TOURNAMENT INFO
STA SPEX 3rd Junior Age Group 2021
20 Nov - 28 Nov 2021

 

Official Time of Matches 8.00am - 10.00pm
Venue

KALLANG TENNIS CENTRE & FARRER PARK TENNIS CENTRE;
or any other venue as decided by STA.

Prizes
Category Title Prizes

U10, U12, U14, U16 & U18

BOYS SINGLES

Champions, Runners-Up &
Semi-Finalists

Trophy

U10, U12, U14, U16 & U18

GIRLS SINGLES

Champions, Runners-Up & Semi-Finalists

Trophy

U10, U12, U14, U16 & U18

BOYS DOUBLES

Champions, Runners-Up & Semi-Finalists

Trophy

U10, U12, U14, U16 & U18

GIRLS DOUBLES

Champions, Runners-Up & Semi-Finalists

Trophy

Please refer to Rule 27: All Prize Winners must be present at the Prize Presentation Ceremony, which will be held immediately after the Finals’ matches. For those who are not present, their trophies and prizes will be forfeited immediately unless collected by a proxy who is NOT a prize winner. Proxy must be authorized in writing and collect the prize during prize presentation when the name is announced.

Tournament Referee Mr Stanley Cheong
Entry Fee [Including GST & Convenience Fee]

[SINGLES]   Non-STA Trainee @ $43.21   /   STA Trainee @ $33.21
[DOUBLES] Non-STA Trainees @ $45.21 per pair  /  STA Trainee partnering Non-STA Trainee @ $45.21 per pair / STA Trainees @ $35.21 per pair

Entry & Withdrawal Deadline Tuesday, 2 November 2021
Official Ball U12 and above: Teloon LUX Q1
U10: Teloon Pound Mid Stage 1
Tournament Draw STA request that players / official witness the draw. Those who are interested please email to info@singtennis.org.sg by the Wednesday after entry deadline.
Draws will be published online 5 days before the tournament starts.
Seeding Criteria SINGLES
The rankings from the latest respective STA Singles Rankings after the closing dates of the tournaments will be used. Priority in seeding is given to the highest ranked player in the tournament (seeded 1), followed by the second highest ranked player in the tournament (seeded 2) and so on. If there is a tie on the players’ rankings, the seeding will be awarded based on luck of draw.

DOUBLES
The rankings from the latest respective STA Doubles Rankings after the closing dates of the tournaments will be used. Priorities are given as follows:

1st Tier – Ranked player and ranked player (Combined STA Doubles Ranking)
Priority in seeding is given to to the highest combined ranked players in the tournament (seeded 1), followed by the second highest combined ranked players in the tournament (seeded 2) and so on. If there is a tie on the combined rankings, the seeding will be awarded based on luck of draw.

2nd Tier – Ranked player and unranked player (STA Doubles Ranking)
After the 1st Tier, priority in seeding is given to to the highest ranked players in the tournament who are paired with unranked players, followed by the second highest ranked players in the tournament who are paired with unranked players and so on. If there is a tie on the rankings of the ranked player, the seeding will be awarded based on luck of draw.

3rd Tier – Unranked player and unranked player
If Tier 1 and Tier 2 do not fill up the slots that require seeding, seeding for doubles pairs from the 3rd Tier will be awarded based on luck of draw.

 

Eligibility
Age Group Eligibility
10-Under Born in 2011 or later
12-Under Born in 2009 or later
14-Under Born in 2007 or later
16-Under  Born in 2005 or later
18-Under Born in 2003 or later

Players are only allowed to participate in a maximum of 1 Singles and 1 Doubles event.

