USTA Missouri Valley
Junior Tournament Structure
Entry Level Events: This level of tournament is a local tournament that does not receive points towards a ranking. The events are typically non-elimination formats and are an opportunity for a new player to experience competition in a tournament format.
District Events (Level 7 and 6 points): These tournaments are for players who want to begin to earn points towards a ranking. Advanced players often play these events as part of the age up process.
District Level 5 points: These events are also held throughout each district but are worth Level 5 points. Each district hosts a minimum of four and a maximum of 8. Each district can host up to 2 events that are closed to the district.
Section Level 4: These events are an introduction to section play. Players will encounter competition from all around the Missouri Valley. ADVERTISEMENT A player should expect more travel for these events. There is a selection process for these events as the draws are limited to 32 entries. Entry into these tournaments will be determined by the USTA Missouri Valley Standings list.
Section Level 3: The highest level competition. The Level 3 tournaments are also limited to a draw size of 32. Entry into these tournaments will be determined by the USTA Missouri Valley Standings list.
The junior competition structure has undergone changes that went into effect on January 1, 2020. Read more about it!