JUNIOR PATHWAYS SERIES
Please note the Melbourne Junior Pathways Series is now complete for 2019. However, we are running this pathway series for another year from March 2020.
Introducing the Melbourne Junior Pathways Series. Helping young tennis players easily transition into tournament play.
The Pathway Series gives young players a variety of match experience to prepare them for junior ranking tournaments. Competing tennis players should be between the ages of 9 and 15.
Competitors will play multiple round-robin matches and gain valuable match play experience. The final event of each series will be an knockout tournament to mirror how a Junior Tournament (JT) is conducted. Finally, entry for each event is $30.
How does it work?
Tournaments are played on a Saturday afternoon and run at Melbourne Park or Hume Community Tennis Centre. There are four series and each consist of five event days: four round robin events and one final.
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)
What makes Junior Pathways Series unique
- Flexibility. Each tournament sits as its own entity to allow players to enter
- Tournament Experience under real tournament conditions. Educating parents and players on transitioning into Australian ranking points tournaments such as JT and AMTs
- Played on a Saturday afternoon, offering an addition or alternative to morning district competitions
- Points are used to decide seedings for Elimination Final of each of the four series
- Three singles matches in each series depending on draw size
- Round Robin & elimination tournament experience
- Run by Tennis Australia recognised Tournament Directors
- Learn to navigate the Tennis Australia tournament site and get My Tennis ID number to enter majority of tournaments around Australia
1: Australian Open Series (COMING SOON)
2: French Open Series (COMING SOON)
3: Wimbledon Series (COMING SOON)
4: US Open Series (COMING SOON)