A fun and interactive introduction to tennis providing a combination of individual and team competition.
The Mini Challenger Tour
The Mini Challenger Tour are individual and team events for children of all levels of experience aged 6 to 10 years old. The aim of the events is to introduce young children and fledgling tennis parents to competition in a fun, interactive and informative way, while also instilling values of teamwork and sportsmanship. By offering an element of both individual and team competitive formats, with player awards underpinned with The Progress Tour values, players (and parents) will start their competitive journey the right way
Ages & Stages
The Mini Challenger Tour is divided into Team Red (Stage I), Team Orange (Stage II), and Team Green (Stage III) events. At the youngest age, players start in Team Red, which is meant for players ages 6 to 8. Children between 7 and 9 years old can play in Team Orange events, followed by Team Green events when they are 9-10 years old. There are awards at each stage, with a values based, team emphasis. With flexibility across the stages as players progress, it allows young players to develop at their own pace! Different tennis balls, court sizes, and rackets are used at each of these stages, so players can efficiently transition to playing on a full court with the standard yellow tennis balls. Full support and education is given at our events to ensure all players and parents are informed and aware of the tennis journey. Read more below.
Competition & Scoring
The Mini Challenger Tour offers integrated individual and team competition, which provides players with the opportunity to develop skills and confidence as individuals, but also to play as part of a team alongside their fellow players - a benefit that is so often missed for aspiring young tennis players. The competitive format is designed so that your opposition in the group phase (phase I) become your team mates in the shootout phase (phase II), encouraging sportsmanship and reinforcing solid player values.
The scoring system is straight forward and easy for players and parents to follow. Players will compete in timed matches, where every point/game counts! The team that accumulated the highest number of points, will be invited to the regional finals. The winners of each regional final will then have the opportunity to compete in the Masters final at the end of the year.
Mini Tour Values