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Missouri Valley

Net Generation

Team Tennis

<h2>Net Generation</h2>
<h1>Team Tennis</h1>
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Team Tennis offers girls and boys the opportunity to play on teams in local play opportunities that emphasizes character development, developing skills, play opportunities and fun. The following programs are offered under our USTA Net Generation Team Tennis umbrella:

 

Team Challenge

Team Challenge is an introduction to tennis competition offering a low-pressure team environment for children of all ages to develop their skills through level-based play, without an emphasis on instruction or results. Players are expected to drop hit serve from the service line over the net and sustain a modified rally (trapping or bumping). It is designed to be delivered as a single event or a series of up to six events, with the objective of providing a fun and social environment that highlights character and skill development. 

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Team Tournament

Team Tournament is an innovative way for children to enjoy tennis competition in a low-pressure team environment. This experience will encourage players of all ages to gain match experience, develop their skills through level-based play, and demonstrate good sportsmanship. Players are expected overarm serve into the appropriate service box and sustain a hitting rally. It is designed to be delivered as a single event or a series of up to six events, with the objective of providing a fun and social environment that highlights character and skill development. 

 

Junior Team Tennis

In Junior Team Tennis teams and players are matched by similar age and ability using the Junior National Tennis Rating Program ( JNTRP). Players are expected to be able to serve, rally and score. A league consists of a minimum of two teams in the same division. Junior Tennis Team follows two tracks to provide opportunities to players of all abilities: Local Junior Team Tennis or Championship Junior Team Tennis.

 

The local track allows kids and team organizers to play on the local level with more flexible structures, while the championship track provides teams the opportunity to advance to our district, section or national championships.

 

Teams play against each other in one of the following divisions based on age and skill level:

• 10 & under: orange and green ball local and District Junior Team Tennis opportunities

• 12 & under: green and yellow ball local, District and Section Junior Team Tennis opportunities - Eligible to advance to section championships (12U green ball)

• 14 & under: Intermediate or Advanced: yellow ball local, District and Section Junior Team Tennis opportunities - Eligible to advance to district, section & national championships

• 18 & under: Intermediate or Advanced: yellow ball local, District and Section Junior Team Tennis opportunities - Eligible to advance to district, section & national championships

 

If you're an organizer who is interested in learning more about running a Team Challenge or Team Tournament, click here. 

 

Contact your district Junior Team Tennis Coordinator for more information:

 

USTA Heart of America: Rod Zerni rodzerni@gmail.com 913-269-6607

USTA Iowa: Faith Bliss | faithblissusta@gmail.com | 641-799-9872

USTA Kansas: Janet Glaser | janetglaser70@gmail.com | 316-655-9988

USTA Missouri: Heidi Smith | hsmotennis@gmail.com | 417-837-5826

USTA Nebraska: Nate Evans ( Junior Team Tennis) | nevans104@gmail.com | 402-516-2833

USTA Nebraska: Mike Saniuk (Team Challenges and Team Tournaments) | msaniuk@miraclehillgolf.com | 402-980-5129

USTA Oklahoma: Casey McKenzie | mckenzie@ustaoklahoma.com | 918-688-4408

USTA St. Louis: Toni McDonald | jtt@ustastl.com | 314-249-9986

 

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