Tennis Alberta has finalized the Junior Development Competitive Structure Guidelines for the 2021-2022 season.
The procedures outlined within the Junior Competitive Structure document will take effect upon the commencement of indoor junior tournaments in October of 2021 and will continue throughout the duration of the 2022 indoor/outdoor seasons.
Tennis Alberta kindly ask all players, coaches and families to familiarize themselves with the information contained within this document ahead of the 2021-2022 Indoor season commencing.
Please also find a Frequently Asked Questions Guide which shall provide a high level overview of Tennis Alberta’s junior competitive pathway whilst also drawing attention to those key changes that will be implemented.
Tennis Alberta would like to thank those club leaders and coaches that took time to share their feedback in recent weeks. This process has enabled several positive reforms to be made to Alberta’s junior competitive structure, a few of which include;
- Additional opportunities for starter junior players to access competitions.
- A flexible competitive pathway to be created for junior players of all levels.
- Streamlining event formats so to reduce the overall length of time required to complete tournaments.
- Adding a higher volume of doubles events to the junior competitive structure which will in turn foster overall athlete skill development.
For information/questions pertaining to the 2021/2022 junior competitive structure we kindly ask all families reach out to their respective coaching teams as a first point of contact. Following which, in case further clarity is required, please contact provincial association staff directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
**NOTE: Tournaments are typically open for registration one month prior. Updated with 2022 Outdoor tournament schedule on March 9, 2022.
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