THE 17th Head Graphene XT Junior Tennis Satellite Circuit will go to 17 key cities in the country beginning next month, in an effort to discover the young talented tennis players.
The tournament will kick off on March 10 to 14 in Davao City before moving to Sultan Kudarat on March 16 to 20, Cagayan De Oro City on March 22 to 26, and General Santos City on March 28 to April 1.
The Visayas leg starts in Dumaguete City on April 5 to 9 before moving to Bohol on April 11 to 15, Cebu on April 17 to 21, Bacolod City on April 23 to 27, Iloilo City on April 29 to May 3 and Kalibo on May 5 to 9.
The Luzon circuit begins in Naga on May 5 to 9, Pampanga on May 10 to 14, Olongapo on May 15 to 19, Urdaneta on May 20 to 24, Vigan on May 25 to 29, Baguio City on May 30 to June 3 and Manila on June 3 to 7.
The Philippine Lawn Tennis Association will provide ranking points to all players who will compete in every leg.
The singles and doubles events will be played in different age categories—10-year-and under (unisex), 12-and-under (boys), 14-and-under (boys), 16-and-under (boys), 18-and-under (boys), 12-and-under (girls), 14-and-under (girls), 16-and-under (girls) and 18-under (girls).
The annual event has expanded from 11 legs to 17 legs this year. It aims to promote the sport in both genders with new sponsor Globe Telecom Company.