Player Selection Type
DOUBLES HAS BEEN CANCELLED- ALL DOUBLES FEES WILL BE REFUNDED
All Boys consolation matches are not before 1:30 unless you have a
scheduled match time on the draw in which case you should follow
SUNDAY MATCH UPDATES
All singles match times are posted.Consolation matches
depend on results of singles matches and times cannot be scheduled
until those matches are played. No consolation matches will begin
before noon. All consolation matches should report to the
tournament desk at noon but be prepared to wait. We will make
every effort to get the matches on as soon as possible. We
appreciate your patience.
No doubles will begin before 3 pm. All doubles matches should
check-in at the tournament desk at 3:00.
UPDATE: 2PM- We have made the decision due to continued rain that
we will cancel play for the rest of Saturday. If you were on the
court when it started raining, report on Sunday for an 8am match
time. Please check back after 7 pm (Saturday) for all other match
times for Sunday.
*As a reminder, please be at least 15 minutes early for your match.
We will be running on a tight schedule to get all the matches
completed tomorrow and will have to default anyone who isn't on
UPDATE: Play has been suspended at 12:30. Please check back at 2:30
for an update as to if we will reschedule matches or cancel matches
for the rest of the day.
MANDATORY USTA Medical Release Form
All participants MUST sign a USTA Medical Release Form before they
steps on the court. Please bring your completed form when you are
checking in. To download the form, go to (i.e., copy and paste the
fill the form, and bring it with you. Thank you.
Welcome to the NOLA Fall Jr. Open (LTA Level 5 tournament) hosted
by A's & Aces! Below is important information regarding our
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) 504-615-9062 as the best way to contact us. Emails cannot
be checked regularly throughout the day as we are running the
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:
Sponsors: Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC,
Baptist Community Ministries, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of LA
Foundation, Dorsey & Company, Little Miss Muffin.
Partners: New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, United
States Tennis Association Foundation
In-Kind Donors: Second Serve, Dawnbusters Kiwanis Club, The
Advocate, Wellness Water, Wilson
Special thanks to Second Serve Tennis Center for being the official
balls sponsor for our 2015 tournaments. A's & Aces' partner -
the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission - provides its
beautiful facility to host our tournaments.
12's singles yellow vs. green ball division (previously referred to
as Ranked and Unranked divisions)
If a player is able to rally, serve and keep score, green ball
division in level 5 tournaments is a good way to begin playing
competitive tennis. If you have any questions, please feel free to
email us at Administration@AsAndAces.org.
Important information regarding this tournament
Tournament play will begin on Friday, November 20, 2015, not before
5:30pm, for draws with entries greater than 16 players OR if the
weather forecast for either Saturday or Sunday projects rain, then
draws with entries greater than 8 players may begin on Friday.
Otherwise, play will begin Saturday morning. Play will conclude on
Sunday, November 22, 2015.
The Dawn Busters Kiwanis Club will cook hamburgers and hot dogs for
lunch on Saturday. Players will each receive a ticket for a free
hamburger or hot dog at check-in.
Lunch recommendation: 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, November 15)
Doubles will be played on Saturday and Sunday. The singles draws
will be posted on Thursday, November 19, and the doubles draws as
soon thereafter as possible, but at least by Friday.
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, 11/16 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, 11/17: Entries processed
Thursday, 11/19: Draws posted
Friday, 11/20: Tournament play begins for large draws, not before
Saturday, 11/21: Tournament play begins for all other draws,
Sunday, 11/22: 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, November 16, 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 singles 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 10s singles division 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 tiebreaker.
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.
Note: With unpredictable weather, the scoring format may have to be
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
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
Refund Policy: Once the deadline for withdrawing and receiving a
refund has passed (Monday, November 16 at 11:59 pm), there are no
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,
Player Selection Type
No Selection Process. All registered players will be
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, November 16, 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: 700056615 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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