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Future Stars Tour

2017 U9 & U10 Future Stars Tour

Purpose:

The purpose of the Future Stars Tour is to foster competitive opportunities for players aged U9-U10 encouraging frequent player participation throughout the year. The Future Stars Tour utilizes the universal method of player development, known as Progressive Tennis. This method uses altered ball compression, scaled court sizes, and modified competition formats allowing young players to improve their overall tennis skills faster allowing them to transition to the regular sized court with ease as they continue to grow.

By registering your child in a progressive tennis event, they will have opportunities to make new friends, learn how to compete and most importantly, have fun!

Eligibility

The Future Stars Tour is recommended for players who have participated in at least three U8 or U10 Roger’s Rookie Tour Events and for those looking to enhance their competitive experience by meeting Tennis Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development competitive criteria.

Format

Tennis Alberta continues to encourage long term participation by creating a positive competitive environment; participation will be rewarded through the distribution of “participation points” and entry prizes, courtesy of Wilson, instead of emphasizing and rewarding winning.

All events will make an effort to allow for full matches to be completed, however, if court time is an issue matches will be 45 minutes in length. Draws will be round robin box format, flight format, or compass format based on entry numbers. U9 Events will utilize the ¾ court size and orange compression balls, while U10 events will utilize full court size and green dot compression balls.