Rookie Tour tournaments can now be found online on the tournament calendar. Click here.
The Rogers Rookie Tour is a national program designed to bridge the gap between entry-level tennis and the provincial competitive junior circuit. It’s a lot to ask a young person to jump from entry-level tennis to the provincial competitive junior circuit. The Rogers Rookie Tour makes that jump more of a step, allowing junior players to play competitive tennis at an introductory level suitable for their age. Depending on the age category, matches are played with progressive balls and on smaller courts:
- 8&U – red ball; 1/2 court
- U10 – orange ball; 3/4 court
- U12 – green dot ball; full court
- U14 – U18 – yellow/regular ball; full court
It is a fun way to start tennis and makes it easy for children to play the game, develop good technique and a love for the sport. Events could be combined boys and girls depending on the number of entries.
The Rogers Rookie Tour is for:
- beginner-to-intermediate players who wish to compete for the first time
- players who wish to compete at an introductory level
- players who have not participated in any competitive events*
*players who have participated in five Orange-Green Ball (U9/U10) Circuit events are not eligible to play in Rookie Tour.
Entry and Acceptance:
- Acceptance is first-come, first-served.
- Late entry may be accepted.
- Tournament Committee may cancel an event if there are insufficient entries.
- Tournament Committee has the final decision.
- Registrants must have valid Tennis BC membership. You may sign up for a free Recreation membership to enter Rookie tour – Set up your free Tennis BC membership (recreational) here
- Players are responsible to read the tournament regulations before registering.
Participant will receive one of the following three prizes:
- Shirt (players will only receive one sweater regardless of the number of events they participated in)
- Water Bottle
- Players must withdraw from the tournament online before the withdrawal deadline to be eligible for a refund.
- Refund will be processed after the tournament by the end of each month.
- Players who are ineligible to play in Rookie will not receive a refund unless they have withdrawn their entry online before the registration deadline.
Code of Conduct 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.