All foreign players under 10 - 12 and under 14 born in 2006 will be playing in the main draw (2-6 January 2019). Foreign players under 14 born in 2005 have to be ranked within the first 200 in the Tennis Europe or I.T.F. Ranking 2018 to play directly the main draw. Other foreign players under 14 (born in 2005) have to qualify. Qualifications start on December 27th 2018.
To participate the Italian players have to be members of the Italian Tennis Federation in 2018 and in 2019 (tessera atleta). The entries are sorted based on the Ranking 2019 of the Italian Tennis Federation. For foreign players there is no membership required. There are the following Age Groups:
Boys and Girls born in 2009-2010
|12&UNDER||Boys and Girls born in 2007-2008|
|14&UNDER||Boys and Girls born in 2005-2006|
For all groups will be arranged singles for girls and for boys.
DrawsAll players groups have 32 player Singles Main Draws with a variety of Qualifying draw sizes. For the players groups 12&under and 14&under there will be also Pre-qualifying Draws.
Main draws (2-6 January 2019)There will be 32 player Singles Main Draws. To the Main Draws the following players are selected:
- all foreign players under 10 - 12 and 14 born in 2006
- foreign players under 14 born in 2005 who are ranked within the first 200 in the Tennis Europe or I.T.F. Ranking 2018
- Italian players selected by the Italian Tennis Federation
- 8 players coming from the Qualifying Draws
The remaining players are selected to the Main Draws based on their Italian ranking 2019.
Qualifying Draws (27 December 2018-01 January 2019)Italian 10&Under: All players
12&Under: All italian players with an Italian ranking 4’6 and more
14&Under: All italian players with an Italian ranking 4’4 and more
Pre-Qualifying Draws (13-23 December 2018)There are no Pre-Qualifying Draws for the players groups 10&Under.
The Pre-Qualifying Draws for the other players groups are only for Italian players
The draws are elimination draws.
Entries must be faxed or emailed with the Lemon Bowl Entry Form. Please make sure to complete the form thoroughly with all information requested.
Fax : +39 06 5258095 (the 0 in the middle has to be dialled!)
Entry deadline: 18.00 hrs local time of Saturday December 15th 2018
Entry fee: € 11,00 + € 4,00 (for the Italian Tennis Federation)= € 15,00
MatchesAll matches will be played at the best of three sets at 6 games with tie break in all sets.
12&under and 14&under: If necessary there can be short sets
10&underNo advantage, third set is a match tie-break with 7 points, regular courts (23,77 x 8,23), Mid Green Balls, Junior racket
Every player is committed to umpire a match upon request of the tournament committee.
The matches will be played form 9 a.m. until dark and may be finished under artificial light. There will be bulletins with the times of the matches in the clubs that are organizing the tournament. Players are responsible for there personal times. Players who don’t observe them, are excluded from the tournament and subject to a penalty.
DUNLOP FORT balls will be used.
The matches will be played on outdoor clay courts. If necessary, the matches may be played in other clubs and on different court surfaces. The decision is up to the umpire.
If not otherwise mentioned, the Italian tennis federation rules are applied.