Applications via their club’s junior convenor by this Friday 17 June (or very soon after). 
Queries can be directed to Chris Thomson at or on 0425 759 399

Applications via their club’s junior convenor by this Friday 17 June (or very soon after). Queries can be directed to Chris Thomson at or on 0425 759

AJL CoordinatorsAssociations

Junior League Information 2020 (002)

Molik Report 2018

AJL Team List

Fancutt 2018 Report

Associations Junior League

Associations Junior League:

Tennis Victoria’s flagship junior competition, Junior Pennant, is a team based competition where players are selected to represent their local metropolitan association.

The Associations Junior League competition consists of:

Ten rounds of matches

Four player teams

Played every Sunday morning with no play on the first two weekends in the September/October school holidays and Melbourne Cup weekend

Play commences at 8:30 am and concludes by 1 pm

Four singles rubbers (best of two sets) and two doubles rubbers in each home and away match

Graded within age groups 10/u to 18/u

Eastern Region Clubs nominate eligible players in May, who may be subjected to a selection process. Play commences in August and proceeds through to November.

Daphne Fancut Shield:

Daphne Fancut Shield is played annually between Waverley Tennis, Fancut Junior Tennis Club (Queensland), interstate tennis associaons, and other selected Victorian metropolitan and country teams. It was originally contested by the Queensland team and Waverley. Over the past 20 Plus years, teams from Tasmania, Northern Territory, Central Queensland, ACT and Sandown International have competed.

This is a team event for 2 boys and 2 girls in the U14, U16 & 1 boy and 1 girl in the U18 age groups. The playing format is singles and mixed doubles. The event is hosted by Waverley Tennis and held on the weekend prior to the Australian Open commencing. .


Alicia Molik Cup:

The Alicia Molik Cup is a metropolitan and regional team event for 12/u boys and girls from across Victoria. The compe on is a round robin format with es consisng of two boys singles, two girls singles and two mixed doubles rubbers. This event is run with the support of the Kooyong Foundation and the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club. This event is usually held in March.

Eastern Region Junior Tournament:

Each year for the past 17 years, ERT tennis has run a Tennis Australia sanconed junior tournament. The tournament runs over 5 days and comprises a National Ranking points tournament in the 12 & Under, 14 & Under and 16 & Under age brackets; and a Junior development Series event. This tournament in usually held in the first week of the 1st term holidays.


To enter the tournament click the link here.

Mrs Pat Pearce Memorial Shield:

This event has a long and presgious history and has presented many junior tennis players over its past 58 years with an excellent opportunity to further develop their tennis skills, to represent their respective tennis associaons in a team competition, to experience the strong compeon encountered at the carnival, to meet the participants and to hopefully make some new friends along the way. This event has a total of 16 players: 4 girls and 4 girls in the 15 & Under age group and 4 girls and 4 boys in the 13 & Under age group. Each player parcipates in a best of 3 sets singles and a best of 2 sets doubles against each of the other 3 regions. This event is held over Easter.

img099 (1)

Pat Pearce Report 2016


60th Mrs Pat Pearce Memorial Shield Report 2014

59th Mrs Pat Pearce Memorial Shield 2013 Report.pdf

Association/Regional Teams Challenge:

The Association/Regional Teams Challenge comprises teams of two boys and two girls in the 12/u, 14/u, and 16/u age groups from metropolitan associations and country regions throughout Victoria. The competition is a round robin format with teams consisting of two boys singles, two girls singles, one boys doubles, one girls doubles and two mixed doubles rubbers in each age group. This event is held over the Queen’s Birthday weekend and is usually in Bendigo or Traralgon.

Frank Sedgman Cup:

The Frank Sedgman Cup is an annual event for 11/u boys and girls from across Victoria for teams from metropolitan associations and country regions. The competition is a round robin format with teams consisting of two boys singles, two girls singles and two mixed doubles rubbers. This event is held in August.

Wayne Arthurs Cup:

The Wayne Arthurs Cup is for 10/u boys and girls from across metropolitan associations and country regions across Victoria. The competition is a round-­‐robin format with es consisting of two boys’ singles, two girls’ singles and two mixed doubles rubbers. This event is run with the support of the Kooyong Foundation and the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club. This event is held in December.




