This event is rescheduled from the April
This is a qualifier tournament for the 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 divisions for the chance to advance on to the USTA National tournament. New in 2020, players will have 2 chances with an additional qualifier tournament held in the Fall.
Players qualify to compete in the USTA NTRP National Championships by winning first in the USTA Florida Sectional qualifying tournament in either the USTA Florida NTRP 50 & Over State Championships or the 18 & Over State Championships. USTA Florida holds two qualifying tournaments and will send the two players from each NTRP level within each age division who have placed 1st to the respective USTA National NTRP Championships.
Short scoring will be used.
- Best of 3 short sets
- First to 4 games wins the set
- No-ad scoring will be used
- At 3 points all, next point wins the game
- The receiver chooses which side the point is played
Tiebreaker at 3 games all:
- First to 5 points
- 2 points serving each (starting deuce side)
- Change ends once only after 4 points
- If tiebreaker reaches 4-4, it’s “next point wins” the set
- Players do not change ends at 4-4
Round Robin play will be used in all divisions.
All divisions without a minimum of 4 player for singles and 4 teams for doubles will not be played.
Advancement To National Championships
Only players with a computer generated NTRP rating (according to the 2018 year end ratings) will be allowed to advance to the National NTRP Championships.
“S” rated (Self rate) and “M” rated (mixed exclusive) players are welcome to enter the Florida NTRP State Championships, but will not be allowed to advance to the National NTRP Championships.
USTA Florida reserves the right not to select players that are outside of the NTRP level that a player signed up for.
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.