Junior Tournament Levels

Below you'll find the general information for the various Junior Tournament Levels.

What Tournament Level Is Right For You?

There are Junior Tournaments for all players whether you are entry-level, intermediate, or advanced. Use the chart below to find out what Junior Tournament Level is right for you.

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Player Level Definition Levels
Entry-Level Players who are new to tournament play. Levels 8 & 9
Intermediate Players who have some experience and want to earn ranking points. Level 7
Advanced Players who are very experienced seeking to compete at higher levels in Florida and/or Nationally. Levels 1-6

Level 9 (Entry-Level)

A fun way for youth tennis players to gain experience on the court in a no-pressure environment

Red Ball Orange Ball Green Ball Yellow Ball

  • For ages 18 & Under
  • Red (10U), Orange, Green, or Yellow ball
  • Tournaments are half-day to one-day events
  • Matches are timed
  • Players must know how to serve, rally and score
  • Players learn and gain match experience
  • Fun and supportive atmosphere
  • Mandatory Court Monitors
  • Non-elimination format
  • No ranking points awarded
Find Level 9 Tournaments

Level 8 (Entry-Level)

The perfect start for the new player in a fun, supportive atmosphere

Orange Ball Green Ball Yellow Ball

  • Limited to players ranked 400 and above on the USTA Florida Standings List
  • Orange, Green, or Yellow ball
  • Most tournaments finish in 1 day and play multiple matches
  • Modified scoring and draw formats
  • Players must know how to serve, rally and score
  • Non-elimination format
  • No ranking points awarded
Find Level 8 Tournaments

Level 7 (Intermediate)

The 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

Orange Ball Yellow Ball

  • These tournaments are great for the player starting their junior competitive career and are interested in establishing a ranking
  • Orange or Yellow ball
  • Players are guaranteed 2 matches
  • Players should have experienced some success in Level 8 tournaments
  • These tournaments count for a USTA Florida Ranking
Find Level 7 Tournaments

Level 6 (Advanced)

These tournaments are for the more serious junior competitive player.

Green Ball Yellow Ball

  • These tournaments are for the more serious junior competitive player. Players are guaranteed 2 singles matches
  • Green or Yellow ball
  • Players should have experienced some success in Level 7 tournaments
  • These tournaments count for a USTA Florida Ranking with a higher ranking value than the Level 7
Find Level 6 Tournaments

Level 5 (Advanced)

These tournaments are held six times per year where the top players in the state come to compete.  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

  • Yellow ball
  • The top ranked players are selected from those that apply
  • 4 of the Level 5s will offer doubles in addition to singles
  • These tournaments count for a USTA Florida Ranking with a higher ranking value than the Level 6
Find Level 5 Tournaments

Level 4 (Advanced)

32 players are selected and tournaments are held one time per month.  More ranking points are offered which sometimes attracts the higher ranked player

Green Ball Yellow Ball

  • There are 4 level 4 tournaments. The top 32 players that apply are selected
  • Green or Yellow ball
  • These tournaments count for a USTA Florida Ranking with a higher ranking value than the Level 5 and and also count for a USTA National Ranking
  • USTA National also offers L4 tournaments titled “Open and Closed Regionals” held around the country
  • Level 4 National tournaments played in Florida may count for a FL ranking as well as a national ranking
Find Level 4 Tournaments

Level 3 (Advanced)

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

Green Ball Yellow Ball

  • These tournaments count for a USTA Florida Ranking and a USTA National Ranking
  • Green or Yellow ball
  • There are also Level 3 National Tournaments titled “National Selection Tournaments.”
  • Level 3 National tournaments played in Florida may count for a FL ranking as well as a national ranking
Find Level 3 Tournaments

Level 2 (Advanced)

These tournaments consist of “National Opens”and Zonal Team Competition.  These Tournaments are held around the United States

Yellow Ball

  • These tournaments are held around the United States
  • Zonals and Level 2 tournaments played in Florida may count for a USTA Florida Ranking as well as the USTA National Ranking
Find Level 2 Tournaments

Level 1 (Advanced)

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

Yellow Ball

These tournaments count for a USTA Florida Ranking and a USTA National Ranking

 

Find Level 1 Tournaments

Contact Information

Ann Brown
Ann Brown
Competitive Education Coordinator
(386) 671-8942
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Andy Gladstone
Andy Gladstone
Player Development Coordinator
(386) 671-8931
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Thad Hawkes
Entry Level Tournament Coordinator
(386) 671-8944
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