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USTA Jr. Team Tennis


Junior Team Tennis
Local League Coordinators
Plainfield-Naperville area  Robin Henders robinhenders@gmail.com 
Lockport area Bob Champlin rchamplin@lths.org
Sterling-Dixon area Jake Lipka jlipka@sterlingparks.org
Algonquin-Huntley-McHenry area
Jon Betts  jonathan.betts@d300org
Geneseo/Quad Cities Area Kevin Reed kreed@dist228.org



Our NITA District Junior Team Tennis Coordinator is Gina Jasovic.  You can reach her at gina@midwest.usta.com.


Any group of players that has a minimum of three boys and three girls can form into a team in the 18 & under, 14 & under, or 12 & under age division and even 10 & under players.  Players in a Championship League must be age eligible through August 31st of this year for any division. 


USTA Junior Team Tennis is a great way for current high school players to enjoy competition with a co-ed team in a fun and relaxed format and keep up their playing skills. During the indoor season, leagues are played between high school seasons for the 18 & under division, so that league play does not conflict with high school rules. For the younger age divisions, Junior Team Tennis is played during the indoor and outdoor season with various types of formats and number of girls or boys needed for a team.   

If you are a new player, intermediate player, or one of our advanced tournament players with a district or sectional ranking, there is an age group and level of play in Northern Illinois that is perfect for you!  Experienced tournament players with a JNTRP above 3.4 must play in the Advanced Division.  But USTA Junior Team Tennis is a nice change from the competition of weekly USTA sanctioned tournaments for those that trying to earn more points to move higher up on the National Standings Lists.  

LEAGUE INFORMATION - Championship Leagues
Players must have a USTA account (free) and can play and advance to the NITA District Championship and US Midwest Sectional Championship.   Teams practice and play other teams, using the World Team Tennis format.  A match against another team only requires two courts and includes girls and boys doubles, girls and boys singles, and two courts of mixed doubles.  All games count towards the overall team score.  A minimum of 3 girls and 3 boys are required for each team. 

In the USTA League Non-Advancing program, parents or players must set up a free USTA account in order to register on a team.  Teams have a lot of flexibility in format and player match-ups!  We can have all girls or all boys leagues or leagues that are "non-gender" so that boys and girls may end up playing against each other in different team matches... all for lots of light competitive FUN on a regularly scheduled basis!  



Adults interested in helping to organize teams in their area are welcome volunteers!  In addition, NITA offers an incentive stipend to any adult who organizes one or more teams with a minimum of three boys and three girls committed to playing.  Call Gina Jasovic, 847-802-7014, or email gina@midwest.usta.com  if you are interested in forming a team of school friends or are looking for a team to play on.