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Junior State League

Junior State League is a weekly competition designed for the highest level of junior player in the ACT and region. The league has been running on and off over the past 25 years.

Expressions of interest for the competition are now open.  To be considered for selection in a team you must complete the Expression of Interest form and return to Brittany Hughes via email [email protected] by Monday 30 April.  Click here to download the form.

General Information:

  • Two age groups/mixed teams
    • 11-14 years
    • 15-18 years
  • 24 players in each age group with 6 teams of 4 players*
  • Entry Fee to be paid when teams are confirmed
  • Each week there will be a competition supervisor to ensure everything runs smoothly and on time
  • Team shirts will be included in competition fees
  • Meet & greet training session held on 12th of May between 11am-1pm before first two rounds of competition (BBQ between 12pm-1pm)
  • Double header rounds

*dependent on player entries

When

  • 12 May 2018 – Meet and greet training session (11am-12.00pm)
  • 12 May 2018 – Round 1 and 2.
  • 19 May 2018 – Round 3 and 4.
  • 26 May 2018 – Round 5 and finals.
  • Saturdays from 1:00 -4:00 pm.
  • Venue – Canberra Tennis Centre, 3 Riggall Place, Lyenham ACT.

Who

  • Players regularly playing Australian Ranking events.
  • Players aged from 11 – 18 years.

Format

  • Play Lets (in doubles either of the receiving pair can play the let)
  • No AD scoring (at deuce “next point wins” and receivers decide which side)
  • First to 4 games wins the set
  • Tiebreaker at 3 games all (first to 5 points) with 2 points serving each (starting deuce side). If TB reaches 4-4 it’s “next point wins” and players spin racquet with winning pair deciding who serves; receivers decide which side.
  • 45 mins timed matches (finish the game you are playing)

Rules

  • All ties will consist of 4 singles and 2 doubles
  • Overall ties will be decided on rubbers, then sets, then games
  • Rubbers will consist of 45 minute timed matches, 3 hours in total for each double header (1.5 hours each round)
  • Rubbers will be decided on games, if games are tied, the points will be split.
  • Each tie will be played on 3 courts
  • Each player will play singles against their opposite number
  • Doubles pairings 1&2 play together and 3 & 4 play together
  • The Number 1’s are responsible for filling out the score sheet and handing it in to competition supervisor at the end of play.
  • Tennis Australia code of conduct applies to all matches played.
  • Courts available for warm-up from 12:30pm
  • Any disputes will be addressed by the competition supervisor and any decisions will be final