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Buffalo Junior Team Tennis Kickoff Event to be Held January 11

December 12, 2014 01:40 PM

USTA Eastern’s Buffalo area will hold its Junior Team Tennis (JTT) kickoff and registration event on Sunday, January 11 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at South Towns Tennis Club. During the kickoff event junior players will have the opportunity to participate in shortened matches in a fun, social atmosphere.

The kickoff event is free. Prior to attending all players must register by calling South Towns Tennis Club (716-662-9396) or emailing jrteamtennisbuffalo@gmail.com.

"Kids ages 8 to 18 years of age can join one of the local leagues where they can get plenty of match play in a team setting, make friends and have a lot of fun,”  Maria Lirio, USTA Eastern’s manager of Junior Team Tennis said. “When a child is able to succeed right away in tennis, it’s love at first sight."

Established in 1991, USTA Junior Team Tennis provides youth with all of the health and social benefits of tennis in a co-ed, fun and competitive team environment, and allows participants to compete with and against individuals of similar skill and age levels. USTA Junior Team Tennis is also a fun environment for kids to learn that succeeding is really more about how they play the game—win or lose.


“Players get a chance to practice the tennis skills they learn in lessons in the fun and competitive Junior Team Tennis match format,” Katherine Connelly, Buffalo’s Junior Team Tennis director said. “The JTT players improve their singles, doubles and mixed doubles games, while making new friends.”

Buffalo Junior Team Tennis is made available through the Buffalo Niagara Community Tennis Association. For additional information visit, bncta.org.


USTA Eastern’s Buffalo Junior Team Tennis Winter Session Information:

Age: 8 & Under, 10 & Under, 12 & Under, 14 & Under, 18 & Under

Format: Each player will compete in one set (first to 6), no-ad doubles and singles match (both gender-based). A tiebreaker will be played at 5-5. Co-ed teams with a minimum of three girls and three boys are required for singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. An 8 & Under division has been added, allowing children to compete using red balls and smaller nets. In addition, the 10 & Under division uses the USTA 10 and Under format, including court size, scoring and balls.

Location: Matches will be played at area indoor tennis clubs on weekend afternoons and evenings from January to April.

Fees: Tennis Link registration: $24, $10 per match, USTA Junior Membership required

To register: Visit www.ustajtt.com or click here.

Questions: Email jrteamtennisbuffalo@gmail.com