The 2013 Season begins on October 6, 2012 and runs through September 8, 2013.
Players are welcome to begin playing the tournaments at any point in time during the season prior to the Masters Invitational.SA Junior Tennis organizes 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 give inexperienced players an additional opportunity to build tournament match play experience via a slightly less demanding format (a single pro set versus 2 out of 3 sets). Because no standings points
are offered for the INTRO tournaments, it is suggested that newer players play both Intro and regular Gran Prix.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). The Gran Prix tournaments offer points towards standings and a chance to qualify for the Masters Invitational season-ending tournament. Players receive 4 points per main draw match won and 2 points per consolation match won.Gran Prix Doubles:
Doubles tournaments with the same eligibility requirements as the Gran Prix singles tournaments. Mixed doubles is also offered. Doubles wins offer the same points as singles wins: 4 points per main draw match won and 2 points per consolation match won.Gran Prix+:
The Gran Prix tournament in which every age division is also open to Champs players. Gran Prix+ is open to all Gran Prix players and is a double-points tournament: 8 points
per main draw match won and 4 points per consolation match won.Pass the Racquet:
Team-play 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 amped up team play 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, 2013