USTA Junior Competitive Structure
A new, simplified USTA Junior Tournaments structure took effect in January 2021. After extensive research, including feedback from our players, we developed these standardized systems to provide greater consistency and more opportunities for our players, parents, coaches, tournament directors and officials. Here is everything you need to know about this new system.
Below are some highlights and resources for the new structure that is now in place. Watch the Tournament Structure Video.
- The new structure utilizes seven levels of events, ranging from Level 7 (Intermediate) to Level 1 (National Championships) and a universal ranking system that distributes points consistently across the country.
- This nationwide system provides consistent tournament levels and standardized tournament operations for all events—regardless of location—replacing a system that was greatly dependent upon the region.
- The new system allows players to more easily compete across sections, as the levels are now standardized with an increased number of open events, providing even more playing opportunities for junior players.
- In addition, there are non-ranking events available, such as the USTA Junior Circuit events, which focus on age-appropriate competition, development, and fun.
For additional information and resources, including the National junior competitive structure, seedings and National entry criteria, visit our Resources and Tools page.