From time to time, this area of the USTA Junior Competition site will communicate important information juniors will need to know including new rule changes, updates to the tournament schedule and messages from the USTA’s Junior Competition Department and the Youth Competition & Training Committee.
How to Contact USTA Junior & Collegiate Competition
July National Open Entry Opening Date Delayed
The entry opening date for the July National Opens has been delayed one week to Friday, May 5, 2006. This minor delay will allow the new National Open Selection Process to be fully implemented. The entry deadline remains unchanged. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact the USTA Junior Competition Office in Key Biscayne with any questions. Telephone: 305.365.8782; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wild Cards for 2006 USTA National Championships and 2006 Easter Bowl BG 18 ITF Championships
The USTA has designated the 2006 tournaments at which certain finishers will receive wild cards into professional events. Click here for more information.
New Selection Procedures for Regional Tournaments
Regional Tournaments are the various tournaments designated as Level 3 for national ranking purposes (such as the Quicksilver/Roxy, Midwest Open, Copper Bowl). Click here to learn the new procedures approved by the Youth Competition and Training Committee for the Regional Tournaments.
Match Formats Approved for 2006
The Youth Competition & Training Committee has determined the match formats that will be used at tournaments on the National Junior Tournament Schedule in 2006. Click here to view the chart.
The Role of Parents in Junior Tennis
Parents play an integral role in the development of a tennis player. In the High Performance area of the site, there are a number of new parent education resources that are now available with the latest information on "Understanding the Role Parents Play in Junior Tennis Success." Click here for more information.
Change to National Championship Selection List
Effective Beginning with the 2005 USTA National Clay Court Championships
The National Championship Selection List is used to select certain players in the the USTA National Championships. Changes to the composition of the National Championship Selection Lists in all divisions will take effect beginning with the 2005 USTA National Clay Court Championships. Click here for information.
USTA Launches New High Performance Area of USTA.com
The High Performance Division of the U.S. Tennis Association is pleased to announce the unveiling of its new website that can be accessed from USTA.com. The site is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date information about the activities of High Performance. This includes information on Tennis Operations, Junior Tennis, Sport Science and Coaching Education. Click here for more information, or simply click on High Performance in the left navigation bar.
Seeding of Tournaments on the National Junior Tournament Schedule
To ensure consistency in seeding, beginning Jan. 1, 2005, all USTA National Championships, USTA National Opens, USTA Interscholastics and Regional Tournaments on the National Junior Tournament Schedule will be seeded by the Director of USA Tennis Junior Competition, or his designee, after consulting with the Tournament Committee.
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