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 20 qualify for the Junior Exempt Project.

The top twenty (20) ranked junior girls according to the final year-end rankings will each be awarded a junior exempt position in the Main Draw of three (3) selected ITF Women’s Circuit tournaments, up to and including the $100,000 prize-money level, according to the following criteria:

The year-end number 1 ranked girl will be offered direct entry into the Main Draw at one (1) ITF Women’s Circuit tournament up to and including $100,000 prize money level and two (2) ITF Women’s Circuit tournaments up to and including $80,000 prize money level.

The year-end number 2 ranked girl will be offered direct entry into the Main Draw at two (2) ITF Women’s Circuit tournaments up to and including $80,000 prize money level and direct entry into the Main Draw at one (1) ITF Women’s Circuit tournament up to and including $60,000 prize-money level.

The year-end number 3-5 ranked girls will be offered direct entry into the Main Draw at two (2) ITF Women’s Circuit tournaments up to and including $60,000 prize money level and direct entry into the Main Draw at one (1) ITF Women’s Circuit tournament up to and including $25,000 prize money level.

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

The year-end 11-20 ranked girls will be offered direct entry into the Main Draw at three (3) ITF Women’s Circuit tournaments up to and including $15,000 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.

The top twenty (20) ranked junior boys according to the final year-end rankings will each be awarded a junior exempt position in the Main Draw of three (3) selected ITF Men’s Circuit tournaments, up to and including the $25,000+H prize-money level, according to the following criteria:

The year-end number 1-4 ranked boys will be offered direct entry into the Main Draw at three (3) ITF Men’s Circuit tournaments up to and including $25,000+H prize-money level.

The year-end number 5-10 ranked boys will be offered direct entry into the Main Draw at three (3) ITF Men’s Circuit tournaments up to and including $25,000 prize-money level.

The year-end number 11-20 ranked boys will be offered direct entry into the Main Draw at three (3) ITF Men’s Circuit tournaments at $15,000 prize-money level.

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