Message from Michael Jessup - President of 10 Tennis

Tennis is a great sport, but if we want more youth to participate and learn to love our sport then we must provide a memorable experience.  After all, first impressions are everything and if other sports are doing it better than us then we aren’t going to get the large number of kids to stay in tennis.

At 10 Tennis our mission is to provide inspiring tournaments and events that make kids and parents feel proud to be a apart of our great sport.  Events strive to make each participant feel not only that they are special but being part of this event is special.  How can we hold our youth accountable for hard work, dedication, passion, and sportsmanship if we don’t run events that reflect that and recognize those values?

Thank you for reading about our mission and if you like what you hear please help spread the word.  Always feel free to contact us with comments or suggestions as our goal is to grow and improve with each event.  With the help of passionate parents we can create something that will not just motivate our kids, but inspire a tennis community.

It takes a special individual to become a champion, but it takes a community to build one.

Best Wishes,
Michael Jessup
President, 10 Tennis

The 10 Tennis Wilson Year End Championships

The 10 Tennis $3,000 Wilson Year End Championships will again be held at beautiful Stanford University’s Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

We are excited and honored to host some of the best 10 & under players in the area if not the nation.  During the tournament participants can expect to see a high level or professionalism, organization, and responsiveness from the tournament staff.  Due to the overwhelming support of the community we will have court monitors for every 2-3 courts.

The finals of each event will have chair umpires and the winners and runners up will be given an opportunity to give an acceptance speech during the award ceremonies.

Thanks to our sponsors who share in our vision we have some of the largest prizes of any 10 & under tournament circuit.  During the tournament we will have a hit for prizes court sponsored by Tennis Town & Country, A Wilson Trackman event, gift bags, tournament shirt, training grants provided by the Xie Foundation, and the Michael Callaghan Sportsmanship Award to Disneyland for one boy and one girl.

We look forward to seeing our next crop of American tennis players compete with passion, excellence, and sportsmanship.

Prizes are as follows:
  • 10’s Division: Winner receives a Wilson Sponsorship ; 1 week of academy training
  • 9’s Division: Winner receives a Wilson Sponsorship ; 1 week of academy training
  • 8’s Division: Winner receives a Wilson Sponsorship ; 1 week of academy training
  • 7’s Division:  Cool Trophies
  • Sportsmanship:  1 Boy & 1 Girl will win a trip to Disneyland
  • Trophies:  Trophies will be given for players that finish top six in each division

8’s, 9’s, and 10’s division will play 2 out of 3 sets with a 10 minute break between the 2nd and 3rd sets with regular balls.  Losers in the semi finals will play for 3rd & 4th place.  There will be a feed in championships with 8-game pro sets.  Winner of the feed in championships will finish 5th & 6th.

7’s Co-ed division will play will play 2 out of 3 sets to 4 games with a 12 point tie break in lieu of the 3rd set.  Losers in the semi finals will play for 3rd & 4th place.  There will be a feed in championships with which will be one set to 6.  Winner and runner up will finish 5th & 6th place.

There will be plenty of court monitors at the tournament and the point penalty system will be fully enforced.  Warning, point, match. Throwing rackets, screaming, and other unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.

No parents will be allowed on court and no coaching. Also, players must check themselves in.

There will be warm up courts on site that can be split with other players.

About The 2015 Circuit

The 2015 Circuit will comprise of 4 tournaments where players collect points to qualify for the year end championships.  The year end championships is where players can earn training grants, sportsmanship awards, and of course fun and games. We are still looking for more sponsors and host sites so please connect us and help grow our 10 & Under tennis community!