Rules & Regulations
Last updated 13 November 2017
  1. The ITF tournament rules will be applied in conjunction with this tournament’s rules. The Committee reserves the right to change the rules in any way it deems fit and reject any entry without assigning a reason.
  2. No players should play two tournaments in one week.
  3. The STA Tournament Supervisor / Referee shall act as final on-site authority for the interpretation of the applicable STA Tournament Rules & Regulations, ITF Code of Conduct and Rules of Tennis as to all matters arising that require immediate resolution at the tournament venue. If a parent abuses the Official it will result in his/her child being suspended from future STA tournaments.
  4. Ranking points are awarded for this tournament. Accumulated points will determine the year’s Junior Age Group ranking. Please use a consistent name & NRIC / Passport No. for all STA tournaments to accumulate maximum points. Seeding is based on ranking points.
  5. Generation of Ranking Points will be done on the following Friday after the end of competition.
  6. The minimum number of entries shall be 5. If not enough entries are received, the event shall be cancelled and the entries may be drawn into the next older age group. In the event that happens, participants will be upgraded to the older age group unless otherwise stated in writing, which will be taken as withdrawal and refund will be made.
  7. The match and draw schedule will not be mailed. It will be uploaded on our STA website: www.singtennis.org.sg. It is the players’ responsibility to check their schedule of play 1 day before the start of tournament and turn up accordingly, otherwise they will be defaulted according to Rule No. 19. The referee reserves the right to make changes to the schedule. Change of schedule will not be made at the request of players. The Tournament Referee shall communicate with players only, not with coaches or parents.
  8. Players who have played in any unsanctioned tournament will not be allowed to play in this tournament.
  9. All events shall be played on a knockout system.
  10. The format of play shall be as follows:-
    1. 14 / 16 / 18-Under –  Best of 3 tie break sets. Tie break at 6 games all. For doubles the third set shall be a tie-break of first to reach 10 points winning with a margin of 2 advantage points. The format of play may be changed at the referee's discretion. 
    2. 12-Under – All matches will be played on the FAST4 scoring format
      - Best of 3 Tie-Break Sets with NO AD scoring
      - At 3 Games All, will play a Tie-Break of 7 Point
      - At 6 All in the Tie-Break, the next Point will be the WINNING POINT
      -The format of play may be changed at the referee's discretion.
    3. 10-Under – All matches will be played on the FAST4 scoring format
      - Best of 3 Tie-Break Sets with NO AD scoring
      - At 3 Games All, will play a Tie-Break of 7 Point
      - At 6 All in the Tie-Break, the next Point will be the WINNING POINT
      -The format of play may be changed at the referee's discretion.
      - For U10, the green ball will be used.
  11. The *No-Ad Scoring System will be implemented in this tournament.
    *No-Ad Scoring System: If both players have won 3 points, the score is called deuce; one deciding point shall then be played whereby the receiver shall choose whether he/she wishes to receive the service from the right half of the court or the left half of the court. The player who wins the deciding point wins the game.
  12. In the event of inclement weather, players must be prepared to play 3 matches a day/night with a minimum rest period of 30 minutes in between matches.
  13. At this tournament, matches will be played without a Chair Umpire. Players must keep their own score. If a player feels that the opponent’s line calls are inaccurate, the player should inform the referee IMMEDIATELY. Dispute of any nature regarding a match should be brought to the referee’s attention immediately. Protests will not be entertained after a match is completed.
  14. The condition of the courts and lightings are provided by the Singapore Sports Council. As such, players must play in any court assigned by the referee. Requests by players for additional lightings or specific court will not be accommodated.
  15. Warm-up:  Strictly 5 minutes only.
  16. Match courts are STRICTLY for PLAYERS ONLY. Warm-up courts will not be provided.
  17. For doubles entry, if one player is unable to play for any reason, the pair will have to concede a walkover as substitute partner is not allowed after the entry deadline.
  18. Administrative Error: 
    1. In the event any player is left out of a tournament, the lowest ranked player with a ‘bye’ will have his/her ‘bye’ replaced with the left-out player. If the player who was left out would have been seeded, the error in seeding may be corrected by switching the positions of the affected players. The seeding positions will remain.
    2. If a player is defaulted for not showing up for a match because of an administrative error, the Referee can reinstate the match and players must play the reinstated match as scheduled by the Referee.
  19. As part of an educational programme for players, the referee shall advise players to comply with the ITF Dress Code which disallows casual round neck T-shirts (i.e. T-shirts with logos measuring more than 4 square inches [26 square centimetres]), bermudas, jogging shorts and jogging shoes. Shoes with marking soles are also not allowed. Players who do not comply will not be allowed on court to play.
  20. Players must sign in at the tournament desk and be ready to play at their scheduled time. Players will be defaulted if they are not ready to play 15 minutes within their scheduled time, only if a court is available and weather permits. No appeal will be accepted.
  21. In the event of rain, the referee shall make an announcement informing all players to dry their courts when the rain stops. Should any player fail to report 15 minutes after the announcement is made, the player will be defaulted (i.e. concedes a walk-over). No appeal will be accepted.
  22. Competitors play at their own risk. The STA and Singapore Sports Council are not responsible for any injury, loss or other mishaps during the tournament.
  23. Official Ball
    • U12/U14/U16/U18: Teloon LUX Q1
    • U10: Teloon Mid Stage 1
  24. NO on-site alternate sign-in will be accepted.
  25. Entry fees will only be refunded if withdrawals are made in player's profile page before the entry deadline. For tournaments starting from 1st September 2021 onwards, players who withdraw from the tournament will incur an admin fee of $2.00 (Inclusive of GST)
  26. Medical Time-Out: No qualified medical personnel will be available. The referee shall allow the player to be treated by any person selected by him/her. Injury time-out is 3 minutes only.
  27. A player who has been a Champion in a higher age group is eligible to return to his/her own age group.
  28. All Prize Winners must be present at the Prize Presentation Ceremony, which will be held immediately after the Finals’ matches. For those who are not present, their prizes will be forfeited unless collected by a proxy who is NOT a prize winner. Proxy must be authorized in writing and collect the prize during prize presentation when the name is announced.
  29. Players who default matches shall be subjected to suspension at the next age group event unless medical or other valid reasons with documentary proof is submitted.
  30. No outside coaching is allowed. Communication of any kind, audible or visible between player and a coach or concerned party shall be construed as coaching. The referee has the discretion to ask any member of the public to move away from the courts. If coaching continues despite being advised by the referee to stop, the player will be defaulted.
  31. Any discrepancy on the entry form, i.e. name, age, events etc. shall cause the entry to be rejected. No appeal will be entertained.
  32. Player allows his or her image and trademarks to be published by all media partners of Singapore Tennis Association in their content.
  33. Social Media Policy
    1. This Policy applies to inappropriate conduct and behaviour towards any person including STA staff, players officials or members of STA through social media platforms.
    2. When using social media, individuals must not:
      • Make posts that are abusive or harass or threaten any other person including STA staff, players, officials or members of STA.
      • Abuse or expose others to content that is offensive, inappropriate, obscene, insulting, provocative or hateful including in relation to STA staff, players, officials or members of STA.
    3. Consequences of a breach of this policy or suspected breach of this policy:
      • Make a necessary public comment such as correction, clarification; contradiction or apology in regards to the breach.
      • Issue a formal warning to the individual responsible for the breach.
      • Report any breach of any law to local authority or wronged party.
      • Take any disciplinary action that begins from imposing a one (1) year playing ban on the individual.
    4. STA may also request those who are bound by the policy to remove post from their personal social media pages.
    5. Individuals who communicate their opinions and any other materials on social media do so at their own risk. And individual may be held personally liable for any commentary and/or material which may be defamatory, obscene or proprietary.
  34. Any player who violates the Rules and Regulations above shall be defaulted immediately, immaterial of which rounds he/she has reached.

