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Mid-Atlantic

JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS

June 8, 2022
Junior Tennis
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IMPORTANT UPDATE 6/6/2022

 

Team Events are Heating Up

Tennis is fun, but when you team up with others and play you take the fun to the next level! NEW USTA Mid-Atlantic Team Events are happening and you can join in. When you sign up for a team event you learn what it means to be a part of, and compete with, a team. Take a look at what parents and players have to say about May's team events! Spoiler alert - they had a BLAST!

Special Shoutouts from May's Team Events:

As an opportunity to enhance the character-building skills that tennis develops for all players on the court, USTA Mid-Atlantic had rotating captains for May's team events. Because of this, teamwork and leadership were on full display on the tennis court. All players stepped up to the challenge and we are excited to share the following nominated players that showcased exemplary leadership. 

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Shout out to Players Recognized for Leadership from 14s L5:

Red Team: Antony Hall and Sloan Quint

Orange Team: Nissen Holger

Green Team: Andrew Perez

Blue Team: Joshua Vargas and Louis Constantino.  

 

And thank you to the following providers for making this all possible. 

Boys & Girls 18s

Tournament Director: Terrance Scott

Coach: Breaunna Addison Assistant Coach Howard University

 

Mixed 14s L5 

Tournament Director: Rajiv Muliyil

Coaches: Matt Townes, Head Coach Morgan State, & Denis Dunn

Special Shout out to Volunteer coach: Iva Janovic

 

Boys 14s L7 & Coed Mixed Green Ball

Tournament Director: Michael Retta


What are team events?

You register as an individual, then will be matched with a team. The best part is, that you and your teammates are in it together and will be cheering each other on along the way. For more information on the Mid-Atlantic Team Event programs, please review these FAQs

 

Registration links for July team events are coming soon.

 

Sportsmanship

USTA Mid-Atlantic expects everyone to commit to a safe, inclusive, and FUN environment on and off the tennis court when they are participating in Mid-Atlantic sanctioned events. To foster good sportsmanship and continue to create community, character, and well-being, we are launching the ACES Pledge for all players, parents, spectators, coaches, and providers to take.

 

*UPDATED USTA Mid-Atlantic Planning Calendar

We are working on an initiative to expand team play opportunities across our section at all levels of play. This includes additional opportunities in the Junior team Tennis space, as well as High School pilot events, and ranked and unranked events at ALL LEVELS.

Let's gear up for a fun and exciting year ahead! Please review the USTA Mid-Atlantic junior schedule and planning FAQs here. This is important information to understand when reviewing the planning calendars below. 

Full 2022 Planning Calander:

*The planning calendar is subject to change. 

 

Resources:

USTA Junior Playbook: Download Here

Positioning Youth Tennis for Success: Download Here

Competitive Pathway Resources for Tennis Parents: Click here for Q&A and Webinars

 

Updates Continued: Mid-Atlantic Events

 

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.

 

Click below to filter by these categories:

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

 

 

Announcements:

Don't miss out - Mid-Atlantic Deadlines in 2022:

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 2022

Player Guidelines - Junior Tournaments

USTA Mid-Atlantic Sportsmanship Initiative

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

 

 

Additional Resources from USTA:

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 and Closed Intermediate Sectional Events (Up to 3 Days)

Tournament Regulations for 2022

 

 

 

Information for Advanced Players:

It is recommended that advanced players start by reviewing the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section Planning Schedule FAQ'S when reviewing the 2022 L1-4 Advanced Planning Calander. 

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 Regulations for 2022

USTA Resources

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