What are International Tours?
The International Tours Program provides junior athletes under the age of 18 with an opportunity to compete internationally against the world’s best athletes. These tours are designed to enhance athletes’ development in their pursuit of a career on the ATP/WTA tour.
Who are the coaches?
We align National Coaches with the athletes they are directly accountable for. This ensures that the athlete has a consistent coaching mentor while competing overseas.
How can I be selected for an International Tour?
All athletes are required to satisfy the following requirements to be eligible for an International Tour. Athletes must:
- meet the minimum fitness standards defined by Tennis Australia and maintain these while competing internationally
- maintain excellent behavior throughout the tour. Athletes will be disciplined for inappropriate behaviour
- satisfy the Tennis Australia Education Policy
- meet ITF citizenship requirements.
Athletes should also be aware of, understand and comply with the:
The National Selector Committee, on advice from Tennis Australia or a Member Association, may declare a player to be “not in good standing” and thus be regarded as ineligible for selection. Such reasons may vary from a breach in their NA Athlete Agreement or failure to pay previous NA or tour fees.
In considering the criteria for selection, the selectors may in their discretion give weight to “extenuating circumstances”. Extenuating circumstances may include, but are not limited to, injury or personal bereavement.