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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  and Advanced Level Eligibility

The Junior National Tennis Rating Program (JNTRP) 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.  For the Advanced Low division, all players in the division cannot 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.

 

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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 2018 and who are playing in the 10's must play Advanced. If a 10U player has played up in the 12s and has a  JNTRP 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 2.4 and below and must not have more than 180 tournament points in any age group on the posted Georgia standing list as of the end of July 2018 (see search list below). 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.  Also, players who have competed at the Junior Team Tennis State Championships cannot play again at the beginner level in the same age division.

 

USTA Georgia Points Search - These players have more than 180 tournament points and are NOT ELIGIBLE to play Beginner level Junior Team Tennis.

List of Girls NOT ELIGIBLE to play Beginner level

List of Boys NOT ELIGIBLE to play Beginner level

 

8U , 10U  and 12U Courts and Equipment 

USTA Junior Team Tennis play for the 8U, 10U and 12U age groups will use a modified format and/or equipment that allows children to start playing tennis on teams immediately!

  • 8U Divisions will play on a 36' court with the red felt or red foam ball.
  • 10U Beginner and Intermediate divisions will play on the 60' court using orange low compression ball.  10U Advanced Divisions will play on a full court using green low compression balls.
  • 12U Beginner and Intermediate Divisions will play on a full court using green low compression balls.  12U Advanced will play on a full court using yellow balls.


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

Last week's answer was up to 15 minutes. Which division is not entitled to a 10 minute rest period after the 2nd set in a best of 3 set match?

Boys & Girls 18's
Boys & Girls 12's
Men's Open
Women's 35

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