Rules

AITA tournaments will be sanctioned only to the AITA registered centers or AITA registered academies. State secretaries are to ensure that the centers / academies applying for the tournaments are registered with AITA.

It is mandatory for all players participating in any level of AITA tournament to have a valid AITA Registration (Renewed up to date). A player not having a valid AITA registration card or a receipt*/e-mail from AITA office (incase registration/renewal process is pending) WILL not be permitted to participate in AITA tournaments. All Players should complete the registration /renewal formalities well in advance before they apply for or plan to participate in a tournament.

* Receipt is valid for two months from the date of issue.

There will be a restriction on number of tournaments a player can play in a year, so that players don’t burn out and it will help in pro longing the tennis career of the players. A player will be allowed to play following maximum number of tournaments depending on the age. This will include both main draw and qualifying. A tournament played in any age group will count towards a tournament played.

  • Under 12 Player – 18 Tournaments
  • Under 14 Player – 25 Tournaments
  • Under 16 Player – 30 Tournaments
  • Under 18 Player – No restriction

A State will have to conduct a CS tournament after conducting 6 TS in that state ( this will be calculated combined for all age groups).

2 age group tournaments can be allowed to be conducted during same week at a venue only at the discretion of AITA, if it is proved that enough courts ( 6 lighted courts) through out the day would be available and no reduced format will be adopted, except for weather conditions.

The AITA Juniors Tournament Structure would have the following tournaments during 2019:

  • Talent Series (3 Day’s)
  • Talent Series (7 Day’s)
  • Championship Series (3 Day’s)
  • Championship Series (7 Day’s)
  • Super Series
  • National Series
  • Two Nationals – Hard Court and Clay

Talent Series/ Championship Series

There will be no TS tournaments for Under 18 age group.

TOP 150 AITA ranked players in their respective age groups will NOT be permitted to take part in TS tournaments in that age group. This ranking would be on the date of entry deadline for TS7 and on the day of Sign in for TS3 tournaments.( the rankings would be as available on AITA website on those dates)

TOP 75 AITA ranked players in their respective age groups will NOT be permitted to take part in CS tournaments in that age group. This ranking would be on the date of entry deadline for CS7 and on the day of Sign in for CS3 tournaments.( the rankings would be as available on AITA website on those dates)

TS tournaments taking place in a particular zone will be open to players registered from that zone only. No player can play a tournament in a zone other than in which he is registered in.

A player can apply for a change in zone , because of change in the residence address/ change in domicile/ school or for any other reason, in writing to AITA. Once the permission is granted by AITA and the zone change for the player is effected, the zone change cannot be changed again before the expiry of 6 months. A player can participate in the new zone , effected by such change in zone, only once the approval is granted. The player should carry the written approval of AITA effecting this change of zone, to all the tournaments where he participates thereafter.

The states/ UT’s are divided into zones as follows: –

North Zone J&K, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, UP, & Uttarakhand
West Zone Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh & Rajasthan
South Zone Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu , Pondicherry & Kerala
East Zone Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland

Only one age group of tournaments will be allowed to be conducted at a venue for TS/ CS( 3 days or 7 days) tournaments . No tournaments with 2 different age groups will be permitted in the same week at the same venue. There is no restriction on the number of TS/ CS to be held in the country in any week. It means that there could be more than one TS/ CS tournament in a particular age in a week in the country.

** Requirements for Organizing a Tournament:

No tournament can take place at two venues, irrespective of the distance apart.

Courts: A Venue must have a minimum of 4 courts, having the same surface, at the venue. However, a Talent series or Championship Series tournament being held over 3 days, may be done on three courts or two lighted courts with a minimum of 380 Lux (12 units) with enough tournament staff to extend the matches into the night. Under exceptional circumstances , and due to unfavorable weather conditions, if another venue is clubbed with the main venue, it would be responsibility of the organizers to provide proper transportation between the 2 venues.

Super Series/ National Series

Only one age group of tournaments will be allowed to be conducted at a venue in a week.

Only one Super Series/ National Series tournament, for a particular age group, would be permitted in a week across the country.

The requirement in terms of number of courts will remain as above in case of the TS tournaments.

This number of courts available must be mentioned at the time of applying for a tournament.

Nationals

Nationals can have more than one age group of tournament being conducted in the same week at the same venue.


