Important Update

USTA Florida is eager to resume Youth and Adult Tournaments in many Florida communities. We recognize that many facilities are not yet ready to host tournaments and that some facilities and communities may be subject to additional restrictions or guidelines when hosting these events. For those who are ready to host a tournament, we ask players and providers to work together to follow all USTA Florida Youth and Adult Tournament safety guidelines and any additional recommendations that pertain to your area.

For the full list of tournament guidelines, please view the USTA Florida Youth and Adult Tournament Safety Guidelines or visit ustaflorida.com/coronavirus for more information.

For frequently asked questions regarding resumption of Junior Tournaments visit our Here To Serve page.


Find Upcoming Tournaments By Level

Level 7 (Intermediate)

These tournaments are great for the player starting their junior competitive career.  Players should have basic match experience and have completed a number of practice matches.  Players are guaranteed 2 matches.

  • Yellow ball
  • Open to players from any USTA section
  • Players are guaranteed 2 matches
  • Event Duration: Up to 1 day
  • Florida Draw Formats:
    • Round robin
    • Round robin with playoff
    • Compass draw
    • Team format
  • Max Draw Size per Age Division: 16 singles
  • Florida Scoring Formats:
    • Short sets (first to 4 games)
    • Best 2 of 3 short sets (3rd set is a 7 point tiebreak)
    • Single set (first to 6 games, 7-point tiebreak at 6 all)
    • Timed matches
    • Match 10-point tiebreak (doubles only)

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Level 6 (Intermediate)

These tournaments are for the more serious junior competitive player.

  • Yellow ball
  • Open to players from any USTA section
  • Players are guaranteed 2 singles matches
  • Event Duration: Up to 2 days
  • Florida Draw Formats:
    • Round robin
    • Round robin with playoff
    • Compass draw
    • Team format
    • Feed-in to quarterfinals
  • Max Draw Size per Age Division: 16 Singles (can have multiple draws per age Division)
  • Florida Scoring Formats:
    • Best 2 of 3 sets (3rd set is 10-point tiebreak)
    • Best 2 of 3 short sets (3rd set is 7-point tiebreak)
    • 8 game pro-set
    • Best 2 of 3, 10-point tiebreak games
    • Single set (doubles only)

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Level 5 (Advanced)

The draw sizes for level 5 tournaments are either a 32 or a 64.  Players are also given the opportunity to play doubles in addition to singles.

  • Yellow ball
  • Open to players from any USTA section
  • The top ranked players are selected from those that apply
  • Event Duration: Up to 3 days
  • Florida Draw Formats:
    • Compass draw
    • Team format
    • Feed-in to round of 16 or quarterfinals
    • First match consolation
  • Max Draw Size per Age Division:
    • 64 or 32 Singles Only
    • 32 – 16 Singles W/Double
  • Florida Scoring Formats:
    • Best 2 of 3 tiebreak set
    • Best 2 of 3 short sets (3rd set is 10-point tiebreak)
    • Best 2 of 3 short sets (3rd set is 7-point tiebreak)
    • 8 game pro-set (doubles only)
    • Single set (doubles only)

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Level 4 (Advanced)

More ranking points are offered which sometimes attracts the higher ranked player.

  • Yellow ball
  • These tournaments count for a higher ranking value than Level 5, and also count toward the player’s USTA National Ranking
  • Event Duration: Up to 4 days
  • Florida Draw Formats:
    • Compass draw
    • Team format
    • Feed-in to round of 16 or quarterfinals
    • First match consolation
  • Max Draw Size per Age Division:
    • 64 or 32 Singles Only 
    • 32 – 16 Singles W/Double
  • Florida Scoring Formats:
    • Best 2 of 3 tiebreak set
    • Best 2 of 3 short sets (3rd set is 10-point tiebreak)
    • Best 2 of 3 short sets (3rd set is 7-point tiebreak)
    • 8 game pro-set (doubles only)
    • Single set (doubles only)

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Level 3 (Advanced)

There are two Level 3 singles & 2 doubles tournaments – USTA Florida Winter Championships and the “Bobby Curtis” Junior State Championships & the USTA FL “Bobby Curtis” Doubles Championship.

  • Yellow ball
  • Closed to players from Florida section
  • Event Duration: 3+ days
  • Florida Draw Formats:
    • Compass draw
    • Team format
    • Feed-in to round of 16 or quarterfinals
  • Max Draw Size per Age Division:
    • 64 or 32 Singles Only 
    • 32 Doubles
  • Florida Scoring Formats:
    • Best 2 of 3 tiebreak set
    • Best 2 of 3 short sets (3rd set is 10-point tiebreak)
    • Best 2 of 3 short sets (3rd set is 7-point tiebreak)
    • 8 game pro-set (doubles only)
    • Single set (doubles only)

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Level 2 (Advanced)

These tournaments consist of “National Selection” and Zonal Team Competition. 

  • Yellow Ball
  • USTA National Event
  • These tournaments are held around the United States
  • Zonals and Level 2 tournaments played in Florida may count for a USTA National Ranking

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Level 1 (Advanced)

These tournaments are the highest level of competitive tennis in the United States.  These tournament are for players who have earned a high enough ranking in order to gain entry.

  • USTA National Event

These tournaments count for a USTA National Ranking.

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General Rankings FAQs

  • USTA Florida sanctioned tournaments (Level 3-7)
  • All tournaments on the USTA National Junior schedule
  • Results of workshops, exhibitions, or unsanctioned tournaments will not be counted toward the point tabulations.
  • Players are awarded ranking points in the 12s through 18s divisions. USTA Florida does not rank players in the 10 and under division.

USTA Junior Player Promise

I recognize that tennis is a sport that places the responsibility for fair play on me.

I promise to abide by the rules of the game, which require me to give the benefit of the doubt to my opponent.

At all times I shall strive to compete with the true spirit of sportsmanship, recognizing that my behavior on the court is a direct reflection of my character.

Whether this match ends with my victory or defeat, I promise to conduct myself in a way that honors my opponents, my team, those who support me, and the game of tennis.

Additional Resources

Have Questions Or Need Assistance?

We are here to help. Check out the USTA National Help Desk for more answers to your questions.

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Thad Hawkes

Youth Program Coordinator

(407) 955-4178

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Nolan Brewer

Youth Individual Play Coordinator

(407) 955-4834

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