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Reschedule of Boy/ Girl aged 9 or under (Singles) and Boys’/ Girls’ Team events

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.

HKTA will provide a technical consultation service to the schools throughout the year.

Period: Oct 2019- Jun 2020
Duration: 1.5-2 hours, anytime during 9am-5pm on weekdays or 9am-1pm on Saturdays.
Enrolment Deadline: 31-Mar-20

**Special Offer

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.

Date: 12 Jun 2020
Fee: HKD250/head*
Enrolment Deadline: 10 Dec 2019

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 29-Mar-20 9:00AM – 6:00PM Hong Kong Park Sports Centre
Kowloon 21-Mar-20 9:00AM – 6:00PM Lai Chi Kok Park Sports Centre
New Territories (East) 19-Apr-20 9:00AM – 6:00PM Yuen Chau Kok  Sports Centre
New Territories (West) 22-Mar-20 9:00AM – 6:00PM Tsing Yi Southwest Sports Centre
Event Types
1. Singles- Boy / Girl age 9 or under* Player must be born on 1 Jan 2011 or after
2. Singles- Boy / Girl age 8 or under * Player must be born on 1 Jan 2012 or after
3. Singles-Boy / Girl age 7 or under* Player must be born on 1 Jan 2013 or after
4. Team- Boys / Girls age 9 or under (Pilot Programme)** Players must born be on 1 Jan 2011 or after

*Player CANNOT apply for singles event as below:

If player applied for “HK Junior Tennis Series” from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 OR Player applied for “Junior Tennis Novice Competition” from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

  • If the group had 32 players (or 32 pairs) or above players, and player progressed to Semi-Finals
  • If the group had 16 players (or 16 pairs), and player progressed to Final

** Entry for events:

Fee: HKD200 per singles event or HKD900 for all singles events
HKD300 per team event
Enrolment Deadline: 1 Feb 2020

 

SINGLES EVENT
Knock-out system will be adopted.
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 ten 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 seven points shall win the match provided there is a margin of two points over the opponent

 

TEAM EVENT 
Knock-out system will be adopted.
TBC
Format of Play Tie-Break to 7 Two Serve Change Ends
1st round  to Final The player who first wins 7 points shall win the match, no ad deuce Players shall change ends after every 6 points
Warm up: 3 minutes

Net: Height = 80 cm

Plan of the court (Apply to all matches)
Original Prince Racquet without modification
 

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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