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USTA Southwest Section
7010 E. Acoma Drive, Suite 201
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(480) 289-2351
FAX: (480) 289-2701



Here you will find information on ranking regulations, the points per round ranking system, endorsement to national events, special events, and tournaments along with the 2016 schedule.

If you have any questions, please call the Junior Player Development Manager at 480-289-2351 x 106 or email juniorcomp@southwest.usta.com.

Residency, Citizenship and Ranking Regulations

1. All persons ranked must hold a current USTA membership card.

2. Only persons who maintain a permanent residence within the boundaries of the Southwest Section (states of Arizona, New Mexico, and El Paso County, Texas) are eligible for ranking, endorsement and closed tournaments. A junior player, who lives with one or both parents, or a legal guardian, shall be considered a permanent resident of the location where he or she physically resides for the majority of the year, where he or she attends school and/or where he or she primarily engages in training and playing tennis.

A junior player who is an established resident of the Southwest Section according to the aforementioned criteria, but is currently living apart from his or her parent(s) for reasons such as college, tennis academy or boarding school attendance, military involvement, etc. will continue to be considered a permanent resident of the Southwest Section as long as his or her parent(s) maintain a permanent residence within its boundaries. For this purpose, permanent residency for the calendar year for the parent(s) is defined as a minimum of 184 days.

3. Anyone moving into the section during the year must change their membership with the USTA membership department. The residency committee has the right to ask for proof of permanent residency. The burden of proof will be on the player/parent.

4. U.S. Citizenship - Only persons who are U.S. Citizens or are in possession of a Permanent Resident Card, commonly known as a "Green Card" are eligible for ranking, endorsement or closed tournaments.


Only players who are residents of the Southwest Section (as outlined in #2 of ranking regulations) and are U.S. citizens are eligible for prescribed sectional closed events including the Level 3 and 4 tournaments that count in national standings.


10s: Birth dates in 2005 until first day of the month of 11th birthday; all birthdates in 2006 and younger

12s: Birth dates in 2003 until first day of the month of 13th birthday; all birthdates in 2004 and younger

14s: Birth dates in 2001 until first day of the month of 15th birthday; all birthdates in 2002 and younger

16s: Birth dates in 1999 until first day of the month of 17th birthday; all birthdates in 2000 and younger

18s: Birth dates in 1997 until first day of the month of 19th birthday; all birthdates in 1998  and younger


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