Player Support Program

Tennis Victoria’s Player Support Program is a reward and recognition program aimed at supporting highly ranked Victorian junior players aged between 11 and 16 years of age. For 2020, this will be players born in birth years 2004 to 2009 inclusive).

Involvement in the Player Support Program is by invitation only and made initially in late January. Places are offered to Victorian girls and boys based on their birth year and current Australian Ranking (based upon end of December rankings) as outlined below:

  • Top 50 ranked players nationally within each of the eligible birth years
  • Tennis Victoria also partners with the VIS’s five Regional Academies of Sport

The Player Support Program complements a player’s existing weekly training schedule with match play and provides support through sport science, industry education and awareness of the Victorian player pathway. Players learn of many different opportunities that exist for junior players within the state.

The Player Support Program provides all players with targeted support for their needs and supports the private coaching market by providing full duty of care tours to interstate ITF Junior and Nationals tournaments.

2020 Player Support Program benefits include:

  • Six sessions per year, giving the opportunity to network and train with players of a similar age and standard. On the day of each session, athletes are paired into age groups, which are at different times.
  • Expert advice and invaluable knowledge from experienced coaching staff and guest speakers on a range of topics.
  • Match play and training at leading tennis venues across Melbourne.
  • Duty of Care tours to ITF Junior and Nationals tournaments. These tours will provide full tournament support to players to help reduce the financial cost for families whilst encouraging professional competitive habits and independence in players. Please note, players who go on tour will be required to pay for their own accommodation, flights and daily meals etc.
  2008 + 2009 BY time  2006 + 2007 BY time  2004 + 2005 BY time Date Location
Session 1 8:30am-11:00am 11:30am-2:00pm 2:30pm-5:00pm 27 March Notting Hill Pinewood TC
Session 2 8:30am-11:00am 11:30am-2:00pm 2:30pm-5:00pm 17 May Tennis World Albert Reserve
Session 3 8:30am-11:00am 11:30am-2:00pm 2:30pm-5:00pm 21 June Tennis World Albert Reserve
Session 4 8:30am-11:00am 11:30am-2:00pm 2:30pm-5:00pm 23 August Tennis World Albert Reserve
Session 5 8:30am-11:00am 11:30am-2:00pm 2:30pm-5:00pm 18 October Tennis World Albert Reserve
Session 6 8:30am-11:00am 11:30am-2:00pm 2:30pm-5:00pm 22 November Tennis World Albert Reserve

Read the Player Support Program Terms and Conditions.

For all inquiries regarding Tennis Victoria’s Player Support Program, please contact Jessica McCormack on (03) 8420 8420 or email [email protected].