2017 U9/U10 Future Stars Tour
The aim of the Future Stars Tour is to create a competitive opportunity for the more advanced U9/U10 junior tennis player with encouraging participation. The Future Stars Tour is for:
- More experienced players who have competed in at least three to five 8 and Under/U10 Rogers Rookie Tour Events.
- Competitors who are looking to enhance their competitive experience and meet the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) competitive criteria.
For a complete list of Future Stars Tournaments, please click here.
All Future Stars tournaments will open registration at 12:00 am, 4 weeks prior to tournament date and will be closed at 11:59 pm, 7 days prior.
- All entrants must hold a valid Tennis BC membership. Renewals or memberships are available online at tc.tournamentsoftware.com or www.tennisbc.org – Select Types of Memberships.
- In order to compete in an age group, players must be in the given age category as of January 1, 2017. U9 event is for players who were born in 2008 or later. U10 is for players who were born in 2007 or later.
- Any individual whose rights to compete have been suspended by Tennis BC or Tennis Canada shall be ineligible to play in any Future Stars tournament during the period of such suspension.
ENTRY AND ACCEPTANCE:
- No late entry will be accepted.
- Acceptance is basing on first come, first served.
- Pay attention to the payment criteria of hosting club if payment is not required with online registration.
- Tournament Committee may cancel an event if there are insufficient entries.
DRAWS AND SCHEDULE:
- Round robin or Compass draw format will be used to provide a minimum of 3 matches. Some players may get less matches in the event of unforeseeable circumstances (which may include late withdrawal, no show, default, injury, illness.)
- No scheduling avoidance will be accommodated. Players must be available to play at the time scheduled.
- Players are responsible for checking their own match time.
- Where court time is an issue, 45 min timed match may be adopted.
RULES OF PLAY:
- Match Format:
– Best of 3 tie-break short sets with NO-AD scoring.
– 5 point set tie-break (winning at a margin of 2 points) will be played at 4 games all (4-4 games).
– 5 point match tie-break (winning at a margin of 2 points) will be played at 2 sets all to decide the match.
All effort will be made to complete the matches in full. If court time is an issue, the matches may be altered to 45 minutes of timed play.
- All matches will be governed by Tennis Canada Rules of the Court. Players are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct as set out by Tennis Canada. Tournament Referee/Organizer has the final decisions.
- Players are expected to be dressed and ready to play 15 minutes prior to their scheduled match time. Lateness penalty may be enforced.
- Players without acceptable attire will not be permitted to play. Non-marking shoes must be worn while on court.
- Late Withdrawal and Failure to Complete Required Tournament Events (LW/FC) penalties will be enforced.
Code of Ethics for players, parents & coaches
- Players are expected to know and understand the Tennis Canada Rules of the Court and the Code of Conduct.
- Players or any persons associated with a player (i.e. parents, coaches, friends or family) are expected to give due respect to the host clubs, their members, officials, other players and any other person associated with the tournament.
- Misconduct, whether on or off the court, will result in penalties against the player. Tennis BC has a no-tolerance policy towards abusive or inappropriate behaviour.
At Tennis BC our goal is to ensure that tennis parents and coaches are educated on how to support their child and others during tournament play. Please find some helpful pointers listed below:
- All Future Stars tournaments will open registration 4 weeks before tournament date.
- Review all pertinent details from the tournament website (start time, location, draw) 2 to 3 days prior to the events.
- Ensure that your child is present and checks in at the tournament desk 15 min before the scheduled match.
- Parents are encouraged to cheer and clap for good shots by BOTH players or a long rally once the point is over. It is however considered extremely unsportsmanlike to cheer for doubles faults or errors. Correct cheering: Good shot. Let’s go. Good effort. Well done. That’s ok (if they miss a shot.)
- No coaching is allowed. Do not communicate, visually or verbally while your child is playing a match. Inappropriate comments: Move your feet, Focus, Use your head, remember what we talked about – these are considered coaching and your child could receive penalties for this.
- No outside officiating is allowed. This includes line calls and scoring. It is the responsibility of the players and this is the skill that players should learn. Any score disputes on court should be referred to the on-site staff.
- Parents are not to communicate with their children during a match. Should they need to pass a water bottle or any other items, they must do so through the on-site staff/official.
- While spectators are allowed on court in some clubs, all movement should be minimized in order not to disrupt the match. Should movement be necessary, we ask parents to do it after a point is finished and do it quickly – never between first and second serve.
To create a healthy and positive competitive environment, the Points race (Leader Board) is designed to reward participation as opposed to winning. Please find more details on the points race below.
- Participation points – Players participating in the 2017 Future Stars Tour event will receive 200 points per tournament played towards their year-end total.
- Bonus participation points – a one-time bonus of 2000 points for 10 Future Stars tournaments played will be given at the end of the year. All bonus points will be awarded in December, following the completion of the circuit.
- Tournament points – 100 points to one set win. 50 points to players at the tie of the games in a set.
If you have any other questions or concerns regarding the Future Stars Tour, please email Anissa Chung at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leader Board – Update on October 12, 2017. Next update will be on November 1, 2017
Thank you everyone who came to the 2016 Year-end Party! For photos from the event, click here.