The Junior Regional Academy is the Regional Performance Centre for the whole of the North Shore and Northland region and since 2001 has had great success in producing champions.
In recent years the Academy can boast developing National Champions and Junior Davis Cup players, many of which have gone on to play internationally. Numerous players from the Academy have also gone on to fulfill their dream of achieving a scholarship to a University in the USA.
“To develop independent, self-reliant, strong individuals who are able to think for themselves on court”
Our philosophy at the Junior Regional Academy is to not only to produce champions on the court but also off it. With tennis being an individual sport with no outside influence once the player steps out onto the court, we strive to develop independent thinking players that are able to cope with the stresses of match play on their own. We aim to teach all of our players a strong work ethic and a disciplined nature that will help them become successful on the court in order for them to achieve both their tennis and life goals.
The Academy Invitational Squads (AIS) run throughout the week Monday to Saturday, both before school at 6:30-8:00am and after from 4:00pm onwards. The AIS system encompasses players of all ages and ability levels, from six year olds that we have selected through our Talent ID program to 18 year olds looking to continue their tennis at the highest level.
The inclusion and transition from one squad to the next is based on the following factors: