USTA LEAGUE AND USTA SOUTHERN MAJOR REGULATION CHANGES FOR 2021

 

Major Regulation Changes (USTA)

1)      2.01A(1) — Changing NTRP Levels of Play.

 

i.    National Championships in the Adult 18 & Over Age Group will be held at the 5.0 level. Championships below National Championships, and Local Leagues, will be held at the 5.0 level and may be held at the Open level (5.0 & higher).

 

ii.    National Championships in the Adult 40 & Over Age Group will be held at the 4.5 level. Championships below National Championships, and Local Leagues, will be held at the 4.5 level and may be held at the 5.0 level.

 

iii.    Conforming changes made to the following regulations: 1.04A; 1.04D(4); 1.04F(1); 2.01A(4); 2.03A(5); 2.03E; 2.03K; 3.03B(3)a; Glossary – Team Match

 

2)      2.05E(3) — All players age 70 or over will automatically be granted an appeal (A rating) of their current rating to the next lower level, subject to 2.05E(4). NTRP Dynamic Disqualification procedures as outlined in 2.04B(3) apply.

 

Major Regulation Changes (USTA Southern)

1)      2.01A(4) – Adding NTRP Level of Play.

 

i.    USTA Southern is adding two additional NTRP levels:

a.    Adult 18 & Over “Open”: Minimum NTRP requirement is 5.0 or higher to participate.

b.    Adult 40 & Over “Open”: Minimum NTRP requirement is 4.5 or higher to participate.