Match Play Challenge Guidelines
  1. The purpose of this challenge is to emphasize the importance of match play and to encourage our juniors to play as many sets as possible over a given time period. The benefits of participating in this challenge are as follow:
    1. Match play improves your tennis game.
    2. Match play provides exercise and encourages a healthy lifestyle.
    3. Match play allows you to meet and to make new friends. It creates a tennis community.
    4. Our match play challenge allows you to earn prizes and to be eligible for amazing door prizes (See the prizes’ guidelines).
  2. A parent or guardian must register their junior(s) at and accept the terms and conditions in order for the junior to be eligible to compete. Also, there is a $5 registration fee per junior to participate in the challenge. If financial assistance is needed, please contact us.
  3. This challenge will start September 20, 2014 and end on December 20, 2014 @ 11:59 p.m. central time. This challenge will track the number of sets played. All sets must be entered on our website by this deadline in order for the junior to receive credit and to be eligible for the prizes outlined in this challenge. Each set will be worth 10 points, and there will be a bonus of 4 points added when you play more than 3 sets against the same opponent in one day.
  4. Sets can be played at any site location. This includes sites that are out of town. It also includes all indoor and outdoor courts. All facility rules, prices, etc. will be in place, so please make sure to contact the facility prior to use with any questions you may have or to make a court reservation when applicable.
  5. You can play single or doubles. Both count equally because we are counting sets.
  6. A set will be defined as the first player to win 6 games by a margin of 2. A 7 point tie breaker is to be played at 6-6. A Super-Tie break will not count as a set. You may use Ad or No-ad scoring when playing your sets.
  7. If you play in a tournament (Zats, Champs, high school, local, etc.), you can count those sets.
  8. If you only have time to play one set, you should go for it! This challenge is based on the total number of sets you play during the dates mentioned above (See #3). Anyone who plays more than 3 sets against the same opponent in one day will receive 4 bonus points. The computer will automatically make this calculation when you login and enter your matches.
  9. You may play sets against anyone you choose whether they are apart of our match play challenge or not. If you do play other juniors apart of our challenge, please note that each player must login and enter his/her match results under their individual account in order to receive credit for the set(s) played.
  10. We want you to play to win. However, you get credit for the sets played not for the final score.
  11. When you login to enter your sets, you will need to enter the name of your opponent, the number of sets played, the outcome, the score, and the date the match is played.
  12. Sportsmanship and character counts! Please treat everyone you play with and against, as you would like to be treated yourself. When you win, be gracious and generous. Acknowledge victories without humiliating opponents. When you loose, good sportsmanship means congratulating the winners promptly and willingly. It also means accepting the match’s outcome without complaints or excuses.

*Matches played on a gaming console (ex: Wii, XBOX, PlayStation) will not be counted.

Prize Guidelines for September 20, 2014 through December 20, 2014

Each set is worth 10 points, and there will be 4 bonus points added to the total point value for any match, which exceeds 3 sets against the same opponent. An example is as follows:

  • 1 set=10 points
  • 2 sets=20 points
  • 3 sets=30 points
  • 4 sets=44 points
  • 5 sets=54 points


  1. The top 40 juniors with the most points on the leader board will earn a ball cap with The Alex O’Brien Tennis Foundation logo on it.
  2. The 4th place junior with the most points on the leader board will earn a $50 gift card to tennis warehouse.
  3. The 3rd place junior with the most points on the leader board will earn a $100 gift card to tennis warehouse.
  4. The 2nd place junior with the most points on the leader board will earn a $200 gift card to tennis warehouse.
  5. The junior with the most points in this fall’s match play challenge will earn a week of tennis camp at Texas Tech Tennis Camp in Summer 2015 (Transportation to and from the camp will be the winner’s responsibility.). Also, the winner’s picture will be displayed on our website and on the Alex O’Brien’s Wall of Fame.

Special Clinics

In addition to the prizes listed above, the Alex O’Brien Tennis Foundation will host two 1 ½ hour hitting clinics this fall. Based on the number of participants, the foundation will invite a select number of juniors from the leader board at any given time to participate in these special workouts with Alex O’Brien and other pros and coaches from the area. Make sure and enter your matches as you go to be considered for these workouts.