1. M

    Tennis Participation 2023 I do not think this research was actually done by USTA I think it was from I think USTA just published some parts of it on their website - but I could be wrong. About 11.8 million...
  2. dandruffkb

    Blatant Cheating in USTA Tournament

    I just played a finals today, score was 6-3, 3-6, 0-1 (6-10). Obviously, all is said and done now, but what to do if someone is blatantly cheating? TL;DR of match: won first set, literally no shady calls, just one really close call, but easily discussed and reached an agreement to replay point...
  3. J

    USTA Committee and Board Members

    I’m curious if anyone here has served on a USTA board or member committee. If so, did you like? How was the time commitment? What were some of the expectations? I’m considering applying before the deadline in a few days and will likely apply on two years when these seats reopen, but figured...
  4. T

    Level 5 USTA points limit

    My kid played a USTA level 5 and won the tournament. I was told he gets points from the wins and that leads to a ranking. Level 5 seems to be somewhat easy to score points. Is there a limit to how many points he can collect from level 5? Seems like he can just keep playing level 5 and those...
  5. Enceladus

    2023 US Open - Official Thread for Men's Singles

    Defending champion: Carlos Alcaraz Past US Open champions, who will participating in the 2023 edition: Novak Djokovic (2011, 2015, 2018), Andy Murray (2012), Stan Wawrinka (2016), Dominic Thiem (2020), Daniil Medvedev (2021) Official website: Link to draw...
  6. Pspielha

    Not an NTRP Tournament?

    This was taken from the page of a local tournament. So will the matches played in this tournament count towards year end ratings or not? “NTRP National Championship Eligibility: This tournament is a USTA Missouri Valley Section L4 (Level 4) event. However, this is not an NTRP tournament...
  7. J

    First USTA League

    Playing in my first USTA league this spring, it’s 8.5 combo with a really good 5.0 as my partner. The team and league is mostly 4.0/4.5 combos. Last I checked there’s one other 5.0 in the league (but I also know my partner isn’t signed up yet so who knows final number). When you’re far and away...
  8. T

    Why do kids play Jr. USTA tournaments instead of UTR matches?

    I signed my kid for a USTA tournament not knowing what to expect. They seem to take your entire weekend. He plays a match on Friday. Then he has to wait a few hours for the next round. Then come back the next day for another round or two. Then come back again on Sunday for the semi finals /...
  9. tennis doggo


    My friend is looking for help with his forehand I think it looks great and the technique is proper Any tips and suggestions to improve/change? We would appreciate greatly Tennis Doggo
  10. A

    When and where will they publish the new Top 500 National Ranking List?

    Hi everyone, first time poster here! I was wondering if anybody else knew when or was curious as to when the top 500 national standing list would be published? I've reached out multiple times to the coordinator of this list and received no response in the past two times I've reached out (over 2...
  11. innoVAShaun

    2021 NTRP Holiday Indoor Doubles Championships, College Park, MD

    JTCC located in College Park, MD is hosting two USTA adult NTRP Tournaments. Doubles December 26-28, 2021 (registration closes December 22, 2021, 5:59 pm, EST): Singles December...
  12. Enceladus

    2021 US Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion

    The mission for CYGS will begin in a few days! Novak Djokovic, winner of the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon this year, is striving to reach a spectacular milestone, last seen in men's tennis in 1969. Will Djoker be able to imitate the legendary Rod Laver? Or will someone stop him...
  13. M

    Problems with how the USTA Rates Players and Possible Solutions

    This is intended as a discussion where we can talk about all the pros and cons of how USTA uses its rating system and what some solutions might be. I started it as a response in a thread but it is clear this topic is much broader and I don’t want to hijack the other persons thread more than I...
  14. gtrfletch

    Worst Team Tennis Scandal Ever - Welcome to Tennessee

    This event occurred at the Tennessee 55+ 9.0 team state championship on the weekend of May 21-23, 2021. I will give you the sketch here of how the local Knoxville team conspired with the state USTA organization to pull off one of the boldest and most dishonest scam of all time. Afterwards, I...
  15. schmke

