September 15th, 2017
Florida Qualifiers Next Month for New NTRP National Chps. in 2018
NTRP (National Tennis Rating Program) tournament players will be getting their own USTA National Championships events in 2018.
Next year the USTA will debut the NTRP National Championships for the 18 & Over and 50 & Over age groups. Divisions will be singles and doubles at the 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 levels.
“Florida players must play the October qualifying event in order to move onto the national event,” says USTA Florida Player Development Coordinator Andy Gladstone. “Players must finish in the Top 3 in order to qualify for the national event.”
The Florida 18 & Over national qualifier will be held on Oct. 27-30, 2017 in Boca Raton. For more info go to Tennislink.USTA.com. The Florida 50 & Over qualifier will be held on Oct. 28-30, 2017 in Naples. For more info go to TennisLink.USTA.com/Tournaments/ (Tournament ID 202917).
Qualifiers will advance to the 18 & Over NTRP National Championships on April 6-8, 2018, at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex in Surprise, Ariz., and the 50 & Over NTRP National Championships on April 20-22, 2018 at the Academia Sanchez-Casal in Naples, Fla.
The NTRP National Championships will feature non-elimination draws with two matches per day 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. Self-rated players are not eligible to participate.
For more info click on the links above or go to www.USTA.com.