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The USTA believes strongly in the importance of good sportsmanship in making tennis more enjoyable for all.  Players and Captains all share responsibility in ensuring that good sportsmanship is an integral part of competition –regardless of level of play. Please handle victory and defeat with grace and dignity and treat opponents with fairness and courtesy. Click here for more Sportsmanship tips in The Code.


Coaches Commission


The focus of the Commission is to assist each section in creating the best supplemental training and competitive environment for each sections players.  The age range the Commission will be focusing on is from 8-13 years old.



Domicile Rules

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A player's domicile shall be the domicile of that player's "parents". In the event that the player's parents are divorced or legally separated, the custodial parent or the legal custodian who in fact resides with the player, shall be presumed to be the player's parent for determining domicile. 



Player Development Play Opportunities

USTA Zone Team Championships

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The USTA Zone Team Championships is a five day team competition emphasizing both singles, doubles and mixed doubles play against other section teams with match results counting for National and Midwest Section rankings. 



USTA/Midwest Section District Team Cup Events


Each summer, juniors from around the USTA/Midwest Section represent their district in an exciting team competition. Match play consists of a round-robin format throughout the weekend and concludes with the top teams advancing to the championship match. Players are selected to participate based on their ranking, tournament play, character, and sportsmanship. 



Midwest Closed Junior Championships


The Midwest Closed Junior Championships is one of the most prestigious junior tournaments in the USTA/Midwest Section.  Players must be endorsed to participate by their local District Endorser. 



USTA/Midwest College Showcase


High School Prospective Student-Athletes interested in learning more about the college recruiting process to find the program and school best suited for your tennis and academic goals are invited to attend the USTA/Midwest Section College Showcase. There will be an information forum as well as an opportunity to participate on court with College Coaches in attendance. 




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