Challenge Match protocol
- Players must have 10 practices before they can challenge.
- One challenge match per week, per player, if there is court time available.
- Players can only challenge one spot above.
- Players or coaches can invoke a challenge match.
- If challenging for 4 singles or 4 doubles, coach has discretion on who will get the challenge match that week.
- Challenge matches will be best of 3 sets with a 10 point super tiebreaker in place of a 3rd set.
- Challenge matches end on May 4.
- Online book: The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey
Further Tennis Opportunities outside of the season
In order to progress skills, tennis players should play as regularly as possible. Here are a few of the local opportunities to play more tennis outside of the season.
Swing for Success Tennis Camp
Camp is held at the end of June each year. We run two camps split by grade level with 5-8th grade in the afternoon and 9-12 grade in the morning. There are partial scholarships available! Head over to the belgradetennis.org website for more information.
Tennis Night Live – Month long drill + match sessions twice per week
Belgrade Tennis Association – belgradetennis.org – is running Tennis Night Live again this summer. They will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the summer. These sessions will begin after tennis camp and you can drop-in on one or sign up for a whole session.
These are USTA tournaments unless noted. A junior USTA membership is a one-time $20 + cost of entry for each tournament.
- EASTERN MONTANA JUNIOR OPEN | BILLINGS, MT June 12, 2020 – June 14, 2020
- RIVERSIDE JUNIOR CLASSIC | BOZEMAN, MT June 19, 2020 – June 21, 2020 | Riverside Country Club
- MEADOW LARK OPEN | GREAT FALLS, MT July 8, 2020 – July 12, 2020 | Meadow Lark Country Club
- BIG SKY STATE GAMES | BILLINGS, MT July 17, 2020 – July 19, 2020
- MONTANA STATE JUNIOR OPEN | MISSOULA, MT July 17, 2020 – July 19, 2020 | Peak Racquet Club
- WESTERN MONTANA OPEN | MISSOULA, MT July 24, 2020 – July 26, 2020 | Playfair Park
- BITTERROOT MEMORIAL | HAMILTON, MT July 31, 2020 – August 2, 2020
- BTA LABOR DAY OPEN | BILLINGS, MT September 5, 2020 – September 7, 2020
- WINSTON CHAM-A-KOON JUNIOR | GREAT FALLS, MT December 11, 2020 – December 13, 2020 | Meadow Lark Country Club
These are only a few! Check out tennislink.usta.com for more.
More tennis for juniors, beginners, and more?
Belgrade Tennis Association and the Bozeman Tennis Association will have youth lessons, clinics and other opportunities throughout the summer and fall. Website: belgradetennis.com
MSU offers a summer camp, and drill sessions throughout the winter. Website: bobcattenniscenter.com