NOTE: During the tournament, important
updates will be posted here (e.g., notice of rain delays, related match time
to the New Orleans Fall
Grand Prix (LTA-5) - 12s-18s boys and girls yellow ball divisions and 10&U division (Green Level 1 and Orange level 2&1 within
the new Youth Progression system).
The New Orleans Fall Grand Prix is an affiliated event with NOLA Fall Junior
- 12s Green and 8s Red (LTA-6) that is also hosted by A's &
Aces – to register click http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=202769
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. And, the Dawn Busters Kiwanis Club will do a
cook-out on Saturday.
Saturday lunch will be provided to all tournament players! The Dawn Busters
Kiwanis Club will do a cook-out between 11am and 1pm which will include
hamburgers and hot-dogs.
Additional lunch/snack option: A Subway store is located a few
blocks from the tennis center at 9954 Lake Forest Blvd.
Monday, November 13, 2017 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
- Tuesday, 11/14: Entries processed
- Thursday, 11/16: Draws
posted that evening
- Saturday 11/18: Tournament play begins for all draws
- Sunday, 11/19: Tournament play concludes for all draws; this will be the
final day of the tournament.
Scheduling, Check in, Rules, Formats, etc.
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 13, 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.
Check first round times when draws are posted in the evening on Thursday, November
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. Plan to
arrive early in case there is traffic or an accident or anything that can delay
you arriving early/on-time. Also, ALL
players (win or lose) must report back to the tournament desk
immediately after each match.
Players need to check in for their 1st match AT LEAST 30 minutes prior to
the scheduled time.
Boys and Girls 12s-18s singles divisions will play two tiebreak sets with a 10-point
tiebreak in lieu of a third set.
Note: With unpredictable weather, the scoring format may have to be
non-elimination format (therefore multiple matches according to the number of
entries in each draw), no-ad scoring
will be used in all matches.
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 strongly 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 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 13, 2017, at 11:59 pm), there are no refunds.
Feel free to email Administration@AsAndAces.org
with any questions before the tournament starts, or ask at the Tournament
Director at the tournament desk during the tournament.
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.