Southern Fast4 Championships

July 07, 2023

USTA Southern is proud to offer an exciting format to short sets format known as Fast4 Tennis. The alternative format focuses on a few simple rules:

  1. The first to four games wins the set
  2. No-ad scoring is used
  3. Service lets are played
  4. First-to-five-point tiebreakers apply at 3 games all


Fast4 format gives players more matches in less time, allows tournaments to take only one or two days, and players have loved the exciting fast pace of the matches. As a section Southern offers two lengths of events:

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NTRP Fast4 National Qualifers

Every year, USTA Southern hosts qualifier championships in this exciting format in three age levels: 18 & over, 40 & over, and 55 & over. By using the innovative Fast4 format, the NTRP Qualifiers have become the fastest growing Southern championships. They utilize NTRP ratings with divisions 3.0 - 4.5 for men and women in each age groups (including the 5.0 division for 18+). Champions will receive Adult Level 4 points towards their ranking and winners get their hands on the "golden ticket" to the nationals in the following spring. 


2022 NTRP National Championships

The NTRP National Champions are crowned in men’s and women’s singles and doubles at the 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 levels in all age groups, as well as at the 5.0 level in the 18 & over division. Click here for more information on the national championships.


The final 2021 NTRP Fast4 Qualifier Championships will be played in 2022.

  • February 26-27, 2022; Open Level 4; Southern NTRP Fast4 National Qualifier; Auburn, AL; MW 3.0 - 4.5 (18+, 40+, 55+), 5.0 (18+); Register

You must compete in an event listed above to be endorsed by USTA Southern.


For more information on Fast4 and the NTRP Southern Qualifying Championships, contact USTA Southern Manager, Adult Tournaments & Social Play Tom Burnham.



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