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Rules & Regulations
Each year the USTA publishes Friend at Court, a book that includes not only the USTA Regulations, but also the ITF Rules of Tennis and "The Code," the players’ guide for matches when officials are not present. It is highly recommended that each player or tennis family have a copy of this publication as a reference. You can purchase the easy-to-carry Friend of Court by calling toll free, 1-866-898-8061.
USTA Regulations prohibit a player from entering two tournaments that have dates that overlap by one or more days unless a player has the prior written consent of both Tournament Committees.
USTA NorCal Adult Tournament Rules (As of 7/1/2019)
The USTA believes strongly in the importance of good sportsmanship in making tennis more enjoyable for all. Players, parents and coaches alike all share responsibility in ensuring that good sportsmanship is an integral part of competition - regardless of level of play.
Parents: Set the example for your kids by creating a positive and encouraging environment.
Players: Handle victory and defeat with grace and dignity and treat opponents with fairness and courtesy.
Coaches: Stress importance of Sportsmanship as highly as the development of strokes and strategy.
- USTA NorCal Point Penalty Suspension System (as of 8/18/2016)
- Track Adult Tournament Suspension Points Online
- Sportsmanship Committee Procedures (as of 6/1/2019)
- Suspended Players List (updated monthly)
- USTA NorCal Zero Tolerance Policy for Junior Tournaments
Grand Prix Points Race - Calculated Monthly
- Ranking and Points Race Rules (As of 11/1/2019)
Attention NTRP Tournament Players
Any player participating in a USTA NorCal sanctioned NTRP tournament will be required to have an NTRP rating. If a player is in violation of this rule he/she will be notified in writing by USTA NorCal.
Any singles, doubles and/or mixed doubles player who has been notified that he/she does not have a valid USTA NTRP rating must SELF-RATE prior to registering in a USTA NorCal NTRP tournament. A player violating this rule or any player playing below their NorCal self-rating level will receive an automatic 30 day suspension and any points earned from that tournament toward the Grand Prix points race and the seeding/tentative/final rankings lists will be removed.
Click here for SELF-RATE instructions (PDF).