Adelaide 18/u ITF Tournament

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by tennus, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. tennus

    tennus Rookie

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    Just checked out the early stages of the Adelaide 18/u ITF results and was surprised to recognise the names of many young kids entered. Taking away the four oveseas players I decided to put an age to the remaining sixty via the Australian Ranking list. I was stunned to find four times as many 13 year olds were playing than were 18 year olds ! Here's the breakdown:
    18yrs - 2, 17yrs - 8, 16yrs - 21, 15yrs - 12, 14yrs - 9, 13yrs - 8. So where are all the 18yr old Aussies ? I'm all for giving Australian kids the chance of international experience but this does seem a little farcical. For members in other countries is this age grouping normal in your 18/u ITF's?
     
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  2. timm

    timm New User

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    yeahh there are a lot of young kids going for it nowadays. In the hk itf last month there were couple of young 13-15 so yeahh. you can't start playing too late so thats why
     
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  3. equinox

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    Tennis Australia knows and are updating guidelines 2007.

    http://www.tennisaustralia.com.au/p...rticleID200719123822&pageId=11831&HandlerId=1

     
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  4. equinox

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    Btw the new rd 32 rule sucks. If a player wins threw qualifying into an AMT or other event main draw and loses 1st rd they should always get a few points to help there direct entry to the next tournament.

    I'm guessing there's too many juniors with .5 points and too many players outside the 1000's increasing the administrative burden. Too many applying for itf ipins with a AR in the 1000's!
     
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