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USTA Junior Team Tennis WHAT IS USTA JR. TEAM TENNIS? USTA Jr. Team Tennis is the largest youth tennis league in the country, helping girls and boys ages 6 to 18 get in the game, get on the court, and have a good time. Teams are coed and made up of at least six players, three boys and three girls, based on similar ages and skill levels.
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WHAT IS USTA JR. TEAM TENNIS?

USTA Jr. Team Tennis is the largest youth tennis league in the country, helping girls and boys ages 6 to 18 get in the game, get on the court, and have a good time.

Teams are coed and made up of at least six players, three boys and three girls, based on similar ages and skill levels.

The emphasis is on skill development, fun, teamwork and friendly competition, all with the possibility of advancing to the national championship.

Tennis is a sport you can play for life and Jr. Team Tennis lays the foundation for a lasting relationship.

WHO CAN PLAY?
USTA Jr. Team Tennis is for girls and boys ages 6 to 18 of all abilities and experience.  Whether your child has been playing for years, or has never held a racquet, there's a spot on the team for them.  Teams are formed in age groups: 18 & under, 14 & under, 12 & under, 10 & under, and 8 & under.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Seasons are typically 6 to 8 weeks long and include regularly scheduled practices and matches.  Players have the opportunity to participate in both singles and doubles play throughout the season.  The season culminates in a national championship for the 14 & under and 18 & under, Intermediate and Advanced divisions.

HOW COMPETITIVE IS IT?
Whether your child wants to compete on a national level or simply wants to learn a new sport and make friends, Jr. Team Tennis can take them there.  The focus is on enjoying the exhilaration of playing and the development of skills that make playing fun.  It's up to each player to decide how far they want to go.

A scaled down form of match play, such as the QuickStart format, is perfect for beginners! Grants are available to run USTA Jr. Team Tennis. There is nothing like the team spirit when kids are playing USTA Jr. Team Tennis!

Interested in starting your own league? Download the USTA League Starter Kit.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2009 22:09
 
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