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Albany: Neil Coventry / firstname.lastname@example.org
Forrest Hill: Sue Nixon / email@example.com
Tennis New Zealand: Daniel Shepherd / firstname.lastname@example.org
Game Time Tennis - Albany
Throughout the year a number of mini three-hour tournaments designed for beginners, or those with limited tournament experience, are held at facilities across the region. All tournaments are held indoors on Sundays from 9am-12pm. For more information please contact email@example.com
Contender Tournaments - Forrest Hill
Aimed at beginner/intermediate players who can rally, serve and score, but are not quite ready to play large regional events. These tournaments are held each term during the school holidays.
Queens Birthday Tournament - Takpuna & Milford Tennis Clubs
Held across two venues over the three days of the Queens Birthday weekend in June each year.
Smash Tennis Junior Open - Belmont Tennis Club
Held over the Labour weekend in October each year.
Northern Autumn Championships - Albany (TERM 1)
Held in the Easter holidays, this event brings a close to the regular junior season. After a season of interclub match practice, how will you fair against the best players from around the region?
Northern Indoor Singles - Albany (TERM 2)
The Winter Championship tournament is held in week one of the July holidays, all matches are played indoors, guaranteeing matches no matter what the weather is doing outside.
Northern Spring Championships - Albany (TERM 3)
Held in the first week of the term three holidays at the same time as the Auckland Junior ITF. Matches are played Monday to Friday and is a great way to warm-up for the Junior interclub season starting a few weeks later.
Northern Summer Championships - Albany (TERM 4)
Now held in January after the National Championships, during the peak of summer. This event used to be held between Christmas and New Year and is the perfect way to spend your school holidays!
Masters Points Race - Albany & Other National Centres
Each of the six regions hosts one Masters Points Race tournament. Points are accumulated based on how far players progress in each main draw. Points can also be accumulated for performance in the Nationals and Junior ITF's if applicable to that age group. Each year (on the Labour Weekend) the top 8 players from the 12u, 14u & 16u age groups are invited to compete in the Masters Final. Masters Points Race - additional info.
National Teams Event - Albany & Other National Centres
Northern's top five 12u, 14u & 16u Boys and Girls compete against Auckland, Waikato-Bays, Central, Canterbury and Southern to win the National Teams Event title. Matches are held in April each year over three days.
The six regions are made up of the following sub-associations:
- Northern - Northland and North Harbour
- Auckland - Auckland and Counties
- Waikato-Bays - Thames Valley, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Western Bay of Plenty, Poverty Bay/East Coast and Hawkes Bay
- Central - Manawatu, Taranaki, Hutt valley, Kapi Mana, Wairarapa and Wellington
- Canterbury - Canterbury, Marlborough, Nelson and West Coast
- Southern - North Otago, Otago, South Canterbury and Southland
National Championships - Albany & Other National Centres
The countries brightest 12u, 14u, 16u & 18u players compete in their respective age group Championships during the summer, between December and January each year. Draws are limited to 64 players with qualifying rounds if required.
Junior ITF's - National Centres & Overseas
Top national players can compete in the five International Tennis Federation Junior Tournaments played in New Zealand. Players are awarded points based on the grade of the tournament and how far they get in the draw. A full calendar of Junior ITF's, that includes Junior Grand Slams, is available for players to compete internationally all year round.
There are six levels of tournament on the ITF Junior Circuit: At the top end are Grade A (Super Series) tournaments, which include the four Grand Slams events, followed by Grades 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, where Grade 5 is the lowest grade. More information can be found here