News & Features
Schedule of USTA Town Hall Meetings for Junior Competition Changes
by TennisRecruiting.net, 27 November 2012
|Share: || || |
Last spring, the USTA had proposed revolutionary changes to USTA junior competition, emphasizing local and sectional play and reducing opportunities for competing nationally. Many of these changes were scheduled to go into effect in January 2013. You can click here for an overview of the proposed changes.
These junior competition changes were met with some concern from the tennis community, and the USTA decided to postpone such changes until at least January 2014. The USTA also decided to conduct a series of "Town Hall Listening Meetings" where industry representatives, parents, coaches, players, tournament directors, USTA representatives, and other interested parties would discuss and refine the proposed changes to the Junior Competition Schedule.
There are now a number of dates on the calendar for these listening meetings. Take a look at the schedule below for Winter 2012-13 and, if you are interested, find one that is convenient and appropriate for you to attend. Note that the schedule is subject to change - and that webinars are planned for January and February for those unable to attend a meeting.
The first two meetings have already occurred. The Parenting Aces Blog has great notes from both the Nov. 17 and Nov. 24 sessions.
Note also that the USTA has set up an email address - [email protected] - for people to use to submit feedback.
|November 17 ||Mid Atlantic Annual Meeting ||Reston, VA ||Scott Schultz / Lew Brewer |
|November 24 ||BG14s ||Rocky Hill, CT ||Dave Haggerty, Kurt Kamperman |
|December 16 ||ITA Convention (ITA attendees only) ||Naples, FL ||Jon Vegosen, Bill Mountford / Lew Brewer |
|December 26 ||BG16 BG18 National Winter Championships ||Scottsdale, AZ ||Dave Haggerty, Kurt Kamperman / Tim Russell, Lew Brewer |
|December 27 ||BG12 BG14 National Winter Championships ||Tucson, AZ ||Dave Haggerty, Kurt Kamperman / Lew Brewer |
|January 10 - 13 ||Southern Annual Meeting ||Atlanta, GA ||Gordon Smith, Craig Jones / Lew Brewer |
|February 15 - 17 ||Texas Annual Meeting ||Grapevine, TX ||Dave Haggerty / Steve Cobb |
Leave a Comment
More Special Features
ITA Summer Circuit Schedule
The ITA Summer Circuit provides college, junior, and alumni tennis
players the opportunity to compete in organized events virtually year
round. Although the primary focus of the circuit is to provide
incoming freshmen and collegiate players the chance to play in the
summer months, these events are "open", so anyone is eligible to
ImRecruitable College Exposure Series
The ImRecruitable College Exposure Series is designed toÂ provide
players with a unique opportunity to train like a college tennis
player on court with top U.S. college coaches and play in competitive
matches. Check out the event schedule for the year - starting with the
College Tennis Exposure Camp on campus at Penn June 19-21.
Former College Stars, Juniors Take BNP Paribas Open Challenge
It's one of the longest of longshots in tennis. Winning six or seven
straight matches to reach just the qualifying stage of an ATP or WTA
tennis event is considered a longshot. Thousands now try it each
summer with the USTA's U.S. Open National Playoffs, and a couple
hundred more try it each year in Indian Wells, Calif., as the people
behind the BNP Paribas Open host the BNP Paribas Open Challenge.
Several junior and college stars are among them.