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Under 10 Year Old Rankings

does anyone know who is the best junior player aged under 10 in the entire world? thanks for your help and information!!
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Re: Under 10 Year Old Rankings

No one knows.
Usually you could check the rankings to see who's talented but as far as I know, there are no international rankings for the U10 and U12. ETA starts with the U14 rankings, no rankings for the younger ones. Even if they do have tournies for the U12, they do not rank them, at least not in Europe.
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Re: Under 10 Year Old Rankings

I think the unofficial under 10 world champion is Elenor Dean from the UK

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Re: Under 10 Year Old Rankings

The unofficial 10 and under world championships is a tournament in Pula, Croatia, called Smirkva Bowl. Of course, this is a matter of opinion and others may say some different tournament is the best - like the Orange Bowl vs. Tarbes debate.

http://www.smrikve.com/smrikva-bowl/


This year's edition will start next week.



The winner last year, as Monica_Rules says, was Eleanor Dean from Britain. Dean actually beat her opponent in the finals by 6-0 6-0.

Draw from last year - http://www.smrikve.com/smrikva-bowl/file_download/6

[Note that the drawsheet says that she is Spanish, which is probably (as far as I know!) a mistake. She trains in Marbella, which may have led to this confusion.]



But let's not get too excited. Players who dominate tennis early on often end up being unsuccessful in the pros.

My opinion doesn't count for much as I don't exactly spend my free time watching 10 year olds play, but it's probably because - a) It's dominated by girls who physically mature early on. Of course, the advantage wears off with time. b) It's dominated by early starters. Obviously, a girl who started playing tennis at the age of 3 would have a massive advantage over someone who started at the age of 7. c) Many top players do not compete outside their country when they are 9 or 10.




It's probably too early to say whether Dean will do anything big or not. But she is surely going in the right direction, so good luck to her.
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But let's not get too excited. Players who dominate tennis early on often end up being unsuccessful in the pros.


My opinion doesn't count for much as I don't exactly spend my free time watching 10 year olds play,



It's probably too early to say whether Dean will do anything big or not.
In my opinion is very important this period of time till 10 years old because is a technic fundation period of time. Whith this technic you will play all your life.

Eleonor Dean is very tall for her age that's why she have an avantage againts anothers girls .
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Re: Under 10 Year Old Rankings

Dean is a very good player, she won a sub 12 nike tournament in spain this year.
Our best player is Virginia Peña, she was the third in 2006 Smirkva Bowl, she was nine years. I think she is playing this year too, but there aren't results yet

The main difference is that Dean is a tall player, and Peña is very little right now, but she is able to win some players two years older and 10 cm taller
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Re: Under 10 Year Old Rankings

Virginia Peña

She's got the shots, the looks, and she's trashing everybody her age (and some above) in Spain. Who knows about the future but she looks determined. And BTW she's from Mallorca like Nadal, Moya, Llagostera...

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For the record, Virginia defeated her British opponent Sophie Bloom (like 30 cm taller than her) 63 61

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And Sophie isn't that bad, she made semifinals in the next nike tournament
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I thought Les Petits Aces is unofficially a work championship for little kids?

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Re: Under 10 Year Old Rankings

Virginia Peña is the winner of Smikva Bowl 2007.
Finals:
Virginia Pena (Esp) – Ana Konjuh (Cro) (6:2 6:1);

Semifinals:
Virginia Pena (Esp) – Nina Potocnik (Slo) (9:1);
Ana Konjuh (Cro) – Katie Dyson (Uk) (9:5);

Quarterfinals:
Virginia Pena (Esp)– Kataryna Baranivska (Ukr) (9:1);
Ana Konjuh (Cro) – Bianka Bekefi (H) (7:5 ret);
Nina Potocnik (Slo) – Chiara Grimm (Ch) (9:1);
Katie Dyson (Uk)– Ivana Jorovic (Srb) (9:2).
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6th “Little Mo”/SMRIKVA BOWL RESULTS

Smrikva Bowl vs. Little Mo

Virgina Pena (Esp) – Ndindi Ndunda (USA) (6:0 6:1)
Ana Konjuh (Cro) – Dominique Garley (USA) (6:2 6:0)

Sasha Merzetti (I) – Eduardo Nava (USA) (6:33:6 10:8)
Bogdan Borza (Rom) – Tommy Paul (USA) (6:47:5)

Ana Konjuh (Cro) – Ndindi Ndunda (USA) (6:1 6:1)
Virginia Pena (Esp) – Dominique Garley (USA) (6:36:0)

Bogdan Borza (Rom) – Eduardo Nava (USA) (7:6 1:6 5:10)
Sasha Merzetti (I) – Tommy Paul (USA) (6:46:0)

FINAL RESULT 7 – 1
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Re: Under 10 Year Old Rankings

Virginia trashed everybody in route to the title

Go Vivi

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Re: Under 10 Year Old Rankings

tenn ace, Les petits as is the unoficial championship but sub 14
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got it! thanks!

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