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USTA Junior Team Tennis (Juniors: 18 and under)
Tennis is a very popular junior recreational program and Georgia has one of the largest in the country. This nationwide program is designed to provide youngsters with a fun team format consisting of singles, doubles and mixed play for boys and girls of all skill levels.
Southern Crescent’s local league can qualify players to the USTA Jr team tennis state championships, with further advancement to the southern sectionals and national championship competition. Make your dreams come true and start your tennis career from this platform.
Being part of the junior league has more benefits than you assume. It not only sharpens your competitiveness, but this level-based environment is the perfect platform for children to achieve individual growth, social growth and other life skills.
Here you learn some very important lessons that can be applied not only in sports but also in real life, like unity and sportsmanship and also a healthy attitude to deal with failures and challenges.
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Divisions of Play
Southern Crescent Junior Team Tennis divisions are based on age and ability levels of players. Play levels are defined as Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. The Junior National Tennis Rating Program (JNTRP) in TennisLink is the official system for determining play levels for Junior Team Tennis programs for 12U, 14U and 18U — Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced divisions. Players who have four (4) matches in Junior Team Tennis or tournaments will have generated a rating. Players with no rating will be required to self rate. (More information regarding the JNTRP and instructions on how to self-rate are available for you to download on the “Captain’s Corner” page of this website.)
The 10U level eligibility will be determined by tournament points/standings
Kids Quick Start
8 and under
- Beginner and Intermediate levels offered
- Low compression red/yellow ball utilized
- Rackets no longer than 23”
- 36 foot court
Kids Quick Start
10 and under
- Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels offered. The 10U division will not require use of ratings. 10U beginner level players may not have more than 170 Georgia tournament points as shown on the standing list posted at the end of July of the year previous to the Championship Year. 10U players with a 1-100 standing in the 10’s who are playing in the 10’s must play Advanced. If a 10U player has played up in the 12’s and has a JNTRP rating of 3.5 or above, the player must play Advanced
- Low compression orange/yellow ball utilized; green dot ball used in 10U advanced
- Rackets no longer than 25”
- 60 foot court
Junior Team Tennis
12, 14 and 18 & Under
- Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels offered. Players with a JNTRP rating of 2.8 and above cannot play at the beginner level. Players with a JNTRP rating of 3.5 and above must play at the advanced level.
- Beginner and Intermediate use the green dot ball in the 12 and under only.
Junior Team Tennis Calendar
Registration January 21st thru Feb 21st
Play scheduled to start Friday March 6th
Junior Team Tennis Fees
To participate, players must be a member of the United States Tennis Association (USTA). The cost of a membership is $20.00 per player annually. Membership with USTA provides your child with a USTA number, which is necessary for league registration. The above price is based on registration for a single player; however, there is an option to have a family membership. To obtain a USTA membership or renew your membership click on Join USTA. You can also call (800) 990-8782 for more information or to join/renew over the phone.
Southern Crescent Junior Team Tennis fee for each season is $17.50. This amount will be paid when you register on TennisLink. This fee will cover TennisLink fees, balls for all dual matches, and awards, but does not cover any additional fees a facility may charge non-residents or non-members for use of their tennis facilities.
Coaching is part of this league. The coaching fee is paid directly to the facility, coach, or tennis professional. Players must have at minimum a once a week coaching to play on a team. Check with your facility, coach or tennis professional in regards to these fees.
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