Asia



There are three separate Asian events each year: Asia 14 & Under Development Championships, West Asian 13 & Under Development Championships, Central Asian 13 & Under Development Championships.

Asia 14 & Under Development Championships

2011 Asian 14U Development Championships Opening Ceremony
The 14 & Under Development Championships were split into two divisions for the first time in 2012 with the events being held independently. Each event consists of two weeks of competition with back-to-back tournaments offering an extended chance for players to gain the maximum possible experience from their time travelling.

In Division 2 countries compete against each other with the highest ranked nation being awarded promotion to Division 1 to compete in the event later that same year. The ranking is calculated from the three best results in singles added to the three best results in doubles (with at least one result in each category coming from the girls' draws).

Vietnam hosted the Division 2 event for a second consecutive year in 2013 which attracted players from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore and Sri Lanka as well as an ITF team with the West Asian Regions (Iran, UAE and Yemen). The hosts came out on top to win promotion to Division 1.

The Division 1 event was held from 3-16 March 2013 in the Philippines and was dominated by local player Alberto Lim, who won both boys' singles titles without dropping a set. Six nations competed alongside representatives from the ITF Central Asian team and ITF Division 2 team.

Previous Challenge Trophy Winners:

Year Winners      Runners-Up
2013 India Philippines
2012 China Korea, Rep


Please follow the links below to find a full report from last year's events:

2013 Asian 14 & Under Development Championships - Division 1

2013 Asian 14 & Under Development Championships - Division 2



West Asian 13 & Under Development Championships

The West Asian Championships are a chance for those nations in the region with very limited tennis heritage to participate in training and competition with other players from a similar background. The best performing players over the course of the event are invited to be part of an ITF Team at the Asian 14 & Under Development Championships the following year.

In 2012 the West Asian Championships were held for a second consecutive year in Muscat, Oman with a total of 46 players from 11 nations coming together for the event, which included a one-day training camp followed by back-to-back four day tournaments.

A report from last year's event can be found here.



Central Asian 13 & Under Development Championships

The Central Asian Championships are run in the same vein as the West Asian Championships with a short training camp opportunity followed by a pair of knock-out tournaments.

The 2012 Central Asian Championships were held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan at the newly completed Academy of Tennis. It featured a total of 48 players and coaches from the central Asian countries of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan with Uzbekistan producing victors in three of the four singles draws.

A report from last year's event can be found here.



ITF DEVELOPMENT CIRCUITS

Follow the links below to find out more about the circuits running in the regions:

> Overview

> Africa

> Americas

> Asia

> Europe

> Pacific Oceania

KEY CIRCUIT DATES IN ASIA

14-25 January: Asia 14 & Under Championships Group 2, Vietnam

3-16 March: Asia 14 & Under Championships Group 1, Philippines