Junior Squad Information

Try out for the Waverley Tennis Squad

The next Try Out for interested players is this Friday, 26th August.

There are two venues being used:

  • Glenvale Tennis Club, Shepherd Road, Glen Waverley from 6:00 to 7:00pm  or
  • Doveton Tennis Club, Robinson Reserve Tennis Centre, Doveton from 7:00 to 8:30pm.

About the Junior Development Squad

The Waverley Tennis Junior Development Squad is a series of progressive squads where a player can enter at the appropriate level and be guided through their development to ultimately become a more complete and successful tennis player.

Each of the squads caters for players at different stages of their tennis development. Squads run during each schoool term.


To provide supplementary training to enhance the player's private coaching program, and enable the player to hit regularly against players of similar standard.

To provide a clear and co-ordinated pathway for junior players towards achieving their own optimal performance.


Individual Player: Advancement through squad levels via participation in the intra squad challenge program. Participation in junior tournaments in metropolitan and country areas appropriate to the player's development level.


Provision of suitable players for participation in inter association challenge matches and tennis carnivals and Vic Junior Competition.

Interested in joining the Waverley Tennis Junior Development Squad?
Contact Lyn Gillen on tel: 9802 1002 or mobile 0412 567 496


We are looking to identify our "Bright Stars of the Future".

Are you looking to take the next step in your tennis future? Why not consider trying out for the Waverley Tennis Junior Development Squad?

This will supplement your existing private coaching program and allow you to hit regularly against players of similar standard and at the same time improve your fitness.

Waverley Tennis is looking to expand some of our squads - vacancies are now available.
Please contact Lyn Gillen 9802 1002 or 0412 567 496 to discuss your child's situation.



A group of 6 of our Waverley Tennis Junior Development Squad members will take off on Thursday 12 September returning on Monday 7 October 2013 for their "Trip of a Lifetime".  They will be  part of our trip to the United States to join The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch Program.  The group will be led by Will Whitby - Head Trainer at Waverley Junior Development Squads at East Burwood.

Where:  The camp is nestled in the hills of New Braunfels between San Antonio & Austin in Texas.  The ranch features 24 hard courts, 4 clay courts, state of the art weight training facility, camper style accommodation, soccer field, basketball court and swimming pool.  Accommodation en site about 10 metres from the courts.

Training:  6 hours training per day including gym and fitness on alternate days.  Half day training  on Saturday.  No training on Sunday.

Tournament:  all kids will play a corresponding tournament in the United States based on their standard.

Security:  Very high at the Academy where all kids are supervised 24 hours with night guards and security cameras everywhere.

Cost:  Approximately $5000/6000 which will cover travel costs plus accommodation, meals and tuition.  Tournament costs will be extra.

Coaches: The coaches there are world class and so is the facility.  Hewitt, Tomic, Li Na, Byron Black and the Harrison boys have all trained at Newks.


Ever wondered what happens in the quiet backwater of our Junior Development arena? Read on for a synopsis of 2007-2008 year.

The 12 months is a busy time for Squads and Tournaments.

In September we have our weekend Round Robin/Compass Draw tournament.

Then in November we have the Melbourne Cup Weekend tournament which is part of the Tennis Victoria Junior Development Series.

December saw our squad team of 10 and unders competed in Wayne Arthurs Cup. This is contested by 16 country regions and metropolitan associations.

January we had the Daphne Fancutt Shield challenge match for 10 Waverley players from 14s, 16s and 18s year olds against teams from Eastern Region, North Suburban, Peninsula, Country Victoria and Daphne Fancutt club in Queensland.

February saw a Talent ID day for squads.

March was a very busy month. First we had the annual Tri-Arm Squad Challenge for second tier 10 and 11 year olds against Peninsula. Then there was the Junior Championships over the Labour Day weekend, also part of the Tennis Victoria Junior Development Series. Following over Easter it was Waverley's turn to host the Pat Pearce Shield against Eastern Region, North Suburban and Tennis South Australia.

In April our team of squad 12 and unders represented us in the Alicia Molik Cup held at Kooyong.

June was also very busy. We started with another Squad Talent Id day. Then for the Queen's Birthday weekend we sent a team of squad children (14 children in 12, 14 and 16 year old age groups) to Bendigo to compete in the Metropolitan Association and inter-regional challenge. While the children were in Bendigo were conducting the Queen's Birthday Open Australian Ranking Tournament in which a some of our Juniors competed.

August - Four of our squad 11 and unders headed to Bendigo to compete in the Frank Sedgman Cup. August also sees another Talent ID day.

September - Two of our squad children have been selected to represent Victoria in Newcastle in the Bruce Cup. This is a national team of 12 - (6 boys 6 girls) of primary school children. This Cup has been in existence since 1938.

On top of all the above we have 8 squad teams and train approximately 120 children per week. Additionally we have to manage all the activity and attend meetings.