TOURNAMENTS AND EVENTS

Balancing coaching with a high volume of match-play is one of the keys to tennis success. The more matches you play, the better match-player you become.

THE IMPORTANCE OF MATCH-PLAY

A high volume of match-play is perhaps the most critical aspect of a player's development. Every player needs a reasonable volume of matches to reach their potential. Below is a rough guide for players in our environment:

Primary school students: Should be playing the equivalent of 50+ best of 3 matches per year (the more the better)

High School Students: Should be playing the equivalent of 70+ best of 3 matches per year (the more the better)

There are a variety of match-play opportunities available to players including leagues, matches for your club/region, Univeral Tennis Rating (UTR) events, ranking tournaments and practice matches. 

WHAT IS UNIVERSAL TENNIS RATING (UTR)

Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) tournaments support level based match-play for rapid player development. 

For those who are pursuing a U.S. College Tennis Scholarship, the Colleges are now using the UTR to recruit players into their teams so a focus on developing a good UTR is also vitally important. You can obtain and check out your UTR at myutr.com

At Voyager Tennis, we provide players with much needed match-play opportunities by running UTR tournaments at Voyager sites across Sydney.

VOYAGER UTR FLEXI COMP TOURNAMENTS

Voyager uses a Flexi-Comp format for its UTR tournaments each term which has a number of benefits for players and parents. 

Benefits of the Flexi-Comp Format
- Play your matches at a time that suits you and your opponent
- Don't have to travel or give up your weekend to find quality match play opportunities
- Play a higher percentage of competitive matches than usual
- Every match counts towards a players Universal Tennis Rating (UTR)
- Low entry cost

How a Flexi-Comp Works
Players will compete using the following format:
1. A round robin format will be used and players grouped together based on their Universal Tennis Rating. 
2. Players in each group will be provided with the contact details of the other players in their group and will be responsible for organising their best of 3 set matches at a time and location that suits both players.

Each player will have approximately 2 weeks to organise the match against their opponent and send their result back to the competition organiser which will be recorded via the UTR and Voyager website.

By the end of the term, each player should have played approximately 4 matches. The winner of the group will move up, whilst the player who has the least amount of wins moves to a lower group for the coming term.

How to enter:
Contact Rafael Barrozzi rafael@voyagertennis.com

CURRENT COMPETITIONS

Term 4: 2018

1. UTR Match Play event on 11 November 2018

Venues: Pennant Hills Park, KWTA Waitara, KWTA Hornsby.
Times: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Format: Each player will get 3 matches against similar UTR rating opponents. Best of 3 sets with a tiebreak played as the 3rd set if needed.

2. UTR Match Play event on 18 November 2018

Venues: Pennant Hills Park, KWTA Waitara, KWTA Hornsby.
Times: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Format: Each player will get 3 matches against similar UTR rating opponents. Best of 3 sets with a tiebreak played as the 3rd set if needed.

How to enter

1. Click on the following links:

- UTR event on the 11th of November https://www.myutr.com/events/965
- UTR event on the 18th of November https://www.myutr.com/events/966

2. Click on the "register" button
3. Select the Division "Open" and click on "continue"
4. Click on "submit"

3. Voyager / KWTA UTR Flexi Comp Term 4

Term 4 Voyager / KWTA UTR Flexi-Comp is being played throughout the term at Voyager's Pennant Hills site, KWTA Waitara and KWTA Hornsby. Contact Rafael Barrozzi through: rafael@voyagertennis.com

4. Hot Shots Challenge on 30 November 2018
The Term 4 Voyager Tennis Hot Shots Challenge will take place at our Ryde location on 30 November 2018. For red, orange and green ball players. See details here

5. UTR Match Play Elite Tennis Camp in December 2018 

Venue: Sydney Olympic Park
Format: 1 UTR match per day and 1 hour match play coaching session
Dates: Week 1 –  Monday 10 December to Friday 14 December 2018, Week 2 – Monday 17 December to Friday 21 December 2018

For further details contact olympicpark@voyagertennis.com

UPCOMING EVENTS


30 November 2018: Hot Shots Challenge at Voyager Tennis, Ryde.

Voyager Tennis Hot Shots challenges run once per term and are open to all children aged 5-12. They are a great way to get children more familiar with match play in a fun environment. This term, the event will be run in teams, with a singles and doubles round robin format.

See details here