Junior External Competitions

Fingal Orange Ball

This competition is for at children aged 8 and 9 and is aimed at introducing them to playing competitively against other clubs. They also have an opportunity to visit new clubs and make new friends.

Generally these competition run on about seven Saturday or Sunday afternoons per year (between April and November) in various clubs throughout Fingal. A fun day is guaranteed!

 

Leinster Primary School League

This competition runs during the last term of the School Year, usually between March and the end of May, and has 2 phases – a round robin phase and a knock out phase. Whenever possible, teams in Divisions 2 and 3 are grouped geographically. Finals are held usually the last week of May.

There is an event for Boys and a separate one for Girls. Each team consists of 6 players playing in three doubles teams. Therefore each tie is made up of 3 doubles matches. The first pair to reach 9 games wins each individual match in the tie. Children must be 10 years of age to be on a team.

Teams are divided into different sections based on ability. There are at least 3 divisions to cater for all levels. Rules for 2016 be found here

 

Stars and Strips

This tournament is for children under 12. The focus of this tournament is aimed to keep club juniors playing tennis in a friendly but competitive spirit. Teams comprise of 4 or 6 girls and 4 or 6 boys. The Tournament takes place on Saturdays from the end of September into until October.

See here for background information and here for rules.

 

Phoenix Tournament Circuit

This tournament is designed to encourage juniors up to 18 with no or little competitive experience to participate in Open Tournaments. The full event is run over 3 days. Only players with limited competitive experience are eligible to play. All players are guaranteed multiple matches. Players can only play in their own age group  Click here for more information.