STA SPEX/Tanglin Academy U9 Red Competition I 2023
11 Feb - 19 Feb 2023


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

Tanglin Academy 

Tournament Referee Mr Robin Boon
Entry Fee

[SINGLES]   Non-STA Trainee @ $50.00   /   STA Trainee @ $40.00

Entry & Withdrawal Deadline Tuesday, 31 January 2023
Official Ball Stage 3 RED


Age Group Eligibility
9-Under Born in 2014 or later


Rules & Regulations
Last updated 23 December 2021
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 13. 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.
  4. Players who have played in any unsanctioned tournament will not be allowed to play in this tournament.
  5. All events shall be played on a Round-Robin system.
  6. Match courts are STRICTLY for PLAYERS ONLY. Warm-up courts will not be provided.
    1. Red Ball: 9-Under
    2. All matches will be played on a timed-based format of 6 Mins per match
           - Players with the highest points after 10 Mins will win the match
           - If score are tied after the 6 Mins, players will play another point to determine the winner
           - Each Player will serve twice and at 6 points, players will change ends
    3. Winner will get a point for winner a match
           - The format of play may be changed at the referee's discretion
  7. 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.
  8. The condition of the courts and lightings are provided by the SportSG. 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.
  9. Warm-up: Strictly 3 minutes only.
  10. Match courts are STRICTLY for PLAYERS ONLY. Warm-up courts will not be provided.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Competitors play at their own risk. The STA and SportSG are not responsible for any injury, loss or other mishaps during the tournament.
  16. Official Ball :
    1. U9: Stage 3 Red Ball
  17. NO on-site alternate sign-in will be accepted.
  18. Entry fees will only be refunded if withdrawals are made in player's profile page before the entry deadline. For tournaments starting from 1st January 2023 onwards, players who withdraw from the tournament will incur an admin fee of $2.00 (inclusive of GST) and convenience fee of $3.24 (inclusive of GST)
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Any discrepancy on the entry form, i.e. name, age, events etc. shall cause the entry to be rejected. No appeal will be entertained.
  23. Player allows his or her image and trademarks to be published by all media partners of Singapore Tennis Association in their content.
  24. 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.
  25. Any player who violates the Rules and Regulations above shall be defaulted immediately, immaterial of which rounds he/she has reached.



Additional Information

1) Updates will be given as and when possible through the Whatsapp Chatgroup
2) Please do not msg the Technical Officiating Team directly
3) When advised, pls check the STA website for updates
4) If there are no updates, pls follow your scheduled match
5) Players are advised to report 15 minutes before their match schedule at the venue.

Thanks and have a great day ahead.



The Refereeing TeamPlayers who withdraw from the tournament will incur an admin fee of $2.00 (inclusive of GST) and convenience fee of $3.24 (inclusive of GST)


Click HERE to view the Draw & Schedule

Please see updated schedule updated as of 11 FEB 2023, 



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


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