The 85th MCC Glen Iris Underage Championships will once again be an Australian ranking event held over the first week of the July school holiday period. This year’s event has been granted Gold status for all events; 12&U, 14&U and 16&U age groups and remains as one of the premier events on the calendar.
Players are able to enter one singles and one doubles event in the same age group. Age groups will also have consolation for any player’s who may lose in the first two rounds of either qualification or main draw. Click on the Fact Sheet link below for all the info.
This tournament will use three venues during the event; MCC Glen Iris Valley, Knox City Tennis Club and Dingley Tennis Club.
Key Event Information
Dates: Monday 2nd July 2018 to Thursday 5th July 2018
Online Entry: Click Here
Online Fact Sheet: Click Here
Entry Close: Monday the 18th of June 2018
Events: 12&U, 14&U, 16&U Boys & Girls, Singles & Doubles
Other Tournament Information
Day 1, 2 and 3 will be played at; MCC Glen Iris Valley Tennis Club, Knox City TC and Dingley Tennis Club
Days 4 and 5; All matches are planned to be at MCC Glen Iris.
Age group locations will be provided once the entry has closed.
Qualification draw size will depend on entry numbers. All qualification draws will be 64 players.
Main Draw events will be a 32 person draw for all events. Doubles will also be Main Draw Only.
Consolation events are compulsory for any player losing in rounds 1 or 2 of the main draw or qualification. Depending on draw size this may be extended to round 3.
Doubles matches may start on day 1 with some first round matches being played on day 2. Doubles in online entry only (no sign in).
Play Off Matches
Players losing in the quarter-final of the main draw will play in a playoff to determine places 3-8.
Main Draw & Qualifying Singles: Best of three tie-break sets
Main Draw Doubles: Best of two tie-break sets and match tie-break (first to 10 points with a margin of two) in lieu of a third set. There is also no Ad scoring.
Consolation Singles: Best of two tie-break sets and match tie-break (first to 10 points with a margin of two) in lieu of a third set.
On-site re-string service
There will be an on site re-stringing service available at the MCC Glen Iris Valley Tennis Club for the duration of the event.
Tom Chuang from Body Knots Studio (BKS) will be our onsite trainer all MCC Glen Iris tournaments in 2017. He will be available for on-court medical time outs. If you require this you need to first speak to the court supervisor and then he will be called to court.
Tom will be located in the upstairs club rooms, and will also be providing an extensive discount for onsite treatments for players, parents and coaches. Players are also encouraged to visit BKS prior the tournament for any injuries or management may have. BKS Box Hill in only 10 mins away from MCC Glen Iris TC, services include Dry Needling, Cupping Kinesio Taping, Strapping (e.g. ankles), Sports Massage, and all recovery work pre or post-tournament.
Tom can be contacted on Mob: 0430 179 168 for more information. Advance bookings necessary.
There will be “during tournament specials” (refer also to venue signage)
Sports Massage, Dry Needling, Cupping, Kinesio Taping, Sports Strapping.
Please note: All treatments will be paused for any on-court medical timeouts.
Free Wifi at MCC Glen Iris
During the event players at the MCC Glen Iris Valley Tennis Club will have access to free wifi. The password will be available at the tournament desk.
All venues will be open from 7.30am each morning for practice until matches start. We will ask you to bag and vacate the courts at 8.20am in preparation for 8.30am matches.
Refund & Withdrawal policy
This event will adopt the following policy for the refund of tournament entry fees. This policy has been adopted directly from the Tennis Australia guidelines as set out in the Tournament Regulations for National Open and Junior Tour tournaments. All refunds will incur a $10.00 administration fee. Entry fee refunds for players withdrawing from a tournament will then be processed based on the following sliding scale:
5.2 Entry Fee Refunds
AMT and JT Entry refunds will be processed by tournaments based on the following sliding scale:
a) Any withdrawals before the 7-day withdrawal deadline will be issued a full refund of their entry fee, less an administration fee of $10.00.
b) Any withdrawals after the 7-day withdrawal deadline, but before the release of the draw will be issued a refund of 50% of their entry fee.
c) Withdrawals after the release of the draw will not be entitled to any refund of their entry fees
d) Any athlete who has ‘‘no showed’’ or is found to have entered two tournaments without approval will not have their entry fee refunded.
e) Any athlete entering a doubles event without a partner and has to subsequently withdraw due to not being able to find a partner before the release of the draw will be entitled to a refund of 50% of their entry fee. Where a doubles partner can be found to replace a withdrawing partner and the remaining partner chooses not to play, no refund shall be required to be paid. All withdrawals must be submitted by the athlete in writing. Tournaments need not issue a refund if the withdrawal procedure is not followed.
Refunds, less a $10.00 administration fee must be issued if a tournament is canceled (due to weather or other extenuating reasons) before the completion of an athlete’s first match within that tournament.