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FOR A LIST OF ALL SANCTIONED JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS IN 2016: CLICK HERE
(This list will provide you with the dates, locations, tournament levels, and direct link to tournament homepage for all tournaments currently sanctioned in Kentucky this year.  This list will be updated as other tournaments apply for sanction)

FOR KENTUCKY JUNIOR REGULATIONS FOR 2016: CLICK HERE
(This document will provide you with all junior regulations specified by the Kentucky Junior Competition committee.  In this document you will find procedures on rankings and standings, the various formats offered at tournaments, penalty points procedures, and endorsement procedures.)

FOR UPDATED KENTUCKY/SOUTHERN RANKINGS (Last updated August 3rd): CLICK HERE
Rankings are determined by a combination of 2 factors, singles and doubles results.  Here is the formula used by Kentucky to determine the current standing of each junior:
100% of the singles points earned in a child's 6 best tournaments over the past 12 months
+
25% of the doubles points earned in a child's 6 best tournaments over the past 12 months
 

FOR A LIST OF ALL TOURNAMENT WINNERS IN KENTUCKY IN 2016 (Updated August 1st): CLICK HERE

EXPLANING TOURNAMENT LEVELS
Southern Level 1-3:
These are the elite events sanctioned and oversaw by USTA Southern.  Many of these tournaments will determine their draws based off Southern rankings. 

Southern Level 4: Each state receives six (6) of these tournaments each year.  USTA Kentucky is in charge of sanctioning these events.  They are intended to bring the best of each state together for competitive tournaments.  These events are not good for beginner players or those with limited tournament experience.

Kentucky Level 1: The Joe Creason State Qualifier is our only KY Level 1 event.  This tournament is not good for beginner players but is a great event for all of those with tournament experience.  Endorsement into the Southern Junior Closed is determined off results from this event.

Kentucky Level 2: These are high level tournaments.  Those looking for great competition and the chance to play some of the best players in the state will find these tournaments entertaining.  Not designed for beginners. 

Kentucky Level 3: Many tournaments in the state will have this rating.  These tournaments should not be a player's first tournament but those looking to take a step up in competition will enjoy these events. 

Kentucky Level 4: The largest number of Kentucky tournaments will be given this designation.  These are your standard weekend tournaments.  These should not be a player's first tournament but once a player has tournament experience, these are great events to play more matches. 

Kentucky Level 5: These are designed for beginner players.  If you are looking for your child's first tournament, look for these tournaments.  Usually will have round robin formats and non-elimination formats.   

UPCOMING JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS

88th Annual Paducah Sun Junior Tournament (KY Level 3, Southern Level 5)
August 6-7, Paducah
Boys and Girls 12's, 14's, 16's, 18's (Yellow)
Singles and Doubles available in all divisions
Tournament ID#: 700101316
Tournament Director: Larry Heflin (ljheflin@bellsouth.net)
Registration Deadline: August 3rd (
REGISTER HERE)

Hilltopper Tennis Classic (KY Level 4, Southern Level 5)
August 13-14, Bowling Green
Boys and Girls 10’s (Orange), 12's (Green), 14's, 16's, 18's (Yellow)
Singles and Doubles available in all divisions
Tournament ID#: 700104816
Tournament Director: Brenda True (jefftrue@bellsouth.net)
Registration Deadline: August 7th (
REGISTER HERE)

Top Gun Academy Junior Championships (KY Level 3, Southern Level 5)
August 20-21, Louisville
Boys and Girls 10’s (Orange), 12's, 14's, 16's, 18's (Yellow)
Singles and Doubles available in all divisions
Tournament ID#: 700098716
Tournament Director: Chris Mather (cmather@springhurst.com)
Registration Deadline: August 17th (
REGISTER HERE)

Brenda Emery/Cross Court Circuit #1 (KY Level 4, Southern Level 5)
August 20-21, Lexington
Boys and Girls 10’s (Orange), 12's (Green), 14's, 16's, 18's (Yellow)
Singles and Doubles available in all divisions
Tournament ID#: 700104016
Tournament Director: Kyle Macy (kmacy4@yahoo.com)
Registration Deadline: August 17th (
REGISTER HERE)

LIRC September Jr. Futures (KY Level 5)
August 20-21, Louisville
Boys and Girls 10’s (Orange), 12's (Green), 14's, 16's, 18's (Yellow)
Singles and Doubles available in all divisions
Tournament ID#: 703612916
Tournament Director: Thomas Leist (swimcoach123@aol.com)
Registration Deadline: August 16th (
REGISTER HERE)

CLASS OF 2016 COLLEGE COMMITTMENTS COME ROLLING IN
(The following high school seniors have committed to playing tennis in college)
Matthew Graft: Xavier University
Kamron Akrami: Bellarmine University
Grace Jennings: Samford University
Aspen Jarrett: Kennesaw State University
Toni Pfeiffer: Campbellsville University
Allison Quammen: Arkansas State University
Trey Akmon: Centre College
Matthew Ko: Centre College
Adam Slone: Centre College

KENTUCKIANS SUCCEED AT THE SECTIONAL LEVEL
(The following Kentuckians had high finishes at sectional or national tournaments in 2016)

Southern Level 1-A Championships (Clemson, SC, April 29-May 2)
Boys 18 Singles: Alex Wesbrooks (Consolation Semifinals)

Southern Level 1-A Championships (Hilton Head, SC, May 13-15)
Boys 14 Singles: Xavier Ecarma (Consolation Semifinals) 
Boys 14 Doubles: Xavier Ecarma (Runner-Up)
Girls 14 Singles: Carrie Beckman (Quarterfinals)

KENTUCKIANS IN THE RECRUITING RANKINGS
(These are players currently ranked in the Top 300 nationally in tennisrecruiting.net's rankings for each class)

CLASS OF 2016 GIRLS
116. Grace Jennings (signed with Samford University)
198. Aspen Jarrett (signed with Kennesaw State University)

CLASS OF 2017 BOYS
64. Drew Singerman

CLASS OF 2017 GIRLS
94. Allison McKamey
147. Caroline Cox
185. Sarah Horn
191. Terra Sheldon

CLASS OF 2018 BOYS
53. Alex Wesbrooks
300. Robert Krick

CLASS OF 2018 GIRLS
168. Eva Borders

CLASS OF 2019 BOYS
101. Matthew Halpin
172. Brandon Chou
271. Paul Reynolds

CLASS OF 2020 BOYS
240. Alex Horn
284. Michael Chou

CLASS OF 2020 GIRLS
225. Nejla Zukic
292. Lauren Waddles

CLASS OF 2021 BOYS
63. Xavier Ecarma

CLASS OF 2021 GIRLS
71. Carrie Beckman
110. Olivia Gallagher
188. Emma Charney
247. Katie Beavin

CLASS OF 2022 BOYS
31. Tonmye Nirundorn
161. Jacks Lancaster
176. Dylan Mather
273. Eli Wood

 
   
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