ALL DRAWS AND SCHEDULES ARE NOW POSTED. REMEMBER TO BRING
MANDATORY USTA Medical Release Form WHEN YOU CHECK
Player Selection Type
NOTE: ALL DRAWS WILL START ON SATURDAY. NO PLAY ON FRIDAY.
The 8's division will be played on Saturday between 11am-and
MANDATORY USTA Medical Release Form
MUST sign a USTA Medical Release Form before they step on the
court. Please bring your completed form when you check in. To
download the form, go to (i.e., copy and paste the following link)
fill the form, and bring it with you. Thank you.
Welcome to the NOLA Summer Jr. Open (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
Once the tournament starts, please use the tournament desk
number(s) (TBD) 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:
Partners: New Orleans
Recreation Development Commission, United States Tennis Association
In-Kind Donors: Second Serve, The Advocate
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.
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.
Lunch recommendation: A Subway store is located
a few blocks from the tennis center at 9954 Lake Forest Blvd.
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.
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.
Monday, August 01, 2016 11:59 PM (Central Time): 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, 8/02: Entries processed
Thursday, 8/04: Draws posted
Friday, 8/05: Tournament play begins (Depending on size of draws,
play in some draws may begin _Friday afternoon.) All other play
will start on Saturday.
Sunday, 8/07: 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 01, 2016
11:59 PM (Central Time) 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. 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.
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.
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, August 01, 2016 11:59 PM Central Time),
there are no refunds.
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 1, 2016 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: 700094516 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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