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2022 GOLD COAST JDS TOURNAMENT CIRCUIT 

Welcome Back All! 

We are excited to share with you the dates 2022 Gold Coast JDS Tournament Circuit. 2022 will see the competition continue in grouping players via UTR and reintroducing two-day competitions with the inclusion of doubles.

WHAT IS THE JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT SERIES (JDS) CIRCUIT?

The Junior Development Series (JDS) is a tournament circuit specifically designed for players of a beginner to intermediate level. Each tournament allows players to experience crucial competitive match play and skill development opportunities.

The 2022 JDS Circuit will continue to use the UTR system for all events.  This means that all events will be rating-based play, rather than age group-based play.

For more information regarding UTR, please click here.
How to register for UTR: click here

WHAT IS NEW IN 2022?

  • Continuation of the UTR system for JDS events to allow for level-based competition
  • Inclusion of DOUBLES into two-day (split weekend) competitions
    • In an effort to promote doubles competition, 2022 will see four (4) JDS events split across two weekends (Sundays only) to provide more time and opportunity to compete.
  • Cost of events:  Singles Only – $40.00        Two-Day (inclusion of compulsory doubles) – $50.00
  • All entries via the Tennis Australia Tournaments website

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 17 years or younger as at 31/12/2022
  • Must have Tennis ID Number
  • Must be registered through UTR
  • When entering two-day event, players must commit to both days competition
  • Doubles Compulsory on two day events

MATCH FORMAT

Singles:
Best of Two (2) sets with 3rd set match-tie-breaker (10 points)
Normal Deuce*

*Match format may be shortened for one-day singles only (depending on entries numbers)

Players will be grouped into 8 with a match guarantee of three singles.

Doubles:

TBC

NEED TO WITHDRAW FROM AN EVENT?

If a player cannot play, their parent/guardian must notify the Tournament Director in writing ASAP.

The withdrawal deadline falls 7 days prior to the start of the event. Withdrawals before this deadline will be granted a $35.00 refund.

Players who withdraw after the above deadline but before the release of the draw will be granted a refund $20.00.

Players who withdraw after the release of the draw will not be entitled to a refund, even if a medical certificate can be provided.

 

JDS STATE FINALS TEAM SELECTION

JDS State Finals will be held in Rockhampton on the 15th – 16th of October 2022

Acknowledging that a player’s UTR incorporates all forms of competition outside that of the JDS Series the following criteria has been approved by the GC Regional Assembly for the JDS State Finals Team Selection;

  • Regional Play-Off event will be held on the 11th of September.
  • All players must have played a minimum of JDS events
  • The top 8 highest UTRs per gender and age, as at the last event of the calendar will be invited to play-off in their respective age groups
  • Out of region players will not be eligible for GC regional representation
  • Winner and Runner Up from each age group of the regional finals will be selected to represent the region in Rockhampton in October
  • If players enter the regional finals, they must commit to the JDS State Finals Competition in Rockhampton on the 15-16 October
  • More information to come. 

TOURNAMENT CALENDAR

DATE TYPE VENUE ENTRY CLOSING DATE
6th Feb & 13th Feb Singles & Doubles Beenleigh Tennis Centre Enter HERE 30th January
6th April & 7th April Singles & Doubles KDV Sport Enter HERE 30th March
15th May 14th August Singles Pro-One Tennis Enter HERE 8th May 7th August
29th May & 5th June Singles & Doubles Queens Park Tennis Enter HERE 22nd May
12th June Singles Miami Tennis Club Enter HERE 5th June
24th July & 31st July Singles & Doubles Canterbury Taipans Enter HERE 17th July
28th August Singles Gold Coast Seniors Enter HERE 21st August
11th September Singles JDS Regional Final Play-Off Invitation as per Team GC JDS Selection Criteria TBC

PLAY ETIQUETTE AND BEHAVIOUR

2022 will see the reinstatement of the Gold Coast Regional Behavioural Policy- a code of conduct specifically tailored to the Gold Coast Region’s; Red Ball Tournament Circuit, Orange Ball Tournament Circuit, Green Ball Tournament Circuit, and Junior Development Series, in a bid to create and maintain a positive and inspiring environment for all participants, spectators, officials and administrators across the Gold Coast Region.

The tournament director of each JDS tournament will authorise a representative to enforce this policy.  This person will be introduced to all players and parents prior to the commencement of play and will be onsite at all times throughout the entire tournament to enforce this policy. Enforcement refers to the issuance of warnings and code violations.

In addition, for more information on Tennis Australia’s policies please see below:

Member Protection Policy | Code of Behaviour | Extreme Weather Policy | Matches played without an umpire