future, you can jump straight to this tournament by entering the tournament
identification number: 700110517 from the searchable schedule homepage.
FIRST TIME TOURNAMENT PLAYERS AND PARENTS
contact Megan Preusch at the LTA office, at 225-769-0337 or by email
firstname.lastname@example.org, for any questions you may have.
Welcome to the A's & Aces - NORD Spring Jr. Grand Prix presented by IBERIABANK (STA/LTA Level 5 tournament) hosted by A's & Aces! 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.
Note: With unpredictable weather, the scoring format may
have to be shortened/modified.
Checking in Players
need to check in for their 1st match AT LEAST 30 minutes prior to the scheduled
Proper Tennis Attire
very important to check your doubles status.
register with a doubles partner.
Orange Level 1 and 2 Doubles, you will receive no stars or trophies.
Level 1 Doubles, you will not receive stars or trophies but you will receive
Southern and Louisiana Standing points.
check the Competitors List to verify you have the correct Doubles Status:
are showing correctly on the Competitors List, then you have nothing else to
are showing as entered in doubles and do not want to play, please email to have
your name taken off.
are not showing as entered in doubles and should be, please email to have your
have a partner and it is not showing, please email your partners name.
do not have a partner you will be randomly paired with a partner.
FORMAT OF PLAY
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 set.
The 10U 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.
& 2 levels will play on a 60’ court with orange balls.
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.
scoring may be used in the Main Draw to catch up after weather delays.
NO COACHING ALLOWED FOR 10’S DIVISIONS
BECAUSE OF SHORT SETS & 7-PT MATCH TIEBREAK
NO LATE ENTRY AFTER WEDNESDAY, 4/3 6:00PMA LATE ENTRY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF THE SEEDS WOULD BE AFFECTED.
SHOULD A LATE ENTRY BE OFFERED A SPOT, A $20 LATE FEE WILL BE CHARGED IN ADDITION TO THE ENTRY FEE.
MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
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
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"weighting" of a tournament. Click here for more
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. THANK YOU!
recommendation: A Subway store is located a few blocks from the tennis center
at 9954 Lake Forest Blvd.
Tuesday, 4/3 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.
Wednesday, 4/4: Entries processed
Thursday, 4/5: Draws posted
Saturday, 4/7: Tournament play begins
Sunday, 4/8: Final day of the tournament. All play concludes
will be updated, at the very least, at the conclusion of each day. Please
continue to checks draws/match times on this site.
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, April 2, 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 Alvin.Varnado@yahoo.com with any questions before the
Please fill out the Tournament Evaluation form on your Tennis Tournament
experience. To complete this form, more
WITHDRAWS / REFUND POLICY (READ CAREFULLY)
Withdrawal Prior to Entry Deadline:
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 REGISTRATION CLOSES.
Withdrawal After Entry Deadline:
contact the tournament director to withdraw from the tournament. You must email your withdrawal. DO NOT call to withdraw. The email is Alvin.Varnado@yahoo.com. 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 closes.
Defaulting during the tournament:
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
ENTER FACILITY RULES HERE
after registration is closed.
If you withdraw before registration closes,
your credit card will not be charged.
withdraw after registration closes, there are No Refunds.
10 & UNDER YPP
10u Court, Racquet, and Balls
Girls 10s Green Level 1 will play on the 78 foot court using Green Low
Compression Balls. The racquet size is up to 29".
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 25”.
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
Notes 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 be used.
Refund Policy: Once the deadline for withdrawing and
receiving a refund has passed (Monday, April 4, 2018, at 11:59 pm), there are
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
Alvin.Varnado@yahoo.com or speak with the Tournament Director to make an
in-kind donation of gently-used tennis clothes, shoes, and equipment.
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 a Alvin.Varnado@yahoo.com.
Once the tournament starts, please use the tournament desk
number(s) ((504) 516-8615) as the best way to contact us. Emails may not be
checked regularly throughout the day as we are running the tournament.
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, April 03, 2018 11:59:00 PM Central Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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