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Official Name: USTA Jr. Team Tennis


Description:
USTA Jr. Team Tennis is the largest Jr. recreational tennis league in the United States with over 68,000 participants’ nationwide. Often USTA. Jr. Team Tennis is compared to Little League Baseball, youth soccer, and adult league tennis as the program offers children the opportunity to develop their individual and team tennis skills in a fun, yet competitive atmosphere. The USTA Southern Section has 35% of the nation’s youth team tennis players.


Program Benefits:
1. Nationally branded program through the governing body of tennis; USTA Inc.
2. Opportunity to compete on a team while enhancing individual skills.
3. Equipment discount offers.
4. Access to national software to track your stats and standings and the records of your friends.
5. Ability to advance to district, section and national playoffs.
6. Free Marketing support to help with program launch.
7. Program grant and coordinator stipend opportunities.

 
Minimum Requirements:
   • Name League USTA Jr. Team Tennis
   • 4 teams in a league, 6 players per team, 3 boys and 3 girls
   • 6-8 week league season, 1 practice and 1 match per week, 3 dual matches
   • Membership based program with ralleyball as an exception. All 12, 14, and 18 and under participants must be USTA members. $18.00 required membership fee.
   • Players must be registered on the TennisLink registration system, $2.00 per player.

  • The State Championship reques 4 adn 4 except in the 18s division which can have 3 and 3.


Format:
Local format is up to the coach or area league coordinator. However, to prepare for advancing championships, it is recommended that the following format is followed as it will be the same format as the USTA South Carolina Team Tennis State Championships: one girls’ and one boys’ singles, one girls’ and one boys’ doubles, and one mixed doubles match. The total number of games won for each individual match determines a winning team. Local leagues may consist of all boys, all girls, or co-ed teams depending on your particular program. The Ralleyball format is recommended for the 12 and under beginner level and the team format is recommended for the 14 and 18 and under levels.
 
Levels of Play:
USTA Jr. Team Tennis offers the following levels based on age and NTRP rating:

• 10 & under and 12 & Under
Ralleyball Format: 2.0 NTRP and Below
Intermediate: 3.0 NTRP and Below
Advanced: 3.5 NTRP and Above


• 14 & under
Intermediate: 3.0 NTRP and Below
Advanced: 3.5 NTRP and Above


• 18 & Under
Intermediate: 3.0 NTRP and Below
Advanced: 3.5 NTRP and Above


Program Incentives:
• Coordinator Stipend – League coordinators may receive between $250-$1000 based on the number of teams in the league.  A stipend application must be filled out and sent in with the rosters.

 

 
 
 
 
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