View Full Version : New to USTA Tournies - quick question

01-12-2009, 11:27 AM
I am looking to play a local tournament and more in the future. I am a Men's 40 yr old player - 4.0.

The question I have is what is the difference (competition level and definition) between NTRP Men's 4.0 Singles and Men's 40 Singles at a level like a major zone.

How does each go in to determining rankings, etc. or do they?

Thanks in advance to all who reply.

01-12-2009, 11:40 AM
With the age groups, there is more variation in NTRP level. Here in central Florida, the 30s and 40s age groups usually range from 4.0 to 5.0. I prefer the NTRP tournaments to be certain I get competitive matches.

01-12-2009, 12:54 PM
When you look at a USTA tournament, if it's only say Men's 40, then it's a "open" tournament meaning all levels are allowed to play. The players that enter these tournaments are 4.5-5.0 or better, if you want to stay competitive play tournaments that designate NTRP 4.0.