Get Out and Play Texas
As we return to the courts, here are some updates, resources and recommendations to help keep you safe.
Playing Tennis Safely
The safety and well-being of all players and event personnel remains the first and foremost consideration of the USTA. In all cases, the USTA highly recommends that all players and facilities adhere to the “Playing Tennis Safely” guidelines, as well as all local health and safety regulations when returning to play.
Provisional Phases of Resuming USTA Texas Events
- Phase 1 (June 1): USTA League and USTA JTT play commences at a local level, based on local CTA ability and discretion.
- Phase 2 (Tentatively July 1): Return of Junior and Adult Sanctioned Tournament Play, based on local ability and discretion.
USTA Texas Junior Tournament Update, July 17, 1:00pm
Junior sanctioned tournament registration for SCMZ, CMZ and Challenger events will open Monday, July 20 at 12:01am and be first-come, first-serve. Learn about these changes and restrictions at usta.com/texas-junior-tournament-update.
USTA Texas Junior Tournament Update, June 18, 3:00pm
USTA Texas sanctioned tournaments are set to resume in July. Junior sanctioned tournament registration for SCMZ, CMZ and Challenger events will open Monday, June 22 at 12:01am and be first-come, first-serve. Learn about these changes and restrictions at usta.com/texas-junior-tournament-update.
USTA Texas Play Update, May 26, 12:00pm
As of June 1, 2020, local USTA Texas Leagues and USTA Junior Team Tennis may begin upon the discretion and ability of the Community Tennis Association (CTA) provided that they can adhere to local guidelines for their respective areas. Please contact your CTA for information regarding local League and Junior Team Tennis.
At this time, junior and adult USTA Texas sanctioned tournaments will remain suspended through at least June 30, 2020. Non-sanctioned tournaments continue to operate at the discretion and ability of the local tournament director based on the required adherence to local guidelines.
The determination has been made to suspend the aging up process for junior players starting with the April age ups. All players will remain in their respective levels when aging up (they will move up age divisions, but will not drop down to a lower level) for the remainder of 2020.
As a result of the new National alignment across the 17 USTA Sections in an effort to provide equal opportunities to all players nationwide, it was decided that all sections would only have one level 3 event in 2020 due to COVID-19 play suspensions. Because USTA Texas already hosted one level 3 in January, and due to the ongoing situation related to COVID-19, the difficult decision has been made to cancel the 2020 Texas Slam.
USTA Texas continues to monitor the situation and evaluate all possibilities for return to statewide tournament play as quickly and as safely as possible and will communicate all official updates to this page.
Return to Play Recommendations
- Social Leagues
- USTA Adult Leagues
- USTA Adult Tournaments
- USTA Junior Circuit
- USTA Junior League (JTT)
- USTA Junior Tournaments
- USTA Officiating
- USTA Team Challenge
- USTA Wheelchair Tennis
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