I received the latest e-newsletter from USTA Southwest this morning, and it contained some really useful information on the recent USTA website makeover. Take some time to click around the various links included below and see what you think. I’d love to hear your feedback in the Comments below. Thank you to Nicole Fintell and the rest of the USTA Southwest staff for the great work!
Couple of important points to note if you’re looking for Southwest (or any other section’s) Junior Information on the usta.com site:
1) Each time you visit the site, you MUST enable the location settings. Otherwise, if you do not enable the location, the information that you will see will be National-specific information.
2) Most, if not all of the junior information formerly contained on the old site, can be found by following this path: PLAY->PLAY AS A MEMBER->JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
3) Also, much of the information is in the annual JUNIOR PLAYER HANDBOOK.
A new junior website has also been launched, called Net Generation. The website is located at https://netgeneration.usta.com/. This will be a new portal of all things junior tennis for junior players and parents.
Both sites have just recently launched, so take a little time and play around on the new sites.
‘Endorsement’ is the Section’s approval of a junior player to play National Events (such as team events and the Hard/Clay Court National Championships) based on a player’s ranking during a particular time period.
We (USTA Southwest) have spring, summer and winter endorsement periods. This may differ for other sections.
USTA Player Development Library
Dartfish TV: The USTA Player Development Library is a repository of great information and resources for parents, coaches, and players including presentations, interviews, and drills.
Take a look and you just might take away some valuable information!
Visit the USTA Player Development Library HERE.
10 and Under Youth Tennis Progression
National Junior Tennis
And, I’ve posted this before, but here is the info on the National schedule for 2017: