Junior News

UPDATE 9/11: Junior Tournaments Postponed Due To Air Quality

Announcement for Junior Tournament Players, Families and Coaches

Due to heightened concern over exceedingly poor air quality caused by fires across the state, this weekend’s scheduled Junior tournaments – Harper Ink, Rusty Miller, and Irvine – have been postponed, as well as scheduled CTC activities.

Harper Ink (Level 3) will now be moved to September 25-28, which is the same weekend as the Anaheim (Level 3)  Tournament. The Harper Ink draws will remain the same and be played out to conclusion. Players currently appearing in the Harper Ink draw will play that event in San Diego, and therefore will be ineligible for entry into the the Anaheim tournament.

If you are registered for the Harper Ink (Level 3) and you are not in the top 50 of your age division, you are eligible to enter MPTA (Level 5) in Santa Ana, September 19-22. If you are in the top 50 of your age division, you will need to enter the next age division up in order to play. 

This weekend’s Rusty Miller Tennis Academy (Level 4) and Irvine (Level 5) tournaments have been moved to September 19-22, with the same draws. Those entered in the RMTA/Irvine events will need to play those tournaments to completion next weekend, and will be ineligible for entry into the MPTA (Level 5).

The MPTA in Santa Ana will also be a 32 draw with selection process being the same – Top 30 Southern California Standings and the next two UTRs.

CTC play will be suspended until further notice. Coaches will be contacting their players over the next two weeks to reschedule these matches. 

As a habit, please check the tournament homepage and times before leaving for your matches on any weekend.

What a year it has been for everyone! USTA is working diligently to get through this trying period without losing high level events and providing everyone with an opportunity to play and work on their ranking as we return to competition. The Section is doing all that we can to return to a more normalized process in the near future. We ask that you remain patient as we navigate through these times and rescheduled events. While it may not be perfect, we have the kids back on court playing tournaments and we all are thankful for that happening. 

Please continue to check tournament calendars, as we add events regularly to get all players back on their competitive track. Let’s hope for better times ahead!