The HEAD Junior Tennis Series will offer singles tennis tournaments to boys and girls of intermediate level, or better, who know how to serve properly, score correctly and are able to rally consistently. Boy’s and girls, of equal strength, will be mixed on courts for the round-robin part of the tennis tournament guaranteeing all players at least 3 matches per tournament.
Age Groups will be determined by their age on 01 September 2018; if you are 10 years old on 01 September 2018 then you will need to play in the U12 tournament, but if you are 9 or younger on 01 October 2018, then you are eligible for the U10 age group. Same for all other age groups.
These tournaments are only for Super Sports coached students.
Junior Tennis Series Dates & Entry:
Entries close the Wednesday before each tournament or when 16 players have been entered. Click on the date of the tournament that you would like to enter.
VENUE: Dubai College, Directions – click here TIME: Fridays, 12h00 to 16h00 COST: AED100 per player per tournament payable on the day at registration ORGANISERS: U12 Tournaments – Francis, 054 503 5121, firstname.lastname@example.org
For the first tennis tournament, individuals will be drawn from a hat and placed in groups of 4 per court for the round-robin part of the tennis tournament.
For Tennis Tournament 2 and onwards, the top 4 players in the rankings will then be grouped together in the round-robin stage to ensure quality matches against each other and will also then be seeded 1,2,3 or 4 in the knock-out so all 4 players will go through.
Remaining players will be divided on to courts according to current rankings with non-ranked players randomly assigned to courts.
Each tennis match in the round-robin stage will be 6 games for u10 while all other tennis matches will be 8 games long with sudden death deuce where the receiver can choose the side to be served to.
After 3 / 4 games – swap sides.
Once the tennis match is finished, players need to hand in their score to the Tournament Organiser.
Points will be allocated as follows: 3 points for a win, 1 point each for a draw and 0 points for a loss.
The top two individuals from each court – except for the court with the top 4 players on – will advance to the knock-out stage.
In the event of players having equal points after the round-robin, the winner of the head-to-head result will advance; if this was a draw, then the player who won the most games in all matches will advance. If this is still tied, then a spin of the racket will decide who advances.
Players advancing through to the knock-out stages will have their names placed on the draw sheet in pre- determined positions.
Each match in the knock-out stage, including the finals, will be the first individual / team to 4 games with a sudden death tiebreaker (first to 5 points and no leading by 2 points) being played at 3 games each.
Junior Tennis Series Rules & Regulations:
ITF Rules will be followed for all matches.
Only online entries will be accepted unless special arrangements are made with the organizers to enter otherwise.
Junior Tennis Series Ranking:
Every player entering the tennis tournament will receive points which accumulate over the tournaments to eventually give you a Series Ranking.
To qualify for the END-OF-SERIES prize, players need to compete in a minimum of 3 of the 4 tennis tournaments per series with all tournament points accumulated counting toward their ranking.
So the more tennis tournaments you play in, the more points you stand to accumulate.
Points will be awarded, as follows, according to the round in which you exit the tournament.
PRIZES PER TOURNAMENT: Winners & Runners-up: Trophies and Medals
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