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USTA Jr. Team Tennis

Summer season is coming up soon!  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.  Players 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.  

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 200 or more ranking points must play in the advanced level. 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 Midwest Standings lists.

USTA membership is required for all USTA Junior Team Tennis leagues ($20 per year).  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. 

The District Championships for all winning teams from both the indoor season and the summer season leagues is held at the end of July.  Teams winning at the District Championship advance to the USTA Midwest Junior Team Tennis Sectional Championships in Indianapolis in August.  Winning teams at Sectionals go on to the USTA Junior Team Tennis Nationals in November, dates and locations to be announced.

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 Kathy Emola at 815-263-4758 or e-mail her at kathy@northernillinoistennis.com if you are interested in forming a team of school friends or are looking for a team to play on.


2015 Junior Team Tennis Programs
Lockport Area Summer Bob Champlin rchamplin@lths.org
Algonquin-Huntley-McHenry Area Summer Jon Betts jonathan.betts@d300org


Junior Team Tennis
Local League Coordinators
Plainfield-Naperville area  Robin Henders robinhenders@gmail.com 
Lockport area Bob Champlin rchamplin@lths.org
Sterling-Dixon area Kathy Emola kathy@northernillinoistennis.com
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 kgina@northernillinoistennis.com.