USTA League play is in full swing, and Florida adult players can choose from upcoming age division and mixed doubles competition, and also new age 18-39-only fun.
USTA Florida will offer a preview to 18-39 league play with a one-day 2019 Adult 18-39 Invitational event on Sept. 14 at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach. Players need only two men and two women at a minimum to form a team, with NTRP levels for 4.0 and below, and 4.5 and above.
“The 18-39 league and invitational is a great opportunity for young adults to continue to utilize their tennis skills honed through junior and college play,” said USTA Florida Director of Adult Tennis Christine Ducey. “The co-ed team World Team Tennis format gives players the opportunity to play competitively, but experience all of the social fun of tennis while they are at it! It’s especially great for players who have moved to a new area after college, and are trying to make new tennis connections and life long friends!”
Individual players can also sign-up to be placed on a team. Entry will be limited to the first 24 teams that sign up, and the registration deadline is Sept. 9, so sign up ASAP. USTA membership is not required. Maximum six players to a team, and World TeamTennis format and rules apply.
USTA League is rolling out fall play opportunities across Florida for competitors age 18 and over. Leagues include:
18 & Over Leagues — NTRP levels: 2.5 (women only), 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0+; team match format for championships is two singles matches and three doubles matches (2.5 and 5.0+ NTRP levels play one singles match and two doubles matches).
40 & Over Leagues — NTRP levels: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5+; team match format is two singles matches and three doubles matches.
55 & Over Leagues — Combined NTRP levels: 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0; team match format is three doubles matches.
Mixed 18 & Over Leagues — Combined NTRP levels: 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 and 10.0; team match format is three doubles matches.
Mixed 40 & Over Leagues — Combined NTRP levels: 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0; team match format is three doubles matches.
Depending on your region of Florida, other offerings include Combo league (different NTRP levels playing doubles together) and Tri-level (three lines of different NTRP levels). With more than 320,000 tennis players taking part each year, USTA League is the country’s largest adult competitive tennis league.
It’s a great way to stay active, meet new friends, improve your tennis game, and even have the chance to compete for a national championship.
For more info on the one-day 2019 Adult 18-39 Invitational click here.
To search by county for an upcoming USTA League in your area go to www.ustaflorida.com/localplay