The new year is settling in and one of the best parts of Junior Tennis is ready to kick off its 2023 campaign. That’s right, the Spring Junior Team Tennis (JTT) season is finally upon us with leagues across the state starting as early as February 11.
Junior Team Tennis provides kids from ages 6-18 an opportunity to play on compatible teams of similar age and skill levels. With beginner all the way to advanced levels, JTT is a great program for all kids that want to get involved or stay active in the sport. Green ball is available for 12 and under divisions and below, while yellow ball is available for anyone competing in the 12 and under divisions or above.
Multiple leagues across the entire state are set to begin in the upcoming weeks, with hundreds of Florida players ready to hit the courts. JTT is currently being offered in 19 different counties, and registration is still open.
USTA Florida offers leagues in the following areas:
- Alachua/Marion Counties
- Broward County
- Duval/St. Johns Counties
- Escambia/Santa Rosa Counties
- Fort Walton Beach/Okaloosa Counties
- Martin/St. Lucie Counties
- Miami-Dade County
- Orange/Seminole Counties
- Palm Beach County
- Pinellas/Hillsborough Counties
- Volusia/Flagler Counties
USTA Florida Youth Team Play Manager Liz Spicer is excited about the new season and is looking forward to 2023. “Last year was such a successful year for JTT and the tennis community,” she said. “This year we expect even more registrations and are ecstatic to see kids of all ages and skill get the chance to play tennis on a team of peers.”
Leagues are starting soon, and spots are filling up fast, so make sure you register as quickly as possible to participate in the Spring JTT Season.
For the top performing teams in each region, the 2023 Spring JTT State Championship will take place on June 3 and June 4 at Sanlando Tennis Center. Last year’s Fall State Championship saw over 30 teams fighting for the honors of best in the state.
If you miss out on the Spring Season, you don’t need to worry because the Fall season will start in August, with the State Championship happening on December 9 and December 10.
Tennis is beyond an individual sport and JTT does a great job promoting that to children at a young age. When they move on to high school and college, there is a team aspect to the game and they will know what it’s like to compete within that environment and be better prepared.
For more information on Junior Team Tennis, visit www.ustaflorida.com/JTT. For questions about the program or if you want to start a JTT league in your area, please contact Liz Spicer at firstname.lastname@example.org.