USTA Southwest holds many junior tournaments each year. As a USTA member, you have access to many of these sanctioned events throughout Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso County in Texas.
In tournament tennis, the sky is the limit. Whether you are aiming for a Section ranking, a national ranking, or just looking to get in some good exercise and competition while making new friends, USTA tournament tennis is for you.
There are many different tournament distinctions and levels of play, and they are based on age and level. Participation at many of the top-flight events are based on rankings, but there are also plenty of local and novice tournaments that are open to the new competitor.
To keep plugged in to tournament news and updates going on in USTA Southwest, please contact the Junior Competition Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ustasouthwest.
For a complete listing of sanctioned tournaments in USTA Southwest, please click HERE.
For a breakdown of the types of tournaments held locally, Sectionally and nationally, check below:
Levels of Southwest Junior Tournaments
Level 1 - USTA National Championships, USTA Boys' 18 National Team Championships, USTA Girls' 18 National Team Championships, USTA BG 16 Intersectional Team Championships
Level 2 - USTA National Opens, USTA BG 16, 14, and 12 Zone Team Championships
Level 3 – Regional National tournaments and the Southwest Jr. Closed (uses separate point chart for section standing/rankings)
Level 4 – Phoenix Jr. Championships Gold, Sun City Jr. Championships Gold, Arizona Jr. Championships Gold
Level 5 – Sweet 16’s, Valley of the Sun Gold, Gootter Cactus Cup Gold, Arizona Jr. Champion-ships Gold, New Mexico Jr. Championships Gold, Dan Konchan Memorial Gold, El Conquistador Jr. Open Gold, Western States Gold.
Level 6 - Grade 1 Local, Grade 2 Local, Grade 3 Local, Designates Silvers Draws, Shootouts, Supersets
POINT CHART LEVELS
National Tournaments/Southwest Section - All national tournaments on the USTA National Jr. Tournament Schedule that have a "level" distinction and use the Tournament Data Manager (TDM) software will count in a players standing/ranking. Players must notify the Junior Player Development Manager if they play in one of these events. National Championships, National Opens, Regional Segments and National Team events will automatically be included.
Combined Rankings - USTA Southwest and USTA National Singles and Doubles Standings will use a Combined Ranking. This combined ranking will be based on a player's best Six (6) tournaments played in the last twelve (12) months. This combined ranking will use 100% of a player’s singles points and 25% of a player’s doubles points.
Contact info needed when entering tournaments - Tournament directors do not have access to phone numbers and email addresses of the tournament participants UNLESS the player re-enters their contact information at time of event registration. This means that if a player does not enter their phone and email information each time they register for a tournament, the tournament director will not be able contact them for any reason, including withdrawals, defaults, byes, rain delays, etc. Your cooperation will ensure that tournaments can continue to communicate necessary information to you.