Road to Wimbledon junior tennis series reduced to one event

The Road to Wimbledon junior tennis series has been shortened to a single event for this season, and will feature only the top-16 boys and girls in the under-14 section.

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The Road to Wimbledon junior tennis series has been shortened to a single event for this season, and will feature only the top-16 boys and girls in the under-14 section.

Unlike last year when four weeks of full-fledged tournaments led to the Masters, there will only be one event for boys and one for girls, like the Masters. The girls event is scheduled to be played at the South Club in Kolkata in the week starting on March 12, and the boys event will be held at the Gymkhana Club in Delhi, from March 19.

There will be a two-day training camp, followed by the tournaments. The organisers will take care of the hospitality part for the players, with accommodation and meals. The top-16 players, based on the ranking list of January 29 of the All India Tennis Association (AITA), will be invited for the event and the tournaments will not carry any AITA junior ranking points.

The champion and runner-up from the boys and girls events will qualify to compete in the UK under-14 championship to be held on the grass courts of Wimbledon in August.

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