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HTA Team Challenge & Team Tournament: June 7 - 28, 2019

  • 07 Jun 2019
  • 28 Jun 2019
  • Memorial Park Tennis Center


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HTA Junior Team Tennis Challenge & Team Tournament

4 Friday Mornings in June: June 7 - 28 

Memorial Park Tennis Center
1500 Memorial Loop Dr, Houston TX 77007 (#11 on the map)

8:30 - 10 a.m. Red Ball & Orange Ball

10 - 11:30 a.m. Green Ball & Yellow Ball 

Cost: $15 per student (covers all 4 dates)
Players expected to play all 4 dates and should not register
if they have a conflict on more than one of the dates

The Houston Tennis Association is working to build Junior Team Tennis participation in the Houston area and is focusing on an NJTL initiative for players at the parks.  This summer, players age 6 - 18 may try their hand at match play by participating in the Team Challenge & Team Tournament.   

Experience is preferred--ability to keep score and start the ball in play--but not required at the Red Ball Level.  Below is a brief description of the ROGY (Red, Orange, Green, Yellow) levels.

Red Ball: Played on a 36' court with Red low-compression ball. Scoring is 1st to 7 points and 2 out of 3 games.  Red Ball players will receive instruction for first portion of the day and then play matches.  Scores for some rounds may be recorded. At least one Friday will use the Team Tournament format. Typically for ages 6-10.

Orange Ball: Played on a 60' court with Orange low-compression ball. Scoring is short sets, no-ad, first to 4 games.  There may be brief warm-up or drills, but predominately match play.  Scores may be recorded. At least one Friday will use the Team Tournament format.  Typically for ages 8-12.

Green Ball:  Played on a 78' court with Green low compression ball.  Scoring may be short or standard sets with no-ad or regular scoring.  These players generally have progressed from the orange ball level due to age and are able to play matches independently.  At least one Friday will use the Team Tournament format.  Typically for ages 11-16.

Yellow Ball:  Played on a 78' court with Yellow ball.  Standard or varied scoring formats may be used.  Players are generally self-sufficient in playing matches and tend to have experience as part of a school tennis team, Junior Team Tennis league, or tournament competition.  At least one Friday will use the Team Tournament format.  Typically for ages 13-18.

NJTL Instructors will be on hand to coordinate Team Challenge play dates, along with volunteers who have gone through a clearance process. Parents are not required to stay, but must drop off and pick up players at scheduled times as coaches are responsible for children during assigned times only. Each player should come prepared with a hat, sunscreen, towel, water, tennis shoes and anything else they may need.  It is summer in Houston so it will be HOT!!

Space is limited so sign up soon.  Deadline is June 7 unless filled earlier. No refunds will be issued and registration must be completed online.  Rained out dates are not likely to be made up.  Regular attendance will ensure the best possible progress for the player.

Should you have questions about the Team Challenge & Team Tournament, please call the Youth Tennis Office at (832) 395-7561.  


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