USTA Portion of the season Begins Fri Feb 8
Welcome to the Monroe Sports Center Junior Team Tennis League! Our league offers players a friendly, yet competitive, format for junior tennis players where the main focus is on teamwork and player development. It provides players of all ages and skill levels an easy, fun and competitive option to play more tennis matches year round. The concept of team tennis emphasizes fun, competitive team play, team spirit, sportsmanship and love of the game. Cheering and team spirit is encouraged!
Q: Who can play MSC Junior Team Tennis?
A: Any junior from 6-18 years old is eligible for participation. We welcome players from all skill levels, beginner to advanced. However, players must be able to serve and rally.
Q: What constitutes a team?
A: Teams are co-ed and will consist of between 6-9 players per team. Players are grouped by skill level.
Q: What format do teams play?
A: Team matches will consist of three "best of 7" sets per match. There will be 13 matches per season and each player will play a mix of Singles and Doubles.
Q: How do I qualify for the USTA District Championships?
A: 5 of the 13 matches throughout the season will be played in the USTA format. For these 5 matches, players will be realigned into USTA teams based on age and gender. USTA teams must consist of a single age group (12u, 14u or 16u) and each USTA team must contain 4 boys and 4 girls. The USTA match format is 1 boys singles match, 1 girls singles match, 1 boys doubles match, 1 girls doubles match and 1 mixed doubles match. On the 5 designated USTA match dates, USTA teams at the same age group will play each other. Once the 5 USTA matches are complete, the team(s) with the best record(s) will automatically qualify for the USTA District Championships.
Q: How many matches must I play during the JTT season to be eligible for the USTA District Championships?
A: Each player must play in 9 of the 13 JTT matches to be eligible for the USTA District Championships. If a player is only registered for the 5 USTA format matches, that player must play in 3 of the 5 USTA format matches.
Q: When and where are the USTA Disctrict Championships?
A: The USTA District Championships are in July 2019 at Mercer County Park
Q: Do the 5 USTA format matches count towards the MSC Junior Team Tennis Season and vice versa?
A: No, the 5 USTA matches count exclusively towards qualifying for the USTA Disctrict Championships and the 8 MSC JTT matches count exclusively towards the MSC JTT Championship.
Q: Are there additional fees to play in the USTA format matches?
A: The $319 per player price includes all 8 MSC JTT matches and 5 USTA format matches. However, there is an additional fee of $15 per player to play in the USTA District Championships. Only players who qualify and play in the District Championship will be required to pay that additional $15.
Q: Do I have to be a USTA or MSC member to participate?
A: Players do not need to be MSC members to play in the 13 match season. Players must be USTA members to be eligible to advance to the District Championships. If a player wishes to not become a USTA member, they will still participate in the 5 USTA format matches at MSC, but even if they are on the winning team, they will not be eligible to participate in the USTA District Championships. 1 year USTA memberships are $20/player and must be purchased through the USTA website.
Q: Who do I contact regarding MSC Junior Team Tennis League questions?
A: You can either contact MSC at 609-426-4000 or email our League Coordinator - Sean Tavel at SeanT@monroesportscenter.com.
$319 for 13 matches if paid by September 17, $354 if paid after September 17
MSC Junior Membership - $50 (membership expires one year from purchase date)
*All players are required to be a MSC Junior Members to play on a team
Permanent Sub Package: $140 for 5 matches (Permanent subs will be called first)
CONGRATS TO THE 2015-16 FALL/WINTER JTT CHAMPIONS - GREEN TEAM