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The Grand Slam
03-04-2007, 06:03 AM
I'm 12 years old and I'm playing junior competition around my area, around local suburbs. I'm from Frankston, Victoria (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Frankston) and I'm wondering how to start playing events higher than the current level I'm playing at. What I mean is, I've never actually played an official tournament. I don't have any kind of membership with Tennis Australia/Victoria or anything like that... in fact to sum it all up, I'm only a member at my local club (Frankston East Tennis Club FYI) and I only play competition against other clubs around the area, and I'm wondering how to start playing real events in, uh, 'real' tournaments. I'd like to take the next step and start playing tournaments. I'm aware that you have to do the entry form and blah blah blah for a tournament, but am I supposed to have any kind of membership with Tennis Australia/Victoria? I need all the help and information I can get! :confused: Assistance is MUCH appreciated.

Hewitt Aussie
03-04-2007, 06:31 AM
I used to live in Melbourne, Australia and i moved the the united states when i was 9, and i was maybe going to move back next december. I was wondering too what the competition league for juniors is over there near melbourne or essendon.

[ GTR ]
03-04-2007, 08:52 PM
I think you need to be a member of Tennis Australia/VIC ($10...I think). Well IMO I think the levels you should play are: (ascending order)

1) Junior Comps, local club
2) Local tournaments
3) If you're getting better, travelling to tournaments
4) Tournaments that give you AR points when you win
5) Tournaments that actually require points...open level?:confused:

And I don't know where to put this, but somewhere on my list:
Tennis team/squadron representing your club played at a high lvl

I hope this helps,
GTR

[ GTR ]
03-04-2007, 08:59 PM
Sorry, I forgot to mention the membership for Tennis Australia/VIC. I don't think you have to go on the Tennis AUS site to apply for a membership. When you see 'official' tournament sheets, there is a part where they mention,

"Are you a registered member of Tennis VIC or another state or territory?" YES/NO
If Yes, give registration number:____________
If No, you must include $10 to become a registered member. (compulsory)

GTR

equinox
03-04-2007, 09:19 PM
That's just the PAI Personal accident insurance that every player must have to participate in Tennisvic events. Play pennant and you won't have to worry about paying it on entries, just qoute your number.

equinox
03-04-2007, 09:43 PM
Enter the optus junior tour events.

http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/default.aspx?id=4&PageID=11709


I'd enter the Frankston Junior Masters 2007. From april 10-14th. Entries close march 18th.

http://www.tennisresults.com.au/tournaments/entry.asp?tid=5172827


Also the Eastern Region 9th Annual Junior Tournament in late march 31st - april 5th. be quick entries close this wednesday 7th march.

http://results.tennis.com.au/tournaments/entry.asp?tid=5172788

There also the Kingston Classic tournament in april. Entries close 16th march. There's points for the open events.

http://results.tennis.com.au/tournaments/entry.asp?tid=5172637


You can find upcoming tournaments here. http://www.tennisresults.com.au/upcoming.asp

Techniques
03-04-2007, 10:01 PM
That's just the PAI Personal accident insurance that every player must have to participate in Tennisvic events. Play pennant and you won't have to worry about paying it on entries, just qoute your number.
Yeah. You also get 10% off are Prelli racquets in the city:-D ^^.

Techniques
03-04-2007, 10:06 PM
I'm 12 years old and I'm playing junior competition around my area, around local suburbs. I'm from Frankston, Victoria (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Frankston) and I'm wondering how to start playing events higher than the current level I'm playing at. What I mean is, I've never actually played an official tournament. I don't have any kind of membership with Tennis Australia/Victoria or anything like that... in fact to sum it all up, I'm only a member at my local club (Frankston East Tennis Club FYI) and I only play competition against other clubs around the area, and I'm wondering how to start playing real events in, uh, 'real' tournaments. I'd like to take the next step and start playing tournaments. I'm aware that you have to do the entry form and blah blah blah for a tournament, but am I supposed to have any kind of membership with Tennis Australia/Victoria? I need all the help and information I can get! :confused: Assistance is MUCH appreciated.

How much do you play? And what section are you in? If you have never played a tournament, then I think you should start with the lower tournaments- eg. Waverley tournaments, (theres one comnig up next week but entries have closed), um... there are some at Booroondara.. there are tonnes there. Dingley has a few- theres one coming up I think. DO NOT go in the points tournaments yet... See how you go in the lower tournaments.

equinox- this guy has NEVER entered a tourny before. I don't think the Optus junior tour tournaments would suit him right now...

The Grand Slam
03-05-2007, 02:45 AM
Techniques: winter comp is about to start so I don't know what section I'll be placed in. I was in section 12 previously.

Techniques
03-05-2007, 11:43 PM
Techniques: winter comp is about to start so I don't know what section I'll be placed in. I was in section 12 previously.

Just play some local ones. See how you go against the others.

Paul1993
03-08-2007, 10:28 PM
http://www.tennisresults.com.au/
to look at just completed, current and upcoming tournaments. And to get information about them.

www.tennisvic.com.au
news etc. for your state and entry forms for upcoming tournaments. as well as tournament calenders.

You don't need and Tennis Australia membership. The money you pay depends on what tournament you enter and what events you enter in it.