USTA Missouri Valley
Four Teams Headed
USTA Missouri Valley | September 21, 2017
Four Junior Team Tennis squads from the USTA Missouri Valley will compete in the 2017 USTA Junior Team Tennis National Championships, held at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla., September 22-24 and September 29-October 1.
The 2017 USTA Junior Team Tennis National Championships will bring together the top 32 teams at intermediate and advanced levels in two age divisions from various USTA Sections throughout the country. This is the first time the event will be held at the USTA National Campus.
The teams participating are as follows:
14U Advanced: Missouri Athletic Club (St. Louis)
14U Intermediate: Tucker Tennis Academy (Tulsa)
18U Advanced: Quail Creek Golf & County Club (Oklahoma City)
18U Intermediate: RH91 (Tulsa)
The National Championships serves as the crown jewel of USTA Junior Team Tennis as the nation’s top teams compete for the title. ADVERTISEMENT Each year the USTA crowns a national champion in two age divisions (14U and 18U) in both the Intermediate and Advanced play divisions.
“The National Championships provide an opportunity to celebrate each of these teams who had a similar yet different path to qualify for the event through their respective sections,” said Matt Barnhart, National Manager for USTA Junior Team Tennis. “The players really enjoy the competition aspect as well as getting the chance to bond with other players from all over the country on and off the court.”
Established in 1991, USTA Junior Team Tennis provides youth with all of the health and social benefits of tennis in a coed, fun and competitive team environment – all while allowing participants to compete with and against individuals of similar ages and skill levels.
With more than 85,000 players competing nationwide, USTA Junior Team Tennis brings players together to enjoy camaraderie and teamwork, providing a fun environment for kids to learn that succeeding is really more about how they play the game – win or lose.