ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Match Play
ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Match Play is a program designed to give kids who are already playing tennis, the opportunity to transition from learning the game to playing matches in a fun team environment.
- Pee Wee to Tennis Level 3 (Eligible)
- Commences – 17th of July 2021 (8 Weeks)
- Saturdays 08:00am to 09:00am
- Cost $112 ($14 per week)
Competition Format :
- 4 Players per court
- Participants will play up to seven timed 5 minute singles matches
- Players rotate opponents to play everyone
- Doubles partners will be decided pending singles results
Participants will learn the following :
- Understand how to play tennis matches including scoring and positioning on court
- Develop social skills which will be beneficial outside of sport
- Understand the values of sportsmanship and what it means to be part of a team
Rules of Play
- To begin, players “paper – scissors – rock” and the winner chooses to serve or receive.
- Before serving, the server must ask “Are you ready?” and wait for an answer. If the question hasn’t been asked OR if there was no answer, please, replay the point.
- Serve to be drop – bounce – hit over the net, with the receiver allowing the ball to bounce once before returning. NO VOLLEYS FROM THE SERVE.
- There is no second serve.
- If the player feels confident or wants an extra challenge, they are allowed to do an overarm serve.
- Players alternate serves each point.
- If there is a “Let”, play continues.
- Matches are timed (5 minutes) and scored numerically.
- At the end of the match it is possible for a draw to happen – no need in playing a deciding point.
- Server to call out the score BEFORE each point. If there is a dispute, please replay the point.
- Parents/guardians are to assist with scoring.
- During the game, players are encouraged to support each other and acknowledge good points by saying things like “Great shot!”, “Good try!”, “You’re doing great!”, and etc.
- After each match, players are to take their hats off and shake hands with their opponents, as a sign of respect.
- Players alternate serves each point clockwise – one serve each.
- Communication is the key! Parents are to encourage the players to communicate with each other and say “mine” and “yours”.
- Players are encouraged to support their doubles partners, as it should be a team effort.
- After the match, players are to take their hats off and shake hands with their opponents AND doubles partners.
- 3 points for winning the match
- 2 points if the draw occurs
- 1 point for losing the match
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the GCA Pro Shop on 5576 2522.