Online bookings will open on Monday, 27 January 2020.

Tournament information

Age groups
  • U11 and U13 tournament for both boys and girls.

  • Draw structure
  • This is a two day tournament, competitors will be required for both days.
  • A compass draw will be used for all age groups (either 32, 16 or 8).
  • The exact compass draw will be decided once entries have closed and total numbers are confirmed.
  • IAPS will decide the compass draw for each age group and allocate each team to a draw. This is to allow maximum play for competitors and to ensure that each team is playing at the correct level.
  • Some age groups may find there are two draws running simultaneously e.g A and B draws.
  • Teams will be allocated into a draw based on their joint team ratings.

  • Team structure
  • A team is made up of two players of the same sex.
  • Schools can enter two teams into each age group.

  • Match format
  • All matches will follow the Fast4 scoring.
  • The draws will be a compass draw.
  • Teams will play one rubber per match.
  • A rubber is made up of 2 singles and 1 doubles.
  • E.g. player 1 v player 1 (singles 1), player 2 v player 2 (singles 2), school 1 v school 2 (doubles).

  • Refreshments
  • A hot lunch will be provided for competitors and coaches on both days.
  • Food will be available to purchase from the canteen across the two days.

  • Merchandise

    Shirt Logos Ltd
  • As the official merchandisers for IAPS, they sell branded products both online and at events throughout the year. All of the commission made from the merchandise is reinvested into the sports programme, to keep improving the events every year.

  • Team hoodies
  • Shirt Logos can produce team hoodies for schools. Place your order online and have your personalised hoodies sent directly to your school or collect them at the event.

  • Entry requirements

  • All competitors must be registered as a British Tennis Member and provide their BTM number for the competition.
  • If they don't have a BTM number, they must join as a member here before the competition.
  • All competitors must attend an IAPS school.
  • Competitors may only play in one age group throughout the competition.
  • Only a member of school staff, with a school email address, can book onto IAPS sports events online.
  • Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis.

  • Date of birth
  • The competitors age must be taken from the 1 September 2019.

  • Umpiring
  • Players will be expected to score all their matches, as there will be no umpires on court.
  • Less experienced players can have help scoring by a neutral adult.
  • LTA officials will be present to help with any queries or discrepancies.

  • National governing body

    The national governing body for Tennis in England is the LTA.
    British fencing

    Teacher training
  • A number of teacher training courses are available to help develop your coaching skills. Take a look at what is on offer.

  • The School Games Tennis Toolkit
  • An online resource has been designed for teachers and coaches in schools to make running competitions as easy as possible. The Toolkit contains over 40 resources and templates which can be downloaded, many of which can be edited to support teachers organising intra and inter-schools competitions.

  • Important information

    Rules and regulations
  • This tournament is conducted under the LTA guidelines.
  • Please read the rules and regulations in full before entering the event.

  • Competitor details
  • Once you have booked for this event, you must complete your competitors details online before the entry deadline.
  • The link to submit your competitors details can be found in the confirmation email sent to you immediately after booking online.
  • If you do not receive the confirmation email, you can log into your account via our website and re-send yourself the email.

  • Safeguarding
  • IAPS believe that the welfare and wellbeing of all children and adults at risk attending an IAPS event is of the highest concern.
  • The IAPS Safeguarding Policy and Procedures sets out our approach to safeguarding and child protection.

  • Risk assessment
  • A full risk assessment is carried out between IAPS and host venues.
  • A copy can be provided on request. Please contact sport@iaps.uk

  • Photography
  • There will be no professional photography at any IAPS events.
  • Parents and spectators can take their own pictures. There is no law against taking photos at public events for personal use, including pictures of other people's children.
  • Further advice can be found on our website here.


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