The 2013 Kids Dental Junior Open tennis tournament is fast approaching, and is open to juniors 18 years of age and younger. The first Tennis Manitoba Junior Tour event on the 2013 calendar is hosted by the Winnipeg Winter Club, and takes place February 21st – 24th. Junior Tour tournaments are also used as national qualifying events for players residing in Manitoba and provide national ranking points for those players residing in Canada.

New to the Junior Tour this year is the addition of 3/4 court events for aspiring young tennis players. The Kids Dental Junior Open will offer a U8 3/4 court event for those eight years old and younger. Participants in the U8 event will play short sets of up to 4 games in a round robin format, and receive a participation medal.

The Kids Dental offers singles events in the U10 age category, for player 10 years and younger. The U12, U14, U16 and U18 singles events are used as national qualifying events, where top level juniors have the opportunity play at the Canadian Junior National Championships. Doubles will also be available for U14 and U18 age categories.

The tournament will also be the first in Manitoba to use Tennis Manitoba’s new tournament management system. The new system is used widely throughout the world and includes such features as online registration and payment, match details, and in the near future rankings and a mobile app. Participants of Tennis Manitoba sanctioned tournaments will be required to setup their online player account prior to using the system for tournament registration. For more information on setting up a player account, click here.

Online entry for the 2013 Kids Dental Junior Open closes on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 11:59 PM. Registration is available at