NETA will continue to run Junior Matches, even though Seniors have combined with EDTA under Tennis SA control.
2019/2020 Summer matches:
18/19 October 2019 to 13/14 December 2019 (9 matches)
31 Jan/1 February 2020 to 28/29 February 2020 (5 matches), with 7/8 March off for long weekend
Saturday Morning Juniors miss November 9 (for Xmas pageant)
Finals on 14, 21 and 28 March.
Orange Ball comp is played in school terms, 7 matches, with 1 week of finals
Junior Winter Competition
Competitive junior tennis is played on Friday nights from 6:30pm to 9:00pm and on Saturday mornings from 9:00am to 11:30am
The Saturday morning tennis is for beginners up to intermediate while Friday nights are for advanced players.
Juniors must be under 18 years old as at 30th September of the season to be eligible to play.
Junior Summer Competition
Competitive summer junior tennis is played on Friday nights from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
and on Saturday mornings from 8:30am 10:30am and 10:30am to 12:30pm in two time slots.
The summer season runs from mid October to late March (depending on Easter) with a break over Christmas.
Junior Summer has a finals series, the same as seniors, over 3 matches.
How Competition Tennis Works
Competition tennis is played by teams of four to eight players with 2 doubles and 4 singles for a match.
Most teams use 4 to 5 players but can use more if they want to.
The matches are played against other clubs in the NETA in a home and away season.
This means that over the season teams usually get equal number of home and away matches.
The away matches could be at other clubs in your division such as Prospect, Playford, Para Hills, or Tea Tree Gully etc.
Players are required to wear appropriate tennis attire and bring a racquet. Tennis balls are provided by the home club on the day.
Junior Match Rules 2018/2019