USTA Jr. Team Tennis – Information

USTA Jr. Team Tennis

USTA teams must have at least four players of the same age, gender and ability, and the registration deadline is still TBD.  Here at Gonzo Tennis, we are always on the lookout to match teams/ages/abilities.  Thus, if you are interested in participating in one of our USTA teams, we want to hear from you!  E-mail us at gonzo@gonzotennis.com.  Read below for answers to our most common questions about USTA Tennis.

 

NOTE: The first practice will be on Saturday May 31 from 3-5 pm at Centennial Middle School

FAQ:

-When and Where do we practice?
Practices at Centennial Middle School (2205 Norwood Ave, Boulder, 80304).  From 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

-When does it start and when does it end?
5/31/2014 – 7/15/2014

-What are the categories and levels?
The categories are: 10 & under, 12 & under, 14 & under, and 18 and under (it is our goal to field at least one team in each age group).
Each category has four levels: Novice, Intermediate/Beginner, Intermediate/Advanced, and Advanced.

-What are the requirements to participate in this program?
We need to have at least four players of the same age, gender and ability to form a team. And we need to have at least 2 players available from the team every week to compete.  Read below for individual requirements.

-How do I know if I qualify to participate?
Contact Gonzo directly at gonzo@gonzotennis.com if you are interested.  He will arrange an evaluation to determine your level. Evaluations are given Monday – Friday from 3 – 7 pm at the East Boulder Rec Center.

-When is the team creation deadline?
May 29th is the team registration deadline, but Gonzo needs to know if you wish to participate as soon as possible so if there need to be changes, he can make it before the deadline for the team enrollment.

-What is the playing format?
Each competition consists of 2 singles matches and 1 doubles match.  There is Round Robin qualifying brackets for the state championship.  10’s and under play with the QuickStart format.  12’s play with the green-dot ball.  12’s Advanced and up play with regular balls.

-Are scores kept?
Yes, scores count toward qualification for the state championship. However, scores for state championship qualification are computed by games won, not by matches.  Example:  Match score, 6-4, 6-3.  The winner gets credit for 12 games.  The loser gets 7.

-When are the matches?

Match dates for 2014 are TBA

Match times are always as follow:
10 & under: 8:00 am
12 & under: 8:00 am
14 & under: 12:00 pm (except in Northern Colorado, where they play at 10:30 am)
18 & under: 10:00 am

-How do we know the match schedule?
All important match information will be posted here, on the website.

-Do I need a USTA number to participate?
No, when we enroll the team, we are assigned temporary numbers.  However, if you have a USTA number, please provide it when enrolling.

To enroll in the USTA Jr. Team Tennis:

If you have further questions please e-mail us at info@gonzotennis.com.
We will respond promptly

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