JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS

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.

Spring 2021 Junior Team Tennis

Registration:  TBD
Play will begin April thru May


Match Format is best 2 of 3 sets with "regular ad scoring" and a 10 point tie break in lieu of a third set. 
2 lines of singles
2 lines of doubles
Play will be on Fridays after school.   This is a gender specific league. The format is
One player can play sigles then doubles. So you only have to have 5 players and one person can play twice.

Level
14U Beginner and Intermediate/Advance, both Girls and Boys
Players may not be 15 before August 31, 2021 to be eligible.

PRE-SEASON
• Contact possible players for your team. Minimum team requirement is 7 players. 
• Determine what age division and ability level your team needs to play.
• Players must not be 15 before August 31st, 2021 
PRACTICE
• Establish days and location for team practices.
• Communicate fees and schedules to parents and children.
• Recruit other parents to help. 
• Establish rules for safety, etiquette and sportsmanship.
• Promote team spirit.
MATCHES
• Encourage good sportsmanship and appreciation for teammates and coaches.  
• Require your players to shake hands with each other after the match.
• Advise the parents that there will be no coaching.
• Build their confidence. Have your player’s look and act like tennis players.
• Consider a “buddy” system on the day of matches-using a player that is not playing that day to watch and encourage their “buddy”. Be sure you teach the etiquette of tennis to spectators and players. 
• Captains may NOT assist players with scoring or strategy. 
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.  


Should you have any questions or concerns please contact 
Sandra @ 770-331-0293 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:  
March 16 at Arbor View S&T
Register at https://form.jotform.com/91506563519158

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.