Balancing coaching with a high volume of match-play is one of the keys to tennis success. Voyager offers regular opportunities for match-play through club tournaments and UTR events.
A high volume of match-play is perhaps the most critical aspect of a player’s development. Every player needs a large number of matches to reach their potential. Below is a rough guide for players in our environment:
Primary school students: Should be playing the equivalent of 50+ best of 3 matches per year (the more the better)
High School Students: Should be playing the equivalent of 70+ best of 3 matches per year (the more the better)
There are a variety of match-play opportunities available to players including leagues, matches for your club/region, Univeral Tennis Rating (UTR) events, ranking tournaments and practice matches.
Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) tournaments support level based match-play for rapid player development.
For those who are pursuing a U.S. College Tennis Scholarship, the Colleges are now using the UTR to recruit players into their teams so a focus on developing a good UTR is also vitally important. You can obtain and check out your UTR.
At Voyager Tennis, we provide players with much needed match-play opportunities by running UTR tournaments at Voyager sites across Sydney.
Note: Our book ‘Winning on and off the court’ provides a detailed match volume guide for each age and gender based on the research of more than 120 players match play histories.