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Alpharetta Team Captures Title at 2007 USTA Jr. Team Tennis 14 & Under Intermediate National Championship

October 15, 2007 09:46 AM
A team from Alpharetta, representing the USTA Southern Section, captured the title at the 2007 USTA Jr. Team Tennis 14 & Under Intermediate National Championships, held at the El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson, Ariz., Oct. 12-14.

The 2007 USTA Jr. Team Tennis 14 & Under National Championships brought together the top 30 recreational teams at the 14 & Under Intermediate and Advanced levels from throughout the country, and representing all 17 USTA Sections.

The Alpharetta team defeated a team from Harrisburg, Pa., (USTA Middle States Section), in the Championships.

The team is coached by Jill Connor and the roster includes: Jesse Cann, Andrew Carlton, Kerri Connor, Thomas Herndon, Ryan Krusko, Kaley Martin, D.J. Nuckolls, Blake Piedrahita, Kaleigh Sawyer, Danny Sheets, Katie Thomas, Rebecca Thomas and Jake Wells.

USTA Jr. Team Tennis is a recreational tennis league for ages 8 – 18. It was established in 1991 to provide youth with all of the health and social benefits of tennis in a co-ed, fun and competitive team environment. USTA Jr. Team Tennis allows for participants to compete with and against individuals of similar skill and age levels. Players participate in a league format administered and run by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and its 17 Sections.

USTA Jr. Team Tennis had over 76,000 participants taking part across the United States, in all 17 USTA Sections in 2006. The program is broken down into three age divisions: 10 and under; 14 and under; 18 and under. For the 14 and 18 year-old divisions, players are broken down into two skill categories using the USTA’s National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP). Players with an NTRP of 3.0 and below compete in the Intermediate division. Players with an NTRP of 3.5 and above compete in the Advanced division.

To find out more about USTA Jr. Team Tennis or the USTA, visit www.usta.com.




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