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New England Social Tennis League

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If you’re looking to play more tennis and socialize with people in your area, you've come to the right place. In our leagues, the focus is FUN. It's a great place to meet new people and improve your tennis game!

 

We have leagues designed for young professionals ages 21-40 as well as 21 & over leagues to expand our reach to all.

 

How does the league work? The first night of each season is filled with tennis games like King of the Court and Around the World. This night is designed for you to get practice in before matches start and to meet the other people in your league. In the following weeks we play doubles matches once a week on co-ed teams.

 

All levels are welcome and we're happy to help you find the right fit. Email socialtennis@newengland.usta.com with any questions.

 

For more information on the format of our league, see our FAQs and Rules & Regulations linked below.

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Social League FAQs

Social League Rules & Regulations

 

Spring session runs from May to June.

Summer session runs from July to August.

Fall session runs from September to October.

Registration for each session will open about a month before the start of the leagues.

 

Levels of Play

Beginner: This program offers instruction from a coach as a way to get started before playing Social League. This program is best for those who have never picked up a racquet before or who want to learn the fundamentals of tennis.

 

Recreational: This is our most popular and most social league! Open to all playing levels but primarily for lower to mid-level players (2.5 to 3.5 NTRP ratings). This level is great for players new to our league. You must be able to serve, rally, and keep score at a minimum.

 

Intermediate: This level is for higher-level players (3.5 or 4.0 NTRP ratings) that want to be social but also want solid, more competitive matches. This is the level for most former high school or college club or varsity players.

 

Advanced: This division is for our highest-level players (4.0 to 5.0 NTRP ratings) and while still social, the focus is on high-quality tennis. This would be ideal for a high-level former college club or varsity player.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Intermediate Doubles Tournament

  • Saturday, January 28th from 2-6 pm
  • Wayside Athletic Club, Marlborough, MA
  • Grab a partner for a fun and competitive double elimination tournament

 

Love All: A Tennis "Speed Dating" Event

  • Saturday, February 11th from 2-5 pm
  • Spark Fitness and Tennis Club, Andover, MA
  • Whether you're looking to make new friends, find a romantic connection, network or just find a hitting partner, join us for aerobic doubles, hitting and socializing.

 

St. Patrick's Day Hitting & Rating Event

  • Saturday, March 18th from 3-5:30 pm
  • Wayside Athletic Club, Marlborough, MA
  • This event is geared towards players new to our league or players looking to have their playing level assessed for the upcoming season. It's also a great time to get some hitting in before our outdoor season!

 

New Player Rating Event

  • Saturday, April 1st from 3-6 pm
  • Spark Fitness and Tennis Club, Andover, MA
  • This event is geared towards new players to our league or players looking to have their playing level verified for the upcoming season. It's also a great time to get some hitting in before our outdoor season!

 

18-39 Winter Leagues

Since we run social leagues only during the spring, summer and fall seasons on outdoor courts, we are offering indoor winter league opportunities once again this year in Eastern Massachusetts. Click here to learn more.

 

Spring 2023 

If you are interested in joining the Social League next spring, send a message to socialtennis@newengland.usta.com. We will add you to our email list so you'll get all news and information. 

 

Registration Details

 

Once registration opens, click the link for the site you want to register for. If you are a new player to our league, make sure you have your USTA login set up in advance here (it is free and you don't need a USTA membership to play). 

 

If the registration page for your desired site says "Course Unavailable" that means that site is currently full -- please email us to be entered into the lottery. We will be designating 10% of spots in the Boston area leagues to the lottery (sites are denoted with a * below). The lottery will be drawn on Monday, August 8 at 12pm and you will be notified by email if you were selected for a league. You may enter the lottery for multiple sites. If you were able to register for a league, you may also email us to be put on the waitlist for a second site.

 

If you are an advanced player, a 4.5 or above in USTA ratings, please sign up for the intermediate or advanced leagues so matches are not lopsided in the recreational league. If you don’t have a USTA rating and are unsure of which league might be best for you, feel free to email us at: socialtennis@newengland.usta.com.  

 

Site Coordinators

Coordinators play for free and are responsible for bringing the match balls each week (provided by us) and recording scores from all matches. Please email us at socialtennis@newengland.usta.com if you are interested in coordinating.

 

Want to play but don't have a racquet?

 

If you want to join the league but need a racquet, email socialtennis@newengland.usta.com and we can help you.

 

Don't see a social league in your area? Click here to let us know!

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