Junior Competition – Singles and Doubles
2016 Junior Committee Report
We currently have 46 Junior’s plus a few emergencies playing in Saturday morning competition which is made up of 10 teams. We were able to put in a new girls doubles team this season which is a step in the right direction of building up the number of girls teams. The oldest girl playing comp now is 16 so hopefully none of them drop out for a few years! Currently 2 of those teams are in top spot undefeated so hopefully at least a couple of flags on the way!. We had 7 new players sign up for the current season made up of 3 boys and 4 girls.
We have been encouraging the juniors to look at other competitions as well as Saturday morning comp and now have 5 players playing representative pennant on Sunday mornings (representing NEJTA). There are also quite a few players regularly playing tournaments throughout the year, most recently the N.E.J.T.A. tournament over the school holidays. The club has allocated some of the money received from sponsors to spend on the juniors. We sent out an email to all junior members asking for some suggestions on where they would like the money to be spent. All responses so far have mentioned club caps which we have had before but maybe we could do again. We haven’t costed it yet but depending on costs, we have also tossed up the idea of having a junior Club Championships Christmas breakup night towards end of year