Tennis Association 

Cherokee County 

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​How Does it Work?

USTA Jr. Team Tennis is designed for kids ages 5-18. They are immediately placed on teams practicing together and playing matches together. This is a national program and USTA Jr membership is required ($20/yr.) Matches can be held anywhere from a local park or school to a commercial or private club. 8U teams need a minimum of 6 players. All other age divisions need a minimum of 4 boys and 4 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 background check (at no charge to the volunteer) before they can head a team.

What play levels are needed?

Any kids can play - from beginner to intermediate, to advanced. Divisions include 10 & under 12 & under 14 & under and 18 & under; beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

What are the age groups?

8U (36ft court play), 10U (60ft court play), 12U, 14U and 18U. 

Age eligibility deadline is Aug 31, 2011. (ie: a child who turns 13 on Aug 31 plays 14 & under)

What is the style of play?

USTA Jr. Team Tennis brings kids together in teams to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles against other teams. It promotes social skills and important values, it creates a spirit of cooperation and unity, as well as individual self-growth. Also, it’s a fun environment for kids in which they learn that succeeding is really more about how they play the game – win or lose.

Matches consist of 5 lines:
Boy's Singles
Girl's Singles
Boy's Doubles
Girl's Doubles
Mixed Doubles

Match Format is best 2 of 3 short (4 game) sets with "no ad scoring" and a 10 point tie break in lieu of a third set.

Winners are determined by total games won.

Junior Team Tennis