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Overview

The HKCTA / prince Primary School Mini Tennis Promotion Scheme has been organized each year since 1991. With the generous support of prince, over 10,000 primary school students have benefited from this programme over the years. Mini tennis is played using minimized equipment usually on a badminton court, with shorter rackets, a lower net and Red Tennis Ball (75% slower than a Yellow Ball). This makes it easier for children to learn and practice tennis skills and build up their confidence. Mini-Tennis is not only an enjoyable lifetime sports activity for the youngsters, but it is also an important avenue for talent identification for the HKCTA’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 HKCTA 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: Dec 2023 – Jun 2024

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 2024

*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. (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: 25 Feb 2024

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

Venue: HKCTA Tennis Centre, Kln Tsai Park

Fee:HK $250 per school(Maximun 3 participator)

Enrollment deadline: 31 Jan 2024

 

 

Stage 3 - Mini Tennis District Inter-Primary Schools Competitions

Dates & Venues:

District Date Time Venue
Hong Kong Island 7 Apr 2024 9:00AM – 6:00PM Hong Kong Park Sports Centre
Kowloon 14 Apr 2024 9:00AM – 6:00PM Tai Kwok Tsui Sports Centre
New Territories (East) TBC 9:00AM – 6:00PM TBC
New Territories (West) 28 Apr 2024 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Tin Shui Sports Centre

Singles Events:

  • Boy / Girl age 9 or under (Player must be born on 1 Jan 2015 or after)
  • Boy / Girl age 8 or under (Player must be born on 1 Jan 2016 or after)
  • Boy / Girl age 7 or under (Player must be born on 1 Jan 2017 or after)

Enrollment Details:

  • Each player can only represent one school and should be a current student of the school during the Competition.
  • Each school is entitled to enroll up to 2 main draw players and 2 reserve players in each event. Please indicate their priority on the application form.
  • HKCTA has the right to adjust the draw size of each event in the light of application response. The draw size of each event will be finalized on the ballot date. Participating schools/participants shall raise no objection.
  • Please refer to the website of Education Bureau for the School Lists by District: https://www.edb.gov.hk/en/student-parents/sch-info/sch-search/schlist-by-district/index.html

 

 

Eligibility of Entry

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

  1. Player participated in “Hong Kong Junior Tennis Series” from 1 January to 31 December 2023, OR
  1. Player participated in “Hong Kong Junior Novice Competition” from 1 January to 31 December 2023 and achieved the following result in any events,
  • If the event has 32 or more players, and reached Semi-Final
  • If the event has 16 players, and reached to Final
  • If the event has 8 or less players, and was the winner of the group

Fee:

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

Enrollment Method:

  • Please submit Form C (Part I) downloadable from HKCTA website, together with enrollment fee by cheque and send to Hong Kong, China Tennis Association. Payable to the ”The Hong Kong, China Tennis Association Limited”.
  • Please submit Form C (Part II) saving as an Excel (.xls) file via email to jason.chak@tennishk.org on or before 7 Feb 2024

Enrollment deadline:.

7  Feb 2024, all enrollment fees will not be refunded after the deadline (subject to the postmark)

 

 

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
  • layers shall change ends after every 6 points
  • Before the start of next tie break game there shall be a 30 seconds break

 

Warm up: 3 minutes

Net: Height = 80 cmPlan of the court (Apply to all matches)
Original Prince Racket without modification

Official Racket: Prince

(≤23 inches)

Individual Awards:

  • Trophies & Certificates will be awarded to the Champion, 1st Runner-up, 2nd Runner-up & 3rd Runner-up of each event AND qualify to the Hong Kong Mini-Tennis Annual Championships (If the number of participants in this category is more than 32, then the top 8 player 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 HKCTA’s programme in charge/technical officer

Group Award:

  1. The Most Active Participating School Award-will be awarded to the school with the most participants
  2. Boys’ / Girls’ events Champion-the school with the highest score in boys’ / girls’ events will be awarded a trophy

 

 

Award Lists

Regulations:
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.
  • 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 Asscoication membership number “HKCTA PIN” to confirm their identity. Those who did not fill in their HKCTA PIN no. will not be considered for seed arrangement.

 

4.      PLAYER ACCEPTANCE LIST

  • Player acceptance list will post it on HKCTA website around 1 week of enorollment deadline  (www.tennishk.org). Please call us if there are any questions (Tel:23360187)

 

5.      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.

6.      COURT

  • All matches will be played on badminton court. NO PRACTICE COURTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PLAYERS.

 

7.      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.

 

8.      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.

