Exciting Move Up/Split Up Changes
USTA Northern | September 20, 2017
There are exciting new changes for the 2018 USTA League season regarding the Move Up/Split Up rule. The following changes are effective immediately.
Contrary to previous years, the Move Up/Split Up regulation no longer crosses Age Groups within a Division!
- For example: If your 40 & Over Women’s 3.5 team qualified for the 2017 National Championship, in 2018 only three players can still make up a team in the 40 & Over Age Group, but all players (if age and rating allow) on that team can play on a 3.5 team together in the 18 & Over or 7.0 55 & Over Divisions.
- Similarly in mixed, if your 2017 Mixed Doubles National Championship 7.0 18 & Over team advanced to Nationals, then you can still only have 3 players on your 7.0 18 & Over team in 2018. However, your whole team can stay together and play 7.0 Mixed Doubles 40 & Over (if age and ratings allow.)
Here is the regulation (as passed by the National League Committee on 9/13/2017):
2.06A National Championship Teams.
2.06A(1): Move-Up - Teams and team members that advanced to, or qualified for, any National Championship may play together as a team, in whole or in part, if they move up one NTRP team level.
2.06A(2): Split-Up - No more than three (3) players who were on the roster of any team that advanced to, or qualified for, any National Championship team the previous year may play together in the same Division, same Age Group and at the same NTRP team level as the National Championship team(s), if their NTRP rating allows. Split-Up requirements only apply to players who participated in three (3) or more matches (including one default) for that team during the championship year.
2.06A(3): If a Section has a regulation that limits the number of players on a roster that are at a specific level, the Section must suspend that regulation for one year for any team that advanced to, or qualified for, any National Championship the previous year and chooses to move up one NTRP team level.
Questions? Please contact Nancy Lundberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (952) 358-3286.