USTA Jr. Team Tennis brings kids together in teams to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles against other teams. It promotes social skills and important values by fostering a spirit of cooperation and unity, as well as individual self-growth. Also, it’s a fun environment for kids in which they learn that succeeding is really more about how they play the game – win or lose.
How does it work?
USTA Jr. Team Tennis is designed for kids ages 5-18. They are immediately placed on teams. All you need to start a league are two teams. Matches can be held anywhere from a local park or school to a commercial or private club. Teams are preferably co-ed but can also be single gender (boys only or girls only). They are divided by the following age and play levels:
Age Groups: U18, U16, U14, U12, U10 and U8
Play Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All players have access to TennisLink, the USTA’s online player registration system. TennisLink allows registered players to keep track of their records and stats, as well as scout their competition. Whether on the court or online, USTA Jr. Team Tennis builds a passion for a sport kids will be able to play for life. http://tennislink.usta.com
The costs to participate can vary by local market. Minimum fees include costs for the official uniform, USTA membership (if new member), plus nominal shipping and processing fees.
WHO CAN ENTER TEAMS?
Parks & Recreation Departments, Public Clubs, Private Clubs, Community Tennis Associations, schools and educational associations, parents; basically anyone that can get a team together and secure a facility to host home matches. Parents are particularly encouraged to get involved, and local public and school facilities are often available by securing a permit from municipal agencies for use during scheduled home matches (often at little or no cost if local children are involved).
For additional information, or anyone interested in having a team in the league should contact: Sandy Sweet at 401-932-9345, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org