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Overview

With the generous support of the Hong Kong Tennis Foundation and Prince, over 10,000 primary school students have benefited from this programme over the years. Its aim is to promote mini tennis to primary schools in Hong Kong and identify potential children from the programme to receive proper tennis training. Typically, the programme will begin with registration at the beginning of the school year in September, followed by a Teachers’ Training/Refresher Course in October. While school visits will take place during the months of October and May, a Mini Tennis Clinic will be conducted in January, followed by District Inter-School Competitions in April, and Annual Championships in May. Mini tennis is a great way for beginners to learn the game because the smaller racquets, softer balls, and smaller courts will appear less intimidating and the speed of the game is slowed down, so they are able to rally with more confidence. Talented players with outstanding mini tennis results can be selected to join HKTA’s Junior Development Programme.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

District
Level
Month
Day
 
 
 

Stage 1

School Visit and Demonstration

School visits and demonstrations will be organised at schools on request. An HKTA instructor will introduce and demonstrate the game to the teachers and students. The instructor can also help in selecting potential players and starting up mini tennis training in the schools.

Details

Content:

  • introduction and demonstration the game to the teachers and students.
  • Selecting potential players and starting up mini tennis training in the schools

Date: Oct 2021 – Jun 2022

Duration: Around 1.5-2 hours

Venue: School hall, cover playground or outdoor basketball court

No of Participation: 50 – 100 people

Fee: Free of charge

Enrollment Deadline: 31 Mar 2022

*6 Free rackets and 10 mini tennis balls will be given to the new schools that form a mini tennis team to prepare for the District Competitions in March ~ April. (On a first-come first-served basis)

 

Stage 2

Mini Tennis Instructor Training Course

In order to develop Mini Tennis teams in primary schools, a Mini Tennis Instructor Training Course will be organised for teachers to attend. The course content includes teaching techniques, coach-student relationship, motivation and goal setting etc. Once they have completed the course, the teacher will have the knowledge to prepare their school team for the Mini Tennis competitions. An attendance certificate will be issued to the participants at the end of the course.

Details

Date: 13 Feb 2022

Time: 10:00am -5:00pm (Lunch Break: 1:00pm-2:00pm)

Venue: HKTA Tennis Centre, Kln Tsai Park

Fee:HK $250 per head*

Enrollment deadline: 31 Dec 2021

 

*Each participating school in the District Competitions can nominate one teacher to attend the Mini Tennis Instructor Training Course FREE of charge.

 

Stage 3

Mini Tennis District Inter-Primary Schools Competitions

 

Participating schools will be divided into 4 districts, namely – Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, New Territories East and New Territories West. Students will play in their respective age groups in the district competitions to qualify for a place in the Annual Championships. (Please refer to Primary School Profiles for more detail of districts, www.chsc.hk/primary/tc/home.htm ).

District  Date Time Venue
Hong Kong Island 24 Apr 2022 9:00AM – 6:00PM Hong Kong Park Sports Centre
Kowloon 27 Mar 2022 9:00AM – 6:00PM To Kwa Wan Sports Centre
New Territories (East) 20 Mar 2022 (TBC) 9:00AM – 6:00PM Tai Po Sports Centre (TBC)
New Territories (West) 3 Apr 2022 9:00AM – 6:00PM Tin Shui Sports Centre

Entry for events:

Fee: HK$80 per person (fee of reserve player can be paid after the quota is confirmed).

  • Each school is entitled to enroll up to 2 main draw players and 2 reserve players for each event type
  • If there are any remaining quotas after accepting all the main draw players, the allocation of remaining quotas shall be determined by drawing lots of the reserve players and it will be announced in the Acceptance List.

Enrolment Deadline: 28 Jan 2022, all enrollment fees will not be refunded after the deadline (subject to the postmark).

