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Aug 25th, 2003, 01:36 AM
My friend who is 13 is turning pro in the ATP in december-january he got a w/c into qualifying at a tourney

Aug 25th, 2003, 01:39 AM
What's his name and what tournament, so we can keep track and wish him luck.

Aug 25th, 2003, 01:41 AM
ya whats his name? I would also like to wish him luck and keep track of his results :)

Aug 25th, 2003, 01:45 AM
I doubt it's an ATP event being only 13 yo.

Are you sure it's not an ITF event??

Anyway, best of luck :)

Aug 25th, 2003, 01:46 AM
Jordan Elliott and i dont know exactly what tpurney

Aug 25th, 2003, 01:47 AM
he broke his arm and just got his cast off so he has slipt in the usta rankings

Sam L
Aug 25th, 2003, 01:53 AM
I wish him Luck! :yeah:

Aug 25th, 2003, 02:00 AM

Aug 25th, 2003, 02:04 AM
i will get back to you has soon has I know

Aug 25th, 2003, 02:48 AM
I also wish him luck

Aug 25th, 2003, 03:00 AM
i think he is looking into an itf tourney i October if there are any would you let me know to tell him

Aug 25th, 2003, 03:03 AM
In the U.S.? Overseas?

Aug 25th, 2003, 03:35 AM
U.S. his dad says he can play out of country tourneys if he does good in his 1st year

Aug 25th, 2003, 03:42 AM
do you know of any?

Aug 25th, 2003, 10:09 PM

Aug 25th, 2003, 11:18 PM
do you know any U.S. tourneys?

Aug 26th, 2003, 12:45 AM
Yeah, there is one, the name slips my mind... is it called the Open or something like that?

Aug 26th, 2003, 01:13 AM
hahahaha funny ............. not

Aug 26th, 2003, 01:22 AM
but seriously do ya'll know?

Aug 26th, 2003, 01:56 AM
? ? ?

Aug 26th, 2003, 02:09 AM
Here is what I have found:
Since he is only 13 I assume these are the best kind of pro events for him:

8 Claremont, CA $10K 32 MD, 128 Q Hard Futures 25
15 Costa Mesa, CA $10K 32 MD, 128 Q Hard Futures 26
22 Ojai, CA $10K 32 MD, 128 Q Hard Futures 27
29 Laguna Niguel, CA $10K 32 MD, 128 Q Hard Futures 27A
13 Lubbock, TX $15K 32 MD, 64 Q Hard Futures 28
20 Arlington, TX $15K 32 MD, 64 Q Hard Futures 29
27 Hammond, LA $15K 32 MD, 64 Q Hard Futures 30
10 Kahuku, Oahu, HI $15K 32 MD, 128 Q Hard Futures 31

These events are also pro but since he is just starting he may need a wild card to get into the qualifying or main draw because these events have highr ranked players

15 $25K + H Mandeville, LA Hard
22 $50K San Antonio, TX Hard
29 $50K Fresno, CA Hard
13 $50K Tiburon, CA Hard
20 $50K Hollywood, CA Hard
27 $50K Waco, TX Hard
10 $50K TBA Hard
17 $50K Champaign, IL Hard, Indoor

Aug 26th, 2003, 04:03 AM
i think he is playing the 13 Lubbock, TX $15K 32 MD, 64 Q Hard Futures 28 and the 27 Hammond, LA $15K 32 MD, 64 Q Hard Futures 30

but would you tell me how to play the San Antonio one in Sep. for him he was lookin at these and liked that one

Aug 26th, 2003, 04:10 AM
This is all from the USTA website: USTA.com


Any player who has an ATP World Ranking must enter the events in writing by the entry deadline. Acceptance into the Main Draw is determined by the player’s rank. Any player who does not have an ATP World Ranking does not have to enter in writing, however must appear in person to sign-in for Qualifying.

International Tennis Federation ATP
Association of Tennis Professionals
All Entries into USA Futures must be sent to the ITF office in London 14 days prior to the Monday of the Tournament Week.
Suzanne Hibberdine
Fax: 011-44-208-392-4777 All Entries into Challengers must be sent to the ATP office in Florida 21 days prior to the Monday of the Tournament Week.
Erika Green
Tel: 904-285-8000
Fax: 904-285 5966


You must be physically present to sign-in for Qualifying at Futures and Challengers. You CANNOT sign-in over the phone.

Qualifying sign-in for Futures takes place from 4 –7 p.m. the day before Qualifying play.

Qualifying sign-in for Challengers takes place from 7-9 p.m. the day before Qualifying play

All information regarding Qualifying Sign-in such as date and location is provided on the tournament Fact Sheet. This tournament fact sheet also gives important details such as which airport to fly into, at which hotel to stay, Wild Card events, transportation, and directions.

Acceptance into Qualifying is determined by a player’s rank. We have a system of merit that we go by and this list determines who makes it into the draw. This list will change in February 2003.

If more people have signed-in than spots available, there is never a guarantee that a player will be accepted into the draw.

National Rank
No rank

If you have any sort of ranking other than an ATP ranking, we advise you to bring documentation proving this ranking.

Once you have signed-in for Qualifying you must wait until after the USTA Supervisor has made the draw and the schedule of play to find out whether you will be playing. You can call the Supervisor on his cell phone provided on the Fact Sheet or you may also call the tournament site.


To verify your status on a tournament’s entry list you may call us at the USTA Circuit office in New York. You may also call the ITF Circuit office in London for Futures entry lists and the ATP in Florida for Challenger entry lists. Entry lists are also posted on our website. *Remember entry lists for a Futures is available 2 weeks before the tournament date and entry lists for Challengers are ready 3 weeks before the tournament date.*


Players receive their due prize money at the tournament site. If a player leaves the tournament before picking up his prize

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An OFFICIAL USTA AMATEUR REIMBURSEMENT FORM must be completed by the amateur and returned to the USTA Supervisor. The Supervisor then determines the amount of reimbursement based on the system in-place and a check is made to the player. (Please ask the Supervisor if you would like a detailed explanation of how Amateur Reimbursement is calculated.)


You may place a request to be selected as a Wild Card entry into a tournament. All USTA Wild Cards are decided at the USA Tennis High Performance office in Key Biscayne, FL. Requests must be made on the WILD CARD REQUEST FORM. Please contact Elke Juul at 305-365-8782 for information regarding your requests.


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Tournament Fact Sheets
Address lists
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Important Player Notices
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We hope this helps you understand better your upcoming endeavors in becoming a professional tennis player. If you have any questions, we will be glad to walk you through this over the phone. The USTA Tour Supervisors are also on site at tournaments to answer any questions you have.

Lee-Waters' Boy
Aug 26th, 2003, 04:50 AM
get him to play the arlington one and ill go support him!

Aug 26th, 2003, 11:27 PM
he was planing on it!

Aug 27th, 2003, 12:14 AM
are you going?

Aug 27th, 2003, 01:03 AM
? ? ? ?

Aug 27th, 2003, 11:38 PM
a r e y o u ?

Aug 28th, 2003, 04:11 AM
I just found out he is entering Arlington tom.!