In 2024, the Australian Junior Tour will comprise more than 250 Tennis Australia-endorsed tournaments. These tournaments will be held all across the country and provide junior players with opportunities to compete for Junior Tour points throughout the year for the end-of-season Junior Tour Year End Finals as well as their respective State Year End Finals.

 

AGE CATEGORIES

The qualifying age categories for the Junior Tour tournaments and the Junior Tour Year End Finals will be 12U, 14U & 16U.

TOURNAMENT CATEGORIES

The following events currently in the competitive play calendar will be designated as Australian Junior Tour tournaments and will carry the following points designations to assist players, parents and coaches determine the number of points available to the winner of these respective tournaments . This is consistent with the naming conventions found within the ATP and WTA tours.

National 1000: 1000 points

Signature 500: 500 points

Premier 250: 250 points

Junior Series 125: 125 points

 

AGE QUALIFICATION – JUNIOR TOUR TOURNAMENTS

A player’s competition age category and his/her eligibility to participate in the Junior Tour will be based on the player’s age as of the last day of the month of the respective Junior Tour tournament.

 

AGE QUALIFICATION – 2024 JUNIOR TOUR YEAR END FINALS

A player’s competition age category and his/her eligibility to participate in the 2024 Junior Tour Year End Finals will be based on the player’s age on 31 December 2024.

All players should take note of what age category they are eligible to compete in at the National & State Year End Finals.

YEAR BORN JUNIOR TOUR YEAR END FINALS AGE CATEGORY
2014* U12
2013 U12
2012 U12
2011 U14
2010 U14
2009 U16
2008 U16

*Players under the age of 10 shall not be eligible for entry into the Junior Tour Year End Finals. The player’s age as of the first day of the event Main Draw shall be used.

 

QUALIFYING PERIOD

The points qualification period for the Junior Tour Year End Finals will be from 1 December 2023 to 13 October 2024.

 

ENTRIES & SEEDING – JUNIOR TOUR TOURNAMENTS

Entries and seeding into all TA Endorsed Junior Tour tournaments will be based on a player’s most recently available UTR Rating at the close of entries and/or at the time of seeding.

 

JUNIOR TOUR TOURNAMENTS – POINTS ALLOCATION

A player’s best 8 results in Singles & Doubles will count towards the player’s Points Race total.

Singles: Best eight (8) results can be calculated from events contested in the players’ Year End Finals age category. If applicable, a player can have results from a maximum of three (3) other events outside of the player’s Year End Finals age category.

Doubles: Best eight (8) results can be calculated from events contested in the player’s Year End Finals age category. If applicable, a player can have results from a maximum of three (3) other events outside of the player’s Year End Finals age category.

Example: A player who ages out of 12U into the 14U age category through the year will be permitted to use a maximum of 3 results from outside their Year End Finals eligible age category of 14U.

 

JUNIOR TOUR YEAR END FINALS – RACE POINTS PUBLICATION

The Points Race Leader Board will be published monthly on the 8th day of each month starting on 8 January 2024 unless the 8th day of the month falls on a weekend whereby it will be published the following Monday.

All players will be displayed in the Points Race Leader Board for which they are eligible to participate e.g. a player eligible to compete in the 14U Year End Finals will be displayed in the 14U Leader Board from the outset of the year.

AGE CATEGORY LEADER BOARD (Published 8 May) YEAR END FINALS ACCEPTANCE*
U12 Girls
Boys
Girls
Boys
U14 Girls
Boys
Girls
Boys
U16 Girls
Boys
Girls
Boys

*Final acceptance will not be confirmed or published until 15 October 2024.

 

JUNIOR TOUR TOURNAMENTS – DRAW SIZES, TYPES & FORMATS
 
SINGLES
Draw Size (max) 32 32* 32* 32
Draw Type Monrad Monrad

Round Robin

Monrad

Round Robin

Single Elimination

Monrad

Round Robin

Single Elimination

Scoring Format BO3 BO3 BO3

BO2

BO2

BO3

3SS

2SS

DOUBLES
Draw Size (max) 16 16 16 32
Draw Type Single Elimination Single Elimination

Round Robin

Single Elimination

Round Robin

Single Elimination

Round Robin

Scoring Format BO2 BO2 BO2 BO2

3SS

2SS

*A draw extension can be granted by Tennis Australia if entries marginally exceed the originally advertised draw size and all players are within the recommended UTR Rating.

 

POINTS ALLOCATION

Junior Tour points will be on offer for 12U, 14U and 16U age groups at all TA endorsed National 1000, Signature 500, Premier 250 and Junior Series 125 events.

Players eligible for the Australian Junior Tour Year End Finals or State Year End Finals will receive Junior Series points from the 18u Rating & Gender or All Gender Rating tournament types. These points will count to either age category in the player best 8 results calculation.

The following Australian Competitive Play Junior endorsed tournaments do not attract points for the Australian Junior Tour Year End Finals or State Year End Finals:

  • Australian Junior Tour Year End Finals
  • Australian Junior Tour State Year End Finals
  • 11U, 13U & 15U Australian Teams Championships
  • Signature Series (Closed)
  • Invitational Events (e.g. Rafa Nadal Tour Masters; Elite 14U Trophy etc.)
  • Junior Development Series
  • Community Series

 

JUNIOR TOUR TOURNAMENTS – AGEING OUT EXCEPTIONS

Players who collect points from the 14s Nationals and age out ahead of the end-of-season Year End Finals will not be permitted to carry over the points accrued at these events to go towards their final points race total.

 

JUNIOR TOUR YEAR END FINALS – DRAW SIZES & ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

Acceptance to the Junior Tour Year End Finals will be a blended draw with qualifying players taken from the following criteria and in the following order:

12U & 14U

Stage 1 (Qualifying draw)

  • Top 24 points qualifiers from their respective age categories

Stage 2 (Main Draw)

  • Top 10 players based on their UTR Ratings in their respective age categories
  • 6 qualifying players from stage 1

16U

Stage 1 (Qualifying draw)

  • Top 16 points qualifiers

Stage 2 (Main Draw)

  • Top 20 players based on their UTR Ratings
  • 4 qualifying players from stage 1

Final leader boards and acceptances will be confirmed and published on 15 October 2024.

 

JUNIOR TOUR – STATE YEAR END FINALS 2024

Points and the road to qualification for the Junior Tour – State Year End Finals proposed in each State will be taken from points accumulated across the season from all identified Junior Tour tournaments.

STATE DATES
ACT + NSW (combined) 13-17 December
Northern Territory TBC
Queensland 19-23 December
South Australia 16-19 December
Tasmania 14-16 December
Victoria 14-17 December
Western Australia 17-20 December

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