The Eastern Region Tennis 15th Annual Junior Tournament was held from Tuesday 2nd April to Saturday 6th April. This event is sanctioned by Tennis Australia as part of the Junior Tour series. The Junior Tour (JT) is an umbrella tour that provides a clear competitive pathway for aspiring tennis players. The JT tournaments offer Australian Ranking points across 5 levels:Platinum (also known as the Optus National Junior Championships), Gold, Silver, Bronze and White. These tournaments offer points across the 12/u, 14/u and 16/u age groups, with select tournaments also offering points in the 18/u age group , giving all juniors the opportunity to obtain an Australian Ranking.

Like last year, we were granted a Silver series tournament by Tennis Australia. Across the Australian states and territories in 2012 there were a total of 45 tournaments that offered the third highest amount of points on the Optus Junior Tour. These are grouped as the OJT Silver Series. A Medibank Junior Development Series (MJDS) event was also held in conjunction with this OJT.

A total of four venues were used to accommodate the 534 entries (419 players) – North Ringwood TC (main venue),Ringwood TC, Wantirna TC, and Heathmont TC. The number of entrants this year was significantly higher than last year. Fortunately we were blessed with fine weather for the entire tournament. We would like to thank the clubs listed above for allowing us to hire the courts and to the sponsors of this year’s event: AKT Trophies, Bounce Health, Diadora and Reynolds Racquets. Your contributions are greatly appreciated. To the volunteers who gave of your time to staff canteens – thank you!

Tournament/Development Sub-Committee


Eastern Region Tennis is very proud of our finalists: Jasmin Starr, Josiah Roach, Emilly van Dijk, Maddison Brackenreg and Tiffany Noonan.

See results below :


9& Under Boys Singles

(W) Charlie Sinclair (R/U) Henry Zacharchuk

9& Under Girls Singles

(W) Talia Pati (R/U) Sarah Burke

11 & Under Boys Singles

(W) Rowan Mendis (R/U) Tait Pascoe

11 & Under Girls Singles

(W) PiaAgaskar (R/U) Sarah Cornhels

11 & Under Boys Doubles

(W) Joshua Janssen, Jed Rule (R/U) Sean Flanagan, Tait Pascoe

12 & Under Boys Singles

(W) Stefan Storch (R/U) David Mitreski

12 & Under Boys Doubles

(W) Ken Cavrak, Campbell Salmon (R/U) David Mitreski, Tobias Wietrzyk

12 & Under Girls Singles

(W) JasminStarr (R/U) Mia Vukicavic

12 & Under Girls Doubles

(W) Jasmin Starr, Zoe Duff (R/U) Bianca Compuesto, Mary Jayakody

14 & Under Boys Singles

(W) Josiah Roach (R/U) KlemensHaberberger

14 & Under Boys Doubles

(W) PetarIvanic, Jackson Ross (R/U) KlemensHaberberger, Josiah Roach

14 & Under Girls Singles

(W) Natasha Van Bemmel (R/U) Vivian Fidantsis

14 & Under Girls Doubles

(W) Vivian Fidantsis, Gabriela Sprague (R/U) Olivia Hussein, TaylahMielczarek

16 & Under Boys Singles

(W) David Hough (R/U) Sebastian Escobar

16 & Under Boys Doubles

(W) David Hough, Zac Osborne (R/U) MilutinRadovanovic, Nikolai Storch

16 & Under Girls Singles

(W) Bianca Marasco (R/U) Tiffany Noonan

16 & Under Girls Doubles

(W) MaddisonBrackenreg, Emilly Van Dijk (R/U) Tiffany Noonan, Priscilla Dawson

*Names in Italics – Eastern Region Players


9 & Under Girls Winner and Runner-Up


The annual Alicia Molik Cup was held at Kooyong Tennis Club on the weekend of the 13th& 14th April. Eastern Region Tennis was represented by four of our promising juniors: Joel Goldie (Ferny Creek), Josh Reid (North Ringwood), Jacky Noonan (Guy Turner/Donvale) and Grace Staindl-Dymond (Ferny Creek).Sixteen teams from around the state and metropolitan Melbourne came to compete and enjoy a weekend of participation, team spirit and good sportsmanship.

