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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. 


Click here to see Return to Play Frequently Asked Questions


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. 


Update 8/29/2021: New York City Executive Order 225

Per Emergency Executive Order 225—recently signed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio—individuals 12 years of age and older now MUST show identification and proof of COVID-19 vaccination to participate in USTA Eastern leagues and tournaments hosted indoors in NYC.


Read more about Emergency Executive Order 225

For NYC Facility Owners/Providers: Approved Poster


Please note that this is a very fluid situation, and we will provide updates and make necessary changes to comply with applicable city, county and state executive orders as necessary. Our top priority is ensuring the safety of tournament staff and participants.


Quick Links

Return to Play Frequently Asked Questions (NEW!)

USTA Update on cancellation of 2020 Year-End NTRP Ratings (NEW!)

USTA National Facility Recommendations

USTA National Player Tips and Recommendations


USTA Eastern Play Guidelines During COVID-19

Facility Guidelines

Player/Spectator Guidelines

Adult and Junior League Guidelines

Tournament Director Guidelines



2021 Safe Play Commitment Form (For Facilities)

2021 Participant Waiver (For Players)

USTA Eastern Player Pledge


Match Tennis App Guides and Video Tutorials

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)


Health Questionnaires (For providers):

CT State Tennis Health Questionnaire

NJ State Tennis Health Questionnaire

NY State Tennis Health Questionnaire


League Player Health Questionnaires (For League providers):

CT State League Tennis Health Questionnaire

NJ State League Tennis Health Questionnaire

NY State League Tennis Health Questionnaire

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