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Phoenix-area Jr. Team Tennis - Registering for Spring Season

December 31, 2008 04:27 PM

Jr. Team Tennis - the perfect blend of fun, friendship and competition.

Live in the Phoenix metropolitan area and looking to get your child on a Jr. Team Tennis squad this fall? Here's your chance as USTA Central Arizona Jr. Team Tennis Leagues are forming now in 18-and-under, 14-and-under, and 12-and-under levels for the SPRING season. Host locations will be chosen by each team. Teams consist of a minimum three boys (3) and three girls (3), with a maximum of five in each gender per team.  

Each level will feature an 8-week season that will ensure plenty of matchplay, fun and team camaraderie! All matches will be held on Saturdays at noon.  

Registration for the leagues is underway now for players through Jan. 15, so don't delay. 

Fees for the league are $32. You must be a CURRENT USTA Member to participate.

Get your child involved in a sport they could have a lifetime 'love' affair with.

To Register As A Player For The Spring League

1) Check your membership. (If you do not have a current membership, please go to www.usta.com/membership to join.)

2) Contact your team's captain or USTA Southwest Junior Recreation Coordinator Jessica Adams at jadams@southwest.usta.com to receive a Team Number.  You must have an assigned Team Number to register.

3) Go to www.teamtennis.usta.com.
    Click on 'Register for a Team', and enter your assigned Team Number, your USTA Membership Number, and select your uniform shirt size. 
    Click 'Proceed to CHeckout', enter your payment info, click 'Submit' and you are set and ready to play!

(USTA Membership is required for the duration of the Spring League season and included in league fees is the cost of the Nike Dri-Fit official Jr. Team Tennis uniform).

Also, please refer to the Intermediate Player Benchmark List. USTA Jr. Team Tennis uses the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) system to determine levels of play. The rating scale is as follows:
     Beginner: 2.0 and Below
     Intermediate: 3.0 and Below
     Advanced: 3.5 and Above

A modified ranking list has been developed for tournament players to determine their Jr. Team Tennis Playing level. Click HERE to verify your playing level. Players on this list with 600 points or more MUST play in the advanced level.

This league is part of the 2009 USTA Southwest Jr. Team Tennis season, and will qualify for advancement to the Southwest Section Championships in the summer. 
(A playoff between the winning teams for the 12s, 14s, and 18's Intermediate and Advanced divsions of the Spring and Summer seasons will be held, if necessary, to detemine advancement to the Section Championships).

Click HERE for the 2009 USTA Central Arizona Local League Regulations.

PLEASE NOTE: A mandatory Captain's Meeting will also be held on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 at the USTA Southwest Section office (7010 E. Acoma Drive, Suite 201, Scottsdale, AZ 85254) prior to the season beginning to go over league regulations, and distribute captain's packets and match tennis balls for league play.

If you are interested in being a team coach/captain, or know of someone who might, please e-mail jadams@southwest.usta.com.