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Competition Squad USTA TEAM

2018-19 USTA Long Island Regional and Eastern Sectional competition team.

Fall outdoor/indoor team practices.
March thru May Regional Competition.

The SCJTL Competition Squad  USTA Team is a  competition team tennis experience in the USTA Junior Team Tennis (JTT) program, designed for success in USTA Regional, Sectional competition.
SCJTL USTA team matches arranged with USTA JTT teams and tennis club teams in Suffolk County and Long Island.
Team practices and matches provide valuable competition experiences.
Team practices include singles and doubles tactics, team work, competition prep, and Coach coordination.
2017 SCJTL Comp Squad USTA Team finished 3rd place (points based) - Beat the #1 team in head to head.

The 2019 USTA JTT season will feature a new format:

  • JTT Open Series Team Tournaments:
    Up to 3 tournaments for registered USTA JTT teams will be held starting February 2019 culminating with the Long Island Regional in May.
  • JTT Winter League /Non-League matches and events::
    Inter-club matches and team USTA JTT League and non-league competition events arranged with other JTT clubs and teams thrrough the season.
  • Inter-Regional Competition:
    Organized competition between JTT teams from Long Island, Metro (NYC) Westchester, and New Jersey regions.

2019 program development is expected to be completed by the end of December 2018.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Player Level:
    Age: 14yo to 18yo
    UTR Rating 5+. Click here to learn about UTR.
    SCJTL Skill Level: 45+

  • USTA Junior Membership required. Existing USTA membership applies.

  • Players must commit to all practice sessions and Regional playoff competition.

  • Must compete in at least 3 USTA Team matches/ tournament to qualify for Regionals.

    Click here for Program Skill Level details.

USTA Team Fees and Match info:

  • Team Registration fee: $65

  • Team season package = $350   
    Includes:
    4 team practices and 1 L.I. Regional Competition
    USTA Team shirt.

  • USTA Team members should be available to play 4 to 5 matches against other USTA JTT registered teams.
    Match fees = $50 

  • USTA Practice Invite Fee = $70
    Available to players invited to practices by Comp Squad Coaches.

How to Register for the Team

Contact SCJTL with interest in joining the team.
Call: 631-590-5019
Email: jimmyd@scjtl.org

Team roster will be developed.
Registration once teams are formed.

Click here to download info/ registration form.

Program Schedule

USTA Team 2018-19 schedule:

SCJTL USTA JTT teams to be formed for 2018-19 USTA JTT Competition.
Three teams formed to date. Spots open for girls on two teams.

Schedule of practices:

Practice 4: NYO Chps. preparation
Day: Friday
Date: February 8, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Location:
Sportime Kings Park

Practice 3:
Day: Friday
Date: November 30<< Held
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Location:
Sportime Kings Park

Practice 2:
Day: Saturday
Date: October 13
<< Held
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location:
SCJTL Training Center - Commack

Practice 1:
Day: Saturday
Date: September 29
<<Held
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location:
SCJTL Training Center - Commack



 

USTA JTT Tournament Season to start February 2019

USTA Team match announcements here:

JTT Non-League Match: SCJTL/EAC JTT Invitational

Away: Eastern Athletic Club- Blue Point
Day: Thursday
Date: December 27, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 4:00 pm
Match Fee: $50
Note:
Team non-league event..

2019 USTA Junior Team Tennis Championship Season*

JTT Tournament 1: New York Open JTT Chps.

Away: Carefree Racquet Club, Massapequa
Day:Saturday/Sunday
Date: February 9/10, 2019
Time: TBD
Match Fee: $50
Note:
Required for .

JTT Tournament 2: L.I.Spring JTT Challenge

Away: TBD
Day: Saturday
Date: April 13, 2019
Time: Required
Match Fee: $50
Note:
Required.

USTA JTT L. I. Regional Championships

Away:USTA BJK National Tennis Center
Day: Saturday
Date: May 18/19, 2019
Time: PM
Match Fee: Included in SCJTL JTT membership.
Note:
Required.

*Schedule subject to change.

  • USTA Eastern Inter-Regional Competition:
    Under Development: as of 12/5/18
    Invitation open to L.I. Regional Championship Team(s).
    Dates: May 2019 TBD
    Location: West Side Tennis Club
    Forest Hills, NY
    Format: Exciting match format under development.

Click for detailed information about the program, matches and competition, eligibility and more.

Click here for SCJTL USTA Team details and Info.

