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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:
Junior Tournament Info
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.
2015 Tar Heel Qualifier champions
Over 500 junior players turned out in Winston-Salem for the 2015 Tar Heel Qualifier, one of USTA North Carolina's biggest annual junior tournaments. The tournament is one of three Level 1 tournaments held in the state each year, and it always features some of the most impressive talent not only across the state, but in the Southern section as well.
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 developed a short video that gives parents a better understanding of what he/she can do the help shepherd their child through junior tennis.