The NTRP National Championships are national adult tournaments that leverage the NTRP rating system as a way to create level-based competition at the 18 & over and 50 & over age groups. Each year, NTRP National Champions are crowned in men’s and women’s singles and doubles at the 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, and 5.0 levels in the 18 & over age group, and 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 in the 40 & over, and 55 & over age groups.
How to qualify in USTA Missouri Valley in 2021 for the 2022 NTRP National Championships
- Participate in USTA sanctioned adult tournaments that have NTRP divisions.
- You must play in at least one USTA MV Adult L4 (Section) tournament, in that division.
- Finish as the #1 ranked player on the USTA Missouri Valley final rankings list.
- Receive an invitation from USTA Missouri Valley to attend the NTRP National Championships.
USTA Missouri Valley typically has one (1) NTRP National Championship spot available in each of the NTRP divisions. In order to be endorsed by the section and receive the invitation from USTA Missouri Valley, players must meet the selection criteria. Please note, this is a National Tournament Championship, not a League Championship.
For 18 & Over age groups:
The player who holds the No. 1 position on the 2021 USTA Missouri Valley final ranking lists for each division (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 men's and women's singles and doubles) will be invited to attend the 2021 USTA National Championships as the section's representative.
For 40 & Over and 55 & Over age groups:
The player who holds the No. 1 position on the 2021 USTA Missouri Valley final ranking lists for each division (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 men's and women's singles and doubles) will be invited to attend the 2021 USTA National Championships as the section's representative.
NOTE: Should there be a tie in the 2021 USTA Missouri Valley Final Rankings List in any division, the player/team with the best overall win-loss record will win the division and will be selected/invited to attend the NTRP National Championships. If the win-loss records are identical, then the player/team with the highest year-end rating will be selected.
If no players are listed on the 2021 final ranking lists for eligible players, the highest ranked player on the 2020 USTA MV final ranking eligible player list may be invited to attend the event.
- Players must have received an NTRP "C" or "T" rating in the level they wish to compete at NTRP National Championships. Players who hold an NTRP "C" rating in the year they compete in tournaments, then receive a higher NTRP "C" rating at year-end are still allowed to compete at their former NTRP level at the national events. Self-rated players, or "A" designated players are not eligible to compete at the NTRP National Championships.
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