Have you tried playing an NTRP tournament? These events are a great option for those looking to sharpen their skills and have fun competing against others across the section. They are also a great opportunity for USTA League players to compete outside their League teams; the tournaments count toward your USTA NTRP rating. Participants can also advance to the NTRP National Championships.
The National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) is the official system for determining the levels of competition for the USTA Adult Leagues and NTRP Tournaments. The primary goal of NTRP is to help all tennis players enjoy the game by providing a method of classifying skill levels for more compatible matches and tournament play. The rating categories are generalizations about skill levels. Players must have a USTA rating to enter sanctioned NTRP events, and they may "play up" in divisions .5 higher than their NTRP rating. Players are not permitted to play events below their rating or more than .5 above their rating.
NTRP National Championships
The NTRP rating system is a way to create level-based competition at the 18 & Over, 40 & Over and 55 & Over age groups. NTRP National Champions are crowned in Men’s and Women’s singles and doubles at the 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0 levels. (*Note: 2.5 and 5.0 championship events are currently only available in the 18 & Over age group.)
The 2024 NTRP National Championships will be held in spring 2024 in various locations across the country. More information about the event will be posted at this link as it becomes available.
USTA Eastern Qualifications for the NTRP National Championships
USTA Eastern will hold NTRP National Qualifier tournaments on multiple dates over the summer in 2023 in certain age groups and divisions. Winners at these events will advance to the 2024 National NTRP Championships.
USTA Eastern's 2023 National Qualifier tournament schedule:
- July 8-9: 40 & Over 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 Women (Singles + Doubles) REGISTRATION CLOSED
- July 22-23: 40 & Over 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 Men (Singles + Doubles) REGISTRATION CLOSED
- July 29-30: 18 & Over 2.5 and 55 & Over 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 Women (Singles + Doubles) REGISTRATION CLOSED
- August 6: 18 & Over 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 Mixed REGISTRATION CLOSED
- August 26-27: 55 & Over 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 Men REGISTER HERE
For divisions not listed, the NTRP National Standings List published in January will determine which players qualify.
To qualify for a spot, a player must:
Be a current USTA member
Be an Eastern resident
Have played in at least one NTRP tournament in the Eastern section within the last 12 months
Be age eligible in the divisions being offered
Meet all NTRP validation requirements
Be in good standing with the section
Self-rated players are not eligible. Please click here to familiarize yourself with the NTRP validation.
Alternates: If a qualified player cannot play the National Championships, the next highest ranked, age-eligible player will be chosen until the spot is filled.
Current USTA Eastern NTRP Tournaments
*Bookmark this page. We will post a sampling of registrations for NTRP Tournaments in the section here. Learn more about levels here. Tournaments are also available at https://playtennis.usta.com/tournaments.