What is Junior Tournaments?
Junior Tournaments (JT) is an umbrella tour that provides 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. In total, 225 tournaments across Australia make up Junior Tournaments in 2017, giving all juniors the opportunity to obtain an Australian Ranking.
Types of JTs
The four levels of Junior Tournaments are as follows:
JT Platinum Series (National Junior Championships)
Each year Tennis Australia conducts National Junior Championships to assist the development of our high performance athletes. These tournaments are the pinnacle in competition for tennis athletes, and provide maximum Australian Ranking points in each age level. In 2017, the National Junior Championships will be played in Melbourne, Adelaide (Berri) and Canberra.
JT Gold Series
Across the Australian states in 2017 are a total of 38 tournaments that offer the highest amount of points outside the National Junior Championships. These are grouped as the JT Gold Series and are historically the major junior championships in each state.
JT Silver Series
Across the Australian states and territories in 2017 are a total of 43 tournaments that offer the third highest amount of points in Junior Tournaments. These are grouped as the JT Silver Series.
JT Bronze Series
Across the Australian states and territories in 2017 are a total of 53 tournaments that offer the fourth highest amount of points in Junior Tournaments. These are grouped as the JT Bronze Series.