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Team NC

The Mission for Team NC is a “One Team” approach to provide expert coaching to NC junior players in order to provide developmentally-appropriate physical and mental strategies through active team-based instruction. In support of the American Development Model, our teaching staff of selected certified coaches will utilize appropriate skill competencies and themes in our education with a conscious effort toward inclusion and respect for all.  This collective effort is focused on growing positive representation and support within USTA North Carolina and optimizing North Carolina player development for success in the competitive junior tournament pathway. 

Team NC events

Events that fall under Team NC:  Instructional camps starting with GO! Camps in the 10U Green & Orange divisions and ultimately selection to represent our Team NC SELECT Championship Team (12U-18U) at the Ozaki Junior Cup Team Competition (formerly Southern Junior Cup).


Our 10U GO! Camps are offered to Green & Orange Level 10U players, and curriculums are geared for the 10U player and their family who are intending to succeed in ranked tournament space. GO! Participant training will focus on player competencies within our camp teaching curriculums.  Areas of performance competencies include utilization of proper grips, footwork, athletic skill development, and sportsmanship. 

*B/G10U Green Players, opportunity to earn selection to future Southern Level 10U Training Camps:  10U Grand Prix

2024 Team NC GO! Camp Schedule

Camp Go in Greensboro - February 11th

Southern Ozaki Cup

Southern Ozaki Junior Cup

Dates:  September 12-15, 2023
Location:  Rome Tennis Center, Rome, GA

USTA North Carolina values and encourages team representation at all levels. The Southern Ozaki Junior Cup (National Level 4 2023 event) is arguably USTA NC's most competitive junior team event, bringing top-ranked players together as a team of One, to compete together to be the best state (district) in the Southern Section.

The September Team event highlights advanced level play, teamwork, and sportsmanship. It is also an opportunity for players and families to experience the team atmosphere that simulates collegiate tennis.

This Sectional Team event, named after recently retired Sectional Competition Director and long-time Southern Junior Cup organizer and tournament director, Bill Ozaki.
The 2023 event brings with it a new format that makes it a pure state representation for all age divisions, 12U-14U-16U-18U, with 3B/3G in each age division per state.


All nine states (aka districts) compete, with coaching provided, within each age division playing singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. The total team score determines a sectional winner.
Players will earn National Level 4 points in this advanced team event.

USTA North Carolina Jr Competition Selection Committee and coaching staff, in consult with USTA North Carolina staff, will invite players based on various criteria, including coach recommendations, head-to-head match results, sportsmanship (player must have < 6 suspension points), as well as any ratings and up-to-date rankings from the National Standing List at the time of selection.
The Selection Committee reserves the right to move players to a different age division to field the strongest, most competitive Southern Ozaki Cup team possible if the player in question is age eligible. Players may request a preference for age division consideration, but player will not be guaranteed a spot to play that division.

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