GOLD COAST Region Tournament Calendar
GOLD COAST Junior Development Series
The Gold Coast Circuit of the Junior Development Series is an important program in the player development pathway. Coordinated by Tennis Gold Coast in conjunction with the Gold Coast Regional Assembly, the series features nine tournaments stretching from Burleigh Heads to Beenleigh.
The Gold Coast Circuit hosts a Green Ball Challenge within the Series which utilises a 75% compression ball to maximise rally length, court craft, swing patterns and increase fun. All players receive a certificate of participation.
Key Features of the 2019 JDS Circuit:
AGE DIVISIONS: 10&U Green Ball Challenge + 11/U, 13/U, 15/U & 16+Open (age eligibility is at 31/12/19).
NEW 16+Open Event with prize money! Event entries must exceed seven (7) for prize money to be applicable.
ENTRY COSTS $40 per player, per tournament, and includes entry into singles and doubles event in the selected age group.
THE GOLD COAST REGIONAL BEHAVIOUR POLICY: https://www.tennis.com.au/qld/files/2019/01/GC-Regional-Behaviour-Policy.pdf
This policy has been specifically created to be applicable at our Junior Tournament Circuits within the Gold Coast Region, in a bid to achieve our vision of a positive and inspiring environment for everyone involved. Each tournament will have a specific representative who will be accountable for enforcing this policy.
GREEN BALL CHALLENGE players will accumulate points in the BOLT TO BRISBANE point race, with the series finals to be held in Brisbane on Saturday, October 12th.
JDS YELLOW BALL players will accumulate points in the ROAD TO ROCKY, with the JDS State finals to be held in Rockampton on October 19th & 20th.
More information surrounding the 2019 Gold Coast JDS circuit can be found at: https://www.tennis.com.au/qld/regions/gold-coast/junior-development-series
What is the Junior Development Series?
The Junior Development Series (JDS) is a group of tournaments for beginner to intermediate players. These tournaments are conducted around Australia.
Who are these tournaments for?
The JDS is designed to give players their first experience in playing a series of tournaments throughout the year.
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GOLD COAST Red & Orange ball Tournament Circuits
Gold Coast are welcoming a new tournament product offering aimed at Red and Orange Ball Hot Shots players. The Gold Coast Red Ball Tournament Circuit (RTC) and Orange Ball Tournament Circuit (OTC) will aim to nurture players first tournament experience, and educate parents who are new to the game or are here the third time round, and unaware of the culture and behavior the Gold Coast are looking to cultivate at the bottom to impact the future of the sport.
The key point of difference about this tournament circuit is that it is player competency based to participate, and value based behaviors we will be emphasised and rewarded more prominently then winning. It is hoped that the success of both these tournaments will form the base of our player development pathway and see skilled players begin to progress through each stage of the pathway.
Players will be asked to have their coach sign off on a competency document saying they meet the standards of a Hot Shots Red Ball 3 and Orange Ball 2 to play. This document need only be returned once before a players first entry into the circuit and only performed again if they intend to move from Red to Orange. I have attached these document for reference and distribution to your players. The document will need to be returned before the event to either the Gold Coast Regional Assembly or myself. Players who enter and do not return this form will not be allowed to participate.
Orange ball ANZ Tennis Hot Shots events will be up to 10 years old as at the day of the tournament.
Enter online at tournaments.tennis.com.au
Event information for the tournament circuit can be found at :-https://www.tennis.com.au/qld/regions/gold-coast
Each player entering must submit a signed competency checklist before the tournament. This is a once off submission for both Red and Orange circuits i.e. if a player moves from red to orange they will have to submit the orange competency checklist before the tournament day.
This checklist can be downloaded off https://www.tennis.com.au/qld/regions/gold-coast and must be signed by the players’ coach and submitted to the Gold Coast Regional Assembly via or to the Tournament Director on the day of the event. Failure to provide this will result in a players entry being declined.
Please see Coach Nick Thorpe to complete competency document.
For all general enquiries contact the Gold Coast Region Participation Leader, Annabelle Watts Mob: +61411762343 or Email: AWatts@Tennis.com.au