U9/U10 Ottawa 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 a Rogers Rookie event before or looking to try a more competitive event.
  • 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, indoor and outdoor, across the Ottawa region allowing players to compete, on average, twice a month in the outdoor season and accumulate points in a yearly points race. Here are some important details you should know:
  • Any participants from Ontario or Quebec can register. 
  • Girls and boys will be combined in one draw in order to ensure that every has a suitable number of participants to make it successful.
  • The point’s race will be updated by Matt Mackinnon, Ottawa Regional Coordinator and posted on www.ncta.ca and www.tennisontario.com.
  • The top 10 competitors will win prizing worth a combined $1,000
  • Every competitor will be invited to participate in a fun year end tennis and dinner banquet at the OAC
Events will be listed on www.ncta.ca and www.tennisontario.com. For information regarding these events, please contact Matt at mmackinnon@tennisontario.com
 
Points:
 
To create a healthy and positive competitive environment, the Points race is designed to reward participation and success. Please find more details on the points’ race below.
 
Participation:
 
Player’s participating in a 2017 Future Stars Tour event will receive 400 points per tournament towards their year-end total.
 
Round Robin Format:
 
All Future Star Tour events will be done in a round robin format.
 
    a) Each player will receive 100 points per round robin win
    b) 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).
    c)In the case where round robin boxes have a different number of players, more than 100 points will be awarded for each round robin win within boxes with fewer players.  This will ensure that all players are
given an equal opportunity to attain the same amount of points when playing the round robin.  The value of points awarded for round robin wins within boxes with fewer players is determined in the following way:

Case #1:  There are 7 players in the tournament… a box of 4 and a box of 3.

A = Total possible points are calculated for a player in the larger box if he/she wins all round robin matches.

o   In this case it would be 300 (3 wins X 100 points = 300 points).

·         B = Total number of matches for a player in the smaller box.

o   In this case 2 matches.

·         C = Number of points to award for each round robin match win within the smaller box would be equal to A / B.

o   In this case 300/2=150. 

o   All players in the box of 3 will earn 150 points per round robin win.

 

Case #2:  There are 9 players in the tournament… a box of 5 and a box of 4.

·         A = Total possible points are calculated for a player in the larger box if he/she wins all round robin matches.

o   In this case it would be 400 (4 wins X 100 points = 400 points).

·         B = Total number of matches for a player in the smaller box.

o   In this case 3 matches.

·         C = Number of points to award for each round robin match win within the smaller box would be equal to A / B.

o   In this case 400/3=133.33 

o   All players in the box of 4 will earn 133.33 points per round robin win.

 
Elimination Round:
 
Players finishing at the top of their Round Robin box qualify to play in a standard single elimination tournament. Each win in the elimination round is worth 100 points each.
 
1 Win = 100 points
 
Note: The number of players qualifying for the elimination portion of the tournament is determined by the Tournament director. Draw size may vary in accordance to the court availability.
 
Bonus Points:
 
For the 2017 Ottawa Future Stars season there will be bonus points awarded at 3 different stages as tournament participation thresholds are reached.  These bonus points are cumulative and rankings are based on points earned including bonus points.  Below are the bonus stages:
  • Bonus Stage #1 (5 tournaments played) = 500 points
  • Bonus Stage #2 (7 tournaments played) = 700 points
  • Bonus Stage #3 (9 tournaments played) = 900 points

A total of 2100 bonus points are available for all players who participate in 9 tournaments throughout the year.

 
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 up to 5 will be played. Matches will most likely be timed and limited to 40 min long.
 
Note: all tie breakers must be won by 2 points.
 
Prizing
 
U9:
1st: $100 gift card
2nd: $100 gift card
3rd, 4th, 5th: Medal/Trophy
 
U10:
1st: $300 gift card
2nd: $200 gift card
3rd: $100 gift card
4th: $100 gift card
5th: $100 gift card
 
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 topass a water bottle or anything else, they must do so through the Tournament directoror 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 $64.00 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. 
 
Find a tournament listed in the Ottawa region (a little blue icon will appear on the Map above Ottawa).
 
Note: 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.
 
If you have any other questions or concerns regarding the Ottawa Future Stars Tour, please
email mmackinnon@tennisontario.com