GCA Tennis ANZ Junior Red Ball Hot Shots Comp



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.

Competition Information

  • Pee Wee to Tennis Level 3 (Eligible)
  • Commences – 12th October 2019 (8 Weeks)
  • Saturdays 08:00am to 09:00am
  • Cost $96 ($12 per week)

Competition Format :

  • 8 Players per court
  • Participants will play up to seven timed 5 minute singles matchs
  • 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.

Doubles rules:

  • 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.

Points:

  • 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.