Red Ball Tournament Circuit

2021 Red Ball Tournament Calendar

Tournament Dates and Entry


21 FEB Somerset College Results  
16 MAY Beenleigh Tennis
6 JUN Queens Park Tennis Results  
25 JUL STARR Tennis
(Surfers Paradise
Tennis & Fitness)
12 SEP *rescheduled from 22 AUG Hinterland Tennis
Results 8th September

Red Ball Tournament Circuit FAQ

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.

First time entrants into a Red Ball Tournament Circuit must supply a Competency Checklist completed by the players coach.

2021 Competency Checklist

How to Enter a Red Ball Tournament?

For information on how to enter please click here.

What is the format of each tournament?

Players will be guaranteed four (4) matches on the day (withdrawals on the day may impact this).
Scoring for each match is first to 15 points, with a deciding point to be played should the score reach 14-14.
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 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.

What is a typical timeline for a tournament?

All players must remain onsite for the duration of the touranment.

8:00-8:15am – Player sign-on + warm-up opportunity
8:15-8:30am – Parents & Player Briefing
8:30am – Play Commences
Approx. 11:00am – Conclusion of play & Presentation of Awards

The presentation of awards sees the prize giving for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd placegetters, Best Sportsmanship & Best Effort for EACH 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 $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.