Wairarapa Junior Development Programme

For the 2021-22 season , The  Wairarapa Tennis Junior Development Programme is split into two groups, those being:

 

Junior Represenative Training Group– designed to further develop players, compete in Rep fixtures and be part of the Wairarapa Junior Rep Team.

The top 5 in age groups 12U, 14U & 16U (as at 31st Dec 2021) qualify to participate.

Selections are done primarily on the grading of players. The  WTA Representative Selection Policy  is available here

The requirements for participating in this program are the player must be playing Interclub Tennis this season, and the player must make every effort to participate in all training sessions.

The program will consist of 9 sessions delivered through the season and leading into rep fixtures. There are 3 training sessions prior to Christmas, and 6 post-Christmas. Please refer to the table below for dates.

Sessions will run from 2-4pm at Masterton Tennis Centre.

There is a fee of $150 for the season that covers the coaches time, court hireage and administration. Travel and accommodation costs to fixtures will be additional to this, with group bookings done to minimise these costs.

 

The Junior Development Program  is designed to further develop players between the ages of 8 -12, who are between 0-300 points. Players must be playing Interclub tennis this coming season.

The intention of the program is to prepare the players to qualify for the Representative Training program as they come of age.

The program will consist of 9 sessions delivered throughout the season. There are 3 training sessions prior to Christmas, and 6 post-Christmas. Please refer to the table below for dates. The expectation is that players will attend all sessions.

Sessions will run from 12.30-2pm at Masterton Tennis Centre.

There is a fee of $150 for the season that covers the coaches time, court hireage and administration.

If you qualify to particiapte, please register your participation by completing the ONLINE FORM

 

Wairarapa Development Coach, Jacob Emery:

This will be Jacob's second year as a WTA coach. He has coached for the last 15 years in Wellington, working with aspiring juniors. In 2018, Jacob was awarded NZ Performance Coach of the Year by Tennis NZ and is currently setting up New Zealand's first clay court training facility in Wairarapa to help junior players from all over New Zealand achieve their goals.

Being a NZ qualified coach, Jacob adheres to the TNZ Participation Protection Policy. He understands that if the players are having fun and are in a supportive environment, they will play their best and develop as good people as well as good players. (read Jacob's bio here)

 

Should you have any questions please contact either Jacob or Rebecca.

Jacob Emery                                                                            Rebecca Pearce

Wairarapa Development Coach                                  Wairarapa Tennis Association Administrator

021 957 455                                                                            0274481703

jacob@premiertennis.co.nz                                             wairarapatennis@gmail.com

 

If your child does not qualify for either of these programs but you wish them to receive coaching, Jacob is also working, with Gladstone, Opaki, Greytown and Carterton Tennis Club's. Please contact your closest club directly.

Alternatively, other coaches operating in the region are:

Ryhs Hooper - beginner lessons at Masterton Tennis Centre on Saturday Mornings

Marco De Groot  Email: mrcdgrt33@gmail.com

Alex Wall, Email: alex@papakowhai.co.nz

 

Key Junior Dates:

When

What

Where

Tues 19th Oct

Primary School Tournament Yr 7&8

MTC

Weds 20th Oct

Primary School Tournament Yr 3-6

MTC

Sat/Sun 23&24 Oct

S Grade Tournament

MTC

Sun 31st Oct

Wairarapa JDP Training

MTC

Sun 7th Nov

Wairarapa JDP Training

MTC

Sun 14th Nov

Whanganui Fixture

MTC

Sun 21st Nov

Tennis Eastern Fixture

MTC

Sun 28th Nov

Wairarapa JDP Training

MTC

Sun 5th Dec

Parent Child Tournament

Martinborough Tennis Club

Sat 11th Dec

Martinborough Junior Open

Martinborough Tennis Club

Summer Holidays

 

 

Sun 23rd Jan

Wairarapa JDP Training

MTC

Sun 30th Jan

Wairarapa JDP Training

MTC

Sat/Sun 5th&6th Feb

Quadrangular Rep Fixture

Manawatu

Sun 20th Feb

Wairarapa JDP Training

MTC

Sun 27th Feb

Wairarapa JDP Training

MTC

Sun 6th Mar

Wairarapa JDP Training

MTC

Sun 13th March

Wairarapa JDP Training

MTC

Wed 16th March

Inter-College Tournament (tbc)

MTC

Sun 20th March

Hutt Valley Fixture (tbc)

TBC

Sun 27th March

WTA Junior Closed Tournament

MTC

Sat/Sun 9th&10th April

Wellington Junior Teams Event

Renouf Centre

TBA

Wellington Tier 2 Tournament