USTA JTT Registration Information

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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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 - RecreationalAll players will be playing 3 - 4 timed matches per week. A guest coach and court monitors will be on-site each week to assist with rules and scoring.Scoring will be traditional no-ad scoring until time is called
60 - foot court,
orange ball
10 U - Intermediate4 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
60 - foot court,
orange ball
10 U - Advanced4 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
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) 6 - game pro set;
7 - point tiebreak at 5-5
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.

2022 JTT Registration Dates

ActionSpring SeasonFall Season
Team Registration opensFebruary 1TBD
Kick Off/Sign Up DayMarch 26TBD
Team Registration closesMarch 15TBD
Season datesApril 3 - May 22TBD
Last day to register a playerApril 24TBD
State TournamentJuly 15-17
Greenville, NC
N/A

 

JTT Match Times

DivisionsMatch TimeLocations: Central sites are TBD based on park availability
10 U Rec / Int / Adv12:30 pm
2:00 pm
3:30 pm
TBD
12 U Rec / Int / Adv12:30 pm
2:00 pm
3:30 pm
TBD
14 U Rec / Int12:30 pm
2:00 pm
3:30 pm
TBD
18 U Rec / Int12:30 pm
2:00 pm
3:30 pm
TBD
*Please confirm each match time on your Tennislink schedule!

HNP = Hornets Nest Park, 6301 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte 28216
CSDAP = Community School of Davidson Athletic Park, 13828 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville, NC 28078

All players participating in USTA League are required to be USTA members. Junior memberships are free and can be requested here. .

Managers: please remember, background checks are required. They are valid for 2 years. It can take up to 15 business days to process. Managers will be notified if their background check needs to be renewed.

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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)
Tracey McKenna

Tracey McKenna

USTA Junior League Coordinator

For questions about Junior tennis, please contact
juniors@lnta.org