Junior Team Tennis
JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS: FOR PLAYERS AGES 6 TO 18
Why wait until high school to join a tennis team? USTA offers four unique formats to enjoy team comradery and competition at the level that best fits your child. Playing Junior Team Tennis (JTT) is a great way for players that are new to USTA competition to get started with official match play, as well as for experienced players to develop their skills, sportsmanship and move on to participating in USTA Tournaments. Players in these leagues should be able to serve, keep score, and rally before participating.
Nearly 3,000 kids in Southeastern Michigan play Junior Team Tennis annually, thanks to the parents and coaches who donate their time and talents. Reach out to a local JTT coach in your area to get started! View a list of participating clubs in Southeastern Michigan below. Parents can get involved in Junior Team Tennis, too. If there isn't a Junior Team Tennis league near you, you can even start a team, whether you're a pro or have never picked up a racquet.
JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS – ADVANCING PLAY
Get an opportunity to advance to the Junior Team Tennis District and State Championships!
This is a District-wide tournament where the winning teams of each age and level will get the opportunity to advance and play at the Midwest Sectional Junior Team Tennis event.
Click here for 2021 District Tournament Results.
JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS – LOCAL TRACK
Team Challenge is a low-pressure team environment that allows children to develop their skills. through level-based play without an emphasis on instruction or results!
Players/Parents: Find a Team Challenge opportunity near you by clicking here.
Team Tournament is an innovative way for children to gain match experience, develop their skills through level-based play and demonstrate good sportsmanship!
Players/Parents: Find a Team Tournament opportunity near you by clicking here.
Junior Team Tennis League:
Junior Team Tennis is a more competitive team format providing kids and teens the many benefits of playing singles, doubles and mixed doubles matches.
Learn more about Junior Team Tennis here.
A USTA Junior Round Robin is a single event, non-elimination tournament draw format, that lasts for only up to a half-day. This event format is designed for junior recreational players who are looking to try a tournament experience that allows them to compete as an individual or a doubles team. A USTA Junior Round Robin encourages players by guaranteeing individual match play. Tournament Directors will do their best to place players in groups based on their rating and level of experience, including orange, green, and yellow ball. This will help ensure an appropriate competitive level and positive sportsmanship through level-based play.
Find a Junior Circuit opportunity near you by clicking here.
USTA Southeastern Michigan offers two types of Junior Team Tennis Leagues: Non-Advancing and Advancing Tracks.
- Leagues are available in the following categories: 10, 12, 14, 18
- There are no individual match requirements. Teams will be invited to play in a non-advancing District championship at the end of the season.
- Players must establish a free USTA member account to participate in the Non-Advancing Track. Players are eligible once registered as a non-member.
- Junior Team Tennis is the largest team tennis program in the United States. It is a "traditional" team tennis format where a minimum of three boys and three girls form a team based on Junior NTRP Ratings and compete for the right to advance to the National Championships. Leagues are available in the following categories: 10 and 12U Intermediate, 14U Intermediate, and 18U Intermediate.
- Match formats consist of one set of boys singles, girls singles, boys doubles, girls doubles and mixed doubles and the match is determined by total-games won. There are minimum match requirements and you must compete in local season matches in order to play at Section championships, and possibly the National championship.
Players must be a USTA Member to participate in Junior Team Tennis.
How to Get Started
Players: Looking for a Team to Play on? If you are looking for a JTT program or team to join, you can get started in two steps:
- Click here if you are currently playing in a tennis program and have a team number to register for your team/program in Tennislink.
Note: Some programs may not be open to new players or have already filled their roster. Team parents/volunteers may be asked to help captain teams when necessary.
- Parents/Players: View a list of participating clubs in Southeastern Michigan below.
Teams can be led by anyone from tennis professionals, to coaches, parents, players or volunteer tennis enthusiasts from the area. Team Leaders may hold various responsibilities such as a recruiter, manager, cheerleader, and coach for their team.
Register a JTT team (Team Commitment form) - Coming soon!
See below for club contact information.
Forms, Rules, Regulations & Grievances
If you don’t see your club listed or are interested in becoming a coordinator for your area, contact Katie Blumberg, Junior Tennis Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ann Arbor Rec & Ed (Home courts: Chippewa Club)
phone: 734 994-2300 x53243
cell: 734 678-5997
734 476 0538
Beverly Hills Club
Birmingham Racquet Club
Dearborn Racquet & Health Club
Leonora King- Palmer Park (Home courts: Dearborn Racquet & Health Club)
Tim Crouson-Dearborn Racquet & Health Club
Burrell Shields-Motor City (Home courts: Dearborn Racquet & Health Club)
Deer Lake Athletic Club
Franklin Athletic Club
12 TRN Sparrows
12 INT Hawks / 14INT Condors
18 INT Eagles
248-352-8000 x (272)
Huron Valley Tennis Club
14 INT Wave
18 INT Whirlwinds
10 INT Thunderchickens
18 INT Northern Lights
12 INT Rolling Thunder / 14 ADV Storm
Liberty Athletic Club
12 TRN Snapping Turtles
14 TRN Cobra Snakes
14 INT Tiger Sharks
14 INT Fire Dragons
Life Time Fitness
Peachtree Tennis Club
Pine Lake Tennis House
Port Huron Tennis House
Sports Club of Novi
Sports Club of West Bloomfield
Travis Pointe Country Club
Troy Racquet Club
14 INT Smashers
Wessen Indoor Tennis Club
If you'd like to get involved with Junior Tennis, email Katie Blumberg here.