Injury exemption - The Junior Ranking Regulation #9c2, has been revised to allow injured players to apply for a waiver to allow for exemption from the requirement that they play in the Louisiana State Closed Junior Qualifying Tournament in order to be eligible to enter the Southern Closed. The requirements necessary to obtain such injury waiver are set forth in the regulation.
The completed forms must be received by the Junior Tennis council chair, Francisco Acuna before the draws are made, and in sufficient time for communication between the designated LTA representative and the player's physician.
Boy's and Girl's 10's- Scoring format will be the short set
scoring format. All 10's will play two sets to 4 games with a tie breaker at
4-4 (7 point tie breaker at 4-4.) The third set will be decided by 7 point tie
breaker. Doubles scoring will be one set to 6 with a 7 point tiebreaker at 6-6.
Also remember 25 inch rackets are required. Officials will be checking. Surface
will be on Clay. College Tennis Q & A for Parents and Players: Parents and
players are invited to meet with College coaches from around the State to
discuss the road map from junior tennis into the collegiate system. Format is
open to Question and Answer and Parents/players are encouraged to ask questions
about recruiting. NCAA regulations, Academics, etc... The panel will be
available from 7:00-8:00pm June 1st at the Hilton tournament check in site.
Sites with Abbreviations include: 10's: City Club(On Clay)(CC)221 Elysian
Fields for GPS 12's: Thomas Park (TP)300 Geraldine Drive for GPS 14's: UL
Lafayette Varsity Courts(ULL) 201 Reinhardt Drive for GPS Girls 16's and 18's:
UL Varsity (UL) Boys 16's and 18's: Reds (Reds) 301 Doucet Rd for GPS 14's: UL
Player Party Saturday, June 2 from 6:00-8:00pm. Location is City Club tennis
courts. Theme is TEAM TENNIS OLYMPICS. Come dressed in tennis clothes ready to
play. Pizza and soft drinks served for players. Hotel Information The Hilton is
the official tournament hotel offering a 79.99 rate for doubles and 89.99 for a
King bed. Call 337-235-6111 and ask for the Louisiana Junior Qualifying block.
Other Hotels include Residence Inn Marriott $89.00 Studio Suite, $99.00 One
Bedroom, $ 159.00 Two Bedroom. Contact them at 337-232-3341. The Hilton Garden
Inn is offering a rate of $99.00, contact them at 337-291-1977. The Carriage
House in River Ranch is offering $109.00 for one bedroom suite and $199.00 for
a two bedroom suite. Contact 337-769-8400 for more information. TennisLink ID# 703716213.