Level 7 USTA Junior Tournaments
More tennis, less time. There are now even more ways to host tennis competitions with Level 7 USTA junior tournaments. These one-day events feature a variety of non-elimination formats and shortened scoring, providing more play opportunities and flexible scheduling with less time commitment.
Check out the benefits of running a L7 junior tournament:
Reduced time commitment – players, parents and coaches don’t have to commit an entire weekend to compete in a ranked tournament. Level 7 tournaments are only one day in duration.
Low cost – the reduced time commitment means lower entry fees, no hotel costs and no school time missed for players or work missed for parents.
Facility friendly – a shorter tournament schedule can help maximize court usage during slow periods, which enables tournament directors to maximize profits.ADVERTISEMENT
Type: Low-level intermediate, open
Duration: Up to one day
Ball color: 12s – green or yellow*, 14s-18s – yellow
*The USTA section will determine if a green or yellow ball will be used for play.
Age divisions: Boys/girls 12s-18s
Events offered: Singles, doubles, or both
Draw Format Options*
1. Round robin
2. Round robin with a playoff
3. Compass draw
4. Team format
Scoring Format Options*
Short set (first to 4 games)
Single set (first to 6 games)
Best 2 out of 3 short sets (7-point tiebreak in lieu of third set)
Timed matches (20 minute minimum)
Recommended when court time and space is limited
Regular games will be played (ongoing set) with no-ad scoring
If in middle of a game when time is called, a deciding point is played
Best of 3 match tiebreaks (first to 10 points)
Match tiebreak (first to 10 points)
Based upon number of players, demand, and number of courts at facility
*USTA sections have final approval on draw sizes/formats for sanctioned USTA Junior Tournaments held in their area. Please contact your local USTA Section or District Junior Player Development Manager to get started.