Junior News

Points-At-Home: Creative Net Generation Kids Show Progress

USTA Southern California

Tue 9th, Jun, 2020

While Junior Tournaments, Early Development Camps, Team Challenges and Junior Team Tennis remain on hold, Net Generation youngsters have been earning Youth Progression points in living rooms, backyard, and driveways across Southern California.

Now through July 1, 10-U players will be able to earn stars (participation points) towards their progression by submitting video(s) of themselves completing activities at home. Two stars (100 points) will be awarded for each submission with a limit of two submissions per player. The USTA SoCal Junior team reviews each submission and credits points within a week.

"For young players, Youth Progression is an important segment of the USTA pathway," says Trevor Kronemann, Director of Junior Tennis at USTA Southern California. "It is great to see the artistic and thoughtful ways that these players have continued to stay busy away from the courts. Just like tennis on court, you have to be able to adapt to many different circumstances when playing matches. It will be great to see all of our SoCal youth back out on the courts soon."

As part of the video submission process, Junior Team Tennis Area League Coordinators will vote on the best video in each local area. Winners will be awarded two additional stars, and be featured on @USTAsocal social media platforms.

Click here for instructions and to access the video submission portal.