General Membership Programs

JUNIOR PATHWAYS SERIES

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Introducing the Melbourne Junior Tennis Pathways Series. Helping young tennis players easily transition into junior tournament play.

The aim of this program is to give developing players a wide variety of match experience and prepare them for national junior ranking tournament.

If your child is wanting to start competing at tournaments, then the Pathways Series is for them. This series is for tennis players between the ages of 9 and 15 and players are grouped based on age and gender. They will play multiple round-robin matches gaining valuable junior match play experience. The final event of each series will be an elimination tournament (with consolation) to mimic how a Junior Tournament (JT) is conducted.

Entry for each event is $30 or a season pass can be purchased for the 10 tournaments for $250. Please note: Season Passes are exclusive to each venue.

How does it work?

Tournaments will be played on a Saturday afternoon and consist of 20 tournaments broken into four series:

  • Australian Series: 4 Round Robin and one Elimination Tournament
  • French Series: 4 Round Robin and one Elimination Tournament
  • Wimbledon Series: 4 Round Robin and one Elimination Tournament
  • S Series: 4 Round Robin and one Elimination Tournament

Each tournament will consist of eight events over four age levels:

  • U/9 singles Boys and Girls Singles (Green Ball)
  • U/11 singles Boys and Girls Singles (Yellow Ball)
  • U/13 singles Boys and Girls Singles (Yellow Ball)
  • U/15 singles Boys and Girls Singles (Yellow Ball)

Tournaments will be played every two weeks, alternatively at Melbourne Park and Hume Tennis and Community Centre. (Full schedule below)

What makes MJTPS so unique:

  • Unlimited tournament play
  • Each tournament sits as its own entity
  • Points are used to decide seedings in Series Final events
  • Three singles matches in each series
  • Elimination tournament experience
  • Run by Tennis Australia recognised Tournament Directors
  • Learn to navigate the Tennis Australia tournament site
  • Learn to search and enter tournaments on the Tennis Australia Tournaments site
  • Meet other parents of junior players
  • Great prices to be won. For example, Australian Open accreditation, Australian Open Tour during Australian Open and more
  • Dates chosen so as not to clash with association competition
  • Played on a Saturday afternoon, offering an alternative to morning competitions

IMPORTANT and REMEMBER: Tournament entry require a player to have a Tennis Australia ID Number – this ID number can be obtained by calling 1300 PLAY TENNIS.

Once you have a Tennis Australia ID Number entries can be made by clicking to on one of the tournaments below.

SERIES 1: Australian Open

  • FINAL: April 13 – Tennis World Melbourne Park
  • Enter here

 

SERIES 2: French Open

 

SERIES 3: Wimbledon

  • FINAL: August 31 – Tennis World Melbourne Park
  • Enter here

 

SERIES 4: US Open Series 

  • September 7 – Hume Tennis Centre
  • Enter here
  • October 12 – Hume Tennis Centre
  • Enter here
  • October 26 – Tennis World Melbourne Park
  • Enter here
  • November 16 – Tennis World Melbourne Park
  • Enter here