USTA Jr. Team Tennis League at NTC
Junior Team Tennis (JTT): Naperville Tennis Club’s JTT Travel Team Program provides a positive learning environment to develop our players. Team Tennis is fun which develops players’ passion for the game, so that each player has a strong desire to fulfill their potential. Match experience is critical in player development and drives their improvement. This season’s team program includes matches, drills, and practices in addition to inter-club competition.
Attention HS Players
Please signup immediately. The fee is $245 and can be submitted online HERE. This is a first come first served program! The complete schedule will be available soon and will be published on our website.
6 matches – between December and February inclusive. High School Division events are usually duals (one opponent is played), but may also be scheduled as a double header in which players will play 2 different teams. Double Headers are preferred and this is determined by the court time available at various clubs and the number of teams in the league. High school matches include doubles and mixed doubles and a ‘coaches choice’ round of doubles with players alternating play and staying oncourt to cheer on their teammates as they compete.
Teams are a min of 4 players and a max of 6 players.
After we receive payment, you will receive notification when your player is placed on a team. Additional information regarding Weather Events, Make Up Policy, Roster and Team Size can be found on NTC’s website shortly.
Junior High and Elementary Aged Players
This year’s team program includes matches, drills, practices & inter-club in addition to intra-club tennis fun.
The complete schedule will not be available until Naperville Tennis Club and the other clubs in the league have submitted their teams and court availability, but here is what we do know.
10U (orange & green), 12U, and 14U Flight 1 and Flight 2 Divisions: December through May with both singles and doubles matches. Signup deadline ASAP, then as needed to complete rosters.
- 5 intra-club matches, approx. 2 hours for 12U and 14U, some may be double headers (in which two matches are played during the event, approx. 4 hours), rather than dual (one match between two teams) which is standard for 10U Green. 10U Orange are all 90 minute dual matches.
- Matches include singles, doubles and mixed doubles with players alternating play and staying on the court to cheer on their teammates as they compete.
- A player parent or coach is on-court at all matches, providing feedback and encouraging team camaraderie.
- 2 additional events – 1 is a Kickoff Event on Saturday 12/12 and one is a Season Finale Event yet to be scheduled. The additional events will be a combination of drills and games to sharpen the team and build team camaraderie, help with partnering formation, and allow the coaches to best coach their teams.
Price Information 10U, 12U, 14U Divisions
13+ hours of on-court professional coaching, a travel team t-shirt, and immeasurable game development and FUN all for one low price:
The per player cost for the JTT season is $365. The $365 JTT fee can be submitted HERE.
Advancing vs Non-Advancing Teams. USTA JTT Teams are categorized as either advancing or non-advancing. Teams which are advancing require that all team members have a USTA membership; non-advancing teams do not require USTA membership. Advancing teams that do well, have the potential to advance beyond this area for ever-increasingly competitive matches all the way to a national level competition. Advancing is not available for the High School division. League District Championships are in May, with those teams progressing having Sectionals in Indy in July.
Weather. Every attempt will be made by every club to reschedule weather/snow cancellations – NTC will reschedule with, worst case, the event being an interclub one.
Make Up Policy. Any match a season-committed team member does not play, except last minute (48 hour) cancellation without an available alternate, the player will be provided a free iCompete Event Voucher for them to use at an NTC-hosted event of their choice.
Roster and Team Size. Ideally teams are formed with a roster size of 8 or 9 players with the minimum allowed for competition being four. When possible, clubs will add a court so that larger teams can get more tennis played. When that is not possible, NTC will limit their teams to six players. The first match in which not all of the available players can be fielded, players will be selected on a first come first served basis with, ideally, 3 boys and 3 girls. Those who were available and have sat out, 1) will receive a voucher for an NTC hosted iCompete Event and 2) will be recorded as having sat out. They will not sit out for another match for which they are available until everyone else on the team has sat out once. If a second sit out is needed, it will again be decided on first come first served availability basis.
JTT Players will receive positive reinforcement to develop self-confidence. They will be encouraged to take risks and make mistakes. Learning through risks and failures fuels creative point play and supports active positive decision making on (and off) the court.
Questions: Contact Amanda Hanlon at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
We’re excited to launch the JTT Co-ed Travel Team program for the season – hope to see you on the courts!