Compete     Commit     Respect

Talent Development is a joint program between Tennis Australia and Tennis West. It has been established to identify and develop athletes between the ages of 7 and 12 years old.

Talent Development Competitions:

For more information about the Super 10’s Competition  click the link below.

Super 10’s Competition

Junior Development Team

The Junior Development Team is the entry level program in our performance pathway which is aligned with the NA philosophy.

The objective of the JDT squads is to increase volume while providing world-class information. The squad brings together some of the best 12/under players in Western Australia to train in a focused, high performance environment. The introduction of strength and conditioning will ensure that good training habits, core physical skills and coordination are established at an early age.

The Junior Development Team is aligned with the National Academy values – Compete, Commit & Respect. This alignment enables athletes, parents and private coaches to have a clear understanding of the long-term expectations of the National Academy.

Entry Criteria:

  • Athlete’s Birth Years for 2019 Junior Development Team – 2008 and 2007.
  • Athlete’s Ranking – Athletes rankings will be considered for selection as this shows an athlete’s competitiveness in tournaments.
  • Athlete’s Results – Athletes results across Super 10s competitions and tournaments will be considered
  • Athlete’s Attitude – Attitude will be considered for selections based on the TA values – Compete, Commit and Respect. Athletes may be selected on attitude alone to add value to the training environment.
  • Good Standing – Parents and athletes must be in good standing with Tennis West and Tennis Australia in order to be considered.
  • Athlete’s Developmental Plan – Athletes must be working with a private coach outside of the squads for a minimum of 90 minutes per week.

Click here for the Talent Development Excellence Contract


Talent Development Camps

Talent Development Camps are held throughout the calendar year. These camps are generally one day camps that enable some of the better players to train together under the guidance of coaches that are experts in the field. Camps are by invite only. The complete Camp calendar will be listed here in early February 2019.