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What's New in The Midwest in 2012
USTA College Information Session at the ACC Tournament
Changes in the Tar Heel Qualifier
What's New in The Midwest in 2012   2012 has brought many new changes for junior competitive tournament players. National USTA has made significant changes to the tournament schedule which have reduced opportunities for many. Meanwhile, the Midwest USTA has responded to the requests of players and parents with several notablechanges: • Midwest now "owns" the elevated tournaments (Levels 1-5); this should ensure more consistent standards for tournaments, including:
o No matches starting before 8am
o 12 hours guaranteed between matches from one day to the next
o For 14s, 12s, and10-and-Unders, no matches start/resume after 9pm
o For 16s and 18s, no matches start/resume after 10pm
• Efforts made to better distribute elevated tournaments (Levels 1-5) geographically (53% in Michigan and Ohio, down from 71%)
• All events begin on Saturday
• There are elevated tournaments during all holidays, so less school is missed
• New 2-day 32-draw tournaments added
• Many more doubles added, most with a one-match consolation
• All are Feed-In Consolation
• Boys and Girls 10s compass draws added
• Concurrent events of different levels held on same weekend, allowing players to sign up for both Let us know your thoughts on these changes....join our Facebook community!  
USTA College Information Session at the ACC Tournament High school players, parents, and coaches are invited to attend a College Information Session hosted by the USTA on Saturday April 23rd at the ACC Championships, held at the Cary Tennis Park in Cary NC.
Changes in the Tar Heel Qualifier Changes in the Tar Heel Qualifier We have found information about the 2011 Tar Heel Qualifier changes posted at on since the first of the year but know that some folks are still just finding out. We encourage you to make a regular stop at from time to time as that as forum is used to distribute the most information. But, in case you have not visited the site or have and have questions, please read the following.
What are Zonals and How do I Apply? PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Zonals are a National Team competition for the best Each team is comprised of Six boys and Six girls. junior tennis players in the 12, 14, and 16 age divisions, which are held annually in the month of July. This year, all three age divisions compete from July 29-August 2. The players have the opportunity to play against other top players from different sections. Each age division is held at a different location. This year, the 12’s will be in Knoxville, TN, the 14’s will be in Huntsville, AL and the 16’s will be in Winston-Salem, NC.

There will be six teams sent to Knoxville and Winston-Salem and only five teams sent to Huntsville. Each team is comprised of six boys and six girls with each player from the team playing a singles and doubles match per round for a total of five rounds.  Since this is a team based event where coaching is allowed this is an opprotunity you should take advantage of.

The endorsement requirement for each of the events is to play in the Southern Closed in the age division you wish to play Zonals and to fall into the endorsed group (stated on the chart). In order to register, everything should be completed online. Registration begins May 1, 2009 and ends June 29, 2009 for all age divisions. What needs to be done is the player needs to fill out the Southern Application which can be found at the following websites:


Southern Application Site

Tournament Home Page

Boys' 12s



Girls' 12s



Boys' 14s



Girls' 14s



Boys' and Girls' 16s




Click here to refer to the full article and contact information on USTA Southern.

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