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NorCal Adult Competition Whether you play Singles or Doubles or want to compete locally or nationally, USTA Tournaments are for you.
Whether you play Singles or Doubles or want to compete locally or nationally, USTA Tournaments are for you.
CHANGES TO ADULT TOURNAMENTS IN 2021
CHANGES TO ADULT TOURNAMENTS IN 2021
CHANGES TO ADULT TOURNAMENTS IN 2021

We are excited to share that USTA will adopt a simplified nationwide structure, which will create a standardized system and greater consistency for our players, parents, coaches, tournament directors and officials.

Click below to get the details on the important changes to the USTA Adult Competitive Structure that will take place in January 2021.

 

USTA Northern California sanctions tournaments at private and public facilities all over the section. A variety of tournament categories are offered.
USTA Northern California sanctions tournaments at private and public facilities all over the section. A variety of tournament categories are offered.
ADULT TOURNAMENTS
USTA Northern California sanctions tournaments at private and public facilities all over the section. A variety of tournament categories are offered.

 

 

New Tournament Website/Platform: Play Tennis

See the USTA NorCal Selection Criteria for the NTRP National Championships

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.

 

2020 Friend at Court - Tennis Rules and Regulations Handbook (PDF)

2021 USTA Adult & Family Tournament Regulations (PDF)

USTA NorCal Adult Tournament Rules (As of 1/1/2021)

 

Sportsmanship

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.

 

Players will be held accountable based on the conduct they and their spectators display before, during and/or after a match in any USTA sanctioned tournament.  Additionally, a person who enters a sanctioned tournament or match consents to being penalized under the Point Penalty System for abusive conduct by a person who appears to be associated with the player.  Information regarding the suspension point system, which includes a chart of violations and the suspension points associated with each violation can be found in the Friend at Court on pages 113 - 118.

 

USTA NorCal Sportsmanship Committee Procedures (as of 8/1/2021)

 

Ranking Lists

National Standings List – Calculated Monthly

The National Standings List is a monthly standings list of players in each division used, when authorized, for selection and seeding. When it is used for a Closed tournament, it can be filtered to only include residents of a Sectional Association or District Association.  Please see the 2021 USTA Adult & Family Tournament Regulations (found above under Rules & Regulations) for more information.

 

Click here to view the National Standings List

 

Adult and Family National Rankings – Calculated Yearly

The Adult and Family National Ranking list is published once a year, after the end of the year.  The Adult and Family ranking period for all players and teams is January 1 through December 31.  Please see the 2021 USTA Adult & Family Tournament Regulations (found above under Rules & Regulations) for more information.

 

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).

Click here to learn more on NTRP National Championships: How to Qualify in NorCal (PDF)

Self-Rating
Information on ratings and how to appeal a self-rating.
NTRP (National Tennis Rating Program) tournaments offer players the ability to play tournaments at their appropriate NTRP rating level.
NTRP (National Tennis Rating Program) tournaments offer players the ability to play tournaments at their appropriate NTRP rating level.
NTRP Division
NTRP (National Tennis Rating Program) tournaments offer players the ability to play tournaments at their appropriate NTRP rating level.

 

NTRP tournaments are grouped by level (3.0-5.0) and age (18+, 40+, and 55+) to provide the player with a competitive but comfortable opportunity to compete with others. All players participating in a USTA NorCal sanctioned NTRP tournament must have an NTRP rating. If you do not have an NTRP rating, please click here to obtain a self-rating.

 

Tournaments with an NTRP Gold Cup Series designation are worth Level 4 ranking points.  Players who compete in tournaments with a Tournament of the Year designation will earn Level 5 ranking points.

 

NTRP Division Tournaments also offer players the ability to work towards a national ranking and an opportunity to advance to the NTRP National Championships.  Click here to learn more on how to Qualify in NorCal for the NTRP National Championships.

 

 

2021 NorCal Sanctioned Tournaments Coming Soon

Adult/Senior Age Division Tournaments are open to all levels but broken down by age  in five year increments, for example; 30 through 90.
Adult/Senior Age Division Tournaments are open to all levels but broken down by age  in five year increments, for example; 30 through 90.
Age Division
Adult/Senior Age Division Tournaments are open to all levels but broken down by age in five year increments, for example; 30 through 90.

 

A player is deemed eligible for an age division event if the player will reach the minimum age by December 31 of the year during which the division is scheduled to start. Age Division Tournaments offer players the ability to work towards a national ranking.

 

2021 NorCal Sanctioned Tournaments Coming Soon

Tournaments are open to all USTA players. Players of all abilities and all ages can play in Open events though the category is considered the toughest of all adult tournaments.
Tournaments are open to all USTA players. Players of all abilities and all ages can play in Open events though the category is considered the toughest of all adult tournaments.
Open Division
Tournaments are open to all USTA players. Players of all abilities and all ages can play in Open events though the category is considered the toughest of all adult tournaments.

 

In the Open category, play against former and current pros, teaching professionals, former and current collegiate, NTRP players and top ranked juniors. Click here for the 2020 NorCal Open Tournaments that will count towards the National Top 500 Ranking List.

 

2021 NorCal Sanctioned Tournaments Coming Soon

Tournaments include the following divisions; father-son, father-daughter, mother-son, mother–daughter, parent-child. Parent and child may enter if they are related; by blood, legal adoption, or current step relationship.
Tournaments include the following divisions; father-son, father-daughter, mother-son, mother–daughter, parent-child. Parent and child may enter if they are related; by blood, legal adoption, or current step relationship.
Family Division
Tournaments include the following divisions; father-son, father-daughter, mother-son, mother–daughter, parent-child. Parent and child may enter if they are related; by blood, legal adoption, or current step relationship.

 

A child may play with different parents in different tournaments or different divisions in a tournament. There is also a division with a minimum age restriction for parent. If the parent and child are related and the parent will reach the minimum age by December 31 of the year during which the division is scheduled to start.  Family Divisions also include; grand-parent and grand-child and husband–wife.

 

2021 NorCal Sanctioned Tournaments Coming Soon

One Day Tournaments are a great way for league or recreational tennis players to try out tournament competition.
One Day Tournaments are a great way for league or recreational tennis players to try out tournament competition.
One Day Tournaments
One Day Tournaments are a great way for league or recreational tennis players to try out tournament competition.

 

For tennis players who may not have a whole weekend to commit, these one day events provide all the same excitement but in a shortened format. These tournaments are also a great way to meet and play against different people.

 

2021 NorCal Sanctioned Tournaments Coming Soon

Created in 1976 in California, wheelchair tennis is one of the fastest growing and most challenging of all wheelchair sports. Wheelchair Division offers the following divisions.
Created in 1976 in California, wheelchair tennis is one of the fastest growing and most challenging of all wheelchair sports. Wheelchair Division offers the following divisions.
WHEELCHAIR DIVISION
Created in 1976 in California, wheelchair tennis is one of the fastest growing and most challenging of all wheelchair sports. Wheelchair Division offers the following divisions.

 

Men’s, Women’s, and Quad Open; Men’s, Women’s, and Quad A, Men’s and Women’s B, Men’s C; Junior Open/A (18 & Under); Senior Open/A (40 & Over) Doubles; and Senior B/C (40 & Over) Doubles.  Wheelchair Division Tournaments offer players the ability to work towards a national ranking.

 

2021 NorCal Sanctioned Tournaments Coming Soon

 

National Tournament Schedule

 

Resources

 

 

 

Contact Information

Cherryl Silva

Manager, Adult Tournaments, 

(510) 948-8794