|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:
Tar Heels win second straight Tennis On Campus title
The University of North Carolina Tar Heels are celebrating another club tennis title. UNC defeated North Carolina State 25-20 in the finals to claim the 2015 USTA North Carolina Tennis On Campus Championship, making it two straight years on top for the Tar Heels.
UNC Greensboro was the site of this year’s tournament, with matches taking place from Oct. 23-25. More than 20 teams competed, breaking the all-time high for the North Carolina tournament.
Team NC finishes second at Southern Junior Cup
North Carolina is home to some of the nation’s top junior players. According to Tennis Recruiting Network, North Carolina is home to four of the top 100 players in the class of 2016 for both boys and girls. That’s a huge statement for the state’s tennis landscape.
Junior Team Tennis
2015 Junior Team Tennis State Championships
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.