Colorado Junior Tournaments
Take your game to the next level
USTA Sanctioned Junior Events are offered in a variety of formats, including individual, team, non-elimination and elimination. There are also competitions for wheelchair players. This wide range allows you to compete in a way that makes you feel comfortable, suits your level of play and helps you experience success.
Ready to move into individual match play? A USTA Junior Circuit is an event that uses a non-elimination, round-robin draw format for players of all ages so you can gain match experience in a tournament setting and then see your individual results. USTA Junior Circuits do not count towards earning national ranking points.
When you’re ready to play in ranked competitive tennis, USTA Sanctioned 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. By participating in USTA Junior Tournaments, you’ll have a better chance to take your game as far as you want — high school, college or even the pros.
Entry-Level / Circuit
A USTA Junior Circuit is the perfect introduction to tournament play! These events use a non-elimination, round-robin draw format for players of all ages so players can gain match experience in a tournament setting and then see their individual results. These fun events give youth the opportunity to develop their skills through level-based play while learning and demonstrating good sportsmanship.
All 10s events fall under this category, however facilities can also offer Circuit events for 12-18 as well. These events can be run using orange, green or yellow balls. The 10s results go into the players profile in the Net Gen Play Tracker.
The structure of USTA Junior Tournaments utilizes seven levels of events, ranging from Level 7 (Intermediate) to Level 1 (National Championships) and a universal ranking system that distributes points consistently across the country.
There are different philosophies for advancing through competition, but one universal principle is that a player should only advance to the next level if they are consistently winning more matches than they are losing.
USTA Level 7 Tournaments are single-day events with a 2-match minimum/4-match maximum draw. These events are open to anyone. If there is a limited draw, a bottom-up selection process will be used for this level, which means players with no ranking will be selected first.
USTA Level 6 (Intermediate-Advanced) Tournaments are 1-3 day events with a 2-match minimum/4-match maximum draw. These events are open to anyone. If there is a limited draw, the selection process is based on ranking. All age divisions will use the traditional yellow ball.
USTA Level 5 Tournaments are 1-3 day events utilizing non-elimination formats. These events are open to anyone. If there is a limited draw, the selection process is based on ranking. A maximum of twelve (12) Level 5 events may be offered in the Intermountain Section.
USTA Level 4 Tournaments are 1-4 day events. Selection process is based on ranking. Only players residing in the Intermountain Section can play in Closed events.
USTA Level 3 Tournaments are 3+ day events. Selection process is based on ranking. Only players residing in the Intermountain Section can play in Closed events.
USTA Level 2 & Level 1 Tournaments are multi-day National events. Among these are Intersectional Team Competition (Level 2), and National Championships, Team Events and selected ITF events (Level 1). Selection process is based on ranking. There are no Level 2 or Level 1 events in the Intermountain Section.
Registering for USTA Tournaments
STEP 1: Verify your USTA membership. Junior memberships are required, but FREE.
STEP 2: Find a Colorado tournament. There are many search filters, including:
- LEVEL (Colorado events range from Junior Circuit, Level 7 to Level 3)
- GENDER (boys/girls)
- AGE (10s, 12s, 14s, 16s, 18s: A player, if otherwise eligible, may enter any junior division if the player has not exceeded the maximum age by the last day of the month during which the division is scheduled to start)
- EVENT TYPE (singles/doubles/team)
- COURT (indoor/outdoor)
STEP 3: Register for the event
- Click the EVENTS tab and select the divisions you wish to register for.
- Go to CHECKOUT
- Sign into your USTA account.
- Confirm your entries and enter your credit card information for billing.