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Metro Region Kicks off JTT Season at Home of US Open

February 4, 2013 01:03 PM
USTA Eastern’s Metro Region began its Jr. Team Tennis (JTT) season in style on February 2, with a fun-filled kick-off party and registration session at the home of the US Open – the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Kids got a chance to play tennis in a variety of formats – on courts, on tables and on the Nintendo Wii – while parents got to learn about the program and sign their kids up for the winter season.
"The event was a great way to start the JTT season in New York City," said Esu Ma’at, Tennis Service Representative for USTA Eastern’s Metro Region. "This year, the kids will get a chance to compete on teams, improve their skills and most importantly, have fun playing tennis with friends."
Any current USTA member, ages 6-18, can play JTT, which features coed teams for beginner, intermediate and advanced players. Each team match consists of five individual matches: boys’ singles, girls’ singles, boys’ doubles, girls’ doubles and mixed doubles. 
JTT is run by a committee led by Mel Swanson, JTT Coordinator for USTA Eastern’s Metro Region. In addition to Swanson, the committee includes Jonathan Williams and Joani Akpan.
For questions regarding JTT or to sign up, please contact Swanson at (718) 789-5084 or msvolley60@yahoo.com. You can also learn more online at http://eastern.usta.com/jrteamtennis/.