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Slide TOURNAMENT 2023 U12

IMG FUTURE STARS 2023

April 24 – April 30

The IMG Future Stars Tournament promoting the next generation of tennis returns for the 2nd year in a row to the TATOÏ Club premises in Athens.

The IMG Future Stars Tournament is designed to offer a multidimensional experience to all players, coaches and parents participating in the event. This requires participants to stay for the entire 7 days of the tournament, regardless of the results.

A RANGE OF FUN SPORTS AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES WILL BE ORGANIZED DAILY ALONG WITH CULTURAL EXPERIENCES.

EDUCATION

Educational workshops for players, parents & coaches by leading professionals in the fields of Tennis, Nutrition, Wellness and more.

CULTURE

Cultural experiences in the historic center of Athens.

LEISURE & FUN

Daily fun & sports activities for all tournament participants!

The IMG Future Stars tournament will commemorate with an exhibition match between world No5, Taylor Fritz, and world No16, Frances Tiafoe on Monday, April 24th at 6:00pm local Athens time.

TOURNAMENT RULES

Player field: 24 girls and 24 boys from around the world

Round robin format: 8 group of 3 players. The 8 winners of their group will play a direct elimination draw to designate the final winner

Round Robin and Main Draw matches will be played in the best of 3 sets format with standard ITF Tennis rules and regulations

There will be a back draw to ensure all players will compete in a minimum of 3 matches which scoring will be best of two short sets with regular scoring and a 10-point match tie-break

Certified chair umpires on all courts & ball boys on stadium court from round one

Stringing: ATP/WTA certified stringers will provide free stringing for one racquet per day per player. For additional racquets there will be a 15€ fee per racquet.

Surface: outdoor red clay

EDDIE HERR U14

The winner on the boy’s and girl’s side will each be awarded invitations (WC) to play in the prestigious Eddie Herr U14. While additional prizes will be presented to the participants.

CARLOS RAMOS

Carlos Ramos, born 1971, is a Portuguese tennis umpire. He is a gold badge chair umpired certified by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is one of only two to have chair umpired a singles final match in all four Grand Slams. Ramos also has a lot of experience umpiring top junior events such as: Junior David Cup and Junior Fed Cup. According to tennis experts, Ramos is one of the few umpires who aren’t afraid to call a code violation against the top players. We are pleased to welcome Carlos Ramos to IMG Future Stars, for the second year.