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Kids Play Days will consist of supervised match play days that are fun non-elimination play opportunities here at the club. This is the best way to get kids playing in a non-threatening fun atmosphere. Kids are matched up by similar age and ability. The emphasis is placed on learning, effort and sportsmanship. These low key competitions are organized in formats that allow players to play again and again, whether they win or lose. 

When: Matches are played Saturdays no earlier than 2:00 . 

How to register: Online or at the clubhouse.

Where: All matches played here at the Tennis Park.

Dates of Play: October 28, November 4 and December 9.

Questions or to Register: Karen Mannheimer

 

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USTA Challengers (ages 7-18)
Champs & Super Champs 
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Playing a Challenger is a first step towards achieving a state ranking. At the Challenger level, there are up to five tournaments per month in different areas around the state. Players can compete in any tournament.

After accumulating the required points at the Challenger level during a 12-month period, a player qualifies for the Championship division (Champs) and simultaneously loses their eligibility to compete in the Challenger or Gran Prix.

Once a player has achieved the Champs level, they can advance to the Super Championship division, the highest level in the state, by achieving:

The Tennis Park at Whispering Oaks encourages its junior players to prepare for and compete in USTA tournaments. The Texas Section of the USTA website includes the dates for USTA Challenger tournaments. Register for USTA Junior Tournaments.

 

Gran Prix Circuit 

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The Gran Prix Circuit comprises a 12-month long series of singles and doubles tournaments. Players accumulate points by winning matches in any of the regularly scheduled Gran Prix and Gran Prix Doubles tournaments. The more tournaments a player participates in, the more points a player can accumulate. The 10 eligible players with the highest point totals in each age division will be invited to participate in the Masters Invitational tournament at the end of the circuit. The top two finishers from age divisions 10 through 16 in the Masters tournament will also be selected to represent San Antonio in a State Playoffs at John Newcombe's Tennis Ranch. Register for Gran Prix Tournaments

Levels Tournaments 

The Levels are singles tournaments based on your Universal Tennis Rating. Ages and genders are mixed. Great tournament for any level of player. More info or to register.

 

Helpful online resources for junior tennis tournament information