Tennis Europe Press Release, January 10, 2020
The Tennis Europe Junior Tour is a circuit of high-profile junior tennis events for boys and girls aged 12, 14 and 16 & Under from all over the world and is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020.
Founded by the European Tennis Federation in 1990, the Tour has grown from 40 tournaments in its first year to 408 in 2019. These include some of the sport’s most prestigious junior tennis events such as Les Petits As, Avvenire and the Tour’s most coveted prize, the European Junior Championships.
Tennis Europe tournaments are an essential step on the ladder to a professional tennis career. Over the past three decades, almost all top tennis stars have started their careers at these events. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Martina Hingis, Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki are just a few of the world #1s to have competed on the Tour.
Today, 20,000 registered players from 120 countries around the world are eligible to play on the Tennis Europe Junior Tour, which features individual tournaments as well as team competitions, the aforementioned European Championships and an elite season-ending Masters.
Participants are rewarded with prestigious Tennis Europe Junior Ranking points, updated weekly for the 14 and 16 & Under age groups.
Currently 48 of the 50 European nations host one of more Tennis Europe Junior Tour tournaments each year – this growing number is a symbol of the strength and success of the Tour.
Led by former European champion Stefanos Tsitsipas, many of the Tour’s most notable players of past and present have contributed messages of support and shared some of their favourite memories for social media content due to be published throughout the season.
— Tennis Europe (@TennisEurope) January 9, 2020