Challenger 10s tournaments are entry-level tournaments that count towards USTA Texas Youth Progression, issuing both virtual stars and trophies. These tournaments are run in conjunction with Challenger 2-Day (12s-18s) tournaments.
Introduced in 2017, Participation Credit 1-Day (10s) tournaments will be offered in conjunction with Challenger 1-Day (12s-18s) tournaments. These tournaments will issue virtual stars only. Players competing in 10s divisions are limited to one Challenger 1-Day (10s)/Participation Credit 1-Day (10s) each month.
Why Youth Progression?
Players should advance through the various stages with the understanding that this is not a race to Yellow Ball, but a process rich in development opportunities at each stage.
Youth Progression encourages players to set quantifiable and achievable goals at each stage of the beginning of their junior tournament careers and will equip players with a goal-setting mindset to carry throughout their lives.ADVERTISEMENT
- Size: Tournaments are limited to 150 players due to COVID-19 local restrictions and court availability
- Type: Singles with First Match Loser Consolation (FMLC)
- Draw Format: Draws can vary on size depending upon number of applicants per age group
- Player Selection: The first 150 players to complete registration are in (first come, first served). This 150 is inclusive of 10 and Under players if 10 and Under event is scheduled to take place on the first day of the tournament. If 10 and under is scheduled for the second day of the tournament there could be 150 players in 12-18’s and 150 players in 10 and under. Challenger tournament registration will open on Monday, September 21 at 12:01am.
Note: You will notice that your credit card will not be charged until the tournament registration has closed and the Player Selection process is completed. Challenger 10-18’s players limited to have an active registration in one Challenger at a time per weekend of competition (Example: Player registered for a Challenger on the 1st weekend cannot register for another Challenger on the 1st weekend in the month of October without withdrawing from the original Challenger). Challenger 12-18’s players can play in multiple Challenger tournaments in the month of October, Challenger 10 and under players can only play in 1 Challenger in the month of October. FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL MAKE YOU INELIGIBLE AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMPETE IN ANY EVENTS DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER. No late entries will be accepted.
Please visit usta.com/texas-junior-tournament-update for information on all newly added tournaments. Tournaments will be added month-by-month.
2020 2-Day Challenger tournaments count as Level 6 tournaments in the 2021 Shadow rankings. Please visit the 2021 shadow rankings webpage for more information about point tables and shadow rankings.
2020 1-Day Challenger tournaments count as Level 7 tournaments in the 2021 Shadow rankings. Please visit the 2021 shadow rankings webpage for more information about point tables and shadow rankings.