Doubles Events

There will be no doubles in TS (3 days)/ CS (3 days) tournaments.

For TS7 / CS7 / SS / NS / Nationals Tournaments doubles are a must . Points for which will be counted towards the Rankings. Minimum size of Draw for points to be awarded for Doubles is 08.


For SS / NS / Nationals where one event is being held by the Organizers, the players should not be made to play more than two matches, (i.e. One Singles and One Doubles) in a day. Only when a player is playing in two events (Nationals with 2 Events), would a player be required to play 3 matches a day (2 Singles of different events and 1 Doubles). Only, in case of unforeseen weather circumstances, a player may be asked to play more matches , which would be at the discretion of the referee.

Fact Sheet of all tournaments should be sent to AITA at least 5 weeks prior to the start of the tournament & it will be displayed on AITA website www.aitatennis.com

Chair Umpires must be provided by the organizers for Semi finals and Finals in TS and CS tournaments and from Quarter Finals onwards for SS, NS and Nationals. Adequate , roaming umpires must be provided by the organizers to oversee the other matches being played without chair umpires.


Tournament Referee:

An ITF White Badge Official would be mandatory to supervise the Super Series / National Series / Nationals/ Asian Under 14. The name will be decided by AITA and added to the Fact Sheet. For Asian Under 14 also ITF White badge

For other tournaments organizers are supposed to appoint adequately experienced referee to conduct the tournaments. AITA can nominate the AITA supervisors for the conduct of selected tournaments, from the AITA certified list of AITA supervisors. All expenses as the AITA policy for these AITA supervisors will be the responsibility for the organizers

It will be the responsibility of the Tournament Director to announce the name and contact number of the Tournament Referee in the Fact Sheet for all Talent and Championship Series Tournaments.


Obligations Binding a Player:

No player can play two different tournaments at different venues during the same tournament week. ie. If you play the qualifying of one tournament you cannot play the Main Draw / Qualifying of another tournament in the same week. This is binding for all AITA, ATF and ITF tournaments. However, if a player plays the Main Draw of one tournament he/she can play the Qualifying of the next week’s tournament. 2-3 day tournaments, though starting on a Saturday will be considered as a tournament belonging to the next week. This would mean a player playing a 2-3 day tournament cannot play the main draw of another tournament from Monday onwards.

If a tournament has two age groups, NO player can play the qualifying of both the age groups. He / She may play the Main Draw of one age group and the Qualifying of the other. If the entry has been sent for both the age groups & the player is in the qualifying of both the age groups the referee will withdraw the player from the higher age group after the qualifying sign in. In case a player does play both the qualifying events, no points will be given to that player for that tournament.

In a tournament having two age groups a player may be in the Main Draw of one and qualifying of the other. If he does not show up for the qualifying (No Show) he is not permitted to play the Main Draw of that tournament.

A Player would be allowed to partake in 3 events in all, in a Tournament which involves more than one age group. This would be two Singles Main Draw and One Doubles Main Draw. A player is not allowed to participate in One Singles and Two Doubles Events.

The Entry to Doubles event would be decided on Merit of Combined Ranking.

A player who is given a walk over / bye in the first round & looses in the second round will be given the points of the first round. This is applicable to the Doubles as well.

For the year 2019 –

CATEGORY ELIGIBLE DOB
Men & Women Players born till 31/12/ 2004
Under 18 1/1/2001 – 31/12/2006
Under 16 1/1/2003– 31/12/2008
Under 14 1/1/2005 – 31/12/2010
Under 12 1/1/2007 – 31/12/2012

Withdrawal deadline is Monday, before the start of the tournament. Withdrawal from a tournament, after the withdrawal deadline, means withdrawal from all events of the tournament.

If a player does not want to take part in a tournament after he has sent his / her entry, he/she must send his/her withdrawal at the earliest so that the next player can be moved up. For SS/NS/Nationals withdrawals must be sent to AITA till Freeze Deadline (1700 Hrs on Thursday before the start of the tournament). Thereafter it must be sent to the referee, whose e-mail & Tel No will be available on the Fact Sheet. The player must get a confirmation e-mail from AITA that the withdrawal has been received and the acceptance list on the website shows the withdrawal the next working day.

