The Super 10s is a competition for the up and coming 10 and under tennis players within South Australia. Those players who register will attend a challenge day where they will compete against other players in their respective age group where Tennis Australia staff and additional managers will evaluate their eligibility on the day. From the trial day and from recent tournament/competition results 16 girls and 16 boys will be selected to compete in the Super 10’s season. These players will be placed in to teams of four, be assigned a team manager who will be on court to support them throughout the competition, and will compete in a round robin format against (play one team each week) the other three teams of the same gender. This competition allows the best 10 year olds in the state to come together and receive quality matchplay against their peers. They have the opportunity to compete in a team and receive advice and support from their team manager throughout. For the players who aren’t selected this time around, there will also be super 10’s training opportunities throughout the term.

Key Dates

(Please note that these dates have been chosen to work around all AR and JDS offerings to ensure as many players as possible are available to compete, as well as to afford players the opportunity to play in all competitions. Please also note that we understand things come up and we will be selecting reserves for the competition, however please register with the intention to commit to all dates set throughout the season).

Winter Season, 2023;

Date  Round Time  Venue
Sunday 2 April 2023 Trial Day 9:30am West Lakes Tennis Club
Sunday 4 June 2023 Round 1 9:30am Seaside Tennis Club
Sunday 4 June 2023 Round 2 9:30am Seaside Tennis Club
Sunday 2 July 2023 Round 3 9:30am West lakes Tennis Club
Sunday 30 July 2023 Round 4 9:30am Millswood Tennis Club
Sunday 30 July 2023 Round 5 9:30am Millswood Tennis Club
Sunday 20 August 2023 Round 6 9:30am Millswood Tennis Club
Sunday 27 August 2023 Round 7 9:30am West Lakes Tennis Club
Sunday 3 September 2023 Round 8 9:30am Tea Tree Gully Tennis Club
Sunday 10 September 2023 Round 9 9:30am Seacliff Tennis Club
Wednesday 17 September 2023 Round 10 9:30am Seacliff Tennis Club

VENUE: Various

As a guideline for participation in Super 10s, players should be able to perform the following green ball key competencies. If unsure, please speak to your child’s private coach to assess whether Super 10s is the appropriate competition for the player’s stage of development.

Key Competencies:

–   Differentiate speed and spin on first and second serves

–   Rally crosscourt for 10–15 shots varying height over the net, depth, speed and spin

–   Use approach, drive volley, volley and overhead in an offensive way

–   Keep great posture and maintain balance from a wide, narrow, and one-legged base

–   Display independence; pack their own bag for matches and practice, and complete a regular warm-up routine and practice regularly without the coach

Age eligibility for Super 10s is as follows: Players must be 10 years old for the first term of the season – i.e. players may turn 11 in the school holidays/term 1 and still be eligible to play.

For any other information, please contact Shannon Cox at [email protected]