Team Tennis is for players ages 10-18 (preferably ones who have completed two Beginner Clinics). Teams are grouped based on age and NTRP ability levels 1.5 – 5.0. Play in USTA Jr. Team Tennis involves singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Best of all, it is for kids of all ages, including those 10 and under, with league utilizing the 10 & Under format, with smaller courts, shorter and lighter racquets, and lower bouncing and slower moving balls. The program focuses on fun, fitness and the social benefits of tennis. Matches will be at various locations in Columbus. All teams must have 4 boys and 4 girls.
Each player must be a USTA member to register for USTA Jr. Team Tennis and is responsible for their USTA membership. You can acquire a membership at USTA.com. Membership for a junior is $20.00 yearly. First time members that are 10 and under can register for a free membership – use code FYF15CNS.
THE LEVELS OF PLAY:
- 10U Beginner or Intermediate– Matches will be played on 60′ courts using orange low compression balls.
- 10U Advanced- Matches will be played on a full court using green low compression balls.
- 12U Beginner or Intermediate – Matches will be played on standard courts using green dot balls.
- 14U Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced – Matches will be played on standard courts using standard balls.
JUNIOR LEAGUES OFFERED:
Beginner level players must be rated 2.4 and below and must not have more than 180 tournament points in any age group on the posted Georgia standing list (see list on page). Point totals shall include both singles and doubles divisions from which points were acquired. Points earned due to defaults will not be considered and may be deducted if noted in writing to the State Junior Team Tennis Coordinator at time of State Championship registration. Also, players who have previously competed at the beginner level at the Junior Team Tennis State Championships cannot play again at the beginner level in the same age division. Example: If a player played at 10U Beginner at State in 2018, he/she can not play 10U Beginner in 2019.