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Chicago

Junior Competition

Boys and Girls 10U District Championships


10U Boys: Vernon Hills High School and LifeSport Libertyville/Lincolnshire:
Saturday, July 17 (potential playoffs on Sunday, July 18). Register here.
 

10U Girls: Wheaton North High School and Wheaton Sport Center:
Saturday, July 24 (potential playoffs on Sunday, July 25). Register here.

 

Here is what you need to know:

  • 32 players accepted: Divided into 2- 16 player Compass Draws or Round Robin events based on the number of participants
  • Guaranteed 4 matches (remember, players can only get Play Tracker credit for 4 matches in one event)
  • One six game set, 7-point tie break at 5-5; no-ad scoring
  • Cost: $75

Per Net Generation Pathway Regulations, any player between 9 and 10 years old is eligible to play in this event. Players who are ages 7-9 must be approved by a certified SafePlay coach on Net Generation/USTA.com to have achieved the competencies required to compete at the green ball level.

 

Please review these links for more information:

 

If you have questions on these procedures, please email Barb Rueth at b.rueth@chicagodistricttennis.com.


2021 Chicago Junior District Championships

Congratulations to all the players who competed in the District Championships! Impressive play and great fight was on display by all!

 

Boys 10s Top Finishers

 

1st Place – Alex Soso

 

2nd Place – Kavi Sarai

 

3rd Place – Koushik Sengupta

 

4th Place – Andy Dong

 

 

 

Boys 12s Top Finishers

Girls 12s Top Finishers

1st Place – Maximus Rusz

1st Place – Caroline Coan

2nd Place – Reed Sugarman

2nd Place – Gabrielle David

3rd Place – Raghuvir Sriram

3rd Place – Riko Pang

4th Place – Nicholas Du

4th Place – Yuki Me Madria

 

Boys 14s Top Finishers

Girls 14s Top Finishers

1st Place – Blake Gold

1st Place – Addison Lanton

2nd Place – David Dai

2nd Place – Brooke Coffman

3rd Place – Joah Dunwoody

3rd Place – Allie Trifonov

4th Place – Bodie Teuscher

4th Place – Helen Kooster

 

Boys 16s Top Finishers

Girls 16s Top Finishers

1st Place – Kiran Garapati

1st Place – Madison Liu

2nd Place – Caden Liu

2nd Place – Natalie Stasny

3rd Place – Stanton Okesson

3rd Place – Maggie Forkner

4th Place – Shashwat Srivatsa

4th Place – Mira Kernagis

 

Boys 18s Top Finishers

Girls 18s Top Finishers

1st Place – Jai Vallurupalli

1st Place – Emma Baker

2nd Place – Marc Blekhman

2nd Place – Nicole Hu

3rd Place – Dean Kamenev

3rd Place – Autumn Rabjohns

4th Place – Kamil Kozerski

4th Place – Jenna Stevens

 

Players recognized for Outstanding Sportsmanship:

  • Boys 10s - Kavi Sarai
  • Boys 12s – Nicholas Du, Mathieu Veltkamp
  • Girls 12s – Gabrielle David
  • Boys 14s – Patrick Burke
  • Girls 14s – Ava Chadha
  • Girls 16s – Sophie Baker
  • Boys 18s – Jack Goldstein
  • Girls 18s – Sonia Mehta, Smita Dhar

Parent Lunch and Learn - Keeping Your Junior Player Mentally Healthy

In a pre-recorded webinar, Dr. Larry Lauer and Dr. Shawn Foltz-Emmons discuss the importance of mental health and answer key parent questions. Learn more here.


Junior Competition Opportunities

USTA junior tournaments 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. The tournament structure consists of seven levels of ranking tournaments, with the lowest level of intermediate tournament classified as a Level 7 and USTA National Championships classified as Level 1. For entry-level to intermediate players of all ages, a non-ranking series of events called the Net Generation Circuit will focus on age-appropriate competition, development and fun.


You can learn more about the USTA junior tournament structure here.

Ready to get in on the action? Click here to find a tournament near you. If you’d like to jump right to Midwest and National schedules, visit this page.


Youth Progression PlayTracker

10 and Under (10U) tennis allows players to grasp the fundamentals of the sport. Participants learn about grips, preparation, swing path and ball placement. The equipment and courts are tailored to skill level, so kids can see their improvement and have fun right from the start. For those players ready for competition, USTA also provides play opportunities.

 

Click here for more information on the new 2021 USTA 10 and Under tennis program and PlayTracker.


USTA Sanctioned Programming

Team Challenge

A low-pressure team environment introducing competition without emphasizing results

 

Team Tournaments

Innovative format with increased competition focusing on team results

 

Junior Circuit

Non-elimination format for individual competition emphasizing results & ratings

 

Find programs near you at netgeneration.com or playtennis.usta.com/tournaments.

 

There are many of these events throughout the Chicago area. Contact Barb Rueth if you’d like more information about entering your child or hosting an event.


 

Tournament Director Resources

 

To schedule an official, contact Marilyn Goldman at mgoldman7@sbcglobal.net.

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