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Sunshine Coast JDS Series – Your stepping stone (or pathway) from fixtures to tournaments.

WELCOME BACK PLAYERS!

Our 2021 calendar is now online here.

It has been a trying 2020 due to COVID however we are now back and playing again in 2021.

Please find below all the information that you require for upcoming Tournaments within the Sunshine Coast Region for 2021. you need to know about Tournaments for 2021.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: As the Current AR Calendar is only being released in 3 month blocks, the Sunshine Coast Region will also be only publishing 3 months a per below. As we have more information this page is be updated accordingly.

Queensland has been working hard to keep everyone safe and COVID free, and we are already being rewarded with return to competitions.

Understandably, we continue to navigate through physical distancing, venue capacity and border restrictions; however, we have an opportunity to offer clubs an event that will provide quality matches for our players in the current environment.

2021 JUNIOR TEAMS CARNIVAL

The 2021 Junior Teams Carnival dates are yet to be confirmed.

To be eligible for selection, players MUST have played a minimum of 4 events within the region. This could include a combination of JDS, JT and AMT Tournaments throughout the year.

2021 JDS State Finals Rockhampton

The 2021 State Finals have been confirmed for 16th and 17th October.

To be eligible to for selection for the team you must have played a minimum of 4 JDS within the series, 2 of which to be within your nominated age group reside within the Region. The top points scorer will be automatically selected for the team while the second player per age group will chosen from the play off event on 18th September.

What’s in it for our players to play the JDS in 2021?
• The Sunshine Coast Regional Assembly has taken the decision to make the Junior Development Series equal, open and inviting by adopting the UTR rating system as part of it this year.
• Tennis Australia has partnered with Universal Tennis, the company behind the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR), to bring you a global tennis rating system at events across Australia.
• This would allow our players to understand their level and performance better.
• UTR system is an ability based system

I strongly recommend all parents and players to click on the link https://www.myutr.com/education to know more about the UTR. The link has a range of resources, from free live webinars, videos and how-to guides, learn how UTR can help you step up your game.

*ALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE A TENNIS AUSTRALIA TOURNAMENT ID NUMBER TO PLAY IN THESE EVENTS. 

Player Guide and Pathway Link – Important Information
All players must ‘Activate your Profile’ – Please note that if you have an Australian Ranking or have your details entered on the League Manager software (a software used by clubs to run fixtures) you will already have a UTR
• Step by Step Guide to Activate your Profile https://support.myutr.com/en/support/solutions/articles/9000151889-claiming-a-player-profile-when-signing-up-for-utr

Follow the Tennis Sunshine Coast Facebook Page for updates and further information

PLAYER ETIQUETTE AND BEHAVIOR 2021:
A reminder that the Sunshine Coast Region does not tolerate inappropriate behavior on or off the court. The JDS Series currently has a demerit system in place should behavior fall below the required standards. The below link has a further explanation and how the violation points are allocated.

Circuit-Violation-Points-Public

2021 Event Dates

 Dates: Host Venue: More Information*:
February 13th and 14th Caloundra- Sunshine Coast Regional Tennis EVENT COMPLETE
 March 14th Kingaroy and District Tennis Association ENTRIES NOW OPEN
April 17th and 18th Kawana Tennis Club ENTRIES NOW OPEN
May 8th and 9th Nambour and District Tennis Asssociation ENTRIES NOW OPEN
May 29th Gympie and District Tennis Association ENTRIES NOW OPEN
June 19th and 20th Caboolture and District Tennis Association ENTRIES NOW OPEN
July 24th and 25th Tewantin Tennis Club ENTRIES OPEN SOON
August 14th and 15th Mooloolaba Tennis Club ENTRIES OPEN SOON
September 5th and 6th Noosa Tennis Club ENTRIES OPEN SOON

Regional Playoff event for JDS finals: Saturday 18th September

Cost for JDS events 2021:
All age group events: $43.00
Coloured Ball events $25.00

All entries are to be completed online via the link above with the exception of Orange Ball which now has the option to register with the coach as a team entry