Orange-Green Ball (U9/U10) Circuit
The aim of the Orange-Green Ball (U9/U10) Circuit is to create a competitive opportunity for the more advanced U9/U10 junior tennis players from across the province to participate in year-round competitions. Players can accumulate points for special ranking. The best competitors in each category win prizes at the end of the year.
The Orange-Green Ball (U9/U10) Circuit is for:
- More experienced players who have competed in at least three to five U8/U10 Rogers Rookie Tour Events.
- Competitors who are looking to enhance their competitive experience and meet the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) competitive criteria.
Orange-Green Ball (U9/U10) Circuit tournament age groups:
U10 – For players who will turn 10 years old or younger this year
U9 – For players who will turn 9 years old or younger this year
2023 age groups as of January 1st 2023:
U9 – open for players born in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
U10 – open for players born in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
2023 Orange-Green Ball (U9/U10) Circuit player’s package:
One to 4 tournaments
5 tournaments or more
A mix of: Dry fit T-shirt, Bag, Cap
Players must play at least three Rookie Tours to be eligible to play Orange-Green Ball (U9/U10) tournaments. Players will be excluded until three tournaments have been played.
Parents are asked to be familiar with the information of Orange-Green Ball (U9/U10) Circuit and tournament regulations before signing up your child to a tournament.
Click HERE for Parents/Players checklist.
For a complete list of Orange-Green Ball (U9/U10) Tournaments, please click here.
U9 – orange ball competition
- For players who will turn nine years old this year or younger
- 3/4 court will be used
- Racquet: 23” (depending on child’s size)
- Boys and girls combined draw
U10 – green ball competition
- For players who will turn 10 years old this year or younger
- Regular full court will be used
- Racquet: 23-25” (depending on child’s size)
- Boys and girls on separate draw
|Registration Opens||28 days prior to tournament date (four Sundays before)|
|Registration Closes||14 days prior to tournament date (two Sundays before)|
|Acceptance Posted||Two days after the entry is closed (unless otherwise stated)|
|Draws and schedule to be posted online||Tuesday of the tournament week – Players are responsible to check their own match time|
*Reminder: It is a violation of the code of conduct to enter two tournaments in the same time period without prior permission of both Tournament Referees.
Acceptance: Based on first-come, first-served entry time
Silver tournaments: some tournaments are labelled as Silver tournaments. The priority of acceptance is as follows:
- Players who play their first Orange-Green Ball (U9/U10) tournament.
- Players on the Silver Leader Board.
Only one tournament per weekend regardless of the age categories and events. The second tournament will have the least priority in the acceptance. Leader Board points may not be awarded for the second tournament played on the same weekend.
Compass or Round Robin draw format will be used to provide a minimum of three match opportunities to each player. Fewer matches may be played in the event of unforeseeable circumstances (which may include late withdrawal, no show, default, injury, illness).
Click HERE for Orange-Green Ball (U9/U10) match format.
Rules and Regulations:
Late Withdrawal and Failure to Complete Required Tournament Events (LW/FC) penalties will be enforced.
Click HERE for LW/FC cases and scenarios for penalty and refund
Once a player receives a total of three LW/FC Points within a 12-month period, he/she will be suspended for ONE month without being able to compete in any Canadian event [Provincial (all levels of tournaments including Orange-Green Ball (U9/U10) and Team Tennis), National, ITF domestic] within that period. The period begins the day following the completion of the tournament in which the third LW/FC Point was assessed.
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:
- No coaching is allowed. Do not communicate, visually or verbally while your child is playing a match. Your child could receive penalties because of this.
- No outside officiating is allowed. This includes line calls and scoring. Any score disputes on court should be referred to the on-site staff. Parents are asked not to make any judgement of line call from where you sit. The window or the curtain, as well as the angle may give you a different vision of where the ball lands. The line judges, who are sitting right at the line, make errors sometimes and so do the young players.
- 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.
Click HERE for Parents/Players checklist.
Orange-Green Ball (U9/U10) Circuit Sportsmanship Awards: An Award will be given to one player of each division of Orange-Green Ball (U9/U10) Circuit.
Click HERE for details of nomination and Sportsmanship Award criteria
Prizes will be awarded to the top five players on the Leader Board in each category (BU10, GU10, BU9, and GU9) at the completion of the Circuit in December. Players may receive a SportChek Gift card in the amount of:
Details about the 2022 Year-end Celebration will be posted closer to December 2022
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 Orange-Green Ball (U9/U10) Circuit event will receive 40 points per tournament played
- Tournament points – 10 points to the difference of games won/games lost
- Bonus Participation Points – A one-time bonus of 200 points for 10 Orange-Green Ball (U9/U10) tournaments players will be given at the end of the year.
- All tie break is considered as one game.
2023 leaderboards will begin to uploaded starting mid-Jan 2022.
2023 Leaderboards can be found here
Last updated (Jan 27, 2023)