Withdrawal (after withdrawal deadline), irrespective of the reason, will be allowed only twice in a calendar year. Third withdrawal will be penalized as per the penalty schedule as stated below. If a player is in the main draw or qualifying draw at the time of withdrawal (after withdrawal deadline) will be considered as a late withdrawal.

For TS/ CS the entries and withdrawals must be sent to the tournaments organizers or as mentioned in the tournament fact sheet.

If a player does not want to take part in a tournament after he has sent his / her entry, he/she must send his/her withdrawal at the earliest so that the next player can be moved up. For SS/NS/Nationals withdrawals must be sent to AITA till Freeze Deadline (1700 Hrs on Thursday before the start of the tournament). Thereafter it must be sent to the referee, whose e-mail & Tel No will be available on the Fact Sheet. The player must get a confirmation e-mail from AITA that the withdrawal has been received and the acceptance list on the website shows the withdrawal the next working day.

Withdrawal (after withdrawal deadline), irrespective of the reason, will be allowed only twice in a calendar year. Third withdrawal will be penalized as per the penalty schedule as stated below. If a player is in the main draw or qualifying draw at the time of withdrawal (after withdrawal deadline) will be considered as a late withdrawal.

If a player does not want to take part in a tournament after he has sent his / her entry, he/she must send his/her withdrawal at the earliest so that the next player can be moved up. For SS/NS/Nationals withdrawals must be sent to AITA till Freeze Deadline (1700 Hrs on Thursday before the start of the tournament). Thereafter it must be sent to the referee, whose e-mail & Tel No will be available on the Fact Sheet. The player must get a confirmation e-mail from AITA that the withdrawal has been received and the acceptance list on the website shows the withdrawal the next working day.

Withdrawal (after withdrawal deadline), irrespective of the reason, will be allowed only twice in a calendar year. Third withdrawal will be penalized as per the penalty schedule as stated below. If a player is in the main draw or qualifying draw at the time of withdrawal (after withdrawal deadline) will be considered as a late withdrawal.

For TS/ CS the entries and withdrawals must be sent to the tournaments organizers or as mentioned in the tournament fact sheet.

If a player is taking part in Singles and Doubles of a tournament and concedes from any of the event due to any reason, then he will not be permitted to continue in that tournament. e.g. If he is playing Singles and doubles in under 14 and under 16 and decides to concede the doubles in under 16 then he will not be permitted to continue playing the Under 14 and Under 16 Singles of that tournament and his opponent will be given a walk over. His doubles partner will however be permitted to continue to play.

** Match Format in Tournaments:

For a (3 Day) Talent and Championship series,

There will be an open draw with no qualifying or main draw for 3 days TS/CS tournaments to be made after the sign in which closes on Saturday morning. Matches will start on Saturday & tournament may be completed on Sunday or any day thereafter but not later than the following Friday. In these tournaments each player may be asked to play up to a maximum of three matches in a day.

Singles
Upto QF Best of 15 Games
QF & SF Best of 17 Games
Final Best of three sets

NO LET rule in service will be followed. It means if the service hits the top of the net and falls in the correct service box the point will continue.

Any deviation from the format of matches as defined above should be with a written approval from AITA office.

There will be NO doubles in TS3/ CSs tournaments.

Acceptance List will be made from the AITA Rankings by adding the Ranking of each of the players in the pair.


For a (7 Day) Talent and Championship series

If a TS or CS tournament is planned to finish on Friday (7 Days) the same must be endorsed by AITA & mentioned on the Tournament Schedule & Fact Sheet.

Sign in for qualifying will be between 1200 & 1400 Hrs on Friday. Qualifying draw should be made before 18:00 on Friday and displayed on site/ website/ other places as required.

Main Draw sign in will be between 1200 & 1400 Hrs on Sunday. The Singles Main Draw should be made before 18:00 on Sunday and displayed prominently as required.

Tournament can finish on Friday ( to be endorsed by AITA) or on Saturday

Singles
Qualifying Rounds Best of 17 Games
Final Qualifying Round Best of three tie break sets (Deuce 2 points)
Main Draw Matches Best of 3 Tie Break sets with Deuce 2 pts
Doubles Size of Draw will be of 16 pairs First two sets would be normal Tie-Breaker Sets with No Advantage scoring i.e. Deuce 1 Point. A 10 Point Match Tie Break will be played in lieu of the Final Set. Acceptance List will be made from the AITA Rankings by adding the Ranking of each of the players in the pair. The sign in for doubles shall close on Monday at 12:00 noon

NO LET rule in service will be in place . It means if the service hits the top of the net and falls in the correct service box the point will continue.


