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LACOSTE JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS LEAGUE



INFORMATION

Season 2, 2017: Starting September 16th/17th, 2017Overview

Lacoste JTTL is a team tennis competition for junior tennis players of all ages. It provides players with valuable singles and doubles match play opportunities as well as to be a part of a team. The league is an excellent way to challenge and motivate junior players to compete in a fun and supervised environment. You may enter with a team or as an individual where we can place you on a team. The Lacoste JTTL is sanctioned and jointly organized by the Singapore Tennis Association (STA), the national governing body for tennis in Singapore, and managed by Savitar Pte Ltd, a sports management company based in Singapore.

This season we will be running four age group divisions. We have divided them into:                                                                                                

10/U A and B, 12/U A and B, 14/U A and B, 17/U A and B

* Please note that entries are limited to 80 teams. Entries will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis, and according to draw size.  We will do our best to place all team and individual entries however places are not guaranteed. JTT management reserves the right to adjust individual or teams grade of entry based on individual rankings/draw size. Past JTTL results as well as SPEX rankings may be considered.

2.  Age Group Eligibility

All junior players (boys and girls) are eligible. The age groups and divisions for Season 1 and Season 2, 2017 league are as following:
(Written permission from JTT Management must be provided in order to play above your age group)

  • 10 & U (Born in 2007 or later)
  • 12 & U (Born in 2005 or later)
  • 14 & U (Born in 2003 or later)
  • 17 & U (Born in 2000 or later)

*Any player requesting to play above their age group must fill in the form requesting permission from JTT Management.

All teams can be made up of either boys, girls or mixed. There is no separate division for different sexes. All age groups will have an A and a B division (except for 10/U), with A being the highest level. Please ask management if you are unsure whether to enter A or B. Each division will be split into pools (groups of teams). Teams will play 6 weeks of matches made up of round robin pool matches and play offs. Finals will be played during week 7, between the top teams in each pool.

3.  Dates

Week


Saturday


Sunday


Notes

1
September 16th
September 17th

2
September 23rd
September 24th

3
September 30th
October 1st

4
October 7th
October 8th
 
5
October 14th
October 15th
 
6
November 4th
November 5th

7
November 11th
November 12th




















4.  Times of Play

  • 10/U will play all matches on Sundays.
  • 12/U will play all matches on Sundays.
  • 14/U will play all matches on Saturdays, with most matches after 12pm.
  • 17/U will play all matches on Saturdays, with most matches after 12pm.

You will be told your draw at the start of the season. Your time slot will vary each week, but the day will stay the same*.

10/U
Sunday
9am-12pm
12pm-3pm
2pm-5pm
3pm-6pm
12/U
Sunday
9am-12pm
12pm-3pm
2pm-5pm
3pm-6pm
14/U
Saturday
9am-12pm**
12pm-3pm
2pm-5pm
3pm-6pm
17/U
Saturday
9am-12pm**
12pm-3pm
2pm-5pm
3pm-6pm
   

*The above schedule is subject to change depending on court availability. **There will be only a limited number of matches played on Saturday morning.

5.  Locations

We will be using United World College Dover Road as our main location for 10/U, 12/U, 14/U and 17/U. Other locations are NUS, SAS, YCK, ACJC and the Savitar Tennis Centre at the Fairmont Hotel. Your team does not need to provide any courts to enter. For directions to locations please click here or go to Locations under the Lacoste JTTL tab.

6.  Team, Match Format and Points System

All players must be ranked in order of ability (from #1-6) on the entry form. Four players are rostered to play each week. Reserves must also play in order of ability, depending on where they fit in. Players cannot play out of order, e.g. if you have your number 2, 3, 5, 6 playing that day then the number 2 becomes number 1 for that day and so on, with the number 6 playing number 4. If there is a dispute or concern over the ranking you receive, it can be officially challenged by team managers and adjusted by JTT within the first two weeks of play. Each tie will consist of six matches, four singles and two doubles. Each player will be guaranteed two matches each tie – one singles and one doubles.

The Scoring format for 10/U will be a set (first to 6 games) sudden death deuce (no advantage), and a tie breaker at 5 games all. One point will be rewarded for each match won. An additional two points will be rewarded for the overall winning team (i.e. the team with the most matches won). If the final score is 3-3 in matches then there will be a count back of games.

