Tournaments 1
  • The annual competitive plan should strive for a 3:1 win-loss ratio. Evaluation of this plan should include reviewing the athlete’s win-loss ratio.
  • Decisions and choices of competition must include age appropriate number of matches, favour long term athlete development not short term wins and participation in one practice match per week.
INVITATIONAL B:
  • Developing and understanding the love of competing.
  • Projecting a calm and positive attitude.
  • Learning to effectively manage mistakes in a positive manner.
INVITATIONAL A:
  • Maintaining enthusiasm and enjoyment in competition despite the ups and downs.
  • Development of an identity as a “tennis player’, intrinsically motivated to compete.
  • Becoming resourceful in competitive situations.
  • Developing a “going for it” mentality“ – hitting the right shot under pressure,” regardless of the score or situation.
  • Acquiring the skills to control the pace of the match via both an understanding of match momentum and the use of routines and rituals.
  • Developing and understanding of the critical factors that affect the ideal performance state.
  • Developing the ability to reduce arousal levels through breathing and relaxation techniques while recognizing that emotions can be used positively.
  • Displaying positive self-talk, belief thinking and body language.
  • Respect players, other coaches and officials.

GUIDELINES

Tournaments 2

Girls 8 years old

PLAYING

Number of
tournaments

Number of matches per year

Number of tournament matches per year

Types of competition

7-12

21-36

1/2 court tournaments – club
3/4 tournaments - club/HKTA

Full court transition ball competitions – club or Novice/HKTA/UTR

PRACTICING

Physical training by
the end of the year

Tennis training

Other matches
(practices, leagues,
etc.)/year

Total number
of hours/week

Rest and regeneration
weeks per year
(break from tennis)


4.5-5.5 hours which includes 3 hours in other sports


6-8 hrs/w including 2-3 lessons

30-40

10-15

8 weeks

Girls 9 years old

PLAYING

Number of
tournaments

Number of matches per year

Singles

Doubles

Types of competition

8-10

24-30

16-20

Full court transition ball U10 – club/UTR/HKTAl 

Full court regular U12 – club and UTR/HKTA.

* Top 10 year olds could be participants in the U12 Nationals and international U10 events.

PRACTICING

Physical training by
the end of the year

Tennis training

Other matches
(practices, leagues,
etc.)/year

Total number
of hours/week

Rest and regeneration
weeks per year
(break from tennis)

4.5-5 hours which includes 3 hours of other sports

6-8 hrs/w including 2-3 hours of private lessons

30-40

10-15

8 weeks

Girls 10 years old

PLAYING

Number of
tournaments

Number of matches per year

Singles

Doubles

Types of competition

10-15

30-45

20-30

U10 HKTA/UTR.

U12 UTR/, U12 national events.

* Top players of this age could be competing in U14 Nationals and International U12 or U14 events - ATF.

PRACTICING

Physical training by
the end of the year

Tennis training

Other matches
(practices, leagues,
etc.)/year

Total number
of hours/week

Rest and regeneration
weeks per year
(break from tennis)

5-6 hours which includes 3 hours of other sports

8-10 hrs/w including 2-4 hours of private lessons

30-40

12-17

8 weeks

Girls 11 years old

PLAYING

Number of
tournaments

Number of matches per year

Singles

Doubles

Types of competition

10-15

30-45

20-30

U12 UTR/HKTA/ national events.

U14 UTR/HKTA/ national events.

* Top players of this age could be competing in U14 Nationals and International U12 or U14 events - ATF

PRACTICING

Physical training by
the end of the year

Tennis training

Other matches
(practices, leagues,
etc.)/year

Total number
of hours/week

Rest and regeneration
weeks per year
(break from tennis)

5.5-7 hours which includes 3 hours of other sports

10-12 hrs/w including 2-4 hours of private lessons

30-40

15-18

6-8 weeks

Tournaments 2

Boys 9 years old

PLAYING

Number of
tournaments

Number of matches per year

Number of tournament matches per year

Types of competition

7-12

21-36

U10 UTR/HKTA (full court transition ball)

U12 HKTAl events/UTR.

PRACTICING

Physical training by
the end of the year

Tennis training

Other matches
(practices, leagues,
etc.)/year

Total number
of hours/week

Rest and regeneration
weeks per year
(break from tennis)

4.5-5 hours which includes 3 hours of other sports

6-8 hrs/w including 2-3 hours of private lessons

30-40

10-15

8 weeks

Boys 10 years old

PLAYING

Number of
tournaments

Number of matches per year

Singles

Doubles

Types of competition

10-15

30-45

20-30

U12 HKTA/UTR  events.

U12 Jr. Nationals

PRACTICING

Physical training by
the end of the year

Tennis training

Other matches
(practices, leagues,
etc.)/year

Total number
of hours/week

Rest and regeneration
weeks per year
(break from tennis)

5-6 hours which includes 3 hours of other sports

8-10 hrs/w including 2-4 hours of private lessons

30-40

14-16

8 weeks

Boys 11-12 years old

PLAYING

Number of
tournaments

Number of matches per year

Singles

Doubles

Types of competition

15

45-60

30

U12 and U14 HKTA/UTR  events.

U12 and U14 national events.

International age group events U12 and U14 - ATF.

PRACTICING

Physical training by
the end of the year

Tennis training

Other matches
(practices, leagues,
etc.)/year

Total number
of hours/week

Rest and regeneration
weeks per year
(break from tennis)

5.5-7 hours which includes 3 hours of other sports. 

10-12 hrs/w including 2-4 hours of private lessons.

48

16-18

6-8 weeks

Girls 12(14) years old

PLAYING

Number of
tournaments per year

Number of matches per year

Singles

Doubles

Types of competition

15-20

45-60

30

HKTA/UTR
National/CRC
International Age Group
(ATF U12s, U14s)

PRACTICING

Physical training by
the end of the year

Tennis training

Other matches
(practices, leagues,
etc.)/year

Total number
of hours/week

Rest and regeneration
weeks per year
(break from tennis)

4-5

12-14
(including
group and
private)

48

16-18

4-6

Girls 13-14(16) years old

PLAYING

Number of
tournaments per year

Number of matches per year

Singles

Doubles

Types of competition

15-20

45-60

30

HKTA/UTRl
National/CRC
International ATF/TE Age Group
ITF junior (group 5, 4, 3)

PRACTICING

Physical training by
the end of the year

Tennis training

Other matches
(practices, leagues,
etc.)/year

Total number
of hours/week

Rest and regeneration
weeks per year
(break from tennis)

5-8

12-14
(including
group and
private)

48

18-24

4-6

Boys 13-15(18) years old

PLAYING

Number of
tournaments per year

Number of matches per year

Singles

Doubles

Types of competition

15

45-60

30

U14, U16 HKTA/UTR events
U14, U16 National events
International age group events U14 - ATF

*Top players at 14 may begin playing ITFs and U18 National events.

AGE 15
U16 and U18 HKTA/UTRl events
U16 and U18 National events
International age group events U16
Top players of this age will play ITF events

PRACTICING

Physical training by
the end of the year

Tennis training

Other matches
(practices, leagues,
etc.)/year

Total number
of hours/week

Rest and regeneration
weeks per year
(break from tennis)

5-8

12-14
(including
group and
private)

48

20

4-6

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