Junior Team Tennis Fall Section Championships - USTA Southern California

Junior Team Tennis





Junior Team Tennis

DECEMBER 10-11, 2022

Junior Team Tennis Fall 2022 Section Championships
Palm Desert & Rancho Mirage, CA

Tournament Director:

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

41000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Palm Valley Country Club

39205 Palm Valley Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Mission Hills Country Club

34600 Mission Hills Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Residence Inn by Marriott – Palm Desert

38305 Cook St.
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Rate: $189/night + applicable taxes

Click here to book the Residence Inn by Marriott.

Courtyard by Marriott – Palm Desert

74895 Frank Sinatra Dr.
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Rates: 1 and 2 bedroom suites with kitchens from $209-$229/night + applicable taxes.

Click here to book the Courtyard by Marriott.

Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa

71777 Dinah Shore Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Traditional Double Queen Rooms: $159+ applicable tax per night.

Click here to book the Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa.

Miramonte Resort & Spa

45000 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210

Guests may call into our reservations line (800) 772-8527 and mention they are with “Junior
Team Tennis Champions 2022.”

Rate: $149/night + applicable taxes and $15 resort fee

Click here to book the Miramonte Resort & Spa.

Trevor Kronemann – Executive Director
Dianne Matias – Director of Junior Tennis
Maria Goldberg – Director of Adult Tennis
Jeanette Lee – Area League Coordinator
Jill Cosgrove – Area League Coordinator
Tony Chatfield – Area League Coordinator
Scott Fenton – Area League Coordinator
Darryl Nash – Director of Communications
Laurel Smith – Officials

Registration deadline is November 30 – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Team Coaches/Managers are required to complete ALL registrations.

Registration Fee and Deposit

$30 per player + Active.com fee and a $100.00 team deposit is required. Credit cards will not be charged for the team deposit unless a team fails to complete all scheduled matches over the two days of the Section Championships, or withdraws from this event after December 2. Note that six eligible players are required to be available for each match.

TennisLink Online Registration

Each team must register through TennisLink. Area League Coordinators have submitted qualified team names and numbers to the section office. Championship Division numbers are required to register teams. Teams participating via an Invitational Application will be given a Team ID# prior to registering for the Championships. Please contact your Area League Coordinator.

TennisLink Championship Division Registration ID Numbers

10U Green Ball Advanced – 20300
12U 2.4 & Below – 20299
12U 2.9 & Below – 20301
12U 3.4/3.5 Combo – 20302
14U 2.4 & Below – 20303
14U 2.9 & Below – 20297
14U 3.4/3.5 Combo – 20296
18U Girls 2.4 & Below – 20304
18U Girls 2.9 & Below – 20295
18U Girls 3.4/3.5 Combo – 20294

TennisLink Registration Instructions

#1 – Go to usta.com, click on TennisLink, and select Junior Team Tennis.
#2 – On the bottom right side under options, select Championship Registration.
#3 – Enter the corresponding registration number for a division.
#4 – Enter the team number (multiple teams can be registered in this process. Be sure to use corresponding division ID numbers).
#5 – Click Proceed to Checkout.
#6 – Provide the credit card information that is required.

Note: Only the $30 per player entry + Active.com fee will be charged during the registration process. TennisLink will not put a hold on your account or charge the $100.00 deposit amount. However, TennisLink will confirm that sufficient funds are available on your credit card if the deposit is forfeited to the USTA Southern California
due to team defaults or withdraws.

Team Roster Form

This form must be completed by the team coach/manager, and submitted at time of registration.

Player Release & Waiver Form

This form must be completed and submitted by each participating player’s parent by Monday,
December 5.


– All team members must be registered in TennisLink and have local play history in the Fall 2022 season to include: Two complete individual matches, which may include one on site default or recorded ALC approved exhibition match.

– Players must not “age up” before September 17, 2022.

– Players may only participate for one team at the Section Championships.

– Six eligible players are required for each match.

– Individual match line defaults will result in full team disqualification.


If a team falls below the required six players, they may substitute a maximum of one eligible player from the same league of the same or lower level if approved by the tournament committee.

Prior to the start of the tournament, if a team cannot meet the minimum six eligible players required, it will forfeit the invitation. Every effort will be made to replace the team with one from the same or possibly different area.

Order of Strength

Players must play in the order of strength. The order of strength will be recorded via the Team Order of Strength Form (submitted by team manager during registration). All players participating must be listed on this form. Team match line-ups can be submitted prior to each match as follows:

– Any two players are permitted to play singles, with the highest player selected playing the number one singles position. The remaining players will make up the doubles teams. The ranking of the doubles teams will be determined by the sum of the players listed from the Order of Strength Form. The lowest total sum of the two players selected will play the number one doubles position. If the two doubles teams sum is equal, the highest individual player from the two doubles teams will play in the number one doubles position.

– Listing more players than will join the team on the Team Order of Strength Form will result in the team being disqualified from the Section Championships.

Defaults & Withdrawals

In the Section Championships round robin formats, failure by a team to play all scheduled matches is detrimental to the experience of all participants and the success of the tournament. To ensure a successful experience, players and teams are prohibited from defaulting or withdrawing during the Section Championships (whether during the course of a match or prior to its commencement.)

In the case of illness, injury or personal emergency, the tournament director should be advised immediately and the tournament committee will make any appropriate rulings. Failure of a team to complete any scheduled match other than a special case as noted above, will result in the forfeiture of the team deposit (See Team Registration above). In the event that a team withdraws before the conclusion of the Section Championships or becomes ineligible through the course of this competition, any completed results will become null and void.

The flight schedules will be posted in TennisLink no later than Monday, December 5, 2022.

To access the schedule of play:

#1 – Go to usta.com, click on TennisLink, and select Junior Team Tennis
#2 – Click on Championship Advanced Search
#3 – Scroll down to Search Championship by Level:
drop down to select Section, drop down to select So. California
#4 – Click on Search Stats & Standings, click on the specific Flight number, then click on Match Schedule.

Due to the number of teams and round robin format, some flights will be separated into pools. If applicable, be sure to check both pools for your team’s schedule.

Six eligible players are required per match and must play in order of strength. Singles and doubles matches will be played concurrently. Formats are subject to change prior to scheduling due to draw sizes

10 & Under Divisions

– Team matches will consist of two singles and two doubles.
– Six game pro-set, no-ad scoring. Set tie-break at five games all.

12/14 & Under Divisions

– Team matches will consist of two singles and two doubles.
– Eight game pro-set, no-ad scoring. Set tie-break at seven games all.

18 & Under Girls Divisions

– Team matches will consist of two singles and two doubles.
– Two of three sets, no-ad scoring. Set tie-break at five games all.
– Ten point match tie-break played in lieu of a third set.

Set Tie-Break – First to seven points by a margin of two.

Match Tie-Break – First to ten points by a margin of two.

Every Game Counts –  Flight champions will be determined by the team with the greatest number of games won in pool and championship match play. If there are two pools of play for one flight, the winners of Pool A and Pool B will play off for the section championship flight.

Tie in Pool or Championship Match Play – Decided by the first of the following procedures that apply:

#1 – Head to head match result.
#2 – Team that lost the fewest number of games.
#3 – Greatest number of matches won.
#4 – One match randomly selected will play a ten point Match Tie-break (usually the last completed match).

Team Coach/Captain must check in teams 30 minutes prior to match time and present line-ups.

All team members must be present at the match site when a line-up is submitted. Teams must be ready to play at this time.

A team will be defaulted 15 minutes after the scheduled match time if all of the players and the Team Coach/Captain are not present.

When the players complete their match, both players and/or teams shall report the score to the tournament desk. Both teams’ coaches/managers are responsible for verifying the scores and signing the match sheet immediately after the completion of the team match.

One designated coach (for the entire team and entire match) is permitted.

Coaching is permitted on court, or preferably through the fence, and on changeovers only and must leave the court before play resumes.

Safe Play clearance is required for all JTT Team Coaches/ Managers listed on the Team Roster form and any players over 18 years of age. To become Safe Play approved, or renew your certification, click here.

Applies to team management, parents, spectators and players. All Junior Team Tennis participants are required to behave in a manner suited for an on-going positive playing environment. Great sports make a sport great!

Unacceptable behavior, including arguing, cursing, general poor sportsmanship and derogatory comments between team management, parents, spectators and players or towards the tournament staff will NOT be tolerated. This behavior includes sideline coaching and line calls by parents or spectators and intentional incorrect calls by players, disregard for USTA officials, name calling and racquet abuse. Those engaged in such behavior are subject to suspension from the league and USTA tournaments.

In the case of a valid sportsmanship grievance against team management, players or parents, a Sportsmanship Grievance Form must be submitted via ustasocal.com no later than 24 hours following an incident. The complaint will be reviewed by section management and appropriate action will be taken. If necessary, the grievance will be presented to the USTA SoCal Junior Competition Grievance Committee.

USTA officials will be present at each site throughout the championships.

Awards are given to the champions and finalists in each division. The awards presentation will take place at the tournament desk after results have been verified.

Official event photos are now available on PhotoShelter.

These will be distributed to team coaches at first match sign in.