The scoring format for 12/U, 14/U, 17/U will play a pro-set first to 8 games, sudden death deuce (no advantage), and a tie breaker at 7 games all. One point will be rewarded for each match won. An additional two points will be rewarded for the overall winning team (i.e. the team with the most matches won). If the final score is 3-3 in matches then there will be a count back of games.


7.  Team Make Up and Player rankings

Team make up, player rankings within the teams and picking the correct grade for each team; will be done by each club, school, coaching group or team manager. This can be done by either the coaches (if available), challenge matches, STA rankings (or a combination of all three). Alternatively, JTT management is available to assist.

8.  Team and Individual Entries

All entries can be done online. Please go to  registration forms and click on 'Team Registration'.

Teams are to be put together by the club/school/coaching group that they are playing for or by the team manager. It is up to the players which team they choose to play for. An individual or group may choose to put their own team together outside of their school/club or coaching group.

There is also an individual entry option. Players not on a team may enter individually direct to the JTT if they prefer and JTT will use its best efforts to place individuals in combined teams. Individual entries are required to attend a grading day to assess levels. Please go to registration forms and click on Individual Registration..

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ENTER ONLINE AND WANT TO ENTER MANUALLY PLEASE CONTACT jtt@savitar.sg


 Entry Fees are:

  • Team Entry: S$720 per team (6 players per team, S$120 per person)**
  • Individual Entry (to be placed in a team by JTT organizers): S$145 (includes grading and administration fee)


Entry fees include six weeks of matches plus finals weekend if you make this, onsite match coordinators at all venues and new balls for each tie. The price is inclusive of GST.

Once payment has been made there will be no refunds unless: you are injured prior to the league starting then you will receive 50% refund. After the league has started there is no refund. If you enter as an individual and JTT is unable to place you in a team you will receive a full refund.

** NB. If the team you are in foresee issues with holidays and other commitments and you would like to add extra players up to 7. (minimum of 5 players in a team and a maximum of 7 players). Please note the more players you have in your team the less matches you will get to play.  You may add additional players up to 7 per team, at no extra cost and  up to the end of week 2 of play.

We will have a reserves list on the website for teams to borrow players from other teams that are keen for extra matches or are reserves that week. You will not be able to use players to fill in that are not playing for another team or are approved by JTT management to be a reserve.

9.  Entry Deadline
Team Entries: Must be received by JTT no later than Sunday August 27th, 2017.
Individual Entries:
Must be received by JTT no later than Wednesday August 23rd, 2017. (Grading Day will be on Sunday 27th August 2017 from 5pm-6pm,  at UWCSEA, Dover Rd - all individual entries must attend unless you have contacted JTT Management)

Once your entry form and payment has been received by the JTT, you will receive confirmation via email. All necessary information including rules, regulations, draws and locations will be given to you at the Launch Day (see below). If you enter individually you must attend grading day unless you have spoken to JTT Management. We will email you confirming your individual entry and grading day prior to grading day. 
Entries are limited to 80 teams, so please get your entries in as early as possible. Those entries that are in first with all details and payments will get priority.

10.  Launch Day
All managers, individual entries, and players who are new to the league are required to attend the Launch Day on the Sunday,  September 10th from 6:00pm-7:00pm at UWCSEA, Dover Rd.


This is where you will get all necessary information including rules, regulations, draws and locations. You will also work out your roster with your team manager to decide which weeks you can and can’t play. For teams that don’t have a manager this will be worked out at the launch day. Please let your manager know if you are unable to attend. If a manager cannot attend please let us know. Launch Day should take no more than 30mins-45mins and does not involve playing any tennis.
11.  Match Supervision

An onsite match coordinator provided by the JTT will supervise all matches at each venue. They will be managing various tasks such as monitoring the order of play, distributing balls, conflict resolution and filling in score sheets. The Head Coordinators will be Paul Ambrose and Johan Kriek Guba and your point of contact for the weekend.

12.  Team Management

Each team requires one parent to be team manager. The sole role of the manager is to be the point of contact with the JTT, to manage the weekly roster (this will be done at the launch day) of who is playing and you may like to attend the matches (this is not compulsory and can be shared amongst parents or left to the players). The manager does not require any tennis knowledge, as there is an onsite coordinator at all sites to manage the ties.


if you have any questions please contact JTT at jtt@savitar.sg or H/P: 9646-5703

Thank you to all major sponsors of JTT.