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2021 U9/U10 Future Stars Tour - OVERVIEW

 

2021 U9/U10 Future Stars Tour

 

The aim of the Future Stars Tour is to create a competitive opportunity for the more advanced U9/U10 junior tennis player with encouraging participation.  The Future Stars Tour is for:

 

  • More experienced players who have competed in at least three to five U8/U10 Rogers Rookie Tour Events (this is a recommendation as the level of the Future Stars Tour is typically high).
  • Competitors who are looking to enhance their competitive experience and meet the Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) competitive criteria.

 

The tour will offer a variety of stops across the province allowing players to compete twice a month and accumulate points in a yearly point’s race.  The top competitors in each category will win prizing which will be listed at www.tennisontario.com. Competitors will also receive a Future Stars gift as they play in the circuit throughout the calendar year.

To create a healthy and positive competitive environment, the points race is designed to reward participation combined with winning.  Please find more details on the points race below.  

In an effort to accomodate increased participation numbers in the Future Stars Circuit, the OTA will sanctioning 2-3 day events. There will still be some 1 day events offered, however this is strictly based off court limitations and entry number limits. The duration of the tournaments will be specified on the tournament page when registering for the event.

The OTA will host an online virtual year-end Top 5 player banquet at the end of calendar year. Top 5 players in each category will be awarded trophies.

 

Participation:

 

Player’s participating in a 2021 Future Stars Tour event will receive 400 points per tournament towards their year end total as well as 100 points for every win in that tournament.

Player's who are in the draw and do not show, for whatever reason, will receive a failure to play point. A player who accumulates 3 failure to play points in a 52 week rolling calendar will be suspended for 3 months.

 

Round Robin Format:

 

All Future Star Tour events will be done in a round robin format.

 

  1. Each player will receive 100 points per round robin win
  2. In the event of a tie, the 100 points may be split or a one point tie breaker will be played to determine a winner. (this will be left to the discretion of the tournament director)
  3. In the case of a round robin box having a smaller amount of players, an extra 100 is awarded is to all players with in the box. This will ensure that all players are given an equal opportunity to attain the same amount of points when playing in their round robin.

Note: The OTA Code of Conduct regarding rest between matches does not apply to Future Stars events.

 

Elimination Round:

 

Players finishing at the top of their Round Robin box qualify to play in a standard single elimination tournament.

In the event of a tie, the tie breaker to determine the group winner is as follows:

1. If two players are tied with the same number of wins, the tie is broken by head to head between the two players.

2. If three players are tied with the same number of wins, the tie breaker is determined as follows:

    a. Head to head

    b. Total sets won and lost (the difference)

    c. Total games won and against (the difference)

 

1 Win/Bye = 100 points

 

Scoring Format:

 

All matches will be best of three short sets up to 4, no ad, tie breaker up to 5 at 3 all.  In the event of third set, a match tie breaker to 5 points will be played.

 

Note: all tie breakers must be won by 2 points.

 

Points Race

There will be 4 seperate leaderboards (BU10, GU10, BU9, GU9) players can accumulate points in. The leaderboard will be updated 1-2 weeks after the event has taken place. The Ottawa region has its own leaderboard (U10, U9) that players can accumulate points in based off their results in Ottawa based events.

 

**Note: Players will only be permitted to place in the Top 5 of ONE age category 

 

Future Stars Parent Info:

At the OTA it is our goal to ensure that tennis parents and coaches are educated on how to support their child and others during tournament play.  Please find some helpful pointers listed below.

 

  • It is encouraged that all parents clap for good efforts and good points for all kids
  • There should be NO COACHING ALLOWED
  • There should be NO OUTSIDE OFFICIATING ALLOWED.  This includes line calls and scoring.  It’s the player’s responsibility to learn these skills.  If there are any disputes on court it’s the player’s responsibility to call for the tournament director or court monitor.
  • Parents are not to communicate with their kids during a match. Should they need to pass a water bottle or anything else, they must do so through the Tournament director or roving umpire.
  • It is the parent’s responsibility that the child is at the location of the event in plenty of time and all prepared 15 minutes before start time.
  • Clapping on player’s mistakes will not be tolerated.
  • Parents are to find the tournament director desk and ensure payment is made and that the child has signed in for the event. 

We appreciate your cooperation and support regarding this matter.  For more information on Fair Play, please access the OTA’s code of conduct at www.tennisontario.com (click “Player Development/Player Information/OTA Code of Conduct).

 

Tournament Registration:

All players competing must be a registered competitor of the Ontario Tennis Association.  Please complete the following steps when registering for a Future Stars tournament.

 

Step #1: Register as an OTA competitor @ ota.tournamentsoftware.com.

Note: An annual fee of $82.00 will be required in order to process the membership.

 

Step #2: Fax or email your proof of age to the below contact information

Fax: 416-514-1112

Email: ota@tennisontario.com

 

Step #3: Go to ota.tournamentsoftware.com and search “Future Stars” in the tournament search tool at the top of the page.  A list should appear for all Future Star events across Ontario.

  • Once the proof of age is received the player profile will be activated and you’ll now be able to register online for a tournament.

 

Step #4: Click the “online entry” button to the right of the tournament posting to register

Congratulations! You’ve now registered for a Future Stars tournament.  Please check your start time and draw online on the Wednesday prior to the event.

 

We have designed a player/parent checklist, please look it over to help you prepare for the Future Stars Circuit. Click here to view the checklist.

If you would like to provide feedback on the Future Stars Circuit, please take the time out to complete our survey that can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2LPGZ9J.

This short survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. For your valued time, you will be invited to enter a draw to win a $100 Cineplex gift card upon completion of the survey.

 

If you have any other questions or concerns regarding the Future Stars Tour, please email Ziad Halabi at zhalabi@tennisontario.com

 
 
 
 
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