Events at Vilas Tennis Academy
VILAS TROPHY Under 14
BS14, GS14, BD14, GD14
Register at tenniseurope.org
11 February 2019 00:00 GMT
12 March 2019 14:00 GMT
26 March 2019 14:00 GMT
6 April 2019 to 14 April 2019
VILAS TROPHY Under 12
BS12, GS12, BD12, GD12
Register at tenniseurope.org : link to entry
25 February 2019 00:00 GMT
26 March 2019 14:00 GMT
09 April 2019 14:00 GMT
20 April 2019 to 28 April 2019
For many children it will be the first international tournament , and we offer several options so that everyone can participate.
VILAS CUP U12 is an international tournament part of the TENNIS EUROPE JUNIOR TOUR calendar for all players up to 12 years, Official matches start with the Qualifying Draw on Saturday April 20
Vilas Academy also organize an internal event where winners get direct entry to draw , In addition to being of great help as part of the training
The Pre Qualy VILAS U12 is a two days tournament: Thursday 18 and Friday 19 April Round Robin, ( min. two matches guaranteed )
To participate in the pre qualy, you can send your request here :
VILAS TROPHY Under 14 & Under 16
October to November 2019
U14 Grade 2 Event
26 October 2019 to 3 November 2019
U16 Grade 2 Event
2 November 2019 to 9 November 2019
About Tennis Europe Junior Tour
Created in 1990, the Tennis Europe Junior Tour has long been the platform of choice for the launch of a successful career, and in recent years has heralded the arrival of such top players as Justine Henin, Roger Federer, Caroline Wozniacki, Andy Murray, Victoria Azarenka, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Maria Sharapova, to name but a few.
The tour is divided into three age groups: 16 & Under, 14 & Under and (since 2000) 12 & Under. In 2016, these three categories combined for a total of some 360+ tournaments, staged across 46 of the 50 member nations of Tennis Europe. The exponential growth of the tour – which last year saw participation from over 12,000 players – represents an astonishing diversification of its original 43 tournaments over two age groups.
“Player of the Year” ranking
In many ways a dress rehearsal for life on the professional circuit, the Tennis Europe Junior Tour also boasts a cumulative weekly ranking, ‘Player of the Year’ awards (former recipients include Rafael Nadal, Grigor Dimitrov and Kim Clijsters), and a season-ending Masters tournament for the top eight performers in each category. As with professional tennis, an anti-doping program has been introduced in cooperation with the ITF in order to educate players about the dangers of doping, and like their professional counterparts, Tour players use an IPIN (International Player Identification Number) to manage their entries and withdrawals online.
The appeal of the Tennis Europe Junior Tour extends well beyond its home continent, and in 2018 players came from over 100 countries worldwide to participate. Guillermo Coria is one non-European to have excelled, ending the year as a top ten player twice. Other players such as Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick, Juan Martín Del Potro and Sania Mirza also got a first taste of European competition on the tour.
16 & Under and 14 & Under rankings
16/14 & Under Tour events are played at three levels, ranging from the elite Category 1 events, which attract the strongest draws, to the more numerous and accessible Category 2 and 3 events. Boys and girls events in both singles and doubles events are held at all tournaments, with some offering additional consolation tournaments for early losers. Player parties, cultural exchanges and tourist trips during events encourage all players to focus on more than just their results.
12 & Under rankings
The 12 & Under Tour differs in that no rankings are produced, and there are no Masters or European individual championship events, though the summer team event, the ‘Tennis Europe Nations Challenge by HEAD’ is now in its second decade and has been universally acclaimed.
Team events provide some of the highlights of the Junior Tour, with the Tennis Europe Winter Cups by HEAD and the Summer Cups providing youngsters with an early opportunity to compete for their countries, whilst the European Junior Championships title is arguably the most treasured prize of all. All three flagship events have an illustrious history, dating back to the founding of Tennis Europe in the mid-1970’s.
A world-famous competition
Over a quarter of a million spectators file through the gates annually to see competitions that are reported in over 780 periodicals worldwide, garnering over 12,000 minutes of TV and radio airtime. The quality of play on the Tennis Europe Junior Tour is such that a myriad of former world No.1s, including Graf, Seles, Sanchez-Vicario, Mauresmo, Becker, Edberg, Lendl, Safin, Moya and Wilander all displayed their talents to an international audience for the first time on the European circuit, proving that the tour really does provide an opportunity to see the stars of tomorrow today.
Join our assistance tennis program
Vilas Academy offers High Performance programs for players, providing personalised professional assistance and guidance before and during competition. Players can receive assistance from our team to improve their results. Join VILAS High Performance program for junior players playing Tennis Europe Junior Tour events.
How we can help?
We provide personalised attention to achieve objectives, working individually providing the experience of our professional coaches. Working with a proven methodology, with international success.
In the case of the U12 tournaments, for some children, it will be their first experience in an international tournament.
Some of the aspects where the academy can help in this stage of development are:
How to prepare for the competition
What is the game pattern of the player?
What routines you must follow before and during each match.
Coach’s feedback about the matches played by applying it to the training sessions.
The professional program is available from a week, an option with or without accommodation and full board.
Registered players in our programs are also guaranteed participation in the event, by WC if necessary.
How we work?
At reduced groups of players, max 4, selected by level.
The intensity and specific attention in the technical details are key in our programs.
The physical preparation is also included and ensures, in addition to improving athletic performance, reduce the risk of injury.
In the Vilas Tennis Academy, we have a strong commitment with new tennis players generations, so we invite you to be part of our High Performance Junior programs, which will help you improve with the support of the best trainers.