STA SPEX/Tanglin Academy U10 Boys Competition I 2021
08 Jan - 24 Jan 2021


Official Time of Matches This Tournament will only be conducted over the weekends. General Schedule as follows:
Friday: 4pm - 10pm
Weekends: 8.00am - 10.00pm

Tanglin Academy 

Category Title Prizes


Champions, Runners-Up &


Please refer to Rule 27: All Prize Winners must be present at the Prize Presentation Ceremony, which will be held immediately after the Finals’ matches. For those who are not present, their trophies and prizes will be forfeited immediately unless collected by a proxy who is NOT a prize winner. Proxy must be authorized in writing and collect the prize during prize presentation when the name is announced.

Tournament Referee Mr Stanley Cheong
Entry Fee

[SINGLES]   Non-STA Trainee @ $32.10   /   STA Trainee @ $21.40

Entry & Withdrawal Deadline Monday, 21 December 2020
Tournament Draw STA request that players / official witness the draw. Those who are interested please email to by the Wednesday after entry deadline.
Draws will be published online 5 days before the tournament starts.
Seeding Criteria SINGLES
The rankings from the latest respective STA Singles Rankings after the closing dates of the tournaments will be used. Priority in seeding is given to the highest ranked player in the tournament (seeded 1), followed by the second highest ranked player in the tournament (seeded 2) and so on. If there is a tie on the players’ rankings, the seeding will be awarded based on luck of draw.


