Texas

Junior Competition



USTA Junior Tournaments are a great way for young athletes to enjoy the thrill of competition by getting on the court, playing the game in a variety of styles, and making new friends. Competing in tournaments will help them determine their personal goals for tennis at any level. 

 

Ready to compete in Texas? Read along and register for a USTA Junior Tournament today!

 

PLAYER PROFILE

 

WHAT IS YOUR PLAYER PROFILE, HOW TO FIND IT, AND HOW IT WORKS

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AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT MODEL (ADM)

 

WHAT IS THE AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT MODEL (ADM)

 

10 AND UNDER TENNIS

10 AND UNDER TENNIS = JUNIOR CIRCUIT = NET GENERATION PLAY TRACKER

 

CONFIRM HOW THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR CAN CALL, TEXT, OR EMAIL YOU DURING THE TOURNAMENT

 

WHEN AND WHERE DOES YOUR CHILD PLAY?

 

10s JUNIOR CIRCUIT, THERE'S AN ERROR IN MY PLAY-TRACKER POINTS, COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THIS FORM IMMEDIATELY

 

HOW THE 10s JUNIOR CIRCUIT TOURNAMENTS WORK



12 THROUGH 18 AND UNDER TENNIS

12 TO 18 AND UNDER, UNDERSTANDING THE TOURNAMENT SYSTEM

 

HOW TO FIND TOURNAMENTS

 

HOW TO REGISTER AND WITHDRAW FROM TOURNAMENTS

 

WHEN AND WHERE DOES YOUR CHILD PLAY IN THE TOURNAMENT?

 

CONFIRM HOW THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR CAN CALL, TEXT, OR EMAIL YOU DURING THE TOURNAMENT

 

YOU PLAYED, NOW WHAT? HOW THE POINTS AND RANKINGS WORK

 

THERE'S AN ERROR ON MY RANKING AND WITH MY POINTS, WHO CAN HELP ME?  COMPLETE THIS FORM IMMEDIATELY

  • NATIONAL MANAGES ALL RANKING RELATED ITEMS POINTS, BONUS, STANDING, ETC.  - THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO COMMUNICATE WITH NATIONAL ABOUT IT, THERE IS NO NUMBER TO CONTACT

 

WORLD TENNIS NUMBER (WTN)

 

UNDERSTANDING THE 7 LEVELS OF 12 THROUGH 18 AND UNDER TOURNAMENT PLAY IN TEXAS

 

  • RULES, REGULATIONS, AND PROCEDURES BY LEVEL 

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Note 1 - The following information is USTA Texas Section specific and players should educate themselves when playing out of Section because Rules, Regulations, and Procedures can have some variations. 

Note 2 - Open Tournaments allow Players from any Section to apply and if accepted participate in the Tournament. Closed Tournaments are restricted so that only Players that claim that Section as their Residency Section can participate. 

Note 3 - Sections do not control which events are Open or Closed, this is controlled and regulated by USTA National.

LEVEL 7 OPEN - The USTA Texas Section has an unlimited inventory at this Level, number of offerings and distribution is to the Section’s discretion. Even though it is unlimited there are geographical restrictions in place for Tournaments that take place on the same day. 

 

LEVEL 7 OPEN RULES, REGULATIONS, AND PROCEDURES IN THE USTA TEXAS SECTION


LEVEL 6 OPEN - The USTA Texas Section has an unlimited inventory at this Level, number of offerings and distribution is to the Section’s discretion. Even though it is unlimited there are geographical restrictions in place for Tournaments that take place on the same day.

 

LEVEL 6 OPEN RULES, REGULATIONS, AND PROCEDURES IN THE USTA TEXAS SECTION

LEVEL 5 OPEN - This Level is restricted and regulated by a quota assigned by USTA National. The USTA Texas Section has an annual quota of 34 tournaments. 

 

LEVEL 5 OPEN RULES, REGULATIONS, AND PROCEDURES IN THE USTA TEXAS SECTION

 

LEVEL 5 CLOSED - This Level is restricted and regulated by a quota assigned by USTA National. The USTA Texas Section has an annual quota of 2 tournaments. 

 

LEVEL 5 CLOSED RULES, REGULATIONS, AND PROCEDURES IN THE USTA TEXAS SECTION


LEVEL 4 OPEN - This Level is restricted and regulated by a quota assigned by USTA National. The USTA Texas Section has an annual quota of 4 tournaments. 

