Spring ONE Tennis
March 15, 2021
Please see the format and rules for the ONE Tennis Leagues below:
Spring Session #2: ONE DOUBLES, ONE Mixed DOUBLES, and ONE SINGLES
WHEN: June 28 - August 6, 2021
WHO: USTA members* or non-members
WHAT: Flex style matches. Players will be assigned weekly opponents and they will have one week to schedule, play the match, and report scores.
WHERE: Public outdoor courts around Twin Cities Metro area**
Registration Fee: $10 per player
DETAILS: Must sign-up at your current NTRP level.*** You will be placed into flights**** and be assigned weekly opponents. Doubles teams can have 2-4 players and singles teams can have 1-2 players on a team. Teams will receive 4-6 matches during the 6-week season. The home team will be responsible for selecting an outdoor location and BOTH teams will be responsible for bringing a new can of balls. BOTH teams will work together to find a day and time to play within one week of the scheduled match. Matches can be played at the convenience of both players/teams so daytime, evening, weeknights, or weekends are acceptable as long as both sides agree.ADVERTISEMENT
ONE Doubles Section Championships are Dec 3 - 5, 2021 at Life Time Bloomington South. Winners at the 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 levels qualify to play at the National Tri-Level Invitational in Palm Springs in March 2022.
* ONE Doubles must be a USTA Member. ONE Singles and ONE Mixed Doubles is open to both members and non-members.
** Private courts and/or inside courts ok if agreed upon by both parties
*** Players need to have a valid USTA Rating. If you have not played in any USTA Leagues before and do not have an official rating, follow steps 1 and 2 below.
**** We need a minimum of 4 teams in a flight to make it viable. If there are less than 4 teams in a flight we will move players/teams around to make flights work.
Registration is open NOW and will close on Friday, June 11, 2021.
Creating/Registering For A Team
How to Create a Team in TennisLink
- Go to TennisLink.usta.com/leagues and login to your USTA Account.
- You will land on the USTA LEAGUE home page. Look for MY QUICK LINKS on the right side of the page and click on the link ONLINE TEAM CREATION and follow the prompts.
- You will need your USTA member number and a credit card to pay the league registration fee.
- TEAM NAME: The captain’s last name(s) must be included and listed first in your team name.
- Be sure to write down your team number (it begins with a 555) so you can pass it on to your players. They will need this to register for the team.
How to Register for a Team
- You will need your team number.
- You will need your USTA member number; membership must be current through the League Play Season.
- Use a credit card to pay league fee.
- Go to TennisLink.usta.com/leagues.
- Look for "Start Playing" on the left side of the page and click on the link REGISTER FOR A TEAM and follow the prompts.
How To Obtain Your Official Rating - if you don't already have one
1. Log In or Create Your Tennislink Account
New or just coming back to tennis leagues?
You’ll first need to log into or set up your tennislink account. Once you create a tennislink account and you are assigned a number, it is yours forever. Even if you purchase a USTA membership and it expires, the account number is yours forever.
Have a USTA tennislink account, and your rating has expired?
To get your self-rating, click here and log into your tennislink account.
Brand new to USTA Leagues and have never had a tennislink account?
Click here and set up an account profile for free.
Not sure if you have a tennislink account or you’re having trouble logging in?
Please call 800-990-USTA (8782) and they will be able to assist you with your account.
2. Obtain Your Rating
Now that you’re logged into your account profile, you can get your NTRP rating assigned. (Make sure you use a laptop or PC, not a tablet or smart phone. Chrome and Safari works best with tennislink.)
Click on the tab labeled “USTA LEAGUE” and then click on the blue “SELF RATE” button in the middle of the page. You’ll see a window pop up (make sure your pop up blocker is off.)
You’ll be asked a few questions about your background and history related to the sport of tennis. Once you’ve answered these questions, you will be assigned an NTRP rating. You’ll then be asked if you’d like to accept the rating that you were assigned or if you’d like to appeal your rating up or down. Make your selection and click submit. If you choose to appeal your rating, it will go through the self rate appeal process. The self rate committee at USTA Northern will review your appeal and provide a decision.
Click here for USTA’s NTRP Player Guidelines