Competition is an important part of ones development. Knowing that, BTC has implemented a 3 tier process. The 1st stage is to compete in ladder matches followed by playing in a Junior Team Tennis League (JTT). After that comes tournament play.
Junior Team Tennis
An exciting new addition to Binghamton Tennis Center has been the formation of USTA Junior Team Tennis. We are running an 18 & under JTT League this year. We are changing our format a bit to eliminate the down time between matches.
Teams are coed and the matches this season will be 6 singles matches and 3 doubles matches mirroring that of a collegiate match. The match-ups are not gender specific but rather by level and ability. All of our teams have a designated coach and is overseen by our junior team tennis coordinator Michele Wilson. In the past we allowed as many visitors as possible to cheer on our kids. This year we are only allowing 1 parent to attend the match so that we can remain social distant.
The kids are having a great time this year with the new format and we just had a match that ended 69-68 this past year! Leagues will begin to run November-March. Our local Binghamton league is on the Junior Team Tennis Site. One can view standings, match results, and individual stats here.
To get involved, please e-mail us at BTC@tennisctr.com or call 722-3491.
Our ladder has been running for many seasons, and hundreds of our juniors have used our ladder to help them improve upon strategy and match play experience. A great compliment to our JCTP and lesson programs, our junior ladder is a must if you want to advance to tournament competition. This is the first step in development towards tournament play.
Our junior ladder runs Sunday's from 6-8pm most weeks - October to April - $20/match. Please go to our UTR site at https://app.universaltennis.com/clubs/5544895pm and register for one of the available dates listed under Junior Ladder. You must be a current member to participate in these events.
Junior USTA Tournaments
BTC hosts four ETA tournaments yearly as well as running summer round robins. This is a great step for Juniors who love the game and want to start competing!
April 1-3, 2022
April 22-24, 2022
How to Join/Compete
To compete in the above tournaments one must be a member of the USTA. It is easy to join by clicking on this link, and there are many advantages!
To enter tournaments and see the USTA/Eastern tournament schedule, click on this link. There is an array of information on this site, including current rankings for all ages groups.
Selecting the Right Tournament
There are 7 Levels of tournaments for Juniors in the USTA. 7 being intermediate and 1 being at the highest national competition level. For more information check out this link for a further explanation, and please feel free to consult with one of the pros or managers here at the club and we can help guide you to select the right tournaments.
10-03-2020 L6 G14's Singles Finalist Adelie Wilson
11-21-2020 Orange L2 Champion Julian Holdredge (Right) BTC Finalist: Jackson Flegel (Left)
11-21-2020 Orange L2 Finalist Aviva Kaminsky (Left) BTC Champion Mia Tanasoiu (Right)