Tennis South Africa are pleased to confirm that the Growthpoint Super 8 Series Race returns for the 2018/19 junior tennis season.

The race aims to build our key TSA junior national tournaments (specifically Growthpoint Super 8 events and the Growthpoint Junior Nationals), into a series – in order to recognise the most consistent junior players in South Africa.

Once again, the race will cover nine tournaments in total – eight x Growthpoint Super 8 events, as well as the Growthpoint Junior Nationals – played in the period from the 1st December 2018 to the 31st July 2019.

Players will earn race points for rounds reached at the above tournaments. Points are accumulated over the above time period, per age group and per gender. At the end of the designated time period, the player with the most points (per gender and per age group) will win the Series title, as well as some great prizes! 

PLEASE NOTE: As per last year, the Growthpoint Super 8 Series Race (for 2018/2019) will cover a player’s best 5 results.

The following points apply to all genders and age groups:

Points per tournament


30 points


25 points


20 points


17 points

5th & 6th

13 points

7th & 8th

10 points

Last 16

5 points

Last 32

2 points

Last 48

1 point

The Growthpoint Super 8 Series Race tables for each gender and age group will be published on the second Monday after each relevant tournament. 

The race is age specific and so individuals cannot be in the race for two different age categories. In short - if a player plays up, then the points will reflect in that player's correct age group. 

There will be eight series winners and eight series runners up for the following age groups and genders:

  • U12 Boys
  • U12 Girls
  • U14 Boys
  • U14 Girls
  • U16 Boys
  • U16 Girls
  • Open Men
  • Open Women

In the potential scenario of players (either in first or second positions) finishing on the same number of points, then the following criteria will determine the series winner and/or runner-up: 

  1. Firstly, player with the most tournament wins
  2. Secondly, if it's still a draw, then the player with the most tournament finals.
  3. Thirdly, if still drawn, then the player with the most number of actual matches won during the series.
  4. Fourth, if still drawn, then player with most sets won and if still a draw then most games won.

The series winners will each win a trophy, a R5000 travel voucher and free entry into all Growthpoint Super 8 events (as well as Nationals) in 2020. The series runners up will each win free entry into all Growthpoint Super 8 events (as well as Nationals) in 2020.

On your marks, get set, go!

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