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All updates, guidelines and format changes regarding the resumption of sanctioned play in the USTA Eastern section following the COVID-19 pandemic will be available here. Please note that this is a fluid situation and we will make regular updates to this page as state guidelines allow.
Health and safety continues to be our top priority. In coordination with the USTA Medical Advisory Committee, USTA Eastern has developed a practical set of guidelines for venues, players and tournament organizers to follow as we proceed. It is important to follow these guidelines, be responsible and adhere to local government and health official mandates, which can vary by region. Additionally, the section has convened active task forces to manage this situation. These task forces will continually update guidelines and play formats in the coming months as restrictions ease and the outlook improves. Thank you for your patience as we work together to provide the best opportunities for players.
2021 Safe Play Commitment Form (For Facilities)
2021 Participant Waiver (For Players)
Player Match Tennis App Instructions (For junior players only)
How to Manage Pre Tournament VTD Online Registrations and Waivers (For Tournament Directors)
How to Send the Compliance Email Through TDM (Most successful way to get all registered prior to event) (For Tournament Directors)
Sportsmanship SpotlightMay 25, 2021Sebastian Bielen and Jack Kennedy, two of the top-ranked junior tennis players in the USTA Eastern Section and in the nation, have competed against each other so many times in the last five years that they've lost count. But their intense battles on the court haven't affected their close friendship off it. Read More
"Tennis Saved My Life"May 06, 2021Long Island resident Raj Nagdev began experiencing shortness of breath and chest pains—but only when he was on a tennis court. Nagdev and his doctor, Dr. Rajiv Jauhar, detail how playing the sport regularly ultimately helped save Nagdev's life. Read More
Eastern COVID-19 UpdatesMay 04, 2021The United States Tennis Association Eastern Section is working closely with local and national partners to continually monitor the ever-evolving situation associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. Read More