USTA Junior Team Tennis

Lake Norman Tennis Association

CONGRATULATIONS! to our very own Michele Lee, for being awarded the USTA Junior Team Tennis Local League Coordinator of the Year Award! Pictured to her left is one of LNTA’s volunteers, Tammy VanCleef. Her outstanding efforts at the grade school level resulted in being awarded the Educational Merit Award Given By Buster & Karen Brown. LNTA and the tennis community THANK YOU both!

 

JTT Key Dates

ActionSpring SeasonFall Season
Team Registration opensJan 15, 2018Aug 1, 2017
Match play beginsMar 11, 2018Sep 17, 2017

USTA Junior Team Tennis

USTA Junior Team Tennis brings kids together to play singles & doubles against other teams. It promotes sportsmanship & personal growth, as your child learns the life – long sport of tennis!

Lake Norman will be participating in both Junior Team Tennis and Championship Junior Team Tennis during the spring season. Only Junior Team Tennis will be offered during the fall season.

Visit the USTA Tennislink site by clicking here

Junior Team Tennis (JTT) is a local program that is non – gender specific (teams are not required to have a certain # of boys or girls).

  • A player may play 1 singles line & 1 doubles lines per match. A player may also play both rounds of doubles. However, a player may not play 2 singles lines in a match.
  • A match may be played with as few as three players, or as many as six. For example, if only 3 players are available (Annie, Bella & Connor), then in Round 1, Annie could play singles, while Bella & Connor play doubles. In Round 2, either Bella or Connor could play singles, and Annie would play doubles with the remaining player.
  • There are no restrictions on the max # of players, but a suggested team roster would be 8 players to ensure players get ample playtime. Roster size should be based on player availability.
  • Each player is required to play at least 2 different team matches, in order to advance to the State Tournament (spring season only). Retirements count toward the 2 matches, but defaults do not.
  • In order to receive a schedule, a team must have 4 players registered in Tennislink by the last day of team registration.  Click here for REGISTRATION DATES & INFO.
DIVISIONSPLAY FORMATSCORINGCOURT/BALL COLOR
8 U - Recreational4 lines / match;
4 individual singles matches
(3) 7 - point games;
best 2 out of 3
36 - foot court,
red ball
10 U - Recreational4 lines / match;
Round 1:
1 singles & 1 doubles
Round 2:
1 singles & 1 doubles
(1) 6 - game pro set;
7 - point tiebreak at 5-5,
win by 2
60 - foot court,
orange ball
10 U - Intermediate4 lines / match;
Round 1:
1 singles & 1 doubles
Round 2:
1 singles & 1 doubles
(1) 8 - game pro set;
7 - point tiebreak at 7-7, win by 2
60 - foot court,
orange ball
12 U - Recreational
12 U - Intermediate
4 lines / match;
Round 1:
1 singles & 1 doubles
Round 2:
1 singles & 1 doubles
(1) 8 - game pro set;
7 - point tiebreak at 7-7, win by 2
Full court,
green dot ball
14 U - Recreational
14 U - Intermediate
4 lines / match;
Round 1:
1 singles & 1 doubles
Round 2:
1 singles & 1 doubles
(1) 8 - game pro set;
7 - point tiebreak at 7-7, win by 2
Full court,
yellow ball
18 U - Recreational
18 U - Intermediate
4 lines / match;
Round 1:
1 singles & 1 doubles
Round 2:
1 singles & 1 doubles
(1) 8 - game pro set;
7 - point tiebreak at 7-7, win by 2
Full court,
yellow ball

Notes:

  • JTT uses the traditional tiebreak method (not the Coman used in adult play).
  • The match winner is determined by the total # of games won.  As a result, it’s possible for a team to lose 3 of the 4 lines in a match, but still win the match, based on total points won.
  • No subs are allowed in JTT local play.

JTT State Tournament Info

Teams who win their divisions have the opportunity to advance to the State tournament. This 3 – day tournament is held July 13 – 15 in Cary, at the Cary Tennis Park.

Click here for important STATE TOURNAMENT DETAILS.

Age Eligibility

  • Spring season uses August 31 as the age cutoff.
  • Fall season uses December 31 as the age cutoff.

Age Example

If a player wishes to play 10U, he/she must be 10 years-old on August 31.  If the player is 11, he/she must play 12U.

Play Levels

  • Recreational (up to 2.7 rating)
  • Intermediate (up to 3.4)
  • Advanced (3.5 & over)
Michele Lee

Michele Lee

USTA Junior Team Tennis Coordinator

lnjrtt@gmail.com

Amy Brandon

Amy Brandon

Community Tennis Coordinator

ctc@lnta.org