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WINNER RECEIVES TRIP TO PARIS: COMPETES IN THE LONGINES FUTURE TENNIS ACES ON THE ROAD TO THE FRENCH OPEN

 

We are excited to announce that the 2017 LONGINES FUTURE TENNIS ACES will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 – Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 on-site at the Delray Beach Open, the world’s only combined 10-day ATP World Tour Event and ATP Champions Tour Event. The event consists of eight (8) of the best BOYS 12 and Under amateurs (participants must be born after June 4, 2004) in the United States, competing in a round-robin event. A highlight TV show will be created and the winner of the event will receive a once-in-a-lifetime prize of playing in the LONGINES FUTURE TENNIS ACES ON THE ROAD TO THE FRENCH OPEN, held in Paris, France from Monday, May 29 – Sunday, June 4, 2017! If you have any questions, feel free to call the tournament office at 561-330-6003.

IMPORTANT ~ ENTRY INTO FACILITY

MATCH SITE: DELRAY BEACH TENNIS CENTER (DB) (561-243-7360) 201 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, 33444. Directions: From I-95 Exit Atlantic Ave., head east, Tennis Center will be 1 mile on left.

Everyone entering the Delray Beach Tennis Center must have a ticket to get on-site. All participants will receive 1 ticket for themselves + two tickets for their guests (for each day that the player is in the event). The tickets are valid to enter the site, as well as for watching the ATP World Tour pro tennis matches (click for match schedule) during the Day Session that you compete.

If participants have additional guests, they  may purchase additional tickets at the on-site Box Office ($45+) per ticket.

Tickets may be picked up (the morning of the players’ matches) at the Will Call Tent, located adjacent to the event main gate. 30 NW 1st Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444

Forms: All players are required to fill out the following Release & Waiver and PIM Contact forms before playing in the event. Please fill out the forms, have them signed by the appropriate player &/or guardian and turn them in upon check in. Having these forms prepared beforehand, will greatly speed up check-in times and match times. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT THESE FORMS TO OUR OFFICE PRIOR TO CHECK IN. Extra forms will be available at check in.

PRACTICE

*Before Saturday, Feb. 25, practice courts only available at DELRAY SWIM & TENNIS CLUB (561-243-7058) 2350 Jaeger Drive, Delray Beach, FL 33444. No need to have a ticket to enter the facility. Directions: I-95 to Linton Blvd, head east 3/4 mile, turn right on SW 10th Ave, go to stop sign & take a left (Lindell), go 2 full blocks to roundabout and go left on Dotterel, go 1 block to Jaeger Drive, make left. Clubhouse on the left.

*Saturday, Feb. 25 – Sunday, Feb. 26 (DELRAY BEACH TENNIS CENTER ). Courts are 1st come, 1st serve. Sat., Feb. 25 (4 courts from 8:00-9:00am), 1-2 courts thereafter… Sun., Feb. 26 (4 courts from 9:00-10:00am). All persons must have a ticket to enter the facility (see above note).

 

EVENT INFO & FORMAT

Date: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 (Round-robin); Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 (Finals)

Grand Prize: Winner will represent the United States against 15 qualifiers from other nations; and receive a once-in-a-lifetime, all expenses paid (travel, accommodations, food: for them, (plus a parent/guardian) trip to Paris, France from (dates for 2017 to be updated soon)

Register For Event:  Click here. Deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 (11:59pm).

Selection: Based on the Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 National Standings List. Limited to the eight (8) highest USTA nationally-ranked 12 and under participants.

Rules & Regulations: Very Important for players to be Qualified to play in event, please read: Coming soon

Players Regulations & Agreement (ie General Rules, Dates of Paris event, Medical certificate): Coming soon

Format/Match Schedule (weather pending): Round-robin event with two groups of 4 participants each. Each player plays a minimum of 3 matches. Each round-robin match consists of 2 out of 3 sets (no ad-scoring; receivers’ choice) with a 10-point tiebreaker for the 3rd set. Rest Period. Up to 1 hour 45 minutes between matches. Winner of each group moves onto the finals (2 out of 3 tiebreak sets; no ad-scoring; receivers’ choice).  Winner of group determined by Won-Loss record, then head-to head record if tied. If three or more players are tied, tiebreaker rules listed below.  If there are any weather issues, the event may shorten the format of the matches.

Draws. Posted online on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Please check-in 20 minutes before your match time.

