Florida Tournament Levels

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by Dtennis, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Dtennis

    Dtennis New User

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    May be moving down to Florida this upcomming year...

    Can you guys tell me the junior tournament levels in Florida?
    Like: What level of play is a

    Challenger
    Grand Prix
    Rookie Championship
    Super Series
    Classic
    (etc)

    What type of level of junior players play in the ______ tournaments?

    Greatly appreciated :)
     
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  2. Dtennis

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    Come on!!! Can any of you Floridians help me out with these tournament levels?
     
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  3. chalkflewup

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    Locals: Beginners
    Super Series: More experienced juniors. Single elimination. Also play doubles
    Designated: For the serious baller. I believe 8 per year - competitive juniors play the designated events.
    Sectional: Smaller draw. Best kids get in. Also play dubs.
     
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  4. Dtennis

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    Thank you so much
     
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  5. chalkflewup

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    That's the Readers Digest Version but feel free to ask if you have more questions about Florida tournaments. My kid plays in Florida so i know a little about Florida tournaments but im certainly not the expert.

    P.S. I also have a simple web site that helps you find Florida Super Series, Designated and Sectional tournaments (http://www.chalkflewup.com).

    Hope that helps.
     
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  6. warmsurfing

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    Hello,
    My daughter will be 12 next year.
    We are living in Margarita Island,Venezuela,we are planning to go to Florida next summer vacation for her to play tournaments.
    Where is the best town we should settle in?So we do not have to drive too far from place to place?
     
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  7. chalkflewup

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    I would settle somewhere between Boca Raton and Miami. Lots of options in between.
     
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  8. warmsurfing

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    Do we have to sign her up in USTA junior,so she can play?
     
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  9. chalkflewup

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    If you want to play in the higher level tournaments, you'll need to fill out a form, submit a letter of domicile proving your Florida residency, and a copy of your child's birth certificate.
     
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  10. chalkflewup

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    Here is the USTA membership link. Once you're a member and you receive your USTA number, I believe you can play in locals and Super Series. And if you want to play in Designated, Sectionals or the State Closed, you'll need to fill out the additional paperwork and submit that to USTA Florida. I'll track down that link for you as well.
     
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  12. warmsurfing

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    We are Americans,but ,I do not think I can proof we live in Florida.
    In two months time,we like her to play as many as tournaments as possible.
    Is there any way we can line them up?
     
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  13. chalkflewup

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    I'm sure you can find some matches in Florida but you won't be able to play in any of the top USTA sanctioned events without submitting your paperwork.
     
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  14. warmsurfing

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    Sounds like we can not play in Florida because we do not live there.:neutral:
    Do they have ITF junior tournaments in Florida?
    I am sure we can join ITF.
     
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  15. tennis boy

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    i would love to play in florida ... only if i lived there
     
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