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JUNIOR TENNIS CHALLENGE

A series of organized match play offered at different clubs and tennis facilities in the Baton Rouge. The JTC series will run from late February – June 2018 and will be offered on either Friday evenings, Saturday mornings or Sunday afternoons. (Day, time and format will vary from week to week, depending on location.) Players can register for as little or as many events as they choose!

Suggested Player Age: 8-18

Suggested Player Skill Level: Level based play: Beginner/Intermediate (able to serve, rally and score), Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced, Advanced. Depending on court availability, events will offer match play using orange, green and/or yellow balls.

Suggested Time Frame: 2 to 4 hours

Format: Players register individually. Each event will have his own registration form/link that can be found below.

Registration will close one day prior to event and GBRCTA will group players into divisions, based on skill level, not age. Players will play (3) 20-minute rounds (singles and doubles combined), followed by prizes and snacks/food. Players will earn points (for every game won) and by end of series in June, GBRCTA will add up points and award a grand prize to winners (orange ball winner, green ball winner and yellow ball winner).

Fees: $5 per player with a valid USTA membership.  If player does not have a valid USTA membership, then $10 per player. The value of a junior USTA membership is $20, so this is a great way to not only get in some match play but also get a great value of 1-year USTA junior membership!

GREATER BATON ROUGE PROS: Send a player or players to one of the GBRCTA Junior Tennis Challenge events and the GBRCTA will offer a stipend: $10/player for 1 to 5 players; or 5+ players = $10/player + $25 bonus.

*When registering, player must indicate on the registration form the pro who recommended the JTC event. Only one player/pro recommendation permitted. (In other words, if a player signs up for more than one JTC event, his/her pro will receive a $10 stipend for recommending that particular player.) 
 

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23

LOCATION:     Breakpoint Tennis Academy @ Tara
DATE:  Friday, February 23
TIME:   5 - 7 PM
BALL/COURT:  Yellow/Full Court
SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner/Intermediate & Intermediate
LIMIT:  12 players

SUNDAY, MARCH 4

LOCATION:     Highland Tennis Center
DATE:  Sunday, March 4
TIME:   3-5 PM
BALL/COURT:  Orange, Green & Yellow/Youth & Full Court
SKILL LEVEL:  All Levels
REGISTRATION CLOSED

FRIDAY, MARCH 9

LOCATION:     City Park Tennis Center
DATE:  Friday, March 9
TIME:   5 - 7 PM
BALL/COURT:  Green & Yellow/Full Court
SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner/Intermediate & Intermediate
REGISTRATION CLOSED

FRIDAY, APRIL 6

LOCATION:     Independence Tennis Center
DATE:  Friday, April 6
TIME:   10 - 12 PM
BALL/COURT:  Yellow/Full Court
SKILL LEVEL:  All Levels
CANCELLED

FRIDAY, APRIL 13

LOCATION:     YMCA Lamar Tennis Center
DATE:  Friday, April 13
TIME:   5 - 7 PM
BALL/COURT:  Orange/10&Under Court; Green & Yellow/Full Court
SKILL LEVEL:  All Levels
REGISTRATION CLOSED

FRIDAY, MAY 11

LOCATION:     Independence Tennis Center
DATE:  Friday, May 11
TIME:   5 - 7 PM
BALL/COURT:  Orange/10&Under Court; Green & Yellow/Full Court
SKILL LEVEL:  All Levels
LIMIT:  32 players

SUNDAY, JUNE 3

LOCATION:     Highland Tennis Center
DATE:  Sunday, June 3
TIME:   3-5 PM
BALL/COURT:  Orange/10&Under Court; Green & Yellow/Full Court
SKILL LEVEL:  All Levels
LIMIT:  32 players