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What's New in The Midwest in 2012
USTA College Information Session at the ACC Tournament
Changes in the Tar Heel Qualifier
What's New in The Midwest in 2012   2012 has brought many new changes for junior competitive tournament players. National USTA has made significant changes to the tournament schedule which have reduced opportunities for many. Meanwhile, the Midwest USTA has responded to the requests of players and parents with several notablechanges: • Midwest now "owns" the elevated tournaments (Levels 1-5); this should ensure more consistent standards for tournaments, including:
o No matches starting before 8am
o 12 hours guaranteed between matches from one day to the next
o For 14s, 12s, and10-and-Unders, no matches start/resume after 9pm
o For 16s and 18s, no matches start/resume after 10pm
• Efforts made to better distribute elevated tournaments (Levels 1-5) geographically (53% in Michigan and Ohio, down from 71%)
• All events begin on Saturday
• There are elevated tournaments during all holidays, so less school is missed
• New 2-day 32-draw tournaments added
• Many more doubles added, most with a one-match consolation
• All are Feed-In Consolation
• Boys and Girls 10s compass draws added
• Concurrent events of different levels held on same weekend, allowing players to sign up for both Let us know your thoughts on these changes....join our Facebook community!  
USTA College Information Session at the ACC Tournament High school players, parents, and coaches are invited to attend a College Information Session hosted by the USTA on Saturday April 23rd at the ACC Championships, held at the Cary Tennis Park in Cary NC.
Changes in the Tar Heel Qualifier Changes in the Tar Heel Qualifier We have found information about the 2011 Tar Heel Qualifier changes posted at on since the first of the year but know that some folks are still just finding out. We encourage you to make a regular stop at from time to time as that as forum is used to distribute the most information. But, in case you have not visited the site or have and have questions, please read the following.
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JUNIOR Suspension Points for Failure to Complete a Tournament

The number of players not completing all matches in a tournament is very high. There are numerous withdrawals once the draws are posted, and many walkovers in the consolations. The penalty below is minor. However, those who consistently fail to complete a tournament will understand this is not acceptable. Failure to play a match is not fair to opponents, costly to an opponent, & not good sportsmanship. Because the NCTA realizes the importance of school to the players a school exempt clause is included. (passed by NCTA Board 10/09)

  1. After the tournament online deadline, failure for a JUNIOR player to complete a tournament for ANY reason other than retirement during a match due to injury = 1 Point
  2. Players may receive 1 point for main draw, 1 point for consolation & 1 point for doubles= 3 points
  3. Points are accumulative in the Junior Suspension points system
  4. A notification letter is sent at 6 points
  5. A 3 month suspension will occur when 10 points are reached Appeals at 10 points can be made to the grievance chairperson Inclusion under Unsportsmanlike Conduct in the junior Suspension points tab
  6. To be exempt from the above, a player must notify the TD immediately at the conclusion of his/her Sunday play that they will be attending school on Monday so will not be participating in play Monday. TD will e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it those players who have requested this exemption.


Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2010 11:21
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