Atlantic Tennis Alliance
Indoor Playing Ops
Revised: September, 2019
Indoor Junior Atlantics Qualifying
Qualifying for the 2020 Indoor Junior Atlantics will be based solely on the Roger’s Rankings. The top 8 ranked players in Atlantic Canada in each age group as of February 12th, 2020 for each gender will qualify to play in the Indoor Atlantics regardless of which province they are from. Players who are in the top 8 in an older age group, would qualify for both events. However, this is discouraged unless you plan to attend both Nationals if you qualify. If a player in the top 8 is not using their spot, the next player in the rankings would receive the spot.
The Indoor ATA Circuit will consist of 8 events, four 4* events and four 3.5* events. These tournaments will give players the opportunity to earn ranking points to help them move up and try to reach a top 8 ranking. Note that these are now open events for players and open for players outside of Atlantic Canada to play in as well.
Playing Up Rule:
Note that there is now NO PLAYING UP RULE FOR ANY OF THE ATA EVENTS OR ATLANTICS.
Players are allowed to play up to any age division that they wish. For Atlantics, they must qualify in order to play in the older age groups.
The following is the 2019/2020 indoor schedule of events:
PLAYERS MAY PLAY IN THEIR 2019 AGE GROUP FOR ANY EVENT HELD UNTIL THE END OF 2019.
- November 8-11 – PEI 3.5* Event, Charlottetown (The Spa)
- November 22-24 – NL 3.5* Event, St. John’s (Greenbelt)
- November 29-December 1 – NB 3.5* Event, Fredericton (Abony Center)
- December 27-39 – NS 4* Event, Halifax (HEADStart)
- January 3-5 – NB 4* Event, Fredericton (Abony Center)
- January 10-12 – NL 4* Event, St. John’s (Greenbelt)
- January 17-19 – PEI 4* Event, Charlottetown (The Spa) Split event – BU10/BU12/BU14/GU10/GU12
- January 24-26 – PEI 4* Event, Charlottetown (The Spa) Split event – BU16/BU18/GU14/GU16/GU18
- February 7-9 – NS 3.5* Event, Truro (Cougar Dome)
- February 20-23 – Indoor Junior Atlantics, Fredericton (Abony Center)
Registration for the above events is done through the respective Provincial Tennis Association in which the event is being held. General format, depending on numbers, will be standard draws with consolation. Provinces have the option to make modifications to the format.
UNDER 10 QUALIFYING
Since there are no Under 10 rankings, players will qualify through a point’s race for the 8 available spots(boys and girls) at Indoor Atlantics.
A player’s best 3 tournament results will be used to determine standings for a point’s race using the table below. At the conclusion of all the circuit events, the top 8 boys and top 8 girls will earn spots. If one or more players are tied, the following will be used break the tie (note points are different between a 4* and 3.5* event):
- Head to head results from the indoor circuit
- Under 12 national rankings.
- Total number of games won versus games lost from a players best 3 circuit events.
On rare occasion, the ATA will accept requests for a wildcard spot from a player who is unable to attend the Atlantic Championships for valid reason (i.e. out of province training, injury). A maximum of one (1) wildcard per age group per gender may be awarded to players with valid reason who is deemed to be one of the top players in their division. Any request for a wildcard must be sent to the ATA administrator (Mark Thibault) at least 14 days in advance of the first day of the Atlantic Championship tournament. The awarding of a wildcard will require unanimous consent of the 4 Provincial Tennis Associations and will be communicated to players prior to the start of play of the Atlantics.
The 2020 Indoor Junior Atlantics will be held in Fredericton, NB on February 20 – 23, 2020. The event will be a 4 day tournament with play to begin first thing Thursday morning. Players may qualify in 2 singles events (if in Top 8) and play in 2 singles draws at the Indoor Atlantics; however, they must be prepared to play as many as 3 or 4 matches each day as required by the scheduling process.
- Under 10 Boys & Girls Singles
- Under 12 Boys & Girls Singles
- Under 14 Boys & Girls Singles
- Under 16 Boys & Girls Singles
- Under 18 Boys & Girls Singles
- Under 10 Doubles (may be combined)
- Under 14 Boys & Girls Doubles
- Under 18 Boys & Girls Doubles
All singles divisions will be standard elimination draws(maximum of 8) with feed in consolation to the semis. Scoring format for all singles matches, both main draw and consolation, will be best 2 of 3 tiebreaker sets. Small draws will use modified format. Under 10 will play short sets to 4.
Doubles divisions will be standard elimination draws with no consolation. Scoring format for doubles will be best 2 of 3 sets, no ad scoring, and 3rd set 10 point super tiebreaker.
Seeding for Atlantics: seeds will be as per the Roger’s Rankings (Under 10 will be seeded as per the point’s race standings) and as per the Tennis Canada Rules of the Court as it relates to seeding. Most elimination draws will have 2 seeds.