10 and Under JTT

Rating bands are not used for 10U divisions. Below are guidelines to follow when determining the level of a 10U player (applies to both orange and green ball). It is important to follow these guidelines so that all teams within a level are fairly matched. Coaches/Captains are trusted to follow these guidelines.

Orange Ball

BEGINNER:  These are players who know how to serve and keep score but still need guidance in both areas. They have difficulty maintaining a rally past one ball. May not be 100% certain about the rules. Have not had any competitive experience and no challenger credits.

 

INTERMEDIATE: These are players who have some competitive play. and 1-6 Challenger Credits. They have participated in 1-2 Challenger tournaments, DPTA tournaments and other local tournaments.

 

ADVANCED:  These are players who have played in competitive events. 4 or more Challenger credits. They have participated in more than two Challenger tournaments, DPTA and other local tournaments.

Green Ball

BEGINNER:  These are players who know how to serve and keep score but still need guidance in both areas. They have difficulty maintaining a rally past one ball. May not be 100% certain about the rules. Have not had any competitive experience and no challenger points. This is a local group and will not advance to sectionals.

 

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED: These are player who have some competitive experience and 1 or more Challenger credits. They are participating in Challenger, DPTA and other local tournaments. This group is competing for a sectional bid.

10 & Under Junior Team Tennis and

Net Generation PlayTracker

  1. 10U JTT divisions listed in Tennislink to receive credit:

    1. 8U & 10U Beginner - Red Ball

    2. 10U Intermediate - Orange Ball

    3. 10U Advanced - Green Ball

  2. Players cannot play up into a division they are not eligible for but may play down a division if they wish.

  3. PlayTracker points

    1. A player will receive credit within the division they are playing in.

    2. A player will receive 100 play points if they are registered and play a minimum of one dual match within the season.

    3. A player will receive 100 win points for each singles win and 50 win points for each doubles win in green ball only.

    4. A player will only receive a maximum of 500 total PlayTracker points per JTT season in green ball and a max of 100 play points in red and orange. There is no maximum number of JTT seasons a player can play within a year..

  4. Scores/participation for players must be recorded on TL for player to receive credit. .

  5. Divisions must use the same colored ball (green/orange/red) for the duration of the league season.

  6. Play and win points will be updated daily within a player’s PlayTracker system.

  7. Players playing up into a 12U program green ball program will not receive green ball credit unless local division size was too low and divisions were approved for merge.

    1. 12U green ball programs must be listed as a 10U Advanced - Green Ball program and an area must adjust the age cut-off to allow for 11 & 12 year olds to play in the program.

 

 

For additional information on USTA’s new Net Generation PlayTracker system please visit

 https://netgeneration.usta.com/us-en/the-net-generation-playtracker.html.