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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: Nov 2022 – Jun 2023

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 2023

*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: 12 Feb 2023

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: 20 Jan 2023

 

*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

Event Dates & Venues
District Date Time Venue
Hong Kong Island 19 March 2023 9:00AM – 6:00PM Hong Kong Park Sports Centre
Kowloon 26 March 2023 9:00AM – 6:00PM Lam Tin South Sports Centre
New Territories (East) TBC 9:00AM – 6:00PM  TBC
New Territories (West) TBC 9:00AM – 6:00PM  TBC
Event Type
  • Boy / Girl age 9 or under (Singles) (Player must be born on 1 Jan 2014 or after)
  • Boy / Girl age 8 or under (Singles) (Player must be born on 1 Jan 2015 or after)
  • Boy / Girl age 7 or under (Singles) (Player must be born on 1 Jan 2016 or after)
Details

Boy / Girl (Singles)

·           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.

Enrollment Fee

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

 

Eligibility of Entry & Enrollment From (To be announced)
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)

 

Awards for Singles & Team events:

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

Group Awards:

  • žThe 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.

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 “HKTA PIN” to confirm their identity. Those who did not fill in their HKTA PIN no. will not be considered for seed arrangement.

 

4.      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)

 

5.      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.

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 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 4 - Mini Tennis Hong Kong Annual Championship

Event Dates & Venues
Date Time Venue
26 May 2023 9:00AM – 6:00PM Hong Kong Park Sports Centre

 

 Event Type
Singles Event  

  • Boy / Girl age 9 or under (Player must be born on 1 Jan 2014 or after
  • Boy / Girl age 8 or under (Player must be born on 1 Jan 2015 or after)
  • Boy / Girl age 7 or under (Player must be born on 1 Jan 2016 or after)
Team Event
  • Boys’ / Girls’ Team Event

– Each match will consist of 3 sets of singles
(Players must be born on 1 Jan 2014 or after)

Enrollment Details:

Boy / Girl (Singles)

  • By invitation
  • Semi-finalists from each age group in the districts’ competitions will be invited to take part in the Annual Championships.

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:

Boys’ / Girls’ Team Event

  • HK$300 per team

Enrollment Method:

Fill Form D (Part 1 & 2) downloadable from HKTA website, together with enrollment fee by cheque and sent to Hong Kong Tennis Association. Payable to “The Hong Kong Tennis Association  Limited”

Enrollment Deadline:

6pm, 31 Mar 2023

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

 

Updated as of 15 Nov 2022

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

 

  • 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
  • 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 HKTA’s programme in charge/technical officer

Awards for Team event:

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

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 “HKTA PIN” to confirm their identity. Those who did not fill in their HKTA PIN no. will not be considered for seed arrangement.

 

4.      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)

 

5.      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.

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 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.

Selecting Criteria

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

Date: Starting from Jul & Aug 2022(TBC)
Venue: TBC
Fee: TBC
 
 

 
 

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