January 18, 2018
USTA Intermountain Section offers a variety of opportunities for junior players of all skill levels. Beginning and intermediate junior players will participate in Junior Recreation programs offered throughout the Section. As a junior progresses, he or she will play in more competitive tournaments and may choose to pursue a Sectional ranking. All Level 3 Sectional Championships (June and November) are Level 3 National tournaments. All Level 4 Sectional Masters Series (January, April, August and September) are also Level 4 National tournaments. For more information, contact USTA Intermountain Junior Tennis Manager Tiffany Milner at email@example.com or (303) 695-4117, Ext. 224.
LEVELS OF PLAY
DISTRICTS: 10 and Under Tennis, Youth Progression, Junior Team Tennis, District-sanctioned Tournaments, District Cup Series
INTERMOUNTAIN SECTION: USTA Intermountain (Level 3 & Level 4) Master Series Tournaments, USTA Intermountain Sectional Championships, Team USA Camps
NATIONAL: USTA Regional Tournaments, USTA National Open Championships, USTA National Championships, Zone Team Championships, Intersectional Championships, Boys and Girls 18s National Team Championships, USTA Training Centers
Level 5 tournaments called "District Cup Series" events. This group of tournaments will have Level 5 Sectional points awarded to them and will be held on the dates and at the locations listed in the document above. All six Districts in the Intermountain Section have two Distict Cup tournaments per year. For more information on local or District events, contact your District representative:
Colorado - Jason Colter, (303) 695-4116, Ext. 205
Idaho - Jennifer Hunt, (208) 322-5150, Ext. 207
Montana - Lauren Olson, 406-579-2716
Nevada - Rob Merriman, (702) 792-8384, Ext. 203
Utah - Robin Wise, (801) 944-8782, Ext. 13
Wyoming – TBD
Level 4 Intermountain Masters Series are designed for players who have experience at the District level and are seeking more competition within the Section. They are open to all juniors who meet the Section's age eligibility and residency requirements but have limited draw sizes of 64 players. The top 64 players are determined by the most recent sectional Current Standings. These events count toward an Intermountain Ranking and carry more weight than District tournaments. Please note that draws are limited, so plan your tournament schedule in advance.
Level 3 Intermountain Championships are for players looking for the highest level of competition in tournament play within the Section. They are open to all juniors who meet the Section's age eligibility and residency requirements but these events may also have limited draw sizes. The most recent sectional Current Standings will determine selection. These events count toward and carry the heaviest weight for an Intermountain Ranking.
For more detailed information on Sectional policies and procedures, refer to the Intermountain's 2018 Player Handbook (above).