JTT Information & Staff
Alpharetta, Ga., topped the competition with two champions at the USTA Southern Junior Team Tennis League Southern Section Championships (SJTTL). Georgia had a third champion out of Atlanta and a finalist from metro Atlanta.
Tennessee was represented by two winners and Knoxville had one of those champions along with a finalist.
Matches were played Sept. 3-5 at the Mobile (Ala.) Tennis Center.
The 60-court Mobile Tennis Center was selected as the tournament site for the 2024 championship, set for Aug. 31-Sept. 2.
The 2024 bid was submitted by City of Mobile Director of Tennis Scott Novak on behalf of the MATA. The facility, the second largest in the country, usually hosts up to 20 junior, college and tennis events annually. The facility also hosted the 2023 event.
The championships are open to 10s, 12s, 14s and 18s intermediate and advanced teams. At least 55 teams with about 500 players from throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee are expected to play each year. Typically, at least eight players -- plus managers, coaches and parents -- travel to the tournament, with some teams brining more than 12 individuals. The tournament expects to use 385 hotel rooms.
USTA Southern Junior Team Tennis Committee Chair Aaron Browning said, “We are excited that the Mobile Area Tennis Association will host the 2023-24 championships. The association has a long tradition and history of hosting very successful events, including state Junior Team Tennis and USTA League championships, section junior and USTA League tournaments, and national tournaments.”
Dalton said, “The Mobile Tennis Center is known as one of the most well-run facilities in the country thanks to the leadership of Scott & Lorraine Novak and the MATA.”
2022 USTA Southern Junior Team Tennis League Championships
The 2022 Southern Junior Team Tennis League Championships (SJTTL) were played in Sept. 3-5 in Rome, Ga. The Rome Tennis Center at Berry College was the tournament headquarters. The championships was open to 10s, 12s, 14s and 18s intermediate and advanced teams. League championships are designed for non-advancement and winners will not advance to USTA National JTT Championships.
Rules & Regulations
State/Section JTT Coordinators
Adam Dalton, Manager, Junior Team Tennis & Junior Circuits, 770-368-8200 ext. 117
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