    USTA gets rid of family and multi-year Adult/Senior memberships

    I got an e-mail this morning from the USTA listing a variety of changes to their membership structure, a few good, no cost memberships for Juniors and Organizations, but some probably not so good, doing away with family memberships as well as multi-year memberships for Adults and Seniors. I...
  16. Enceladus

    2020 US Open - Official Thread for Women's Tennis

    Defending champion: Bianca Andreescu (will not defend the title due to knee problems) US Open winners from the past, who will participating in the 2020 edition: Serena Williams (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012-2014), Venus Williams (2000-2001), Kim Clijsters (2005, 2009-2010), Angelique Kerber (2016)...
  17. schmke

    USTA League Plus flights gone for 2021

    I just wrote a blog entry on the new USTA League regulations document that was published in July, the most notable change being that plus flights are gone. So no more 5.0+ for 18+ and no 4.5+ for 40+. This means the issues with non-competitive matches when 5.5s played weak 5.0s or even 4.5s...
  18. schmke

    USTA reorganizing resulting in staff cuts and office closure

    Reported by ESPN: Says 110 jobs eliminated, about 20% of the national staff, and closing the office in White Plains.
  19. Enceladus

    2019 US Open - Women's Singles - General Discussion

    Defending champion: Naomi Osaka Former US Open champions, who will participating in the 2019 tournament: Serena Williams (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012-14), Venus Williams (2000-01), Svetlana Kuznetsova (2004), Maria Sharapova (2006), Samantha Stosur (2011), Angelique Kerber (2016), Sloane Stephens...
  20. R

    How many matches do you play?

    I'm curious to know: - how many matches you will likely play in your 10-week USTA adult league - singles or doubles. - if you team has any in-person meetings or practice before the season starts to meet new team members and surmise their real-world skill. - how team members are selected for matches.
  21. darkhorse

    Northern Section players!

    Where are you? I saw on another thread that the Northern section is the smallest "mainland" section for the USTA (Hawaii and the Caribbean were smaller), but tennis does seem relatively popular at least in the Twin Cities. I've heard that tennis also has pretty high participation in North Dakota...
  22. M

    Letter Sent to Senior USTA Advisors and Personnel Re: Recent 18+ Men's and Women's 4.5 National Championships Held in Arlington, TX

    My apologies to everyone for the length of this post and the two that follow, but I wanted to share with you the following letter that was written my myself (captain of the SoCal women's team) and the captain of the Florida women's team, and endorsed by the captains of 13 other teams that...
  23. J

    First USTA season

    I'm in the process of moving to northern San Diego from a smaller town that doesn't have much tennis. I've been looking forward to getting to play in a USTA league and in other competitive formats, but some of these threads have me nervous. It sounds like USTA has so much sandbagging that the...
  24. pdizzy


    Anyone use youtube to document their tennis game? Comment with your channel and I'll subscribe (with a subscription back!)

    Ball hit Ball hit Winner!!!!

    I was at a Junior Tournament last summer and was watching a match and I am hoping you can help me understand a ruling. A player hit a first serve long and the returning player hit the ball into the net where it rolled back into the service box. The server then hit his second serve and it hit...
  26. Chris tennis52

    Screwed over by the USTA rating system, PLEASE HELP!

    Sorry if this a long post but the backstory is important to the story. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I am a 3.5 to 4.0 level player. I play on a DIII college tennis team, however I am not a starter and have played in just 4 meets my whole college tennis career (I'm currently a senior)...
  27. B

    Advice Coming Back.

    I would like some advice. I took a couple years off to go overseas for some personal and missionary projects. I am now trying to come back play college tennis and then play some futures when ready. (I am already clear as far as NCAA rules.) I was just looking for some advice of how to plan...
  28. pdizzy

    4.0 Texas Sectionals

    Filmed my buddies playing each other in consolation at the TX Sectionals, 4.0 division. Enjoy!
  29. TBT

    What is my USTA rank?

    In Brazil we use a different classification, what is my USTA equivalent rank? This is my second match with a new racquet (Pure Drive +). Do not consider the bad edition, this is the first time I use gopro to record a game. Thanks!
  30. pdizzy

    My 3.5 Tennis Gameplay

    Will be using this thread to give updates on my tennis game evolution and hopefully show improvements from the advice received thus far. Feel free to comment with any feedback you might have here or on Youtube!