8370-YouthTennis_Graphics_findevent_200x190

2014 US Open Long Sleeve Shirt

2014 US Open Patriotic Shirt

2014 US Open Women's Shirt

2014 US Open Hat

2014 US Open Men's Pullover Jacket

Jumbo Tennis Ball

2014 US Open Tennis Balls

2014 US Open Shirt

2014 US Open Polo Shirt
 

Player Services

Scholl_457

Wild Card Guidelines

Wild cards are available for junior and professional players to compete in various USTA Jr National Events, International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior events and and USTA/ITF Pro Circuit tournaments. Wild cards are awarded to players who are unable to get into a particular event on thier own ranking.
 
The number of wild cards that are available in each draw varies at each event and is determined by the ITF for ITF Junior and Pro Circuit event and by the USTA for USTA events. Below we have listed the description of the various types of wild cards available and information on how to apply for them:

ITF Junior Tournament Wild Cards

There are two types Wild Cards for ITF Junior Tournaments which players may apply for: those that are decided by the USTA and those that are decided by the Tournament Director.

ITF Junior Tournament Wild Cards Decided by USTA - Applications for ITF Junior Tournament wild cards decided by the USTA must be submitted online at the link below. E-mailed or faxed wild card requests will not be accepted. These wild cards are only for ITF junior tournaments held within the United States. The number of wild cards available varies from tournament to tournament. Wild cards are decided by the USTA Junior Competition Department in consultation with the Heads of Men's & Women’s Tennis. Only those players selected to receive wild cards will be notified.
 
Deadline: No later than 5 days after the tournament entry deadline.
Contact: Angela Garcia - 561.962.6444 or agarcia@usta.com
Online Application (Make sure to select ITF Tournament under Tournament Type)
 
ITF Junior Tournament Wild Cards Decided by Tournament Director - Since some of the wild card are not controlled by the USTA, players may also contact the ITF tournament director.  Both the availability and number of tournament director-decided wild cards varies from tournament to tournament.  Contact the ITF tournament director to learn whether wild cards are available and how to apply.

USTA Pro Circuit Wild Cards

Applications for USTA Pro Circuit wild cards must be submitted online by using the Online Wild Card Request Form below. These wild cards are determined by the Heads of Men’s & Women’s Tennis and are only for USTA Pro Circuit Events held within the United States. Only those players selected to receive wild cards will be notified. Players may also contact the individual tournament directors regarding the local wild cards for their individual events. In addition, some of the USTA Pro Circuit Wild Cards are awarded based on results at USTA National Championships.

Deadline: 2 weeks prior to start of tournament
Contact: Herlinda Lombardi - 561.692.6428 or herlinda@usta.com

USTA National Championship Wild Cards

Wild cards are available for all age divisions of USTA National Championships.  

Note the Wild Card Selection Criteria as provided in the 2014 Friend At Court USTA Regulation IX.A. (Junior National Tournament Regulations):

FAC Comment IX.A-8: The Wild Card Committee shall use the following criteria to select wild cards:

• No player that is under suspension by the USTA, a Sectional Association, the ITF, the ITA, the WTA, or the ATP may be awarded a wild card.

• No player who has a national standing below the standing of the first alternate may be awarded a wild card unless, in the opinion of the Wild Card Committee, the player will improve the overall strength of field of the tournament.

• No player who submits a late wild card application may be considered. Timely entries into the tournament are recommended, but are not required.

• A player with an established record in international, professional, or collegiate competition may be considered.

• A player whose ability to qualify has been affected by injury, illness, or other personal circumstance may be considered. 

• A player with a high standing in a younger age division of the event may be considered.

• A player with a high standing in the division of the event who was not endorsed by their Sectional Association may be considered, provided that the player has been recommended for a wild card by their Sectional Association.

• A player who has been recommended for a wild card by the USTA National Coaching Staff may be considered.

 

Deadline: No later than 5 days after tournament entry deadline (Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. EST)
Contact: Angela Garcia - 561.962.6444 or agarcia@usta.com

2014 Results-Based Wild Cards

For top finishers at Easter Bowl ITF (BG 18) & USTA National Championships, the following is a list of tournaments that have been allocated wild cards based on the results of top finishers. These events may have other Wild Cards available to top finishers that have been obtained by the tournament directors.

