Southern Junior Cup Criteria
The purpose of the Southern Junior Cup is excellence. The nine states in the Southern Section bring the top 14, 16, and 18-year-old players to compete at the premier junior event of the year. Boys and Girls 14, 16 and 18 compete in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. The competition for the 12-year-old players is held separately.
SOUTHERN JUNIOR CUP SELECTION
How to be a part of the Southern Junior Cup team?
The Southern Junior Cup players’ selection will be by invitation. The eight top players in each division, according to current STA standings will be contacted by July 20th to determine the player’s interest in participating in this event. Players will be asked to respond by August 1st. From the responses, players will be selected based on USTA Southern Section standings and sportsmanship. Players aging up should prepare by playing in the higher age group to have a standing in that division. Highly ranked players may be considered for an age division above their chronological age. Play-offs may be required.
In addition, there will be a Southern Junior Cup sub-committee that will be in charge of selecting the coaches, raising funds and securing sponsors for the team and promoting the event among the players. All coaches selected must be USPTA members.
Professionals who would like to be considered for coaching the Southern Junior Cup team should submit a letter stating an interest in serving either as head coach or an assistant coach. The applications are to be submitted to the MTA office and will be forwarded to the Southern Junior Cup Sub-Committee. Deadline will be July 7th.
The Head Coach: