The 2017 Season begins October 1, 2016 and runs through September 24, 2017.
IN THE 2017 SEASON: All players must submit a completed Circuit Waiver and Season initiation fee to begin competing.
Players can begin playing in the circuit at any point in the season prior to the Masters.
Tournaments in which all singles divisions are based on UTR, which assigns a level rating to each player independent of age and gender. Genders and ages may be intermixed in the tournament divisions. The format is an ad-scoring pro-set. (Standings points for Gran Prix will not be affected by the Levels tournaments. To earn standings points, players must compete in regular Gran Prix divisions.)
Gran Prix: SA Junior Tennis circuit tournaments that offer standings points. Based on standings points, select players are invited to compete in the Masters Invitational at the end of the Season to determine Season winners. Eligibility: For INTRO divisions new or less experienced non-qualified players are eligible (UTR 2 or less). Gran Prix divisions ages 10-16 are open to all players not qualified for the Championship/Super Championship divisions in Texas (same as Challenger level). Super Open divisions 12/14 and 16/18 are open to all players, including Championship and Super Championship players. Players earn 4 points per main draw match won and 2 points per consolation match won.
Gran Prix Doubles: Doubles tournament with the same eligibility requirements as regular Gran Prix tournaments. Mixed doubles divisions available. Doubles wins earn 3 points per main draw match won and 1 point per consolation match won.
Gran Prix+: A double standings-points Gran Prix tournament; allows Champs players to compete in all divisions. 8 points per main draw match won and 4 points per consolation match won.
Pass the Racquet: Relay doubles in which two players on a team share one racquet and alternate who hits each shot by handing off between shots. Adds an extra element of action to doubles 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, 2017