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Northern California

NORCAL JUNIOR LEAGUES 

<h1>NORCAL JUNIOR LEAGUES </h1>
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OVERVIEW OF NORCAL JUNIOR LEAGUES

USTA Northern California now offers a NEW dynamic and fun junior tennis product offering named Norcal Junior Leagues.

Norcal Junior Leagues (NJL) provides kids and their friends an opportunity to play recreational tennis. Teams are formed by tennis pros, clubs, programs, and parents grouping players at similar skill levels to play other teams within local proximity.

 

MATCH TYPES, FORMATS & RULES

NJL is organized into an easy, yet fun, series of singles and doubles formats. The rules are simple, and the experience will be unmatched. NJL is organized into Orange Ball, Green Ball, Yellow Ball (Advanced), Yellow Ball (Intermediate) ,and Yellow Ball (High School).

 

*NJL Rules & Regulations (Form being finalized)

The teams play each other in two distinct match types:


Match #1 - Two-Team Head-to-Head Type
Two teams play each other two times in one week schedule with one home and one away match. ADVERTISEMENT Scores are reported by both team captains to USTA for points credit. No match fee is charged for head-to-head matches; however each team must host a home match and attend an away match within seven calendar days or points will not be awarded.

Match #2 - Four-Team Round Robin Type
Four teams play each other two times in one week schedule with one home and one away match. Scores are reported by both team captains to USTA for points credit. A $50 match fee will be charged for a four-team round robin format. USTA will provide the site and manage the match. Points will be awarded.

At each match type, teams will play a best of two out of three, four game sets with a seven point tiebreak in leiu of a third set at 3-3. Doubles will be a six game pro set with a seven point tiebreak at 5-5.

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HOW TO GET STARTED IN A LEAGUE
HOW TO GET STARTED IN A LEAGUE

HOW TO GET STARTED IN A LEAGUE

If you are looking for a Norcal Junior League Team to join, get started in two steps:

 

  1. If you currently play in a tennis program or academy, check with your coach to see if they offer NJL yet. If they do, your coach can give you more information about joining their NJL team. *Click here to register for your Team/Program in Tennislink using your Team ID number. (Form being finalized).

  2.  If you are a player, or a parent of a player that is looking for a NJL team/program in your area, *Click on FIND A TEAM below and call the coach or captain in your area. (Form being finalized). Please note some programs may not be open to new players or have already filled their rosters. Team parents/volunteers may be asked to help captain teams when necessary.

RESOURCES

  • Register NJL Teams by Region
  • Register a New Team
  • Norcal Junior League Rules
  • Norcal Junior League Point Standings
  • Norcal Junior League Regionals
  • Norcal Junior League Sectionals

 

MEDIA RESOURCES:

 

For more information please contact: 

Michelle Skipwith

Manager, NorCal Junior Leagues

(415) 279-1973

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