2021 Tri-Level National Invitational
2021 USTA League Tri-Level National Invitational
Location: Omni Rancho Las Palmas, Calif.
Date: March 4-6, 2022
Court Surface: Hard
Registration: Registration link will be posted here at a later date.
Team Selection: It is up to the discretion of each individual section as to how their team is selected but all players must be current USTA members, have a valid “C” computer-generated NTRP rating after the 2021 year-end ratings are published and be on the official TennisLink roster in order to participate in the National Invitational for 2022. Please reach out to your section office for more information about Tri-Level play and advancement in your area.
Roster Sizes and Requirements: For each team, there will be a minimum requirement of six (6) players, providing for one doubles team, in the 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 ability levels, to a maximum of 12 players per team. ADVERTISEMENT This can be any combination of NTRP levels as long as the total number of players on a roster is 12 or less, and there are at least two players on-site and available for the entire weekend at each NTRP level of 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5. For example, a team could have three 3.5, five 4.0 and four 4.5 players. As this Invitational is intended to provide level-based play, players should not play up NTRP levels unless there is an on-site injury or extenuating circumstances that require a team to play a player up a level to avoid defaulting a court.
Non-Playing Captain: We will allow for one non-playing captain to attend and not be counted towards the 12 allowed roster players. This captain must be the same captain that is listed in TennisLink .
Minimum Match Requirement: There is no minimum match requirement for players to play in this event.
Ratings for the Tri-Level National Invitational to be held in 2022: The USTA National Staff Representative will verify all player ratings and eligibility prior to the start of the Invitational once rosters have been received from the respective section offices.
Accepted Rating Types
Computer “C” Rated Players: Players must have a valid “C” rating after the 2021 year-end ratings have been published in order to participate in the Tri-Level National Invitational in 2022.
Question: If a “”C” computer-generated player who competes in 2021 gets bumped up when year-end ratings are released, can they still participate at the NTRP level they played at in 2021? Example: 3.5 “C” computer-rated player gets bumped up to 4.0 “C”. Can they still play in the invitational at 3.5 “C”?
Answer: Yes, as a “C” computer-generated player, this player MAY play in the Tri-Level National Invitational held in 2022 at the NTRP level they played at in 2021. Example: 3.5 “C” computer-rated player gets bumped up to 4.0 “C”. They are eligible to play in the invitational at 3.5 “C”. However, should a player move up TWO LEVELS at year-end, they must play at their NEW HIGHEST LEVEL, instead of their original rostered level. Example: If a 3.5 “C” computer-rated player gets bumped up to 4.5 “C” - they must play at the 4.5 level.
Question: If a “C” rated player appeals their 2021 year-end rating down and is now showing as an “A” appealed player, are they able to play at their lower appealed rating?
Answer: No. If a player earned a “C” year-end rating in 2021 and they appealed their rating down through TennisLink and now have a valid “A” rating, they will be allowed to play but at the “C” rating level they earned in 2021. For example, if a player earned a 4.0 "C" rating and they appeal their rating down to a 3.5 "A," they may play at the Tri-Level invitational as a 4.0-rated player.
“S” Self-Rated, “A” Appealed, “M” Mixed, or “T” Tournament
“S” Self rated, “A” Appealed, “M” Mixed, or “T” Tournament players may only play if they earn a “C” computer year-end rating when the 2021 year-end ratings are published and they must play at the “C” rating level that they earned with the 2021 year-end ratings.
Question: If a “S” self-rated, “A” appealed, “M” mixed, or “T” tournament player who competed in 2021 gets bumped up in the 2021 year-end ratings, can they still participate at the NTRP level they played at in 2021? Example: A 3.5 “S” self-rated, “A” appealed, “M” mixed, or “T” tournament player gets bumped up to 4.0 “C”. Can they still play in the 2022 event at the 3.5 level?
Answer: No. An “S” self-rated, “A” appealed, “M” mixed, or “T” tournament player may ONLY play if they earned a "C' year-end rating in 2021 and they MUST play at the "C" computer rating that they earned in the 2021 year-end ratings. Example: An “S” self-rated, “A” appealed, “M” mixed, or “T” tournament player gets bumped up to 4.0 “C” they must play at the 4.0 NTRP level at the Tri Level Invitational held in 2022. Please note that an “S” self-rated, “A” appealed, “M” mixed, or “T” tournament 4.5 player who got bumped up to 5.0 “C” WOULD NOT be eligible to play in the event held in 2022.
Section League Contacts
Contact: Brenda Rivera
Contact: Lauren Bull
Contact: Desiree McLaughlin
Contact: Sara Yoshinaga
Contact: Lynn Lozano
Contact: Shell Wood
Contact: Sharon Narsiff
Contact: Toby Gaynor
Contact: Alyssa Stelmach
Contact: Christy Bennett
Contact: Nancy Lundberg
Contact: Brandy Guillen
Contact: Adam Hutchinson
Contact: Chris Walling
Contact: Ali Ordonez
Contact: Lori Therrien
Contact: Andrea Booth