The points per round (PPR) ranking system will again be used with the intent to encourage participation and to award the play and accomplishments of North Carolina players.
2014 Jr. Team Tennis State Championships
USTA North Carolina held its 2014 Jr. Team Tennis State Championships in Fayetteville for the second straight year. Matches were played from July 18-20, with 10 champions emerging from the field at the end of the tournament.
This year's championships included over 400 junior players from across North Carolina. Players competed at Highland Country Club, Arnette Park, Mazerick Park and Methodist University.
Here are the 2014 champions. The 8 & Under Beginner division finished with co-champions, as both teams won 108 games.
Great Sports Pins
Great Sports Pins
In an effort to promote good behavior and sportsmanship in junior tennis, we are starting our “Great Sports” program at select junior tournaments across the state. Officials will now be able to award good behavior by presenting sportsmanship pins to juniors who exemplify exceptional sportsmanship during a match or tournament.
Examples of pin awards that occurred this past year at trial events:
Representatives from the USTA North Carolina teach PE teachers fun tennis games and activities to use with people of all ages. The teachers are taught how to safely introduce the lifetime sport to their students without tennis courts or a large amount of equipment. It is a very active program in which the teachers participate in all of the games and drills.
USTA School Tennis
Fun, safe, easy, no courts required!
North Carolina juniors win multiple titles at Southern Closed Championships
North Carolina juniors looked strong at the 2014 Southern Closed Championships, with several players from the state winning their age divisions in singles and doubles tournaments over the past week.