USTA Junior Team Tennis

Lake Norman Tennis Association

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!

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JTT Key Dates

ActionFall SeasonSpring Season
Team Registration opensSeptember 1, 2021March 1, 2021
Season datesSeptember 26 - November 14, 2021 (Sunday Afternoons)April 11 - May 23, 2021 (Sunday Afternoons)
State ChampionshipN/AJuly 16, 17, 18 (Wilmington)

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.  
DIVISIONSPLAY FORMATSCORINGCOURT/BALL COLOR
10 U - Recreational4 lines / match;
Round 1:
#1 singles & #2 doubles
Round 2:
#2 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 & #2 doubles
Round 2:
#2 singles & #1 doubles
(1) 8 - game pro set;
7 - point tiebreak at 7-7, win by 2
60 - foot court,
orange ball
10 U - Advanced4 lines / match;
Round 1:
#1 singles & #2 doubles
Round 2:
#2 singles & #1 doubles
(1) 8 - game pro set;
7 - point tiebreak at 7-7, win by 2
Full court, green dot ball
12 U - Recreational
12 U - Intermediate
4 lines / match;
Round 1:
#1 singles & #2 doubles
Round 2:
#2 singles & #1 doubles
(1) 8 - game pro set;
7 - point tiebreak at 7-7, win by 2
Full court,
green dot ball
12 U - Advanced4 lines / match;
Round 1:
#1 singles & #2 doubles
Round 2:
#2 singles & #1 doubles
(1) 8 - game pro set;
7 - point tiebreak at 7-7, win by 2
Full court,
yellow ball
14 U - Recreational
14 U - Intermediate
4 lines / match;
Round 1:
#1 singles & #2 doubles
Round 2:
#2 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 & #2 doubles
Round 2:
#2 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.

Age Eligibility

  • Spring season uses July 17 as the age cutoff.
  • Fall season uses November 14 as the age cutoff.

Age Example

If a player wishes to play 10U, he/she must be 10 years-old on July 17.  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)

USTA Junior League Coordinator - Open Position

Interested in this position? Contact Amy Brandon: director@lnta.org.
Amy Brandon

Amy Brandon

Executive Director