WATA Junior High Tennis


The WATA Junior High League is a Junior Team Tennis competition for girls and boys in junior high school (7th– 9thgrades) in the WATA defined area (Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Scott & Sebastian counties.)  The purpose of the program is to provide organized recreational school club team play for all Junior High students in the WATA area.  The team concept emphasizes fun, fitness, and friends and the opportunity to represent your school in a team-based format. The WATA Junior Team Tennis League shall be conducted without regard to race, creed, color, sexual orientation, national origin, or socioeconomic status. 

This league is part of the mission ad programming of Western Arkansas Tennis Association and is not organized by, nor the responsibility of, the Fort Smith Public School District.  It is NOT part of the AAA (Arkansas Activities Association.)

Player Eligibility requirements

  • Must have a USTA membership that is current through August 31st of the year they play Junior High Tennis. (see instructions below.)
  • Eligibility is determined by School & grade, not age.
  • Must be currently enrolled in the 7th, 8thor 9thgrade of a public or private school OR, if home-schooled, the equivalent thereof.  Any exceptions to this rule will be decided by the WATA Junior High Committee.   
  • 9thgrade students are eligible to play for both their Junior High and Sr. High school teams.       
  • Any student participating in WATA Junior High tennis must have a 2.0 grade point at the end of the Fall Semester.  



                                                                                                                              PHOTOS FROM THE 2019 JUNIOR HIGH TOURNAMENT




     To buy or renew membership follow these instructions: 

     Obtain USTA Membership valid through August 31, 2019.  A one-year Junior Membership is $20.00.  (Good for all USTA events for 1 year.)

     Follow this link: https://www.usta.com/en/home/membership/individual-memberships.html


     To register for your Varsity or Futures team follow these instructions using your USTA Membership # and the correct team number found below:

     Follow this link: https://tennislink.usta.com/TeamTennis/Main/Registration.aspx



           Varsity Team Numbers:                                             Team Managers:

Chaffin - Team #7033373463                                              Alan Carlisle         

Greenwood - Team #7033373464                                      Dr. Ken Hamilton

Kimmons - Team #7033373465                                         Brian Pillar

Ramsey - Team #7033373466                                             Naomi Conley & Elise Cooley

Trinity - Team #7033373467                                               Lucy Coleman



            Futures Team Numbers:

Chaffin Futures - Team #7033373468

Greenwood Futures- Team #7033373470

Kimmons Futures - Team #7033373471

Ramsey Futures- Team #7033373473

Trinity Futures- Team #7033373474




         First-Time Junior High players will receive $10 rebate on your $35.00 league registration.

        Fill out this Rebate Jot Formafter you have registered for your team.

        Contact Leslie Jackson @ rljack2@gmail.com or call/text 479-651-5735.  Please include your USTA #.  



          WATA Junior High District Varsity Tournament will be held at Creekmore Tennis Center

          April 27, 2019

          Rain Date:  April 28, 2019


          WATA Junior High Futures League Challenge -- Location To Be Determined

          April 27, 2019

          Rain Date:  April 28, 2019

         WATA Junior High FUTURES League Timeline

             NOTE:  FUTURES CLINIC IS ON FOR TONIGHT, MARCH 12th, same time & place 

          Futures clinics will be every Tuesday beginning

                   MARCH 5TH

                5:30 - 6:30 pm

                @ Ben Geren Tennis Center


              Clinicians will be:  

                    Bill Hanson 

                    Jonathan Gray 


             Financial Aid Application



           WATA JTT Coordinator:                                                                             WATA Program Coordinator:

          Leslie Jackson                                                                                                Shane Wilson

          rljack2@gmail.com                                                                                       shanewilson1981@gmail.com

          479.651.5735                                                                                                 479.420.7730

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