12 Oct ITF Junior Circuit – New Online Entry System
ITF Junior Circuit – New Online Entry System
ITF has launched a new method of entry for all ITF Junior Circuit tournaments starting in January 2010. This will allow junior players enter their tournaments online as long as they have an active IPIN Membership.
With this new system, junior players will be able to enter and withdraw from tournaments online as well as view their tournament schedule and lists of tournaments entered. This will ensure that junior players are aware of ITF entry procedures before they progress to senior tournaments where players must enter and withdraw themselves.
Players can now log in to this system and place entries for tournaments taking place in 2010. Please see further information below as displayed on ITF website.
Entry and Acceptance Procedures
Players will be permitted to enter a maximum of three (3) tournaments per tournament week and will be required to list the tournaments in order of priority (ie 1, 2, 3). Players will be able to see their acceptance status in each tournament from the entry deadline. After the entry deadline it is the responsibility of the player to withdraw from all tournaments he/she does not intend to play.
Player that have been accepted into both an ITF Junior and an ITF Pro Circuit tournament will not be automatically withdrawn from either list. It is the responsibility of the players to withdraw from the tournaments they do not intend to play, otherwise they will be penalised according to ITF Junior or ITF Pro Circuit regulations.
As in ITF Pro Circuits, a ‘freeze deadline’ will be introduced for all ITF Junior Circuit tournaments at 1400 GMT on the Wednesday before the start of the Main Draw. At this time players will no longer move from Qualifying to Main Draw, or from Alternates to Qualifying. Entry lists will be managed by the referee on site at each tournament and any vacancies created by withdrawals after this time will be filled by signed in Alternates (for Qualifying) and Lucky Losers (for Main Draw).