(October 15, 2013) WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The 2013 USTA Jr. Team Tennis National Championships will be held at the Cayce Tennis & Fitness Center in Cayce, S.C., over the next two weekends – kicking off on Oct. 18-20 for 14 and Under division competition and Oct. 25-27 for 18 and Under play. The two-week event will bring more than 500 youth tennis players and their families from all over the country to compete in Cayce.
“We are thrilled to have so many young people and their families coming to our award-winning tennis and fitness facility in the City of Cayce,” said Cayce Mayor, Elise Partin. “Many of our Cayce residents and residents from across the Midlands enjoy this facility, and we couldn’t be more pleased to share it with other families across the nation for these two National events.”
The National Championships feature teams that have advanced from the Section level to compete for the title. Each year the USTA crowns a national champion in two age divisions (14U and 18U) in both Intermediate and Advanced play divisions.
This is the second year that the Cayce Tennis Center will host to the USTA Jr. Team Tennis National Championships. Recently, the Cayce Tennis Center was named the 2013 Featured Facility Award winner, the USTA’s highest tennis facility honor. In addition, a second tennis facility, the Lexington County Tennis Complex, also will be utilized, to serve the hundreds of players competing each weekend.
“The National Championships is the crown jewel of the Jr. Team Tennis season and it is an incredible opportunity for these young players to compete against teams from across the country,” said Adrienne Di Menna, National Manager, USTA Jr. Team Tennis. “These events feature the very best elements of tennis–spirited competition, friendship, achievement, sportsmanship and fun– providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience for participants.”
Established in 1991, USTA Jr. Team Tennis provides youth with all of the health and social benefits of tennis in a co-ed, fun and competitive team environment, and allows participants to compete with and against individuals of similar skill and age levels.
With more than 99,000 players competing nationwide, USTA Jr. Team Tennis brings players together to enjoy camaraderie and teamwork, providing a fun environment for kids to learn that succeeding is really more about how they play the game—win or lose.