The Tennis Dynamics Rally Cup Challenge
The Rally Cup Challenge
The Tennis Dynamics Rally Cup Challenge is a special event several times each year at the Laurel Park Tennis Center in Marietta, GA. Tennis Dynamics began the Rally Cup Challenge this year as a fun new challenge for players of all levels and ages to compete for the longest continuous rally with a yellow ball on a 78′ court.
- Pairs of players begin a rally on a full or half court (begun at the blow of a whistle) with only one (yellow) regulation tennis ball from the baseline.
- The players have one ball and one chance to keep the rally going.
- Once either player misses in the rally they are done.
- The last pair standing and rallying wins – but the credit for the rally count only goes to the one player who makes the last ball in the court.
- A player may save an out ball by rallying the ball back out of the air but the rally is over if the ball lands outside of the lines or if the ball bounces twice.
- The rally is over if the players stop the rally for any reason.
- The rally is over if the ball lands in the net.
- An official will ask players to keep the ball in a rally mode such as to be from baseline to baseline.
- If a rally begins to take place predominantly inside the service box then players will be disqualified.
- A good rule of thumb is the rally must happen where the ball is landing beyond the service box more than 60-70% of the time.
This contest takes place on Saturday, March 19th, 2016 promptly at 10:30 a.m. before the Marietta Grand Prix. The winner of the contest gets the recognition and his/her name engraved permanently on the enormous silver trophy kept at the Laurel Park Tennis Center. All players need to be present at 10:20 a.m. in order to review the rules for the contest. If the players are entered into the Marietta Grand Prix then they are then they are able to compete at no charge. If the are not entered in the MGP then the fee is $5.00.
The first Rally Cup Challenge contest was held earlier this year and was won by a fantastic 6 year-old girl named Chloe Zigliara. Chloe managed to rally just under a 400-ball-rally with her partner. To win the Rally Cup Challenge it takes skill and discipline. Chloe defeated several older ranked players to win the first challenge. 10 kids and adults joined in the contest which lasted over 30 minutes. This weekend might produce another fantastic rally as players are already pairing up for the challenge.
So come join us to participate or come join us to watch the contest!