The USTA Middle States Section Junior Competition Committee is beginning the selection process for the Boys & Girls 12s, 14s, and 16s Zonal Teams, USTA Boys & Girls 16 Intersectional Team, Boys & Girls 18 National Team Championships and WTT Junior Nationals. These Team Championships are singles and doubles, non-elimination, round robin team events designed to introduce players to national competition in such a way that competitive stress is minimized and learning opportunities are maximized.
Online registration is now open for USTA Middle States Junior Players to register to be considered for selection to the Boys & Girls 12s, 14s or 16s Zonal Teams, USTA Boys & Girls 16 Intersectional Team, Boys & Girls 18 National Team Championships (formerly Jr. Davis Cup and Jr. Fed Cup) or World Team Tennis Nationals.
Zonal & National Registration Deadline
If you are interested in being selected for any of the Zonal Teams (Boys and Girls 12s, 14s, 16s) or the National Team (Boys and Girls 18s), you must apply online by June 13, 2013. If you do not apply by the deadline you will not be considered.
Intersectional Registration Deadline
If you are interested in applying for the Intersectional Team (Boys and Girls 16s), you must register online by June 1, 2013. If you do not apply by the deadline you will not be considered.
*You must apply online through the registration site set up for Middle States Section Players ONLY. Do NOT register on the actual national team event homepage.
To Register: Go to TennisLink and apply online using the tournament start date, similar to any other tournament, or apply for USTA MS Zone, Intersectional, National Team and WTT National Team by using the Tournament ID number.
Complete the registration online on TennisLink and fax the release form, uniform form and a copy of your birth certificate (if it is not already on file at the Middle States Section Office. Fax: 610-935-5484
Definition of Selection Process: This is a process used by the Junior Competition Committee to select players for the national team competitions (BG 12s, 14s and 16s Zone Team, BG 16s Intersectional and BG 18s National Championship Team). Selection of these teams is at the discretion of the Junior Competition Committee and will be determined by what is felt to be in the best interest of the Section. The selection of our teams will be based on the top 100 players for the age division in question, based on the most published National top 100 list immediately after the Level 3 Sectional Championship, followed by the Sectional ranking standings published immediately after the Level 3 Sectional Championships of the age division in question. No more than half of any team should be taken from the National lists of the age division in question.
Once the players have been selected based on the criteria listed above, they will be water falled onto their actual team based on order of ranking. Ex: If MS has three teams with twelve players, it will look like this:
2013 USTA Middle States Zone, Intersectional and National Team Championships
If you have questions, please contact Michael Kennedy, Director of Junior Competition, at email@example.com or 610.935.5000 x226.