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Over 12,000 juniors in Georgia enjoy playing USTA Junior Team Tennis!  USTA Junior Team 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.  Local leagues can qualify players to the USTA Junior Team Tennis State Championships, with further advancement to the USTA Southern Sectional Championships and National Championship competition. 


 

Intermediate Level Eligibility

The Junior National Tennis Rating Program (Junior NTRP) in TennisLink is the official system for determining play levels for USTA National Championship Junior Team Tennis programs for 12U, 14U and 18U Intermediate and Advanced divisions.  Players with a JNTRP rating of 3.5 and above must play Advanced.

 

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The 10U division will not use ratings.  Players with a 1-100 Southern Section standing in the 10's as of the end of July 2017 and who are playing in the 10's must play Advanced. If a 10U player has played up in the 12s and has a junior NTRP rating of 3.5 or above the player must play Advanced.

 

USTA Southern Standings Search for the 10U Division click here

 

 

Beginner Level Eligibility

Beginner level players must be rated 2.7 and below.  10U beginner level players must not have more than 170 points in any age group on the posted Georgia standing list as of the end of July 2017. Point totals shall include both singles and doubles divisions from which points were acquired.  Points earned due to defaults will not be considered and may be deducted if noted in writing to the State Junior Team Tennis Coordinator at time of Championship registration.  

 

USTA Georgia Points Search - These players are NOT ELIGIBLE to play 10U Beginner level Junior Team Tennis - click here.

 

Advanced Low Level Eligibility

The Advanced Low division will be offered in the 12-18s age groups. Players may not be rated higher than 3.9 at the time of registration.   Advanced Low divisions will be eligible to advance to State and Section Championships but not National Championships.

 

 


USTA Junior Team Tennis also offers organized play for the 8U and 10U age groups using a modified format that allows children to start playing tennis on teams immediately!

  • 10U Divisions will play on the 60' court using orange low compression ball
  • 8U Divisions will play on a 36' court with the red felt or red foam ball


Click here for more information on the 8U and 10U Tennis format
 

8 & Under
Court size: 36'
Ball: Red foam or red felt
Racquet: 19", 21" or 23"
Net: 18' long and 2'9" high
Scoring: Best of three games; first to score seven points wins the game and the first to win two games
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10 & Under
Court size: 60
'
Ball: Low compression orange
Racquet: 23" or 25"
Net: Regulation net
Scoring: No more than match tie break in lieu of third set

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USTA Blended Line Grant and Facility Assistance 

The USTA, USTA Southern and USTA Georgia have joined together to provide a grant that will pay for 87.5% of the cost of painting permanent lines on your existing courts.  The lines have been approved by the ITF, and will not interfere with play on the 78’ courts.  As an example, a private club recently completed their line project for $700.  With the grants provided by the three USTA levels, the final cost to the club was $87.50. 

For more information and online application, click here.

For any questions or to include your community in this exciting program, please contact: 

Mary Dillon
USTA Georgia 
Junior Team Tennis Coordinator
404-256-9543, ext. 113
dillon@ustageorgia.com

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Tennis Rules Question

Last week's answer was No, a spectator may never make a call on a shot during a match. If a draw has 32 players, what are the maximum number of seeds permitted?

2 seeds
4 seeds
8 seeds
16 seeds

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