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.
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junior Tournament Stuctures
The Rogers First Set Tour – Rookie is a national program designed to bridge the gap between entry-level tennis and the provincial competitive junior circuit. Originally launched in 2009, the tour has reached thousands of juniors each year at tennis clubs and community venues throughout the country. Last year over 6,000 boys and girls across the country competed in over 450 events. The Rogers First Set Tour – Rookie encourages players to continue through the tennis pathway to transition to sanctioned competition or enjoy tennis for life.
Boys and girls up to the age of 18 are eligible to play in Rogers First Set Tour – Rookie events. All Rookie events are non-elimination tournaments. These events offer beginner competitors a fun and exciting experience with multiple opportunities to play. Each player is guaranteed a minimum of three matches.
The Rogers First Set Tour – Rising Stars provides young Canadian tennis players (ages 7 to 10) with an opportunity to play competitive tennis in a fun environment. Last year approximately 1,000 boys and girls across the country competed in almost 400 events. Rising Stars tournaments are the perfect opportunity for young tennis players to improve their skills and make new friends. The Rogers First Set Tour – Rising Stars is designed to provide a tournament format for kids whereby they take part in multiple meaningful matches in a short block of time, making it convenient for families.
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.
The highest level of junior competition that aims to select the strongest players to represent Alberta at the national stage.