Juniors Trips to France
Juniors Trips to France
Juniors Trip to France
A chance for junior players to make huge improvements to their match play in 4 weeks.
For a few years now we have been travelling to France with a group of juniors from the Waikato region. In 2016 we are opening this trip up to players from other regions.
We know that more match play can massively improve the ability of players. It’s unfortunate that in New Zealand our junior players do not get the opportunity to have as much match play as players in other parts of the world. This trip offers that opportunity.
Players will play at around 10 tournaments in the Bordeaux region in four weeks. Players in 2015 played up to 28 matches each, for a total of 161 matches for the group at 13 different venues.
Players will compete with other players of similar level (regardless of age) because of the French ranking system. This competition with senior players also helps to improve intelligence of play.
DATES FOR 2016
23 June to 23 July 2016.
The cost for this trip is $4475 per player (for NZTA players) and $4975 per player (for players from other regions) (to be confirmed at the time of booking).
This price includes:
Travel to Bordeaux from Paris
Transport every day to and from tournaments and scheduled excursions
28 nights accommodation
All breakfasts and dinners
All coaching support
French ranking affiliation
Flight tickets (estimated at $2500 per person) although not included in above cost will be booked for you
Excursion visits (entry fees)
Tournament fees (12 to 20 euros per tournament)
HOW TO APPLY
Interested players need to complete the application form and provide it along with a $100 application fee (refundable if not selected). We will make a selection of 8 players from the applicants, 4 girls and 4 boys. NZTA reserves the right to make whatever selection we choose. Places are strictly limited to a maximum of 8 juniors, 4 girls, 4 boys, 12 to 17 years old, any level. Because of the ranking system, players will play the same number of tournaments regardless of their level.
If you would like to apply, please complete the application form by 30 October 2015. Selections will be made and all applicants notified by 13 November 2015. A deposit of $1000 will be required at the time of notification of your successful application. Two further payments will be required, one on the 1st of February 2016 of $1000 and then the balance by 1 June 2016.