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Fun, Fitness, and Friends. USTA Junior Team Tennis brings kids together in teams to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles against other teams. It promotes social skills and important values by fostering a spirit of cooperation and unity, as well as individual self-growth. 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.
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It is now easier than ever to form a team or run a program for USTA Junior Team Tennis. There are two distinct tracks – local Junior Team Tennis and Championship Junior Team Tennis. The local track allows kids and team organizers to play on a more local level with flexible structures, while the Championship track provides teams the opportunity to advance to a National Championship. Contact your USTA section coordinator for more information on forming a team or starting a program today.
There are many benefits of supporting team-based play. Your team will learn the value of playing for their teammates and the importance of sportsmanship. Also, team-based play is an integral part of the player development process. From a professional perspective, you are able to grow your business by running practices during the Junior Team Tennis season and will attract more attention to your programs. Junior Team Tennis encourages level-based play in supporting a fun, positive and competitive experience.
We’ve got everything you need to get started. We’ll provide the resources and support so you can start, grow and retain your Junior Team Tennis team or program.
Now is the time to start a Junior Team Tennis team. New, flexible team structures make it easy to get more kids playing. Organize a team and build a groundswell of tennis excitement to attract new families to your facility and build your business.
More teams: gender neutral and single gender teams
More local play: kids play at least twice each match
More fun: cooperative line-ups for level-based play
STEP 1: CONTACT YOUR SECTION, FIND YOUR LOCAL LEAGUE COORDINATOR
Think nationally, act locally. Your first move should be to get in touch with your local USTA coordinator and find an opportunity close to home.
If you are unsure of where to start, search for the coordinator in your section. If you're unsure of your USTA section, you can find it by clicking here.
STEP 2: "SAFE PLAY"
Become acquainted with Safe Play. "Safe Play" embodies the organization's commitment to respect and safety for all tennis participants, including those in Junior Team Tennis. In the spirit of creating a safe and fun environment for all, we require Junior Team Tennis coaches, managers, co-managers, and local coordinators to take part in this program, consisting of safety training, policy review and a background screen.
Learn all about USTA Safe Play, and click here to register for your background screening session.
STEP 3: NEVER STOP LEARNING
We're always learning more about this great sport and how to instruct kids so that they can maximize their talents. A collaboration between the USTA, USPTA, PTR and the USOC, CoachYouthTennis.com can be a great resource!
This innovative program provides valuable educational resources for coaches of every level – review interactive online courses and sign-up for on-court workshops, quick and easy.
HOW TENNIS BENEFITS YOUR KIDS
The benefits of tennis are many. Getting children into the sport at a young age helps them develop physically, mentally and socially. They learn lessons inside the lines of a tennis court that they can apply to life outside as well. Add to those benefits an environment in which they can share everything with friends and teammates and you’ve got the essence of USTA Junior Team Tennis.
Our sister site, YouthTennis.com, gives a great breakdown of everything positive the game brings to young players.
It's a sport that challenges all parents to learn a bit more about themselves, too.
LEAD THE WAY
Nearly 100,000 kids from coast to coast are enjoying Jr. Team Tennis annually, thanks to the parents who donate their time and dedicate their talents to transform communities. Here's how you can, too:
Become an organizer: If you don't know if there's a team near your home, don't hesitate to ask your section. They're always there to advise. If there's no team around, no worries – you can volunteer to start a team and the USTA will help coordinate locally.
Become a coach: If you think you'd enjoy an active role on the court, check out our Coaches Corner. With a few quick steps, you can get right in the game.
USTA Southern California Headquarters
420 Charles Young Drive West
P.O. Box 240015
Los Angeles, CA 90024-9115
FAX: 310. 824.7691
Call SCTA and ask for a member of the Junior/Youth Team 310.208.3838