Event Types
1. Singles- Boy / Girl age 9 or under* Player must be born on 1 Jan 2013 or after
2. Singles- Boy / Girl age 8 or under * Player must be born on 1 Jan 2014 or after
3. Singles-Boy / Girl age 7 or under* Player must be born on 1 Jan 2015 or after

Player CANNOT apply “Mini Tennis District Inter-Primary Schools Competitions” if:

  1. Player participated in “HK Junior Tennis Series” from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021

OR

  1. Player participated in “Junior Tennis Novice Competition” from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021 and achieved the following result
    • If the group have 32 players or above players, and qualified to Semi-Final
    • If the group have 16 players, and qualified to Final
    • If the group have 8 players or below players, and became the champion of the group

 

Format of Play- Singles
Knock-out system will be adopted. No consolation draws
Format of Play Change Ends
1st round  to Semi-Finals
  • 1 Tie-Break to 10 Two Serves
  • Players shall change ends after every 6 points
  • The player who first wins 10 points shall win the match provided there is a margin of two points over the opponent
Final & 3rd Place
  • Best of 3 Tie-Breaks to 7
  • Players shall change ends after every 6 points
  • Two Serves
  • Before the start of next tie break game there shall be a 30 seconds break
  • The player who first wins 7 points shall win this match  and provided there is a margin of two points over the opponent

 

Warm up: 3 minutes

Net: Height = 80 cm

Plan of the court (Apply to all matches)
Original Prince Racket without modification
≤23 inches

With the introduction of the Tennis 10s by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), all trainings & competitions in this scheme will be using Red Tennis Ball.

Official Red Tennis Ball

 

  • Trophies & Certificates will be awarded to the Champion, 1st Runner-up, 2nd Runner-up & 3rd Runner-up of each event AND can enter the Hong Kong Mini-Tennis Annual Championships (If the number of participants in this category is more than 32, then the top 8 players can be selected for the Hong Kong Mini-Tennis Inter-School Annual Championships)
  • The Sportsmanship Award (Boy /Girl Player)-The winning player will be selected by the referee
  • Best New Player Award (Boy /Girl Player) *
  • The Most Dynamic Player Award (Boy /Girl Player) *

*The above awardees will be selected by the HKTA’s programme in charge/technical officer

 

  • The Most Active Participating School Award-will be awarded to the school with the largest number of participants
  • Boy’s / Girl’s events Champion-the school with the highest score in boy / girl events will be awarded a trophy

Team calculation method

Result

 

Winner

 

1st Running Up

 

2nd Running Up

 

3rd Running Up

 

Quarter final

 

Attendance

 

Score 18 12 8 4 2 1
  1. CONDUCT OF TOURNAMENT
    • The Tournament will be conducted according to the Rules and Regulations of the Hong Kong Tennis Association Ltd.
  2. ELIGIBILITY
    • Participants must qualify to the eligibility of Prince Mini Tennis Hong Kong Annual Championship 2022.
    • Participants must present personal identity documents with photos to our officials for verification of identities.
    • Hong Kong Tennis Association Ltd only accept each player to apply one Singles and/or Team event
  3. SEED ARRANGEMENT
  • Participants must fill in the Hong Kong Tennis Association membership number “HKTA PIN” to confirm their identity. Those who do not fill in the form that will not be considered for seed arrangement.
  1. PLAYER ACCEPTANCE LIST
    • Player acceptance list will post it on HKTA website after 2-3 weeks of enrollment deadline (www.tennishk.org). Please call us if there are any questions (Tel:2336 0187)
  2. PLAYING SCHEDULE
    • Please check the website (www.tennishk.org) 1 week prior to the commencement of the event. All schedules, draws, and results will be posted on the website.  It is the players’ responsibility to check their playing schedule. No other notifications will be given. If you do not have Internet access, please call 23360187. Players should report to the reporting desk 30 minutes before his/her match is scheduled; any players who are not ready within Five (5) minutes after his/her match is called shall be defaulted.
  3. COURT
  • All matches will be played on badminton court. NO PRACTICE COURTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PLAYERS.
  1. DRESS CODE & EQUIPMENT
    • All players must be dressed in school uniform to play in the competition.
    • All players must use Prince racket (23 inches or below) for the competition; we will provide limited quantity of rackets for the competition.
  2. RIGHT OF TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE
    • When there is, or has been, inclement weather, players should expect a delay to their match starting time. Referee/ tournament official to have the right to cancel or reschedule the match, if there is Typhoon signal NO.8 or black rainstorm signal.
    • Tournament Committee reserves the right in its discretion to cancel any of the events if the total entry is less than 8; to accept or reject any application; to run the Tournament strictly to schedule and postponement will not be entertained; to extend the days of play or reschedule for bad weather or any unforeseen happenings.
    • Once all matches are announced, they cannot be changed.
  3. REFEREE
    • The decision of the Tournament Referee, as appointed by the Tournament Committee is final in all matters pertaining to the Tournament.
  4. RESPONSIBILITY
    • Players who are unable to attend after receiving the playing schedule, please inform HKTA as soon as possible.
    • The HKTA Tournament Officials and Sponsors of this Tournament will not be responsible for any damages or personal injuries arising from the Tournament.

