Junior Competition Opportunities
Junior tournaments are back in the Chicago District! Click here to learn more
Junior District Championships
New Junior Tournament Alignment 2021
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 process will be changing in 2021.
Midwest 2021 Junior Competition Changes Webinar
Join the discussion about the 2021 USTA Junior Competition on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 6:30 CT for changes that include aligning tournament levels and rankings across the country. Our panelists will explain what these changes mean to the USTA/Midwest Section and how to navigate this new system from the perspective of players, parents, coaches and facilities.
Keep checking back to this web page for the most recent information. View details from the USTA here.
Junior Tournament Finder
Click the link below that applies to you to find tournaments in the Chicago District.
USTA Membership is required to play in tournaments. Click the JOIN button at the top of the page or go here to join the USTA.
Tournament Director Resources
- 2021 Nationwide Junior Competitive Structure
- Host a Team Challenge
- Host a Team Tournament
- TDM Manager Guide
- Friend at Court
- Tournament Director Manual
To schedule an official, contact Marilyn Goldman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USTA/Midwest Tournament Resources:
For tennis players under 10, the USTA has created a Youth Progression system for developing the young tennis athlete. Tournaments begin at age 7 on the orange ball court and progress to the green ball court before advancing to the yellow ball court. Red ball players can dip their toes into competition through participation in Team Challenges described below.
Click here for more information on the Midwest USTA 10 & Under program.
USTA Sanctioned Programming
A low-pressure team environment introducing competition without emphasizing results
Innovative format with increased competition focusing on team results
Non-elimination format for individual competition emphasizing results & ratings
Find programs near you at netgeneration.com.
There are many of these events throughout the Chicago area. Email email@example.com if you’d like more information about entering your child or to host an event.
Interested in hosting a sanctioned program? See the links below.
Early Development Camps
Each summer the USTA Midwest hosts Combines to select the top 10U tennis players in the Chicago District to participate in 3 camps throughout the summer. These camps focus on Net Generation curriculums to develop the young tennis player along the red, orange, green development pathways.
Click here to learn more.
USTA Chicago District Team Cup Competition
Each summer, juniors from around the USTA/Midwest Section represent their district in an exciting team competition. The USTA/Midwest Section is one of the only sections throughout the USTA that hosts a team competition for boys and girls in the 12s, 14s, and 18-and-under age divisions. Matchplay consists of a round-robin format throughout the weekend and concludes with the top teams advancing to the championship match. Players are selected to participate based on their ranking, tournament play, character, and sportsmanship. For more information contact Olivia Denton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
District Cup events include:
- USTA Midwest Marian Wood Baird Cup (G18)
- USTA Midwest District Team Cup (B18)
- USTA Midwest District Team Cup (BG14)
- USTA Midwest District Team Cup (BG12)
The District Cup is suspended for 2020. Check back for future dates and information.
Tournament Director UpdateNovember 16, 2020USTA Chicago hosted webinars in November to assist Tournament Directors with onboarding to the Serve Tennis platform that will be used to complete tournament applications and will be the vehicle through which players will search, select and register for tournaments beginning January 1, 2021. Read More
Chuck CunninghamNovember 10, 2020Get to know official Chuck Cunningham! Read More
New Adult Play CoordinatorNovember 10, 2020USTA Chicago is excited to announce that Tyrin Wages has been hired as our new Adult Play Coordinator. Read more about Tyrin! Read More