The teams involved this year were: Eastern Region Tennis,Peninsula,Central Gippsland, North Eastern Junior, Barwon, Mornington Peninsula, North Suburban Junior, East Gippsland, Bayside – Moorabbin, Goulburn, Waverley Tennis, South West, Loddon Campaspe, Northern Mallee, Wimmera and North East Victoria.

The players were welcomed by Tennis Victoria officials Nick Hinnenberg and Zoe Plastow to this beautiful facility and play commenced around 9AM on a fine day.

Eastern Region drew Pool A against Bayside-Moorabbin, East Gippsland and Wimmera. Our first opponents on Saturday morning were Central Gippsland. Jacky and Joel faced a strong pair and went down 4-6, Josh and Grace teamed well and had an emphatic victory 6-0. The boys played strongly in their singles, conceding a game each. The girls also won with scores of 6-2 to Jacky and 6-0 to Grace. Final results ERT defeated East Gippsland 5 sets to 1 set, 32 games to 10 games. Next up we played the team from Wimmera. Jacky and Joel once again had a tough mixed set this time victors 6-4. Josh and Grace winning well, 6-1. Joel played strongly in his singles match and won 6-0. Josh played equally impressively winning 6-1. Jacky came up against a particularly strong girl and lost 2-6, while Grace won with ease 6-1. Result against Wimmera: 5 sets to 1, 32 games to 13. The last match for the day was against a strong Bayside-Moorabbin team. Unfortunately we got off to a bad start, losing the two mixed sets 2-6 and 1-6. The boys won with the same scores of 6-3 and the girls lost to impressive opponents, each with 1-6 losses. Rubbers statistics against Bayside-Moorabbin: 2 sets to 4, 16 games to 30 games. This result placed us in 2nd position in the pool A and we would play for positions 5th to 8thon Sunday.

Our semi-final match up against East Gippsland was a hard fought battle. Unfortunately, Joel and Jackywent down in a close encounter in their mixed doubles and Josh and Grace also came off second best, 1-6. Josh was the only player able to win his singles 6-4. The overall result being a 1 set to 5 set loss, 19 games to 35 games.

Our final match for the weekend was against South West. Two very tight mixed doubles sets were played with Joel and Jacky narrowly losing 5-7 and Grace and Josh winning 6-4. The boys mirror imaged each other’s score with Joel losing 3-6 and Josh winning 6-3. (Josh finishing his weekend with wins in all singles matches). Game on!!! The girls rose to the occasion and each won 6-2. Final results 4 sets to 2 sets, 32 games to 24 games. Seventh place overall.

Thank you players for the tremendous effort you put in all weekend. Thanks too to the parents for your support and encouragement, it is greatly appreciated.

Fran Absolom and Deb Innes
(Tournament/Development Committee ERT)


13th vs 14thEast Gippsland 0-13 def by 6-37 North East Victoria
3rd vs 4thNorth Eastern Junior 2-24 def by 4-30 Bayside-Moorabbin
9th vs 10thPeninsula 5-34 def 1-13 Goulburn
1st vs 2ndNorth Suburban Junior 3-26 def by 3-26 Waverley Tennis
5th vs 6thCentral Gippsland 5-32 def 1-17 Barwon TA
7th vs 8thSouth West 2-24 def by 4-32 Eastern Region
11th vs 12thNorthern Mallee 3-26 def 3-22 Wimmera
15th vs 16thMornington Peninsula 1-17 def by 5-34 Loddon Campaspe


1st – Waverley Tennis, 2nd – North Suburban Junior, 3rd – Bayside-Moorabbin, 4th – North Eastern Junior, 5th – Central Gippsland, 6th – Barwon, 7thEastern Region Tennis, 8th – South West, 9th – Peninsula, 10th – Goulburn, 12th – Northern Mallee, 13th – North East Victoria, 14th – East Gippsland, 15th Loddon Campaspe, 16th Mornington Peninsula