| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

If you love playing tennis, you’ll love it even more as part of a team. Similar to the World TeamTennis (WTT) format, the Junior TeamTennis (JTT) format consist of co-ed teams where individual matches incorporate an overall team score. It creates a fun-filled team atmosphere for what is thought of as an individual sport.

The upcoming USTA Eastern Metro Junior TeamTennis Winter League began in November. USTA’s JTT is the largest youth tennis program in the country, helping girls and boys ages six to 18 get in the game, get on the court and have a good time. USTA’s JTT is about capturing all the unique joys of playing on a team, while playing a singularly great sport. Teams are coed and made up of at least six players, three boys and three girls, based on similar ages and skill levels. The emphasis is on skill development, fun, teamwork and friendly competition, all with the possibility of advancing to the Junior TeamTennis National Championship.

The great thing about JTT is that everyone does their individual best to make their teammates better. That’s what USTA Junior TeamTennis is all about, building your game, while building a team, and sharing the fun with your friends.