The Rules have changed… http://www.10andunderte nnis.com/http://www.10andunderte nnis.com/ All sanctioned tournaments are mandated to use “kid- friendly” format. USTA Eastern Manager of 10 and Under Tennis: Larry Dillon; firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Equipment Tennis Balls –New tennis balls for Green matches –Quality tennis balls for Orange & Red match Blended Lines –Facility Assistance Grant –Temporary Lines for Hard CourtsTemporary Lines for Hard Courts –Temporary Lines for Clay CourtsTemporary Lines for Clay Courts Nets & other equipment
Tournament Requirements Organization utilizes all QST specs (court size, racquets, balls, scoring,…) Organization MUST have personnel to assist on court as needed Organization follows all other normal tournament procedures Provide an orientation for parents and players In lieu of trophies provide refreshments and/or participation prize for all player in an L3 & 8U Provide trophies for winner and runner-up for all L2 and higher level events
What is a 10U PlayDay? Less formal competitive event that uses flexible formats to engage children in play. Can be used: –Intro to your program; marketing event USTA Incentives for PlayDay Providers –First Event you receive: (red and orange balls, parent and organizer guides, banner, discount on promotional items, downloadable marketing and event materials, listing on TAUT website. –Subsequent Events you receive: $25 coupon for Netknacks, downloadable resource materials, listing on TAUT website. –After each Play Day you receive 12 Red Felt Balls once you report actual # of event participants. May list on Tennislink as non-sanctioned
8 and Under QST Tournament 8 and Under sanctioned tournament, name: “L3 8U QST Ups Champs” –Requirements: 36’ court size and red tennis ball, racquet length must 23” or less –Draw Type: 1.5-2 hour Round robin or compass draw Events may be sanctioned for boys, girls and/or co-ed –Match format, draw type, tournament director contact information, ball type, and competitors names MUST all be listed on homepage. –Two allowable match formats ( requiring that players play at least 3 matches) Best of two out of three game rotations. Each game shall consist of a 7-Point Tiebreak Time-based rotations. –No trophies –Each competitor receives a participation prize and/or refreshments –Educational component for parents (either an orientation or a one-pager explaining the tournament) –Entry fee maxed at $40 –Extra on court supervision is required to help players with format, scoring and basic rules.
10 & Under L3 QST Eastern UPS Tournament Name: L3 10U QST Eastern Ups Champs Requirements: 60’ court size, orange ball, racquet length must 25” or less Draw Type: 2.5-3 hour Round robin or compass draw –Events may be sanctioned for boys & girls Match format, draw type, tournament director contact information, ball type, and competitors names MUST all be listed on homepage. Two allowable match formats (requiring that players play at least 3 matches) –Time based rotations. –One Short set rotations. First to 4 games No ad scoring No trophies Each competitor receives a prize and/or refreshments Educational component for parents (either an orientation or a one-pager explaining the tournament) Entry fee maxed at $40 Extra on court supervision is required to help players with format, scoring and basic rules. Suggested skill requirements: –Players should be able to rally groundstroke's at slow pace with moderate success get a serve in either overhand, underhand or drop & hit
10&Under L2 Ranked Tournaments Tournament Name: 10U L2R Regional (add name of club) Tournament Name: 10U L2O Open (add name of club) Sat-Sun tournaments, or one day round robins. Requirements: 78’ court, green ball (Yellow ball is NOT Permitted) Draw type: –Either a round robin or a SE with a 2 nd match for first round losers (draw type will depend on an odd # of entrants and/or # of entrants.) If you have more than 8 entrants, for example, please organize an SE with a consolation for 1 st round losers. Match formats: 2 out of 3 short sets; with a match tiebreak in lieu of the 3 rd No match can START (change from scheduled) after 9pm. 3 min rest period with coaching between 2 nd set and 3 rd set tiebreak. Players must leave court. Scheduling recommendations: 1 st round and 1 st round consolation matches are both played on the same day. Keep ranking points for 2012 Trophies for 1 st and 2 nd place Draws must be posted on TDM Entry fee - $50
10&Under L1 Ranked Tournaments Requirements: 78’ court, green ball (Yellow ball is NOT Permitted) Tournament Name: 10U L1B (name of club) Challenger Tournament Name: 10U L1 (name of club) Championships Same SE format, using a best of 2 regular set format with a deciding match tiebreak in lieu of the 3 rd. 3 minute rest period with coaching between the 2 nd set and match tiebreak. Players must leave the court. Trophies for 1 st and 2 nd place and 3 rd & 4 th place playoffs. Entry fee for L1 & L1B- $50 Draws must be posted on-line Encourage consolations with L1B & L1 One +L1 ten and under will be sanctioned each Region. The events require consolation rounds and a 3 rd & 4 th place playoff. Fri-Sun tournaments No match can START (change from scheduled) after 9pm. Ranking point tables
Post Tournament Certificate for Sportsmanship One-pager to educate parents Player Fees Sanction your next tournament Gift for all participants All registered participants must be listed on the tournament homepage All ranked 10 and Under tournament results must be posted on-line daily Point Penalty System must be applied to all 10 and Under ranked tournaments
Best Practices 19 participants – 8U –90 min tournament; 11:30am-1pm –Set up 6 x 36’ courts on 2 x 78’ courts –Played best of 3 x 7 point tiebreakers –Handed out info to parents, which they reviewed with their kids. –Reviewed rules with all prior to event. –4 on-court monitors –Made 3 groups by year birth and ability level. –Everyone played 4-5 matches –Some of the players with better skills played doubles –Invite the parents to come out to the court after the matches to take pictures.