HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS
IN THE MID-ATLANTIC SECTION
USTA Mid-Atlantic | May 1, 2017
MAS High School Player Developmental Pathway – “HSDP”
Program Mission: To encourage ALL high school age tennis players to participate on their High School Team.
Participation allows higher performance players the opportunity to garner ranking points through HS Team play, Conference and State Championships and it affords developing players the opportunity to become more motivated and excited about their game in a comfortable environment.
Once introduced to the Section’s HSDP and online network, less competitive and skilled team members who primarily enjoy the social and team aspect of participation will hopefully become more excited about the possibilities of playing into their college years and beyond. Developing players of high school age can be encouraged by the availability and growth of USTA programs such as College Tennis on Campus and USTA Team Tennis. ADVERTISEMENT
Who can participate?
All Schools: Public and Private!
How to begin your participation: Your School joins the USTA as an organizational member
A School can join at any time prior to the end of the season
The Head Coach is the point of contact for the membership
The Head Coach is required to use the online TDM application to enter match results. The Head Coach is the Tournament Director – “TD”. The Coach – or a TEAM STATISTICIAN - submits scores for Home Matches (both teams)
Coaches can join and record matches “in the rear” but membership must be completed and entries made prior to the end of the season
Ranking points are awarded only for official matches, during the season and recorded by the coach.
There will be a Processing Fee of $3.00 for each match recorded/entered.
Who are the Players? Registered High School Student Team Members
The Coach will create a players list consisting of team members. USTA numbers will be used to identify the team members. If players are not USTA members the coach should encourage the students to join but alternatively player ID numbers can be created in order to enter their matches. To create a non-member id number click here. Select “I am new to tennislink and want to create an account” and follow the steps.
What constitutes a Match?
Official Conference Matches (School vs. School), Intra-Team Challenge Matches or “Scrimmages”, Inter-Team Tournaments and Challenge matches, District Play-off Matches and Regional Tournaments and State Championships.
What are the Point Distribution Values?
30 points are awarded for participation in any high school team match/championship
40 points per match win for USTA players when they compete in any head to head team dual matches
L6 points for HS Conference Individual Singles and Doubles Championships
L5 points for HS Regional Individual Singles and Doubles Championships
L4A (330pt) for HS State Individual Singles and Doubles Championships
TDM Formats: Matches = Events
Event Title: “HS Dual Match” – High School Match or other Official Competitive Event
“HSC” – Conference Championships
“HSR” – Regional Championships
“HSS” – State Championships
An online video tutorial has been created to help you get started. Click here for more information.
Organizers, volunteers participating in this program must enter all the full results. Universal players may not be used for any Individual Championship tournaments.
Helpful Resources – NFHS
The National Federation of State High School Associations, in partnership with USTA, has online course that provide student-centered curriculum in tennis coaching techniques and methods for interscholastic teacher/coaches.