 

 

PRINCE Mini Tennis Hong Kong Annual Championship 2021

Event Type

Date

Time

Venue

Boy / Girl age 9 or under (Singles) 

(Player must be born on 1 Jan 2012 or after)

27 Jun

10 Jul

  9:00AM – 6:00PM

8:00AM – 7:00PM

Tin Shui 

Sports Centre

Hong Kong Park Sports Centre

Boy / Girl age 8 or under (Singles) 

(Player must be born on 1 Jan 2013 or after)

10 Jul 

 9:00AM – 6:00PM

8:00AM – 7:00PM

Hong Kong Park Sports Centre

Boys’ / Girls’ Team Event- Each match will consist of 3 sets of singles

(Players must be born on 1 Jan 2012 or after)

18 Jul

10 Jul

 9:00AM – 6:00PM

8:00AM – 7:00PM

Tsing Yi 

Sports Centre

Hong Kong Park Sports Centre

Enrollment Details:

Boy / Girl (Singles)

  • Each school is entitled to enroll up to 3 main draw players and 1 reserve player for each event type
  • If there are any remaining quotas after accepting all the main draw players, the allocation of remaining quotas shall be determined by drawing lots of the reserve players and it will be announced in the acceptance list on May 28

Boys’ / Girls’ Team Event

  • Each school is entitled to enter 1 boys’ team and 1 girls’ team.
  • A team shall consist of 3 players plus 1 reserve
  • Each school must assign 1 team captain, aged 18 or above, who must attend all matches

No amendment of players’ information after submission

Enrollment Fee:

Boy / Girl (Singles)

  • HK$80 per person (fee of reserve player can be paid after the quota is confirmed)

Boys’ / Girls’ Team Event

  • HK$300 per team

Enrollment Method:

Fill Form (A) & (B), together with enrollment fee by cheque, should be sent to Hong Kong Tennis Association.

Enrollment Deadline:

6pm, 15 May 2021

All enrollment fees will not be refunded after the deadline (subject to the postmark)

 

Updated as of 24 Jun 2021

Format of Play- Singles: 

  • Knock-out system will be adopted.

 

Scoring

Change End

1st round to Semi-Finals

  • 1 Tie-Break, first to 10 points. Two Serves
  • The player who first wins 10 points shall win this match and provided there is a margin of two points over the opponent
  • Players shall change ends after every 6 points

 

Final & 3rd Place

  • Best of 3 Tie-Breaks to 7 points
  • Two Serves
  • The player who first wins 7 points shall win this match and provided there is a margin of two points over the opponent
  • Players shall change ends after every 6 points

 

  • Before the start of next tie break game there shall be a 30 seconds break

Format of Play-Team:

  • Knock-out system will be adopted.
  • All 3 singles in each match must be completed
  • The team who wins at least 2 singles will advance to next round
  • For each match, each player will be allowed to play 1 single only
  • 1st round losers or those 2nd round losers who advanced to that round by virtue of a bye, withdraw or walkover maybe invited to play in the consolation draw, if any. (Depending on the total numbers of participants and courts availability.) (Due to the courts availability, no consolation draw in the Team Event)

