Joe Creason Kentucky State Qualifier Presented by Kentucky One Health (Kentuck Level 1, Southern Level 3)
May 28-June 1
10U (Orange), 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U (Yellow) Divisions Available
Singles and Doubles
TO REGISTER FOR THE TOURNAMENT: CLICK HERE
TGA: Top Gun Academy, 1800 Elite Blvd 40223
X: St. Xavier High School, 1609 Poplar Level Rd. 40217
SAW: Tom Sawyer State Park
PP: Petersburg Park, 5008 E. Indian Trail 40218
KCD: Kentucky Country Day School, 4100 Springdale Rd. 40241
SEN: Seneca Park, 3151 Pee Wee Reese Road, 40207
MUST HAVE BIRTH CERTIFICATE ON FILE!
Parents: USTA Southern requires your child's birth certificate must be on file with them in order to play in this USTA Southern Closed event. If this is your first "Creason" please get that birth certificate sent by fax (502-491-1228) or email a copy to Creason@ustaky.com. If you are unsure if USTA Southern already has your child's birth certificate, you can check on their website by CLICKING HERE
The entry deadline for both singles and doubles applicants for the Joe Creason State Qualifier will be strictly enforced and no exceptions will be made. The deadline will be eight days prior to the start of the tournament, Friday May 20th at Noon Eastern Time. Players can not register for a doubles event only. Players must register for singles and doubles in the same age division. The tournament director will NOT partner players for doubles. All players are responsible for finding his or her own partner. If not already done so during initial registration, all players must designate their doubles partner to the tournament director five days prior to the start of the tournament (Monday, May 23rd by noon). This can be done via email to the Competition Manager at Creason@ustaky.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 502-491-1290.
SOUTHERN JUNIOR CLOSED INFO
The Joe Creason State Qualifier is used as Kentucky's automatic qualification into the Southern Junior Closed, considered USTA Southern's top event. You will see Kentucky's quota this year for each age division below. The Kentucky Junior Competition committee has voted and approved that the 4 main draw semifinalists and 2 consolation finalists in each age and gender division will earn automatic qualification into the Southern Junior Closed. The remaining bids will be determined by the Endorsement Committee based on current USTA Southern ranking, previous results, Creason finish, and sportsmanship.
For 2016, Kentucky will have the following quotas into the Southern Junior Closed
Boys 10s, Girls 10s-----8 (32 compass draw)
Boys 12s, Girls 12s-----9
Boys 14s, Girls 14s-----9
Boys 16s, Girls 16s-----9
Boys 18s, Girls 18s-----9
TOTAL BIDS AVAILABLE AT SOUTHERN CLOSED FOR 14-18 AGE DIVISIONS UP TO 196
Due to the overlapping between many of the Southern State Qualifiers and the National Selection Tournament during the same weekend, the USTA Southern Competition Committee has raised the overall number of bids into each draw of the 14, 16, and 18 divisions at the Southern Closed to 196, which is up from 160. Each state will keep the same quota and the increased number of bids will be handed out on a wildcard basis.
18U WINNERS GIVEN ENTRY INTO WILCARD TOURNAMENT
As an added incentive for our 18U players, the singles draw winners in the 18U Boys and Girls divisions will be given entry into a new Wildcard Event in connection with the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships in Lexington July 23-31. This wildcard tournament will give competitors a chance to earn entry into the qualifying draw for this professional challenger event. Winners of these divisions will be contacted by USTA with further details following completion of the Joe Creason State Qualifier.
If there is inclement weather, information will be posted on the Creason TennisLink Page, USTA Kentucky Facebook page and @USTAkentucky on Twitter. Please remember, it could be raining at one site and not the other, please report to your site at your scheduled time, unless otherwise notified by tournament staff.
THANKS TO OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS FOR THIS YEAR'S TOURNAMENT
KY One Health (Title Sponsor)
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