Beginning January 1, 2012, all USTA Southern Level 3 tournaments will adhere to a set and consistent format. The Junior Competition Committee has determined that the Level 3 tournaments will be limited to weekend play, among other changes. MORE
The completed forms must be received by the Junior Tennis council chair, Robert Worley before the draws are made, and in sufficient time for communication between the designated LTA representative and the player's physician.
2013 Louisiana State Jr. Qualifying Tournament
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.
2013 Southern Closed Tournament - Info Coming Soon!
2012 Louisiana Selection List
for Southern Closed Tournaments
Southern Closed Tournament
Southern Closed B&G 10’s EAST
Southern Closed B&G 10’s WEST
Southern Closed B&G 12’s - 703929013
Southern Closed B&G 14’s - 703410813
Southern Closed B&G 16’s - 703472013
Southern Closed B&G 18’s - 700005813
Southern Closed Tournament
Explanation of what it means to be an Endorsed Player and an Alternate to the
2012 Southern Closed
Quota: For 64 Draw- 5, 128 Draw- 9
SOUTHERN CLOSED: To qualify for
the Southern Closed, a junior player must play the Louisiana State Closed
Junior Qualifying tournament.
a. The four semi-finalists in the
main draw and the winner (5th) and the runner-up (6th) of the consolation
draw are automatically selected. Selection of the remaining eligible
players for LA's quota will be based primarily on a player's tournament
record (national, sectional, and state events for the previous eleven
months) against other Louisiana players in the age division under
consideration. Other factors such as player exposure (number of matches
and events played), head-to-head matches, the caliber of wins and the
player's performance at the LA Qualifier may also be considered. Those
players not endorsed, but who have submitted applications for endorsement,
shall be identified as alternates.
Endorsement criteria for the
b. Entry to the Southern Closed is
through Tennis Link at www.usta.com.
It is the players’ responsibility to timely enter ONLINE for the Southern
Closed. However, only those players who have timely entered the Southern Closed
online and been endorsed by Louisiana as part of its quota or otherwise
accepted into the draw as alternates, will be allowed to compete in the
Southern Closed. Players are urged to register early so as to allow for LA’s
quota to be filled and alternates moved up accordingly. It is the player’s
responsibility to timely enter online as well as to thereafter inquire as to whether
he or she has been endorsed for the Southern Closed or is accepted into the
draw as an alternate. Endorsement lists will be posted on the LTA web site. No
notification will be given to those players endorsed, as it is each player’s
responsibility to ascertain their status.
Some Pictures From The Tournament Last Year