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JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Our Frequently Asked Questions page has been organized alphabetically by general topic.  To quickly locate information you're looking for, click on the FAQ topic in the list below.  If there’s a topic or an answer you can’t find, please contact the USTA Junior Competition Department - jrcomp@usta.com.

College Tennis
Grants
Endorsement into National Tournaments
Grievances
ITF Tournaments
Membership in the USTA
Pro Circuit Events
Rankings
Rules & Regulations
USTA Tournaments
Wild Cards

COLLEGE TENNIS:

Where do I find information on playing tennis in college?
Visit the College Tennis area of USTA.com for detailed information on playing college tennis.

GRANTS:
What national grants are available to junior players?
Player Development Grants, Excellence Grants, Junior Grand Slam Grants: Click here to view information on these Grants or contact the Coordinator of Player Services - Herlinda Lombardi - herlinda@usta.com or
Diversity/Multicultural Grants: Click here for more information.

ENDORSEMENT INTO NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS How do I get endorsed by my Section into National Tournaments?
Each Sectional Association endorses players into the USTA National Championships, Closed USTA Regional Tournaments, USTA National Team Championships, USTA Intersectional Team Championships, and the USTA Zone Team Championships.  Contact your Sectional Association for information on its endorsement requirements and procedures.

GRIEVANCES:
How do I report a problem at a tournament?
• To report general concerns about the administration of a national junior tournament, contact the Director of Junior Competition, Lew Brewer - lbrewer@usta.com or
• To report a violation of USTA Regulations, standards of conduct, fair play, or good sportsmanship at a national junior tournament, you must file a written grievance with the USTA Grievance Committee, c/o USTA Executive Director, 70 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 10604. Please click here for a copy of the grievance form.

ITF TOURNAMENTS:
Where can I find out more about playing international tournaments?  How do I enter ITF Tournaments or apply for Wild Cards?
International Tennis Federation (ITF) Website: Visit the ITF website for more information on playing in ITF tournaments - www.itftennis.com/juniors.  The website includes information on the tournament schedules, rankings, and IPIN membership requirements.
Wild Cards: Click here to view information on Wild Cards for ITF tournaments or contact Angela Garcia, Administrative Assistant, Junior and Collegiate Competition - agarcia@usta.com or

MEMBERSHIP IN THE USTA:
Do I need to join the USTA?  How do I join the USTA or renew my membership?
• Membership in the USTA supports the game you love!  And, it is required to play USTA tournaments and many other USTA programs.
Click here to join or renew.  To join or renew by telephone or speak with a person about membership benefits or concerns with your membership, call (8782).  Questions may also be sent to memberservices@usta.com.

PRO CIRCUIT EVENTS:
Where can I find out more information about playing in USTA Pro Circuit Events?
Click here to go to the USTA Pro Circuit area of USTA.com, which includes links to the men’s and women’s tournament schedules.
Click here to view information on Pro Circuit Wild Cards or contact Herlinda Lombardi, Coordinator for Player Services - herlinda@usta.com or

RANKINGS:
How does the USTA rank players?  Where can I find ranking lists?  There’s a problem with my player record, what do I do?
National Ranking System: National junior rankings are based on a points per round ranking system that considers both the singles and doubles results of a player.  Click here to find a description of the national points per round ranking system.
Sectional and District Rankings:  Contact your Sectional Association for  more information on how players are ranked in your Section or District.
Ranking Lists: National, Sectional, and District ranking and standing lists can be found at the USTA Ranking Website.
Errors in Player Records:  To submit additions or corrections to results from national tournaments, contact the USTA Junior Competition Department: jrcomp@usta.com or .  To submit additions or corrections to results from Sectional tournaments, contact your Sectional Association.

RULES AND REGULATIONS:
Where can I find the rules of tennis and information on how tournaments are run?
• View 2014 Friend at Court, the USTA’s Tennis Rules and Regulations Handbook. Friend at Court contains the ITF Rules of Tennis, "The Code," and the USTA Regulations. To order a hard copy, contact the USTA Publications Department at
• Contact your Sectional Association for additional rules and regulations that affect play in your local area

USTA TOURNAMENTS:
How do I find a tournament to enter?  Where can I find information on the various types of national tournaments?  Who do I contact if I'm having problems registering?
• All sanctioned USTA tournaments (National, Sectional, District) can be found using the USTA’s Searchable Schedule.  Click here to find a USTA tournament.
Click here to view a description of the various types of national tournaments.
• Email linkteam@usta.com if you are having problems registering for a tournament

WILD CARDS:
Are Wild Cards available for all tournaments?  Where do I find out more information about applying for a Wild Card?  What are the results-based Wild Cards for the USTA National Championships?
USTA National Championships:  Please visit the following link for the Wild Card Online Application.  Application deadline is 5 days after the tournament entry deadline.
USTA National Masters:  There are no Wild Cards for USTA National Masters.
USTA National Sweet Sixteen:  Please visit the following link for the Wild Card Online Application.  Application deadline is 5 days after the tournament entry deadline.
USTA National Selection Tournaments: There are no Wild Cards for USTA National Selection Tournaments.
Open and Closed USTA Regional Tournaments: There are no Wild Cards for Open and Closed USTA Regional Tournaments.
USTA National Spring Team Championships: Please visit the following link for the Wild Card Online Application.  Application deadline is 5 days after the tournament entry deadline.
ITF Tournaments:   Click here to view information regarding the ITF Junior Wild Card Online Application. Or contact Angela Garcia, Administrative Assistant, Junior Competition - agarcia@usta.com or
Pro Circuit Events: Click here to view information on Pro Circuit Wild Cards or contact Herlinda Lombardi, Coordinator for Player Services - herlinda@usta.com or
Results-Based Wild Cards:  Annually, the USTA allocates wild cards to certain finishers at USTA National Championships.  Click here to view the most recent allocations.
Wild Cards for Sectional Tournaments:  Contact your Sectional Association for information about whether Wild Cards are available.
 
 
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