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Eddie Herr International Junior Championships Information

September 16, 2002 11:05 AM

MAIN DRAW: 18s, 16s, and 14s: November 25-Decmeber 1, 2002.

QUALIFYING: November 22-24, 2002.

12 AND UNDER DIVISION: November 23-28, 2002.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 1, 2002. Entry fees MUST accompany entry. No Foreign Drafts.

VENUE & SURFACE: IMG/Bollettieri Sports Academy, 35 Hard Courts.

ACCEPTANCES: Notification of Main Draw & Qualifying acceptances will be sent to Federations & Posted on www.eddieherr.com, November 5. Criteria for acceptance are WTA, ATP, ITF, and Federation “Order of Merit”. ONLY players in the Singles Main Draw may play doubles, unless players are representing their Federation in the ITF Cup’s Competition. QUALIFYING draws are same size as main draw. 8 players qualify for main draw in 18’s, 16’s, 14’s. There is NO qualifying tournament for 12’s.

All participants must be endorsed by their National Federation.

OPENING CEREMONY: Sunday, November 24. 4:00 PM. ALL PLAYERS are asked to report to the Bollettieri Sports Academy Indoor Center to participate in the “Parade Of Nations” 3:30 PM.

DRAW SIZES: 18’s & 16’s are 64 draws; 14’s & 12’s are 96 Draw. Doubles Draws are 1/2 size of singles. All Doubles and Mixed doubles matches will consist of one 8 game pro set with “set” tiebreaker at 8-All.

SANCTIONS: The event will be conducted in accordance with ITF rules and regulations. ITF ranking points will be awarded as a Category I event in 18’s division only. 18 & Under division is sanctioned as a USTA national championship. The 16's, 14's & 12’s are sanctioned by the FTA division of the USTA.

PLAYER HOSPITALITY: Complimentary housing for the 18 & under MAIN DRAW (Only) begins Sunday, November 26 in Private Homes. You Must come in person Sunday between 2:00 pm-3:00 pm at Registration location. Complimentary lunch for 18 & Under MAIN DRAW begins Monday. Complimentary hospitality is extended one day after players are eliminated. COMPLIMENTARY HOSPITALITY IS NOT PROVIDED FOR QUALIFYERS or 16 MAIN, 14 MAIN, 12 MAIN & COACHES.

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION: Complimentary airport transportation is provided from the Sarasota/Bradenton Airport ONLY. Advance notice of arrival is requested. Players are responsible for their own airport transfers from other airports.

DRESS CODE: ITF Regulations mandate proper tennis attire. Male players must wear shirts with a collar. T-shirts are not permitted for boys and girls.

FIRST ROUND SCHEDULING: 18’s, 16’s: Main Draw first rounds Nov 25 & 26. USA PLAYERS participating in the NATIONAL OPENS may request a Tue starting time by fax or email by Friday, November 22. 14’s first round matches: Monday, Nov 25. 12”s first round is Sat, Nov 23.

12 & UNDER DIVISION: Saturday, November 23 – Thursday, November 28. 96 Singles Draw; 48 Doubles Draw; No Qualifying; Registration: Friday, November 22, 1:00 - 5:00 PM at BSA. Entry Fee: $90.00.

REFUNDS: Refunds are issued with Written fax/email notice of withdrawal before November 15. All Refunds, including “Alternates” will be sent following the tournament.






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