There are an array of adult and senior tournaments offered through the USTA, whether it’s a local tournament where you can compete with area players or represent Team USA in a senior international competition.
Here’s a quick look at all the different ways that you can play USTA adult tournaments:
Local and National Adult Tournaments
The USTA is excited to share that it has adopted a simplified nationwide structure, which creates a standardized system and greater consistency for our players, coaches, tournament directors and officials as of January 2021.
The new structure will utilize seven levels of events, ranging from Level 7 (Local) to Level 1 (National Championships) and a universal ranking system that will distribute points consistently across the country.
This nationwide system will provide consistent tournament levels and standardized tournament operations for all events—regardless of location—replacing a current system that is greatly dependent upon the region.ADVERTISEMENT
The new system will allow players to more easily compete across sections, as the levels will be standardized with an increased number of local events, providing even more playing opportunities for players.
Click here to learn more about the new Adult Tournament structure or utilize the resources below.
Senior International Competition: 35 to 80+
For those top-level players who have always dreamed of representing the U.S. on the world stage, there are senior international events – the Young Seniors, Senior, and Super-Senior World and Individual Championships. These events are age-division events – ranging from 35 and over to 80 and over – and are the senior equivalents to the Fed Cup and Davis Cup competitions.
Learn more about Senior International Competition.
In 2018, the USTA launched a new national adult tournament that leverages the NTRP rating system as a way to create level-based competition at the 18 & over and 50 & over age groups. NTRP National Champions were crowned in men’s and women’s singles and doubles at the 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 levels in both 18 & over and 50 & over age groups.
To learn more about NTRP Nationals, click here.
Want a better understanding on what tournament or event to join? USTA rankings help you figure out how you stack up against the competition. Learn more about USTA adult tournament rankings.