Junior Tournament Changes
Starting October 1, 2017
USTA Northern | September 6, 2017
ADJUSTMENT TO THE USTA NORTHERN JUNIOR POINTS TABLES
Starting October 1, 2017, USTA Northern will be adjusting its junior rankings points tables for the following levels: Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. This is to coincide with the national junior points tables to better reflect results from USTA National Points tournaments, including the section Level 3s. The section Level 4s, 5s, 6s and 7s points tables will remain the same.
With national points tournaments now encompassing only Level 1, 2 and 3, the USTA Northern Junior Competition Committee felt it was in the best interest to reward players based on their performance in these events. For example: With a Section Level 3 tournament in the past, the tournament winner received 330 points. Starting October 1, following the national points table, the winner will receive 650 points.
For the new Northern point tables, click here.
Section and National points for the four Level 4 tournaments in USTA Northern will remain the same as they were previously and will still be included in a player's record.
When the change is made on October 1, 2017, it will impact the results over the past 12 months to date. Remember, the junior points system is a 12-month rolling system, taking into account a player's six (6) best results in singles and doubles for the combined ranking. It is possible you will see a shift up or down with player's rankings once this change is made. The changes will reflect both singles and doubles.
ADJUSTMENT TO THE SCORING FORMAT FOR LEVEL 3s AND LEVEL 4s
Starting October 1, 2017, USTA Northern will be adjusting the scoring format for all section Level 3s and Level 4s.
The new format for singles will be as follows:
* For the main draw – all matches up to the semifinals will be best of 2 tiebreak sets, with a 10-point match tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd set.
* All semifinals, finals and 3rd-place matches will be best of 3 tiebreak sets.
* All consolation matches will remain best of 2 tiebreak sets with a 10-point match tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd set.
The new format for doubles will be as follows:
* One set, no-ad scoring, standard tiebreak at 6-6
These changes were discussed, voted on and passed by the USTA Northern Junior Competition Committee. For questions about the new points table or the adjusted scoring format, please contact Pat Colbert at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (952) 358-3283.