Junior usta membership play in adult league?

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  1. jk175d

    jk175d Semi-Pro

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    I have an 18 year old player who wants to join my adult league 9.0 mixed team. She was formerly in the usta system as a junior. When she tried to get her membership going again in order to register for the team the system would only let her get a junior membership. (She can't start from scratch, she can only renew or revive her earlier record) Can she play in an adult league with a junior membership? She'll turn 19 later this year. But I thought 18 was minimum for adult league anyway.

    I just am unsure whether a "junior" membership will be an obstacle.
     
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  2. HookEmJeff

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    She doesn't officially become an "adult" member until she's 19. If she's smart, she'd purchase a 5-year junior membership right now if it would let her. If it lets her, It would save her some dough in the long run.

    Jeff
     
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  3. jk175d

    jk175d Semi-Pro

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    Great, thanks for the quick reply. So it's no problem for her to register for a team and play in the adult league with that membership?
     
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  4. gmatheis

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    I thought I saw somewhere that a junior could register for the adult sections of a tournament if they were going to turn 18 during the calendar year.

    Meaning the junior could play at 17 if his birthday was later in the year.

    Can anyone verify that?
     
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  5. J_R_B

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    Yes, they can.
     
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  6. goober

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    If she or her parents have the dough, best time to spring for a lifetime membership. 8)
     
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  7. Jonahan

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    It will work. My son turns 18 this year, and I purchased a 5 year membership for him when it was time to renew a couple of months ago. I did it over the phone, explaining exactly what I was trying to do, and the representative said it was a great idea.
     
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  8. TENNIS4FUN2

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    I had a junior playing adult league for me this spring and she had a junior membership and there were not any problems. Also, the system will deny her registration if there is a problem with a junior membership registering for an adult team. Good Luck.
     
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  9. jk175d

    jk175d Semi-Pro

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    Yeah it worked out fine. I just wanted to be sure before she registered. Thanks to the board for the info.
     
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