FIRST TIME TOURNAMENT PLAYERS AND PARENTS
Player Selection Type
Please contact Megan Preusch at the LTA office, at 225-769-0337 or
by email firstname.lastname@example.org, for any questions you may
Welcome to the A's & Aces - NORD Fall Junior Grand
Prix (STA/LTA Level 5 tournament)! Below is important
information regarding our event:
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.
Proper Tennis Attire
It is very important to check your doubles status.
You must register with a doubles partner.
Please check the Competitors List to verify you have the correct
--If you are showing correctly on the Competitors List, then you
have nothing else to do.
--If you are showing as entered in doubles and do not want to play,
please email to have your name taken off.
--If you are not showing as entered in doubles and should be,
please email to have your name added.
--If you have a partner and it is not showing, please email your
--If you do not have a partner you will be randomly paired with a
FORMAT OF PLAY
All Singles draws (12-18) will play the best two out of three
tie-break sets with a Match tie-break in lieu of the third
The 10&U division will be Green Level 1 and Orange level 2
& 1 within the new Youth Progression system parameters. Green
level 10's will play on the 78 foot court using Green Low
Compression Balls and up to 29" racquet.
Orange 1& 2 levels will play on a 60' court with orange
The required scoring format, for 10's singles matches, shall be the
best of two short sets (first to four (4) and win by two), with a
set tiebreak (first to seven (7) and win by two) at 4-4 in each
set, and a set tiebreak (first to seven (7) and win by two) in lieu
of the third set.
Note: With unpredictable weather, the scoring format may have to be
NO COACHING ALLOWED FOR 10'S DIVISIONS BECAUSE OF SHORT SETS
& 7-PT MATCH TIEBREAK
Email us ASAP if you missed the deadline. Depending on the date of
your late entry request, we may/may not be able to accommodate
MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
USTA requires a medical release SIGNED BY THEIR PARENT OR GUARDIAN
for every player. This form must be presented at the time of the
tournament registration. Please download and bring this completed
form with you, to speed up the registration process. Players are
not allowed on court without this signed release .
POINTS PER ROUND
Are tournaments weighted? The point levels per round are the
"weighting" of a tournament. Click here for more info
The Joe Brown Park Tennis Center will be the main site for
this tournament and is located at 5601 Read Boulevard, New Orleans,
Sponsors & Partners: Special thanks to Second Serve
Tennis Center for being the official balls sponsor for our
tournaments. The New Orleans Recreation Development
Commission provides its beautiful facility to host our
Kiwanis Dawnbusters Club will provide a special cook-out for all
tournament participants on Saturday!
Monday, 11/12 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, 11/13: Entries processed
Thursday, 11/15: Draws posted
Saturday, 11/17: Tournament play begins
Sunday, 11/18: Final day of the tournament. All play concludes that
*Draws will be updated, at the very least, at the conclusion of
each day. Please continue to check draws/match times on this
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 12, 2018 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 (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 us
at Administration@asandaces.org with any questions before the
Please fill out the Tournament Evaluation form on your Tennis
Tournament experience. To complete this form, more info
WITHDRAWS / REFUND POLICY (READ CAREFULLY)
Withdrawal Prior to Entry Deadline:
Go to the Tournament website and click "Withdraw" in the "EDIT
REGISTRATION" box on the right side of your screen. From there you
can withdraw. If you do not know your Confirmation #, then click
"Locate Confirmation" just below "Withdraw." We cannot withdraw
you, you must do this yourself.
YOU WILL LOSE THE ENTRY FEE IF YOU DO NOT WITHDRAW ONLINE BEFORE
Withdrawal After Entry Deadline:
Immediately contact the tournament director to withdraw from the
tournament. You must email your withdrawal. DO NOT call to
withdraw. The email is Administration@asandaces.org. If the player
is not playing because of an injury or illness, the player shall
provide written verification of the injury or illness from a
medical professional no later than the last scheduled day of the
tournament. There are No refunds if withdrawing after registration
Defaulting during the tournament:
You must contact Tournament Director and get approval from the Head
Referee. Do not tell just anyone at the desk and think you have
properly defaulted. Unless you speak to the Head Referee in person,
it will count as a "No Show." WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY WITHDRAWALS
OVER THE PHONE! If the player is not playing because of an injury
or illness, the player shall provide written verification of the
injury or illness from a medical professional no later than the
last scheduled day of the tournament.
No refunds after registration is closed.
If you withdraw before registration closes, your credit card will
not be charged.
If you withdraw after registration closes, there are No
10 & UNDER YPP
10u Court, Racquet, and Balls
Boys and Girls 10s Green Level 1 will play on the 78 foot court
using Green Low Compression Balls. The racquet size is up to
Boys and Girls 10s Orange Level 1 and 2 will play on the 60 foot
court using Orange Low Compression balls. The racquet size is up to
The required scoring format for 10s singles matches, shall be the
best of two short sets - NO Ad Scoring (first to four (4)
and win by two), with a set tiebreak (first to seven (7) and win by
two) at 4-4 in each set, and a set tiebreak (first to seven (7) and
win by two) in lieu of the third set. NO COACHING ALLOWED
For more information about the YPP click here more info
Email us if you have questions about local accommodation.
Water Bottles: Players are advised to bring a water bottle.
Rain Policy: In the event of rain, the tournament will reschedule
matches accordingly throughout the weekend. Everyone should prepare
to play under the lights and on Sunday. Shortened scoring formats
may be used.
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
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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
(504) 487-1147) as the best way to contact us. Emails may not be
checked regularly throughout the day as we are running the
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Tuesday, November 13, 2018 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: 700095418 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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