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Overview

Mini Red Challenge provides a better Mini-Red tennis experience for young Hong Kong tennis players. The format will increase participation, decrease the emphasis on winning, and educate players on rules, scoring, etiquette, and basic strategies of the game.

Aims:

  • To increase the number of competitive opportunities available to Mini-Red players.
  • To differentiate between participation events, and more formal masters events.
  • To allow Mini-Red players to play tournaments more often, and play more matches at each tournament.
  • To simplify the point-score and ranking system, removing undue pressure placed on this age-group to win.
  • To move closer toward the successful models of other sports such as football, athletics and swimming, where players both train, and compete, each week. For Mini-Red tennis, this means having a tennis lesson or squad training session during the week, and then a competition or tournament experience each (most) weekends.
Events (effective until 2024 Master)
  • Unisex U7 Singles (Born on or after 1st Jan 2017)
  • Unisex U8 Singles (Born on or after 1st Jan 2016)
Updates
 

How it works

  • Players will be drawn in groups for round-robin matches. HKCTA reserves the rights to amend the draw.
  • Advancing players may be arranged for classification matches
  • Matches will be first to 10 points
  • Players will receive points for winning the event and participation
  • Racquet must be unmodified and its length must be 23 inches or under
  • Players not on court will assist in scoring and being ballkids
  • At the end of play, all players will gather on 1 court for presentation prizes, certificates and photo opportunities
  • Players with the highest number of points will be invited to a Master event (limited draw)
  • In case of any dispute, the decision of HKCTA shall be final.
  • Coaches will teach and remind players of the rules and etiquette of playing and scoring at the beginning of each Challenge event
  • Players have 3 minutes for warm up
  • At the start of each match, players will spin the racket to choose ends and who is serving
  • Players serve 2 points each (first court then second court)
  • Serve can be a drop-forehand serve without bounce or an overhead serve
  • When either player reaches 5 points, players change ends for the remainder of the match
  • The match is over when a player reaches 10 points
  • Scoring will be done by the players using a “peg method” on the net
  • At the end of the match players will shake hands and compliment each other
  • Both players must report the results to the supervising coach
  • Players are required to assist with scoring and collecting balls for the next match
  • For round-robin matches, players will be ranked within each group in the order of:-
    a. higher number of match won;
    b. higher aggregate shots difference;
    c. match results of the players concerned.
  • 1 point for entering the event (participation)
  • Runners-up in each challenge will receive 2 points
  • Finalists in each challenge will receive 4 points
  • Winners in each challenge will receive 8 points
  • Players with the highest number of points will be invited to a Master event
  • The point breakdown will not be published and will not have any bearing on entry into other HKCTA tournaments/events.
 

Event Details

12 events will be held annually with 11 challenges and 1 Master event. Players will be awarded points according to their rankings in each competition, with the highest-scoring players to be invited to Master event held in the end of the series.

Fee

Fee for each challenge is HKD250.

Events (until 2024 Master)

  • Unisex U7 Singles (born on or after 1 Jan 2017)
  • Unisex U8 Singles (born on or after 1 Jan 2016)

Updates

  • 2024 Mini Red Challenge Comp 6 (02/06/2024) will be held at Kowloon City Sports Centre
Date Time Venue Deadline Announcement of Acceptance List and Reporting Time
14/07/2024 0900 Kowloon City Sports Centre (3/F)
09/06/2024 17/06/2024
20/06/2024
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Enrolment Methods

Enrollment for Mini Red Challenge 2024 – Comp 7

Location: Kowloon City Sports Centre (3/f)

Registration time: 3rd June, 2024,  10:00
Deadline of enrollment: 9th June, 2024, 23:59

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Online Application  [Click Here]

**Accept online application only
**Accept Credit card payment only

Email: playtennis@tennishk.org

    • No written confirmation will be provided and please check the acceptance list which will be posted 3 working days after the entry deadline which may be updated from time to time.
    • Enrolment is on a first-come, first-served basis.  An extra HK$50 administration fee will be charged for late applications. 報名以先到先得的方式取錄。 逾期申請將額外收取 HK$50 行政費。
    • It is the players’ responsibility to check the acceptance list on HKCTA website to confirm your acceptance status. If you cannot find your name, please contact the HKCTA office within 2 working days  after the acceptance list is posted. No changes can be made afterwards.

Registration Time: 06/05/2024 10:00am – 12/05/2024 11:59pm

*Limited quota, on a first-come-first-served basis

The Challenge will be cancelled once the typhoon signal No. 8 or above is hoisted, or after a Black Rainstorm Warning signal is announced. If typhoon signal No. 3 or below is hoisted, please check the website for latest arrangements.

 

 

 
 

Acceptance List

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Acceptance List & Reporting Time

Acceptance List (Comp 7)

It is the players’ responsibility to check the acceptance list on HKCTA website to confirm your acceptance status. If you cannot find your name, please contact the HKCTA office within 2 working days (on or before 24 May 2024) after the acceptance list is posted. No changes can be made afterwards.

 
 
 
 
 

Contact

Ms. Cynthia Lo
Tel:2794 1793
Fax:2338 7749
Email:playtennis@tennishk.org