May 14, 2021
IMPORTANT UPDATE 5/10/2021
Mid-Atlantic Section Championships
We are excited to announce that the June Sectional Championships (Closed L3) are open for registration!
With a limited inventory of providers and facilities as a result of the challenges faced from COVID-19, we ask that you continue to be patient and understanding as our Section Championships may look a little different this year.
For the June Sectional Championships, we are utilizing public courts and we will not be able to provide indoor backup for the BG12 & 14 events. With that being said, there will be a limited indoor backup for the BG16 & 18. Several Section Championship events will be scheduled to start on Thursday, June 17 with the possibility of running into Monday, June 21 in the event of rain. ADVERTISEMENT Additionally, court scheduling may present some challenges. It is our hope to accept all players up to 48 per division. However, some divisions are noted as having a 32 draw limit and our ability to accept up to 48 will depend on applicants across all divisions at the time registration closes.
Summer National Championships
Please review the following update from National Staff regarding the summer National Championships:
The National Junior Competition Committee voted and the USTA Board of Directors have voted and now officially approved the relaxation of the Junior Quota calculation Regulation. This now permits the USTA Sections to order their Sectional Quota List in a manner determined by each Sectional Association.
It is anticipated that this relaxation of the Regulation will only be required for the USTA National Clay Court Championships in July and the USTA National Championships in August.
The USTA Mid-Atlantic Section has been fortunate enough to run high-level events since last summer, our Section Quota spots will be based on the most current National Standing List at the time registration closes. For information on the sequence of the selection process for the summer National Championships, please click here. To see the number of Section Quota spots each section receives please click here.
We will provide timely updates on junior tournaments, so make sure to visit this page and follow USTA Mid-Atlantic on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to never miss an update. This is also a good time to check your USTA profile notification settings. Make sure you have selected to receive information from the Section/District. If you have questions on tournaments, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Is my child ready for Junior Tournaments?
Players who are 10 years old or younger are not eligible to compete in Junior Tournaments until they have completed the Net Generation Play Tracker (coming soon) or they turn 11 years old.
If this is your child’s first experience with competitive match play, it is strongly recommended to start with at least one Junior Circuit event before entering a Junior Tournament. Junior Circuit events are open to all ages and introduce players to competitive match play in a fun, non-elimination short format. For more information on the Junior Circuit click here.
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.
If you have questions regarding USTA Mid-Atlantic Junior Tournaments please email email@example.com.
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Don't miss out - Mid-Atlantic Deadlines in 2021:
L7 - Monday 5:59 pm EST the week of the event (4 days prior to the first day of play)
L6 - Sunday 5:59 pm EST the week of the event (5 days prior to the first day of play)
L5 - Thursday 5:59 pm EST the week prior to the event (9 days prior to the first day of play)
L4 & L3 - Wednesday 5:59 pm EST the week prior to the event (10 days prior to the first day of play)
L3, L2 & L1 National Events - Typically 3-4 weeks prior to the event
Important Resources from the Mid-Atlantic Section:
Tournament Search: https://playtennis.usta.com/tournaments
For information on how to access results through the Player Profile, click here.
If you believe that there is an issue with your ranking please fill out this form.
USTA Mid-Atlantic Discipline & Grievance Form, click here to file a grievance
To read the Q&A portion of the webinar, click here.
2021 National Junior Structural Changes - Video
A rankings primer - Video
It is recommended that intermediate players and players new to tournaments start by reviewing the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section Planning Guide and Tips which includes a link to our Level 5 Advanced Intermediate Planning Calendar.
Which levels are considered Intermediate?
Level 7 (L7) - Open Intermediate Round Robin Events (1 Day Events)
Level 6 (L6) - Open Intermediate Round Robin Events (2 Day Events)
Level 5 (L5) - Open Intermediate Sectional Events (Up to 3 Days)
Tournament Schedule - Level 5 Advanced Intermediate Planning Calendar
Tournament Resources for Intermediate Players - coming soon
Which levels are considered Advanced?
Level 4 (L4) - Open & Closed Advanced Sectional Events (3+ Days)
Level 3 (L3) - National Events including Closed L3 USTA/MAS Sectional Championships (3+ Days)
Level 2 (L2) - National Tournaments and National Team events
Level 1 (L1) - National Championships; National Team Events; and some ITF events
Important Updates for Parents and Players:
Tournament Schedule - Click here to view the Advanced Planning Calendar
Tournament Resources for Advanced Players - coming soon