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JUNIOR CIRCUIT

JUNIOR TENNIS  |  USTA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

JUNIOR CIRCUIT

JUNIOR TENNIS
USTA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Junior Tennis

WELCOME TO THE USTA JUNIOR CIRCUIT

For players looking to get started with individual match play, the USTA recommends starting in the USTA Junior Circuit events. These are non-ranking events that allow players to gain match experience in a tournament setting while still focusing on having fun.

No USTA ranking points are awarded at Junior Circuit events, but PlayTracker points are earned for players ages 10 & under. Events are one-day and last two to four hours, with non-elimination round robin play. They’re open to all players ages 7-18 who are able to serve, maintain a rally, and keep score.

Once players achieve success at a USTA Junior Circuit, the USTA recommends Level 7 USTA Junior Tournaments in order to start earning national ranking points.

GREEN BALL

The 2024 Green Ball Grand Prix Circuit is designed for 10U players.

Top 10U Grand Prix point earners from the Green Ball Grand Prix will be invited to participate in an end of the season Early Development Camp.

All players will be on the USTA Net Generation Junior Pathway advancing to yellow ball, and all will receive Net Generation PlayTracker points. USTA Junior Circuits don’t grant National ranking points.

10U Green Ball Grand Prix Circuit points will be displayed on the Match Tennis App. Match Tennis App will publish the Grand Prix standings weekly.

To join the Green Ball Junior Circuit, players must be either:

  • Nine years old.
  • Have earned 1,000 orange ball play points.
  • OR – at least seven years of age and successfully assessed by a Safe Play approved USPTA or PTR* certified coach that has completed the Net Generation assessment training. Learn how to use the assessment tool here.

GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT SEASON

The Winter Green Ball Grand Prix season will run from December 1, 2023 – February 25, 2024 with the end of the season camp held on March 16-17, 2024 at Costa Mesa Tennis Center. The last Grand Prix Tournament date that will count towards the points race for the 10U Early Development Camp will be February 25, 2024. Invites will go out by March 1, 2024.

The Spring/Summer Green Ball Grand Prix season will run from March 2 – June 16, 2024 with the end of the season camp held on July 13-14, 2024. The site of this will be announced later this year. The last Grand Prix Tournament date that will count towards the points race for the 10U Early Development Camp will be June 16, 2024. Invites will go out by June 21, 2024.

The Fall Green Ball Grand Prix season will run from June 17, 2024 -October 20, 2024 with the end of the season camp held on November 9-10, 2024. The site of this will be announced later this year. The last Grand Prix Tournament date that will count towards the points race for the 10U Early Development Camp will be October 20, 2024. Invites will go out by October 25, 2024.

SELECTION FOR 10U GREEN BALL DEVELOPMENT CAMP

Players will be invited by their point standing in the Grand Prix race. Twelve girls and twelve boys will be invited to each Early Development Camp. No wildcards will be awarded to players for selection into this camp. This two-day camp will include an introduction to the training curriculums and the second portion focuses on match play.

If there is a tie in the standings, it will be broken by World Tennis Number (WTN).

2024 GREEN BALL JUNIOR CIRCUIT SCHEDULE

The schedule for the 2024 10U Green Ball Grand Prix Junior Circuit can be found under the Upcoming Events tab below.

How to search for a tournament: Visit PlayTennis here. Please type in the CITY and STATE into the appropriate search fields.

How to register for the tournament: Please see this Customer Care article for more steps.

How to withdraw from a tournament: Please see this Customer Care article for more steps.

Boys’ Standings – Top 10
Last Updated: May 29, 2024

1.Tudor Tepelus136
2.Rayaan Khan136
3.Yanxi Huang128
4.Jordan Kostadinov112
5.Richard Reed96
6.Maverick Hornok88
7.Nikola Qiu88
8.Caleb Conrad80
9.Henry Mateljan80
10.Konstantin Michaloudis80


Girls’ Standings – Top 10
Last Updated: May 29, 2024

1.Ella Kukura248
2.Christina Cui150
3.Monroe Kelly152
4.Emi Kato136
5.Saya Vu120
6.Kara Chin112
7.Aubree Ton96
8.Savannah Kao96
9.Yana Nunn88
10.Madison Shen88

These are 10U Green Ball events that count towards the Net Generation Play Tracker. Dates and events are subject to change. All Green Ball events are part of the 10U Green Ball Grand Prix.

