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Tennis Mini Red Competition Yr 3 & 4 (Afternoon event) – Tuesday 21st May 2019
Tue 21 May @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
AFTERNOON EVENT 12.20PM TO 3.30PM
You can enter a maximum of 2 teams per school (A Team and a B Team).
Note: There is no charge for attending the event.
Hunts SSP Year 3/4 Mini Red Tennis Event – Tuesday 21st May 2019 (please select the morning or the afternoon event).
A key objective of the Year 3&4 Mini Tennis Red competition is to introduce new players to this great game and to offer these young people a positive experience in which they will be inspired to continue playing the sport in the future. The event is for young people who are beginners or are new to the game of mini tennis. Please note that the event is not for those who are regularly competing in Mini Tennis competitions outside of school.
To ensure that the Year 3/4 event is a positive experience for our young people this competition is not open to players with an Orange 2, Orange 1, or Orange 1* or Green Rating at the time of the Level 2 event. However, we would still encourage schools to involve these young players by giving them a role such as team captain or assistant coach. Ratings can be checked on the LTA website using name and year of birth, all schools should check eligibility of players before finalising their team selection.
|Sport||Mini Red Tennis|
|Venue||Huntingdon Tennis Centre – (Bubble)|
|Date||Tuesday, 21st May 2019|
|Morning Event||9.20am – 12.00pm (Registration 9am)|
|Afternoon event||12.20pm – 3.30pm (Registration 12pm)|
|Year Group||Year 3/4|
|Team Size||Minimum of 4|
|Entry||Schools may enter either the morning session or the afternoon session. Each school may register a maximum of 1 “A” Team and 1 “B” Team for the morning or the afternoon.|
|Squad Size||Maximum of 5 (including a reserve who will be a Media leader on the day if all 4 team players are present on the day)|
|Gender Criteria||Minimum of 2 Boys and 2 Girls in each team (players must be ranked according to ability)i.e. Boy 1 = most able boy and Girl 1 = most able girl.|
|Qualifying pathway||First and second placed teams from the A team competition will represent HuntsSSP in the Level 3 Summer School Games on the Thursday 27th June 2019.|
Matches will be played on a Mini Tennis Red Ball Court (11m x 5.5m)
Rules: Mini Tennis scoring and rules will be used. Players will play for a set period of time. The length of matches will depend on time available and number of entries. Matches will start at the sound of a whistle and last for a set period of time. Mini Tennis scoring does not use traditional tennis scoring (15, 30, 40 etc). Instead, simple numbered scoring is used, i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4 etc.
Teams will be made up of 4 players, 2 Boys and 2 Girls. Each match between two schools will consist of 4 separate games of singles – known as ‘rubbers’ i.e. Boy 1 v Boy 1 (most able Boy player from each team), Boy 2 v Boy 2, Girl 1 v Girl 1 (most able Girl player from each team), Girl 2 v Girl 2. Each player will be allocated with a ‘Player Label’ showing which ranking player they will be (i.e. Boy 1 / Boy 2). Players must remain in the same team and play in the same ranking order throughout the event.
Play: The serve is decided by a ‘toss’ at the start of the match. The nominated person will serve for the first point the service then alternates between players every 2 points. When serving, players should stand behind the baseline. When serving, the ball must not be bounced before being hit. The serve can be hit over or under arm. Serves should be hit diagonally, landing in the diagonally opposite service box. Each court will have a sports leader to umpire and call out the score. Sponge balls will be used if playing indoors, felt Mini Tennis Red Balls will be used if playing outdoors. Rackets no longer than 23” in length should be used.