There’s local competition at all levels: entry-level, intermediate and advanced. And as you advance, you could very well end up competing at national-level tournaments, of which there are many. There are the USTA National Championships, National Opens, Team Championships, Regional Tournaments and International Tournaments. These tournaments require a USTA Membership
Between the ages of 12-18, there are few different levels of tournaments. The first two tournaments are open enrollment and the rest are based on rankings. They are as follows:
Challenger Level Introductory and recreational
Open Level Intermediate competition
Championship Level Advanced competition; selections based on rankings
Super Series Level Advanced competition; selections based on rankings
Excellence Level Advanced competition; selections based on rankings and
ratings; counts toward national
Sectional Championship Highest tier of competition
counts toward national ranking
Year-End Masters Elite competition for the top NorCal players in each
For more information, visit NorCal USTA's Junior Tournaments page.
There are 2 great ways to get your kids involved in junior tennis tournaments!
The USPTA Junior Tournaments are a great way to get your kids started in tennis tournaments and are hosted by the United States Professional Teaching Association. These tournaments are more beginner friendly and allow coaching throughout the match. This offers a less intimidating setting for you children and allows them to get used to playing tournaments.
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