Atlantic Tennis Alliance
Indoor Playing Ops
Revised: October, 2016
Indoor Junior Atlantics Qualifying
Qualifying for the 2017 Indoor Junior Atlantics will be based solely on the Roger’s Rankings. The top 8 ranked players in Atlantic Canada in each age group as of January 31st, 2017 for each gender will qualify to play in the Indoor Atlantics regardless of which province they are from. Players who are in the top 8 in an older age group, would qualify for both events. However, this is discouraged unless you plan to attend both Nationals if you qualify. If a player in the top 8 is not using their spot, the next player in the rankings would receive the spot.
The Indoor ATA Circuit will consist of 8 events, four 4* events and four 3* events. These tournaments will give players the opportunity to earn ranking points to help them move up and try to reach a top 8 ranking. Note that these are closed events for players in Atlantic Canada only.
The following is the schedule of these circuit events:
PLAYERS MUST PLAY IN THEIR 2017 AGE GROUP
- October 21-23: PEI, 3*event (outdoors)
- November 25-27: NS, 3* event
- December 2-4: NB, 4* event
- December 27-29: NS, 4* event
- January 6-8: NL, 3* event
- January 6-8: NB, 3* event
- January 13-15: PEI, 4* event u10/u14/u18
- January 20-22: NL, 4* event
- January 27-29: PEI, 4* event u12/u16
- February 9-12: Indoor Junior Atlantic Championships, Truro, NS
Registration for the above events is done through the respective Provincial Tennis Association in which the event is being held. General format, depending on numbers, will be standard draws with consolation. Provinces have the option to make modifications to the format.
UNDER 10 QUALIFYING
Since there are no Under 10 rankings, players will qualify through a point’s race for the 8 available spots (boys and girls) at Indoor Atlantics.
A player’s best 3 tournament results will be used to determine standings for a point’s race using the table below. At the conclusion of all the circuit events, the top 8 boys and top 8 girls will earn spots. If one or more players are tied, the following will be used break the tie (note points are different between a 4* and 3* event):
- Head to head results from the indoor circuit
- Under 12 national rankings.
- Total number of games won versus games lost from a players best 3 circuit events.
Points Race Schema for the Under 10 Circuit Events
On rare occasion, the ATA will accept requests for a wildcard spot from a player who is unable to attend the Atlantic Championships for valid reason (i.e. out of province training, injury). A maximum of one (1) wildcard per age group per gender may be awarded to players with valid reason who is deemed to be one of the top players in their division. Any request for a wildcard must be sent to the ATA administrator (Mark Thibault) at least 10 days in advance of the first day of the Atlantic Championship tournament. The awarding of a wildcard will require unanimous consent of the 4 Provincial Tennis Associations and will be communicated to players prior to the start of play of the Atlantics.
The 2017 Indoor Junior Atlantics will be held in Truro, NS on February 9 – 12, 2017. The event will be a 4 day tournament with play to begin first thing Thursday morning. Players may qualify in 2 singles events (if in Top 8) and play in 2 singles draws at the Indoor Atlantics; however, they must be prepared to play as many as 3 or 4 matches each day as required by the scheduling process.
- Under 10 Boys & Girls Singles
- Under 12 Boys & Girls Singles
- Under 14 Boys & Girls Singles
- Under 16 Boys & Girls Singles
- Under 18 Boys & Girls Singles
- Under 10 Doubles (may be combined)
- Under 14 Boys & Girls Doubles
- Under 18 Boys & Girls Doubles
All singles divisions will be standard elimination draws (maximum of 8) with feed in consolation to the semis. Scoring format for all singles matches, both main draw and consolation, will be best 2 of 3 tiebreaker sets. Small draws will use modified format. Under 10 will play short sets to 4.
Doubles divisions will be standard elimination draws with no consolation. Scoring format for doubles will be best 2 of 3 sets, no ad scoring, and 3rd set 10 point super tiebreaker.
Seeding for Atlantics: seeds will be as per the Roger’s Rankings (Under 10 will be seeded as per the point’s race standings)
#1 seed will go on the top, #2 seed will go on the bottom, #3 & #4 seeds will be drawn for either the bottom or the top, #5 & #6 seeds will be drawn for either top or bottom, and #7 & #8 seeds will be drawn for either top or bottom. Thus, first round matches will see the #1 & #2 seed play either the #7 or #8 seed, and the #3 & #4 seed play either the #5 or #6 seed.