Quick Guide to the USTA Website

Even the Higher-Ups at USTA will admit that their website is difficult to navigate.  Well, really, that’s an understatement.  USTA has gone to great lengths to put some very helpful information on their site – the problem is that the average visitor can’t find it!  So, in the name of identify-problem-create-solution, below is a list of links to some of the information I’ve found to be useful in navigating the world of Junior Tennis.  You might want to print out this list and keep it handy then add to it as you discover more sub-pages.  If you have found any other useful articles at USTA.com, please add them in the Comments section below.

USTA Section Pages: www.usta.com

Click on the Find Your Section box in the top right corner of the homepage to determine in which section you live, then click on the appropriate link below.  Your section page will likely have a tab at the top titled “Juniors” or “Junior Players” – click there to get information on Rules, Points Per Round (for ranking purposes), Tournament Schedules, Junior Team Tennis, and more.

USTA Junior Competition Page: www.usta.com/juniorcompetition

All of the information listed below can be found under the Players & Parents Link on the Junior Competition page:

  • Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USTA JrComp

Twitter: @USTAJrComp

USTA College Tennis page: http://www.usta.com/collegetennis

You can find the American college rankings at the bottom of this page—kind of fun to keep an eye on!

Going to College or Turning Pro: Making an Informed Decision (10/2010): http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/USTA%20College%20Varsity%20Analysis%20of%20College%20vs%20Pro%20FAQ.pdf

International Player Study & FAQ (4/2010): http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/USTA_Intl_SA_FAQ_FINAL_CLEAN.pdf

      • Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USTAPDCollegeTennis

Twitter: @ustacollege10s

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/ustacollege10s

3 Comments on “Quick Guide to the USTA Website”

  1. One very important site that you are missing which has dramatcally made my life easier is mytennisnetwork.com It is a one stop resource for all your tournament/ranking/registeration/player tracking needs. It organzes and simplifies it all for you. It even has pre-filled medical waiver forms for each tournment you have indicated. It was started several years ago by a tennis mom (Louise Fahys) from Cary NC. It started with the Southern region and has since expanded to include the eastern, midwest and New England region as well and probably will eventually go completely national. I rarely need to go to the USTA site directly, everything on Mytennisnetwork links up to it depending on what info you need. Most NC parents/players use it and alot of Southern players. Once you check it out I think you will also be hooked as much as I am. The USTA is a nightmare to navigate and getting worse.

  2. This is such a great post. I am constantly amazed at how confusing the USTA site is, especially given all the resources they have. Actually, I am hard pressed to think of another site anywhere close to this labyrinth of links and dead ends. It is actually such a bowl of spaghetti that it is difficult to even explain the problem succinctly. There seems to be parallel universes in the tournament area, and about half the time I enter the wrong wormhole and end up in a house of mirrors. About 6 months ago, the USTA site was prompting visitors to take a site survey. I gave it one star ratings across the board, but nothing has really improved since then. Thanks for this great list of links.
    p.s. The Adult area is just as muddled as the junior area.

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