Coaching During Tournaments

(Updated as of May 2018)

  1. BBTA will send our main coaching team to most, if not all, local tournaments, plus the major tournaments(ie. JIT, Junior National). Full tuition is still required during tournament months per BBTA’s regular fee schedule. For all local tournaments the coaching fee is capped at $50/player. For tournaments outside of the Bay Area, but within California, the coaching fee is capped at $100/player. For any out of state, within U.S. tournaments, the coaching fee is capped at $150/player.  This fee is calculated by BBTA based upon the total expense for coaches and is not included into the monthly tuition. Should the coaching fee exceed the cap for any tournaments, BBC will pay for the remaining expenses. The coaching fee is mandatory.
  2. Should the major junior tournament be hosted locally, there will not be a charge for coaches’ travel expenses. There will still, however, be the Coaching Fee.
  3. Every BBTA student is important to us, no matter what level the child is in. BBTA will coach each child as we see fit. Parents should not interfere with BBTA’s tournament coaching arrangement during the tournament. Please bring any concerns up only after the tournament has concluded.
  4. In Singles tournament coaching, BBTA will not be coaching the game if both players represent BBTA. Parents are allowed to coach; however, this is also a good time to train our players for independent tournament play.
  5. In Doubles or Mixed tournament coaching, BBTA will be coaching the team with two BBTA players should the game involve three BBTA students. Parents are allowed to coach.
  6. BBTA Coaches must focus on the main draw first before consolation games. Coaches will use their best judgment to arrange tournament coaching based on the needs of the players.
  7. Parents must not interrupt the coach during a tournament game. Any questions/concerns should be brought up with the coach before/after the match.