For Super Series/ National Series / Nationals

Qualifying Rounds Best of 17 Games
Final Qualifying Round Best of three tie break sets (Deuce 2 points)
Main Draw Matches Best of 3 Tie Break sets with Deuce 2 pts
Doubles Size of Draw will be of 16 pairs First two sets would be normal Tie-Breaker Sets with No Advantage scoring i.e. Deuce 1 Point. A 10 Point Match Tie Break will be played in lieu of the Final Set. Sign in for doubles shall close on Monday at 12:00 noon.

NO LET rule in service will be in place . It means if the service hits the top of the net and falls in the correct service box the point will continue.

Any change in the format of matches can happen only with the written approval of AITA, which has to be displayed on the notice board at the tournament premises.

Sign in for qualifying will be held from 12:00-14:00 on Friday. Qualifying draw should be made before 18:00 on Friday and displayed on site/ website/ other places as required.

The Singles Main Draw should be made before 18:00 on Sunday and displayed prominently as required.

Acceptance for Doubles.

Direct Acceptance for Doubles:

Following acceptance priority will be used for selecting the direct acceptance of teams in doubles

Priority -1

If both the players of a doubles team are singles main draw players ( as direct acceptance, special exempt, qualifier or lucky loser). The selection of teams under this priority will be done as follows:-

  1. First – If both the players have ranking, then the combined ranking will determine the order.
  2. Second- If only 1 player has ranking, then the ranking of this one player will be used to decide the order.
  3. Third- if both the players are unranked, then by lots

The lucky loser/ qualifying status of the singles players will be as determined at the time of closing of doubles sign in. Singles main draw wild cards will not be considered for this priority.

Priority-2

If one player of a doubles team is a singles main draw player ( as direct acceptance, special exempt, qualifier or lucky loser). The selection of teams under this priority will be done as follows:-

  1. First – If both the players have ranking, then the combined ranking will determine the order.
  2. Second- If only 1 player has ranking, then the ranking of this one player will be used to decide the order.
  3. Third- if both the players are unranked, then by lots.

Priority-3

If both the players of a doubles team are not singles main draw players ( as direct acceptance, special exempt, qualifier or lucky ) as considered for the above 2 priorities . The selection of the teams under this priority will be done as follows:-

  1. First – If both the players have ranking, then the combined ranking will determine the order.
  2. Second- If only 1 player has ranking, then the ranking of this one player will be used to decide the order.
  3. Third- if both the players are unranked, then by lots.

In circumstances which are beyond the control of the organizer, like, rain, strike or any other natural calamity, the number of matches to be played on a day may be changed, to complete the tournament. However, AITA’s permission must be obtained for this change.


** POINTS SYSTEM FOR AITA CIRCUIT:

Round Of 64 32 PQ Q SF F W
TALENT SERIES (7 Days) 2 6 8 10 12 15
TALENT SERIES (3 Days) 1 3 4 5 6 8
CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES(7 Days) 4 8 10 15 20 25
CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES(3 Days) 2 4 5 7 10 15
SUPER SERIES 5 10 20 30 40 50
NATIONAL SERIES 5 10 20 30 40 50 75
NATIONALS 20 40 60 80 100 150 200

It is mandatory for all players to participate in the Nationals, for selection to Junior Teams.

If the Singles (Main Draw in the case of TS or CS (7 Day’s) /SS / NS / Nationals) has less than 16 players or the Doubles (Main Draw in the case of CS (7 Day’s) / SS / NS / Nationals) has less than 8 pairs. The tournament may continue. However, no ranking points will be awarded. In the case of three day tournaments if the draw is of less than eight players the tournament may continue but no ranking points will be awarded.

However, to encourage the North East Sector points will be awarded to all players taking part in any NE Sector Talent Series tournament having a minimum of eight players in Main Draw.

Qualifying points for National Series and Nationals are 6-4-2 and for TS / CS (6/7 Days) / Super Series 1 point awarded to players who qualify.

** Ranking System takes into consideration, tournaments played during the last 52 weeks:

From 2019 results of best 8 tournaments will be considered for ranking.

