During the summer, juniors have the chance to compete against Twin Cities tennis players and team tennis programs from around the state in the USTA's Junior Team Tennis and NEW World Team Tennis programs.
There are two 2017 options: Junior Team Tennis or World Team Tennis.
USTA Junior Team Tennis is the largest youth tennis program in the country, players ages 6 to 18 get in the game, get on the court and have a good time. Teams are co-ed and made up of at least six players, three boys and three girls, based on similar ages and skill levels. A USTA membership is required. The Fort's JTT is an invitation-only team and players must participate in The Fort's Tournament or Varsity group.
USTA World Team is a new option for 2017. This fast-paced team approach requires just 2 courts, 2 girls, 2 boys and 90 minutes for this fast-paced format played at any level. The emphasis is on skill development, fun, teamwork and friendly competition! WTT teams will consist of player's in The Fort's FW, Futures, Ultra Stars and Fort Tennis camp programs. No USTA membership is required for this option.
All Team players must commit to the regular season in June and all area playoffs schedules and sectional championships in July.
JTT players must have a current USTA membership valid through August to participate.
WTT players are NOT required to have a USTA membership.
Play starts the week of June 12 and runs through late July. Players must be able to commit to Areas and Sections.
Registration closes Sunday May 7 at 8am. Teams will be assigned by coaches once registration is complete. Play starts the week of June 12.
TEAM SELECTION: JTT teams will be chosen from players participating in The Fort's Tournament and Varsity groups.
WTT players will consist of players from The Fort's FW, Futures, Ultra Stars and Fort Tennis Camp.
Email must include player name, date of birth, desired level, and USTA number for JTT.
You must have a current USTA membership valid through August to participate in JTT. Click here to sign up for a USTA membership.
-SUMMER 2017 JTT and WTT-
REGISTRATION DEADLINES: Sunday May 7
All JTT and WTT Team Players must commit to all regular season and area playoff matches. Match Day/Playoff commitments are scheduled for June 12 - Aug 2.
COST: FTT is $100 per player with additional fees ($50) if players qualify for the sectional tournaments.
WTT is $80 per player and includes section tournaments.
PRACTICES: Players are expected to register for and attend their class level or summer camps at The Fort for continued skill development and practice play. Summer classes are offered as follows: (See also the full Summer Class offerings on the Junior Programs page.)
Fort Tennis Camp: (Ages 9-14, all levels) Full day, weeklong tennis camps running weekly from June 12 to August 25.
FW2: Monday 3-4:30 pm, Thursday 3-4:30pm (WTT practice)
FW1: Tuesday 3-4:30pm, Wednesday 3-4:30pm (WTT practice)
Tournament/Varsity (Invitation Only): Monday- Thursday 8-10am (JTT practice)
14U Match Days: Tuesday June 13, 20, 27, July 11 with Areas: July 17-18 and Section Championships: July 24, 25
18U Match Days: Thursday June 15, 22, 29, July 13 with Areas: July 17-18 and Section Championships July 26-27
18U Match Days: Monday June 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24 with Section Championships July 28-30
12U/14U Match Days: June 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26 with Section Championships July 28-30
10U Match Days: June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21 with Section Championships August 2