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Juniors Capture Four National Titles

New England juniors made their presence felt at the most recent L2 National Selection Tournaments throughout the country. The section brought home four singles and doubles titles from February 13-15 and featured many more notable performers. Overall, 27 players competed throughout 15 tournaments nationally. Read More

Juniors Compete at Winter Sectionals

New England juniors closed out their Januaries with the L3 Winter Singles Sectionals from January 28-29 at eight sites across New England. The tournaments were the second L3 New England events of the year, as players opened the year with Doubles Sectionals from January 14-15. The final two L3 New England events of the year will be Summer Sectionals, which will take place in April (doubles) and June (singles). Read More

Taking Tennis to the Next Level

Junior tournament tennis plays such an integral role in the lives of aspiring New England players every year. From making lifelong friends and creating unforgettable memories to learning valuable lessons to apply in the real world, junior tennis has a positive effect on nearly every player who participates. Read More

NE Juniors Begin 2017 Season

The 2017 New England junior tournament season kicked off with a bang, as top doubles teams competed for the L3 Winter Sectionals Crown from January 14-15. Duos from all junior divisions (18s, 16s, 14s and 12s) competed at three sites throughout New England for the first of four Super Six L3 New England events of the year. Read More

Lord Shines at Winter Nationals

While most New Englanders were home for the holidays, top juniors were busy in Arizona competing for the highest national prize this winter. Matt Lord and partner Max Freeman headlined the New England field that competed at the L1 USTA Winter National Championships in Scottsdale (18s & 16s) and Tucson (14s & 12s), AZ from December 27 until January 2. They took home the Silver Ball in Boys' 18s doubles. Read More

NE Juniors Capture National Titles

New England juniors impressed over Thanksgiving weekend by earning four first-place victories at the prestigious L2 USTA National Selection Tournaments held at various sites across the country. Max Freeman, Sam Feldman and duos of Grace Joyce & Alexis Almy and Will Peters & Charlie Sharton each won their respective tournaments held between November 25-28. Read More

Oct/Nov L4 Super Six Results

Our continuing coverage of the Super Six Championship Series includes three L4 events throughout October and November. From October 22-23, both boys and girls in all age divisinos competed in doubles at various sites throughout New England. Boys’ and Girls’ 16s and 12s Singles will compete from November 5-6 and Boys’ and Girls’ 18s and 14s Singles will be held from November 12-13. Read More

Maine Comes Together for Day of Tennis

Free racquets, balls, snacks and instruction from national champions—that was the formula the Maine Tennis Association (MTA)’s Youth Tennis Committee developed for its first ever Maine Youth Tennis Day. And it worked. Read More

JTT Teams Compete at Nationals

Three USTA New England Junior Team Tennis (JTT) teams competed at the National Championships on the weekends of October 14-16 and October 21-23 in South Carolina. MadRackets, out of Madison Racquet & Swim Club in Madison, CT, was New England’s top finisher, earning sixth place overall in the 14U Intermediate division. The trip was MadRackets’ third straight to Nationals. Read More

New England Wins First Capital Clash

History was made last weekend as New England captured its first ever championship at the Northeast Capital Clash green-ball event in College Park, MD. The annual team competition features eight high-performance 10 and Under players (four boys and four girls) from USTA Sections: New England, Eastern, Middle States and host, Mid-Atlantic. Read More

USTANE Gives Nike Tennis Camp Scholarships

Nike Tennis Camps holds premiere junior camps throughout the summer to provide young players the opportunity to improve their tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have fun. The camps are directed by America's most respected college coaches and tennis professionals who have a passion for teaching and a gift for helping young players take your game to the next level. Read More

L4 Super Six September Results

Our continuing coverage of the Super Six Championship Series includes three L4 events throughout the month of September. September 10-11 saw both Boys’ and Girls’ 16s and 12s compete for their shot at the singles crown. Boys’ and Girls’ 18s and 14s will compete in singles from September 17-18, and all doubles divisions will be held the weekend of September 24-25. The championships are being played at multiple sites throughout New England. Read More

McCann Carries Momentum Into College

Former Amherst Regional High School standout, Allison McCann, is looking to carry her positive momentum this summer into her collegiate tennis career. McCann, who won the New Balance High School National Championships back in July, has begun her first semester at Dartmouth College and plans to play tennis on the varsity team. Read More

MAC Diversifies Prestigious Tennis Academy

Manchester Athletic Club (MAC), the full-service tennis facility in Manchester, MA, is the only USTA Regional Training Center in New England and one of just eight throughout the country. The club features a prestigious junior training program, the MAC Tennis Academy, which is home to many high-performance juniors from across the globe and serves them full time as they strive to achieve their goals of playing tennis in college or professionally. Read More

