USTA/PNW Wins 2013 Pacific Cup Team Event on December 6-8
The 2013 Pacific Cup was played December 6-8 at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center in Beaverton, Ore. Some of the best junior players from the USTA Northern California, Southern California and Intermountain Sections traveled to take on the USTA Pacific Northwest team.
The USTA/PNW won its second Pacific Cup title in the last three years edging Northern California by a score of 282 games won to 266. Southern California and Intermountain finished third and fourth.
The USTA/PNW team included (from l-r in above photo) Elizabeth Stevens, Nicole Knudtson, Bess Waldram, and Erin Larner along with Coach Pat Dreves, Spencer Furman, Andrew Newell, Thomas Yu and Cash Hanzlik.
Format for the team event is boys’ and girls’ singles and doubles one-set matches along with mixed doubles. Every game counts in the Pacific Cup as the title is decided by the USTA section team that wins the most total games during the tournament.
2014 USTA/PNW Junior Calendar to be Finalized by Early December
The USTA Pacific Northwest Junior Player Development Department is currently working on finalizing the 2014 tournament and event calendar. Plans are to have it completed in early December.
If you have any questions prior to that time, please contact USTA/PNW Junior Competition Coordinator Valerie Weaks at firstname.lastname@example.org or Director of Junior Player Development Jim Markin at email@example.com.
OVER the NET Reports on USTA/PNW Dual 5 Tournaments and Interviews 10 and Under Players
Read the new "OVER the NET" column from Zack and Ben Elliott's brother Chris as he reports results from the Yakima, Portland and Medford Dual 5 tournaments in September and October. Chris also interviews Pacific Northwest 10 and Under players Seth Banken, Brandon Chew, Noah Perlman, Erik Jakovljevic and Madison and Sophia Chew.
Have tennis news or photos you would like to share? Or maybe you would like to be the next "OVER the NET" interview? We'd love to hear what you have to say. Contact Chris Elliott (photo at right) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 USTA Pacific Northwest Junior Competition Rules
Please view and print the 2013 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 2013 USTA Pacific Northwest Junior Sectional Tournament which will be held August 15-18 at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center in Beaverton, Ore., as well as the 2013 Competitive Junior Tennis Pathway that was developed to serve as a guide for competition opportunities for Junior Championship level players in the section.
USTA National Junior Competition Update (3/18/13): The USTA Junior Competition Committee presented its recommendations on changes to the Junior Competitive Structure at the USTA's Annual Meeting in Florida in March. Please click here to go to USTA.com for more info and to review the recommended changes to the 2014 structure and schedule.
If you have any questions about junior competition rules for 2013, please feel free to contact Jim Markin, USTA Pacific Northwest Director of Junior Player Development by email at email@example.com or by phone at (503) 520-1877, ext. 12
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 Jr. Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org
USTA/PNW & USTA National Rule Changes
2012 Rule Changes for 10 and Under Jr. Champ & Challenger Tournaments
In compliance and support of both the USTA and ITF rule change for 10 and Under Tennis, the following rules were implemented by the USTA Pacific Northwest Section for Jr. Champ and Challenger 10 and under division tournament competition in 2012. Please click here to view the rules.
USTA National Junior Ranking System Point Tables 2012 Changes
Beginning in 2012, the USTA ranking point tables for junior competition changed significantly. The new ranking tables were unamimously approved in September 2011 by the USTA Junior Competition Committee with the support of the national USTA Player Development Staff. These changes will affect only Junior Champ level players in the USTA Pacific Northwest.
Please click here for more information and FAQs on the point table changes. If you have additional questions, please contact USTA/PNW Director of Competition Jim Markin at email@example.com.
Junior Tennis Resources
Points Per Round - Frequently Asked Questions
Please click here to view the answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Points Per Round system.
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