Age Group Eligibility
10-Under Born in 2011 or later


Rules & Regulations
Last updated 13 November 2017
  1. The ITF tournament rules will be applied in conjunction with this tournament’s rules. The Committee reserves the right to change the rules in any way it deems fit and reject any entry without assigning a reason.
  2. No players should play two tournaments in one week.
  3. The STA Tournament Supervisor / Referee shall act as final on-site authority for the interpretation of the applicable STA Tournament Rules & Regulations, ITF Code of Conduct and Rules of Tennis as to all matters arising that require immediate resolution at the tournament venue. If a parent abuses the Official it will result in his/her child being suspended from future STA tournaments.
  4. Ranking points are awarded for this tournament. Accumulated points will determine the year’s Junior Age Group ranking. Please use a consistent name & NRIC / Passport No. for all STA tournaments to accumulate maximum points. Seeding is based on ranking points.
  5. Generation of Ranking Points will be done on the following Friday after the end of competition.
  6. The minimum number of entries shall be 5. If not enough entries are received, the event shall be cancelled and the entries may be drawn into the next older age group. In the event that happens, participants will be upgraded to the older age group unless otherwise stated in writing, which will be taken as withdrawal and refund will be made.
  7. The match and draw schedule will not be mailed. It will be uploaded on our STA website: It is the players’ responsibility to check their schedule of play 1 day before the start of tournament and turn up accordingly, otherwise they will be defaulted according to Rule No. 19. The referee reserves the right to make changes to the schedule. Change of schedule will not be made at the request of players. The Tournament Referee shall communicate with players only, not with coaches or parents.
  8. Players who have played in any unsanctioned tournament will not be allowed to play in this tournament.
  9. All events shall be played on a knockout system.
  10. The format of play shall be as follows:-
    1. 14 / 16 / 18-Under –  Best of 3 tie break sets. Tie break at 6 games all. For doubles the third set shall be a tie-break of first to reach 10 points winning with a margin of 2 advantage points. The format of play may be changed at the referee's discretion. 
    2. 12-Under – 1 set of first to reach 9 games with tie break at 8 games all.  For doubles the third set shall be a tie-break of first to reach 10 points winning with a margin of 2 advantage points. The format of play may be changed at the referee’s discretion.
    3. 10-Under – For both Singles and Doubles, best of 3 short sets of first to reach 4 games with No-Ad. At 3 games all, play continues till 5 games to 3 to finish the set. At 4 games all, a tie break of first to reach 7 points, winning by 2 advantage points, will be played. For U10, the green ball will be used.
  11. The *No-Ad Scoring System will be implemented in this tournament.
    *No-Ad Scoring System: If both players have won 3 points, the score is called deuce; one deciding point shall then be played whereby the receiver shall choose whether he/she wishes to receive the service from the right half of the court or the left half of the court. The player who wins the deciding point wins the game.
  12. In the event of inclement weather, players must be prepared to play 3 matches a day/night with a minimum rest period of 30 minutes in between matches.
  13. At this tournament, matches will be played without a Chair Umpire. Players must keep their own score. If a player feels that the opponent’s line calls are inaccurate, the player should inform the referee IMMEDIATELY. Dispute of any nature regarding a match should be brought to the referee’s attention immediately. Protests will not be entertained after a match is completed.
  14. The condition of the courts and lightings are provided by the Singapore Sports Council. As such, players must play in any court assigned by the referee. Requests by players for additional lightings or specific court will not be accommodated.
  15. Warm-up:  Strictly 5 minutes only.
  16. Match courts are STRICTLY for PLAYERS ONLY. Warm-up courts will not be provided.
  17. For doubles entry, if one player is unable to play for any reason, the pair will have to concede a walkover as substitute partner is not allowed after the entry deadline.
  18. Administrative Error: 
    1. In the event any player is left out of a tournament, the lowest ranked player with a ‘bye’ will have his/her ‘bye’ replaced with the left-out player. If the player who was left out would have been seeded, the error in seeding may be corrected by switching the positions of the affected players. The seeding positions will remain.
    2. If a player is defaulted for not showing up for a match because of an administrative error, the Referee can reinstate the match and players must play the reinstated match as scheduled by the Referee.
  19. As part of an educational programme for players, the referee shall advise players to comply with the ITF Dress Code which disallows casual round neck T-shirts (i.e. T-shirts with logos measuring more than 4 square inches [26 square centimetres]), bermudas, jogging shorts and jogging shoes. Shoes with marking soles are also not allowed. Players who do not comply will not be allowed on court to play.
  20. Players must sign in at the tournament desk and be ready to play at their scheduled time. Players will be defaulted if they are not ready to play 15 minutes within their scheduled time, only if a court is available and weather permits. No appeal will be accepted.
  21. In the event of rain, the referee shall make an announcement informing all players to dry their courts when the rain stops. Should any player fail to report 15 minutes after the announcement is made, the player will be defaulted (i.e. concedes a walk-over). No appeal will be accepted.
  22. Competitors play at their own risk. The STA and Singapore Sports Council are not responsible for any injury, loss or other mishaps during the tournament.
  23. Official Ball
  24. NO on-site alternate sign-in will be accepted.
  25. Entry fees will only be refunded if withdrawals are made in writing before the entry deadline
  26. Medical Time-Out: No qualified medical personnel will be available. The referee shall allow the player to be treated by any person selected by him/her. Injury time-out is 3 minutes only.
  27. A player who has been a Champion in a higher age group is eligible to return to his/her own age group.
  28. All Prize Winners must be present at the Prize Presentation Ceremony, which will be held immediately after the Finals’ matches. For those who are not present, their prizes will be forfeited unless collected by a proxy who is NOT a prize winner. Proxy must be authorized in writing and collect the prize during prize presentation when the name is announced.
  29. Players who default matches shall be subjected to suspension at the next age group event unless medical or other valid reasons with documentary proof is submitted.
  30. No outside coaching is allowed. Communication of any kind, audible or visible between player and a coach or concerned party shall be construed as coaching. The referee has the discretion to ask any member of the public to move away from the courts. If coaching continues despite being advised by the referee to stop, the player will be defaulted.
  31. Any discrepancy on the entry form, i.e. name, age, events etc. shall cause the entry to be rejected. No appeal will be entertained.
  32. Player allows his or her image and trademarks to be published by all media partners of Singapore Tennis Association in their content.
  33. Social Media Policy
    1. This Policy applies to inappropiate conduct and behaviour towards any person including STA staff, players officials or members of STA through social medial platforms.
    2. When using social media, individuals must not:
      • Make post that are abusive or harras or threaten any other person including STA staff, players, officials or members of STA.
      • Abuse or expose others to content that is offesive, inappropriate, obscene, insulting, provocative or hateful inclduing in relation to STA staff, players, officials or members of STA.
    3. Consequences of a breach of this policy or suspected breach of this policy:
      • Make a necessary public comment such as correction, clarification; contradiction or apology in regards to the breach.
      • Issue a formal warning to the individual responsible for the breach.
      • Report any breach of any law to local authority or wronged party.
      • Take any disciplinary action that begins from imposing a one (1) year playing ban on the individual.
    4. STA may also request those who are bound by the policy to remove post from their personal social media pages.
    5. Individuals who communicate their opinions and any other materials on social media do so at their own risk. And individual may be held personally liable for any commentary and / or material which may be defamatory, obscene or proprietary.
  34. Any player who violates the Rules and Regulations above shall be defaulted immediately, immaterial of which rounds he/she has reached.


10 January 2021 Updated 330PM

All matches today have been suspended due to inclement weather.

For the updated schedule please click here


9 January 2021 Updated 840PM

Certain matches have been suspended due to inclement weather.

In addition, please note that the 3rd round matches, A16 - A31 have been suspended to tomorrow.

For the updated schedule please click here


8 January 2021

Advisory for STA SPEX/Tanglin Academy U10 Boys Hardcourt Competition I 2021

To All Players,

Please be informed that we will be imposing the advisory below for the upcoming STA SPEX/ Tanglin Academy U10 Boyss Hardcourt Competition I 2021.

Please click here for more information





If cannot see the schedule PDF, please download from here.


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