Cup and Sectional Teams
March 9, 2017
What are Cup and Sectional team competitions?
It is the function of each USTA section and USTA National to provide opportunities for each player to attempt the benchmark of his or her ability level. All of the USTA sections recognize their elite players through the intersectional and team competitions, which are held annually. They are the most prestigious events you can play. It is our best versus their best. The USTA's most illustrious team event, the Davis Cup, began as an Intersectional competition between a top level group of East Coast players versus West Coast players.
Who is eligible to play in these events?
An invitiation to play in a sectional team event is an honor extended by the section to its best adult players. Participation in these events gives the player an opportunity to contribute to the legacy of each competition. Players must be USTA New England members in good standing.
I play on a USTA League 4.5 - 5.0 team. Would I be eligible?
Highly-skilled league players are encouraged to apply for a team providing they meet the tournment eligibility requirement. Advanced players from other sections now living in the New England section, former or present college players, and players with tour experience should also apply for a team if interested.
Important facts regarding Cup and Sectional team competitions:
- The rigorous selection process for team members enables those qualified players to enjoy the highest level of competition and prestige available to them.
- The sites change from year to year with sections hosting individual events on a rotating basis.
- Some competitions may be local to the player, while others may require travel and lodging.
- The USTA New England section provides stipends to help meet travel expenses. The host section makes an effort to provide as many amenities as possible.
- Certain Intersectional events count towards a National ranking.
Interested in getting involved?