Red Ball Tournament Circuit
RED BALL TOURNAMENT CIRCUIT – FAQ’S
WHAT IS THE RED BALL TOURNAMENT CIRCUIT?
The circuit is a series of events specifically for ANZ Hot Shots Red Stage 3 players, developed to create a transition from learning the game, to playing the game in a competitive, fun and relative environment. All matches are played with Red Balls (25% compression), on chalked or taped Red Stage 3 Courts (11m x 5.5m) and all players must use a racquet no bigger than 23″ in length.
WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF EACH TOURNAMENT?
All tournaments follow the same format.
DRAWS are created in the format of a compass draw, guaranteeing each player at least four (4) matches.
SCORING for each match is first to 15 points with a deciding point to played should the score reach 14-14.
With SERVING, players will serve four (4) points in a row and change ends every eight (8) points.
All matches have a COURT SUPERVISOR on court at all times to call & record the score, call the lines and implement the rules of the game.
All players will be expected to UMPIRE a number of matches, however will be completely guided by the court supervisor.
All matches will be scheduled & called by the Tournament Director from the Tournament Desk, usually located in the clubhouse.
WHAT IS A TYPICAL TIMELINE FOR A TOURNAMENT?
All players must remain on site for the duration of the tournament.
8:00 – 8:15am: Player Arrival, Sign-In & Warm-up opportunity
8:15-8:30: Parent & player information session, followed by announcement of first matches
Approx. 11:00am: Final matches to conclude, followed by a presentation of awards
(The presentation of awards sees the prize giving for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd placegetters, Best Sportsmanship & Best Effort for EACH event).
WHAT IS THE COMPETENCY CHECKLIST?
The checklist states the competencies of a player to a Red Ball Stage 3 standard. This process has been put in place to ensure all players have a good experience.
The checklist can be found here. We ask that you please download it, print it, complete all fields accurately and email it to [email protected] Failure to provide this may result in a players entry being declined.
HOW DO I ENTER MY PLAYER INTO AN EVENT?
Entries for all events in this circuit close at 11:59pm on the Thursday prior to the event.
WHAT IF I NEED TO WITHDRAW MY PLAYER?
If a player enters into an event, they are expected to play unless they become prevented by illness/injury (must provide a medical certificate). If a player cannot play,their parent/guardian must notify the Tournament Director in writing ASAP. Clubs are not required to issue refunds withdrawal procedures are not followed. A player who ‘no shows’ or withdraws during the event will not receive any form of refund.
The withdrawal deadline falls 3 days prior to the event and withdrawals before this deadline will be granted a $25.00 refund.
Players who withdraw after the above deadline but before release of the draw, will be granted a refund $12.50 (50%).
Players who withdraw after the release of the draw will not be entitled a refund, even if a medical certificate can be provided.
WHAT IF A TOURNAMENT IS RAINED OUT?
If a tournament is cancelled before a player completes their first match, a full refund less a $10.00 admin fee will be issued.
Any other questions, please contact Annabelle Watts (CDO, Gold Coast Region) via ph: 0411 762 343 or email: [email protected]