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Old 01-25-2012, 03:37 PM   #32
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* USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 16 and 14 National Masters Participants must play the tournament to completion to be
eligible for selection. This means a player must not have withdrawn from the tournament or had their
opponent advance due to a walkover. See description of this new Level 1A tournament below.
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** Sectional quotas shall be based on the ratio that a Section’s junior membership and number of players in the
Top 150 in all divisions bears to the total junior membership and total players in the Top 150 in all divisions. All
sections shall be guaranteed a minimum of 1 and there is no maximum quota. 60% shall be based on strength
of section; 40% shall be based on size of membership. See table that follows for actual quota numbers based
on membership and Top 150 players as of 12/31/10.
Replacing Withdrawing Players: Withdrawing players shall be replaced using the same method as currently used: Before the
draw is made, a withdrawing quota player or Sectional Champion is replaced with the next highest player on the Section’s
endorsement list and other withdrawing players (Masters participants and wild cards) are replaced using the most recently
published National Standings List. After the draw is made, all withdrawing players are replaced using the most recently
published National Standings List.
Sectional Quota:
Section
BG18 Hards:
Sectional
Champion +
95 Quota for
128 Draw
BG16/14 Hards:
Sectional
Champion + 87
Quota for 128
Draw
BG12 Hards:
Sectional
Champion +
44 Quota for
64 Draw
BG18/12
Clays: 60
Quota for
64 Draw
BG16/14
Clays: 44
Quota for
64 Draw
2011
128
Quota
Caribbean 2 2 2 1 1 2
Eastern 9 8 5 5 4 4
Florida 10 10 5 6 4 4
Hawaii Pacific 2 2 2 1 1 2
Intermountain 5 4 3 2 2 2
Mid-Atlantic 6 5 3 3 2 2
Middle States 5 5 3 3 2 2
******* 12 11 6 7 5 7
Mo. Valley 4 4 2 2 1 2
New England 5 5 3 2 2 2
Northern 3 3 2 1 1 2
Northern California 6 6 3 3 2 3
Pacific NW 4 3 2 2 1 2
Southern 16 15 8 9 7 13
Southern California 11 10 6 6 5 4
Southwest 4 3 2 2 1 2
Texas 8 8 4 5 3 5
112 104 61 60 44 60
USTA National Doubles Championship. This existing USTA National Doubles Tournament will be replaced with the new Level
1 championship and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers shall receive Gold, Silver and Bronze Balls. The draw shall be 32 teams in
the 16s and 14s divisions only, with a Compass Draw format. Players must enter as teams by the entry deadline. Teams with
the highest Combined Standing are selected. Combined Standing is determined as follows:
Player A holds the #200 standing and Player B holds the #201 standing. The Team of A&B would have the combined
standing of 402.
If a team must be selected from among one or more teams with the same Combined Standing, the team with the highest
Combined Doubles Ranking Points shall be selected. Combined Doubles Ranking Points is determined as follows:
Player A has 25 doubles ranking points and Player B has 10 doubles ranking points. The Team of AB would have combined
doubles ranking points of 35.
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USTA Team Championships.
• USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 18 National Team Championships
• USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 16 Intersectional Team Championships
New Team Championships:
• USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 14 Intersectional Team Championships: This new tournament shall have the same format as the
existing 16s Intersectional tournament.
• USTA National Winter Team Championships - Level 1: This new team championship shall select the top 16 players in the 18,
16, and 14 divisions and waterfall these players onto 8 teams in the boys event and 8 teams in the girls’ event. Selection
shall be done using wild cards and the most recently published National Standings List. The Committee has yet to determine
the number of wild cards and will be making this decision prior to the submission of call items. The competition shall be
modeled after the college format (doubles 8-game pro sets followed by Best of 3 singles matches) using a Compass Draw
format. Each team shall be comprised of two (2) 18s, two (2) 16s, and two (2) 14s. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams shall
receive Gold, Silver and Bronze Balls. Coaches will be selected by the national Player Development Staff from among
national coaches, RTC coaches, and USTA “faculty” coaches. The competition will include 2 days of training and education
followed by 4 days of competition.
LEVEL 1A
USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 16 and 14 National Masters. This new tournament will have singles draws of 16 (Compass Draw)
and doubles draws of 8 (single elimination), and shall have the 14s and 16s played at one tournament location. Participants
who play the tournament to completion shall be selected into the subsequent USTA National Championship, provided they
submit a timely entry. Players shall be selected as follows:
• Up to 4-6 wild cards using the same wild card committee process as is used for a USTA National Championship;
• 10-12 players from the most recently published National Standings List;
• Remaining vacancies and alternates selected using the most recently published National Standings Lists.
The Committee has yet to determine the exact number of players selected as wild cards and from the National Standings List
and whether players must have played one sectional tournament during a set period of time prior to the event in order to be
eligible for selection. The Committee will be making this decision prior to the submission of call items.
The 3-½ day tournaments shall incorporate training and education with the competition taking place on the final two days of
the tournament.
LEVEL 2
USTA National Selection Tournaments.
• USTA National President’s Day Tournament
• USTA National Thanksgiving Tournament
Three concurrent tournaments shall be sanctioned for 3-day date blocks over the President’s Day weekend and Thanksgiving
weekend. The draw sizes shall be 32 singles with an FIC format and 16 doubles single elimination. One tournament shall be
sanctioned on hard courts, one on clay courts, and one on indoor hard courts. The Feed-In shall be played through the
semifinals. Selection shall be based on the most recently published National Standings Lists. Similar to the existing USTA
National Opens, players may enter up to 3 tournaments and up to 2 divisions.
USTA Team Championships.
• USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 16, 14, and 12 Zone Team Championships
New Team Championships:
• USTA National Winter Team Championships - Level 2: This new team championship shall be held at the same time and
location as the USTA National Winter Team Championships - Level 1. The next top 32 players shall be selected in the 18,
16, and 14 divisions and waterfall these players onto 16 teams in the boys event and 16 teams in the girls’ event.
Selection shall be done using wild cards and the most recently published National Standings List. The Committee has yet
to determine the number of wild cards and will be making this decision prior to the submission of call items. The
competition shall be modeled after the college format (doubles 8-game pro sets followed by Best of 3 singles matches)
using a Compass Draw format. Each team shall be comprised of two (2) 18s, two (2) 16s, and two (2) 14s. Coaches will
be selected by the national Player Development Staff from among national coaches, RTC coaches, and USTA “faculty”
coaches. The competition will include time for training and education.
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