1990 Herbert Baier (Jüngsten Cup Köln-Germany)
and Jos Hermans (+) (Cup Carl Gantois Overpelt-Belgium)
- after coming to the conclusion that as tournament organizers,
it might be better to cooperate with each other
instead of fighting one another - founded the Young Stars
was represented by Pierre Rolet from TAGA Gruissan/Paris.
number of persons, all with a rather strange common goal:
tennis for the U14!
certainly wasn't an easy job to create "a platform
cooperation between persons with a strong personality, character,
experience, and with the usual dose of suspicion.
Bring everyone in line, put on a par, take care to be on
the same wavelength, whatever expression you like, it was
"You should just do it!
lot of things happened:
Carl Gantois went from Overpelt to Waregem, from Waregem
to Ede, from Ede to Eindhoven, from Eindhoven to Leeuwarden.
1996 the Ligue des Hauts-de-Seine "FFT Fédération
Française de Tennis" bought the tournament
TAGA-Gruissan/Paris (name and date) from Pierre Rolet
and renamed it into "Le 13/14 des Hauts-de-Seine".
In 2013 the Ligue des Hauts-de-Seine "FFT Fédération
Française de Tennis" withdrew from the Young
Stars Association and the FFT introduced as replacement
the tournament "Balle Mimosa Loire Atlantique"
1997 "Open des Jeunes - Stade Français"
joined the YSA.
March 1999 Excelsior Tennis Club-Hasselt became a member
of the YSA with the Young Champions Cup.
these changes did not make it easier to create this common
"platform for cooperation".
looking on the past years, this platform existed/exists!
Mutual understanding with respect for the own peculiarities
of persons and organizations is the basis for the cooperation
in the YSA.
till today ...
Young Stars Tournaments today are 5 top level events for
both girls and boys, all part of the Tennis Europe Junior
Tour "14 & Under" 2017. The tournaments take
place during the months July and August 2017. Enclosed you
will find information on the Young Stars Tournaments 2017,
including the fact sheets of the 5 tournaments:
Paribas Cup - Stade Français -
Paris (France - category 1)
Netherlands - category 1)
Nantes - Atlantique (France - category 2)
Internationale Deutsche Tennismeisterschaft U14 -
Dueren (Germany - category 1)
Champions Cup -
Hasselt (Belgium - category 1)
5 tournaments are set up as a cooperation, with professional
organisation and world class level of play. About twenty qualification
tournaments are organised by ITF through the respective regional
bodies in Africa, Asia, China, Eastern Europe and South America.
guarantees participation of the best junior players from the
five continents. Because of this high standard, only players
of an international high level are directly accepted into
the Main Draw. Individual information on each player must
be given to the organizers in order to give them the opportunity
to determine the direct allowance on the Main Draw. Not all
the tournaments do organize qualifications for all those not
meeting the cut level.
and lodging for teams are provided under the rules of the
Tennis Europe Junior Tour. Travel arrangements are made available
from one tournament to the next at minimal cost.
you will find information on the Young Stars Tournaments 2017,
including the fact sheets of the 5 tournaments and an important