Junior Exempt



Girls' Junior Exempt Project

The Junior Exempt Project was launched in 1997 in order to help talented players make the transition between the ITF Junior Circuit and the Professional Circuits. Players who end the year ranked in the top 10 qualify for the Junior Exempt Project.

The Junior Exempt positions are allocated according to the following criteria:-

The year-end number 1 ranked girls’ singles player according to the year-end ITF Junior Ranking will be offered direct entry into the Main Draw at one (1) ITF Women's Circuit event up to and including $100,000 prize-money level and two (2) ITF Women’s Circuit events up to and including $75,000 prize-money level.

The year-end number 2 ranked girls’ singles player according to the year-end ITF Junior Ranking will be offered direct entry into the Main Draw at two (2) ITF Women’s Circuit events up to and including $75,000 prize-money level and direct entry into the Main Draw at one (1) ITF Women’s Circuit event up to and including $50,000 prize-money level.

The year-end number 3-5 ranked girls’ singles players according to the year-end ITF Junior Ranking will be offered direct entry into the Main Draw at two (2) ITF Women’s Circuit events up to and including $50,000 prize-money level and direct entry into the Main Draw at one (1) ITF Women’s Circuit event up to and including $25,000 prize-money level.

The year-end number 6-10 ranked girls’ singles players according to the year-end ITF Junior Ranking will be offered direct entry into the Main Draw at three (3) ITF Women’s Circuit events up to and including $25,000 prize-money level.

Many of the worlds top female players have already benefited from the Junior Exempt Project, including Justine Henin, Amelie Mauresmo, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Elena Dementieva.

Boys' Junior Exempt Project

The ITF announced the launch of a Boys' Junior Exempt Project in December 2006. The ITF Men's Circuit Committee agreed to implement the project on the 2007 ITF Men's Circuit, with the top ten players each receiving a junior exempt position into the main draw of three selected ITF Futures events offering prize money of up to $15,000 (plus hospitality).

The number 1 and 2 ranked players can enter three (3) Futures events offering up to $15,000+H in prize money; players ranked 3-5 can enter three (3) events offering up to $15,000 in prize money; and players ranked 6-10 can enter three (3) Futures events offering up to $10,000 in prize money.



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