Junior Tournaments
Junior tournaments are the perfect opportunity to take your game to the next level.
Missouri Valley

USTA Missouri Valley

Junior Tournaments


Searchable Tournament Calendar | 2023 Schedule | National Schedule | Local Junior Tournaments | Rules & Regulations | Junior Competition Committee


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Junior tennis tournaments are the perfect opportunity to take your game to the next level. Perhaps you want to begin your playing career as an entry-level player and compete your way up to national level tournaments, or you may be a more recreational player who just plays a few friendly tennis tournaments a weekend near your hometown. No matter which level you desire, there’s a tournament for you. We offer several formats of tournaments, too:


• Round robin

• Feed-in championships

• Team events for you to compete in across our five-state area



 This variety allows our next generation of tennis players to compete in a way that makes them feel comfortable, matches their level of play and helps them to experience success. 


Once you have determined you want to try a junior tournament, you can use the USTA's online searchable calendar to quickly view tournaments in a variety of USTA Missouri Valley locations near you. In this window, you can filter by entry level tennis events as well as by your district and/or zip code to view a listing of tournaments in your area. Most tournaments that are entry level will be non-elimination formats and will not count for a ranking. They are designed for players interested in testing the waters with tournament play. For more information on how to prepare for your first tennis tournament, click here


OTHER UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS: Reminder, players can play in an Open tournament in all 17 sections across the country. You can look for other play opportunities outside Missouri Valley at, playtennis.usta.com/tournaments:


USTA Section Quota Lists


Annually, the USTA National Junior Tournament Schedule has four (4) Level 1 Championships that use Section Quota as a factor within the player acceptance process. The details of the player acceptance process for each Level 1 Championship can be found here. Beginning in 2022, Section Quota Lists will be published monthly on the USTA Ranking Page as described in USTA Junior Tournament Regulation VIII.H.5.e.


Click here for the list of quota for 2023 USTA National Championships by section. Click here is a full explanation of quota lists.


USTA Missouri Valley follows the USTA Missouri Valley 2023 Junior Tournament Rules and Regulations, USTA Friend at Court and USTA Suspension Point System at all USTA Missouri Valley tournaments. 


NEW: Suspension points can be assessed due to actions by anyone associated with the player. Learn more.


The Junior Competition Committee is the group responsible for implementing policy at junior section events. The Committee is comprised of a Chair and a representative from each district. For questions or concerns with junior policy, please contact your local representative and/or the section office.


If you have any questions about junior tennis tournaments in your area, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your local organizer. Each district has its own staff and website where information can be found on junior competition that is taking place in your area.


Ready to take your tennis game to the next level? Check out the National Junior Tournament Schedule and Resources for competing at the national level. 


Local Tennis Tournament Resources


To learn more about junior tournaments in your area, contact your district’s junior tournament coordinator:

Heart of America: Stacy Turtledove | turtledovetennis@gmail.com

Iowa: Faith Bliss | faithblissusta@gmail.com

Kansas: Simon Norman | simon@genesishealthclubs.com

Missouri: Courtney Nesbitt | nesbittcourtney91@gmail.com

Nebraska: Justin Bigsby | mrjbigs@gmail.com

Oklahoma: David Minihan | minihan@ustaoklahoma.com

St. Louis: juniors@ustastl.com


Here are some  Tournament Director Resources


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