WHAT IS JUNIOR TENNIS?

Come join a tennis team!  Junior Team Tennis (JTT) brings together boys and girls, ages 6 to 18, to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles against other coed teams.

Beyond being fun and a great form of exercise, Junior Team Tennis is a competitive, level-based environment that promotes individual growth, social growth and life skills.

You’ll not only develop knowledge of the rules of tennis, but you will also learn about unity, good sportsmanship and how to work together to achieve success. You’ll also learn that success isn’t just about winning; it’s about how you play the game and respond to challenges.

Junior Team Tennis

A more competitive team format providing kids and teens the many benefits of playing singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.

You must be a USTA member to play Junior Team tennis. If you are not already a USTA member, click here to do so and once you have your USTA number, please return back to this website to complete your registration.

REGISTER FOR JTT

Don't know your USTA Team Number?

Already know your USTA Team Number?

 

Tournaments
Interested in playing in a tournament?  Check out the 2021 USTA Tournament Guide for tournaments in Texas.
Local Abilene tournaments can be checked using our site calendar, located at the bottom of this website, for more play opportunities!
Sportsmanship, Rules, & Regulations
The ATA promotes good sportsmanship in its programs.
Parents

Parents can get involved in JTT, too.

Nearly 100,000 kids nationwide play JTT annually, thanks to the parents who donate their time and talents.

In fact, your parents can get involved today, whether they’re pros or if they’ve never picked up a racquet.

ATA Senior Scholarship

Graduating seniors meeting the criteria designated in the application form are potentially eligible to receive a scholarship presented by the ATA.

The selection of scholarship recipients will be handled by the Scholarship Committee of the ATA. Please read the criteria carefully and attach the required documents with your submission.

Looking for Lessons?

There is a wide opportunity for juniors of all levels needing coaching to advance their game.

Each of these resources have professionals ready to help:

USTA Net Generation

Through a variety of programs, teaching and learning tools, Net Generation  is looking to capture the imaginations of kids of all backgrounds and skill levels—bringing together a national community of parents, coaches, players, teachers, and volunteers.

Abilene Lessons and Coaching Opportunities

Rose Park Tennis Center

Casey Chapa with Rose Park Tennis Center

  • 14U intermediate/advanced Monday and Wednesday at 5:30pm.
  • 10U beginner Tuesday at 5:30pm.
  • 10 & Over beginner Thursday from 5-6pm (starts again February 21st)
  • Orange ball tournament training Thursdays from 6-7pm
  • Homeschool class Friday from 10-11am.

Sign up for all classes by emailing casey.uspta@gmail.com.

Abilene Country Club (ACC)

ACC offers a multitude of tennis programs for men, women, and children of all ages.  Their Junior Tennis Program includes a full range of clinics from beginners all the way to advanced, and their Adult Tennis Program features clinics that include Team Drills and Leagues.

Visit the Abilene Country Club's site for more details

Meyers Tennis

THINK ABOUT IT. ON AND OFF THE COURT.

With 131+ players having earned College scholarships under his guidance, the writings of Rick Meyers, reflect a unique perspective of both the mental + physical prowess of athletes of all levels.

Contact Rick via meyerstennis.com or email Rmeyers14@suddenlink.net.

" Tennis is a sport that can be enjoyed by every age and any ability. "

MORE ABOUT JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS (JTT)

Junior Team Tennis (JTT)

Fall 2021 Junior Team Tennis (JTT) registration is here!

JTT Fall 2021

Sectionals is scheduled for November 20th and 21st in New Braunfels.

12&Under Yellow Ball

(Sundays at 4:00 PM)

09/26 through 10/31 at Rose Park

14&Under

(Sundays at 4:00 PM)

09/26 through 10/31 at Rose Park

18&Under

(Sundays at 2:00 PM)

09/26 through 10/31 at McMurry University

Registration for Fall JTT is $ 45.00 per player, plus the TennisLink fee, and it opens 09/06/2021 & ends 09/20/2021.

To register go to www.abilenetennis.org.

Schedules will be posted on our website by 09/24/2021 – www.abilenetennis.org

 


Green Ball 10/12&Under – Matches to Compete for JTT Sectionals Only

  • Sundays 2 pm on 10/10, 10/17 & 10/24 at Rose Park
  • Green Ball will be 3 weeks of matches competing for Sectionals and 3 weeks of Team Challenge see below.
  • Registration cost for Green Ball 10/10 – 10/24 is $30.00 per player plus Tennislink fee.
  • Registration for Green Ball matches competing for Sectionals will open 9/6/21 and end 9/27/21.
  • Schedules will be posted on 10/8/21 on the website – www.abilenetennis.org 

Red Ball, Orange Ball, Green Ball – Team Challenge Only

All matches will be played at Rose Park

Red Ball on Court 1

(3:00 PM)

10/03 through 10/24 on Court# 1

Orange Ball on Courts 12-15

(2:00 PM)

09/26 through 10/31 on Courts# 12-15

Green Ball 10/12&Under

(2:00 PM)

09/26, 10/03, & 10/31 on Courts 2-5

Registration is $ 5.00 per player per session and ends the day before each session.

Registration opens 09/06 and end the Friday before each session.

Register for Red ball

Beginners under age 7 – register in red ball

Register for Orange ball

Beginners age 7 – 10 ½ - register in orange ball

Register for Green ball

Beginners 10 ½ - 12 – register in green ball

For more information text Melinda Roberson 325-669-3340

 

Interested in joining a co-ed tennis league playing Sunday afternoon?  JTT provides a great opportunity for weekly match play.  During the season, the player will get the chance to play both singles and doubles.  No doubt about it, Junior Team Tennis is right for you!

 


 

 

A new, simplified USTA Junior Tournaments structure took effect in January 2021! After extensive research conducted by USTA, including feedback from players, the developed these new standardized systems to provide greater consistency and more opportunities for players, parents, coaches, tournament directors and officials. Here is everything you need to know about this new system.

 

Below are some highlights and resources for the new structure that is now in place. WATCH THE VIDEO

  • You can now find and register for events on usta.com. USTA Junior Tournaments are no longer based in TennisLink.
  • The new structure utilizes seven levels of events, ranging from Level 7 (Intermediate) to Level 1 (National Championships) and a universal ranking system that distributes points consistently across the country. VIEW THE 2021 RANKINGS AND STANDINGS
  • This nationwide system provides consistent tournament levels and standardized tournament operations for all events—regardless of location—replacing a system that was greatly dependent upon the region.
  • The new system allows players to more easily compete across sections, as the levels are now standardized with an increased number of open events, providing even more playing opportunities for junior players.
  • In addition, there are on-ranking events available, such as the USTA Junior Circuit events, which focus on age-appropriate competition, development, and fun.

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