Milunovich Receives National Scholar Award

Before a crowd of more than 600 attendees, the emcee for the USTA National Awards Ceremony relayed the moment Lexi Milunovich knew she was obsessed with tennis. “I was asked the name of my biology partner and replied with the name of my doubles partner.” The crowd laughed - many of them able to relate to that passion. Read More

MA’s Peters Makes July Honor Roll

The monthly USTA Player Development Player and Coach Honor Roll recognizes the top performing young Americans and their coaches each month. Read More

USTANE Announces Ashe Essay Winners

USTA New England is pleased to announce its six winners of the USTA Foundation’s 18th annual Arthur Ashe Essay Contest. One winner per age division was selected this year for best expressing how he/she demonstrates the spirit of Althea Gibson on and off the court. The contest was open to junior players who participate in National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) programs throughout New England. Read More

Local JTT Teams Heading to Nationals

Junior Team Tennis (JTT) is centered around team play, support and coming together for one common goal. District champions throughout New England in the 18U and 14U Intermediate divisions gathered at Mount Holyoke College on August 17-18 to demonstrate these values at the JTT Section Championships with a trip to Nationals on the line. Read More

MA Native Frenkel Highlights National Championships

Top USTA New England juniors competed at various sites throughout the country in the National Championships, the most prestigious junior tournament of the year. With more than 1,000 players competing nationwide at the 18s, 16s, 14s and 12s divisions in both singles and doubles, New England juniors shined at an elite level. Nicole Frenkel, a Winchester, MA native, took home the Silver Ball in the Girls’ 18s division in San Diego, CA. Read More

August L4 Super Six Results

Our continuing coverage of the Super Six Championship Series includes two L4 events throughout the month of August. August 13-15 saw both Boys’ and Girls’ 16s and 12s singles compete for the New England Hard Court Championships, and from August 20-22, 18s and 14s take their shot at the crown. The Championships are being held at the Arthur Carrington Tennis Academy in Northampton, MA. Read More

Frenkel Earns Silver Ball at Nationals

Top American juniors Michael Mmoh (18, Bradenton, Fla.) and Kayla Day (16, Santa Barbara, Calif.) won the USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 18s National Championships this past weekend, each earning wild cards into the main draw of the US Open and headlining the annual USTA National Championships that took place last week. Read More

Kids Helping Kids Through Tennis

It doesn’t take much to get Sudbury, MA rising senior Will Tarini smiling. Tarini, 17, who will captain his Lincoln-Sudbury varsity tennis team next season, enjoys playing a variety of sports in his free time, but his true passion is helping people. He is around people every day, teaching tennis at his local club in Sudbury, volunteering at churches and running his own tennis clinic during the summer in Dorchester. Read More

JTT Teams Capture District Titles

USTA New England Junior Team Tennis (JTT) teams are currently competing in their District Championships with a berth at Sectionals on the line. Teams competing out of Eastern Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Connecticut in the 18U and 14U divisions are squaring off with one another for the right to represent their district at Sectionals on August 17-18 at Mount Holyoke College. Read More

Juniors Compete at National Team Championships

USTA New England was represented by 14 of its top-ranked juniors (seven boys and seven girls) in the 18s division at the National Team Championships from July 30 to August 3. The boys took home fifth place in Urbana, IL, and the girls finished 11th overall in Claremont, CA and also earned the Sportsmanship Award. Read More

Top Juniors Compete in Team Tourneys

Top New England juniors represented the section throughout mid-July as they participated in both Intersectional and Zonal Team Championships across the country. These unique team competitions featured the highest ranked juniors in New England at the 16s, 14s and 12s divisions. Players compete in nine positions per match: boys’ and girls’ first, second and third singles; boys’ and girls’ doubles; and mixed doubles. Read More

A Grace-ful Sectionals Performance

Grace Joyce, 16, of Newton, MA, was rising up the ranks of USTA Junior Tennis- that was until January 2015 when she suffered a devastating left wrist injury. In December 2014, as a 14-year-old, Joyce was the top-ranked player in New England in the 16s division and was No. 9 nationally. She had captured both the Girls’ 14s and 16s Sectionals and excelled in national tournaments. Read More

Juniors Excel at Sectional Championships

Junior Sectionals is the event that high-performance New England players prepare for each and every year. The most meaningful New England tournament features a variety of the Section’s brightest newcomers, rising stars and top-ranked players with an automatic bid to the National Hardcourt Championships in August in Kalamazoo, MI at stake. Read More

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