TE Rotterdam U12/U14, Nederland (cat. 2/3)
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.