Junior Competition News: June 2022
MIDWEST CLOSED LEVEL 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS: JUNE 25-30, 2022
Registration for Midwest's most prestigious junior tournament is still open! As a reminder, new this year for BG16s-18s, the Midwest Section will award the singles winner of each age division a spot into the new Level 1 Battle of the Sections tournament July 31-August 3. The deadline to register is June 15th, so be sure to sign up today!
DEADLINE EXTENDED: BATTLE OF THE MISSISSIPPI
Three USTA Sections…competing for one traveling trophy! It's the Battle of the Mississippi - a Level 2 Intersectional team tournament with USTA Midwest, USTA Missouri Valley and USTA Northern. Players will love this mixed dominant duo format and the chance to get Level 2 tournament points.
Midwest brought home the trophy last year, and we want to keep it here! The tournament will be held July 15-17, 2022. Registration links and locations can be found below, and the deadline to register has been extended to June 22. And if you're wondering if you can sign up for this and the USTA National Clay Court Championships concurrently, you can! Battle of the Mississippi selections will be made after Clay Court selections have been completed.
Battle of the Mississippi BG12s-14s: Midland, MI (Midwest)
Battle of the Mississippi BG16s: Rogers, MN (Northern)
Battle of the Mississippi BG18s: Edmonton, OK (Missouri Valley)
USTA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Some of the biggest USTA Junior Level 1 National Championships are coming up! The National Clay Court Championships take place throughout July 9-17 and the USTA National Championships throughout August 4-14 (start and end dates dependent on age division). Find out how to qualify and be selected here. To find tournament locations and registration information, please click here.
With USTA National Level 1 Championships coming up, here’s a quick refresh on how the Midwest quota lists are calculated:
- In the Boys' and Girls' 12 Divisions, no more than two results outside the Midwest Section may count towards a player's top six singles and doubles results - four in section (sanctioned by Midwest or a Midwest District), two out of section.
- In the Boys' and Girls' 14, 16, 18 Divisions, no more than three results outside of the Midwest Section may count towards a player's top six singles and doubles results - three in section (sanctioned by Midwest or a Midwest District), three out of section.
For a more detailed explanation on how quota lists are calculated, please click here. You can also find specific entry and acceptance information for both the USTA Clay Court National Championships & USTA National Championships here.
NEW! TOURNAMENT PARENT GUIDE
Are you new to USTA Junior Tournaments? Unsure of exactly what your expectations and responsibilities are as a parent of a junior tournament player? Check out our new Tournament Parent Guide! This easy-to-read page provides a full overview of parent roles and responsibilities at a tournament. View the guide here.
Summer tennis is just getting started...and it’s filled with junior tournaments! Check out a few featured events below, and be sure to check out ALL upcoming tournaments open for registration by clicking the button below. Use filters to find events by gender, age, level, distance and format. If registration is open, you'll be able to sign up for the divisions you want to enter.
- Midwest Closed: DETAILS HERE
- Battle of the Mississippi: DETAILS HERE
- USTA National Championships: DETAILS HERE
NISHESH SWEEPS JA MILAN ITF
We’re extremely proud of Midwest’s Nishesh Basavareddy who secured his second junior Grade A title of the season in Milan! The 16 year old won in singles and doubles, teaming up with another Midwesterner, Aidan Kim, to win doubles. Congrats to both players! Interested in seeing highlights from Basavareddy’s singles final? Watch the highlights below.
Several Midwest college players are now NCAA champions! The University of Texas at Austin won its second straight DI women’s NCAA Tennis National Championship. Peyton Stearns from Ohio Valley is on the team and won the NCAA DI women’s singles title. Also, the University of Virginia won its fifth NCAA title after the men’s team beat Kentucky. Virginia’s team includes Gianni Ross from Chicago who was named the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player! The men of the University of Chicago are NCAA DIII champions! Arjun Asokumar and Bradley Yu from the Chicago District are both on the winning team, and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps won the women’s DIII title with Georgia Tuckerman from Ohio Valley on that team. Congrats to all our winners!
HEALTH & WELLNESS
SUMMERTIME IS HERE! TIPS TO HANDLE THE HEAT:
With summer tournaments nearly in full swing, make sure you're prepared for handling the heat by following these tips:
- Keep your body temperature as cool as possible
- Schedule some practice time outside to get used to the heat
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
- Make sure you get enough carbs, electrolytes and salt in your diet
For more information and details on the above and how to best manage your playing in summer, be sure to check out this article!
NEWSLETTER NOW ONLINE
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