East Valley Junior NET Tournaments
At Tempe’s Kiwanis Park Tennis Center
Sept. 9 (evening) and
Sept. 10 (morning or evening)
Oct. 22 (daytime)
Nov. 19 (daytime)
Dec. 10 (daytime)
Click here for online registration
PURPOSE: NET tournaments offer players the opportunity to
compete against players of their approximate ability within a
NET tournaments “ignite” beginners and provide continued improvement
through competition to the more advanced.
Play is generally
round robins or compass draws.
grouped by age and ability. Small divisions could be mixed genders and/or
combined with another appropriate division.
Director may reclassify players to more appropriate divisions.
2nd place awards are given to divisions with 6 or more players. 1st
place awards only for 5 or fewer players.
allowed between rounds only and spectators are not allowed to coach during
REGISTRATION: all registration is done online at MesaTennis.com (no phone entries)
Play is at Tempe’s Kiwanis Park Tennis Center. 6111 S. All-America Way 85283
satellite locations. Do not contact
Kiwanis concerning these tournaments.
deadline is always 9pm on the Monday prior to the tournament.
No refunds or transferring fees to another tournament after Tuesday before
Match Schedule: Match schedule is at MesaTennis.com the Wednesday evening before
Fee is $21 per player per tournament.
Missed Entry Deadline?: If you missed the entry deadline, fill in the Missed Deadline contact form at the bottom of the page and we will contact you if we
can get you in. If you get in, payment at tournament is with cash or check only (no charge
Tournament Contact: Email MesaTennis@gmail.com Tom Kenney 480-202-5322
NET Tournaments are sponsored by
& S Trophies & Engraving
6247 E. Main #12 (Mesa)
Events (Your age on
the tournament date determines your age division)
10 and Under
This division is for players 10 and younger who can
serve, keep score (no-ad) and sustain a short rally. Play is with the low
compression orange ball on the 60’ court. 10’s in USTA tournaments use the
low compression ball on the smaller court to help players progress with
learning the correct technique and allows for a ball that bounces in their
strike zone. Players should wear clothes with a pocket for the 2nd
ball to avoid delays. 10 and under players should not play in 12’s until they
have demonstrated through tournament play that they are clearly too strong
for the 10’s. This is not a race to
the green ball.
(12s, 14s & 18s)
Play is on full court using
green dot balls which enable players to progress tactically and technically
before advancing to the yellow ball. This is not a race to the yellow ball.
(12s, 14s & 18s)
12s use the green dot ball
like they do in USTA tournaments and 14s and 18s use the yellow ball. 10 and
under players should not play in 12 Intermediate group until they
have demonstrated through tournament play that they are too strong for the
10s. Intermediates are generally not ready for USTA tournament play, but are
past the novice stage.
High school JV players would
generally play in the Intermediates.
(12s, 14s & 18s)
12s and 14s are skilled
enough to play in USTA tournaments.
12s use green dot ball like
in USTA tournaments.
High school varsity players
should generally play in the 18s Advanced Group.
East Valley Tennis, LLC (Tom Kenney, Manager) rents the
courts from Kiwanis Park and administers all tournaments. These NET tournaments
were formerly played at Gene Autry Tennis Center in Mesa.
Do not contact Kiwanis Park regarding