 

9.      REFEREE

  • The decision of the Tournament Referee, as appointed by the Tournament Committee is final in all matters pertaining to the Tournament.

 

10.      RESPONSIBILITY

  • Players who are unable to attend after receiving the playing schedule, please inform HKCTA as soon as possible.
  • The HKCTA Tournament Officials and Sponsors of this Tournament will not be responsible for any damages or personal injuries arising from the Tournament.

 

 

Stage 4 - Mini Tennis Hong Kong Annual Championship

Dates & Venues

Date Time Venue
15 May 2024 9:00AM – 6:00PM Hong Kong Park Sports Centre

 

Event Type
1. Singles Events
 

  • Boy / Girl age 9 or under (Player must be born on 1 Jan 2015 or after
  • Boy / Girl age 8 or under (Player must be born on 1 Jan 2016 or after)
  • Boy / Girl age 7 or under (Player must be born on 1 Jan 2017 or after)
2. Team Events
  • Boys’ / Girls’ Team Event

– Each match will consist of 3 sets of singles
(Players must be born on 1 Jan 2015 or after)

Enrollment Details:

  1. Each player may only represent one school and should be a current student of the school during the Competition.
  2. For efficient use of the resources, the Organizer may adjust the quota for each division in the light of application response. The quota of each division will be finalized on the ballot date. Participating schools/participants shall raise no objection.

Eligibility of Entry:

  1. Singles’ Events
  • By invitation
  • Semi-finalists from each age group in the districts’ competitions in Stage 3 will be invited to take part in the Annual Championships.
  1. Team Events
  • Each school can enroll up to 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

Fee:

Team Event: HK$300 per team

 

Enrollment Method:

Team Events
  • Please submit Form D (Part I) downloadable from HKCTA website, together with enrollment fee by cheque and sent to Hong Kong, China Tennis Association. Payable to “The Hong Kong, China Tennis Association Limited”
  • Please submit Form D (Part II) saving as an Excel (.xls) file via email to jason.chak@tennishk.org on or before 1 Mar 2024

Enrollment Deadline:

6pm, 1 Mar 2024

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

 

 

Format of Play- Singles: 

  • Knock-out system will be adopted.
  • No consolation draws.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Awards for Singles & Teams event:

  • Trophies & Certificates will be awarded to the Champion, 1st Runner-up, 2nd Runner-up & 3rd Runner-up of each event
  • The Most 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 HKCTA’s programme in charge/technical officer

Awards for Group:

  • Boy’s / Girl’s events Championship and 1st runner-up-the two schools with the highest total scores will be awarded a shield

Award Lists

1.      CONDUCT OF TOURNAMENT

  • The Tournament will be conducted according to the Rules and Regulations of The Hong Kong, China Tennis Association.

2.      ELIGIBILITY

  • Participants must qualify to the eligibility of Prince Mini Tennis Hong Kong Annual Championship 2024.
  • Participants must present personal identity documents with photos to our officials for verification of identities. If the details of participants is different from the enrollment records, HKCTA will have a right to decide the eligibilities of the participant. The copy of the documents will be kept by record.
  • Only accept each player to apply one Singles and/or Team event

 

3.      SEED ARRANGEMENT

  • Participants must fill in the Hong Kong, China Tennis Association membership number “HKCTA PIN” to confirm their identity. Those who do not fill in the form that will not be considered for seed arrangement.

 

4.      PLAYER ACCEPTANCE LIST

  • Player acceptance list will post it on HKCTA website after 2-3 weeks of enrollment deadline (www.tennishk.org). Please call us if there are any questions (Tel:2336 0109)

 

5.      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 23360109. 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.

6.      COURT

  • All matches will be played on badminton court. NO PRACTICE COURTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PLAYERS.

 

7.      DRESS CODE& EQUIPMENT

  • All players must be dressed in school uniform to play in the competitiion.
  • All players must use Prince racket (23 inches or below) for the competition; we will provide limited quantity of rackets for the competition.

 

8.      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.

 

9.      REFEREE

  • The decision of the Tournament Referee, as appointed by the Tournament Committee is final in all matters pertaining to the Tournament.

 

10.      RESPONSIBILITY

    • Players who are unable to attend after receiving the playing schedule, please inform HKCTA as soon as possible.
    • The HKCTA 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, HKCTA 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.

Selecting Criteria

Semi-finalists from each age group in the districts’ competitions may be invited by HKCTA

Date: Starting from Jul & Aug 2024(TBC)
Venue: TBC
Fee: TBC
 
 

 
 

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