USTA Missouri Valley
Junior Tournament Structure
USTA Missouri Valley
Entry Level Events: This level of tournament is a local tournament that does not receive points towards a ranking. The events are typically non-elimination formats and are an opportunity for a new player to experience competition in a tournament format.
District Events (Level 5 points): These tournaments are for players who want to begin to earn points towards a ranking. Advanced players often play these events as part of the age up process.
District Championships (Level 4 points): These events are also held throughout each district but are worth Level 4 Missouri Valley points. Each district is given four of these designated events per calendar year. Each district will host two events that are closed to members of the district and two events that are open to the section.
Futures (Level 3 points): These events are an introduction to section play. ADVERTISEMENT Players will encounter competition from all around the Missouri Valley. A player should expect more travel for these events. There is a selection process for these events as the draws are limited to 32 entries. The first method of selection is via district endorsement. A player can earn their way into a Futures by earning his or her district endorsement spot(please check with your district about how they endorse players into the Futures). The remaining spots are selected using the USTA Missouri Valley Standings List.
Supers (Level 2 points): A higher level of competition. The Supers are also limited to a draw size of 32. Players can earn their way into a Super via results from the previous Futures (Please reference our Rules and Regulations for the qualifying events for each Super). Eight of the spots in the Super are reserved for these players. The remaining spots are filled by a players position on the USTA Missouri Valley Standings List.
Sweet 16 (Level 1 points): This is the highest level of competition in the Missouri Valley. Each Sweet 16 has an entry limit of 16 players. The quarterfinalists of the preceding Super will earn a spot. The remaining spots will be filled by the player’s position on the most current USTA Missouri Valley Standings List.