Adult Recreational Tennis:

About USTA League


With more than 300,000 players taking part each year, USTA League is the country’s largest adult competitive tennis league. It’s a great way to stay active, improve your tennis game, and have the chance to compete for a National Championship. If you love tennis, you’ll love USTA League and being part of a team.


League play starts at the local level for players 18-and-over, and are largely organized according to the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) by age group. Top teams from local leagues earn the chance to compete in district and/or sectional championships, while the winners of sectionals  advance to USTA League National Championships.


League offerings can vary across the country. USTA sections may also offer other programs, which include combo leagues, grouping players of different NTRP levels in doubles; tri-level leagues, with three lines of different NTRP levels; and leagues just for those aged 18-39.



After creating a USTA Account, new players can self-rate to obtain an NTRP rating. Once you have an NTRP rating, you are ready to find a league and start playing! 


Your Local League Coordinator or the USTA National Staff can help you find what league is the best fit for you, based on what is offered in your area for your level, age and interests.


Please see below for a listing of leagues that are frequently offered in each section.


Adult 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 (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5): two singles matches and three doubles matches
  • Team match format (2.5 and 5.0): one singles match and two doubles matches


Adult 40 & Over Leagues

  • NTRP levels: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5
  • Team match format: National Championship format is one singles match, three doubles matches. Sections may choose to use the National Championship format or any other approved format for local play in their area. 


Adult 55 & Over Leagues

  • Combined NTRP levels: 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0 
  • Team match format: three doubles matches


Mixed 18 & Over Leagues

  • Combined NTRP levels: 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 and 10.0
  • Team match format: three doubles matches


Mixed 40 & Over Leagues

  • Combined NTRP levels: 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0
  • Team match format: three doubles matches


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