 

Scoring

Change End

1st round to Semi-Finals

  • 1 Tie-Break, first to 7 points. Two Serves
  • The player who first wins 7 points shall win this match and provided there is a margin of two points over the opponent
  • Players shall change ends after every 6 points

 

Final & 3rd Place

  • 1 Tie-Break, first to 10 points. Two Serves
  • The player who first wins 10 points shall win this match and provided there is a margin of two points over the opponent
  • Players shall change ends after every 6 points

 

  • Before the start of next tie break game there shall be a 30 seconds break

Awards for Singles event:

Trophies & Certificates will be awarded to the Champion, 1st Runner-up, 2nd Runner-up & 3rd Runner-up of each event

Awards for Team event:

Trophies will be awarded to the winning team of Champion, 1st Runner-up, 2nd Runner-up & 3rd Runner-up of each event. Certificates will be awarded to each player of Champion, 1st Runner-up, 2nd Runner-up & 3rd Runner-up of each event.

  1. CONDUCT OF TOURNAMENT
    • The Tournament will be conducted according to the Rules and Regulations of the Hong Kong Tennis Association Ltd.
  2. ELIGIBILITY
    • Participants must qualify to the eligibility of Prince Mini Tennis Hong Kong Annual Championship 2021.
    • Participants must present personal identity documents with photos to our officials for verification of identities.
    • Hong Kong Tennis Association Ltd only accept each player to apply one Singles and/or Team event
  1. PLAYER ACCEPTANCE LIST
    • Player acceptance list will post it on HKTA website (www.tennishk.org). Please call us if there are any questions (Tel:23360187)
  1. PLAYING SCHEDULE
    • Please check the website (www.tennishk.org) 3 days prior to the commencement of the event. All schedules, draws, and results will be posted on the website.  It is the players’ responsibility to check their playing schedule. No other notifications will be given. If you do not have Internet access, please call 23360187. Players should report to the reporting desk 30 minutes before his/her match is scheduled; any players who are not ready within Five (5) minutes after his/her match is called shall be defaulted.
  2. COURT
  • All matches will be played on badminton court. NO PRACTICE COURTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PLAYERS.
  1. DRESS CODE
    • Every player must be dressed in school uniform to play in the competition. All players must use Prince racket (23 inches or below) for the competition; we will provide limited quantity of rackets for the competition.
  1. RIGHT OF TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE
    • When there is, or has been, inclement weather, players should expect a delay to their match starting time. Referee/ tournament official to have the right to cancel or reschedule the match, if there is Typhoon signal NO.8 or black rainstorm signal.
    • Tournament Committee reserves the right in its discretion to cancel any of the events if the total entry is less than 8; to accept or reject any application; to run the Tournament strictly to schedule and postponement will not be entertained; to extend the days of play or reschedule for bad weather or any unforeseen happenings.
    • Once all matches are announced, they cannot be changed.
  2. REFEREE
    • The decision of the Tournament Referee, as appointed by the Tournament Committee is final in all matters pertaining to the Tournament.
  3. RESPONSIBILITY
    • Players who are unable to attend after receiving the playing schedule, please inform HKTA as soon as possible.
    • The HKTA Tournament Officials and Sponsors of this Tournament will not be responsible for any damages or personal injuries arising from the Tournament.
 

Stage 5

Tennis Bridging Course (By Invitation)

The Tennis Bridging Course acts as a “post-graduate” curriculum to facilitate a player’s transition from the Mini-Tennis Promotion Scheme to programmes such as, HKTA Regional Squads, Summer Camps and Youth Athlete Training Scheme. This process of continuity provides valuable opportunities for talented players with outstanding mini tennis results to receive focus tennis training before progressing to more advanced levels.

Date: Starting from Jul & Aug 2020 (TBC)
Venue: TBC
Fee: TBC
 
 

 
 

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Contact

Ms German Man
Tel:2336 0187
Fax:2338 7749
Email:german.man@tennishk.org

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