Junior Team Tennis (JTT)

NEW: Watch Check-in Video - Click Here!

UPDATE: SINCE WE ARE REQUIRED TO PLAY WITH A MASK ON THE COURT, WE SENT A SURVEY TO PAST CAPTAINS TO SEE OF THEY WANTED TO START WITH A FALL SEASON OR WIAT UNTIL JAN 2021.

WE'VE DECIDED TO OFFER A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TEAMS TO PLAY IN A FALL SESSION AND WILL UPDATE THE INFO ON THIS PAGE BY TUES OCT 13, 2020. PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE FOR DETAILS.


THE FALL SESSION WILL RUN FROM FRI NOV 6 - SUN DEC 20, 2020. (approximately 4-5 matches)

WE WILL THEN TAKE ADDITIONAL TEAMS FOR ANOTHER SESSION FROM JAN-MAR 2021.


 

PLEASE READ TO THE END... Important links below



The Deadline to Register a TEAM is Tues Oct 27, 2020.

Join the more than 200 players that are PLAYING and not just practicing!

Junior Team Tennis (JTT) is our solution to the practice dilemma. In every other sport, competition is built-in, but in tennis that is not the case, Players have to take the extra step of registering for tournaments or other competitive opportunities, and for many, it never gets it done.

But we have solved that problem for you!

Our Strategy… For years our club has been trying to address this dilemma with limited results. Many families have decided they can only commit to one day of tennis and that is it. These are the same families that would never consider putting their child in soccer, swimming, T-ball or any other sport where all they do is only practice. One day a week is not enough to get better at anything. Piano, band, sports, all require at least a 2 day per week commitment to see any significant improvement. The following are our initiatives to increase Play amongst our juniors:


1) Play within classes: Since session 1 (Sept-Oct) and session 4 (Mar-May) are smaller because some of our players are in HS season, we will restructure our clinics to include point play and match right inside the class. This is possible (on most days) because the weather allows us to play outside during those months.

2) Junior Team Tennis: For sessions 2 and 3 (Oct-Mar), our goal is to put all of our lesson participants into a weekly match play using the Junior Team Tennis format. Our club has committed to paying the registration fee for every player that wants to be involved so that the only expense they have to add a second day a week is a nominal court fee that occurs only when they play a match. Join us at the parent info meetings on either of the dates below: All meetings are at the DeWitt Tennis Center. 

3) Player Registration: Players can register as a team with friends or as individuals and we will do our best to put you on a team.

4) Parents Meetings: Join our virtual zoom meeting on Tues Oct 20 at 6:30 pm - meeting is over


NEW: Watch the recording of the parent's meeting - Click Here! 

The Deadline to Register a TEAM is Tues Oct 27, 2020.

Important: this year players must create their own USTA account, the league cannot do it for you.

PLEASE READ THE INFO BELOW CAREFULLY. 

1. If your child already has a USTA Number or Account Number... skip to Step 4...  if NOT, skip to Step 2

2. If your child is 14 and over, go
HERE... If NOT, go to Step 3

3. If your child is 13 and under, create a parent account first, then add your child
CLICK HERE!...

4. Register a PLAYER for the League by filling out the form CLICK HERE!

5. Enter a TEAM HERE (limited teams are accepted on a first come first serve basis)

6. Get General info HERE


7. Instructions for becoming a Parent Captain... HERE

(NOTE: this year players must create their own USTA account, the league cannot do it for you)
 
Because this is a USTA district program, we cannot see who has registered so far. Please direct any questions you  have about registrations to... Sydney Whitfield at sydney@midwest.usta.com (cut and paste to email her)

Matches could be scheduled at the following times:

> Fridays from 5-7 pm OR 7-9 pm (Friday play will happen between Jan-Mar)

> Saturdays from revised 4-6 pm OR 6-8 pm OR 8-10 pm

> Sundays from 5-7 pm OR 7-9 pm

Schedules will come out in advance so captains can recruit players for the days and times that they play.