USTA EASTERN PROGRAM OFFERINGS

10 & Under Player Development Opportunities

Early Development Camps (EDC) were introduced in the Eastern Section in 2014 for orange ball training. A new green ball Early Development Camp initiative has been developed by the USTA Player Development, which will be introduced in the Eastern Section in late 2016. 

  • Green ball EDCs will be focusing on dedicated 8 to 10-year-old tennis players. The goal is to bring the top green ball players together in a local area for intensive 4-hour green ball training sessions. Camp themes include: Changing from Defense to Offense and Becoming an Offensive Player.  
  • Orange ball EDCs are dedicated to 7 to 9-year-old tennis players. The goal is to bring the top orange ball players together in a local area for intensive 4-hour orange ball training sessions. Camp themes include: The Expert Rallyer, The Net Dominator and The All Court Player.

Each camp will include:

  • Athletic skill development
  • Technical and tactical tennis skill development
  • Competition, including singles and doubles
  • Parent information session

For more information, visit here or contact Kristina Demeo, Youth Development Specialist at demeo@eastern.usta.com.

Players may be selected through a “combine tryout,” recommendations from coaches, results at green ball tournaments and ranking/rating information. The USTA Eastern website will have schedules of EDC tryouts and camps in your area! Player commitment to attend both camps will be required.

Junior Team Tennis

If your kids love swinging a racquet, they’ll love it even more as part of a team. USTA Junior Team Tennis is designed for kids ages 5-18 and for players of all skill levels. Play in USTA Junior Team Tennis involves singles, doubles and mixed doubles. After school or on the weekends, you can be assured that your kids are getting a lot of play time and all the benefits that go with that: exercise, time with coaches, sharpening skills in matches and much more. It's all part of the USTA Junior Team Tennis timeline that begins today. Your first move is to contact your local coordinator to get started with the sport for a lifetime.

For more information visit here or contact Samantha Chin, Manager of Youth & Adult Programs at schin@eastern.usta.com.

Junior Tournaments

When your child is ready to compete, there is no better way to start than with USTA Junior Tournaments. Junior Tournaments are great for kids who want to test their games, get out on the court and make new friends along the way. There is local competition for kids of all levels – entry-level, intermediate and advanced –and as age and ability advance, there are also national level tournaments.  

USTA Junior Tournaments are offered in a variety of formats, including individual, team, non-elimination and elimination. This allows kids to compete in a way that makes them feel comfortable, that matches their level of play and helps them to experience success.

Junior Tournaments help kids take their game as far as they want – high school, college or pros – or just have fun competing, all while advancing as players. 

Competition in USTA Junior Tournaments does require a USTA Membership.

For more information, visit here or contact Rob Festa, Manager of Tournaments & Rankings at festa@eastern.usta.com