreaker to 10 winning
by 2 for the consolation rounds.
Boys and Girls 12s unranked (novice) divisions will play 2 sets
with a 3rd set match tiebreaker (first to 10 points winning by 2)
in lieu of the 3rd set, for both main draw and consolation
Boys and Girls 10s open (ranked) and unranked (novice) will play
sets to 4 with a 7-point tiebreaker at 4-4. The sets will use no ad
scoring. If they split sets, there is a 7-point tiebreaker played
in place of the third set. NO coaching allowed before the 3rd set
There is no 3/4 playoffs in the singles (in 12s-18s divisions) or
the doubles (all divisions).
Boys and Girls 12s-18s doubles will play an 8-game pro-set.
Boys and Girls 10s doubles will play a 6-game pro-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
fill the form, and bring it with you. Thank you.
Seeding is done for Open (ranked) divisions only. Unraked (novice)
divisions do not have seeds.
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
Refund Policy: Once the deadline for withdrawing and receiving a
refund has passed (Monday, August 3 at 11:59 pm), there are no
Thanks! We look forward to seeing you at the
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
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,
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Monday, August 3, 2015 11:59:00 PM Central Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
In the future, you can jump straight to this tournament by entering the tournament identification number: 700054515 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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