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

Talent Development Squad

The National Academy (NA) is Tennis Australia’s high performance environment that offers a comprehensive tennis training program to allow athletes to reach their full potential, with the ultimate vision of producing Grand Slam Champions.

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

The goal of the Talent Development Squad is to increase the quality and quantity of 12/under players in Western Australia. This is achieved primarily through building strong relationships with the athletes and their private coach. The objective of the squad is to increase volume while providing world-class information. The squad brings together 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 Talent Development Squad 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:

  • Athletes Age – 9th to 12th birth year
  • Athletes Ranking – Athletes rankings will be considered for selection as this shows an athlete’s competitiveness in tournaments
  • Athletes 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.
  • Athletes 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

Information coming soon