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A Pathway to Success

From junior tennis players who are just getting the hang of it to those competing at the highest levels, the USTA provides play formats and programs to give kids the best opportunities to succeed and keep playing tennis. Through the USTA’s American Development Model framework, junior tennis players can learn to compete according to their age and ability to be on the path to self-confidence and having fun.

The USTA's American Development Model

The American Development Model (ADM) applies long-term athletic development principles to guide parents and coaches as their players develop and mature.  Core to the ADM is highlighting the dangers of early sport specialization and the need to develop multi-sport athletes, as well as a focus on increasing physical activity and fun.  Read more on the ADM  by clicking on each of the boxes to the right.

ADM Introduction

Key Principles

USTA's 5 C's

USTA Junior Memberships are FREE OF CHARGE!

Tennis is a lifetime sport that can be played and enjoyed by people of any age and of every ability. Whether you're a beginner or you’ve played for years, no other sport delivers the wide variety of benefits that tennis does. Learn about the sport's benefits, the basic rules, and find a place to play today - and most of all - have fun!

•If you previously had a USTA membership and need to renew, please click here. 

•If you do not have a USTA Account, please follow these steps

The USTA is committed to making every tennis experience a safe and memorable one. 

Join in USTA's Tennis Competition Journey  

Choose the Program that is Right for Your Player!

Junior Team Tennis pathway

Team North Carolina & Southern Junior Cup

Try Tennis

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