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USTA Florida 2010 Online Tournament Sanction Changes

July 1, 2009 07:00 AM

Significant changes have been implemented for the USTA Florida 2010 Online Tournament Sanction Application, which has a deadline of Sept. 1, 2009. USTA Florida is seeking to improve the quality and consistency of the services supplied to Florida tennis players by USTA Florida sanctioned tournaments.

“It’s all about improving the experience for USTA Florida tournament players,” said USTA Florida Competitive Education Coordinator Ann Brown. “These changes will provide a more consistent, quality experience across the board at all junior and adult USTA Florida tournaments across the state.”

Applicants will need to complete a Junior Tournament Director Comprehensive Test, which covers important points that USTA Florida feels a quality tournament director should know when running a USTA Junior Sanctioned tournament. Questions will concentrate on Junior tournaments, as this is the bulk of the USTA Florida tournament schedule, and most tournament sites run both junior and adult tournaments.

USTA Florida is committed to offering a quality and consistent tournament experience for members, and has therefore also established Standards of Excellence that all tournament directors running Junior USTA Florida sanctioned tournaments will abide by in 2010. These Standards have been created, reviewed, and approved by the USTA Florida Junior Competitive Council. Failure to adhere to these Standards of Excellence may result in a loss of sanction.

Other changes include the discontinuation of the $1.00 per player fees that were required upon completion of previous sanctioned tournaments, effective January 2010. The TennisLink team will be available for technical support and questions during the sanctioning period at linkteam@usta.com, as will USTA Florida staff.

Click here to view all the Online Tournament Sanction Application changes or to make an application for the 2010 USTA Florida tournament calendar.





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