Between 19 March and 22 May 2016, venues are encouraged to run a Quorn Family Tennis Cup Red Ball competition. The red ball competition usually lasts approximately 2 hours (dependent on number of pairs taking part).
The winners of each red ball competition will earn the opportunity of a day out at a Quorn Family Tennis Cup event held on the qualifying weekend of a LTA grass court major event in May or June.
Each pair will have the chance to play against other winners on the day as well as watch the professional players in action.
Who can play in the 2016 red ball event?
Any child born 1 September 2005 or later (10U) playing with an adult family member* born 31 August 1997 or earlier (18+)
* adult family member - parent, carer, guardian, step parent, co-parent, uncle, auntie, sibling or grandparent.
Are there any minimum requirements?
There is no minimum requirement in terms of the size of the venue and number of pairs who take part. Anybody from your venue may run the competition (e.g. coach, junior organiser or engaged parents). Each venue will be sent an organiser guide and pack which will contain full information on how to run the competition, The key requirement of each venue is access to mini tennis equipment (i.e. mini tennis nets, red balls and 21' or 23' rackets)
Sign Up / Organiser Packs
The deadline date to sign up for the Red Ball event was 26 April 2016. Sign up has now closed for 2016.
Competition packs will be sent to the venues who have signed up which includes resources and prizes to help you run your competition. The competition packs will be sent out at staggered dates depending on when your venue completed the sign up form. Please see below for dates for when you should expect to receive the organiser pack:
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Please email familytenniscup@LTA.org.uk to let the organisers know the winners and runners up of your Red Ball competition. All winners confirmed by 24 May 2016 will be invited to an LTA Staged Grass Court event in May or June (e.g. Aegon Open Nottingham). In exceptional circumstances runners-up may also be invited by the organisers.
The deadline to submit results is Tuesday 24 May 2016.
The Quorn Family Tennis Cup launched in 2015. Read a case study from Yarm Tennis Club who succesfully organised both a Red Ball and Yellow Ball competition at their venue
If you have any queries about the Quorn Family Tennis Cup please email: familytenniscup@LTA.org.uk