Under ‐18 Category ‐ Rankings are prepared on the basis of best 8(eight) tournament results, played in India, of singles along with 25% of the best 8(Eight) tournament points from doubles . The points earned in ITF Juniors( points used to calculate the ITF Junior ranking only) will be doubled (ie points X 2) and added to the above AITA under 18 points. Plus the points earned from best 8 AITA Men/ Women tournaments.

Under ‐16 Category – Rankings are prepared on the basis of best 8 (eight) tournaments results, played in India, of singles along with 25% of the best 8(eight) tournaments points from doubles. To this points earned from best 8 AITA U‐18 will be added.

Under ‐14 Category ‐ Rankings are prepared on the basis of best 8(eight) tournament results, played in India, of singles along with the 25% of the best 8 (eight) tournament points from doubles plus 25% of the points of the best 3 results from Asian ‐ U14 tournaments played in India, plus the points earned from best 8 AITA U‐16 will be added.

Under ‐12 Category ‐ Rankings are prepared on the basis of best 8 (eight) tournament results, played in India, of singles along with the 25% of the best 8 (eight) tournament points from doubles plus the points earned from best 8 AITA U‐14. Plus the 25% of points earned in best 3 of Asian U14 tournaments played in India.


Main Draw Sizes

Singles Main Draw Size Singles Main DrawBoys Singles Main Draw Girls
TS (3 Days) Open Open
TS (7 Days) 32 32
CS (3 Days) Open Open
CS (7 Days) 32 32
SS 32 32
NS 64 48
Nationals 64 48

There will be no doubles in TS3/ CS3. In all other tournaments the maximum draw size for doubles would be 16

Singles Qualifying Draw Size Singles Qualifying Draw Boys Singles Qualifying Draw Girls
TS (7 Days) Open Open
CS (7 Days) Open Open
SS 48 32
NS 48 32
Nationals 64 48

There will no qualifying for doubles.

Since there is open draw for TS3/ CS3 there is no requirement of qualifying draw size.


SIGN IN REQUIREMENTS

TS7/CS7/SS/NS/Nationals

Qualifying sign in will be compulsory. The sign in for qualifying will be uniform for all tournaments to be held on Friday between 12:00-14:00 . The singles Qualifying draw is to be made latest by 18:00 and displayed prominently as required.

Main Draw Sign in is required only at TS7/ CS7, where the main draw sign in shall take place on Sunday between 12:00-14:00. The singles main draw shall be made before 18:00 and displayed prominently as required.

THERE WILL BE NO MAIN DRAW SIGN IN for SS/NS/Nationals. The singles main draw is to be made before 18:00 and displayed prominently.

Championship / Talent Series (3 Days):

There will be no requirement to send ones entry. Sign in will be on Friday between 1200 & 1400 Hrs at the venue. Draw to be made and displayed before 18:00 on Friday itself.


Composition of the Draws

  Open Main Draw Main draw size 32 Main Draw Size 48 Main Draw Size 64
Direct-On ranking All 23 39 55
Qualifiers None 8 8 8
Special Exempt None 1 1 1
Wildcards None None None None

 

  Qualifying Draw – 32 Qualifying Draw – 48 Qualifying Draw – 64
Direct-on ranking 28 44 60
Wild Cards 4 4 4

For doubles – draw of 16, all teams to selected as per the rules defined earlier. There will no Wild cards, Special exempt or qualifying for doubles event in any tournament.


** Entry Regulations:

The Acceptance List for Championship / Talent Series (7 Day’s) / SS / NS / Nationals will be made, taking into account the latest Rankings available on the website.

Whilst making the Acceptance List no player without a ranking will be put in the Main Draw. In case there are vacancies in the Main Draw, these spots shall be filled in by Lucky Losers.

Players with no rankings will remain in the alternates till the time the number of vacancies in the qualifying is equal to the number of unranked players in the alternates.

If two or more players have the same ranking at the time of making the Acceptance List then the best six Singles points will be the criteria for placing on the Acceptance List. If the singles points are also the same then there will be a draw of lots.


** Entries

Entries for all Championship / Talent Series (7 Day’s) will be sent to the organizers of the tournament.

