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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)
Australian National Championships 12u, 14u and 16u
NZ National Championships 12u, 14u and 16u

STAGE TWO. 12-18 Year Olds

NZ Junior Masters
Australian National Championships 14u and 16u
NZ Junior Championships 16u and18u 
New Zealand ITF Junior Circuit Tournaments
Junior Grand Slams

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

Download the Tennis New Zealand HP Strategy 2014-20 document 

Supporting Information
Please click on the below links to view the appropriate documents.

High Performance CALENDAR


TNZ SELECTION GUIDELINES  (revised Oct 28, 2014)






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