The WATA Junior High League is a Junior Team Tennis competition for girls and boys in junior high school (6th– 8thgrades) 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 6th, 7thor 8thgrade 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.
- Students in grade 8 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.
GREAT NEWS! All* players registered in the 2022 WATA Jr. High program can receive a credit** for the next league they play in 2022.
- The credit can be used for either League 1 or League 2 (See WATA Jr. Team Tennis page) and will be equal to the amount you paid for Jr. High registration in Feb/March.
- To access this credit you must contact Greg Gilliam by text or email to receive your individual code for that credit. 479-459-2255, email@example.com
*Does not include Futures players at this time-watch your email and text for more details.
PHOTOS FROM THE 2019 JUNIOR HIGH TOURNAMENT
2020 Junior High Timeline - Cancelled due to Covid
MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION IS FREE FOR ALL PLAYERS:
Follow this link: https://www.usta.com/en/home/membership/individual-memberships.html
TEAM REGISTRATION FOR ALL PLAYERS
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 #7033400196 Alan & Sarah Carlisle
Darby - Team #7033400197 Brian Pillar
Greenwood - Team #7033400201&