Junior Tennis Junior Tennis 25 USTA Northern Junior Tennis Pathway STAGE Red Orange Yellow AGE 5 8 years 9 10 years 11+ years COURT SIZE 36 ˇ x 18 ˇ 60 ˇ x 21 ˇ singles 60 ˇ x 27 ˇ doubles 78 ˇ x 27 ˇ singles 78 ˇ x 36 ˇ doubles NET HEIGHT 2 ˇ9 ˛ 3 ˇ 3 ˇ BALL Very Low Compression Red Felt Low Compression Orange Felt
Page 2 of 11 Red Ball Tennis is played on a 36-foot court as described in Figure 8 of the USTA Regulations.The net shall be 33 inches (0.838m) high at center. The ball shall be a stage 3 (red) ball of any composition as described in
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Racquet size: 27 inches. Class length: 90 minutes on-court. JD Teens Elite (Ages: 13-17) Players continue to enhance their fundamentals and overall control. Game-based drills and ability to work cooperatively with a partner are highly emphasized at this level. Racquet size: 27 inches. Class length: 90 minutes on-court and 30 minutes off-court.
Since 9 and 10 year-olds are typically taller and stronger, their court needs to be bigger. The court dimensions are 60' long and 21' wide. By using temporary lines (throw- down lines, tape or chalk) as baselines, the length of the court can be shortened by 9' at both ends to make it a 60' length.
USTA Constitution and Bylaws, FRIEND AT COURT - The USTA Handbook of Tennis Rules and Regulations, apply to all matches played in USTA Junior Ranking Tournaments (unless modified by these USTA JUNIOR TOURNAMENT, RANKING, AND SANCTIONING REGULATIONS).
i. Matches will be played in accordance with all six Orange Ball Tennis elements: 1. Court size: 60-foot court 2. Racquet length: no longer than 25 inches 3. Net Height: 3 feet at center; 3 feet, 6 inches at net posts 4. Ball: orange dot low compression balls 5. Age: 7 to 10 ½ 6.
USTA Junior Tournaments are offered in a variety of formats, including individual, team, non-elimination and elimination. There are also competitions for wheelchair players. This wide range allows you to compete in a way that makes you feel comfortable, suits your level of play and helps you experience success.
USTA Junior Team Tennis brings together boys and girls, ages 6 to 18, to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles against other coed teams. Beyond being fun and a great form of exercise, Junior Team Tennis is a competitive, level-based environment that promotes individual growth, social growth and life skills. Learn More.