Tie Break Tens announces launch of a new grassroots strategy – TB10 Play

LONDON, June 5th, 2018 – Tie Break Tens, the fast-paced, short-form tennis format, is excited to announce the launch of a new grassroots tennis initiative called TB10 Play.  Designed to increase participation in tennis across age groups, TB10 Play kicks off across the UK in time for the grass court season this summer.


Launched as a tennis format in 2015, Tie Break Tens is a quick-fire version of the sport that anyone can play. Unlike conventional tennis, Tie Break Tens matches are comprised solely of tie breaks – no games, no sets, just exhilarating ten- point breakers in which every point counts.  With the launch of TB10 Play Tie Break Tens are hoping to inspire a new generation of tennis players to pick up a racket and play the game in a fast, easy to understand and exciting way.


“I enjoyed playing the first Tie Break Tens Event in London and it is great to see how the format has taken off since then,” said TB10 Ambassador Kyle Edmund. “The launch of TB10 Play is a good way to introduce players at a grassroots level to this quick-fire format and I am sure there will be a lot of players challenging each other to a head to head over the summer; and Tennis Clubs running tournaments of their own.”


The TB10 Play Tournament Toolkit can be downloaded from the TB10 website for £45- www.tiebreaktens.com/tb10play this personalised guide includes TB10 rules, scorecards, tournament certificates and other information to help clubs and tennis groups host their own tournaments. In addition, a TB10 Winners Prize package will also sent out with any toolkit. This includes a TB10 t-shirt, cap, socks and a pair of sweatbands for the Winner; subsequent prize packages can be purchased with a 15% discount for all registered clubs.


As part of the strategy, Tie Break Tens are encouraging clubs and players to upload their scores to the website. The TB10 PLAY zone will host scores, photos and videos as well as exclusive tips and content from some of the TB10 Ambassadors; including Kyle Edmund and Feliciano Lopez.  TB10 will be awarding participants with fantastic prizes, including signed kit from previous TB10 players Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal.


“I can’t wait to share my tips on how best to approach a TB10 match.” Feliciano Lopez, TB10 Madrid 2017 Finalist, revealed. “Having made the final in Madrid, I have a good idea of the best tactics to succeed in this format! I hope lots of players and new fans will pick up a racket and try this format over the summer.”


“We are delighted to launch TB10 Play this summer – encouraged by the feedback from professional players who love the format and say it’s fun to play, easy to understand and incredibly fast paced’ said Felicity Barnard, CEO of Tie Break Tens.  “Our key aim is to drive participation in tennis through TB10 Play because anyone can play whatever level of tennis they might be”.


For further information TB10 Play or how to set up your own tournament contact: play@tiebreaktens.com or visit www.tiebreaktens.com/tb10play


About Tie Break Tens:


Tie Break Tens is a quick-fire version of tennis that anyone can play. Unlike conventional tennis matches, Tie Break Tens matches are comprised solely of tie breaks – no games, no sets, just exhilarating ten- point breakers in which every point counts.


The Tie Break Tens series sees world-class players going head to head in fast-paced, action-packed knock out tournaments at prestigious venues around the globe for winner-takes-all prizes of $250,000 each. So far, TB10s has visited London, Vienna, Madrid, Melbourne and New York City.


To coincide with the grass-court season, Tie Break Tens has launched their grassroots initiative TB10 Play which will help drive participation levels in tennis by encouraging people to pick up a racket and try out the new format.

For more information, please visit www.tiebreaktens.com  or email us at press@tiebreaktens.com

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