April 15-16, 2024     4A-5A-6A
April 17-18, 2024     1A-2A-3A

Waco Regional Tennis Center (WRTC)
900 Lake Shore Drive, Waco 76708

ALL Teams and Fans to enter through the designated gate. 
Please do not enter the facility through the pro shop / fitness facility.

TAPPS Tennis Director: Kevin Foster

Tournament Fee
There will be a $40 per player entry fee for the State Tournament.
Make checks payable to TAPPS and pay at the check-in table upon arrival.

Tennis Balls
Balls will be provided by TAPPS.

Team Tent Areas

  • Team tent and player areas will only be allowed inside the fence on the outer perimeter of the courts (noted on the facility map link above). This will be strictly enforced to ensure social distancing between the courts for those watching the matches.

  • No hammocks are allowed in the facility.
  • Bring a Water Jug…Stay Hydrated!
    Water will be available to refill your jug.
    Ice will not be provided by the host facility or TAPPS

Seeding and Draws
First: Top seed is based on previous years State winners; EXCEPT when the player/team is beaten in this year’s District match…

  • Second: Seeds are based on district winners; therefore, SEEDS are IN MOST CASES the district winners!
  • Third: Information sent in by coaches – consideration will be given to the district winners that have head-to-head wins over other district winners or USTA seeding information that warrant’s seeding.
  • Fourth: If the top district  winners were not in the State Tournament last year AND no seeding is turned in by the coach – the TOP DISTRICT WINNERS will be “drawn out of a hat” for their placement. In most cases each bracket will have a player/team from a different district.

IF you see a mistake PLEASE email us at [email protected] – ONCE AGAIN – it is important that you check the draws before you leave for the tournament.

Mixed Doubles
We plan on hosting a mixed doubles format for the championships

Scoring and Format

  • For 1st and 2nd round matches we will play two full sets and a Super Tie-breaker (first to 10 points x 2+) for the third.
  • 1st and 2nd round matches will be played with NO AD Scoring unless amended by the tournament directors
  • Single elimination bracket format
  • All SEMI and FINAL MATCHES we will be playing AD Scoring for two full sets and a Super Tie-breaker (first to 10 points x 2+) for the third.2 out of 3 sets. 
  • Scoring may be adjusted due to weather as determined by the Tournament Director and TAPPS.

Upon arrival at the facility Check-in and pay fees and sign coach acknowledgement;

PLEASE have your players check their match numbers for each round;

  • Be sure players report to the FIRST ROUND match 30 minutes prior to starting time. 
  • In the event of rain, check TAPPS Twitter (@TAPPSbiz) for updates;
  • Coaching – a maximum of two coaches per school are to be designated and identified by wristbands. These coaches must be listed on the registration form submitted at check in;
  • Allowed to coach during the 90 second changeovers and at the end of the odd numbered sets (3-5-7-9-etc). 
  • Coaches are encouraged to work out simple problems that are generally covered by the “etiquette” of the game and the principles of good sportsmanship.

Sportsmanship – all players, teams, coaches and fans shall exhibit good sportsmanship and proper tennis etiquette. Specific care should be given to improper cheering and “razzing” of players or tournament officials. 

  • Negative Player, Coach and/or Fan behavior may result in removal from the tournament site. 
  • USTA Certified Officials will officiate the tournament,
  • Playing rules of the USTA shall prevail, with exceptions noted in TAPPS By-Laws.


Dress Code:
All participants are to wear appropriate clothing as described in Section 183.XV.
The school is responsible for enforcing the TAPPS dress code.
NOTE: Schools are subject to sanction for players in violation of Dress Code!

Schedule of Play
We are using the match number system, be sure to find your match number on the draw. The match numbers will be located between your name and your opponents.

ALL players should check their match numbers for each round. We will do our best to put on matches in order of match numbers! Players must know their match number when they check in at the tournament desk! Here is the basic match number timeline.  All times are APPROXIMATE and are subject to adjustment by the tournament director.

(Day 1)

1-20 8:00 am
21-40 9:15 am
41-60 10:30 am
61-80 11:45 am
81-100 1:00 pm
101-120 2:30 pm
121-144 4:00 pm
MD 1st Round 5:30 pm

Day 2
145-180 – On Draw


(Day 1)

1-20 8:00 am
21-40 9:15 am
41-60 10:30 am
61-80 11:45 am
81-100 1:00 pm
101-120 2:30 pm
121-144 4:00 pm

Day 2

MD On Draw
145-180 On Draw

Substitutions: Substitutions are only allowed as described in Section 183.XII of the TAPPS Tennis Rules. Questions regarding substitutions should be directed to [email protected].

TAPPS Memorabilia:

TeamIP will be onsite with official TAPPS merchandise.