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Wilson Nesbitt North Down Junior Championships 2018

Wilson Nesbitt North Down Junior Championships 2018

Online Entry HERE

Online Entry closes 15th August 2018


UTP Rankings Update

The UTP Junior Rankings have been updated with the results from recent tournaments.

If there any queries about ranking points please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Interprovincial Eligibility and UTP Rankings

Ulster Interprovincial Eligibility

The following criteria will apply for eligibility for representation on Ulster Under 14 or Under 18 Interprovincial teams (2018 season):

In order to be eligible for selection on an Ulster Interprovincial team, under normal circumstances players must play a minimum of three Ulster tournaments. One of these Ulster tournaments must take place after 1st May 2018. The Winter matchplays and Spring Closed Matchplays will count separately to this total, i.e. players playing both matchplay events will be regarded as having played two Ulster tournaments. National or International tournaments held in Ulster do not count as Ulster tournaments.

Each Interprovincial team will consist of the top four players in the UTP rankings at the time of selection plus a wild card as chosen by the non-playing captain (assuming players meet the eligibility criteria above). Players with a poor disciplinary record during the season may also be deemed ineligible for selection.

UTP Ranking System Eligible Tournaments

The following rules now apply to the UTP Rankings system:

1. UTP ranking points will only be allocated to certain Irish tournaments outside of Ulster. The following events will qualify for ranking points; these are National-level tournaments and Provincial Grade 1 events:

  • National Winter Matchplays
  • National Spring Matchplays
  • National Indoor Championships
  • National Spring Championships
  • Templeogue Junior Open
  • Malahide Junior Open
  • Munster Junior Open
  • Leinster Junior Open
  • Connacht Junior Open
  • Irish Junior Open

No points will be given for any other Irish tournament outside of Ulster. It remains the responsibility of the player to ensure that an email is sent to the UTP email address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it within 3 days of the completion of the above events for points to be allocated, with the exceptions of the National Matchplays, National Indoor Championships and the Irish Junior Open where points will be allocated automatically.

2. For Irish tournaments outside Ulster, where there is a qualifying draw, no points will be allocated for any qualifying matches, only for main draw results.

3. National and International events (ITF/ETA/LTA) – points will be allocated as before for main draw results, and for qualifying draws if a player wins (or receives a walkover in) at least one match. No points will be allocated if a player loses their first match in qualifying.

4. For Ulster tournaments players will be allocated points automatically.




Lisburn Junior Open 2018

Entry for the Lisburn Junior Open 2018 at Hilden Tennis Club  is now open Click HERE to enter online.

The online entry has been extended to Thursday 22nd March 2018 at 22.00GMT


Ulster Spring Closed Matchplays

Spring Junior Matchplay Series

To all Ulster junior players and parents


Please note that the Tennis Ireland Spring Matchplay series has been discontinued from this season due to the heavy junior tournament schedule at National level during the spring weeks.

However Ulster Tennis will run an Ulster Spring Closed Matchplays event, which will be open to players in Ulster only. This event will be run on the following basis:

  • be run over Under 14 and Under 18 age groups only
  • age groups will be limited to a maximum of 16 players in each age group
  • the top four players in the 2018 UTP rankings at Under 14 and Under 18 level will qualify directly for the corresponding age groups in the Ulster Matchplay event
  • regional qualification events will run at Under 14 and Under 18 level (with the same format as the current regional matchplays) and the top two qualifiers from each region will also qualify for the Ulster Matchplay event
  • Under 12 players may play up to Under 14, and Under 16 players may play up to Under 18 (Under 14 players may NOT play up to Under 18)
  • UTP ranking points will be awarded for the regional and Ulster events

This event will provide a further opportunity for players to play at regional and Ulster level and gain points towards their UTP ranking. This will also count towards the total of three Ulster junior tournaments that players must play to be eligible for selection for the Interprovincial championships this season.

Regional qualification events will be held during March and the Ulster Closed Matchplay event is expected to take place in April (after Easter). Dates will be advertised on the Ulster Tennis website very shortly.

If you have any queries about the Matchplay events please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




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