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IMPORTANT 2017 JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS DATES

                   JTT State Championships                       Fall Interscholastic Championship
July 14-16, 2017                                          October 14-15
Owensboro, KY                                        Louisville, KY

Middle School State Championship
November 10-12
Louisville, KY

Find your team and register here!  REGISTER


2016 JTT CHAMPIONS CROWNED
The following teams earned championships in Owensboro on July 17th in various Junior Team Tennis divisions.  These teams now advanced to the sectional championships in Rome, Georgia on August 12-14.  

10U Intermediate: Anderson-Louisville (TEAM PICTURE)
10U Advanced: Anderson-Louisville (no team picture)
12U Intermediate: Boarman-Owensboro (TEAM PICTURE)
12U Advanced: Jones-Georgetown (TEAM PICTURE)
14U Intermediate: Larkin-Georgetown (TEAM PICTURE)
14U Advanced: Shoemake-Owensboro (TEAM PICTURE)
18U Intermediate: Moore-Georgetown (TEAM PICTURE)

PLAY IT FORWARD GRANT OPEN!
USTA Southern has opened registration for grant applications for the Play It Forward initiative.  Over $1.2 million is available for programs and tournaments focused on innovative ideas and growth based programming.  For more details on the grant requirements, click here.  For the actual application, you can click here.  The deadline for this quarter will be March 31st, 2016.  For additional questions on the grant, please email John Callen at callen@sta.usta.com.   

RATINGS ARE COMING
In 2016, the USTA will begin rolling out a new junior ratings system that is very similar to the adult NTRP ratings system currently used for adult leagues and tournaments.  This move will become more of a permanent fixture in 2017 and beyond, but parents, players, coaches, and coordinators should become comfortable with the changes that are coming and what it will mean for junior tennis.  Please look at the documents below for more information on the junior rating system:

-What do the ratings mean?
-Why is USTA moving in this direction?

2017 KENTUCKY JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS REGULATIONS
(approved by USTA Kentucky Jr. Recreation Committee and Board of Directors)
*FYI: these regulations are in reference to Championship JTT programs.  All other Junior Team Tennis programs are not regulated by these regulations.

2017 10U ADVANCED PLAYERS LIST
*Any player that was ranked in the Top 300 in the Southern Section on July 31st, 2015 in the 12-18's division must play in Advanced divisions of Junior Team Tennis.  The Top 100 in the Southern Section in the 10's Division can not play in a Beginner Division at any level and must play advanced at the 10U level. 

BACKGROUND CHECKS
*All JTT Coaches, Coordinators, Captains, and Co-Captains must complete a 2-step background check to qualify for those specified positions.  The process is fairly simple and should take between 30-40 minutes to complete.  Backgrounds from other workplaces or organizations will not be usable to qualify for USTA Junior Team Tennis positions.  Here are the 2 steps required to complete your background check:

STEP 1: CLICK HERE, You will create an account and then complete the SafeSport training course.  You do not have to complete the course in one sitting.  Make sure to keep track of your account information. 

STEP 2: CLICK HERE, This is your actual background check application.  PLEASE KEEP TRACK OF THE 16-DIGIT ID NUMBER THAT IS GIVEN TO YOU. 

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-Interested in getting your child into a Junior Team Tennis Program?  First, you need to contact the Local League Coordinator in your area to determine which programs are offered at what times in the year.  Below are contact details for each area that offers Junior Team Tennis:

ASHLAND (Year-Round Programs)
Jerry Groce (jgroceusta10s@roadrunner.com)

BOWLING GREEN (Summer and Fall Programming)
Kerry Lancaster (kerry.lancaster@warren.kyschools.us)

ELIZABETHTOWN (Summer JTT, Fall Interscholastic)
Teri Christensen (tlc516@gmail.com)

FRANKFORT (Year-Round Programs)
Lauren Holder (pamelaholder8@yahoo.com)

GEORGETOWN (Year-Round Programs)
Michelle Jones (tennistn5@aol.com)

HENDERSON (Summer and Fall Programs)
Kim Poynter (kima@maddenco.com)

HOPKINSVILLE (10U Clinics/Camps)
Tim Autry (tautry47@gmail.com)

LEXINGTON (Year-Round Programs)
Amy Hisle/Brooks Lundy (brooks@ltctennis.com

LEXINGTON (Summer JTT, Fall Interscholastic)
John Herring (jherring@ddfky.com)

LEXINGTON (Summer JTT, Middle Schools, Winter JTT)
Christy Herring (playtennis@rocketmail.com)

LOUISVILLE (Summer JTT)
Vicki Noel (vickinoel@yahoo.com)


LOUISVILLE (Middle Schools)
Cissy Lehr (cissylehr@twc.com)

LOUISVILLE (Summer JTT, Middle Schools)
Lindagarde Dalton (lindagardedalton@gmail.com)

LOUISVILLE (10 and Under)
Dee Maynard (deemaynardky@gmail.com)

LOUISVILLE (Fall Interscholastic, 10 and Under)
Kellee Dicks (hsfalljtt@yahoo.com)

OWENSBORO (Summer JTT, Fall Interscholastic)
Noel Clayton (noelclayton@roadrunner.com

PADUCAH (Summer JTT, Fall Interscholastic)
Mark Prude (mprude@ashland.com)

VERSAILLES (Summer JTT, Middle Schools)
Rainey Johns (rjohns@vwcparksrec.com)

For more information about Junior Team Tennis, you contact the State League Coordinator, Bryan Hash, at 502-491-1290 or bhash@ustaky.com

 

 
 
 
 
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