Junior Events are now designated as LEVEL 2B for SCTA junior open ranking purposes.
Junior entrants are encouraged to register online using our tournament’s site at TennisLink.
Alternatively, junior entrants may register via mail using the entry forms that can be downloaded from the various forms listed in the menu at the end of this section, or using a standard SCTA blank entry form. If the entry is by mail, (1) the appropriate entry fee must accompany the entry form, (2) the entrant must submit a photocopy of his/her current USTA card with the entry form, and (3) the Waiver of Responsibility attached to the entry form must be appropriately signed. For junior entries submitted by mail, entry fee checks should be made payable to the “Ojai Valley Tennis Club”, and entries should be mailed to:
Ojai Valley Tennis Club
P. O. Box 482
Ojai, CA 93024
Note re Boys CIF: Players must enter through their school coaches. No online registration is available. Entries must be submitted to the CIF – Southern Section Office by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
Event Fees: Singles: $40 Doubles: $50 per team
Note: Junior players may enter only one (1) event in the Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament. Further, a player entered in a junior event may not enter a Men’s or Women’s Open event. A doubles team entry will be considered as complete only when both players have entered and the full entry fee has been paid.
Registration for the non-CIF junior events opens on February 24th, 2014 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 4th, 2014. Once entries are closed in the various events, and rankings and latest tournament results are available, the tournament committee makes every effort to establish an equitable competitors list and an alternate list. In this regard, we anticipate that a list of competitors and alternates will be posted on the TennisLink tournament home page by Monday, April 14th, 2014. However, please note that the draws for the junior events are limited, so that not all players submitting entry forms or listed in the junior applicants list may be accepted by the tournament committee into the event (see specific event entry limits posted on the TennisLink tournament home page). Players who are not ultimately accepted into the event will receive a refund of the entry fee.
The draws should be completed and posted on the TennisLink tournament site by Monday, April 21st, 2014. Please do not telephone for match locations and times. The web site is the best way for us to communicate efficiently with you. Please read all the player information pertaining to you and your event and call or email the Tournament Director only if you have a problem or an unanswered question.
Another feature of the Ojai tournament web site is the addition of links to maps of our more than 40 sites. First check the draws for the three digit (or less) court code, then go to Court Locations (on the left side menu) to find the map you want. You can manipulate the map and even get driving directions.
Finally, the draws are also posted on the large draw boards at Libbey Park. Those are the official times, but the most updated version is on the web site as well. If we anticipate changes to the scheduling because of the weather or other factors, we will post that information on the large draw boards and on this web site. Note that all junior players should check in directly at the site where their matches are scheduled.
If a player in the junior events wishes to withdraw, that information must be e-mailed to the Tournament Director on or before seven days prior to the start of the tournament to receive a refund of the entrance fee. This fax or e-mail must contain:
the player’s name as listed on his/her entry form,
the player’s birth date
the event in which the player is participating, and
the reason for the withdrawal.
In doubles, if there is a substitute player, please also list:
the withdrawing player,
the partner who will remain in the draw, and
the full particulars (as listed on the entry form) of the substitute player.
The substitute player must also mail or bring to registration a completed and signed entry form and Waiver of Responsibility.
Boys CIF registration will be at 201 South Signal Street (just west of Libbey Park) between 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 and at the north entrance to Libbey Park on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 between 6:30 – 8:00 a.m. School coach only must be present.
Play starts on Thursday and ends on Saturday for all junior events, assuming no weather delays. With the exception of the Boys CIF events, players who enter junior events do so as unattached individuals. Thus, in accordance with CIF regulations, these entrants may not represent their school, nor wear a school uniform, nor may their entry fee be paid by their school.
Coaching is not permitted in junior events except in the Boys CIF events, and except between the second and third sets.
Family, non-CIF coachs and friends of players will be required to purchase spectator tickets to gain entrance to Libbey Park, the Ojai Valley Athletic Club, and the Ojai Valley Inn courts during the hours of play. All players and CIF coaches will be required to present identification to gain entrance at these sites. No tickets or IDs are required at other sites where many junior matches are scheduled.
For further information or questions, please contact the Tournament Director.
Any unruly parents or spectators will be excluded from attending the tournament.
Junior Events Entry Forms Menu
Enter online using TennisLink, or select an entry form to print and mail from the following list: