Foundation Cup Information and Registration – **2019 Registrations NOW OPEN **


2019 Registrations – OPEN. Register online below now.


If you want to register with the HTA to trial for this season’s Foundation Cup, it is a two step process:


1. READ all of the information below (Noting also the latest attached age/eligibility pdf update HERE as amended here:


Dear Regional Coordinators,


Please see amendment to the Foundation Cup Selection Criteria, the birth years were incorrect for the selection of the 10/u age group. It should read as below;


For a player to be eligible for the 10/u age group they must be 10 years of age or younger as at 31st December the year in which the State event is held (Birth years 2009-2011).


Apologies for the error.





2. Complete the online application form below before 5pm Thursday 25th April 2019


Foundation Cup Regional Trial Day

Hills/Fleurieu Region 5th  May 2019 Anembo Park (Times announced by 30th April)



Foundation Cup and regional trials days are part of the Junior Development pathways supported by Tennis SA and managed by each of the 6 regions outside of metropolitan Adelaide within SA.


The Regional trial days lead to selection of players for the Regional Championships for children aged 10 & U, 13 & U,15 & U and 17 & U.

From the trials 8 10 & U players will be selected. The 13 & U and 15 & U teams will consist of 4 Boys and 4 Girls each.

This year Tennis SA will be running a 17 & U event, so we will also be trialing for a team of 2 17 & U Boys and 2 17 & U Girls.


Trials are open to any junior tennis player based in regional South Australia, who have played a majority of a regional associations junior or senior matches.


All age groups are trialing for the opportunity to be selected to represent their regional Foundation Cup team which then go on to play in the state event played in regional South Australia in the third term (October, dates TBA) school holidays.


In the 13 &U from this State Foundation Cup event four boys and four girls are selected to represent regional South Australia at the National Foundation Cup held in Melbourne in January next year.


In the past, in the 15 & U from this State Foundation Cup event three boys and three girls were selected to represent regional South Australia in an event held in Queensland. We assume this will be the case again.


From the trial day an initial Boys and Girls squad in each age group will be selected. If required this squad will then be narrowed down to the eventual squad of four boys and four girls within each age group.


This will be done in all age groups through additional training days anticipated to be run on four Sunday’s to be determined but anticipated to be monthly during winter concluding prior to the event in October.


It is anticipated that these days will consist of approx 2 hours coaching activities and potentially round robin matches as required to finalise teams and order of merit.


The commitment of players and families to the regional format is significant, therefore it is anticipated that those attending trial days are aware of the above commitment and will make themselves available for each of the steps required for selection.


Initially the cost of the trial day will be $5 per participant, this will cover costs of balls, court hire etc.


Cost associated with further training/trials will be determined as soon a possible after initial squads have been selected. However, the approximate cost would be $80 including court hire, balls, coach etc for the additional four days.


Players, if selected are expected to train regularly with their regular coach as well as attend the monthly team trainings. It is also advised that players participate in Winter Tennis and/or tournament play


In addition to this those selected in final squads should anticipate cost associated with regional uniforms and potential travel. This year’s foundation cup will be held in Berri in October for all age groups. As a guide last year’s accommodation and participation cost for each Child was $270 with the uniform cost of approx $100.


Trial Day


This trial day will be help at Littlehampton Tennis Club Anembo Park, Lot 4, Princess Highway, Littlehampton. Starting time of 9am. Depending of entries times maybe staggered throughout the day based on age groups and/or gender. The younger age groups are likely to be trialed in the morning, and the older in the afternoon. Confirmation of times will be circulated after nominations close.


Entry fees and form


There is a cost of $5 for each participant in the trial day, this is payable upon arrival, non payment of money will result in non participation.


Entry is via online form (at the bottom this page) .


Applications must be received by 5pm on the 30th March 2018. Failure to forward an entry form will result in non participation.


Foundation Cup- Selection Criteria




To be eligible for Foundation Cup a player must;


    Reside within the regional boundaries as set by Tennis SA (Hills Tennis Association, Onkaparringa Tennis Association, Great Southern Tennis Association, Mclaren Vale. If you are unsure if you’re part of our region please email

    Have played the majority of a Regional Club junior or senior matches. For example if a regional association season has 16 matches in total a players must play 9 matches of the season.


Age criteria


To be eligible for the 13 & U, 15 & U and 17 & U Foundation Cup players must be 13 & U or 15 & U as at 31st December this year.


To be eligible for the 10 & U age groups players must be U10 as at 7th Oct this year.


Any questions please call Bill Walter on 0408 275 159 or email


**Register online here now**



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