Mini-Tennis Orange Ball Tournament - 12 June 2016 June 17 2016, 15 Comments
Anyone For Tennis held our first ever Mini-Tennis Orange Ball Tournament last Sunday.
It was organized by our Managing Director Dave, for 13 of our students, aged 7-9 years old. It was incredible seeing our students come together to play at this one-day event.
They were able to put what they learnt during their tennis lessons into practice with others of similar playing standard!
The Mini-Tennis Orange Ball Tennis format is played in a smaller and narrower court around three quarters the size of a regular court, using a lower compression ball.
This enables kids of young age to experience the game of tennis, holding longer rallies and constructing points in a court more in proportion to their body size and strength.
The competitors were split into two groups, who then played a "round robin" format, which guarantees each player at least 5 matches. The winners and runners-up of each group went into semi-finals and finals.
Matches were refereed by the students themselves, who were waiting for their turns to play matches. This kept them active between matches and also enabled them to understand the scoring system and serving order of the game.
Players were not allowed to challenge the umpire under any circumstances, so there were no mini John McEnroe antics! The umpire's decision was final.
Parents especially enjoyed watching the games from the sidelines while cheering their kids on! A special mention to them for being around and helping to supervise the kids as well!
It was a fun afternoon, despite the blazing heat! Prizes were given to all players who participated in the group matches.
The semi-final matches were played between Riti vs Agastya and brother & sister Max vs Luisa.
The final match, played between Riti and Luisa, was very closely-contested with Riti coming out on top, winning 10-8.
The event was a huge success! We received feedback from the parents of our little superstars, who would like us to continue organizing many more of these tournaments in the future.
Mini-Tennis Red/Orange/Green Ball and Junior & Adult one-day competitions will be coming to a venue near you. Watch this space!
Interested in joining our one-day tournaments? Register your interest with any of our tennis coaches.
If you are currently not taking lessons with us, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/sms/whatsapp to 93351340.