JUNIOR COMPETITION

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

 - Arthur Ashe -

At DPTC we encourage all our junior members to get involved in competitive play. We offer access to both internal and external competitions.

There's something for all players at all levels!

Internal

Everyone has to start somewhere.

external

Ready to take the next step.

Internal Competitions

Held throughout the year, there's something for everyone. Below is a snapshot of what you can expect at DPTC.   

Round Robins

Round Robins are where players of similar standards are put into groups of five/six players, playing each other over a period of time, usually six weeks. Typically three rounds of round robins are held each year.

 

They are run as separate boys and girls singles events and the results will are used together with the Club’s Championships to update the ladders.

 

After the first six weeks, a new round will commence where players move boxes, depending on results. Players must arrange their own matches within the six-week time frame.

Round Robin is open to all junior tennis members (all standards). It's lots of fun and a great way to build up match practice.  If you've any queries please contact the Junior Committee on juniorcommittee@donabatetennis.com

Age 9-18yrs

 January

Age 5 -18yrs

July /Aug  

Age 9-18yrs 

December

Age 9-18yrs

Dates of tournaments will be announced via WhatsApp nearer the time.

 

External Competitions 

There's a wide range of competitive tennis available for juniors of all ages and standards.

Stars & Stripes 

The focus of these tournaments is to encourage juniors to play tennis in a friendly but competitive spirit. It’s a great opportunity for juniors and their parents to visit other tennis clubs and meet other tennis players.

Matches are played on a Saturday evening usually around 6 pm, and can be home or away to clubs around the northside including Sutton, Clontarf, Castleknock, and Swords.

U12

  • The competition runs twice a year. February to March & September to October.

  • Open to children who are 12 (or under) on the1st August for the spring event and 31st December for the autumn event.

  • There is a separate Boys and Girls competition. The format is a six-person team consisting of three doubles pairings.

U14

  • Runs twice a year. April to May & November to December.

  • The under 14 competition is open to all children who are 14 (or under) as at 1st August for the spring event and 31st December for the autumn event.

  • There is a separate Boys and Girls competition. The format is a six-person team consisting of three doubles pairings.

 

External Competition Calendar

There are tournaments for all levels of players and these are an excellent way to get regular match practice throughout the year against players from various clubs.  It is recommended you enter Phoenix tournaments before entering the higher level tournaments (Category 1,2 or 3 tournaments).  To really improve a players’ Tennis Ireland ranking or to be in consideration for a Leinster Squad it is advised to play ten or more tournaments in a year.

February    |    Spring Starts & Stripes U12

March       |    Spring Stars & Stripes U14  &  Leinster Junior League U12 & U18

April/May |   Secondary School Junior League

September |   Autumn Stars & Stripes U12  &  DLTC Junior League U14 & U18

October    |   Autumn Stars & Stripes U14

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

If your child has not yet played a tournament, they will need to register for a Tennis Ireland ID here:

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ADDRESS

Donabate Portrane Tennis Club
c/o Donabate Golf Club

New Road,  Donabate, Co. Dublin.

Ireland.  K36 PK70

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