This is a 64 draw for singles and a modified feed-in consolation
and a 32 draw for doubles that is single elimination. Wilson U.S.
Open Heavy Duty balls will be used throughout the tournament.
Player Selection Type
The Main Draw matches & 3/4 Playoffs for singles will be the
best of three tiebreak sets. The Consolation will play 2 tiebreak
sets and a 10-point match tiebreak in lieu of the third set. The
Singles have a Modified Feed-In Consolation to play for the 5th
& 6th places. A Bronze draw will be created to determine the
5th & 6th place winners.
Doubles matches will be one 8-game pro-set with no-ad scoring, a
set tiebreak at 8 games all. Doubles is a single elimination
If you need help obtaining a Doubles partner, please contact the
Tournament Director. The TD will contact the people you wish to
play with providing the parents agree to release their information.
Please make sure your contact information on the USTA website is
correct as that is the only way to contact you.
There is a mandatory meeting on Thursday, November 28 at
7:00 PM. It will be held in the Theatre at Midtown Athletic Club.
The deadline for deciding on your doubles partner will be at this
time. The draw for doubles will be made after this meeting.
Start times on Friday will be 8:00 AM and every other day matches
will start at 9:00 AM.. Doubles will be played first, followed by
Friday there will be 1 round of Doubles, 2 Main Draw rounds of
Singles and 1 Consolation round of Singles.
Saturday there will be 1 round of Doubles, 2 Main Draw rounds of
singles and 2 Consolation rounds of Singles.
Sunday and Monday - TBD.
Certified USTA officials will be used throughout the tournament.
Until the Quarterfinals, officials will be roving, generally one
official per four courts. From the Quarterfinals through the
Finals, officials will chair both singles and doubles. There will
also be ball kids and lines officials for both Finals.
Practice courts will be available at McFetridge Sports Center, 3843
N. California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618. This is about a 10 minute
drive from Midtown Athletic Club. Practice courts will be available
at no cost starting on Friday and run throughout the tournament. A
very limited number of courts may be available prior to the start
of the tournament at Midtown Athletic Club. These will be on a
first come basis and costs will depend on the time of day.
At registration, please indicate the size of the player. The gift
players will receive this year (not t-shirts) runs small, so
consider that in your size selection.
The Hotel at Midtown
2444 N. Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
This hotel is part of Midtown Athletic Club and is in the same
building as the tennis courts. The discounted room rate is $225 per
night with a 3 night minimum. Please register using the link below
or you can call the hotel at 773-687-7600.
Athletico is the OFFICIAL Provider of Physical Therapy and Athletic
Training for the 2018 USTA Boys' 14 National Indoor
Concurrent Entry Into Eddie Herr ITF and National Indoor
_The Eddie Herr ITF and the National Indoor Championships have
overlapping dates, which makes them concurrent
events. Players are permitted to register for both events
(permission from both Tournament Directors is not required), but
players may NOT participate in both events.
Players who registered for and are selected for both tournaments
(qualifying or main draw) must notify the Tournament Committees of
which tournament they would like to participate in by November
15th. Players who withdraw from one event to participate in the
other after the date of November 15th , or who apply for and
receive wildcards for one of the events and then subsequently
withdraw from the other will be assessed suspension points for
withdrawing to play in another tournament. Players may not
participate in both events.
- There is all kinds of information here about the
USTA National Junior Tournament Regulations
Entry and Selection Process - Level 1 National
Withdrawal and Entry Refund Policy
Wild Card Information
Wild cards will be decided on Friday, November 8th before
Below is a link to a Waiver and Release form that parents need
to sign and either email to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring
with you to the tournament. Players will not be able to play unless
this form is signed. You will need to copy and paste the
Players are selected from a variety of National Lists and generally require Section endorsement.
Entry to this tournament is restricted. To see how entrants will be selected, follow the “Selection Process” link to the left. It is the player’s responsibility to check the selection list(s) after registering online to be sure that a check mark appears beside the player’s name on the list, in order to insure proper registration. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:59:00 AM Eastern 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: 850015819 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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