Announcement

UPDATED 26 NOVEMBER 2021 1220 HRS

All players

Please click here for the latest updates.

Please ensure that you have downloaded the schedule "26 November UPDATED AS AT 1220HRS"

Thanks

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UPDATED 23 NOVEMBER 2021 1200 HRS

All players

Certain Matches have been suspended due to inclement weather.

Please click here for the latest updates.

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UPDATED 22 NOVEMBER 2021 1045 HRS

All players

Please note that all Doubles Matches will be starting from 23 November as we have been given approval.

Please click here for the latest updates.

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UPDATED 21 NOVEMBER 2021 2310

Due to inclement weather, certain matches have been postponed to a later time

Please click here for the latest updates.

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UPDATED 21 NOVEMBER 2021 0830

Players in the U12 Qualifying that have qualified for the Main Draw:

You can check your match on the Qualifying Draw on the website.

i) ZHAO Bu Wang - (Q1-11) - B69

ii) ASHMAN Harry - (Q2-19) - B73

iii) QUAN Hou Ze Nathan - (Q3-38) - B82

iv) No Show

v) TAY Bennett - (Q5-76) - B101

vi) ZHAI Brian Huan Chen - (Q6-87) - B107

vii) SHEN Yijie - (Q7-106) - B116

viii) ARAI kiichiro - (Q8-114) - B120

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UPDATED 20 NOVEMBER 2021 0945

Dear Players

Due to inclement weather, matches have been postponed.

For the updated schedule, please click here, thanks

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UPDATED 19 NOVEMBER 2021

Dear Players,

Please take note of the 2nd circular regarding the unvaccinated players who have 2 matches on the same day.

DOUBLES UPDATE:

Please note that we are still awaiting updates for doubles and if approved will only start from 22 November 2021.

