3 July 2024 | Tennis Victoria

Australia’s most promising young athletes representing all states and territories, as well as teams from New Zealand and Pacific Oceania, competed at KDV Sports for the Sproule Stephens Trophy and Mary Hawton Trophy.

Concluding a very successful 2024 Junior Nationals Teams event, Victoria claimed two titles taking the 13/u and 15/u Boys’ titles.

Tournament Director Francis Soyer said competitions like the Australian Teams Championships are an important opportunity for junior players early on in their career to gain match experience and build respect, trust and collaboration.

“These national events not only foster a competitive spirit but also significantly enhance camaraderie and support amongst players and teammates,” Soyer said.

“Many of our pro tennis players today gained experience at this very event including the likes of Australia’s top men who are currently preparing for Wimbledon like Jordan Thompson, as well as former world No.1 Ash Barty. This really highlights the importance of tournaments like these in developing the next generation of tennis champions.”

The tournament is one of four Australian Junior Nationals events held annually, which take place on each of the Grand Slam surfaces – clay, grass and hard court.

Victorian results Boys’ Girls
11/u Sixth Fourth
13/u Champions Fourth
15/u Champions Third


Victoria has gone back-to-back in the 15-and-under boys’ event with an outstanding week, defeating New South Wales 2-0 in the final.

The team of Lachlan King, Ymerali Ibraimi and Nikolas Baker went through the entire event without losing any of their singles matches.


Victoria has gone back-to-back in the 13-and-under boys’ event, dropping just one match on their way to winning the 2024 title.

The team of Darren Lew, Raphael Savelli and Jonathan Zhang claim championship for Victoria’s third Sproule Stephens Trophy since 2017.

For the second consecutive year, Victoria has secured the 13-and-under boys’ title at the Australian Teams Championships event with a win over South Australia in the final.