TV coverage: 2017 announced soon. Click for 2016 event air dates/times (FOX COLLEGE SPORTS)

Groups & Match Times below (subject to change if a player withdraws pre-event):

*Paris Group: Cooper Williams (New York, NY),  Nishesh Reddy Basavareddy (Carmel, IN), Calvin Wellman (Boynton Beach, FL), Charlie Cowan (Oviedo, FL)

*French Open Group: Lucas Gabriel Brown (Plano, TX), Phillip Dell (Bradenton, FL), Ryan Nash (Sherborn, MA), Alexander Michael Di Staulo (Weston, FL)

Saturday, Feb. 25 – Round-Robin Match Schedule: Played at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. Consists of 2 out of three tiebreak sets (no ad-scoring; receivers choice) with a 10-point tiebreaker for the 3rd set. No 3/4 Playoff.

9am: Paris Group

 

Cooper Williams def. Charlie Cowan 6-1, 6-1

 

Nishesh Basavareddy def. Calvin Wellman 6-2, 6-3

9am: French Open

 

Lucas Brown def. Alexander Di Staulo 6-1, 6-0

 

Phillip Dell def. Ryan Nash 6-0, 6-3

Rd 2: Paris Group

 

Nishesh Basavareddy def. Cooper Williams 5-7, 6-4, 10-5

 

Calvin Wellman def. Charlie Cowan 7-6 (8), 6-0

Rd 2: French Open

 

Lucas Brown def. Phillip Dell 6-1, 6-4

 

Ryan Nash def. Alexander DiStaulo 6-4, 6-0

Rd 3: Paris Group

 

Nishesh Basavareddy def. Charlie Cowan 6-1, 6-1

 

Cooper Williams def. Calvin Wellman 6-1, 7-5

Rd 3: French Open

 

Phillip Dell def. Alexander DiStaulo 6-1, 6-2

 

Lucas Brown def. Ryan Nash 6-0, 6-3

Sunday, Feb. 26 – Finals (9:45am): Consists of 2 out of three tiebreak sets (no ad-scoring; receivers choice).

FINALS

 

Nishesh Basavareddy def. Lucas Brown 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

 

 

 

Ranking Points: Players will not receive USTA ranking points at this event.

Pre-event Press Release: Click here.

Post-event Press Release: Click here.

Hitting Lessons:

*Delray Beach Tennis Center. 561-243-7360.

*Boca Raton Resort & Club High Performance Tennis Academy run by Bobby Bernstein, specializing in high performance training for junior players. 501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida, 33432. Call (561) 227-9588 for hitting lessons pre-event, during or post-event.

 

EVENT PARTNERS

 

Longines has been based at Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1832. Its watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and performance. Longines has generations of experience as official timekeeper of world championships and as partner of international sports federation. Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of the Swatch Group Ltd, the World’s leading manufacturer of horological products. With the winged hourglass as its emblem, the brand has outlets in over 140 countries.

Longines is the proud Official Partner and Timekeeper of the French Open at Roland-Garros since 2007. Longines Future Tennis Aces – On the Road to the French Open is part of Longines’ global commitment to support and develop tennis’ superstars of tomorrow. All the players who qualify for the Roland Garros tournament will have the opportunity to visit the red-clay courts of Roland Garros and attend a French Open match.  Past countries that have participated in Future Tennis Aces program include Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italia, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the U.S.

City of Delray Beach (Host City) is a beach lover’s destination with one of America’s most beautiful seashores and we hope you’ll have some time to take a stroll along the warm surf. We invite you to take a leisurely walk along Atlantic Avenue, enjoy the galleries, boutiques and gourmet restaurants. Click for things to do in Delray Beach.

USTA: The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis and the recognized leader in promoting and developing the sport’s growth on every level in the United States, from local communities to the crown jewel of the professional game, the US Open.

We are very appreciative of all of the below site partners, and thank them for their support in hosting this prestigious event.

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TIEBREAKER RULES

 

If three or more players are tied, the Referee shall use the following steps in the order listed to break all ties. The Referee shall break as many ties as possible using a given step before using the next step.

The head-to-head win-loss record in matches involving just the tied players

The player with the highest percentage of sets won of all sets completed.

The head-to-head win-loss record in matches involving the players who remain tied;

The player with the highest percentage of games won of all games completed;

The head-to-head win-loss record in matches involving the players who remain tied;

The player with the highest percentage of sets won of sets completed among players in the group under consideration;

The head-to-head win-loss record in matches involving the players who remain tied;

The player with the highest percentage of games won of games completed among the players under consideration; and

The head-to-head win-loss record in matches involving the players who remain tied.

If the Referee has applied all the steps and a tie still cannot be broken, the tied participants will each play each other one 12-point tiebreaker, with Won-Loss record, then Head-to Head being the tiebreaker. If three or more players are still tied, above bullets will be utilized to break the tie.

 

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