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Mid-Atlantic

JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS

September 20, 2021
Junior Tennis
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IMPORTANT UPDATE 9/20/2021

 

Sportsmanship

We are celebrating and recognizing great sportsmanship and you can be part of it! USTA Mid-Atlantic Section has launched a Sportsmanship & Community Service Recognition Program. Check out the program guidelines and nominate a player, parent, or provider today for their efforts to show good sportsmanship!

 

Tennis Create Well-being

Tennis unlocks many benefits for you physically, socially, and emotionally. With a racquet in your hand, you can gain more self-confidence, while reducing stress. Read how tennis in the Mid-Atlantic creates well-being for all players. The Section is having a special “mental health weekend,” for youth tennis players October 2 - 3, 2021 to bring attention to this important subject and encourage players and their families to discuss and take time for mental well-being as part of their tennis training, competition, and overall health.

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The Mid-Atlantic Section is proud to host a Level 5 Doubles Only segment of the MATT STEVENSON Tournament Series October 2-3 focused on the importance of mental health

 

The Matt Stevenson Doubles Tournament is one of only two events running in the section October 2 -3 2021, with the other event being a Level 7 hosted by David LeMair Tennis.

 

Players are encouraged to either play one of the two events offered, or choose to take a quiet weekend and reflect on the importance of mental well-being. 

 

Updates Continued: Mid-Atlantic Events

 

Team Events Update

The Section postponed the summer team events to later this year due to ongoing court availability limitations and software delays. The new date is not confirmed yet.

 

We are working in collaboration with the Sections of Eastern, Middle States, and New England on the Level 2 Team event. It is likely that all of the level 2 Team events will be moved to the December 2021 date block. 

 

As sites and dates are confirmed the planning calendar will be updated. 

 

College Showcases

For players interested in college tennis, be sure to explore the information on upcoming National Recruiting Showcases available 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 tournaments@mas.usta.com.

 

Questions about account preferences: 

  • Learn how to update your email notifications, click here

  • Learn how to update your USTA profile, click here

     

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 tournaments@mas.usta.com.

 

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Intermediate Players (L5, L6, L7) I Advanced Players (L3 & L4) | Additional Resources

 

 

Announcements:

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

Rankings: https://www.usta.com/en/home/play/rankings.html

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

Tournament Regulations for 2021

Player Guidelines - Junior Tournaments

USTA Player Promise and Spectator Oath

USTA Mid-Atlantic Discipline & Grievance Form, click here to file a grievance

Click here to watch the Mid-Atlantic Junior 2021 Tournament Changes Webinar that took place on December 8. 

To read the Q&A portion of the webinar, click here.

 

 

Additional Resources from USTA:

General Updates from USTA on 2021 National Structural changes

2021 National Junior Structural Changes - Video

A rankings primer  - Video

Bonus Points Information

Medical and USTA Release

 

 

Information for Intermediate Players:

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

Tournament Regulations for 2021

 

 

 

Information for Advanced Players:

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

Tournament Regulations for 2021

USTA Resources

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