Rules and Restrictions Related to Results-Based Wild Cards:
  • Players/teams qualifying for a wild card are not required apply for the wild card by the deadline; however, an application is preferred - see ITF Junior Tournament Wild Cards and USTA Pro Circuit Wild Cards above.
  • Only those players who have not expressed an interest to compete for another country or have not represented another country in ITF team competition are eligible to receive wild cards. Players must have made every effort to become eligible for USA International Team Events and be Jr Davis Cup or Jr Fed Cup eligible.
  • Players must be age eligible by ITF rules to receive wild cards for US Open Junior Championships.
  • Players receiving US Open Junior Championship singles wild cards are expected to sign-up to play in the US Open Junior Championship doubles event.
  • Doubles wild cards are awarded to teams - players must play with the same doubles partner.  For example, if a team wins the The USTA National Championships (Hard Courts) and one of the partners is not age eligible for the US Open Junior Championships, the team wll not receive a wild card.

Allocations Breakdown

The Wild Card allocations below are for 2014 USTA National Championships and the 2014 Easter Bowl ITF only. Allocations are subject to change each year.
Easter Bowl ITF (BG 18) Wild Card Awarded
Boys' 18 Singles Champion - US Open Juniors: Singles Main Draw
- USTA Men's Futures Pro Circuit Event: Singles Main Draw
Girls' 18 Singles Champion - US Open Juniors: Singles Main Draw
- USTA Women's $10K or $25K Pro Circuit Event: Singles Main Draw
 
USTA National Clay Court
Championships
Wild Card Awarded
Boys' 18 Singles Champion - US Open Juniors: Singles Main Draw
- USTA Men's Futures Pro Circuit Event: Singles Main Draw
Girls' 18 Singles Champion - US Open Juniors: Singles Main Draw
- USTA Women's $10K or $25K Pro Circuit Event: Singles Main Draw
Boys' 16 Singles Champion -USTA Men's Futures Pro Circuit Event: Singles Main Draw
Girls' 16 Singles Champion -USTA Women's $10K Pro Circuit Event: Singles Main Draw
 
USTA National Championships
(Hard Courts)
Wild Card Awarded
Boys' 18 Singles Champion - US Open: Singles Main Draw
- US Open Juniors: Singles Main Draw
Boys' 18 Doubles Champions - US Open: Doubles Main Draw
- US Open Juniors: Doubles Main Draw
Boys' 18 Singles Finalist - US Open: Singles Qualifying
Boys' 16 Singles Champion - US Open Juniors: Singles Main Draw
Girls' 18 Singles Champion - US Open: Singles Main Draw
- US Open Juniors: Singles Main Draw
Girls' 18 Doubles Champions - US Open: Doubles Main Draw
- US Open Juniors: Doubles Main Draw
Girls' 18 Singles Finalist - US Open: Singles Qualifying
Girls' 16 Singles Champion - US Open Juniors: Singles Main Draw
 
USTA National Winter
Championships
Wild Card Awarded
Boys' 18 Singles Champion - USTA Men's Futures Pro Circuit Event: Singles Main Draw
Girls' 18 Singles Champion - USTA Women's $10K or $25K Pro Circuit Event: Singles Main Draw
 

USTA Regional Tournament Wild Cards

USTA Regional Tournaments may offer up to the maximum number of wild cards shown in the table below. The wild card criteria is at the discretion of the Tournament Committee and may include a qualifying draw. Information on wild cards availability and procedures will appear on the tournament's website.

32 Draw 1 Wild Card
64 Draw 2 Wild Cards

Print Article Email Article Newsletter Signup Share
   In This Section:
   Top U.S. Men
   1. John Isner (16) 
   2. Sam Querrey (40)
   3. Steve Johnson (41) 
   4. Jack Sock (47) 
   5. Donald Young (69)  
 
   Top U.S. Women
   1. Serena Williams (1)
   2. Venus Williams (19
   3. Madison Keys (31) 
   4. Varvara Lepchenko (36) 
   5. Sloane Stephens (37)
 
 
 
   Player Development:
 
 
USTA Membership
Learn More or Login
Learn More or Login
Espanol
 
Newsletter Signup
 
 
 
 

Copyright 2014 by United States Tennis Association. All Rights Reserved.

Online Advertising | Site Map | About Us | Careers | Internships | Contact Us | Terms of Use | Umpire Policy | Privacy Policy

Connect with us! Facebook-38x39 Twitter-38x39 Youtube-38x39