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USTA Membership

All participants must be members of the United States Tennis Association (USTA)

Purchase or renew a USTA membership.

The USTA offers FREE membership to for ALL juniors.

 

Join a Team

Players register for a team using the team number provided by the coach/captain and the player's membership number.

Don't Have a Team? Contact a Coordinator in Your Area!

Auburn/Opelika
Bret Peterson
bpeterson@auburnalabama.org
(334) 501-2921

 

Baldwin County
Tomas Catar
catartomas@hotmail.com
(
334) 590-4484

 

Birmingham Metro
Carol Ostberg
cpo0525@aol.com
(205) 365-1030

 

Central Alabama
Carol Ostberg
cpo0525@aol.com
(205) 365-1030

 

Huntsville
Greg Trammell
trammellg1@gmail.com
(931) 625-1048

 

Mobile
Brandon O'Brien
brandonobrien55@gmail.com
(251) 422-7577

 

Montgomery
Matthew Wallace
wallacemoodyrealty1@yahoo.com
(334) 300-0398

 

Selma
Baxter Stinson
baxterstinson@yahoo.com
(334) 327-9999

 

Tuscaloosa
Greg Edwards
gdejn@aol.com
(253) 405-4582

 

State Coordinator

TBD

What Level Should My Child Play?

Junior Player Ratings

The National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP), which defines the characteristics of a player's level, is the official system for determining the levels of competition for USTA Junior Team Tennis. 

Beginner:  0.0 - 2.7

Intermediate:  2.8 - 3.4

Advanced:  3.5 +

NTRP Characteristics 

JTT Self Rate

Junior Rating FAQ 

What's My Junior Rating?

Click here to check a player’s rating. 

Experience Scorecard

USTA Southern 2021 additional rules to USTA National JTT Regulations for advanced level players:

  • All players with a JNTRP of 3.5 or higher or a Southern standing inside the range listed in the table below must play in the Advanced division.
  •  The March 9, 2020 standings lists will be used to players who must play advanced. 
  • Please note that March 9 standings lists are being used considering these were the last lists published before the suspension of play due to COVID-19. 
  • 18U - 1 to 300 must play ADV in any JTT age division 
  • 16U - 1 to 300 must play ADV in any JTT age division 
  • 14U - 1 to 300 must play ADV in any JTT age division 
  • 12U - 1 to 150 must play ADV in any JTT age division 
  • 10U - 1 to 75 Only applies to 10u JTT division 

This search page is for the 10s-18s Age divisions and will return a player's standing in the appropriate Age Divisions as of mid-March, 2020.  Click here to check a player’s ranking.

Expectations

Expectations of Players:

  • Be at matches you commit to. Remember that there is another player from the other team waiting for you to show up. 
  • Be prepared.  Have your racquet, proper tennis attire and shoes, water bottle, sunscreen, towel, hat/visor.
  • Display good sportsmanship, be polite and gracious whether you win or lose.
  • Be fair and honest with your line calls and score keeping.
  • Give your best effort regardless of the score or level of your opponent or teammate.
  • Be your own player.  Avoid looking to your parents and/or coaches.
  • Do not interrupt play on another court.  Wait for points to end before retrieving balls that may have gone into another court.
  • When finished with your match, immediately report your scores.
  • If you finish playing before your teammates, stay and support them.

Expectations of Parents:

  • Get your child to the matches.  The other team is showing up expecting to play.
  • Support and encourage your child, but give them space.  
  • Do not make line calls, correct scores, or tell players where to stand.  This is part of the learning process.  Parents cannot request court monitors, only players can.
  • Support players on both teams, not only your own child.  
  • Be prepared to commit to the entire match.  Not all matches will finish at the same time, but it is a team, and the team should stay together and support each other.       

Junior Team Tennis Expectation Form

 

    

 

 
 
 
 
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