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USTA LEAGUE

2022 Tri-Level National Invitational

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2022 USTA League Tri-Level National Invitational 

Location: Omni Rancho Las Palmas, Calif.

Date: March 4-6, 2022

Court Surface: Hard

 

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Southern California Tri Level Invitational Page: Click here for additional player information

 

Tournament Details

 

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” or “A” computer-generated NTRP rating after the 2021 year-end ratings are published and be on the official TennisLink roster to participate in the National Invitational for 2021.  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”.  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: Yes. If a player earned a “C” year-end rating in 2021 and they appealed their rating down through TennisLink  Auto Appeal and now have a verifiable “A” rating, they will be allowed to play at the “C” rating level they had throughout 2021. For example, if a player played the 2021 season with a 3.5 “C” rating and earned a 4.0 "C" 2021-year end rating and they appeal their rating down to a 3.5 "A," they may play at the Tri-Level invitational as a 3.5-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, “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, “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. Note that an “S” self-rated, “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.

 

FINAL RATING ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATIONS WILL BE MADE BY THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE.

 

Section League Contacts

Caribbean

Contact: Rebeca Carrion

 

Eastern

Contact: Susan Friedlaender

 

Florida

Contact: Desiree McLaughlin

 

Hawaii-Pacific

Contact: Sara Yoshinaga

 

Intermountain

Contact: Liz Murrieta

 

Mid-Atlantic

Contact: Shell Wood

 

Middle States

Contact: Sharon Narsiff

 

Midwest

Contact: Toby Gaynor

 

Missouri Valley

Contact: Alyssa Stelmach

 

New England

Contact: Christy Bennett

 

Northern

Contact: Taylor Heltne

 

Northern California

Contact: Michael Lim

 

PNW

Contact: Elece Fiocchi

 

Southern

Contact: Chris Walling

 

Southern California

Contact: India Hoffman

Southwest

Contact: Lori Therrien 

Texas

Contact: Andrea Booth

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