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:
Two NC teams take Southern JTT titles
North Carolina came away with two titles at the 2015 USTA Southern
North Carolina tied Tennessee with two championships at this year's tournament, while Georgia finished on top with three winning teams. This year’s event drew 59 teams from across the Southern section.
NC Summer State Closed winners
The junior tennis scene was focused on the Cary Tennis Park from Aug. 5-9 for the NC Junior Summer State Closed. Nearly 500 players from across North Carolina traveled to compete in one of USTA North Carolina's biggest annual junior tournaments.
One of three Level 1 junior tournaments each year, the NC Junior Summer State Closed is among the top titles a junior player can win at the state level. Participation in these events continues to thrive, boasting some of the South's best competitors facing off against each other.
16 NC juniors take part in TEAM USA camp
North Carolina juniors are held in high regard in the tennis community. Lately we’ve seen several juniors from the state step up on bigger stages, like Patrick Kypson winning the National Boys 16s in Kalamazoo or Tommy Paul capturing the Junior French Open Championships. You can rest assured there’s more talent on the rise still, as we saw over a dozen North Carolina players participate in the 2015 TEAM USA Sectional Training Camp from Aug. 15-16.