Honor The Game
Quite a few years ago, USTA North Carolina led the way with an online PowerPoint we called the Parent Education Forum. It began to give parents a better understanding of what a tennis parent needs to do, and not do, as it relates to their child and tennis. We also sprinkled some rules to help cut down on some confusion at the tournament sites. Since that time the USTA Southern Section has formed a Sportsmanship Task force to deal with the many issues that come our way that unfortunately involve parents much more than our kids.
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:
NC Junior Summer State Closed winners
Nearly 500 junior players were in Cary from Aug. 6-10 for the 2014 NC Junior Summer State Closed, one of three L1 tournaments USTA North Carolina holds annually. Play at the top-level tournament was interrupted throughout the weekend by rain, but winners were eventually crowned at Cary Tennis Park.
The following list includes singles and doubles winners from each age division. Congratulations to all of our competitors!
2014 Junior Tournament Schedule
2014 Tournament Schedule
All Junior Tournament levels are shown below. To register or find out more, click on the ID number to find the tournament's page on TennisLink. If you would like a PDF version of the 2014 Junior Tournament schedule, click here.