WELCOME

 

 

USTA Jr. Team Tennis is a program of team practice and match play for boys and girls, ages 6 to 18, who want to play on tennis teams.  Teams are comprised of players from similar age and skill, and they compete against other teams from the same geographic region in one of three league divisions:  18 & under, 14 & under, and 12 & under.

 

Starting in 2004, USTA Team Tennis participants will be able to utilize the Tennis Link Team Tennis Software System for a multitude of functions for their program.   Children will have the capability to find and register for a USTA Jr. Team Tennis program in their area.  Coaches can schedule flights and matches, post results, and track financial management issues with existing reports.  Area League Coordinators can easily schedule large leagues and track stats and standings, not to mention the ability of being “invited” or “advanced” automatically to USTA Sectional Championships.

 

In order to ease the process of USTA Team Tennis registration, TennisLink assigned each player registered in 2003 a USTA Team Tennis ID number. If you have player(s) ID number(s) you no longer need to fill-in each name address, phone number etc. All of those fields will auto-populate once the player’s number has been added. All the players and their numbers that you entered last year are available at http://usateamtennis.usta.com.  This process will allow you to easily and efficiently register the same players for the 2004-year.  Please contact your USTA Section Coordinator for detailed instructions.

 

For assistance with the Tennis Link Team Tennis system, please contact your Coach, Captain or local program Coordinator

 

Thank you for you assistance in helping to “Promote and Develop the Growth of Tennis!”

 


MEMBERSHIP AND REGISTRATION

 

 

How do I get a USTA Membership number?

 

How do I update my membership profile?

 

If I don’t have a USTA membership can I still play USTA Team Tennis?

 

I played USTA Team Tennis last year; do I have a ID number to help the registration process?

 

Can I register for more than one team?

 

How do I change teams, remove myself from a team or make any modifications to my registration?

How do I find a team to register on?

 

If I have a team number, how do I register?

 

How do I become a Program Coordinator?

 

How do I become a Coach/Captain?

 

How do I create a program?

 

 

SCHEDULING AND SCORING

 

How do I enter a scorecard for a match? Confirm a score?

What should I do if I make a mistake after I have confirmed by scorecard?

How do I find out my team standings? Rosters?

 

OTHER ITEMS

 

What is the JNTRP (Jr. National Tennis Rating Program)?

 

How do we qualify for Section Championships?

 

How do I/we qualify for Regional and National Championships?

 

What are the Player benefits to USTA Team Tennis?

 

 

Where do I go for help with the Tennislink Team Tennis system?

 

How do I print mailing labels?

 

What is the $2.00 user fee?

 

What is a Championship Year?

 

How do I print Report?

 

What if a school is not listed in the database for schools?

 

What if a participant is home schooled?

 

Does the program fee include the Tennislink user fee?

 

What is a non-member surcharge/fee?

 

What if my facility site is not listed in the database?

 

How do I get a receipt for registration of players?

 

How long do I need to wait to have my new program approved?

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

How do I get a USTA Membership number?

To Sign up for a New membership or to renew an existing membership:

Log onto to usta.com/membership or contact Membership Services directly by calling 1-800-990-USTA, option 1 or by sending an email to Memberservices@Usta.com

 

How do I update my membership profile?

Contact Membership Services directly by calling 1-800-990-USTA, option 3 or by sending an email to Memberservices@Usta.com

 

If I don’t have a USTA membership can I still play USTA Team Tennis?

Having a USTA membership is not required in many programs.  However, different sections have different rules.  Please contact your USTA Section Coordinator .

(click on this link to find your Section)

If your area does not require membership to participate on a team, the system will allow you to create a Team Tennis Id number to be used in registering on your team.

 

I played USTA Team Tennis last year; do I have a ID number to help the registration process?

Yes.  If you played USTA Jr. Team Tennis in 2003, you will have probably have a unique 10-digit Team Tennis ID number (starting as 3000) that your past coach can supply to you.  Please contact your coach for that number before proceeding to facilitate the registration process.  

 

Can I register for more than one team?

Yes. You can register for as many teams as your section allows as long as you meet the team requirements. Please contact your area league coordinator if you are unsure what your section allows.

 

How do I change teams, remove myself from a team or make any modifications to my registration?

Please contact your Coach, Captain, Program Coordinator,  area league coordinator or your USTA Section Coordinator.

Check with one of the following:
   1.   Your local USTA Section/District or Community Tennis Association.
   2.   Your local Tennis facility.
   3.   A captain of an existing team that you wish to join.
   4.   Local league coordinator listed on the section website.
   5.   Try the League Locator on this website.

 

How do I find a team to register on?

Go to the Team Tennis Home page and click on register for a team.  You should have some information from your Coordinator or Captain, so you know what team or program to register on.

 

 

If I have a team number, how do I register?
(1) Enter the USTA numbers, or TeamTennis ID # of the player/players or click the link 'don't have a #?'. (Fill in data required and save – a new ID will be assigned and display on this form).
(2) Enter the team number.
(3) If this is a Junior program, click the 'Search' link and find the school the player attends.
(4) Enter additional players in same order (Uncheck Team Number AutoFill if changing team numbers and Uncheck School AutoFill if changing schools for each player).
(5) Click Proceed to Check out or Add More Play
ers to add more players.

 

How do I become a Program Coordinator ?

page.  Input your USTA membership number to facilitate a quicker registration process.  Once inputted, all information will be auto filled for you. If you do not have a USTA membership, please fill in the name, address etc. on the form that follows.

