TENNIS 10s INFORMATION

Tennis10s                
Tennis10s is a scaled down version of tennis, which uses smaller rackets, a smaller court, softer tennis balls and a game based approach to introduce young children to tennis. By utilising scaled-down equipment and playing surfaces, children can learn to enjoy the game quickly.

The game is divided into three colour-coded stages: REDORANGE and GREEN.

COMPETITIONS FOR PLAYERS 10 and UNDER

All Under 8, Under 9 and Under 10 competitions are to be played:

  • On a MODIFIED COURT– RED for Under 8’s, ORANGE  for Under 9’s & GREEN for Under 10’s.
  • With MODIFIED RACKETS appropriate to the height of the child.
  • With MODIFIED BALL DENSITY– Red spot for U8s – Orange spot for U9s – Green spot for Under 10s full court.
  • With a competition format that allows MULTI MATCHES– Round Robin – World Cup – Feed in and Play back draws etc.
  • With a MODIFIED SCORING system – Best of 3 tie breaks for RED (each tie break up to 10 points). Short sets commencing at 2 games all and first to six games, first point after deuce, Tie Breaker in the 3rd set for ORANGE and GREEN Tennis.

To BE ELIGIBLE to play children must be on the 31st December of the previous year:

  • 7 for Under 8 (RED) tournaments (born 2010 for 2018)
  • 8 for Under 9 (ORANGE) tournaments (born 2009 for 2018)
  • and 9 for under 10 (GREEN) tournaments (born 2008 for 2018)

 

To find out the Tennis10s Calendar for the year http://leinstertennis.visualclubweb.nl/calendar/198/Calendar?year=2018&egid=312

 

MARKING THE COURTS

 

Red Ball – 11 X 5.5m
Orange Ball  18 x 6.5m
Green Ball – Full Court