Throughout the state of Connecticut, tennis facilities are booming in large part because of the excitement and comradery of USTA League Tennis. Connecticut’s 2018 season saw 726 teams playing in 32 different leagues. Four Connecticut teams became New England Section Champions, earning the right to play at USTA Adult League National Championships.
USTA League Tennis has grown exponentially across the country, providing the perfect combination of competition and social opportunity for adults eighteen and over at all levels of ability. It is the nation’s largest recreational tennis program, and Connecticut, with the support of USTA New England, competes impressively at all levels of play.
The beauty of USTA League Tennis is that there is a place for everyone, whether brand new to tennis or experienced players seeking to compete well after high school and college playing days are over. ADVERTISEMENT Tennis is a lifetime sport with over 325,000 players nationwide participating in adult tennis leagues.
Leagues are organized for competitive team match play for women, men and mixed doubles. Teams are organized and scheduled for local competition throughout the year based on the NTRP rating system to ensure that you compete with players at your level, with ratings evaluated once a year, to keep the competition on an equal footing.
While competitive spirit is an important part of league play, it is balanced with a social atmosphere and an opportunity to get to know players from all over your region.
Connecticut is an active tennis state considering its size, and has leagues in three local areas: Eastern, Northern and Southern.
Whether you are a hopeful new player, a recreational player, or a former player who wants to make time for tennis again, Connecticut league tennis welcomes you. You’ll make new friends, sharpen your skills on the court, and find out why USTA league players come back year after year.
Explore the Eastern, Northern and Southern Connecticut League pages for information on programs near you, as well as lists of contacts to help you get started playing right away!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the penalties for Tardiness?
5 minutes or less: Loss of toss plus 1 game
5:01 - 10 minutes: Loss of toss plus 2 games
10:01 - 15 minutes: Loss of toss plus 3 games
More than 15 minutes: Default of court
How are the teams who are moving onto districts determined?
If that particular league advances to a District or Sectional championship, then the following applies:
Any flight in which there are 5 teams or more, the top two teams in the flight will receive an invitation to advance to the next championship level.
Any flight in which there are 4 teams or less, the top team in the flight will receive an invitation to advance to the next championship level.
What are the reasons you can ask to reschedule all or any part of a match?
Makeup matches are allowed only for scheduled matches that are affected by specific holidays, weather, extenuating circumstances and approved contract time conflicts.
Please note: Not having your best players available is NOT an acceptable reason to reschedule a match.
USTA CT League Committee
Chairman Rich Bisk, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastern CT Representatives
Ted Sherman, email@example.com
Camille Burlingham, firstname.lastname@example.org
Connie Hurtt, email@example.com
Northern CT Representatives
Madelyn Valbuena, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Tillow & Jen Ort, email@example.com
Southern CT Representatives
Omar Khan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie Vizzo, email@example.com
Andrew Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Mountford, email@example.com
Entry Level Representative
Robyn Sondak, Rsondak@Travelers.com
Ellen O’Donnell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria das Neves, email@example.com