There are dozens of junior tournaments played across Australia each year, which are categorised as follows:
- Non- ranking points tournaments (Junior Development Series)
- Ranking points tournaments (Junior Tour)
- Junior ITF tournaments (ITF Juniors)
- December Showdown
- School Championships (Bruce Cup for Primary Schools & Pizzey Cup for Secondary Schools)
Junior Development Series
The Junior Development Series is a group of tournaments managed by each state tennis association for beginner to intermediate players. Australian Ranking Points are not on offer at these events.
The Junior Tour (JT) is an umbrella tour that offers Australian Ranking Points and a clear competitive pathway for aspiring players.
The ITF Junior Circuit consists of more than 300 tournaments in over 100 countries tournaments. These tournaments for players aged between 13 and 18 give young players world-class competition and the chance to earn ITF Junior World Ranking points.
Each December the country’s best players assemble at Melbourne Park for the December Showdown where Nationals in each age group are contested.
Australian Money Tournaments
These semi-professional tournaments act as a stepping stone to the Australian Pro Tour and offer both prize money and Australian Ranking Points.
The Bruce Cup is a prestigious national schools tennis championships open to girls and boys aged 12/u.
The Pizzey Cup is a national tennis competition for both male and female secondary school students aged 18 and under.
Junior club tournaments
Clubs around Australia run tournaments for their members or players in their region. These tournaments may not have rankings points or prize money but provide great competition.
Junior tennis leagues
Would you like to play regularly against other players who are a similar age and ability to you? If so, why not enter a junior tennis league? Contact your local club to find out more.