Frequently asked questions
February 14, 2017
WHAT ARE USTA JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS?
Year round, single & multi-day, events that offer competitive play in singles & doubles for USTA member boys & girls ages 19 & under.
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR MEMBERSHIP?
Click here or go to usta.com/membership
WHAT AGE DIVISION DO I PLAY IN?
There are four age divisions: 12, 14, 16 & 18 and under. You may play in your age division up until the last day of the month before you "age out". For example, if you are 12 years old & are going to turn 13 in May, you may play in the 12-and-under division until the last day in April. For 10 and Under players, visit out Youth Progression page for more info.
WHAT LEVEL DO I PLAY IN?
Futures Circuit L7 tournaments are for players starting competition & aspiring to reach higher levels. Challenger Circuit L6 tournaments are for the more experienced tournament players. ADVERTISEMENT Championship Circuit L5, L4 & L3 tournaments offer the highest competitive level in the Section.
WHERE DO I FIND THE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE?
WHAT IS A TOURNAMENT HOME PAGE?
Click on a tournament on the online schedule & you will get a summary of all information & details about that specific tournament.
WHAT IS A TOURNAMENT ID #?
A unique number that when entered into the tournament schedule search brings you directly to that tournament’s home page.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A TOURNAMENT?
Make sure your USTA membership is current then click here
HOW ARE PLAYERS SELECTED?
Players register for a specific tournament. After the entry deadline players are selected based on the most current standings list, until the draw is filled.
WHAT IS A STANDINGS LIST?
A standings list refers to a list of players & their current position within their age & gender division, based on tournament results received to date.
HOW DO I GET A STANDING?
Once you win a match in a USTA New England sanctioned tournament & those results are entered in the database, you will appear on the next published standings list.
WHERE CAN I FIND MY STANDING?
Click here and select your age & gender division list
HOW ARE STANDINGS CALCULATED?
USTA New England uses a merit based Points-per round ranking program to compute standings. The round a player reaches determines how many points he or she receives. Standings are usually updated every Thursday & are calculated on a 12-month rolling basis, i.e. a player’s best 8 singles tournament results plus 25% of a player’s best doubles results, from the past 12 months, regardless of calendar year, are considered.
You may play 1 tournament or 30; only your best 8 results in a 12-month period will count towards a standing. Who a player beats, exposure & good wins & losses are not criteria inthis system.
ARE SOME TOURNAMENTS WORTH MORE POINTS THAN OTHERS?
***Click on Junior Players
Click on Point Tables
DO ANY NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS COUNT TOWARDS MY NEW ENGLAND STANDING?
Yes, all L1, L2 and L3 National events count toward your best eight tournament results in the standings calculation.
HOW ARE TOURNAMENT DRAWS MADE?
All L5, L6 & L7 tournament draws are made by the respective tournament directors using software that randomly selects players into draws.. All L3 & L4 tournament draws are made by the Section office using software that randomly selects players into draws
HOW ARE SEEDS DETERMINED?
The seeds are determined based on the most current standings available. L3 & L4 seeds use current standings and may include other information such as head-to-head results.
WHAT RULES ARE USED AT TOURNAMENTS?
******Click on Junior Players
Click on Regulations
WHAT IS ‘THE CODE’?
* Jr. Regs
It is The Players Guide for Unofficiated Matches, containing the general rules of fair play that all players should be familiar with. The Code can be found in Regulation 1.
WHERE CAN I, MY PARENTS OR MY COACH PROVIDE FEEDBACK ABOUT TOURNAMENTS?
Click on Junior Players
Select Tournament Feedback
HOW CAN I CORRECT MY PLAYER RECORD?
Submit any corrections to Woody Freeman, Tournament & Ranking Manager, Freeman@newengland.usta.com [include your name, USTA number, the name and dates of the tournament, the division you played in and opponents' name.]
HOW DO I CHANGE OR UPDATE MY MEMBERSHIP CONTACT INFORMATION?
*******Call the 24-hour, toll free USTA Membership Hotline
1-800-990-USTA (8782) or Go to ustanewengland.com
Click on MEMBERSHIP.
WHAT TEAM EVENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ME?
B & G 10 Capital Clash
B & G 12 Can-Am Challenge
USTA B & G 12 Zone Team Championships
USTA B & G 14 Zone Team Championships
USTA B & G 14 Intersectional Team Championships
USTA B & G 16 Zone Team Championships
USTA B & G 16 Intersectional Team Championships
USTA Boys 18 National Team Championships
USTA Girls 18 National Team Championships
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE ON NEW ENGLAND TEAMS AT NATIONAL EVENTS?
**** Add Link Go to ustanewengland.com
Get more inflo on Junir Regs page.
Click on Tennislink
Click on Junior Players
Click on Regulations
Register on New England Registration pages on Tournament Schedule
WHAT DO ENDORSEMENT & QUOTA MEAN?
Regulations _ No. 9