Did you know a new tournament format is currently being introduced in 2023 across the United States? It’s called Mini-Singles (or Skinny Singles).
When you play a game of mini-singles, you use one-half of the court. A game of mini-singles is a great way to improve your accuracy, strategy, and ability to pre-plan shots. It’s also a fun way
to compete against other players and test your skills!
Blaine - Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2 is hosting a Mini-Singles Tournament on May 20 from 8:30 a.m. to12:30 p.m. to celebrate renovation of the three outdoor courts (planned for late April). The tourney is timed to coincide with our annual Picnic at the Playground festivities, that will take place next door at Bay Horizon Park.
Registration is free and space is limited, so sign up today.
About the tournament and mini-singles game:
Certified Teaching Pro Mark Livingston (Coach Mark) is serving as Tournament Director. He’s planning to host two skill divisions of 16 competitors each. These divisions are Beginner/Novice and Intermediate/Advanced.
Players within their skill division will be split into two groups and compete in a round-robin format. All mini-single games will be played to 11 points, win by two. The top two competitors
in each of these groups will then compete head-to-head for first, second, third, and fourth place awards.
If Mini-Singles is new to you, watch the YouTube video (below) from one of the top women players and coaches in the game, Simone Jardim. Simone discusses the format and shows how to position yourself on the court given the game score. Coach Mark will review this information again on May 20, plus have players available to help with scoring and movement.
Video: Mini Singles