For Players Ages 6 to 18:
Junior Team Tennis
USTA Junior Team Tennis brings together boys and girls, ages 6 to 18, to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles against other coed teams.
USTA Jr. Team Tennis is the largest youth tennis league in the country, helping girls and boys ages 6 to 18 get in the game, get on the court, and have a good time. Teams are coed and made up of at least six players, three boys and three girls, based on similar ages and skill levels. The emphasis is on skill development, fun, teamwork and friendly competition, all with the possibility of advancing to the national championship.
Tennis is a sport you can play for life and Jr. Team Tennis lays the foundation for a lasting relationship.
WHO CAN PLAY?
USTA Jr. Team Tennis is for girls and boys ages 6 to 18 of all abilities and experience. Whether your child has been playing for years, or has never held a racquet, there's a spot on the team for them. ADVERTISEMENT Teams are formed in age groups: 18 & under, 14 & under, 12 & under, 10 & under, and 8 & under.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Seasons are typically 6 to 8 weeks long and include regularly scheduled practices and matches. Players have the opportunity to participate in both singles and doubles play throughout the season. The season culminates in a national championship for the 14 & under and 18 & under, Intermediate and Advanced divisions.
HOW COMPETITIVE IS IT?
Whether your child wants to compete on a national level or simply wants to learn a new sport and make friends, Jr. Team Tennis can take them there. The focus is on enjoying the exhilaration of playing and the development of skills that make playing fun. It's up to each player to decide how far they want to go.
A modified form of match play, such as the QuickStart format, is perfect for beginners! Grants are available to run USTA Jr. Team Tennis. There is nothing like the team spirit when kids are playing USTA Jr. Team Tennis!
If you are an individual that is not presently playing out of a facility or with a tennis professional, please contact Peggy Knasel, USTA Jr. Team Tennis Coordinator for Ohio Valley, at (937) 206-5323 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Peggy will assist you in contacting Tennis Facilities, Tennis Professionals and Junior Team Tennis Captains who are forming teams in your are.