USTA JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS
TENNIS IS A TEAM SPORT
Why wait until high school to join a tennis team? Or maybe you want to join another team! USTA Junior Team Tennis, or “JTT”, brings together boys and girls, ages 5 to 18, to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles against other coed teams.
Beyond being fun and a great form of exercise, USTA Junior Team Tennis is a competitive, level-based environment that promotes individual growth, social development and life skills.
When Should I Start Playing in USTA Junior Team Tennis?
USTA Junior Team Tennis teams offer options for players ages 5 to 18. Players who start on a JTT team are expected to be able to serve, maintain a rally and know how to keep score
On a tennis team, you’ll learn about unity, sportsmanship and how to work together to achieve success. ADVERTISEMENT You’ll also learn that success isn’t just about winning; it’s about how you play the game and respond to challenges.
To learn more about the USTA junior programs as part of the competition journey and a pathway to success, click here.
How Do I Start a USTA Junior Team Tennis team if there isn’t one available near me?
Nearly 100,000 kids nationwide play Junior Team Tennis annually, thanks to the parents who donate their time and talents. In fact, parents can get involved today, whether they’re pros or if they’ve never picked up a racquet. They can even start a team if there isn’t one nearby.
If you'd like to get involved with Junior Team Tennis or even start a team, click here to contact your local section coordinator.
Local Junior Team Tennis or Championship Junior Team Tennis: Which is right for me?
USTA 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 local level with flexible structures, while the championship track provides teams the opportunity to advance to a national championship – the crown jewel of the USTA Junior Team Tennis season.
For more about the Junior Team Tennis National Championships, click here.
USTA Junior Team Tennis Counts Towards the Net Generation PlayTracker
For players ages 10 and under, they will receive PlayTracker points for every USTA Junior Team Tennis event they participate in. Learn more about the PlayTracker here.