Team Management

Safe Play Course & Background Check

All JTT Coach/Captains and volunteers must submit to USTA National's background check and complete the Safe Play online course (valid for 2 years from date of completion).


Not sure if you are cleared?  Click here.

Become a Coach/Captain

Register as a Coach/Captain in Tennislink.

Basic Prep for Team Manager

  • Understand local league rules
  • Get familiar with TennisLink
  • Act as a liaison between the Local League Coordinator, parents, and players
  • Promote positive experiences on and off the court
  • Demonstrate good sportsmanship and require it from your team 

What Level Should a Child Play?

The National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP), which defines the characteristics of a player's level, is the official system for determining the levels of competition for USTA Junior Team Tennis. 

Beginner:  1.0 - 2.7

Intermediate:  2.8 - 3.4

Advanced:  3.5 +

NTRP Characteristics
Players with a Southern Standing 1-300 in 12's-18's must play advanced.  

Players with a Southern Standing 1-100 in the 10's must play advanced in the 10 & Under division.

Standings are referring to results through July 31 of the previous Championship year.

USTA  Southern Standings 

How to Find a Junior Rating

Junior Ratings FAQ


Please see the files: Junior Experience Scorecard and JTT Team Profile available for download below.


Youth Tennis Progression for 10 & Under Tennis

Designed to help young players develop their fundamentals, the Youth Tennis Progression (YTP) rewards 10 & Under players for competing.

USTA Youth Tennis Progression FAQs


There are 2 separate JTT tracks: Non-advancing, and Championship.

  1. Non-advancing JTT is designed to introduce kids to competitive tennis and prioritize team building, ample play opportunities for every participating child, and level-based play.  Beginner divisions do not advance to Sectional or National Championships.  Beginner teams are  currently invited to the State Championships as a courtesy.
  2. Championship JTT, bound by specific age groups and ability levels, offers the opportunity for advancement from local competition to district, section, and national championship events.  This track is governed by national regulations, and culminates with nationals for the 14U and 18U age categories. 

Pre-Season

  • Recruit players for your team
  • Assign a co-captain
  • Assist players and parents with registration
  • Book courts for home matches
  • Develop a practice schedule or coordinate with a tennis teaching professional
  • If you choose to coach, attend a Coach Youth Tennis Workshop and/or review Coach Youth Tennis online materials

Pre-Match

  • Determine the line-up for the match
  • Communicate match information with team members and parents
  • Communicate with the opposing Team Manager

Match Day

  • Exchange line-ups with the opposing Coach/Captain
  • Keep track of all scores
  • Nominate 1 boy and 1 girl for good sportsmanship from the opposing team
  • Enter scores in TennisLink within 48 hours of match completion (home team responsibility)

Post-Season

  • Organize end-of-season celebration
  • Ask for feedback from players and parents on their experience
  • Coordinate the team advancing to a championship event
  • Encourage them to keep playing other events!

2 Tracks: Championship & Non-advancing

Please click on the file below for an explanation of Championship and Non-advancing JTT tracks.

jtt_format_2018 (pdf)

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