Tournament play is undergoing a transformation with the introduction of the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR).
The sport is moving away from the traditional practice of the same gender playing against each other, with competitors set to face a comparable opponent.
"It's great for both the beginners and more developed players to know that they'll be playing people of a similar ability," Tennis NSW tournament coordinator Michael Spry said.
"It's a game-changer because it's usually been boys or girls, men or women separated."
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Under the previous system, a junior player, for example, could tackle same-aged opponents with far greater skill and experience.
"We can have instances where a player will enter their first tournament and have a negative experience and we may lose that player, we're moving away from grouping on purely age," Tennis NSW head of tennis operations Matt Rippon said.