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Listed below are the selection procedures used by the USTA for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.  The Selection Procedures for the 2018 games in Buenos Aires, Argentina will be posted in 2017. 

 

 2014 2nd SUMMER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES in 2014

YOUTH OLYMPIC TENNIS COMPETITION

1. DATES

The 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will be held from 16 August (date of the Opening Ceremony) to 28 August 2014 (date of the Closing Ceremony) in Nanjing, China. The Youth Olympic tennis competition is planned to be staged from Sunday 17 to Sunday 24 August 2014.

2. VENUE

The Tennis Academy of China within the Nanjing Sports Institute in Nanjing will be the venue of the Youth Olympic tennis competition. There will be 10 competition courts (including 2 main show courts) as well as 7 practice courts on site. The surface of the courts will be acrylic hard courts (Decoturf).

3. EVENTS

The Youth Olympic tennis competition will comprise singles, doubles and mixed doubles. All competitions will be conducted in a single elimination format. There will be thirty two (32) players in both boys’ and girls’ singles competitions, sixteen (16) teams in both boys’ and girls’ doubles competitions and thirty-two (32) teams in the mixed doubles competition.

SINGLES

In the singles events, amongst the thirty-two (32) competitors eight (8) players are seeded. The winner of each match advances to the next round. The loser of each match is eliminated. The winners of the two semifinal matches advance to the final gold medal match. The winner of this match receives the gold medal and the loser receives the silver medal. The losers of the two semifinal matches compete for the bronze medal. Unlike in Singapore at the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games, there will be no consolation event in Nanjing. All matches in singles will be best of three Tie-Break sets.

DOUBLES

In the doubles events, amongst the sixteen (16) teams four (4) teams are seeded. The winners of each match advance to the next round. The losers of each match are eliminated. The winners of the two semifinal matches advance to the final gold medal match. The winners of this match receive the gold medals and the losers receive the silver medals. The losers of the two semifinal matches compete for the bronze medals. All matches in doubles will be of two Tie-Break sets and a Match Tie-Break game (10 points) in place of a third set. No-Ad scoring will be used.

MIXED DOUBLES

In the mixed doubles event, amongst the thirty-two (32) teams eight (8) teams are seeded. The winners of each match advance to the next round. The losers of each match are eliminated. The winners of the two semifinal matches advance to the final gold medal match. The winners of this match receive the gold medals and the losers receive the silver medals. The losers of the two semifinal matches compete for the bronze medals. All matches in mixed doubles will be of two Tie-Break sets and a Match Tie-Break game (10 points) in place of a third set. No-Ad scoring will be used.

4. ELIGIBILITY

The maximum number of players who may compete in the Youth Olympic tennis competition will be 64. The maximum number of players for the USTA/USOC (National Olympic Committee) shall be 1 boys and 1 girls who shall compete in the singles, in the doubles and in the mixed doubles event.

Athletes must have been born between 1 January 1996 and 31 December 1999.

All athletes must comply with the provisions of the Olympic Charter currently in force, and only those athletes who have complied with the Olympic Charter may participate in the Youth Olympic Games. Any tennis player is eligible for nomination to the Youth Olympic Games tennis event provided he/she is in good standing with the USTA and the International Tennis Federation (“ITF”) and makes himself/herself available to his/her respective National Association for selection to represent his/her country in any of the International Team Championships of the ITF during the Olympic cycle preceding the Youth Olympic Games tennis event.

Only NOCs of countries whose National Tennis Associations have been members of the ITF prior to 1 January 2014 may nominate players for participation in the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games tennis event. For the purpose of such eligibility both Full and Associate members of the ITF may participate.

All players must regsiter with the United States Olympic Committee by April 15, 2014. Players wishing to find out more information should contact John Lansville at Lansville@usta.com or 310-630-4520

To see the athlete selection procedures please see the attached document.

2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Selection Procedures

2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics Coach Selection Procedures

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