2009 Eddie Herr International Tournament this month!

2009 Fact Sheet
EDDIE HERR INTERNATIONAL
Main Draw (18s, 16s, 14s) November 30 – December 6
Main Draw (12s) November 28 – December 4 No Qualifying Event
Qualifying (18s) November 28 – 29
Qualifying (16s, 14s) November 27 – 29
ENTRY PERIOD: September 8 – October 10, 2009. Player may register online at www.eddieherr.com.
Entry fees (US$) MUST accompany entry. $65-18s, $115-12s,14s, & 16s, Includes singles, doubles, & mixed.
VENUE: IMG/Bollettieri Academies, 5500 34th West, Bradenton, FL. USA 34210.
OFFICIAL BALL & SURFACE: PENN, Heavy Duty 35 Hard Courts
AGE & ELIGIBILITY Participants must submit a written ENDORSEMENT from their National Tennis Federation to the
tournament office via email or fax. USA PLAYERS: Your USTA Membership # confirms your endorsement. You do not need
to contact the USTA directly. DUAL CITIZENSHIP: USA Players may not represent a nation other than USA in order to
remain eligible for USA National Competitions. The USTA does not recognize “Dual Citizenship” for players competing in the
USTA National Tournament Program. Note ITF age eligibility differs from USTA.
(18s) – Born on or after January 1, 1991 (16s) – Born on or after January 1, 1993
(14s) – Born on or after January 1, 1995 (12s) – Born on or after January 1, 1997
ACCEPTANCES into Main Draw & Qualifying will be sent to Federations & posted on www.eddieherr.com, November 4.
Acceptance Criteria: (18’s – ITF, WTA, ATP); (16’s,14’s,12’s – Combination of ITF, ETA, CoSAT & Federation “Order of
Merit”). ONLY players in Singles may play doubles & Mixed. Eight (8) players qualify for main draw in 18’s, 16’s, 14’s.
DRAW SIZES: 18’s, 16’s= 64 draw; 14’s= 96 Draw, 12’s=128 Draw. QUALIFYING draws are same size as main. Doubles
Draws are 1/2 size of singles. Doubles and Mixed is 8 game pro set with “set” tiebreaker at 8- All, except for 18’s, which are 2
of 3 sets; set tiebreakers at 6-all.
SIGN-IN: ALL players must sign in at the prescribed times at the IMG Academies. Per ITF regulations, players not signed in
will be REMOVED from the draw. Match times will be posted at the tournament site and online approx 2 hours after close of
SIGN-IN. FOR DOUBLES, Players must sign-in (TOGETHER, in person) at the times below.
QUALIFYING SIGN-IN (18s) Friday, November 27 2:00 – 6:00 PM
QUALIFYING SIGN-IN (16s, 14s) Thursday, November 26 11:00 – 2:00 PM
MAIN DRAW SIGN-IN (18s,16s,14s) Sunday, November 29 11:00 – 2:00 PM
MAIN DRAW SIGN-IN (12s) Friday, November 27 11:00 – 2:00 PM
DOUBLES SIGN-IN (18s,16s,14s) Tuesday, December 1 9:00 – 2:00 PM
DOUBLES SIGN-IN (12s) Saturday, November 28 10:00 – 2:00 PM
SANCTIONS: All events will be conducted in accordance with ITF rules and regulations. ITF ranking points are awarded as
a “Category I” ITF event in 18s division only. USTA Sanction is NATIONAL Level 3 for all events.
PLAYER HOSPITALITY: Complimentary housing for the U18 MAIN DRAW Players and 1 Official Federation Coach
begins Sunday, November 29 in Private Homes. Players must report in person Sunday between 2:00 pm-3:00 pm at
tournament desk. Complimentary lunch for U18 MAIN DRAW begins Monday. Complimentary hospitality is extended one
day after elimination. COMP HOSPITALITY NOT PROVIDED FOR OTHER PLAYERS & COACHES.
AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION can be arranged by contacting the Academy BEFORE arrival. (941-755-1000).
Sarasota/Bradenton Airport is 10 minutes from IMG. Tampa International Airport is approx 90 minutes from IMG. Players
are responsible for airport transfer fees.
DRESS CODE: ITF mandates proper tennis attire. T-shirts NOT permitted. ITF Code of Conduct will be enforced.
MAIN DRAW FIRST ROUND SCHEDULING: 18s, 16s – first rounds Nov 30 & Dec 1. 18s & 16s players participating in the
USA NATIONAL OPENS may request a Tue starting time by fax or email to the tournament office ON Friday, November 27.
14s first round – Monday, Nov 30. 12s first round – Saturday, Nov 28.
12 & UNDER DIVISION INFORMATION: Saturday, Nov 28 – Dec 4. 128 Singles; 64 Doubles; No Qualifying. Registration:
Friday, Nov 27, 11:00 – 2:00 PM. Players NOT SIGNED IN at the close of registration will be removed from the draw and
replaced with on-site alternates. On-site alternates PRESENT AT THE CLOSE OF REGISTRATION will be DRAWN BY
LOTTERY for vacancies in the draw 30 minutes after the close of Sign in.
WITHDRAW DEADLINE & REFUNDS: Written withdrawal notices must be sent to the tournament office by November 13
for refunds. Alternates not gaining entry will automatically be refunded. Refund checks will be mailed December 20 to the
address used for registration.
OFFICIAL HOTELS: Go to www.eddieherr.com for accommodation options, pricing and contact information.
Complimentary transportation is provided between these hotels and the IMG Academy.

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