SATA Junior Grand Prix Circuit
The SATA Junior Grand Prix Circuit was created in the early 1980s by teaching pro, Dexter Fong. This circuit is comprised of local tournaments designed to provide playing opportunities for area juniors NEW to the tournament experience. This SATA program will help teach newer players the ins and outs of competitive tournament play. This circuit was not designed for the experienced USTA NorCal ranked junior players.
Tournament directors are encouraged to schedule a consolation draw for first round losers or to schedule round robin competition for each age group. Tournament directors are encouraged to use no ad scoring and play 2 out of 3 full sets. An option for a 3rd set is to play a super tiebreak.
In addition, players will accumulate points from each tournament played. At the end of the year, the top 8 Singles players in each age group will be invited to compete in the Top 8 Invitational Tournament. Also, a High Point Singles Winner Plaque will be awarded to a player in each of the age groups (10, 12, 14, 16, 18)
SATA JUNIOR GRAND PRIX POINTS
1. One point (1) will be awarded for entering a tournament.
2. One point (1) will be awarded for each singles match won.
3. Two points (2) will be awarded if a player draws a bye and wins the next.
4. One point (1) will be awarded for each default or each no show.
5. Two points (2) will be awarded for winning a tournament.
6. If a tournament schedules a round robin format, one point (1) will be awarded for each match won.
7. First place finishers in the round robin will be awarded two points (2)
8. If a back draw or consolation draw is scheduled, (½) point will be awarded for each round won and an extra point will be awarded to the winner of the consolation or back draw.
9. During the Top 8 Invitational Singles tournament. Points will be doubled.
10. A high point Winners plaque will be awarded for each age group.
ELIGIBILITY AND AGE LIMITATION
- If you age up during the year, you should play in that older age group if you would like to compete in the End of the year Top 8 Invitational tournament.
- The End of the year Top 8 Invitational Singles Tournament is tentatively scheduled in January of the following year. To be eligible to play, you cannot age up before the Top 8 Invitational tournament concludes.
- You may not play in a younger age group. If you are 13 years old, you may not play in the 10s or 12s, you must play in the 14 and under group.
- Any clarifications or other questions may be forwarded to the SATA Junior Grand Prix Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org.