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No Service Let Rule

Continuing in 2020 at Tennis Manitoba junior tournaments, service lets will not be played: if the serve hits the net and goes into the correct service box, the ball will be in play. The rule change aims to reduce disputes in junior matches, which are largely played without a chair umpire, and is consistent with the ATP Next Generation 21 & under event.

The “no service let” rule will be implemented by Tennis Canada at the National Junior events this summer and will be in effect at all ITF Junior events worldwide.

Team Prairies Junior National Qualification 2020 indoor

You can find the requirements for the 2020 Indoor Junior Nationals here.

2020 Junior Schedule in MB:

Jan 2 – 5                 Taylor Junior Open – Taylor Tennis

May 14 – 17               Kildonan Junior Open – Kildonan Tennis Club

May 28 – May 31      Tuxedo Junior Open – Tuxedo Tennis Club

July 6 – July 10          Prairie Junior Championships – Taylor Tennis


**if an ITF Junior Tournament conflicts directly with the dates of a Prairie Qualification Tournament, the player may choose to compete in the ITF event and receive credit for competing in the conflicting Prairie Qualification Tournament .  The player must submit a COMPETITIVE SCHEDULE to the appropriate Provincial Coach for approval that the LEVEL of the ITF event is appropriate for the player**

Age Group Eligibility

Tennis Canada and our Provincial Tennis Association partners currently use the calendar year to determine age group eligibility for sanctioned national and provincial events.  Read more

“Playing Up” Rules for Junior Tournaments

View “playing up” rules for Tennis Manitoba junior tournaments:

U10 players: only be allowed to compete in the U10, U12 and U14 categories
U12 players: only be allowed to compete in the U12, U14 and U16 categories
It has also been agreed that each province will have an “exception clause” to this recommendation which will allow players who have demonstrated results in top provincial or national level events to compete in more than two age groups above.

Exceptional Player Clause (for BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba)

U10s: if they qualify on their own merit for U14 Nationals or are meeting the published performance levels for 2nd year U10 Players (see below), then they can compete in U16 events.

U12s: if they qualify for the U16 Nationals on their own merit or are meeting the published performance standards for 2nd Year U12 players then they can compete in U18 event.

Read the full guidelines.

Online Parent Portal

Tennis Canada and Tennis Manitoba are pleased to announce the newly launched Online Parent Portal.

The parent portal is now live on the Tennis Canada web site, and conveniently located in the Tournament drop down menu below Calendar and Rankings here: http://www.tenniscanada.com/parent-portal/.

The portal is designed to be a user-friendly way for parents of competitive players of all levels to easily access pertinent information. It’s divided into 8 sections including the following:

  1. Safe Sport
  2. Fair Play
  3. Being a Sport Parent
  4. Getting Started: Kids Tennis
  5. Understanding the Competitive Environment
  6. Navigating the Player Pathway
  7. US College & Canadian University Tennis
  8. Careers: Coaching Certification & Officiating

Each section includes links to relevant articles, resources, and videos. The dynamic portal will have new information and resources added periodically, and we encourage you to refer to it often throughout your child’s competitive career.