The 2012 Season begins on October 8-9, 2011 and runs through August 26, 2012.
Players need not play right from the beginning of the season and are welcome to begin playing the tournaments at any point in time.SA Junior Tennis organizes and offers the following tournaments:Gran Prix INTRO:
(suggested experience level: 10 lifetime tournaments played or less
) Supplementary tournaments for new and inexperienced players, the INTRO tournaments are designed to be played in conjunction with regular Gran Prix tournaments to give inexperienced players an additional opportunity to build tournament match play experience via a slightly less demanding format (a single pro set in lieu of 2 out of 3 sets). There is no limit to the number of Gran Prix tournaments players may enter, so it is suggested newer players play both Intro and regular Gran Prix. No standings points are offered for the INTRO tournaments.Gran Prix: Age divisions 10-16 are open to all players not qualified for the Championship/Super Championship divisions in Texas
. The 18 Super Open
division is open to all players, including Championship and Super Championship players (age requirements apply). Unlike the Intro tournaments, the regular Gran Prix tournaments offer points towards standings and a chance to qualify for the Masters Invitational and State tournaments. (Play for the 18 Super Open division will conclude with the Masters tournament, however, not the State tournament.) Players receive 4 points per main draw match won and 2 points per consolation match won.Gran Prix Doubles:
Doubles tournaments for players based on the same eligibility requirements as Gran Prix singles tournaments. New in 2012!
Double wins will now offer the same points as singles wins: 4 points per main draw match won and 2 points per consolation match won.Gran Prix+:
The one format of Gran Prix tournament in which all divisions are also open to Champs players. New in 2012!
Gran Prix+ will now be a double-points tournament
open to all
Gran Prix players: 8 points
per main draw match won and 4 points per consolation match won.Pass the Racquet:
Doubles in which the two players on each team must alternate who hits each shot by sharing one racquet and handing it off between each shot. Adds excitement, action, as well as the concept of team play coordination to tennis.
Age divisions for all SA Junior Tennis tournaments this season are based on the age a player will be on the future date of September 1, 2012