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thefan
04-03-2007, 12:37 PM
I just sent an email to the USTA Jr. Team Tennis department but havent recieved a reply yet. Can anyone fill me in on this program? Will they accept beginners like me? What activity do they do?

THanks

Tikiman53
04-03-2007, 03:42 PM
Well, I think you have to find someone who'd organize the thing. If there's a nearby club, you can ask them if they are participating, and if they aren't, I guess you can ask if they're willing to start a team up. Then you just let them handle registration.

thefan
04-03-2007, 05:17 PM
^no, im not trying to start a league or anything. its usta jr team tennis and its a program for kids 18 and under. I just wanted to know what the program is like.

Tikiman53
04-04-2007, 06:58 AM
oh, well, it's a pretty fun experience. Basically, you go around with your team every Sunday, playing against other teams (usually club teams). In my league, the team who wins the most GAMES wins the match. We play 8 game prosets.

brayman9
04-04-2007, 02:14 PM
well in new england all they have is mainly tournaments from 18 to 10 and under. Not really any clincs or what not.

Hewitt Aussie
04-04-2007, 06:35 PM
oh, well, it's a pretty fun experience. Basically, you go around with your team every Sunday, playing against other teams (usually club teams). In my league, the team who wins the most GAMES wins the match. We play 8 game prosets.

ya that is what i do, but i play with my school team.

ibringtheHEAT
04-06-2007, 05:24 PM
ya that is what i do, but i play with my school team.

we usually play 2 out of 3 sets.............sometimes 8 game pro sets if we are pushing it on time.

IT WAS IN!!!
04-06-2007, 08:36 PM
we have a huge team tennis league. we have 3 elementary divisions, and 3 middle school divisions.

our area has won state 5 years running

oldguysrule
04-06-2007, 08:57 PM
I just sent an email to the USTA Jr. Team Tennis department but havent recieved a reply yet. Can anyone fill me in on this program? Will they accept beginners like me? What activity do they do?

THanks

Anybody can play. They have 4 divisions: intermediate/advanced, 14 and under/over 14. Anyone can play, but most teams are formed from schools or through pros that run clinics. If you tell me what part of the country you are in, I might could point you in the right direction.

thefan
04-06-2007, 09:51 PM
^hey oldguyrule, I sent you a PM.

103xStateChamp
04-08-2007, 02:06 PM
The program will set you up within ur NTRP. If you just started I would recommend going with a lower ranking maybe 2.5? Than if you are consistanly beating kids 6-1 6-0 6-3 move up a rank. Oppisite if you losing. (dont sandbag)

oldguysrule
04-09-2007, 10:08 AM
The program will set you up within ur NTRP. If you just started I would recommend going with a lower ranking maybe 2.5? Than if you are consistanly beating kids 6-1 6-0 6-3 move up a rank. Oppisite if you losing. (dont sandbag)

Actually, juniors are not assigned a NTRP.

EasternRocks
05-08-2007, 06:57 PM
it's really fun...but if you play hard core tennis and have have a top ranking i suggest don;t play it it gets boring sometimes!~