Missouri Valley

Battle of the Mississippi



Tournament Info | BG12-14 | BG16 | BG18 | Tournament Format | Scoring Format


Three USTA sections - one traveling trophy. 


It's the Battle of the Mississippi - a Level 2 Intersectional team tournament with USTA Midwest, USTA Missouri Valley and USTA Northern. USTA Midwest claimed its second consecutive victory in 2022. Will they get to keep the traveling trophy or will it find a new home this year?


Teams will love playing this unique format - Dominant Duo. One boy and one girl per team will play two gendered singles and one mixed doubles match per round.


Do you have what it takes to help bring the traveling trophy back to your section? 


Tournament Info



July 26-28, 2024

Registration deadline: July 10, 2024


Selections for this event will take place after players have been selected for the Clay Court Championship.




BG12-14: Midland, Mich.

Tournament Director: Jessie Lehr


Greater Midland Tennis Center

900 E Wackerly St

Midland, MI 48642


To register for the BG 12-14 tournament in Midland, click here.



Lodging near Midland Tennis Center


Holiday Inn Midland

810 Cinema Drive

Midland, MI 48642


Hampton Inn Midland

6701 Eastman Ave

Midland, MI 48642


Residence Inn Midland

850 Joe Mann Blvd

Midland, MI 48642


Spring Hill Suites Midland

800 Joe Mann Blvd

Midland, MI 48642


To learn more about the Midland area:



BG16: Minneapolis, Minn.

Tournament Director: Katie Bergmann


Baseline Tennis Center

1815 4th St SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455


To register for the BG16 tournament in Minneapolis, click here.


Lodging near Baseline Tennis Center


The Graduate (within walking distance, 0.4 miles)


Hampton Inn & Suites Minneapolis University Area


Home2 Suites by Hilton


To learn more about the Minneapolis area: https://www.minneapolis.org/


Mall of America is located in Bloomington, MN (about 20 minutes away from Baseline). Lots of great shopping, dining, and attractions!


BG18: St. Louis, Mo.

Tournament Director: Carobeth Kelly


Dwight Davis Tennis Center

5620 Grand Dr

St. Louis, MO 63112


To register for the BG18 tournament in St. Louis, click here.



Lodging Near Dwight Davis Tennis Center


Cheshire Lodge (2.08 miles from DDTC)


Moonrise Hotel (1.77 miles from DDTC)


Chase Park Plaza (1.20 miles from DDTC) 


Hotel Indigo St. Louis Central West End (1.42 miles from DDTC)


Holiday Inn Express Forest Park (1.42 miles from DDTC)


Drury Inn & Suites Near Forest Park (2.41 miles from DDTC)


Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis at Forest Park (2.44 miles from DDTC)


Holiday Inn St. Louis-Forest Park (2.45 miles from DDTC)


To learn more about the St. Louis area: https://explorestlouis.com/

Tournament Format


This L2 tournament will be played in the Dominant Duo format 

  • One boy and one girl per team 
    • Two gendered singles and one mixed-gender doubles per round


  • BG 12: Six teams per section (18 Total) 
    • Round Robin - 3 groups of 6 teams. Each group will have 2 teams from Midwest, Missouri Valley, and Northern.


  • BG 14-18: Eight teams per section (24 Total) 
    • Round Robin - 4 groups of 6 teams. Each group will have 2 teams from Midwest, Missouri Valley, and Northern.


Scoring Format


Singles: Best of 3 with match tiebreak in lieu of 3rd set 

Doubles: 8-game pro set 



Players will be selected based on the most recent National Standings list. Selections for this event will take place after players have been selected for the Clay Court Championship. 


Doubles Pairings

Players will be paired with another player from their section. Players will be assigned a doubles partner based on their NSL in descending order. (Ex: Boy 1 from Northern will play with Girl 1 from Northern and Boy 2 will play with Girl 2)


How to Earn Team Points

Each round won is 1 point towards the Section totals. Points will be calculated between the four age divisions.



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