2020 Primary Age Groups:
U18 – born in 2002, 2003
U16 – born in 2004, 2005
U14 – born in 2006, 2007
U12 – born in 2008, 2009
2020 2-Star Development Series (★★)
This series of tournaments is designed for players who are transitioning from the Rogers Rookie Tour and Future Star Tour or have minimal tournament experience. Players will obtain Tennis Canada ranking points.
- All entrants must hold a current Tennis BC membership or active membership of other Provincial Tennis Associations in Canada.
- NEW in 2020: Players are allowed to play 2 age category up.
EXCEPTION: players born in 2010 or 2011 will only be eligible to compete in 2-Star U12 events.
- NEW in 2020: Acceptance is based on first come first serve.
- Draw size may be limited to 16 depending on court availability.
- Wild cards may be issued at discretion of host club (1 WC/8 entries).
Draw and Match Format
- Draws will be set up to give players minimum of 2-3 matches.
- Match format can be short set to 4 games (U12) or 2 regular tie-break set and a 10-point match tie break in lieu of 3rd Other match formats may be adopted depending on court availability.
- Registration opens 42 days prior to tournament date.
- Registration closes on Monday at 11:59 pm of the tournament week.
- Online draw: Tuesday (time posted on the website) of the tournament week
- To view online draw: https://join.me/tennisbcdraws
- Schedule is posted on Wednesday of the tournament week
The winner of 2-Star tournament receives the same number of points as the finalist of a 3-Star Competition Series.
Follow this link for General Regulations for 2020 Junior Tournaments.
2019 Age Groups:
U18 – 2001, 2002
U16 – 2003, 2004
U14 – 2005, 2006
U12 – 2007, 2008
2019 2-Star Development Series (★★)
This series of events is designed for players wishing to compete beyond the Rogers Rookie Tour and Future Stars Tour. Players can now attain national ranking points in a tournament format.
All tournaments are sanctioned by Tennis BC. All entrants must hold a current Tennis BC membership or active membership of other PTA in Canada.
Players must be ranked 25 or higher at one age below to be eligible to play up in 2Star events and only play up one age group is allowed.
See below for details on Development 2Star 2019 Tournament.
The winner of such an event receives the same number of points as the finalist of a Competition 3Star Series ★★★ event.
Eligibility and acceptance criteria:
- Players must be ranked 25 or higher in the age group below to be eligible to play up. Players are only eligible to play one age category up.
- Draw size may be limited to 16
- Host Club has the discretion to use 2 wild cards in the draw of 16.
- Where draw size is limited, acceptance is based on the following selection criteria:
- Up to 2 wild cards will be given at the discretion of the host club
- Rogers National Ranking with the priority in their primary category. In 2019:
- U12 – born in 2007, 2008
- U14 – born in 2005, 2006
- U16 – born in 2003, 2004
- U18 – born in 2001, 2002
3. Players who are ranked top 25 of one age group below
Acceptance will be considered on the basis of merit, as determined by players’ rankings.
Draws and Match Format
Competitors are guaranteed two matches: either a main draw singles and first match loser consolation match or by way of Compass draw format.
|Draw Format||Single elimination with First Match loser consolation||Compass Draw (3KO)|
|Match Format||2 regular tie-break sets with Full ad scoring. A deciding match tie-break (10-point) will be played to decide the match when the score in a match is one set all.||2 tie-break sets with Full ad scoring. A deciding match tie-break (10-point) will be played to decide the match when the score in a match is one set all. Modified match format (Pro-set) may be used in consolation matches.
Short sets to 4 games will be used for U12 Competition.
- Follow the link for Guidelines for Unofficiated Matches. Tennis BC has a no-tolerance policy towards abusive or inappropriate behaviour.
- Players are required to check in at least 15 min before the match time and be ready to play. The match time is the time that you are ready on court, not the check in time. Tennis Canada lateness penalty will be enforced.
- Warm up is 5 min. If you need longer warm up than 5 min, please do it before you come to play.
- Players are required to play all the matches in the draw. LW/FC penalty applies.
*Reminder: It is violation of code of conduct to enter two tournaments in the same time period without prior permission of both Tournament Referees. Infraction of this rule will be addressed 2 suspension points plus possible loss of ranking points.