Junior Tennis

Tennis is one of the healthiest; least injurious sports young people can play. It builds self-confidence, and teaches self-discipline, self-reliance and respect for others, all while getting beneficial physical exercise and having fun.

Individual competitive sports, like tennis, teach young people how to work hard, manage stress, perform under pressure, and test emotional and physical balance. They can also impose pressures, which are damaging if not handled appropriately.

Tennis Alberta provides competitive opportunities province-wide for juniors of all ages, play levels, and abilities. Interested players can find information about the upcoming tournament schedule as well as guidelines regarding tournament play.

Questions? Please contact Alan Mackin alan.mackin@tennisalberta.com

junior Tournament Stuctures

The aim of the Orange-Green Ball (U9/U10) Circuit is to create a competitive opportunity for the more advanced U9/U10 junior tennis player with encouraging participation. The Orange-Green Ball (U9/U10) Circuit is for:

  • More experienced players who have competed in at least three to five U8/U10 Rogers Rookie Tour events.
  • Competitors who are looking to enhance their competitive experience and meet the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) competitive criteria.

The Rogers Rookie Tour is a national program that is designed to bridge the gap between entry-level tennis and the provincial competitive junior circuit. This tour has been a huge success in Alberta and we are continually trying to add more events. This program encourages players to continue through the tennis pathway to become regular competitors and life long tennis enthusiasts.

The highest level of junior competition that aims to select the strongest players to represent Alberta at the national stage.

The Provincial Pathway offers players who are not on a National Pathway to compete in a positive environment. These 3.0 and 3.5 Star tournaments offer stronger players the opportunity to work on specific developmental needs without the added pressure of performing.