The states’ best juniors will be heading to Canberra for the upcoming Clay Court Nationals 6-11 April 2021. New South Wales has dominated the entry lists with almost a third of all competitors coming from New South Wales. The 14 under Girls have our best representation with NSW having 15 of the 32 players in draw. This is the first National Championships since the December Showdown in 2019. With Covid-19 halting all Australian Ranking Tournaments in 2020, the focus in New South Wales was directed to level based competitive play opportunities and utilising the UTR platform to offer Covid safe play. With the Universal Tennis Rating being the currency for entry acceptance into Australian Ranking Tournaments, the decision to promote UTR’s in 2020 has significantly assisted the NSW playing community.
New South Wales National Development Squad Coach Ben Pyne will be heading to Canberra to support the private coaches and players. “I am really excited to see the #Bluewall and New South Wales tennis represented so strongly in Canberra. Everyone’s excited to be preparing for a National event and to be competing again in a National Championship.”
We wish all NSW competitors the best of luck in Canberra.