Up to 300 youth players from across the southern United States between the ages of 12 and 18 will be in Decatur October 12-14, 2013, to compete in the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) junior state championship.
Sanctioned by USTA, the level 2 tournament will be held at the Jimmy Johns Tennis Center located in the heart of Point Mallard Park in Decatur. Age divisions are 12 & under, 14 & under, 16 & under, and 18 & under and each division will feature singles and doubles play.
This will be the first appearance for the USTA Alabama Junior State Championship in Decatur. The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis and the recognized leader in promoting and developing the sport’s growth on every level in the United States, from local communities to the crown jewel of the professional game, the US Open. The USTA is the largest tennis organization in the world, with 17 geographical sections, more than 770,000 individual members and 8,000 organizational members, thousands of volunteers and a professional staff dedicated to growing the game.
Located adjacent to the Point Mallard Waterpark, the Jimmy Johns Tennis Center contains four clay and 16 hard courts including two indoor courts. The venue also includes meeting space and a pro shop. For more information on the Jimmy Johns Tennis Center, visit www.decatursports.com or www.decaturparks.com.