Girls: Feb. 23-24, 2018
Boys: March 2-3, 2018
Tournament Director: Tom Kenney
The East Valley Team Tennis Challenge is the premier pre-season team event for high schools in the East Valley and metro Phoenix. This highly successful tournament was formerly played at the Gene Autry Tennis Center under the direction of Tom Kenney. The tournament took a year’s hiatus, but is back by popular demand for 2018. The event provides “doubles only” competition early in the season and is a great team building tournament. In 2016, there were 17 girls and 20 boy’s teams competing. Because of the event’s popularity and limited courts, boys and girls will be playing on different weekends.
Four doubles teams play each round for each school. Coaches are encouraged to bring extra players because you can change your lineup each round and someone may get sick or injured.
All your varsity and some of your JV players get valuable match play doubles experience.
Teams are divided into pools based on team strength and usually play round robin or compass draw competition within their pool. Teams are guaranteed at least 3 team matches.
This is not a “one and done” event. Pool winners and/or finalists may advance to playoffs.
Matches are pro sets and your lineup must be according to team strength (strongest team at #1 and weakest team at #4). Your team is awarded 2 points for a win at #1 and one point for a win at the other three positions (5 possible points each round).
All teams are encouraged to wear team uniforms/shirts.
To be played at the newly constructed American Leadership Academy-Gilbert (ALA) High School courts, and newly resurfaced courts at Higley High School, which is right down the street from ALA and possibly another site(s).
When & Who
Teams should be available for play on Fri. and Sat. anytime between 9am and 8pm.
Tournament schedule will be posted on MesaTennis.com on the evening of Friday, Feb.16.
Any AIA member school can compete that makes a commitment to show up at all scheduled matches with at least 8 players.
All teams must be entered by Monday, Feb. 12.
There are NO Admission Fees for parents and spectators.
*How to enter & fee
Coaches (not school athletic secretaries) should email MesaTennis@gmail.com ASAP with the following information:
• School name
• Is this a boys or girls team?
• Coach’s name, cell # and email address
• Tell me about your team (Ex. We lost all our varsity last year and have a weak team, or We have a very strong team and should be in the strongest pool.)
All teams must be entered by Monday, Feb. 12
Entry fee is $175 per team ($350 if entering boys and girls teams). Balls and awards are provided.
Checks should be made out to “East Valley Tennis”. (Mail to 2309 E. Inca, Mesa, AZ 85213)
I know it can be a hassle getting a check from school, so enter ASAP and I’ll get check whenever.
Don’t wait to get entry fee check before you enter because you may be too late to get in.
Tournament Director & Questions: Tom Kenney | 480-202-5322 | MesaTennis@gmail.com