Junior Competitive Structure


OTA tournaments range from Rogers First Set Tour – Rookie level to 5 Star level (5 being the highest level of junior competition in the province):

Rogers First Set Tour – Rookie

A fun entry-level competition for starter junior tennis players from ages 6 to 16. No ranking points are accrued.

Rogers First Set Tour – Rising Stars

A competitive option for the more advanced U9/U10 junior player who has competed in at least three to five Rookie events. This circuit has a separate points race.

2 Star**: Transition Tour ★★

The next level of competition is where players can now attain National Bank Ranking points. Players who are ranked in the top 30 provincially of the designated tournament category are ineligible to participate.

To provide additional match opportunities, consolation¹ will be offered to all Transition Tour 2 Star events.

¹ Other draw format may be used to guarantee 2 matches for each player

All matches are mandatory. Failure to Play policy applies.

3 Star***: Provincial Circuit ★★★

Tournaments oriented towards more competitive and experienced players.

A single elimination draw format will be used. One match is guaranteed in Provincial Circuit tournaments.

3.5 Star***+: Provincial Circuit Plus ★★★+

Tournaments oriented to high-performance and experienced players.
Players are offered either one round of consolation or doubles as a second-match opportunity.

All matches are mandatory. Failure to Play policy applies.

4 Star****: Selection 

High-level events, usually requiring players to qualify or have a high provincial ranking (i.e. National Selections)

National Selections 4 Star – Tournaments consisting of a singles event with one round of consolation and a doubles event.

Team ON Circuit and all other 4 Star events – players are offered either one round of consolation or a doubles event as a second match opportunity. 

All matches are mandatory. Failure to Play policy applies.

5 Star*****: Provincial Championships 

1 Indoor & 1 Outdoor will be offered annually. Players can qualify via ranking or the qualifying tournament.
Both singles and doubles will be offered. Single elimination for doubles will be used while full feed-in consolation will be offered to singles.

All matches are mandatory. Failure to Play policy applies.

For the most updated tournament information click HERE.

If you have any questions about Junior Competitive Structure, please email otatournaments@tennisontario.com

Tournament Registration

Active OTA Junior membership is required to register for OTA Junior ranking tournaments online.

Click HERE to sign up for an OTA Junior membership. Be sure to send proof of age to ota@tennisontario.com for membership validation. Birth certificates, passports, or health cards are acceptable proof of age.

For information about OTA membership, click HERE.

Finding Junior tournaments

Click HERE to look for Junior tournaments in Ontario. 

Acceptance of the draw

Due to the limited court availability, only a certain number of players can be accepted to the draw. When the number of entries exceeds the number to be accepted to the draw, the following acceptance criteria will be used:

  Transition 2 Star Provincial 3 Star Provincial Plus 3.5 Star 4 Star Selection 4 Star Provincial Championship 5 Star
Acceptance 1. OTA member 1. OTA member 1. Ontario residents
2.  WC to Host club
(for indoor season only)
2. Ranking as of the entry deadline 2. Ranking as of the entry deadline
3. Primary age group*  
4. Date and time of entry
Click HERE for the most updated acceptance criteria pertaining to the current Tournament policies and procedures.

 

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