 

How do I become a Coach/Captain? Click on “Become a Program Coordinator” on the right side of the TennisLink home

Click on “Become a Coach/Captain” on the right side of the TennisLink home page. Input your USTA membership number to facilitate a quicker registration process.  Once imputed, all information will be auto filled for you.  If you do not have a USTA membership, please complete the form.

 

How do I create a program?

After you have become a program coordinator/coach, click on the link under My Options, to create a program.  Fill in the information on each screen and click “ Next”.   Once approved by the USTA Section Coordinator, the Area League Coordinator may now register flights, teams and players.  If you do not see your Section, District or Area listed contact your Team Tennis Program coordinator at your local Tennis Association.

 

How do I enter a scorecard for a match? Confirm a score?
Only coaches and captains or coordinators can enter scores.  Sign into the system by entering your registration ID number  (USTA membership # or TennisLink team Tennis ID#).  Then follow the link on the left side, "Score Entry". “Score Entry” can also be found on the under My Options on the home page. You will be asked to enter the match number, which should have been supplied to you by your team captain or local league coordinator. Follow the screens to enter all of the information.  It is a good idea to have a copy of the scorecard with the correct match scores and players in front of you prior to beginning the entry process. 

 

What should I do if I make a mistake after I have confirmed by scorecard?
Contact your Local League Coordinator to report the error. A person authorized to change scores will make the correction.

How do I find out my team standings? Rosters?
Follow the link on the center section of the Team Tennis Home Page, "Stats & Standings". You will have three options in which to gain information...use the option that best suits the information that you already have. All three options will link you to various reports including rosters, standings and individual player records. Follow the instructions on the screen in order to complete this process.

When viewing a report, any item that is underlined has a link or links to other reports.

 

What is the JNTRP (Jr. National Tennis Rating Program)?

The JNTRP categories provide coaches with a simple placement method for grouping individuals of similar skill in USTA Team Tennis. Division eligibility based on recommended age and ability level guidelines are listed below.

 

                                                                        JNTRP

12 & Under Division                        1.0 - 2.5 (novice)

14 & Under Division                         2.5 - 4.5 (intermediate to advanced)

18 & Under Division                         1.0 - 5.0 (intermediate to advanced)

For additional information, contact your USTA Section Coordinator or coach.

 

Contact your Section Coordinator on the USTA Team Tennis web site for additional information.

 

How do I/we qualify for Regional and National Championships?

Players in the 14 & Under and the 18 & Under, Intermediate Division may qualify for Regional Championships typically held in the early Fall.

 

Players in the 14 & Under and the 18 & Under, Advanced Division may qualify to compete in the USTA Team Tennis National Championships, the national event, typically held in November.  Contact your USTA Section office for exact dates and times.

 

How do we qualify for Section Championships?

Qualifications are met by first competing in your Sectional Championships.  Please contact your USTA Section Coordinator for more information.

 

All participants get to play on a team, practice with friends, and play matches together.  All participants have the opportunity to advance to district, sectional, regional, and national team competition.

 

What are the Player benefits to USTA Team Tennis?

Registered teams have the opportunity to purchase discounted USTA Team Tennis T-shirts with a unique design each calendar year.  All participants in USTA Team Tennis are eligible to apply for and receive USTA Tennis Foundation College Educational Scholarships and Individual Player Scholarships.  Contact your Section Coordinator for more information.

 

Where do I go for help with the Tennislink Team Tennis system?

For assistance with the Tennis Link Team Tennis system, please contact your Coach, Captain or local program Coordinator

 

 

How do I print mailing labels?

This is a report available to Program Coordinator from the Program Management Screens

 

What is the $2.00 user fee?

The $2.00 is the nominal cost to use the TennisLink Team Tennis system.  This $2.00 fee will charged each time a player registers on the system.

 

What is a Championship Year?

The Championship Year is determined by the USTA National Office.  Typically, the season begins immediately following the National Championships in late November and ends after the next National Championships. 

 

How do I print Report?

To print Financial or Management Reports, go to that link under the “My Options”  area on the TennisLink Team Tennis home page.  Click on the report you are interested in clink the “Print” button on your browser.

 

What if a school is not listed in the database for schools?

If a school is not listed in the database after you have searched, you have the option to add a school.  Click on the “Add New School” link, input all the information required, and click the “Submit” button.  Your information will then be put into the national database for future use. 

 

What if a participant is home schooled?

If a child is home schooled, you will have the ability to choose that description from the  list for your Section, if that is not listed, Click on “Add New School” from the search screen and enter the name as Home Schooled – followed by your Section Name (i.e. Home Schooled, Southern) .

 

Does the program fee include the Tennislink user fee?

The program fee does not include the TennisLink user fee.  This $2.00 fee will be recorded separately on your receipt.

 

What is a non-member surcharge/fee?

A non-member surcharge/fee is a fee that some USTA Sections charge each participants if they are not a USTA member, or if a players membership is expired.  The charge is most often $6.00.   You will not be charged this fee if you have a current USTA membership.

 

What if my facility site is not listed in the database?

In you search for a facility site and can not find it in the database, contact your Program coordinator for the program you are creating a team in.  They will be able to add your site to the selection options you have.

 

How do I get a receipt for registration of players?

The final confirmation page you see when you register players has an invoice number and amount charged, this page should be printed and used as your registration receipt.

 

How long do I need to wait to have my new program approved?

Once you have created a program and hit the “submit” button, your program will be sent immediately to your USTA Section Coordinator for approval.  Should all information be correct and authorized, approval should be within a day or so.  Please contact your USTA Section coordinator is you experience any issues.