TSA Juniors Update

ON 14/04/2017 08:04am

Rain delayed play on Thursday at the TSA Juniors 2017 being played in Bloemfontein. This will mean a lot of tennis to catch up on over the remaining days.

If you're in Bloemfontein and would like to watch some of the tennis, or get involved in some of the off-court activities, here's a list for Friday (14 April) in terms of Venues, Proposed Plan and activities:

Venues:

  • Boys and Girls Under 12 – University
  • Boys Under 14 – Grey Courts (Main Draw & Main Draw Backdraw/Play-Off’s & Qualifying)
  • Girls Under 14 – Eunice Courts (Main Draw & All Backdraw / Play-Off’s)
  • Boys Under 16 – Free State Stadium (Main Draw)
  • Boys Under 16 – Mudd Plein (Qualifying and Main Draw Backdraw/Play-Offs)
  • Girls Under 16 – Oranje (Main Draw & Main Draw Backdraw/Play-Off’s)
  • Girls Under 16 – Mundene (Qualifying Backdraw / Play-Off’s)
  • Boys Under 18 – Free State Stadium (Main Draw)
  • Boys Under 18 – Mudd Plein (Main Draw Backdraw/Play-Offs)
  • Boys Under 18 – Mundene (Qualifying Backdraw / Play-Offs’)
  •  Girls Under 18 – Free State Stadium (Main Draw)
  • Boys and Girls Under 10 – St Michaels

Format:

  • Main Draw Singles matches until Semi-Finals – 2 sets and a 10 point Match Tie-Breaker if match reaches 1 set all.
  • All Qualifying and Main Draw Backdraw/Play-Off Matches – 2 short sets and a 10 point Match Tie-Breaker if match reaches 1 set all. Matches start at 2 games all.
  • All Boys and Girls Doubles matches until Semi-Finals - 2 short sets and a 10 point Match Tie-Breaker if match reaches 1 set all. Matches start at 2 games all.
  • Mixed Doubles has been cancelled due to congestion of matches.
  • On Court Coaching permitted from Quarter Finals for u12 and u14 age groups. Coach to be nominated by player to the desk organiser, prior to commencement of match. On Court Coaching only permitted at the end of each set.
  • Unfortunately, all age groups will only move to Stadium from Semi-Final stage due to the backlog of matches, weather permitting, and Chair Umpires will be provided from Semi-Final stage.

General:

The Topspin Beach Tennis court is up and running at the Free State Stadium and is available for young and old to come and test their skills on the sand.

  • Swing Ball, courtesy of Dunlop is available at the u12 and u14 venues for some off court enjoyment. Please collect bats from the desk organisers and return when finished.
  • The Makro Fast Serve competition has been delayed to start on Friday afternoon at 16:30 at the Free State Stadium and will finish on Saturday at 13:30. Prizes will be handed out thereafter a 14:00 on Saturday to the winners. All players are welcome to come register their service speeds. Who will be the top of his/her age group?
  • Kloppers Sport is ready to help where they can at Loch Logan Mall (Waterfront).
  • You Live Now (YLN) continues to be our communication platform for the tournament with daily updates on proceedings.
  • Want to test you Gaming skills, then the Nintendo Zone in the hall area at Free State Stadium is the place to be.
  • Player to please check that they have collected their Daidem Goodie Bags at their venues. Pay a visit to the Daidem stand at Grey for information on the new Daidem performance strings.
  • Tournament T-shirts are still available for collection from Free State Stadium from 09:00.