Junior Tennis participates in a summer Tyson’s Cup league with other area clubs such as Chesterbrook, Poplar Heights, and McLean. Tyson’s Cup matches are basically intramural matches between our clubs. All Tyson’s Cup matches are played on either Tuesdays or Thursdays between 3:30pm to approximately 6:00pm. Age divisions include 8 & Under (8U), 10U, 12U, 14U, and 18U. Each division has a number of singles and doubles matches. Matches are played at both clubs with 8s/10s/18s at one club and 12s/14s at the other club.
Anyone on the Mantua team can register for each match. A limited number of matches are played so it’s possible that everyone who registered may not play. The Tennis Pro will decide who plays based on a number of factors such as who’s available, tournament results, and practice participation.
Match Lineups/Tyson’s Cup Practices
The Tennis Pro will use player availability when determining the lineups. It’s very important that you input your child(ren)’s availability into Tenniscores.com for each Tyson’s Cup match. The Tennis Pro will send the lineups out the next morning (i.e., Monday or Wednesday). For those selected to play in a Tyson’s Cup match, a Tyson’s Cup practice will occur on Monday or Wednesday afternoon to focus on match play and strategy. Monday and Wednesday Tyson’s Cup practices are only for those chosen to play in the next Tyson’s Cup match.
Additionally, volunteers are needed for each Tyson’s Cup match to help with carpooling and purchasing snacks. We use SignUpGenius to track volunteers and also to track who needs a ride. Here is the link: (to be updated)