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. 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.
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 [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
Junior Tournaments Australian Ranking
Junior Tournaments (JT) provide a clear competitive pathway for aspiring tennis players. The JT tournaments offer Australian Ranking points across 4 levels, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze.
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.
To enter a Junior Tour event, click here for the Tournament Calendar and search under the Australian Ranking tab.
The four levels of Junior Tour tournaments are as follows:
Platinum Series (National Junior Championships)
Each year Tennis Australia conducts National Junior Championships to assist the development of high performance athletes. The tournaments are the pinnacle in competition for players and provide maximum Australian Ranking points in each age group.
Gold JT events award the highest level of points at the State level, with players reaching the final eight playing out of positions 1-8.
Silver JT events are mid level events, suitable to experienced tournament players.
Bronze JT events are recommended for athletes starting out on the Australian Ranking system.
NSW State Team Championships
NSW State Teams Championships are two day invitational tournaments for the top juniors in the 10/Under, 12/Under and 14/Under age groups across each region in NSW.
State Teams Championships resemble Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties, providing the benefit of on court managers and the opportunity to compete in a team environment.
The Championships use a round robin format with play offs for each team in the finals round to decide final standings.
NSW State Teams Event Guides