ART SUPERVISORY TEST

Please note on the revision of the ART Supervisory Test session upon feedback from first 2 session earlier on 19 November 2021. The ART TEST is only applicable to the following:

1) It is only for Unvaccinated Players playing 2 matches on the same day.
2) As the validity of the NEGATIVE ART result will expire in 24 hours. Please ensure that the validity of the NEGATIVE ART result enables them to play their 2nd match on the same day.

Day Time Zoom Link
Monday - Sunday 12.00pm – 12.30pm https://bit.ly/3qOy5r4
Monday - Sunday 7.00pm – 7.30pm https://bit.ly/3HDArPt

For players who does not have HealthHub App. Please take a picture of his/her ART results together with the details below on a piece of paper:

• Full Name:
• NRIC/FIN:
• Date of ART Test:
• Time of ART Test:
• 2nd Match Number (On the same day):

Please present the image of the ART results together with the players' details mentioned above to the tournament referee, on site before playing his/her match.

In event if the above timing does not suit you, you must get your test done from the list of MOH-approved COVID-19 test providers.

Please Click here:
https://www.moh.gov.sg/licensing-and-regulation/regulations-guidelines-and-circulars/details/list-of-covid-19-swab-providers

IMPORTANT NOTE
1) Unvaccinated players who did not submit NEGATIVE ART results or submitted expired NEGATIVE ART results will not be allowed to compete in the competition.

2) Players who had completed the ART test shall present the NEGATIVE ART result via the HealthHub App to the Tournament Referee.

3) If HealthHub App is not available, please present the image of the ART results together with the players' details mentioned above to the tournament referee, on site.

4) Please note that all self-administered Antigen Rapid Test (ART) must be performed under supervision by MOH-approved COVID-19 test providers or an STA Staff. Any unsupervised self-administered ART will not be accepted.

5) It is the onus of the player to check their scheduled matches and to submit the NEGATIVE ART results.

Please note the following when joining the group (Link has been sent via email):

1) Updates will be given as and when possible through the Whatsapp Chatgroup
2) Please do not message the Technical Officiating Team directly

3) When advised, pls check the STA website for updates
4) If there are no updates, pls follow your scheduled match
5) Please adhere to all Covid Measures which includes the proper wearing of mask and observing social distancing
6) Players are advised to report 15 minutes before their match schedule at the venue.
7) Players are to do their safe-entry registration via their token or the TraceTogether App on their phone at the entrance of the venue.
8) All accompanying Parents/Guardians or supporters are to leave the venue immediately.
9) After registration at the entrance, players are to proceed to the tournament desk to do their sign-in.
10) Players are to proceed to the holding area to wait for their match to be called. (please adhere to all safe-distancing protocols and to wear their masks at all time)
11) Once their match has ended, players are to report their scores and return the match balls and to leave the venue immediately. (NO SHOWERING IS ALLOWED)

IN ORDER TO MINIMISE CROWDING, THE FOLLOWING ARE IN PLACE:

12) NO Spectators are allowed in the venue (FOP).
All players are to advise their supporters of the NO SPECTATORS policy and we seek your cooperation on the matter.
13) If needed, the Referee will issue a Suspension of Matches until the SMM can be properly managed.
14) Only players are allowed at the holding area.
15) Any supporting people (including immediate family members) or players caught violating the above measures will be potentially defaulted by the Referee
16) Prizes will be awarded in accordance with the Tournament rules, there will not be any centralised prize presentation to prevent crowding.

WORLD TENNIS NUMBER IS LIVE

We are pleased to inform that ITF World Tennis Number is live in Singapore. STA members will have their ITF World Tennis Number available in the members profile as well as next to their National Ranking. For more information, please click here.

Thanks and have a great day ahead.

Cheers

The Refereeing Team

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Dear Fraternity Members, Players, and Parents,

I hope all of you are well.

You may be aware that despite all the Covid19 restrictions, STA continued to organise the tournaments under challenging circumstance for our playing community.

STA is also constantly looking for ways to improve our services for our participants through technology which obviously comes with costs.

With the current market situation and rising business costs related to goods, services, labour, and third party transaction fees, it has come to a point that STA cannot afford to continue to absorb these costs any longer. The last fee adjustment was in year 2000.

Whilst STA continue to make improvements to bring the best possible experience to all players, we seek your understanding for a fee adjustment with effect from 1 November 2021.

Revised fees effective November 2021 are as follows:


Players who withdraw from the tournament will incur an admin fee of $2.00 (inclusive of GST)

We trust you will continue to enjoy yourselves playing in our tournaments and we thank you for your continued support.

 

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