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2006 Summer Junior Team Tennis





MAY 14 @ 3:30 at Jerry Cline Park


¨ 18 and Under Beginner/Intermediate - ages 15-18 (NTRP rating of 3.0 and below)

¨ 14 and Under Beginner/Intermediate - ages 12-14 (NTRP rating of 3.0 and below)

¨ 18 and Under Advanced - ages 15-18 (NTRP rating of 3.5 and above)

¨ 14 and Under Advanced - ages 12-14 (NTRP rating of 3.5 and above)

Note. A player ranked in the Southwest Section and playing tournaments is probably a 3.5 or above.


¨ $20.00 - Covers league registration, End of Season Tournament, and Tennis Link registration.

¨ Players must be USTA members.

¨ Payment is by credit card through TennisLink [Coaches-Please do not turn anyone away because of an inability to pay. Contact Junior Team Tennis League Coordinator(s) with regard to any players unable to pay.]

¨ REGISTRATION - On-line through TennisLink

¨ Coaches need to establish a user id and password to create teams and register players.

¨ Previous Junior Team Tennis coaches may use their existing Coach’s Team Tennis # (User ID) and password to access the system. If you had a team last year, you’ll be able to access your information.

¨ As you set up your teams, the system will give you team numbers for each of the teams you register. You can provide your players their specific team number for registration. It is recommended that you have each player register him or herself, but you can collect the fees from the players and then register your team yourself. Your packet contains a roster that you can use to obtain all the necessary information for your players.

¨ Players must be registered on-line before any scores can be entered.


¨ All scores must be entered online by the “Winning Team”.

¨ “Losing Team” is to confirm scores on-line. Any discrepancies or problems entering the scores - advise JTT Coordinator. NOTE: If the teams and scores are not entered on TennisLink the teams cannot advance.

CONFIRMATION must be received by May 20th, 2006.

Please e-mail Becky Lee at Lee@southwest.usta.com by 6:00 PM 5/20/06 with the following information: Team name, division, age group, coach’s name, address and phone number and home courts.

TEAM COMPOSITION - NOTE: A player may play on only one team

¨ Each team must have a minimum of six players, 3 boys and 3 girls, up to a total of 10 players.

¨ Players must be placed on teams according to their NTRP ratings. (See hand out ref NTRP ratings.)

¨ Each team must have a team coach and/or team parent, one of whom must be present at each match.

¨ Junior Team Tennis League Coordinators have the discretion to reassign players or teams playing out of level. As a general guideline, any player regularly playing USTA tournaments or any player ranked in the top 20 in the Southwest Section for their age division should play in the Advanced Division.


All matches are scheduled to begin at 2:00 on the following days, and should last approximately 1½ - 2 hours:

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Sunday

14 & under 18 & under 14 & under 18 & under

Intermediate Intermediate Advanced Advanced


¨ One Girls’ singles and Doubles; One Boys’ Singles and Doubles; and Two Mixed Doubles Matches

¨ One Six game set, no-ad scoring. Twelve-point tie-breaker at 6 games all.

¨ NOTE: No player may compete in three segments of a given match. Therefore, three boys and three girls are required at every match in order to avoid defaulting one of the segments. For example, one boy can play in singles and boys doubles, but cannot also play a mixed doubles, as that would be “three” segments.


¨ Any team wishing to re-schedule a match must contact the opposing team coach two days in advance to request a new date (as a courtesy, as much advance notice as possible is suggested.) If a new day or time cannot be agreed upon, the team that cannot make scheduled match time must take a default.

¨ There are no substitutions during segment play (i.e., in the middle of a set.) However, roster line-up changes can be made for upcoming segments (i.e., during the singles segment, a parent captain can change the roster for the upcoming doubles segment if the set has not already begun.)

¨ NOTE: All players participating in the End of Season Tournament must have competed in at least 2 regular season matches for their team, and scores for such matches entered on-line in TennisLink.

¨ Players may be added to a team’s roster during the season up until July 1, 2006, providing their entry fee is received, they are USTA members, and they are at the appropriate skill level.

¨ The Code of Conduct states: Once you have entered a tennis event, honor your commitment to play. Exceptions should occur only in cases of serious illness, injury, or personal emergency.

¨ Teams defaulting two or more matches during the season may be ineligible to advance to the End of Season Tournament. The 15-minute default rule is in effect for all matches.

¨ Coaching by the team coach or designated team parent is only allowed during changeovers.

¨ Matches are decided by the number of games won. In the event of a tie, there will be a match tie-break played between the #1 mixed doubles team. Match record (wins and losses) decides seeding for the tournament.


All teams in each league division are eligible to participate in the End of Season District Championships at Jerry Cline Park Tuesday and Wednesday, July 18th and 19th, 2006


Winning teams in each Division will advance to Sectional Championships, held in Albuquerque NM, August 4-6, 2006. Complete details will be available at the District Championships or contact the NNMTA office at 505-823-6599.


Sectional winners qualify to represent the Section at their Division’s National Championships. The Intermediate Level Nationals are at El Conquistador in Tucson October 20-22 and the Advanced Division Nationals are in San Diego at the Barnes Center Oct 27-30. Complete details will be available at the Sectional Championships or contact the Section office @ 602-956-6855 with questions.


Team t-shirts should be ordered by each coach. Maryland Screen Printers, www.mdscreen.com/usateamtennis.html Contact: Tracy Miska @ 1-800-899-8337 tracy@mdscreen.com

QUESTIONS Go to www.nnmta.com or contact 2006 Acting JTT Coordinators:

Sue Jollensten, USTA NNTMA Program Director @ 505-823-6599 or

Becky Lee, NNM Community Coordinator @ 505-254-9123