Joe Creason Kentucky State Qualifier (KY L1, STA L3)
May 25-27, June 1-2
Please visit the Creason Tournament Page to register and for tournament information.
Kentucky Level 1 and Southern Level 3
This is a Kentucky Level 1 and Southern Level 3 tournament. There are no limits on entries.
(Click to go to Chick-fil-A Louisville website)
ATTENTION JUNIOR PLAYERS & PARENTS! Important Endorsement Information for USTA Southern Junior Closed Championships!
Please be sure to read through this important information about Southern Junior Closed endorsements which includes info on quotas, the selection process, how to enter and other important FAQs. Download the document here. Please be advised that it is YOUR responsibility as a junior player or parent to find out if you are selected.
2012 USTA Southern Closed Tournaments -
(Click on age division to go to the Southern Closed Tennislink page for that age division)
Southern Closed 12sSouthern Closed 14sSouthern Closed 16sSouthern Closed 18s
Kentucky Residency Requirements/Birth Certificate Must Be On File
To be eligible to compete in the Creason, a player must have a permanent address in KY. Residents in Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Countries are not deemed residents of the KY District. Players must be U.S. citizens, resident aliens in possession of a valid alien registration card, or aliens diplomatic or consular corps. In the case of a jr. player, the legal residency is that of the parents. Your birth certificate must be on file either with the USTA Southern office or USTA Kentucky. If it is not on file at the Southern office, fax your birth certificate to USTA Kentucky at (502) 491-1228.
State / Quota Selector and Basis for Selection to Southern Closed
"To qualify for the Southern Closed Championships, a junior player must play in the Joe Creason Jr. Qualifying Tournament in the singles age division that the player wishes to be considered for the State Quota to the Southern Closed Championships. Participation in the Joe Creason is mandatory unless waived in advanced by the USTA KY JR Competition Committee."
For 2012, Kentucky will have the following quotas (Announced in mid-January)
Boys 10s, Girls 10s-----10
Boys 12s, Girls 12s-----8
Boys 14s, Girls 14s-----10
Boys 16s, Girls 16s-----10
Boys 18s, Girls 18s-----10
Deadline for all Zonals is June 27 at 11:59pm
12s: 6 teams (36 Boys, 36 Girls) will be selected for Knoxville, TN. (July 25-29)
Tennislink ID# for application site: 704228112
Tennislink ID# to Tournament Home Page: 704223212
14s: 5 teams (36 Boys, 36 Girls) will be selected for Cary, NC (July 25-29)
Tennislink ID# for application site: 703943012
Tennislink ID# to Tournament Home Page: 703927712
16s: 6 teams (36 Boys, 36 Girls) will be selected for Winston-Salem, NC (July 25-29)
Tennislink ID# for application site: 703929612
Tennislink ID# for Tournament Home Page: 703900512
All players must meet the requirements set forth in the USTA Southern Rules and Regulations.
Zonals are a National Team competition held yearly in July for elite juniors in the 12, 14, and 16 divisions. The teams compete against equal competition from other sections.
16 Zonals: Any player who has played in the Southern Closed 16s and whose Southern standing is within the endorsed group. Top 36 Boys and top 36 Girls who apply will gain entry.
14 Zonals: Any player who has played in the Southern Closed 14s and whose Southern standing is within the endorsed group. Top 36 Boys and top 36 Girls who apply will gain entry.
12 Zonals:Any player who has played in the Southern Closed 12s and whose Southern standing is within the endorsed group. Top 36 Boys and top 36 Girls who apply will gain entry
Click here to go to Southern's JR Cup Page.
September 14-16, 2012
Mandatory Player Meeting on September 13th
September 21-23, 2012
Mandatory Player Meeting on September 20th
Selections to Team Kentucky will be selected using all results thru August 15th, 2012.
Initial interest letters will be sent in late July to the top 6-8 players in each division (that will still be eligible in that division thru September)
3 boys and 3 girls are selected from the Boys and Girls 12s, 14s, 16s, and 18s.
The 14-18s play as Team Kentucky against all other Southern states.
The 12s players are separated onto equal teams based on rankings.
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