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2021 Green Ball Tournament Calendar

Tournament Dates & Entries

DATE VENUE ENTRY ENTRY CLOSING DATE
7 MAR Pro One Tennis Tournament Results  
30 MAY Queens Park Tennis Enter Now 26th May
27 Jun TMGoz (GCS) Entry Opening
Soon
TBC
8 AUG KDV Sport Entry Opening
Soon
TBC
12 SEP Beenleigh Tennis
Centre
Entry Opening
Soon
TBC
31 OCT Canterbury Taipans Entry Opening
Soon
TBC


Green Ball Tournament Circuit FAQ

A series of events specifically for ANZ Hot Shots Green Ball players; developed as an avenue for practical skill development opportunities and competitive match play experiences.  All matches are played on full sized courts as per the guidelines for this stage, with the 75% compression ‘green dot’ ball.

How do I enter a Green Ball Tournament?
For information on how to enter please click here.

What is the format for each tournament?

  • Players will be guaranteed four (4) matches on the day (withdrawals on the day may impact this).
  • SCORING for each match is one set, first to 6 games with a tie-break to be played (first to 7 points), should the score reach 5-5.
  • All games will be short deuce, meaning the player who wins the point at 40-40 will win that game.
  • *Tie-breaks will be first to seven (7) points, with a 2 point deficit.

What is the typical timeline for a tournament?
The tournament schedule will be split into two sessions. Timings will be dependant on the number of entries.
Times of play between 7:30am & 3:30pm.
A schedule of match times will be made available the Friday before each tournament.
(The presentation of awards sees the prize giving for 1st & 2nd place getters, Best Sportsmanship & Best Effort for EACH event).

Do players receive Australian Rankingor UTR Points?

No, Australian Ranking or UTR points are not associated with any event within the Gold Coast Region Green Ball Tournament Circuit.
Instead, players who participate in the Gold Coast Region Green Ball Tournament Circuit within the same calendar year will earn and accumulate points –  recorded in the ‘The Bolt to Brisbane’ point race.

BOLT TO BRISBANE
For more information on the BOLT TO BRISBANE – please click here:

The allocation of points available to players at each event within the circuit is as follows:

SINGLES:
1st place – 100 points | 2nd place – 75 points | 3rd place – 50 points | 4th place – 40 points | quarter finalist – 30 points | participation – 15 points.

Points are not transferable between age groups or circuits or regions.

HOW ARE PLAYERS SEEDED?

Seeds 1 & 2 are determined through Australian Ranking Points.  Seeds 3, 4, 5, 6 are determined through the circuit point ladder.  Remaining seeds then revert back to AR Points / Bolt to Brisbane Points Ladder.

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 $30.00 refund.
Players who withdraw after the above deadline but before release of the draw, will be granted a refund 50%.
 Players who withdraw after the release of the draw will not be entitled a refund, even if a medical certificate can be provided.

In the event that the tournament is cancelled before a player completes their first match, a full refund less a $10.00 admin fee will be issued.