Entries for all Super Series, National Series & Nationals will be sent to AITA Office by e-mail to entries@aitatennis.com Players must get a confirmation by e-mail that their entry has been received. No Fax OK slip or confirmation by phone is acceptable. This confirmation e-mail must be kept and forwarded to AITA (as proof) if there is a name missing from the acceptance list. The names of the entries received will be displayed on the AITA website a minimum of 25 days before the start of the Main Draw. Any discrepancy must be brought to the notice of AITA before the entry deadline, which is on Monday, 21 days before the start of the Main Draw.

Due to an administrative mistake, if a player’s entry is missed out the name will be added as No 1 in the qualifying (if the player should have been in the Main Draw) or No 1 in the alternates (if the player should have been in the Qualifying). As and when there is a Withdrawal the player will be moved into his correct place on the acceptance list.


** Daily Allowance:

Daily allowance as per the following , has to be paid by the tournament to all the main draw players in CS(7)/ SS/NS/ Nationals.

There will be NO Daily Allowance payable for TS 3/ TS 7 tournaments.

The Daily allowance for the CS (3) will be payable to players from the round of 32.

PLAYERS are entitled to the daily allowance from 1st day of the main draw ( or from the day of round of 32 in case of CS3) till the day he is eliminated (both singles & doubles) from the tournament. The Daily allowance is payable even if the matches cannot start due to weather conditions, or does not take place on any day due to any reason.

Daily Allowance for Main Draw players (Singles & Doubles)

  • Nationals – Rs 1000/day
  • National Series – Rs.800/ day
  • Super Series – Rs.600 / day
  • Championship Series (3 Day or 7 day) –  Rs.400 / day

DA to be paid for days the player is in the Singles / Doubles Main Draw. If a match has to be completed the next day then DA will be given for the day the match is completed.

In CS (7 day’s) / SS / NS / Nationals a Player receives DA from the Monday of the tournament until the day of elimination from the tournament, even if the players first match is on Tuesday.


** Entry Deadlines for Tournaments:

Entry deadline for TS & CS (7 day’s), Super Series, National Series and Nationals would be 3 Mondays prior to commencement of Tournament.

Acceptance list for TS & CS (7 day’s), Super Series, National Series and Nationals would be announced at least, 10 Days prior to commencement of Main Draw. The Acceptance list will be available on the website.


** Seeding’s

Seeding’s for the qualifying & Main Draw of TS & CS (7 day’s), Super Series, National Series and Nationals will be made taking into account the Rankings available on the AITA website on the Tuesday of the previous week of the tournament. However, if the rankings are updated before the Draw is made it is left to the referee to follow the updated rankings or not. In case two players have the same ranking then the player with the higher (Best eight) Singles points will be seeded higher.

In the case of TS & CS (3 Day’s) tournaments the seeding’s will be dependent on the number of players who have signed in (eight for a draw of 32 and 16 for a draw of more than 32). Seeding’s will be made taking into account the Rankings available on the AITA website.


** Special Exempt:

Special Exempt position is given to a player on the Qualifying Acceptance List ( entered players only) who has applied for and received exemption from the Qualifying event because he/she is still competing at a “Qualified Tournament” on the day the Qualifying event is scheduled to begin. A “Qualified Tournament” is the singles event of another AITA tournament of the same or higher grade, in the preceding week. Any unused Special Exempt place will be filled by an entered player who has signed in for Qualifying and is to be selected in accordance with his/her position on the Acceptance List. (No 1 position on the qualifying acceptance list after sign in).

No Special exempt is to be given for any other reason as defined above.


** Lucky Losers:

Any vacancies arising in the first round, ( or in the 2nd round in case of byes in the first round ) of the Main Draw, after the completion of the final qualifying round, shall be filled in by Lucky losers as follows: –

1st Preference – To all ranked players losing in the final qualifying round picked up by lots.

2nd Preference – To all unranked players loosing in the final qualifying round picked up by lots.

If additional lucky losers are needed the losers of the previous round of qualifying shall be selected in the same manner.

The tournament referee shall conduct a Lucky Loser sign-in at an appropriate time to decide the Lucky Loser spots in the Main Draw. The Lucky Looser sign in time must be put on the tournament notice board well in time but not less than six hours before the sign in time. Lucky Looser sign in will be done every day in case the first round is delayed and not completed on the first or second day of the main draw.


