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High Performance Overview

 
Tennis New Zealand has presented the new Tennis New Zealand High Performance (HP) Player Development Strategy throughout the country, with the document now available to the Tennis Community.
The new Tennis New Zealand HP Player Development Strategy involves moving to a Targeted Athlete approach for our top Juniors. The Elite and Development Targeted Athletes will be named at the end of January following the summer block of National Events. Tennis New Zealand considers this strategy will have increased impact on performance, with resources available assisting a smaller group of targeted players - those that have the realistic goal of reaching an international ATP/WTA ranking of 150 in the future.
A number of tournaments have been identified as events that Tennis New Zealand’s HP Coaches will attend to observe Players and Competition. This will assist the Tennis New Zealand Junior Selectors in confirming the Junior Targeted Athletes

These events are:

STAGE ONE. 10-14 Year Olds

NZ Junior Masters
Australian National Teams Championships 12u and 14u (TNZ Tour)
Australia National Championships 12u, 14u and 16u
National Championships 12u, 14u and 16u

STAGE TWO. 12-18 Year Olds

NZ Junior Masters
Australian National Championships 16u
NZ Junior Championships 18u 
NZ National Championships 16u 
New Zealand ITF Junior Circuit Tournaments
Junior Grand Slams

 
No tournaments are mandatory, however potential and ‘targeted’ athletes, once selected, will be expected to play the NZ Junior Championships 18u unless there are extenuating circumstances. 
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