Junior Programs

We have an extensive range of Junior Competitions at Mooroolbark Heights Tennis Club. We compete in Eastern Region Competitions on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and there is a Summer and Winter competition so you can play all year round. Children represent our tennis club, play home and away matches in a formal situation. Eastern Region offers competition for all abilities and ages within their junior competitions; starting with three levels of development competition and moving into  doubles, singles and rubber formats. School and public holidays are also observed.

Junior Development Competitions – Modified rules

Parents help out and the setting is very informal to allow the children to learn court etiquette, scoring, etc in a supportive and non-threatening situation, whilst still allowing them to practice their skills in a real tennis game.

Doubles Red Ball Hot Shots – For children under 10, who are not ready to play full competition tennis.  

o   3 players (any combination of boys and girls)

o   Each player plays 2 doubles sets (best of 6 games)

o   Modified rules and equipment (Half court)

Doubles  Orange Ball Hot Shots  –  For children under 11,  who are not ready to play full competition tennis

o   3 players (any combination of boys and girls)

o   Each player plays 2 doubles sets (best of 8 games)

o   Modified rules and equipment (play on  ¾ court)

Doubles Green Ball Hot Shot – For children under 12, who are nearly ready to play full competition tennis 

o   3 players (any combination of boys and girls)

o   Each player plays 3 doubles sets (best of 8 games)

o   Modified rules (play on full court)

Junior Competition

Doubles format – Under 14

o   Open – 4 players – any combinations of boys and girls

o   Boys – 4 Players

o   Girls – 4 players

o   Each player plays 3 doubles sets

Single/Doubles format – 

o   Open – 4 players – any combination of boys and girls

o   Boys – 4 players

o   Girls – 3 players

o   Each player plays 2 doubles sets and 1 singles set

Singles/Doubles Rubber format – 

o   Open – 2 players (any combination of boys and girls)

o   Each player plays 1 singles rubber (best of 3 sets) and 1 doubles set

We also nominate our top juniors to try out for Eastern Region Association teams  in Tennis Victoria’s flagship junior competition, Junior Pennant.  Junior Pennant, is a team based competition where players are selected to represent their local metropolitan association.

We are keen to build on the amount of teams we enter per season.  We call for registrations for the winter competition around February/March and for Summer in August/September each year, so if anyone is interested in playing please contact the junior convenor.

The Junior Convenor is Kate Richards 0409 952 892