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USTA Pacific Northwest
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Apply Now for 2014 USTA Pacific Northwest Junior Teams!!Over_the_Net_Chris_Elliott_8-13_2 

Junior Championship players are invited to apply for the 2014 National, Intersectional, and Zonal teams that will represent the USTA Pacific Northwest this summer. The team events are held at various sites around the U.S. in July. Teams are as follows: Boys' and Girls' 18 Nationals, Boy's and Girls 16 Intersectionals and Zonals, Boys' and Girls' 14 Intersectionals (new) and Zonals and Boys' and Girls' 12 Zonals.

Deadline to apply for all teams is Sunday, June 1 at 11:59 p.m. (late applications will be placed on an alternate list). 

Please click here for the Team Information Letter from Jim Markin
Please click here for the All Teams Information at a Glance Sheet
Please click here for Application Deadline and Event Location Info
Please click here for the Application Form for all teams
Please click here for the Clothing Size Selection Form

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Markin, USTA Pacific Northwest Director of Junior Player Development, at jmarkin@pnw.usta.com or (503) 520-1877, ext. 3332.


USTA/PNW Seeking Coaches for 2014 USTA Junior Team Events

The USTA Pacific Northwest is seeking qualified individuals to coach the section's junior teams in compettion this summer in USTA Boys' and Girls' National, Intersectional and Zone team events. Application deadline is May 12, 2014.  

Minimum qualifications include being a USTA member, being a certified member of the USPTA and/or PTR, having successfully passed the USTA Sports Science Level I test, and submitting to and passing a criminal background check.
Please click here for the 2014 application packet and more information.

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Markin, USTA Pacific Northwest Director of Junior Player Development, at jmarkin@pnw.usta.com or (503) 520-1877, ext. 3332.


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 jmarkin@pnw.usta.com.


OVER the NET Reports on USTA/PNW!!Over_the_Net_Chris_Elliott_8-13_2 Endorsement Tournaments and Interviews Andrew Newell & Wyatt Demulling

Read the new "OVER the NET" column from Chris Elliott as he reports results from the Boys' and Girls' Endorsement tournaments in February/March and interviews top Boys' 16s players Andrew Newell and Wyatt Demulling.

Have tennis news or photos you would like to share? Or maybe you would like to be the next "OVER the NET" interview? Contact Chris Elliott (photo at right) at christopher_elliott@comcast.net.




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 jmarkin@pnw.usta.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.

Interested in High Performance Coaching in 2014?

Click here to learn more about the USTA Player Development philosophy.

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