** Tournament Days:

Championship/Talent Series (3 days) will be conducted from Saturday till the Finals are over. This can be Sunday or Monday or any day till Friday.

Sign In will be: Friday 12:00 -2:00 pm

Championship/Talent Series (7 days) / Super Series / National Series / Nationals:

Main Draw will be from Monday – Friday / Saturday

Qualifying: Saturday, Sunday & Monday if required

Qualifying Sign In will be: Friday 12:00 -2:00 pm. Main Draw Sign in for TS7 & CS7 will be 1200 Hrs to 1400 Hrs on Sunday. There will be no Main Draw Sign in for SS/NS/Nationals.

Onsite alternates :- All players who are in qualifying list, alternate list or any onsite alternate should sign in along with the qualifying sign in on Friday.

After the sign in closes, a list is to be complied of the players who signed in but did not get into the qualifying draw. These players will need to sign in again on the day qualifying matches start as per the time notified by the referee to take up the spots created in qualifying by any no shows.

Sign In for Doubles

Talent Series / Championship Series / Super Series / National Series / Nationals: Monday by 1200 Hrs.

All players must show their valid ITN Registration card and pay the entry fees before playing their first match.


** Penalty Points:

Super Series / National Series / Nationals – Irrespective of the reason.

Late Withdrawal – Third late withdrawal, in a calendar year, will lead to minus 15 points

In case of No Show (Main Draw or Qualifying). Points will be deducted as follows:-

Super Series – 5

National Series – 10

Nationals – 15

If a tournament has two age groups & a player is a no show for the qualifying of one age group he will not be permitted to take part in the Qualifying/Main Draw of the other age group.


** Tournament Entry Fees:

The entry fees for all tournaments will be as follows.

Juniors:-

  Singles Doubles (for each pair)
Talent Series (3 days) Nil NA
Talent Series (7 days) Rs. 400 Rs. 400
Championship Series (3 days) Rs. 300 NA
Championship Series (7 days) Rs. 600 Rs. 700
Super Series Rs. 700 Rs. 900
National Series Rs. 900 Rs. 1100
Nationals Rs. 1100 Rs. 1300

The State Association will be charged the following on application for each age group(in case the tournament is for two age groups it will be double) :-

  • TS/CS (3 Days) – Rs. 2500 + GST (currently 18%)
  • TS/CS (7 Days) – Rs. 5000 + GST (currently 18%)
  • Super Series – Rs. 7500 + GST (currently 18%)
  • National Series – Rs. 10000 + GST (currently 18%)
  • Nationals _ Rs. 12500 + GST (currently 18%)

Notes:-

Players, their coaches, and relatives, accompanying them on site, shall behave professionally at all times. They :-

  1. Shall not use an audible obscenity within the precinct of the tournament site.
  2. Shall not make obscene gestures of any kind within the precincts of the tournament site.
  3. Shall not at any time directly or indirectly verbally abuse any official, opponent, sponsor, spectator or other person within the precincts of the tournament site.
  4. Shall not violently, dangerously or with anger hit, kick or throw a tennis ball or Racquet, within the precincts of the tournament site.
  5. Shall not receive coaching during a match. Communications of any kind, audible or visible, between a player and a coach/parent/relatives, may be construed as coaching.

If such violation occurs during a match, the player shall be penalized in accordance with the point penalty schedule of ITF rules and regulations.

In circumstances that are flagrant and particularly injurious to the success of a tournament, or singularly egregious, a single violation of this section shall constitute as a major offence, and a player may be defaulted from the tournament.

Players, their coaches, and relatives, accompanying the players, shall not at any time physically abuse any official, opponent or other person within the precincts of the site, shall not issue, authorize or endorse any public statement within the precincts of the tournament site having, or designed to have, an effect prejudicial or detrimental to the best interest of the tournament and or of the officiating thereof. If such violation occurs during a match or during tournament week, the violation shall be considered as a major offence and the player may be defaulted from the tournament.

The decision of the immediate default of the player shall be decided by the supervisor, in consultation with tournament director and / or with the state Secretary. Further action may be initiated by AITA against the players/ coaches/ parents , as deemed fit by the tournament committee/ code of conduct committee of AITA.

The points, rules and regulations which are not covered in the above stated guidelines, the ITF rules and regulations will prevail.

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