The HCL Tennis Junior Tour will involve 4 Championship Series tournaments across India – Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow and Pune.
The tournament will cater to U12 and U14 categories for both boys and girls. At the end of the 4 CS tournaments, the top 14 players in each category in the Singles (based on AITA points collected through these 4 tournaments) and 2 players from the ‘’Plate event’’ will be invited to compete in the HCL Tennis Junior Masters. Qualified players for the Masters will be provided free boarding and lodging and will be provided with 3 tier AC train ticket from their place to Delhi and back.
During the 4 CS tournaments, we will have a “Plate event’’ at each of the venues along with the main tournament. This ‘’Plate event’’ would be an opportunity for those who played the qualifying rounds but did not qualify for the main draw. The “Plate event’’ is a chance to play additional matches and at the same time qualify for the masters. The “Plate event’’ would be held simultaneously with the main tournament. Please note that no AITA points will be awarded for the ''Plate'' event.
The HCL Junior Masters will be held in Noida at the Shiv Nadar University from November 21-25, 2016. The Masters will be played amongst the top 16 players in each category from the Singles events. This will be a knockout tournament.
The winner in singles event of the Masters in the U12 and the U14 categories will be sent to a fully-sponsored training session for one week to the RafaNadal Academy in Spain. The runners-up will be sent to Kochi at one of the high performance centres of Mahesh Bhupathi tennis academies for two weeks of training, entirely sponsored by HCL.