October 26, 2018
When you’re ready to play competitive tennis, USTA Junior Tournaments are a great way to get out on the court and test your game.
You’ll have every opportunity to learn from the best, play against the best – and even make new friends along the way.
If you have any questions, contact Bonnie Vona, senior manager of junior competition/player development.
We’ve got lots of resources that can help you prepare as you start and continue competing in junior tournaments. Here you’ll find tips to help you get ready for a tournament and other information so you can be your best on court!
Junior Tournaments Pathway for 2019
USTA Mid-Atlantic Tournament Pathway begins with short duration tournaments, short match formats and low entry fees. There are logical and incremental progressions to longer competitions, longer match formats and corresponding reasonable increases in maximum recommended entry fees. All tournament levels have a minimum amount of points to participate and to move on to higher levels.
To see the full 2019 USTA Mid-Atlantic Tournament Pathway which includes fees, duration, draw and match format, CLICK HERE.
2019 Tournament Changes
USTA Mid-Atlantic is making many changes to the Junior Tournaments starting in 2019.
The overarching reason for change is the desire to provide our players with a balanced schedule of quality events that focus on fun, health, well-being, player development and a life-long love of the game.
To read more about the 2019 Tournament Changes, CLICK HERE
To see a simplified guide to help parents and players understand the changes and benefits of the 2019 Tournament Changes, CLICK HERE.
To watch a webinar highlighting the 2019 Tournament Changes, CLICK HERE
All changes were made based on a number of recommendations by the Aspen Institute, the United States Olympic Committee and the USTA Player Development Program. The Aspen Institute Project Play has conducted research and provided recommendations on how to introduce youth to sport and keep them playing.
Understand and Find your Ranking
To see how your ranking is determined and what your current Mid-Atlantic section ranking is, CLICK HERE.