MAY 2024

May 18-19 – Braemar Country Club

May 19 – Match Point Tennis Academy
May 19 – Seal Beach Tennis Center

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YELLOW BALL

The 10U Yellow Ball Grand Prix Junior Circuit is a supplemental pathway for 10U players who have met the required play tracker points to advance to yellow ball play. 10U players can now play within their age group using yellow balls before they advance to 12U yellow ball events. 

10U Yellow Ball Junior Circuit competitors will accumulate Grand Prix points. 10U Yellow Ball competitors do not collect Net Generation Play Tracker Points or National ranking points.

The top 10 & Under Grand Prix point earners from the Yellow Ball Grand Prix will be invited to participate in an end of the season Early Development Camp.

10U Yellow Ball Grand Prix Circuit points will be displayed on the Match Tennis App. Match Tennis App will publish the Grand Prix standings bi-weekly.

In order to play in the Yellow Ball Junior Circuit, a player must have met the required 1500 PlayTracker points from playing 10U Green Ball Tournaments. At least 1000 of those points must come from win points.

This Grand Prix Race is restricted to players residing in Southern California.

GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT SEASON

The Winter Yellow Ball Grand Prix season will run from December 1, 2023 – February 25, 2024 with the end of the season camp held on March 16-17 at Costa Mesa Tennis Center. The last Grand Prix Tournament date that will count towards the points race for the 10U Early Development Camp will be February 25, 2024. Invites will go out by March 1, 2024.

The Spring/Summer Yellow Ball Grand Prix season will run from March 2, 2024 – June 16, 2024 with the end of the season camp held on July 13-14, 2024. The site of this will be announced later this year. The last Grand Prix Tournament date that will count towards the points race for the 10U Early Development Camp will be June 16, 2024. Invites will go out by June 21, 2024.

The Fall Yellow Ball Grand Prix season will run from June 16, 2024 – October 20, 2024 with the end of the season camp held on November 9-10, 2024. The site of this will be announced later this year. The last Grand Prix Tournament date that will count towards the points race for the 10U Early Development Camp will be October 20, 2024. Invites will go out by October 25, 2024.

SELECTION FOR 10U YELLOW BALL DEVELOPMENT CAMP

Players will be invited by their point standing in the Grand Prix race. Eight girls and eight boys will be invited to each Early Development Camp. No wildcards will be awarded to players for selection into this camp. This two-day camp will include an introduction to the training curriculums and the second portion focuses on match play.

If there is a tie in the standings, it will be broken by World Tennis Number (WTN).

2024 YELLOW BALL JUNIOR CIRCUIT SCHEDULE

The schedule for the 2024 10U Yellow Ball Grand Prix Junior Circuit can be found under the Upcoming Events tab below.

How to search for a tournament: Visit PlayTennis here. Please type in the CITY and STATE into the appropriate search fields.

How to register for the tournament: Please see this Customer Care article for more steps.

How to withdraw from a tournament: Please see this Customer Care article for more steps.

Boys’ Standings – Top 10
Last Updated: May 29, 2024

1.Xiaoyan Ni96
2.Noah Feigenbaum88
3.Gavin Mathews88
4.Ramadan Karigul80
5.Vivaan Gowda72
6.Matthew Johnson72
7.Bradley Zhao48
8.Charles Sun48
9.Vito Rondani40
10.Liam Wong40

 

Girls’ Standings – Top 10
Last Updated: May 22, 2024

1.Anna Mushyan16
2.Emily Lam8
3.Lyara Le8
4.Boyang Mou8
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These are 10U Yellow Ball events that count towards the Net Generation Play Tracker. Dates and events are subject to change. 

MAY 2024

May 19 – Match Point Tennis Academy

May 19 – Seal Beach Tennis Center

ORANGE BALL

Orange ball events count towards the Net Generation Play Tracker.

Upcoming 10U Orange Ball events include:

MAY 2024

May 19 – Match Point Tennis Academy
May 19 – Seal Beach Tennis Center
May 25 – Patel Tennis

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