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ITF Junior Tournament Information

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The International Tennis Federation has a circuit of tournaments throughout the world. In order to compete in International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Circuit events as a player representing the United States, a players must meet the following requirements:

Requirements

Have an IPIN and have registered for the tournament(s) in which they would like to compete through their IPIN account: www.itftennis.com/ipin

  • Are born between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 2003 for 2016 events. Players must have reached their thirteenth (13) birthday prior to the start of the event(s)
  • Are USTA members in good standing with the USTA and its Sections
  • Are eligible to play under the ITF Code of Conduct
  • All players are expected to uphold the highest level of sportsmanship on and off the court. All players are subject to the ITF and USTA Code of Conduct
  • Prior to participation in first ITF tournament the player must submit a copy of his/her US Passport to the USTA Player Services Office
  • Hold a US Passport

Contact Information

Players who have questions about the ITF Tournaments, players who have a green card or hold a passport/citizenship from a country other than the United States should contact the USTA Player Services department. Please reach out to:

Natalie Mesler

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Coordinator Player Services
USTA Player Development
E-mail: Mesler@usta.com 
Phone: 561.962.6412

John Lansville

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Director
USTA Player Development - Player Services & USTA TC-West
Phone: 310.630.4520

Dates Event Location ITF Level
March 19-27, 2016
Newport Beach Bowl ITF
Newport Beach, CA

Grade 4

March 26- Apr 3, 2016

Carson, CA

Grade 1
April 2-10, 2016
Rancho Mirage, CA
Grade B1
April 23- May 1, 2016
USTA ITF Coral Gables- Metropolia Open
Coral Gables, FL
Grade 4
April 30- May 8, 2016
Delray Beach, FL
 
Grade 4
May 7-15, 2016
USTA ITF Plantation
(ITF Spring Circuit #4)
Plantation, FL Grade 4
June 11-18, 2016
Haverford, PA
Grade 4
August 20-30, 2016
College Park, MD
Grade 1
September 2-11, 2016
Flushing, NY
Grade A
September 24-October 2, 2016
Texas ITF
Austin, TX
Grade 5
October 1-9, 2016
Wichita Falls 
Wichita Falls, TX
Grade 4

October 8-16, 2016

Tulsa, Okla.
Grade B1

October 22-30, 2016

USTA Atlanta ITF
Atlanta, GA
Grade 4
October 29-November 6, 2016
Lexington, SC
Grade 4

 November 5-13, 2016

Boca Raton, FL
Grade 4
November 26-December 4, 2016
Bradenton, Fla.
Grade 1

December 3-11, 2016

Plantation, Fla.
Grade A

ITF Basic Entry and Withdrawal Information

Entries for all ITF Junior Tournaments (Grade 1-5) will close at 14:00 GMT (London, U.K.) 27 days prior to Monday of the tournament week.
  • Entries for all Grade A events will close at 14:00 GMT either 34 or 41 days prior to Monday of the tournament week.
  • The withdrawal deadline for all ITF Junior tournaments will be 14:00 GMT 13 days prior to the Monday of the tournament week (players will be able to withdraw without penalty until that time).
  • The freeze deadline for all ITF Junior Circuit tournaments will be 14:00 GMT on Wednesday, or five days prior to the Monday of the tournament week. From that time, players who are on the qualifying list will no longer move into the main draw and players who are alternates will no longer move into qualifying. Vacancies will be filled onsite by signed-in alternates (qualifying) and lucky losers (for main draw).
  • Under this system the players have all of the responsibility for entering and withdrawing from events. Players must be aware of deadlines in order to avoid penalties.

Official Coach/Accompanying Person Nomination

USTA Player Services department accepts nominations for official federation coaches/accompanying person at ITF and ETA events offering hospitality.  For complete details click on the document below:

Official Federation Coach/Accompanying Person

 

ITF Selection Lists

 
USTA Top 200 Ranking List
Information pertaining to the criteria for acceptance into ITF Junior Circuit events in the United States.
 
Information pertaining to the criteria for acceptance into ITF Pro Circuit events in the United States.
 
ITF 16 & Under Feed-Up Entry System 
  • The top two (2) nationally ranked players in the USTA Boys and Girls 16's year-end national rankings (who are first-year players or younger in that age division) will receive special entry into two (2) ITF events held within the United States.
  • The top two players selected will be selected based on ITF age eligibility as opposed to USTA age eligibility. Second and third year players will not be selected.
  • The No. 1 ranked American player will be guaranteed main draw acceptance into 2 ITF Level 1 events or lower in the United States.
  • The No. 2 ranked American player will be guaranteed main draw acceptance into 1 ITF Level 1 event or lower and 1 ITF Level 2 event or lower in the United States.
The players who earn this opportunity must use the form provided to them and submit it to the ITF 6 weeks prior to the tournament.
 
ITF Junior Circuit Regulations-Complete list of Rules and Regulations from the ITF.

Still searching for answers? For additional information, feel free to consult the ITF Junior Competition homepage.

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