SAN ANTONIO TO HOST 2019
JTT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Dan Pyser | November 27, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla., November 27, 2018 – The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced that the 2019 USTA Junior Team Tennis National Championships will be headed to San Antonio for the first time in the 15-year history of the event.
The 14-and-under National Championships will be held Nov. 7-10, followed by the 18-and-under National Championships Nov. 14-17. The event will be held at the McFarlin Tennis Center in conjunction with the San Antonino Tennis Association.
Each year, the USTA crowns a national champion in two age divisions (14U and 18U) in both Intermediate and Advanced play divisions, annually drawing more than 500 participants.
The two weekends of play will feature 32 of the top teams from each age division that represent the various USTA Sections throughout the country.ADVERTISEMENT
“The National Championships serve as a year-end celebration for teams that battled through local play, and then through, area, district and section championships, and we could not be more excited to bring this special event to San Antonio,” said Matt Barnhart, National Manager for USTA Junior Team Tennis. “This event annually gives hundreds of some of the most talented and passionate junior tennis players from across the country the opportunity to make memories both on and off the court.”
“We are honored and very excited that the USTA chose the City of San Antonio to host the 2019 JTT National Championships,” said Antonio Garza, Executive Director, San Antonio Tennis Association, Inc. “The host site, the John R. McFarlin Tennis Center, was recently awarded the USTA’s 2018 Outstanding Tennis Facility Award and will be in top condition for the event. This city has so much to offer from its rich history, great food, and entertainment, making it a great place for visiting families.”
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.