JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS
2023 Championship Year

USTA Jr. Team Tennis is designed for kids ages 5-18.  This 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.  This is a national program and USTA Jr membership is required.   All age divisions need a minimum of 3 boys and 3 girls per team.  Each team will need to have a team captain, usually a parent but can be, tennis professionals, teachers, recreation leaders or volunteers.  Team captains will have to perform a Safe Play background check (at no charge to the volunteer) before they can head a team.  For more detail information, visit USTA Jr Tennis.

Captain of each team must complete the USTA Safe Play program.  It takes a few weeks for the background check so please start this process ahead of time.

Fall 2022 Southern Junior Team Tennis League (SJTTL)

Registration:  September 1, 2022 - October 14, 2022
Play will begin  October 22 - January 14, 2023 (Tentative)


Match Format is Best 2 out of 3 sets, short sets to 4 no ad scoring. A set tiebreaker is played at 3 all. A 10-point match tiebreak is played at one set all.. 
1 line of boys singles
1 line of girls singles
1 line of boys doubles
1 line of boys doubles
1 line of mixed doubles

Play will be on Saturdays at 3:30pm.   Players can play twice in mixed doubles line only.  

Level
14U and 18U Beginner and Intermediate.
Players must remain age eligible through August 31, 2023, for the age group in which they are participating, to register and participate.
Level Eligibility - Please read this carefully and make sure the player is qualified for the level.  


POST MATCH
• The winning team should enter scores in TennisLink and the opponent should confirm the scores. Scores must be posted within 48 hours after each match of the season to determine standings or match may be scored as a double default. If scores are not disputed during above time period, scores will stand as posted.  

Rules and Regulations - Visit USTA for the most up-to-date information.


Should you have any questions or concerns please contact 
Will @ 678-909-0252 x 504 or jttcoordinator@cherokeetennis.org


JUNIOR GUIDELINES

USTA Southern has developed tools to assist local program, team managers, team captains and players to determined which level players should play in USTA Jr. Team Tennis. In addition other forms are included to assist with administering the program.

MANAGE/CAPTAIN CODE OF ETHICS


Code of Ethics

NTRP CHARACTERISTICS FOR JUNIORS

JTT Guidelines

PLAYER ROSTER PROFILE FORM


Player Profile Form

10 and Under Tennis

Finally, the sport of tennis is scaled to fit the size of our young players!

BALLS

For 8 and under, red foam ball.
For 10 and under, orange ball.
For 12 and under, green and orange balls.

RACKETS

For 8 and under, the racquet should be 19, 21, or 23 inches.
For 10 and under, the racquet should be 23 or 25 inches.

COURT

10 and Under Tennis uses equipment that is scaled to the size and ability level of young children. Children 8 and under will play on a court that is 36 feet long and 18 feet wide.

SCORING

For 8 and under, best of three games with the first to seven points winning the game.
For 10 and under, best of three sets with the first to win four games winning the set. For the third set, the first player to win a seven-point tiebreak wins the match.

Junior Tennis Apprentice

This is an introductory tennis program designed to teach kids ages 5 & older the basics to start playing tennis!

$50 registration fee includes:

· 1st year Free Junior USTA Membership ($20 value)
· Free Junior-Sized Tennis Racket ($30 value)
· 5 Hours of Instruction & Coaching from Experienced Professional ($150 value)

Total Value $ 200

*Jr Tennis Apprentice Graduates cannot repeat the class.

Next session:  
April 13, 2022 @ Arbor View S&T
Register at https://form.jotform.com/90455024186152 by April 1

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

What We Offered

Junior workshop for the elementary schools.  This workshop provides physical education teachers to see a demonstration of the QuickStart Tennis format.

We can also offer a starter kit of equipment to assist them in the tennis sessions that they will conduct.

 

Our Goal

WE hope that kids, who have not been introduced to tennis prior to playng in these sponsored physical education classes, will transition into the local USTA Jr. Team Tennis League and/or NJTL or other after-school tennis programs.

Not only does the programs get elementary school kids immediately into tennis with the QuickStart Tennis format, but it gives those who enjoy the sport an outlet to play outside of the school system.  The format uses short courts and modified equipment to help make the learning process easier and a lot more fun.  Using this process, the kids will gain confidence by seeing their own immediate progress, making them more enthusiastic about continuing to play and improve.  As players advance in skill, they can continue to participate in USTA Jr. Team Tennis as they graduate from modified courts to full-court formats.

 

For more info on School Programs, please fill out the form below.