Junior Tournaments & Rankings

ITA Summer Circuit 2019

ITA Summer Circuit

It’s almost that time again! The ITA Summer Circuit – now “powered by” UTR – gets underway the week of June 22nd. Registration for the various events opens May 20th.

What is the ITA Summer Circuit and why should you want your junior or college player to participate?

According to the ITA, the Summer Circuit was created to provide college players the opportunity to compete in organized events year-round. Although the primary purpose of the circuit is to provide incoming freshman and collegiate players the chance to compete in the summer months, for NCAA compliance purposes, the events are categorized as “open”; therefore, anyone (including high level juniors and adults) is eligible to compete in these events as long as he/she is a current ITA member. The ITA Summer Circuit is currently made up of 59 events over six consecutive weekends, beginning in mid-June and continuing through the last weekend in July.

The tournaments are typically held on college campuses around the US and give junior players a chance to test their mettle against current and fellow future college players. According to ITA Director of Championships, Cory Brooks, all 2019 tournaments will offer both singles and doubles with a full backdraw for singles and an optional backdraw for doubles. If a player wants to sign up with a doubles partner, they can do that. If, however, a player needs a partner, they can indicate that on the registration form, and the tournament director will make every effort to match them with a partner of similar UTR. Since the ITA partners with UTR on these tournaments, all matches count toward a player’s UTR.

As has been the case for several years now, the Summer Circuit will culminate in a National Championship to be held on the TCU campus beginning August 9. Once again, there will be a monetary prize for each winner of the Championship.

The playing format for the 2019 Summer Circuit is as follows:

Singles:

Best 2 out of 3 tiebreak sets with no-ad scoring with a Match Tiebreak (10-point) played in lieu of the 3rd set

Doubles:

8-game Pro Set with no-ad scoring and a regular tiebreak (7-point) played at 7 games all

Because the tournaments are usually held Saturday through Monday, participants still have plenty of time during the week to train, take summer classes, work, and/or travel.

In order to register and play in any Summer Circuit tournament, players must first purchase a 2019 ITA Summer Playing Membership ($30). Please note it is in addition to any tournament registration fees. Click here to purchase your membership now so you are all set when registration opens later this month, and be sure to save your Member ID – you’ll need it to register!

And a reminder to be sure to join us as a Premium Member so you can participate in our May 9th webinar on the Player Development Pathway with coaches Kendra Becker, Nick Saviano, and David Fish! For more information, see this article or email me at lisa@parentingaces.com.

Finally, the NCAA DI Championships get underway today. To follow all the matches including links to livescoring, visit SLAM Tennis from our friends at TennisRecruiting.net here. I will be at the USTA National Training Center in Lake Nona for some of the action on May 19-20 and hope to see many of you there!

Tentative Schedule – 2019 Oracle ITA Summer Circuit Powered by UTR
 
Week 1        
Host School City, State Dates    
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL June 22-24    
Houghton College Houghton, NY June 22-24    
University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA June 22-24    
Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC June 22-24    
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL June 22-24    
Northwestern University Chicago, IL June 22-24    
University of Louisville Louisville, KY June 22-24    
University of Oklahoma Norman, OK June 22-24    
Abilene Christian University Abilene, TX June 22-24    
Chapman University Orange, CA June 22-24    
University of the Pacific Stockton, CA June 22-24    
 
Week 2          
Host School City, State Dates      
Florida State University Tallahassee, FL June 29-July 1      
Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ June 29-July 1      
Elon University Elon, NC June 29-July 1      
Michigan State University  East Lansing, MI June 29-July 1      
University of Denver Denver, CO June 29-July 1      
University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City, MO June 28-30      
Texas A&M University College Station, TX June 29-July 1      
Pomona Pitzer College Claremont, CA June 29-July 1      
University of California, Davis Davis, CA June 29-July 1      
 
Week 3          
Host School City, State Dates      
Warner University Lake Wales, FL                    July 6-8      
Tufts University Medford, MA July 6-8      
Millersville University Millersville, PA July 6-8      
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC             July 6-8      
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI July 6-8      
Gustavus Adolphus Colleg St. Peter, MN July 6-8      
Tyler Junior College Tyler, TX July 6-8      
Ventura College Ventura, CA July 6-8      
           
 
Week 4          
Host School City, State Dates      
Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach, FL July 13-15      
Wellesley College Wellesley, MA July 13-15      
North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC July 13-15      
Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN July 13-15      
Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA July 13-15      
University of Kansas Lawrence, KS July 13-15      
University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX July 13-15      
Claremont McKenna College Claremont, CA July 13-15      
           
   
 
Week 5          
Host School City, State Dates      
University of Florida Gainesville, FL            July 20-22      
Furman University Greenville, SC                             July 20-22      
Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH July 20-22      
University of Iowa Iowa City, IA July 20-22      
Kansas State University Manhattan, KS July 20-22       
Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX July 20-22      
Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA July 20-22      
Lewis & Clark College Portland, OR July 20-22      
           
         
 
Week 6          
Host School City, State Dates      
Stetson University DeLand, FL July 27-29      
Colby College Waterville, ME                  July 27-29      
Virginia Polytech Institute Blacksburg, VA July 27-29      
Georgia Gwinnett College Lawrenceville, GA July 27-29      
Indiana University Bloomington, IN July 27-29      
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN July 27-29      
Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, CO July 27-29      
Wichita State University Wichita, KS July 27-29      
Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX July 27-29      
California State University, Northridge Los Angeles, CA July 27-29      
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA July 27-29      
Goucher College Baltimore, MD July 27-29      
 
National Summer Championships
Host School Dates        
Texas Christian University August 9-13        

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