USTA Southwest League
February 7, 2017
USTA League is the country’s largest recreational tennis league, helping more than 800,000 participants nationwide get on the court, have a good time, and step up their game. Leagues are organized for competitive team match play.
Teams are made up of a minimum of five to eight players, depending on the league type. Teams and matches are set up according to NTRP ratings, so your teammates and opponents will be at similar skill levels. The competition is exciting, the atmosphere is social, and since players compete on teams, you have a built-in cheering section.
USTA League tennis features local play, with winning teams advancing to sectional championships and for certain League types, to a national championship*.
Here in the Southwest we have the benefit of terrific year-round opportunities for play in almost all of our areas!
I Want To Play USTA League Tennis! What Do I Do?
Step 1: Join the USTA Today
Go to www.usta.com/membership or call (800) 990-8782. You must be a USTA member to play USTA League Tennis.
Step 2: Find Out Your NTRP Rating
A current USTA National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) rating is required to play league tennis. If you are new to USTA League Tennis, or have not played in the last three years, you will need to self-rate. To self-rate simply create a tennislink account at www.usta.com/tennislink.
Once you have created a tennislink account, on your home page click on the self-rate link and follow the instructions. If you need further help, email our League Linked Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Step 3: Find A Team
There are many ways to find a team in your area including:
· Contact players and facilities in your area.
· USTA Southwest’s League Linked program which pairs players looking for teams with existing captains. To find a team, contact email@example.com
· USTA Southwest Section Local League Coordinators – to find yours click here.
Step 4: Sign Up
Once you find a team, the captain will give you a team number. Take that team number, as well as your USTA membership number, and visit www.usta.com/tennislink.
Click on USTA League Tennis, then on 'Register For A Team' on the left hand side of the screen under 'Start Playing'. You will then enter your USTA number and a team number. Once you do that and pay your fee, you are ready to play USTA League Tennis!