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Junior Tournaments 2018-11-15T21:18:31+00:00

Junior Tournament & Competitions

Autumn Matchplays 2018
Barn Elms Sports Centre

Similar to our popular ‘Tournament Days’ that occur on the last day of holiday camps, these sessions are coach led and aim to give players of similar level the chance to get matchplay practice.
After players warm up they are grouped into appropriate levels in order to make matches the most fun for kids to participate in. This will not always be according to age but more often will be according to playing ability. Our competition organiser (coach) will take a flexible approach to organising the matchplay’s and both players and parents should be aware that these are not traditional tournament structures. Instead the format will be organised according to what will work best on each of the days depending on what kids are available to participate each individual week. Our goal for these sessions is to create a fun, competitive environment for our players to put into practice all of the skills they have been learning.

These sessions are only available to players currently participating in the Lifetime Tennis coaching program.

December, 2018

  Booking
Saturday Matchplay Red / Orange / Green(9-12yrs+) | Sat 1 Dec, 2-4pm Book Now
Sunday Matchplay Red / Orange / Green(6-8yrs+) | Sun 2 Dec, 12-1:30pm Book Now
– Promoting good sportsmanship and a ‘fair play’ approach to competition is our first goal for all participants.
– All players are expected to participate with a positive approach, no matter if they are playing with other players of a similar, higher or lower level.
– Arguing, disruptive attitudes, throwing rackets or general bad sportsmanship are not permitted
– It is the server’s role to call the score before beginning each point to avoid any confusion, however both server and receiver should be keeping a running tally of the score at all times.
– Children participating will generally need to keep their own score and to call their own lines. We expect all players to do this in a fair way. When making line calls, it is ONLY the responsibility of the person on the side of the court where the ball lands to judge if the ball is out. If the ball is out then make a clear call of OUT to let your opponent know. If a player is unsure if the ball was in or out, then the assumption is that the ball was in and the point should continue. We do not replay the point when we are unsure about a call instead we continue playing the point.
– Unfortunately in Tennis as with many sports, rules for parents can at times be more important than for children
– Promoting good sportsmanship and a ‘fair play’ approach to competition is our first goal for all participants.
– All players are expected to participate with a positive approach, no matter if they are playing with other players of a similar, higher or lower level.
– Arguing, disruptive attitudes, throwing rackets or general bad sportsmanship are not permitted
– Parents have an important role in conveying the above rules to children and should ensure that they understand them in advance of attending the matchplay sessions
– No adults (other than coaches / competition organisers) are allowed inside the fenced court area; The idea of these sessions is for children to learn amongst their peers how to score, call lines and compete in fun, safe ‘children only’ environment
Please have your child bring the following to Tennis Competition Days:
– Racquet
– Sports attire
– Sports shoes minimum (Tennis shoes should be considered at this level)
– A wet weather jacket
– A Hat
– A drink bottle with water
– A snack is optional, and many children attending will have a small snack while they are waiting between matches