Due to the amazing funding support of Pub Charity we were able to set up a Junior Academy in the Eastern Region in 2014.
This is a vital step in the organisation’s quest to become more competitive on a National basis and has definitely reaped benefits, with Winona-Jo Joyce taking out the Under 17 Girls singles National title this year.
As a part of the funding process, parents of those juniors chosen to be a part of the academy are required to pay a 50% share of the coaching costs.
Each player must make a commitment to their respective coaches as per their agreement and are monitored on a regular basis. Coaches have the right to cut a player from their squad if they feel that they are not meeting the standards required.
Apart from the individual coaching, holiday and weekend clinics are being held throughout the year and juniors are expected to enter regular tournament during both locally and outside the District.
The Juniors’ results will be updated as received and can be found on this link:
Academy Junior Tournament Results 2018
Find out who our most improved Juniors are since the new year kicked-in. Congratulations to Mikarore Joyce who tops the ladder.
Most Improved 1 Jan – 13 May 2018
Check out their points progress since Feb 2018
Academy Juniors Progress since Feb 2018
2018 Elite Squad
Willz Donnelly, Blake Knox, Quade Hyde, Kahn Grayson
Rhiarne Taiapa, Winona-Jo Joyce, Jena Gregory, Sam Harding, Ally Harding, Rakairoa Joyce, Sara Dooney, Zara Evans
2018 Intermediate Squad
Toby Evans, Guy van Raders, Jonty Unwin, Alex Elliott, Geordie Calder, Harry Unwin
Amber Roydhouse-Ross, Danika Brown, Kiera Thompson, Ruby Hinton, Tayla-Louise Lys, Sammy Mattsen
2018 Senior Squad
Yon van Raders, Jakeb Simmons, Ryan Miller, Isaac Pilcher, Mikarore Joyce, Jayden Grant
Amy Miller, Danielle Pilcher, Jasmine Roydhouse-Ross, Paige Bentley
2018 Future Stars Squad
Jake Hinton, Harry Reed
Francesca Pilcher, Katy Anderson, Lucy Kinnear, Belle Kinnear, Summer Reed, Sophia Unwin, Violet Unwin