JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS

ELIGIBILITY

USTA Membership

Membership in the USTA is required to compete in all USTA National Championships, USTA National Doubles Championships, USTA National Masters, USTA National Sweet Sixteen, USTA National Selection Tournaments, Open and Closed USTA Regional Tournaments, Additional USTA Junior National Tournaments, USTA National Spring Team Championships, USTA National Team Championships, USTA Intersectional Team Championships, and USTA Zone Team Championships. All US juniors must be in good standing with the USTA to enter ITF Tournaments and USTA International Tournaments, which includes USTA Membership. Click here to view information on entry into ITF Tournaments and USTA International Tournaments.
 
Age Eligibility

The USTA uses a "month of birth" age eligibility rule for junior players competing in USTA sanctioned tournaments. This rule applies to all local, District, Sectional, and National USTA sanctioned tournaments – it does not apply to USTA International Tournaments and ITF Tournaments. Junior players may continue to play in the 12, 14, 16 and 18 age divisions until the month they turn 13, 15, 17, or 19, respectively.
USTA International Tournaments and ITF Tournaments use a "year of birth" age eligibility rule. Juniors may play the 18s, 16s, 14s or 12s division until the year in which they turn 13, 15, 17, or 19 respectively.
 
Professionals

Professional players who are age eligible may enter and play in all USTA National Championships. USTA International Tournaments and ITF Tournaments are governed by ITF Regulations and allow professional players to play. All other USTA junior tournaments are limited to amateurs.
 
Citizenship and Residency Requirements

USTA National Championships, USTA National Doubles Championships, USTA National Masters, USTA National Sweet Sixteen, USTA National Selection Tournaments, Open and Closed USTA Regional Tournaments, Additional USTA Junior National Tournaments, USTA National Spring Team Championships, USTA National Team Championships, USTA Intersectional Team Championships, and USTA Zone Team Championships shall be open to US citizens and:
  • Permanent resident aliens of the United States.
  • Diplomats. Aliens who have resided in the United States continuously for more than one year and who are members of families of persons in the diplomatic or consular corps.
  • Aliens with Refugee Status. Aliens who have been granted Refugee Status.
  • Aliens with Asylee Status. Aliens who have been granted Asylee Status. Aliens with Temporary Protected Status. Aliens who have been granted Temporary Protected Status.
  • Aliens with Adjustment Status. Aliens whose I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Resident or Adjust Status) has been accepted for filing.
  • British Columbians. Canadian citizens and landed Canadian immigrants who reside in British Columbia, provided that they were USTA members for at least one month during 2010 and so long as they do not allow their USTA memberships to laps for a period of more than six months.
Documents commonly used to support a particular alien status include a permanent resident alien card (green card), Form I-94, or a receipt confirming filing of the I-485.
 
The citizenship and residency requirements do not apply to USTA International Tournaments and ITF Tournaments.
 
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