Welcome to the site of North Park Tennis Club juniors. Here you can find out everything about joining a team to play junior competition and/or how to arrange coaching for juniors.
Junior competition teams
North Park generally has four junior teams and they play in the Northern Suburbs Junior Tennis Association (NSJTA) competition circuit. Players and parents wanting to keep up to date with the latest news from the NSJTA are also encouraged to join the NSJTA Facebook group or join their Team App.
There are four team gradings: A to D; and each grade has three levels: Special, Grade and Reserve. Teams can be made up of: all girls, all boys, mixed (equal number of girls and boys) or unisex (gender numbers do not have to be equal). There can be no unisex team above B-grade and must be mixed and occasionally a team needs to combine with another local club to make up numbers for both boys or girls.
The A-team plays on Friday nights from 7:00pm and the other three teams play Saturday mornings, with B-team at 7:45am, C-team at 8:30am and D-team at 9:30am.
All players must have current membership with North Park (or an affiliated club in the case of combined teams) for insurance purposes when playing at home or away. Being a member of North Park also gives you access to free court online bookings for the whole year, with or without the use of lights. There is no additional cost to play in a team and the club covers the costs for NSJTA team registrations, balls and end-of-season functions and awards.
There are two seasons of 16-weeks each year (14 matches + two finals).
Matches are played 50% at home and 50% away.
No matches are played on public or government school holidays.
Season 1 is February- June (Registration/Renewal closes late December)
Season 2 is July – December (Registration/Renewal closes late May)
The success of junior teams and belonging to a club relies heavily on parents and committee volunteers. NPTC recognises that for many juniors and parents, playing and volunteering respectively, in a competition sport of which they know little is daunting. Training or a ‘buddy’ system for umpiring can be arranged for brand new D-grade parents if necessary or requested. It’s important to note that, generally only D-grade players require parents to umpire and as the players progress, they are expected to self-umpire. Eventually, adult presence with minimal supervision is all that is required. An induction pack, including a T-shirt with NPTC logo, will also be provided for new player registrations.
Various coaching options are provided on our coaching page. Please contact our head coach Gabriel Moise [0418 178 328] to discuss your coaching needs and to arrange suitable times.
How to join a team
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: if you’re interested in joining a team to play competition, please fill in the following details and click the send button.