What is the Junior Tour?
The Junior Tour (JT) is an umbrella tour that provides a clear competitive pathway for aspiring tennis players. The JT tournaments offer Australian Ranking points across 5 levels, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and White.
These tournaments offer points across the 12/u, 14/u and 16/u age groups, with select tournaments also offering points in the 18/u age group. In total, 225 tournaments across Australia will make up the Junior Tour in 2016, giving all juniors the opportunity to obtain an Australian Ranking.
Types of JTs
The five levels of Junior Tour tournaments are as follows:
JT Platinum Series (National Junior Championships)
Each year Tennis Australia conducts National Junior Championships to assist the development of our high performance athletes. These tournaments are the pinnacle in competition for tennis athletes, and provide maximum Australian Ranking points in each age level. In 2016, the National Junior Championships will be played in Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra.
JT Gold Series
Across the Australian states in 2016 are a total of 38 tournaments that offer the highest amount of points outside the National Junior Championships. These are grouped as the JT Gold Series and are historically the major junior championships in each state.
JT Silver Series
Across the Australian states and territories in 2016 are a total of 43 tournaments that offer the third highest amount of points on the Junior Tour. These are grouped as the JT Silver Series.
JT Bronze Series
Across the Australian states and territories in 2016 are a total of 53 tournaments that offer the fourth highest amount of points on the Junior Tour. These are grouped as the JT Bronze Series.
JT White Series
Across the Australian states and territories in 2016 are a total of 64 tournaments that offer the lowest amount of points on the Junior Tour. These are grouped as the JT White Series.