The National Junior Circuit Grand Prix Finals will be held next week from May 11 – 15 at Cheras Stadium, Kuala Lumpur. The tournament comprises of players from the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) as well as state players who performed well in the 1st and 2nd leg of the National Junior Circuit.
There are four categories altogether which are the Under-12, Under-14, Under-16 and Under-18 that consist of singles and doubles respectively.
Unlike the usual knockout system, the junior circuit begins with a round robin system that has either four or eight groups in each category and the top one or top two from each group will progress to the quarter-finals. From then onwards, it will be a knockout system where by only the winners will qualify for the semi-finals and finals.
Through this system, players actually have more chances to play and at the same time, it helps in assessing their physical condition especially for those who are participating in singles and doubles.
Besides that, state players have the opportunity to prove their worth to be roped into Bukit Jalil Sports School as well as the national back-up team.
In addition, it will be also be one of the best places to identify players who are potential in representing at the Asian and World Junior Championships.
Therefore, the National Junior Circuit is not just seen as an age group tournament but a platform in producing world class players from the younger generation.