JTT logoColumbia Junior Team Tennis (JTT) League

Columbia Jr. Team Tennis brings kids together in teams to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles against other teams. Our program promotes fun, fitness and friends by fostering social skills and important values, a spirit of cooperation and unity, as well as individual self-growth. It’s a fun environment for kids to learn that succeeding is really more about how they play the game – win or lose.

Columbia Jr. Team Tennis is a non-profit organization, supported by the Columbia Tennis League, United States Tennis
Associations’ South Carolina office, Southern Section and the USTA National organization.

Captains' Responsibilities (parent)

  • Determine match lineups
  • Distribute all materials to team members including schedule of play.
  • Distribute team contact information to parents
  • Make team members aware of all league regulations
  • Contacts opposing team captains to confirm date and time of match by Wednesday of match week
  • Confirms court surfaces, court numbers and availability of water and food with opposing team captain
  • Exchange cell phone numbers with opposing team captains
  • Provide new cans of balls for Home matches (Captains may provide cans themselves or assign to team families)
  • Attends all matches and exchanges lineups with opposing team (may designate a replacement if needed)
  • Reschedule postponed or delayed matches due to weather
  • If Home team, report match results onto TennisLink by noon the next day
  • Acts as a resource and role model for the team
  • No tennis experience required. JTT will help train you to monitor the matches, how to enter scores, and help interpret the rules.

Team Responsibilities

  • Assist coaches with administrative tasks
  • Organizes snacks/drinks for Home matches (if teams desire)
  • Helps with team communication

Flights and Divisions

Play level is determined using the National Tennis Rating program (NTRP) which defines the characteristics of a player's levels and is the official system for determining in the levels of competition for USTA's Jr. Team Tennis.

Under10 Tennis is for kids ages 6-10. Matches are played on smaller courts with lower compression balls and appropriately-sized racquets. For more information on starting an Under10 Team, contact todomctljtt@gmail.com

Beginner Tennis is for kids ages 11-18 who are new to tennis and have not developed a consistent serve and is played on a full court. For more information on starting a Beginner Team, contact todomctljtt@gmail.com

Intermediate Tennis is full court tennis for kids ages 11-18 who are fairly consistent when hitting medium paced shots but are not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth and power. For more information on starting an Intermediate Team, contact todomctljtt@gmail.com

Advancing Intermediate Tennis is full court tennis for kids ages 11-18 who have achieved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, exhibit more aggressive net play, have improved court coverage and are developing teamwork in doubles. Qualified Advancing Intermediate teams are eligible for advancement to State, Sectional, and National USTA JTT championships. For more information on starting an Advancing Intermediate Team, todomctljtt@gmail.com

Advanced Tennis is full court tennis for kids ages 11-18 who have at a minimum the same skill level as Advancing Intermediate players and are listed on the USTA Southern Section 1-300 Standing List for 12s-18s or the 1-100 Standing List for 10s as of July 31st preceding the current JTT Championship Year. Qualified Advanced teams are eligible for advancement to State, Sectional, and National USTA JTT championships. For more information on starting an Advanced Team, contact todomctljtt@gmail.com

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The Columbia Tennis League welcomes all people who play, watch, support or enjoy the game of tennis into our events, programs, membership and leadership and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, sex, race, ethnicity, creed, sexual orientation, color, physical condition or national origin.  Moreover, we believe that the growth of tennis hinges on effective outreach to groups that have not traditionally been heavily involved in the sport and we will actively solicit and support the participation of such groups.