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Information regarding the Orange & Green Ball TQ Primary Schools Cup (previously Brisbane International Schools Challenge) can be found below.

  • Participants will compete on a modified court size in line with the Tennis Australia ANZ Hot Shot Coaching Guidelines.
  • All ties will be played in a time frame between 9 am and 3 pm depending on the number of entries.
  • Entry fee is $70 (incl. GST) per team – no additional cost will be incurred for participation at the State Final

 

 COMPETITION RULES & GUIDELINES

 

FORMAT

All matches are played using FAST4 format. Each team is guaranteed to play at least 3 matches on the day. Teams play four singles and two doubles rubbers where possible. The format may be shortened to two doubles rubbers in case there are not enough courts available. Each rubber will be played as a FAST4 set:

  • first to 4 games
  • tie-breaker at 3 games all
  • no ad-scoring
  • play lets

For more information on rules and player eligibility please refer to the rules of the competition.

 

ENTRY FORM

Please click here to enter.

Please ensure that all team managers have read and distributed the current Rules and Etiquette Guidelines.

 

TEAMS

Each team must consist of four to five players. Teams can consist of be mixed gender or solely boys or girls.

Players can only compete in either the red, orange or green ball Regional Final. Nor can players participate in the Secondary School Competition in the same year.

All teams must play in school uniforms, with hats being compulsory for participation. Players should be ranked in order of their singles ability.

Small schools with a combined enrollment of no more than 200 may enter a combined team. For example: two schools of 100 students can combine students to form one team.

 

COMPETITION & COURT SIZE

ORANGE BALL – view court

Court Size:              18.29m x 6.4m Singles
                                       18.29m x 8.22m Doubles
Ball:                             50% Compression
Age:                             Up to Year 5

GREEN BALL – view court
Court Size:              Traditional Full Size Court
Ball:                             75% Compression
Age:                             Up to Year 6

 

STATE FINAL                     

The State Final will be held in the first week of January 2021 at the Queensland Tennis Centre (QTC) during the Brisbane Tennis. Players must be available for all days of competition.

More information on the final will be delivered to all qualified teams after the regional events.

 

WHERE CAN I PLAY?

Find below the dates for Orange and Green ball competition or download the complete calendar here:

2020 Schools Competition Calendar

SCHOOL SPORT REGION VENUE ORANGE BALL GREEN BALL
North West Copper City Tennis Club TBC TBC
Peninsula Cairns International Tennis Centre 21-Aug 21-Aug
South West Rome & District Tennis Club 9-Sep 9-Sep
Capricornia Gladstone Tennis & Squash Centre 1-Sep 1-Sep
Wide Bay Bundaberg & District Junior Tennis Association 2-Sep 2-Sep
Sunshine Coast Sunshine Coast Regional Tennis Centre 10-Sep 11-Sep
Darling Downs Toowoomba Tennis Association 15-Oct 15-Oct
South Coast Gold Coast Seniors Tennis Club 23-Oct 23-Oct
Met North Shaw Park Tennis Centre 26-Oct 27-Oct
Met East Griffith University Tennis Centre 28-Oct 29-Oct
Met West Queensland Tennis Centre 2-Nov 2-Nov
North TBC TBC TBC
State Finals Queensland Tennis Centre TBC TBC