Junior Internationals Tournaments
Junior International Tournaments
Have you played a few Tour 1000 or higher tournaments and would like to see how you do against players from other countries? Then, you are ready to play some international tournaments. Fortunately, with 10 international junior tournaments hosted in the island of Ireland, there are a few close to you.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) coordinates under 18 events and Tennis Europe under 16, under 14 and under 12.
All players entering ITF or Tennis Europe tournaments must register with the ITF and get an IPIN. Membership is valid for 12 months so make sure it is up to date before entering a tournament.
This page covers individual International Tournaments, for team events visit our International Events page.
International Tournaments Online Entry and Acceptance Lists:
The online entry to International Junior Tournaments closes 20 (ITF) to 27 (Tennis Europe) days before the Monday the main draw starts.
Players can enter three tournaments on the same week stating a priority order and can withdraw without penalty up to the Withdrawal Deadline, which is clearly shown in the Fact Sheet (ITF) or Overview tab (Tennis Europe) of the tournament.
Shortly after the online entry has closed the ITF or Tennis Europe publish an Acceptance or Entry List with the full list of entered players in order of Acceptance, broken in three groups:
- Main Draw
- Qualifying Draw
If a player has entered multiple events, he/she should withdraw from all events in which he/she no longer wishes to compete before the Withdrawal Deadline. The lists can change considerably up to the withdrawal deadline, as players pick their chosen tournament and withdraw from the others. After the withdrawal deadline, the system automatically drops players that are still in multiple events following guidelines published in the ITF or Tennis Europe Regulations. You should read them to make sure you understand how the system works and you don’t find yourself withdrawn from an event you were interested in.
Prior to the Withdrawal Deadline a player’s status on an Acceptance List is not confirmed. A player who appears on a Main Draw or Qualifying Acceptance List at any time after the Withdrawal Deadline is considered to have been accepted and is committed to play in the tournament.
A player can appear on more than one Alternate list and is not committed to play in any one tournament unless he/she moves into a Main Draw or Qualifying Acceptance List before the Freeze Deadline, in which case he/she will be removed from all other lists.
The freeze deadline is 2PM on the Wednesday (ITF) or Thursday (Tennis Europe) before the tournament week.
Sign-in and Draws:
Draws of international tournaments are not made until the evening before the draw is due to start. Players must sign-in with the referee personally or online between 3 and 6PM on the day before the Qualifying or Main Draw start (depending on what list they are in) to confirm they will be playing. Players who do not sign-in are not included in the draw.
If players directly accepted into the qualifying draw do not sign-in, spaces may become available. These will be offered to players in the alternates list that have signed, following the order in the list. If there are no players in the alternates list to avail of them, the spaces will be offered to non-entered players that appear at the tournament venue to sign-in for the qualifying.
ITF WORLD TENNIS TOUR JUNIORS
There are seven levels of ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors events – from JGS (Junior Grand Slams) through to J500, J300, J200, J100, J60 and J30 (the lowest grade).
You can enter all the ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors events from your ITF IPIN profile. The online service has a full calendar of events and details on how you can enter. You must be under 18 on the 31st of December of the previous year and 13 or older to be eligible to play.
ITF World Tour Information
Always check the Fact Sheet for the relevant dates and deadlines.
- The dates shown in the ITF junior calendar are those of the main draw. Qualifying draws may be the previous two days.
- The Entry Deadline is at 14:00 hrs Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on the Tuesday twenty (20) days prior to the Monday of the tournament week.
ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors events hosted in Ireland 2023:
- J30 Dublin (Castleknock LTC) 11 to 17 February
- J60 Dublin (National Tennis Centre) 1 to 7 April
- J30 Belfast (Windsor LTC) 24 to 30 June
- J60 Naas (Naas LTC) 1 to 7 July
- J30 Glasnevin (Glasnevin LTC) 8 to 14 July
Tennis Europe Junior Tour
The Tennis Europe Junior Tour is open to players under the age of 16 and is broken into three age groups:
- 16 & Under: Players are allowed to play in a 16 & Under event from the year they turn 13 years of age until the year the player turns 16 years of age.
- 14 & Under: Players are allowed to play in a 14 & under in the year they turn 11 years of age and have reached their 11th birthday on or before the start of the Singles Main Draw, until the year the player turns 14.
Players eligible to compete in 12 & under Competitions may also compete in 14 & under Tennis Europe events but participation in such tournaments will count towards the maximum of ten events permitted.
- 12 & Under: Players are allowed to play in a 12 & Under event from the year they turn 10 and have reached their 10th birthday on or before the start of the Singles Main Draw, until the year the player turns 12 years of age.
In any calendar year players must only compete in a maximum of ten tournaments (excluding the Tennis Europe 12 & Under Festival) for 12 & under sanctioned by the ITF, or Tennis Europe.
Junior Tour Entry Information
You must have a valid ITF IPIN membership and Tennis Europe account before you can enter a Tennis Europe Junior Tour tournament. It’s important to make sure both are set up well in advance of the event entry deadlines, so you don’t miss out.
The Entry Deadline is at 14:00 hrs Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on the Tuesday twenty-seven (27) days before the Monday of the tournament week.
2023 Tennis Europe Junior Tour events hosted in Ireland:
- TE-14 Ireland 1 (National Tennis Centre) 11 to 17 February
- TE-14 Ireland 2 (Malahide LTC) 1 to 7 April
- TE-12 Dublin (Malahide Castle Leisure Hub) 1 to 8 July
- TE-14 Ireland 3 (Shankill LTC) 8 to 14 July
- TE-14 Ireland 4 (venue to be confirmed) 28 October to 5 November