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Jr. Team Tennis State Championships Conclude

SUMTER, SC – Sunday, July 17, 2011 – Six South Carolina Jr. Team Tennis teams were crowned as state champions this past weekend in Sumter, SC at the USTA South Carolina Jr. Team Tennis State Championships.
Teams from Aiken, Irmo and Rock Hill took home championships and will now have the opportunity to compete at USTA Southern Section Championships in Mobile, Alabama.
With over 250 particpants and more than 30 teams, the 2011 USTA South Carolina Jr. Team Tennis State Championships proved to be the biggest championships in the history of USTA South Carolina.
18-and-under Advanced
Spinners 2 (Aiken, SC)
Coach: Fran Poda
18-and-under Intermediate
Foxes (Irmo, SC)
Coach: Marilda Julia
14-and-under Advanced
Enforcers (Aiken, SC)
Coaches: Cassandra Elam and Mary Harden
14-and-under Intermediate
Aikenites (Aiken, SC).
Coach: Jean Plummer
12-and-under Intermediate
GTC Game-Set-Match (Greenville, SC)
Coach: William Hogan
10-and-under Intermediate
Crushers (Rock Hill, SC)
Coach: Tedi Doncheva
Competition ran from Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 18 at the Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter, SC.
Teams play boys’ singles, girls’ singles, boys’ doubles, girls’ doubles, mixed doubles in each match. Advanced players are NTRP 3.5 and above. Intermediate players are NTRP 3.0 or below.

USTA Jr. Team Tennis emphasizes fun, fitness, and friends.  The multi-week program consists of team practice and match play for boys and girls, ages 6-18.   Teams compete against each other in local leagues in one of five league divisions: 8 & under, 10 & under, 12 & under, 14 & under and 18 & under.