USTA Southwest Mixed 55 & Over
League Invitational

USTA Southwest  |  December 19, 2022


Feb. 17-19, 2023
Scottsdale, AZ - Scottsdale Ranch Park

We'll be mixing it up on the courts in Scottsdale, Arizona in February 2023 for our first-ever USTA Southwest 55 & Over Mixed League Invitational. 

Co-ed mixed squads from across the entire Southwest will be putting their serve and volleying skills to the test over the course of three days (Feb. 17-19), all for the right to call themselves Southwest Section league champions. With a team victory at this event, division winners will also receive a coveted spot into the USTA National 55 & Over League Invitational, held in Spring 2023. 

This is our first-ever  USTA Southwest 55 & Over League Invitational, and we'll have multiple teams in 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0 skill levels participating. 

PLAYING SITEScottsdale Ranch Park

10400 E. ADVERTISEMENT Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 852584
This 18-court public tennis center in the heart of Scottsdale has been a consistent host to local, section and national league championship events, because of its prime location and quality courts.


There will be no event or host hotel for this year’s 55 & Over USTA Southwest League Invitational.  We do have recommendations nearby for your stay. 

Hyatt Place North Scottsdale
 and the Hampton Inn & Suites on Shea Blvd. 

Both hotels are just a short drive from our tournament site. If you need assistance with your reservations, please contact both hotels directly. We do not have an event rate, but we have used these places in the past and they worked out fine for our events. 


USTA Southwest will hold a virtual (online) captain’s meeting for this event on Monday Feb. 13 at 5:30 PM AZ TIME to go over event protocols and procedures. Section League Coordinator (SLC) will send out the event link to qualified captain’s a week prior to the virtual meeting.


Some event items the SLC will go over in detail in the meeting will be: 

-Court Location & Schedule
-Court Rules, Sportsmanship and Yearly League Section Regulations
- Player Amenities and Prizes
- Photo Information
- Other General Event Information/Questions



Team Line-Up Sheets: Completed cards must be turned into the Tournament Desk by the team captain at the playing location 30 minutes prior to when the match is scheduled to start.  All team members on the line-up card must be present at the facility before courts and balls will be assigned. A match could start as early as 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time, so it is very important that your team is present and ready to play when the captain turns in the team line-up card.  All players must be prepared to present photo identification to the tournament desk staff prior to going on court.


Tournament Rules- Please review the enclosed tournament rules.  Please keep in mind:


· When you are assigned a court please make sure you are playing the right team and position.


· The 5-minute warm-up rule will be strictly enforced

· All Tie Breaks will utilize the Coman Rotation.

· Match format will consist of a Coman 10-point Match Tiebreak in lieu of the third set.

· All courts should report their score immediately after their individual matches before watching their team, a winner and an opponent come to the desk to report the score together.

· When the team match is completed the captain from each team must go to the Tournament Desk, wearing their masks, to turn in scores and SIGN the scorecard.


Awards– Champions and Finalists awards will be given out as play ends on Sunday or after completion of each division’s matches. The USTA Southwest Section, will provide up to 12 awards for each Champion and Finalist team. Additional awards may be purchased at the team’s expense.



For Players Advancing From a Local League

All players, of any rating type (C or S) are required to play two matches in their local league season to be eligible to compete at the section Invitational, 1 default awarded may be counted as a match played.

There will be no individual player waivers accepted.

A final match schedule will be posted on TennisLink a week prior to the invitational event. Keep in mind, it is tentative and always subject to change based on withdrawals, weather, etc. 

All teams should initially plan on playing all weekend, with match times beginning Friday morning and finishing by 2 pm on Sunday. Keep in mind you can be scheduled for any time!


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