 

LEVEL 4 OPEN RULES, REGULATIONS, AND PROCEDURES IN THE USTA TEXAS SECTION

 

LEVEL 4 CLOSED - This Level is restricted and regulated by a quota assigned by USTA National. The USTA Texas Section has an annual quota of 3 tournaments. There is also an Intra-Sectional Team Tournament that counts as an additional Level 4 Closed Tournament.

 

LEVEL 4 CLOSED RULES, REGULATIONS, AND PROCEDURES IN THE USTA TEXAS SECTION

LEVEL 3 OPEN - All Level 3 Open Tournaments, regardless of where they take place in the country, fall under USTA’s National Tournaments with no Section involvement. For Rules, Regulations, and Procedures for these Level of Tournaments look for the information in the Tournament’s Homepage and if not there contact the Tournament Director.

 

LEVEL 3 CLOSED - This Level is restricted and regulated by a quota assigned by USTA National. The USTA Texas Section has an annual quota of 2 tournaments (January and June). 

 

LEVEL 3 CLOSED (January) RULES, REGULATIONS, AND PROCEDURES IN THE USTA TEXAS SECTION

LEVEL 3 CLOSED (June) RULES, REGULATIONS, AND PROCEDURES IN THE USTA TEXAS SECTION

LEVEL 2 OPEN - All Level 2 Open Tournaments, regardless of where they take place in the country, fall under USTA’s National Tournaments with no Section involvement. For Rules, Regulations, and Procedures for these Level of Tournaments look for the information in the Tournament’s Homepage and if not there contact the Tournament Director.

 

LEVEL 2 CLOSED - There is only 1 Tournament within this level in the year.  USTA National requires that this Tournament is a Team Tournament involving 2 or more Sections, an Intersectional. The USTA Texas Section partnered with the USTA Southwest Section to run this Tournament.  Yearly the 12 and 14 and under divisions take place in Arizona while the 16 and 18 and under divisions take place in Texas. By splitting the event this way (2 age groups in each Section) we are able to double up the amount of available spots in the Tournament which provides additional players, from each Section, an opportunity at Level 2 points. Information for this Tournament should be available online by the beginning of July.

 

HOW DOES THE SUSPENSION POINTS PROCESS WORKS?

 

ELECTRONIC COMPLAINT FORMS

Your enjoyment of the Tournaments is extremely important to us. Our objective is for the Tournament experience to be centralized on meeting the wants and needs of the majority of the Players and the majority of the Parents. If unfortunately, during the Tournament, there was a situation that was not handled or resolved to your satisfaction please let us know so we can make the necessary adjustments. We respectfully request that when sharing your experience with us that you take into consideration that there will be times in which when doing what is in the best interest of the majority there will be a minority that unfortunately, with justification, will get upset and feel it is not a fair process or situation.  Please we kindly request that you accept our apologies in advance, for those few times. and that you, the player, your parents, and any guest that may have shown to support you that you feel respected, valued, and not taken for granted by our Staff at the USTA Texas Section and all the Tournament Directors and Officials that run and work the Tournaments throughout the year. Thank you for your continued support and never hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance.

 

  • REPORT YOUR UNFORTUNATE EXPERIENCE WITH A COURT MONITOR, A ROVING OFFICIAL, OR A REFEREE

Follow this link and share with the Officials Committee, at the USTA Texas Section, about your experience with a Court Monitor, a Roving Official, or the Referee. 

  • REPORT YOUR UNFORTUNATE EXPERIENCE WITH A TOURNAMENT STAFF MEMBER OR WITH THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

Follow this link and share with the Junior Competitive Committee, at the USTA Texas Section, about your experience with a Tournament Staff Member or with the Tournament Director.  

  • REPORT YOUR UNFORTUNATE EXPERIENCE WITH A PLAYER/OPPONENT 

Follow this link and share with the Discipline and Grievance Committee, at the USTA Texas Section, about your experience with a Player/Opponent.

  • REPORT YOUR UNFORTUNATE EXPERIENCE WITH A PARENT OR A COACH 

Follow this link and share with the Discipline and Grievance Committee, at the USTA Texas Section, about your experience with a Parent or a Coach. 

 

USTA Texas utilizes the USTA Junior Tournament Structure to create a standardized system and greater consistency for players, parents, coaches, tournament directors, and officials nationwide. 

 

Ready to compete in Texas? Register for a USTA Junior Tournament today!

 

For more information about this program, please visit usta.com/juniortour or contact our USTA Texas Junior Department

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