Junior Team Tennis – Spring/Summer 2015

Junior Team Tennis (JTT) is the largest junior tennis league in the United States. JTT is a program offered by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) which offers children the opportunity to develop their individual and team tennis skills in a fun, yet competitive atmosphere.

Format

Coed teams made up of at least three boys and three girls. Each team match will consist of one girls’ and one boys’ singles, one girls’ and one boys’ doubles, and one mixed doubles match. Scoring will be short sets consisting of four games, and two of three sets. A winning team is determined by the total number of games won per each individual match.

Benefits

  • Coed teams and playing mixed doubles
  • Advance to district, section and national playoffs
  • National software to track stats and standings
  • Equipment discount offers

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2015 USTA Single Gender Junior Team Tennis
July 13th thru August 21st


Levels

Non-advancing Levels: 10U INT & 10U ADV

Advancing Levels: 12U, 14U & 18U Open (Winner of League will be “ELIGIBLE” to play in Sectional tournament in Jan. hosted by ODU)

Sites

Folkes/Stevens Indoor Tennis Center @ ODU

Match Times

Matches will be played week nights 5:30-7:00PM

10U & 12U Boys and Girls Play Thursdays

14U Boys and Girls Play Tuesdays

18U Boys and Girls Play Wednesdays

 

Important Dates

June 20th –List of teams participating

July 6th – Schedule to be finalized

Cost

$75 plus $20 for USTA annual membership fee
Single Gender Age cut off January 9th 2016

Formats & Scoring

– 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes
– Single Gender
– Minimum of 4 players
– Recommended maximum of 6 players
– Forfeits occur if a team has less than 4 players for a match
– 3 rounds total
– Round 1 is 1 doubles and 2 singles matches
– Round 2 is 1 doubles and 2 singles matches
– Round 3 is 2 doubles matches
– 1 set to 6 with no-ad, regular game played at 5-5
– Team match determined by total number of games won
– 3 courts
– Yellow ball for 14U and 18U
– For teams of 6 or less, each player will play a minimum of twice per team match
– No players should play singles more than once during a team match unless less than 4 players are present on their team
– Any players who did not play singles during that team match must be first priority for the next match they play
– If only 3 players are present from one team, there will be a total of 2 defaults per team match (1doubles and 1 singles)
– Match format will switch to 1 doubles and 1 singles each round
– When only 3 players are present from a team, a “practice” match should be played with players from the opposing team each round

 

Resources and Updates

2014 Fall JTT League – Rules Info

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View More Photos from JTT on our Flickr stream!

Contact: Jennifer Toomy, Junior Team Tennis League coordinator 757 683 5312 or jtoomy@odu.edu