12th Annual East Valley Team Tennis Challenge

Girls: Feb. 28-29, 2020

Boys: March 6-7, 2020


Tournament Director: Tom Kenney


To be played at the American Leadership Academy-Gilbert High School courts and satellite high school courts in the East Valley.


The East Valley Team Tennis Challenge is the premier early-season team event for high schools in the east valley and metro Phoenix. The event provides “doubles only” competition early in the season and is a great team building tournament. In 2019 there were 11 boys and 14 girls teams competing. Because of the event’s popularity and limited courts, boys and girls will be playing on different weekends



Format

  • 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.
  • The format allows all team matches to finish at the same approximate time. Each individual match plays a TOTAL of 8 No-Ad games (done at 6-2, 5-3, etc.) If tied at 4-4, play 1 more game. Wins at #1 position receive 3 bonus points and wins at positions 2, 3 and 4 receive 1 bonus point. Your team may win first round 24-15. Team points are accumulated throughout event.
  • All teams are encouraged to wear team uniforms/shirts.


When & Who

  • GIRLS play Fr. & Sat. Feb. 28-29.  
  • BOYS play Fr. & Sat. March 6-7. 
  • Teams should be available for play on Friday and Saturday anytime between 9am and 8pm.
  • Schedules will be emailed to coaches about a week before start date.
  • Any AIA member school can compete that makes a commitment to show up at all scheduled matches with at least 8 players. Coaches, please check with your players to see if they are available to play both Friday and Saturday. Don’t enter if you can’t field a team on BOTH days.
  • All teams must be entered by Monday, Feb. 17


*How to enter & Fee

  • Coaches (not school secretaries) should email MesaTennis@gmail.com ASAP  with following information: 
    • School name and 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. 17
  • 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