COACHING STAFF

Head Coaches:
Jimmy Delevante- Commack Boys V- Suffolk County Chps.
Joe Arias: Stony Brook School B/G V - Division 3 2nd Place

COMP SQUAD TEAM TRAINING RESOURCES

  • Used in Conjunction with Comp Squad USTA Team on court training session.
  • Downloads and videos supporting SCJTL USTA Team training themes.

SCJTL Competition Squad Training Site

Visit the SCJTL Comp Squad USTA Team on

Facebook

USTA Junior Team Tennis National web site.

Past SCJTL Competition Squat USTA Teams

2017 SCJTL USTA 18U Team


SCJTL Competition Squad placed 3rd in the 2017 USTA Long Island Regional held May 2017.

2016 SCJTL USTA 18U Team

SCJTL Competition Squad placed 3rd in the 2016 USTA Long Island Regional held May 2016.

2015 SCJTL USTA Teams

18U Regional Team - 14U Regional Team


2015 Long Island Regional 2nd Place


 

About the Program:

About USTA Junior Team Tennis:


USTA Jr. Team Tennis brings kids together in teams to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles against other teams. It promotes social skills and important values by fostering a spirit of cooperation and unity, as well as individual self-growth. Also, it’s a fun environment for kids in which they learn that succeeding is really more about how they play the game – win or lose
SCJTL USTA Team:
Boys and Girls 18+Under, 14+Under. Intermediate and Advanced Levels.
Number of players needed.:  8 per team Maximum - 4 boys and 4 girls

Matches and Competitions:
The SCJTL USTA JTT (Competition Squad or Comp squad) program is designed to compete and succeed in USTA L.I. Regional and Section competitions.
Matches will be scheduled between registered USTA JTT teams on Long Island. Competition includes organized team tournaments on Long Island and matches arranged with other registered USTA Junior team tennis teams during the season before the Long island Regional Championship.
Most matches will take place against other USTA JTT teams in Suffolk County. There is the possibility of playing against a team from Nassau County and other parts of the USTA Eastern Section.. 
Matches will be scheduled on Fridays and Sundays until the end of March.
Tournaments are scheduled on weekends.

Practices
Practices sessions take place outdoors at the SCJTL Training Center - Commack September/ October and indoors thru March at Sportime Kings Park.
Starting April 22, practices will take place outdoors at the SCJTL Training Center on the weekends in preparation for L.I. Regional Chps. competition.

Costs and fees:

USTA Team Fees

One-Time Seasonal Team Registration Fee: $65
SCJTL Competition Squad USTA Team shirt included.
Membership in all JTT event for calendar year September through August.

Team season package = $350   
Includes: 4 team practices and 1 L.I. Regional Championship.

Match fees = $50 - $60

i.  Includes mandatory team practices(4) and JTT Long Island Championship.
ii. Practice fees will be requested for additonal separate practice sessions if necessary.              
ii. Match fees for inter club competition may vary depending on the court charges from other clubs.
iii.Sectional competition fees will be based on court and staffing expenses explained before team commits to attend.

Commitment:
Registered members of the JTT Squad must commit attend all team practices, JTT League Tournaments, and the LI Regional Championship.
Each player must play a minimum of 3 sanctioned league matches to qualify for Regionals.
We expect to play 4 to 5 matches in addition to team tournaments before the L.I. Regional Chps. in May.
Schedule of matches will be provided. Registration for sectional/national events will be offered early enough in the event team qualifies so players may decide whether or not to commit to sectional/national play. Players willing to commit to the most amount of matches and competitions will receive priority consideration to be on the team.

Player Eligibility:

Skill and experience level: Players should have a minimum UTR 5. SCJTL Skill Level: 45+
All participants must be USTA junior members. I will need USTA member numbers to register the teams. You will need your USTA Member number to register for this team.
To join the USTA click: http://membership.usta.com/section/Individual-Family-Memberships/101.uts   

Age qualifications: Player must be within the age group during regional, sectional and national competition.
The monthly range is May 2018 thru August 2018.

Player Qualifications:

    • Boys and Girls ages 13 to 18.
    • Middle School, Junior Varsity and Varsity tennis teams experience.
    • UTR 5+
    • USTA Regional Level 3 and Sectional Level 2 and 1 tournament players.
    • SCJTL White and Blue Division level players.
    • SCJTL Skill Level rating: 45+.

Tryout and/or registration approval by SCJTL required.
Not sure or have a question about eligibility? Email SCJTL