Junior Development Series
WHAT IS THE JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT SERIES?
The Junior Development Series is a group of round-robin tournaments conducted around NSW for beginner to intermediate players. The JDS is a great introduction to tournament play for juniors who are developing their tennis skills.
The series culminates in a Champion of Champions tournament in each region, followed by the JDS State Final Representative event.
WHO ARE THESE TOURNAMENTS FOR?
The JDS sits under the Junior Tour (JT) in the Tournament Pathway and is designed to give players their first taste of what competitive tennis involves by playing multiple tournaments throughout the year.
To be eligible for a certain age group, no matter what age a player currently is, the cut-off date is the age a player is, as at the 31st December, 2019.
The age a player is as at the 31st December 2019. DOB cut off is as follows:
- 8 & Under (8/U) – Born 31/12/2010 and later
- 10 & Under (10/U) – Born 31/12/2008 and later
- 12 & Under (12/U) – Born 31/12/2006 and later
- 14 & Under (14/U) – Born 31/12/2004 and later
- 16 & Under (16/U) – Born 31/12/2002 and later
- 21 & Under (21/U) – Born 31/12/1997 and later*
*please check with your region as to whether they offer the 21/U age group.
- EXAMPLE: If your daughter turns 9 years old on the 10th December, 2019, can they participate in the 8/U Events?
ANSWER: As your daughter turns 9 years of age before the 31st December, 2019, they will be ineligible to participate in the 8/U Events and must compete in the 10/U Events.
- EXAMPLE: My son turns 13 on the 5th May, 2019. Which age-group are they eligible for?
ANSWER: Your son will be eligible to play the 14/U Events, as they will be 13 years of age at the eligibility date, which is 31st December 2019.
CAN I GET AR RANKING POINTS AT JDS ROUND ROBINS?
The JDS round robins do not offer Australian Ranking Points.
HOW DO I ENTER?
All players entering tournaments require a Tennis Australia member ID number.
Please contact Tennis Australia Service Team 1800 752 983 or email pla[email protected]
Tennis NSW cannot assist with member ID enquiries.
Please click here to view each regions JDS page for their individual calendar and rules:
Click here for the 2019 NSW Tournament calendar, including all JDS events.
Click here for the 2019 NSW JDS Rules and Regulations