Competitive NTRP players in Florida can qualify for the 2nd annual NTRP National Championships via the Florida qualifier in October at the award-winning Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton.
“Florida players must play the Florida State Closed qualifying event in October in order to move onto the national event,” says USTA Florida Player Development Coordinator Andy Gladstone. “Players must then reach their division final to qualify for the national event.”
The USTA Florida State Closed NTRP Championships will be held on Oct. 26-29, 2018. Men’s and women’s singles and doubles divisions are NTRP 3.0-5.0, and mixed divisions 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0. Mixed divisions are not offered at the NTRP National Championships and the 5.0 level is only offered in the 18 & Over age group.
All matches in the main draw and consolation will play a super-tiebreaker in lieu of a third set. Doubles draws close on the Tuesday of the week at 9 p.m. There is a mandatory sign in for consolation, and a player party will be held on Saturday.
Main draw division finalists will advance to represent the USTA Florida Section at 18 & Over and 50 & Over NTRP National Championships, to be held in 2019. Due to the overwhelming success of the inaugural NTRP nationals event, the NTRP National Championships have been expanded to include the 3.0 level for 18 & Over and 50 & Over age groups, as well as the 5.0 level for the 18 & Over age group.
NTRP divisions for the national championships will be:
18 & Over: 3.0-5.0 men’s and women’s singles and doubles
50 & Over: 3.0-4.5 men’s and women’s singles and doubles
NTRP National Championship dates:
March 29-31, 2019 — 18 & Over 3.0-5.0 Singles, Academia Sanchez-Casal, Naples, Fla.
March 29-31, 2019 — 50 & Over 3.0-4.5 Singles, Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex, Surprise, Ariz.
April 5-7, 2019 — 18 & Over 3.0-5.0 Doubles, Academia Sanchez-Casal, Naples, Fla.
April 5-7, 2019 — 50 & Over 3.0-4.5 Doubles, Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex, Surprise, Ariz.
The NTRP National Championships will feature non-elimination draws with two matches per day on Friday through Sunday; the Fast Four format with best-of-three sets to four games, no-ad scoring, tiebreak at 3-all; and eight four-player round robins and that play into four eight-player compass draws. Players must have a 2017 computer-generated NTRP rating to participate, and self-rated players are not eligible to participate.
Last year a pair of Florida women raised the doubles championship trophy, while a men’s team finished runner-up, and two singles players were also runners-up at the inaugural USTA NTRP 50 & Over National Championships.
For more info or to register for the USTA Florida State Closed 18 & Over NTRP Championships go to:
USTA Florida State Closed 50 & Over NTRP Championships information coming soon.