10 & Under:
division is for players who are 10 and younger and can serve, rally keep score (No-Ad). Players should have a pocket
for second ball to
avoid delays. 10’s in USTA tournaments use the orange ball. Play
is on the 60’ court using the orange low compression balls and racquets
that are not longer than 25”. We have 25”
racquets available for players that have ineligible racquets. The
appropriate size court, racquet and and
low compression ball helps players progress with learning the correct technique
and allows for a ball that bounces in their strike zone.
& under players should not play
in the 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 or yellow
Novice Groups (13-18):
Play is on full court using
green dot balls. Players should be able to serve, score (No-Ad) and rally.
Green dot balls enable players to progress tactically and technically before
advancing to the yellow ball.
This is not a race to the yellow ball.
12 & Under use the green
dot ball (like USTA tournaments) and 14’s and 18’s use the yellow
10 & Under players cannot
play in the 12 Intermediates until they have demonstrated through tournament
play that they are clearly too strong for the 10’s players. Intermediates are
generally not ready for USTA tournament play, but are past the Novice stage.
High school JV players would
generally be in the Intermediates.
12’s and 14’s are strong
enough to play in USTA tournaments.
12’s use green dot ball like
they do in USTA tournaments.
High school varsity players
should play in the 18 Advanced Group.
NET Tournaments Philosophy & Formats:
Non-Elimination Tournaments (NETS) offer players the opportunity to compete against players of their approximate age and ability within a maximum 3 hour time frame. Non-elimination play could be round robins, compass draws or supersets. Players are grouped by age and ability. Small divisions could be mixed genders and/or combined with another appropriate division.
Play is usually at Gene Autry Tennis Center, 4125 E. McKellips Rd. in Mesa and occasionally at satellite locations.
- Entry fee is $17 per player
To enter: enter online and click on the Online Store tab (above). Players can also enter in person or call 480-654-3787 with charge card.
Tournament Director reserves right to reclassify players to more appropriate divisions.
If you arrive after your scheduled check-in time, Tournament Director
will consider you a Default (No-Show) and reserves right to replace you with a player from the waitlist or forfeit
your entry without refund. Late arrivals usually cause the rotation to be revised and play delayed.
Entry deadline is 8pm on the Monday before the tournament.
No refunds after 8pm, on the Tuesday before tournament.
View Tournament Schedule: Visit MesaTennis.com after 6pm on the Weds. before each tournament to view the tmt. schedule. Click on the NET Tournament tab at top of page.
Information/Questions: call 480-654-3787
*** It’s the player’s responsibility to visit MesaTennis.com for Tournament Times!