2014 USTA Pacific Northwest Junior Teams Selected
Congratulations to the USTA Pacific Northwest 2014 National Team Championship participants! Please click the links below to view the Girls and Boys teams.
The lists are currently in alphabetical order and teams will be organized based on a player's national ranking. The Boys' and Girls' 12, 14 and 16 Zonal teams will play July 2-7 in Tucson, Ariz., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Waco, Texas., respectively. The Boys' and Girls' 14 and 16 Intersectional teams will play July 3-10 in Auburn, Ala., and Shreveport, La. The Boys' and Girls' 18 National teams will play July 25-30 in Urbana, Ill., and Claremont., Calif.
OVER the NET Reports on USTA/PNW Junior Champ Tournaments in April, May and June
Read the "OVER the NET" column from Ben Elliott (brother of Chris) as he reports results from the Seattle City Junior Champs, Yakima Memorial Day Champs, Salem Memorial Day Champs and the 2014 Northwest Washington Junior Championships.
Have tennis news or photos you would like to share? Or maybe you would like to be the next "OVER the NET" interview? Contact Ben Elliott at email@example.com or Chris Elliott (photo at left) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New 2014 USTA/PNW Junior Tournament Rule Changes
National Tournament Participation Rule for USTA/PNW Juniors at all Levels
Beginning May 1, 2014 no player may compete in another country’s national championships (adult or junior level) and also compete in any junior level tournaments within the USTA Pacific Northwest Section. This rule will take affect on May 1, 2014 and is NOT retroactive to any previous participation before May 1, 2014.
If a junior player is found to have competed in another country’s national championship after May 1, 2014, they will not be allowed to participate in any USTA/PNW junior level tournaments for one rolling year from the date of their participation in said national championship.
Rule Addition to Boys’ & Girls Age 10 and Under Sanctioning Conditions
All Boys’ and Girls’ age 10 and under USTA Pacific Northwest sanctioned junior tournament competition must be held on a 60-foot court with an orange ball. It is highly recommended that court lining utilize permanent lines but tournament directors can also use either chalk or taped lines for tournament competition. It is also recommended that participants use the appropriate sized racquet length for play on 60-foot courts but it is NOT mandatory.
Rule Change to Boys’ and Girls’ Age 12 and Under Tournament Competition
Beginning April 1, 2014 USTA Pacific Northwest tournament directors conducting B/G 12 and under only tournaments or B/G 12 and under divisions as part of an overall tournament offering may decide to use either Green Dot or yellow balls for tournament competition at any level.
Tournament Directors of B/G 12 and under divisions MUST specify on their TennisLink tournament web page what type of ball they are using (Green Dot or yellow) for competition in the B/G 12 and under division.
The use of Green Dot low-compression balls allows players to construct points and use appropriate technique. Players also learn to develop better technical competency and tactical awareness
2014 USTA Pacific Northwest Junior Competition Rules
Please view and print the 2014 USTA Pacific Northwest Junior Competition Rules for all levels of junior play: Champ, Challenger and Rookie.
In addition to the rules, you will also find details regarding the 2014 USTA Pacific Northwest Junior Sectional Tournament which will be held August 14-17 at Yakima (WA) Tennis Club as well as the 2014 Competitive Junior Tennis Pathway that was developed to serve as a guide for competition opportunities for Junior Championship level players in the section.
If you have any questions about the 2014 Junior Competition Rules, please feel free to contact Jim Markin, USTA Pacific Northwest Director of Junior Player Development by email at email@example.com.
Juniors Invited to Apply for USTA/PNW Travel Assistance Grants
Junior tennis players participating in USTA Pacific Northwest (USTA/PNW) sanctioned championship-level tournaments or a USTA National Championship tournament may apply for a need-based Travel Assistance Grant. The purpose of the USTA/PNW Travel Assistance Grant program is to provide financial support to players who would not otherwise have the means to travel and participate in sanctioned section tournaments and/or national tournaments.
Please note that the applications for section tournament travel grants and national tournament travel grants are separate. You may be considered for both grants but you must complete both applications in their entirety to do so.
Please click here
to view and print the USTA/PNW Section Travel Assistance Grant application. Please click here
to view and print the USTA/PNW National Travel Assistance Grant application (please use the 2012 forms).
Travel Assistance Grants are to be used for travel and tournament expenses incurred by the player only, and may not be used for family members, coaches or any other expense. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jim Markin, USTA/PNW Director of Junior Player Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org