KIDS TENNIS CUP 44 Ishigakijima “English”
The 44th Kids Tennis Cup will be held in Ishigakijima again. The categories are 8 & Under, 10 & Under and 12 & Under; Boys & Girls.
The objective of our tournaments is not only to provide players a lot of match experience opportunities as possible to raise their competency level, but also to provide opportunities outside of tennis to make new friends for life as well as providing an opportunity for parents with the expectation for them to notice new perspective on how to help their children better with their tennis life. We are going to make them feel free and enjoyable. Many players who played in our tournaments made their way to national champions.
We have been hosting tournaments at various locations in Japan such as Hokkaido, Fukushima, Tokyo, Yamanashi, Kagawa (Shodo-shima), Fukuoka, Miyazaki and Okinawa (Ishigakijima). We have organized a few tournaments even abroad during our tour to Europe, USA and Australia.
We are very much looking forward to having as many of you as possible to this enjoyable event in Ishigakijima, a beautiful southern island. We also can hit the beach together!! “OHLI-TOHLI <おーりとーり>” (“Welcome” in Yaeyama Diarect)
KIDS TENNIS CUP 44 ISHIGAKIJIMA
【DATE】 MAY 11 ~ MAY 13, 2019 (Optional activities on MAY 13 &14)
【VENUE】 CENTRAL SPORTS PARK OF ISHIGAKI
1408, Tonoshiro, Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan 907-0004
【Organized by】 kids-tennis.com
【Co-oraganizer】City of ISHIGAKI
【Sponsor】 KUNINAKA SPORTS
【Co-operation】 as listed in the right column
【Operating Staff】 Toru Matsushima, Hiroyuki Kimata (Mr. & Mrs.), Daisuke Kobayashi, Keiryo Kuninaka and other volunteers.
【Tournament Director】 Shinichi Suzuki (鈴木眞一); Professional Tennis Registry
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【TOURNAMENT REFEREE】 Hiroyuki Kimata (木全宏之)
【ORGANIZER/OFFICE】 Toru Matsushima (松島 徹) Email: email@example.com
【SURFACE】 Sand-filled artificial turf (9 outdoor & 3 indoor)
【CATEGORIES】<ages as of May 13, 2019>
・Boys & Girls “8 & under (U8)”
・Boys & Girls “10 & under (U10)”
・Boys & Girls “12 & under (U12)”
・YELLOW balls for U12 & U10
・GREEN DOT balls for U8
【SCORING】<details TBA on site>
・Best of 3 Short Set Match with Tie-Breaker as Final set
* First to 4 games each set.
* If “3-3”, you need to win by 2 games. (i.e.; 5-3) * If “4-4”, Regular tie-break (7 point TB)
* “1 Set-all”, Super tie-break (10 point match TB)
Round Robin (3-4 players each)
Knock Out Tournament (16 draw)
* The first two players from each RR will be qualified.
* Those who couldn’t make the main draw.
* Those who lost in the early rounds in the main draw.
* “Sign Up” in pairs.
* Or, we can find partners.
* Please note that “Scoring” and/or “Format” may differ due to the size of each category and due to the weather condition.
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・Order of matches will be posted at the tournament desk.
・Players are responsible to check your match schedule at your own responsibility.
・When your match is posted in the top row, present yourself at the tournament desk and pick up balls and go to the court immediately.
・When your match is posted in the second row, present yourself at the tournament desk and pick up balls and stand-by near the assigned court.
・Pre-match warm up is “5 minutes” for the first match. After the second match, exchange 4 serves and start the match.
・Players are responsible for making calls. Call “fault” or “out” instantaneously and visibly.
・When unsolved issue happens, call the referee.
・Flip the score board after each game to avoid unnecessary score related trouble and for the sake of standing-by players and spectators.
・When the game is over, report the score to the tournament desk:
1) Peel off the paper of your match.
2) Move ‘UP’ those papers blow yours.
3) Write down the score of the match and circle the winner’s name and submit to the referee.
4) Return the balls to the designated box.
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・Pick up “Tournament T” and small gift(s) upon check-in.
・SINGLES WINNERS will be given trophies by BACCARAT.
・RUNNER-UPS & THIRD PLACES will be given “Ryukyu Glass” medals.
・The winners will receive a subsidy of ¥100,000.- each, only when s/he wants to join in Kids Tennis Tour to USA or to Australia from Japan (valid till January, 2020) ̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶̶
・Send email to “firstname.lastname@example.org” (Shinichi Suzuki) to request “Application Form (Excel)”
・Submit the form to “email@example.com” (Toru Matsushima) and “Cc” to “firstname.lastname@example.org” (Shinichi Suzuki)
【ENTRY FEE】 ¥9,000.- (Pay cash in JP-Yen upon check in.)
【APPLICATION CAPACITY】 100 PLAYERS
【ENTRY DEADLINE & WITHDRAWAL】
・We will close the door when it gets to 100.
・Please notify us when you know you have to cancel.
・There will be no cancellation fee.
ISHIGAKI YOUTH CENTER (room share basis)
868, Shinkawa, Ishigaki; Tel. +81-980-82-7301 Fax. +81-980-83-7901
* 2 nights (all meals, airport pickup, shuttle bus to & from tennis courts; ¥12,000.-
* 1 night; ¥8,000.- / 3 nights; ¥18,000.- / 4 nights; ¥24,000.- / 5 nights; ¥30,000.-
* Or, find other hotels on your own. (NO pick-up services!) Most hotels in town are
in 10~15 minute drive radius.
* We’d suggest you to rent a car for your convenience.
May 11 (Sat):
Morning hours; Free practice courts (Bring your own balls) 11:00 Chartered Bus leaves Ishigakijima Airport to Tennis Court 13:00 Opening Ceremony followed by matches
17:00 Matches End
17:20 BBQ @Ishigaki Youth Center (Covered area)
May 12 (Sun):May 14(Tue)
09:00 Matches Start
17:00 Matches End
May 13 (Mon):
09:00 Matches Start
13:00 Matches End /Awards Ceremony
<optional events afterwards>
14:00 ~17:00 Snorkeling Tour (¥5,400/person, Boat Only; ¥2,160/person) or Scuba Diving (¥12,900/person)
Whole day until 17:00 Sea Fishing, Snorkeling (Price TBA)
ALL PLAYERS AND VISITORS MUST MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE VALID PASSPORTS, VISA, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, IF APPLICABLE, BEFORE TRAVELING TO JAPAN.