Rules

Rule #1.  Kids play tennis!


The rules for each age division vary.  We will do our best on explaining the rules and helping parents and players understand them.

8 & Under Division
Teams for the 8 & Under division consist of between 4 and 6 players.  The teams are gender neutral meaning any combination of boys and girls can be on a team.  The players will play a game until one of the players gains a total of 7 points.  All points count towards the team’s overall total.  Players in this division will play with red dot balls and play on a modified 36′ court.


10 & Under Beginner Division
Teams for the 10 & Under beginner division will consist of between 4 and 8 players.  The teams are gender neutral meaning any combination of boys and girls can be on a team.  The players will play a match to 4 games with a tie break at 3 all.  The total number of games won for both teams counts toward the overall score.  Players in this division will play with orange dot balls on a modified 60′ court.  These players have limited experience and may need help (court monitors) with where to stand, how to keep score and basics of the game.


10 & Under Intermediate Division
Teams for the 10 & Under intermediate division will consist of between 4 and 8 players.  The teams are gender neutral meaning any combination of boys and girls can be on a team.  The players will play a match to 6 games with a tie break (7 point) being played at 6 games all.  The total number of games won for each team counts toward the team total.  Players in this division will use a green dot ball and play on a regulation 78′ court.  These players have some skill with playing including serving and groundstrokes.  They do not need assistance in where to stand for serving or returning.


12 & Under Beginner Division
Teams for the 12 & Under beginner division will consist of between 4 and 8 players.  The teams are gender neutral meaning any combination of boys and girls can be on a team.  The players will play a match to 6 games with a tie break (7 point) being played at 6 games all.  The total number of games won for each team counts toward the team total.  Players in this division use a green dot ball and play on a regulation 78′ court.  These players have little to no experience and may need help during matches with scoring and where to stand for service and returns.  The winning team in this division (The team with the most games won) will advance to the Sectionals in Tyler, Texas at the end of May.


12 & Under Intermediate Division
Teams for the 12 & Under intermediate division will consist of between 4 and 8 players.  The teams are gender neutral meaning any combination of boys and girls can be on a team.  The players will play a match to 6 games with a tie break (7 point) being played at 6 games all.  The total number of games won for each team counts toward the team total.  Players in this division use a regulation yellow ball and play on a 78′ court.  These are players with some playing experience and can play a match with no supervision.  They know scoring and where to serve and return with no outside assistance.  The winning team in this division (The team with the most games won) will advance to the Sectionals in Tyler, Texas at the end of May.


12 & Under Advanced Division
Teams for the 12 & Under advanced division will consist of between 4 and 8 players.  The teams are gender neutral meaning any combination of boys and girls can be on a team.  The players will play a match to 6 games with a tie break (7 point) being played at 6 games all.  The total number of games won for each team counts toward the team total.  Players in this division use a regulation yellow ball and play on a 78′ court.  Players in this division are typically Champ or Super Champ level players.  The winning team in this division (The team with the most games won) will advance to the Sectionals in Tyler, Texas at the end of May.


14 & Under Beginner Division
Teams for the 14 & Under beginner division will consist of between 4 and 8 players.  The teams require a minimum of two boys and two girls on each team as they will play gender doubles or mixed doubles. The players will play a match to 6 games with a tie break (7 point) being played at 6 games all.  The total number of games won for each team counts toward the team total.  Players in this division use a regulation yellow ball and play on a 78′ court.  These players should know how to play the game and know where to stand for serves and returns as well as keeping score.  The winning team in this division (The team with the most games won) will advance to the Sectionals in Tyler, Texas at the end of May.


14 & Under Intermediate Division
Teams for the 14 & Under intermediate division will consist of between 4 and 8 players.  The teams require a minimum of two boys and two girls on each team as they will play gender doubles or mixed doubles. The players will play a match to 6 games with a tie break (7 point) being played at 6 games all.  The total number of games won for each team counts toward the team total.  Players in this division use a regulation yellow ball and play on a 78′ court.  These players have experience playing the game and should need no assistance on court.  The winning team in this division (The team with the most games won) will advance to the Sectionals in Tyler, Texas at the end of May.


14 & Under Advanced Division
Teams for the 14 & Under advanced division will consist of between 4 and 8 players.  The teams require a minimum of two boys and two girls on each team as they will play gender doubles or mixed doubles. The players will play a match to 6 games with a tie break (7 point) being played at 6 games all.  The total number of games won for each team counts toward the team total.  Players in this division use a regulation yellow ball and play on a 78′ court.  These players are usually Champ or Super Champ level players.  The winning team in this division (The team with the most games won) will advance to the Sectionals in Tyler, Texas at the end of May.


18 & Under Beginner Division
Teams for the 18 & Under beginner division will consist of between 4 and 8 players.  The teams require a minimum of two boys and two girls on each team as they will play gender doubles or mixed doubles. The players will play a match to 6 games with a tie break (7 point) being played at 6 games all.  The total number of games won for each team counts toward the team total.  Players in this division use a regulation yellow ball and play on a 78′ court.  These are players that are new to the game.  They should know how to serve and hit groundstrokes.  They should also know how to keep score.  The winning team in this division (The team with the most games won) will advance to the Sectionals in Tyler, Texas at the end of May.


18 & Under Intermediate Division
Teams for the 18 & Under intermediate division will consist of between 4 and 8 players.  The teams require a minimum of two boys and two girls on each team as they will play gender doubles or mixed doubles..  The players will play a match to 6 games with a tie break (7 point) being played at 6 games all.  The total number of games won for each team counts toward the team total.  Players in this division use a regulation yellow ball and play on a 78′ court.  These players are typically high school tennis players on varsity or JV teams.  The winning team in this division (The team with the most games won) will advance to the Sectionals in Tyler, Texas at the end of May.


18 & Under Advanced Division
Teams for the 18 & Under advanced division will consist of between 4 and 8 players.  The teams require a minimum of two boys and two girls on each team as they will play gender doubles or mixed doubles.  The players will play a match to 6 games with a tie break (7 point) being played at 6 games all.  The total number of games won for each team counts toward the team total.  Players in this division use a regulation yellow ball and play on a 78′ court.  These players are typically Champ or Super Champ level players. The winning team in this division (The team with the most games won) will advance to the Sectionals in Tyler, Texas at the end of May.

Due to the vast number of questions concerning overall play here are a list of rules for players.  They are divided by age and skill category because some rules do not apply to all flights.  If all else fails, remember:

Rule #1.  Kids play tennis!