Tennis Australia would like to inform all players, parents and coaches that the tournament structure of the very popular Junior Tournaments has been updated since 1 January 2019. Below is a list of the major changes being implemented across Australia.
Main draw positional play-offs (3rd to 8th)
All Junior Tournaments will now feature an additional match for the losing semi-finalists in the main draw, which is a playoff match to determine 3rd place. The points table will be updated to reflect the additional points that can be earned by winning this playoff match.
All Junior Tournament Platinum and Gold tournaments feature play-off matches for the losing quarter-finalists in the main draw to determine positions 5 to 8 in the 12/u, 14/u and 16/u age groups only. The 18/u age group will only feature the playoff for 3rd and 4th.
Mandatory online entry and My Tennis membership numbers
To assist all staff and volunteers to effectively manage their tournaments, it is now mandatory for all players to enter all Australian Ranking events via the online entry system (no exceptions).
The online system only allows players who have a valid My Tennis membership number to enter tournaments. These are 11-digit numbers that start with 61. If you do not have your number, please contact your club or member association. If you are not a member of a club, register for a My Tennis number now by contacting the Tennis Australia Customer Support Team on [email protected] or calling 1800 PLAYTENNIS.
Entry closing dates
All Junior Tournaments will close their entries either 10 or 14 days prior to the start of the qualifying event and will not extend their entry closing dates. Players, parents and coaches will need to be switched on to avoid disappointment. Refer to the tournament page for the specific entry deadline for that tournament.
Once the tournament entries have closed, each tournament will compile an acceptance list, showing the list of players that have been accepted directly into the main draw and the list of players that are required to compete in the qualifying event. There will be a withdrawal deadline (7 days prior to the start), so players will need to keep an eye on the acceptance list as it will be constantly update.
Questions, regulations and feedback
Tennis Australia has produced a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to help explain some questions you might have.
The 2019 Australian Ranking Tournament Regulations and updated Australian Ranking points tables and regulations are now available for you to view,
Any questions or feedback can be sent via email: