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  • La Jolla Hard Courts: 40s Men & Women, Father/Son & Grandfather/Grandson Cancelled due to California Regulations

    Sadly, the Men’s and Women’s 40 Hard Courts, Father/Son Hard Courts and Grandfather/Grandson Hard Courts have been cancelled, another victim of Covid-19.

    From the email I received yesterday (from Pierrette Featherby of the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club):

    “Greetings,

    I was hoping this day would never come, but it has, so sadly I must inform you we have been forced to cancel the USTA 40 & over Men’s, Women’s, Mixed & Father/Son, Grandfather/Grandson Designated Open Sectional Hard Court Championships. Because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases San Diego County has shifted into Tier 1 otherwise known as the Purple Tier. Tennis tournaments will not be permitted.

    This being said, we would still love to have you come; play some tennis, relax and have a good time.  If you choose to do so we will offer you the tournament rate and help you arrange some tennis matches.

    Below is a message from Bill Kellogg (which you may also read on the tournament website)

    Unfortunately, we have learned that the State of California is currently not allowing tennis tournaments to take place. In addition, the County of San Diego has returned to the most restrictive purple COVID rating, Given the way the rating system works, it will not be possible, even under the best circumstances, for San Diego County to return to the Red Level anytime soon (earliest would be four weeks from 11/20/20 – i.e. after Thanksgiving). We had expected We had expected that the rules relating to sporting events would be relaxed by the first week in December, but that is not a possibility now. For those reasons, we will not be able to hold this tournament.

    A number of people made room reservations at our special tournament rates. We will, of course, refund your room deposit upon request. However, if you would like to stay at the club during the originally scheduled tournament dates and take advantage of the tournament rates we offered participants, you are welcome to do so. You will be able to play tennis while staying on property and we would be happy to arrange tennis matches while you are here if that is of interest to you. Just contact our reservations department and let them know what you want to do.

    If you have questions, please feel free to call Bill Kellogg at 858-735-6500 or Conan Lorenzo at 619-846-3094.

    May I wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving and that 2021 will see the end to Covid-19!

    In the meantime please stay healthy and safe.

    Best regards,

    Pierrette Featherby”


  • 2021 Level 1, 2 & 3 Mixed Schedule

    2021 USTA Level 1 Mixed Doubles Schedule

    This is the 2021 calendar to date from the USTA. Please check for updates here and at usta.com (https://www.usta.com/en/home/play/adult-tennis/programs/national/adult-tournaments-category-i-schedule.html)
    Note that the Indoor Nationals now appear on the Level 2/3 Calendar and the winners do not receive gold balls.
    The Clay and Hard Mixed Level 1 events will also be ITF Seniors 1000 tournaments.
    Age DivisionClayHardGrass
    30
    Dates: Dec 9-14
    Location: Fort Lauderdale TC, Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Dates: Sept. 10-12
    Location: Plaza Tennis Center, Kansas City, KS
    40 Dates: Oct 6-10
    Location: Seabrook Island Club
    Johns Island, SC
    Dates: Nov. 29-Dec 5
    Location: La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
    La Jolla, CA
    45Dates:
    Location: Lauderdale Tennis Club
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    50Dates: Oct 6-10
    Location: Seabrook Island Club
    POSTPONED: NEW DATES APRIL 1-11
    Location: Shadow Mtn
    Palm Desert, CA
    POSTPONED
    60Dates: Oct 6-10
    Location: Seabrook Island Club
    Johns Island, SC
    POSTPONED: NEW DATES APRIL 1-11
    Location: Shadow Mtn
    Palm Desert, CA
    POSTPONED
    70Dates: Oct 6-10
    Location: Seabrook Island Club
    Johns Island, SC
    POSTPONED TO APRIL 1-11
    Location: Shadow Mtn
    Palm Desert, CA
    75POSTPONED TO APRIL 1-11
    Location: Shadow Mtn
    Palm Desert, CA
    80POSTPONED TO APRIL 1-11
    Location: Shadow Mtn
    Palm Desert, CA

    2021 Level 2 & 3 Mixed Schedule

    This is the 2021 calendar to date from the USTA. Please check for updates here and at usta.com (https://www.usta.com/en/home/play/adult-tennis/programs/national/adult-tournaments-category-i-schedule.html)
    Note that the Indoor Nationals now appear on the Level 2 Calendar and the winners do not receive gold balls.
    Once links appear for the Men's and Women's Level 2 and 3 tournaments please check to see if some have mixed...the USTA doesn't have mixed listed for Westwood but it normally offers mixed and there could be others.
    DateTournamentLocationSurfaceLevel
    July 6-1189th Asheville Open Aston Park Tennis Center
    Ashville, NC
    Clay3
    Sept 2-5National Indoor ChampionshipsEagle Tennis Club
    Eagle, ID
    Indoor Hard3
    Oct 21-24Texas Super Senior SectionalsMcFarlin Tennis Center
    San Antonio, TX
    Hard3
    Nov 1-733rd Top GunThe Great Park
    Irvine, CA
    Hard3

  • 2021 Family Level 1 (Gold Ball) USTA Tournaments

    2021 Family Level 1 (Gold Ball) Tournaments

    This is the 2021 calendar to date from the USTA. Please check for updates here and at usta.com (https://www.usta.com/en/home/play/adult-tennis/programs/national/adult-tournaments-category-i-schedule.html)
    Note that the Indoor Nationals now appear on the Level 2 Calendar and the winners do not receive gold balls.
    EventsClayHardGrass
    Father/Son Open
    Dates: July 15-18
    Location: Cincinnati Tennis Club
    Cincinnati, OH
    Dates: Nov 29-Dec 5
    Location: La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
    La Jolla, CA
    Dates: June 12-14
    Location: Longwood Cricket Club
    Chestnut Hill, MA
    Father/Son Sr. Super Sr, 80+Dates: Nov. 16-21
    Location: Landings Racquet Club
    Sarasota, FL
    Dates: June 4-6
    Location: Biszantz Family TC
    Claremont, CA
    Father/Daughter Open, Senior, Super Senior 80+ Dates: June 11-13
    Location: Barnes Tennis Center
    San Diego, CA
    Dates: Aug. 12-14
    Location: Longwood Cricket Club
    Chestnut Hill, MA
    Mother/Daughter Open, Senior, Super SeniorDates: June 4-6
    Location: Biszantz Family TC
    Claremont, CA
    Dates: Aug. 12-14
    Location: Longwood Cricket Club
    Chestnut Hill, MA
    Mother/Son Open, Senior, Super Senior (some tournaments) Dates: June 11-13
    Location: Barnes Tennis Center
    San Diego, CA
    Dates: July 23-26
    Agawam Hunt
    Rumson, NJ
    Husband/Wife OpenDates: April 28-May 2
    Location: Olde Providence RC
    Charlotte, NC
    Dates: Sept 4-6
    Location: Peachtree City Tennis Center
    Peachtree City, GA
    Husband/Wife 100, 120, 140 (combined age)Dates: April 28-May 2
    Location: Olde Providence RC
    Charlotte, NC
    Dates: Sept 4-6
    Location: Peachtree City Tennis Center
    Peachtree City, GA
    Dates: March 7-13
    Location: Mission Hills CC
    Rancho Mirage, CA
    Grandfather/Grandson Dates: Nov 29-Dec 5
    Location: La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
    La Jolla, CA
    Dates: June 12-14
    Location: Longwood Cricket Club
    Chestnut Hill, MA

    The USTA will be adding tournaments to this calendar during 2021 and making changes. This is the calendar only as of Nov. 16, 2020, and the information is from publicly posted information at usta.com.


  • 2021 Men’s Level 2 & 3 USTA Tournaments

    2021 Men's Level 2 & 3 Tournaments

    This is the 2021 calendar to date from the USTA. Please check for updates here and at usta.com (https://www.usta.com/en/home/play/adult-tennis/programs/national/adult-tournaments-category-i-schedule.html)
    Note that the Indoor Nationals now appear on the Level 2 Calendar and the winners do not receive gold balls.
    Up to 8 of the Level 2 tournaments will receive ITF Seniors points.
    DatesTournamentLocationSurfaceUSTA Level (2 or 3)ITF Points
    CANCELLED or POSTPONED
    Jan 17-24
    West Coast Super Senior Grand PrixThe Club at Sterling Oaks
    Naples, FL
    Clay2ITF Seniors 700

    POSTPONED to April 1-11
    Wilson World Tennis ClassicShadow Mountain
    Palm Desert
    Hard 2ITF Seniors 700
    Feb. 22-28Raymond James Super Senior Grand PrixSt. Petersburg Country Club
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Clay2ITF Seniors 700
    March 15-2070 & 75 IndoorsDowntown Club at the Met
    Houston, TX
    Indoor Hard2ITF Seniors 700
    April 14-18Bocage Clay Court ChampionshipsBocage Racquet Club
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Clay2
    May 5-9Atlanta Senior Invitational ChampionshipsCherokee Town & CC
    Atlanta, GA
    Clay2
    May 10-1655 IndoorsEagle Tennis Club
    Eagle, ID
    Indoor Hard2
    May 13-17Southern Senior Men's Clay Court ChampsRiver Hills Club
    Jackson, MS
    Clay3
    May 15-2050 IndoorsEagle Tennis Club
    Eagle, ID
    Indoor Hard2
    May 19-23Pacific Coast Senior & Family ChampsBerkeley Tennis Club
    Berkeley, CA
    Hard3
    May 26-30Marin ChampionshipsMill Valley Tennis Club
    Mill Valley, CA
    Hard3
    May 27-31Westwood Senior ChampionshipsWestwood CC
    Austin, TX
    Hard
    Clay (65+)
    3
    June 3-6Senior Slam Level 3 GuilfordYale University Tennis Center
    New Haven, CA
    Hard3
    June 3-6Midwest Clay ChampsCarmel Racquet Club
    Carmel, IN
    Clay3
    June 3-635 IndoorsMaine Pines Racquet & Fitness Club
    Brunswick, ME
    Indoor Hard2
    June 9-13ED Rhawn LBC InvitationalLouisville Boat Club
    Louisville, KY
    Clay3
    June 24-27Jack Dorsey Memorial Senior ChampsWheeling Oglebay Tennis Club
    Wheeling, WV
    Clay3
    July 1-440, 45, 80, 85 & 90 IndoorsEagle Tennis Club
    Eagle, ID
    Indoor Hard2
    July 6-1189th Asheville Open Tennis ChampsAston Park Tennis Center
    Asheville, NC
    Clay3
    Aug 2-8130th Washington State Open & SeniorsSeattle Tennis Club
    Seattle, WA
    Hard2
    Aug 12-15Midwest Clay/BCCTC Senior OpenBeavercreek Clay Courts TC
    Beavercreek, OH
    Clay3
    Aug 23-2965 IndoorsLife Time Fitness
    Eden Prairie, MN
    Indoor Hard2
    Aug. 24-29El Paso Adult and Senior OpenEl Paso Tennis Club
    El Paso, TX
    Hard3
    Sept. 2-5USTA National Indoor ChampionshipsEagle Tennis Club
    Eagle, ID
    Indoor Hard3
    Sept 12-1994th Pacific Southwest ChampionshipsPalisades Tennis Club
    Newport Beach, CA
    Hard2
    Sept. 17-19NSMTA Senior Doubles, Martha's VineyardUltimate Doubles Tennis
    Oak Bluffs, MA
    Clay3
    Sept. 21-16Virginia Senior Men's ChampionshipsBelle Haven CC
    Alexandria, VA
    Clay3
    Oct 21-24Texas Super Senior SectionalsMcFarlin Tennis Center
    San Antonio, TX
    Hard3
    Nov 1-733rd Top Gun TournamentThe Great Park
    Irvine, CA
    Hard3
    Nov 29-Dec 5Longboat Key Senior Clay CourtsLongboat Key Tennis Center
    Longboat Key, FL
    Clay2
    Dec 9-13Fiesta Bowl Phoenix Sr OpenPhoenix Tennis Center
    Phoenix, AZ
    Hard3

  • 2021 Adult Tournament Changes: Indoor Level 1 (gold ball) Nationals are Eliminated

    The following information is courtesy of and reprinted with permission of the NWTO (National Women’s Tennis Organization (click here to go its website).

    Summary:

    • The USTA Adult Competition Committee (ACC) has decided to eliminate the Indoor Nationals as Gold ball events since they were the nationals which overall had the fewest participants of any Level I Nationals (formerly Cat I)
    • The ACC has also decided to eliminate required consolation at Level I & II tournaments and to instead require daily voluntary consolation sign ups (for draws of 6 or more players) Edit: Or allow feed-in consolation or feed-in to the quarters with a quarterfinal playoff, i.e. consolation for Level 1 & 2 will be mandatory but flexible as to format.
    • The ACC will require round robin doubles draws (with a knockout round or rounds) using a match tiebreak (10 point) instead of a full third set for Level I & II tournaments EDIT: Feed-in consolation (full or to QF) will also be allowed.
    • For ITF Ranking purposes the Hard and Clay Level 1 tournaments will receive more points (as “Masters” events) than the Grass Nationals
    • Certain Level 2 and Level 3 tournaments will receive ITF points
    • Family events will require round robin play up till the elimination round
    • Draws of 5 or fewer must be played as round robins
    • Tournament draws for 45 and under must start by Thursday (though there’s a qualifier “unless the draw size requires an earlier start) EDIT: qualifying may be allowed for draws too large to play in four days; which players must qualify to be determined (based on ranking, and where the players reside)
    • Maximum (note change from “minimum” to “maximum”) numbers of Level 2 and Level 3 tournaments set); EDIT: for Level 2 events there will be a maximum of 8 tournaments PER AGE DIVISION AND GENDER (so more than 8 tournaments overall…if one Level 2 tournament has only men and another only women, they would count as 1 ITF tournaments and 1 Level 2 tournament)
    • Also study the PPR tables: the winner of a Level 2 tournament receives the same points as the losing finalist of a Level 1; the winner of a Level 3 tournament receives the same points as the losing finalists of a Level 2 tournament or the losing semifinalist of a Level 1 tournament. Basically the winner of a Level 2 receives 70% of Level 1 points. The PPR tables can be found here.

    Change 1: Eliminate one Category 1 (Level 1) surface in each Division (where there are four Category 1 (Level 1) events in a Division and play is on the four different surfaces – clay, grass, hard and indoor)

    Change 1 Background: Over 50% of tournament participation comes from the top 25% of tournaments. 80% of tournament participation comes from the top 50% of events. Eliminating one Category 1 (Level 1) event in each Division streamlines the tournament calendar without materially effecting overall tournament participation.

    Change 2: The Category 1 (Level 1) surface to be eliminated is the indoor surface for all Level 1 indoor events in all Divisions.

    Change 2 Background:  For events played on all 4 surfaces, participation in indoor events is in the bottom half in over 83% of the Divisions, and in the bottom quartile in 60% of the Divisions.             

                                                                Bottom       Bottom

                                                                  Half          Quartile

                                                  Clay           31%            11%

                                                  Grass        55%            22%

                                                  Hard          31%             7%

                                                Indoor       83%            60%          

    Change 3: Award ITF Seniors 1000 points for USTA Level 1 events for Gender Divisions played on clay and hard courts only. Award ITF Seniors 700 points for USTA Level 1 events for Gender Divisions played on grass courts.

    Change 3 Background:  In 2021, the ITF is awarding ITF Seniors 1000 points for USTA Level 1 gender Divisions played on two different. This is an enhancement for USTA Level 1 events which currently receive ITF Seniors 700 points. Because the highest participation events are on clay and hard court surfaces, Divisions played on those surfaces will be awarded ITF Seniors 1000 points. Level 1 gender Divisions played on grass will be awarded ITF Seniors 700 points.

    Change 4: Level 1 gender events – For singles main draws of 6 or more players, Level 1 events will require a traditional single elimination draw with a daily voluntary consolation sign-up. Main draw singles matches will use a match format of best of 3 tie break sets. Singles consolation matches will use a match format of two sets and a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set. In doubles, Level 1 events will require Round Robin draws or Round Robin flights with elimination playoffs and a match format of two sets and a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set. The Coman tiebreak will be used for all tiebreaks.

    Change 4 Background:  A key goal for the ACC is to enhance the tournament experience for singles and doubles players in all events. In singles the physical demands of playing in the consolation rounds plus frequent player withdrawals have hurt player experience and participation. In doubles, player evaluation and feedback supports high player satisfaction and success in Divisions played with Round Robin formats. Match formats other than the traditional three full sets are becoming more common, and it is believed that in all events except main draw singles that it is the appropriate time to implement two sets and a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set across all national events. These changes align with ITF requirements so that the events receive ITF status and points.

    Change 5: For gender related Level 1 and Level 2 events with participants age 45 and under, tournaments will be required to start no sooner than Thursday unless required by draw size. Main draw singles matches will use a match format of best of 3 tie break sets for events that are longer than 4 days. For singles events that are 4 days or less and for singles consolation matches will use a match format of two sets and a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set. 

    Change 5 Background: A key goal for the ACC is to enhance the tournament experience for players in all events. Players in many age groups, and especially in the age 45 and under age groups, have less discretionary time in which to play national tournaments. By shortening the length of the events it is hoped that more players will be attracted to participate. Using an alternative match format for age 45 and under events is consistent with ITF standards.

    Change 6: Family Divisions – All Level 1 Family will require Round Robin draws or Round Robin flights with elimination playoffs, and a match format of two sets and a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set. Alternative play and scoring formats for Family events must be submitted to and approved by the Sanctions Committee.

    Change 6 Background:  In doubles, player evaluation and feedback support high player satisfaction and success in Divisions played with Round Robin formats. Match scoring formats other than the traditional three full sets are becoming more common, and it is believed that it is the appropriate time to implement two sets and a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set across all national Family events. It is understood that there are Family events with large draws played over 3-4 days, thus the Sanctions Committee will consider alternative formats for these types of events.

    Change 7: Level 2 gender events – For singles main draws of 6 or more players, Level 2 events will require a traditional single elimination draw with a daily voluntary consolation sign-up. Main draw singles matches will use a match format of best of 3 tie break sets. Singles consolation matches will use a match format of two sets and a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set. In doubles, Level 2 events will require a Round Robin draws or Round Robin flights with elimination playoff and a match format of two sets and a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set. The Coman tiebreak will be used for all tiebreaks. These changes align with ITF requirements so that the events receive ITF status and points.

    Change 7 Background: A key goal for the ACC is to enhance the tournament experience for singles and doubles players in all Level 2 events. In singles the “one and done” approach has hurt player experience and participation. In doubles, player evaluation and feedback supports high player satisfaction and success in Divisions played with Round Robin formats. Match formats other than the traditional three full sets are becoming more common, and it is believed that in all events except main draw singles that it is the appropriate time to implement two sets and a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set across all events.

    Change 8: Designate up to 10 tournaments as Level 2 events and 12 tournaments as Level 3 events in 2021. Provide ITF Seniors 700 points for the gender and mixed divisions appropriate for Level 2 events and ITF Seniors 400 points for the gender and mixed divisions in Level 3 events. The sanction for Level 2 and Level 3 tournaments will be based on (1) overall tournament participation, (2) players per event (PPE), (3) number of Divisions in the tournament and (4) other criteria such as player feedback, quality of courts and player social events. Standards for comparable ITF events will also be considered when awarding sanctions for these events. There may be Level 2 and Level 3 tournaments that will not receive ITF Seniors points.

    Change 8 Background: Limiting the number of Level 2 and Level 3 tournaments including those receiving ITF Seniors points is expected to grow the number of Level 2 and Level 3 events. [comment: this paragraph seems to have an error in it…stay tuned for an update.]

    • 2021 Super Seniors (65,70, 75, 80, 85) Cup Team Information
      Location: Mallorca, Spain Team Event: Sunday, Oct. 10 – Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 Individual Event: Saturday, Oct. 16 – Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 Are you eligible to participate? Read the guidelines here. Of particular importance are the following changes which supersede the eligibility requirement and timelines as follows: Approved 24-month USTA Category I USTA National Championship eligibility requirement, the option to participate in one USTA Super Category II National Tournament or one USTA Category II National Tournament within the last 24 months or participation in one Designated Open Sectional Championship within the last 12 months to fulfill the eligibility requirement; and Approved to lengthen the selection time period for results that will be considered for selection from 24 months to 36 months. 2021 Super Senior International Teams Timeline Location: Mallorca, Spain Team Event: Sunday, Oct. 10 – Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 Individual Event: Saturday, Oct. 16 – Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 Applications Open: April 1, 2021 Application Deadline: May 1, 2021 Players who have applied for consideration will be listed on the Preliminary Applicant List posted on USTA.com: May 5 Deadline to notify the USTA of any omissions to the posted Preliminary Applicant List (cutoff date for 24 month period […]
    • 2021 Young Seniors (35/40/45) Cup Team Information
      Location: Umag, Croatia Team Event: Sunday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 Individual Event: Saturday, Sept. 18 – Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 Are you eligible to participate? Read the guidelines here. Of particular importance are the following changes which supersede the eligibility requirement and timelines as follows: Approved 24-month USTA Category I USTA National Championship eligibility requirement, the option to participate in one USTA Super Category II National Tournament or one USTA Category II National Tournament within the last 24 months or participation in one Designated Open Sectional Championship within the last 12 months to fulfill the eligibility requirement; and Approved to lengthen the selection time period for results that will be considered for selection from 24 months to 36 months. 2021 Young-Seniors World Championships (35/40/45) Location: Umag, Croatia Team Event: Sunday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 Individual Event: Saturday, Sept. 18 – Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 Applications Open: March 1, 2021 Application Deadline: April 10, 2021 Players who have applied for consideration will be listed on the Preliminary Applicant List posted on USTA.com: April 13 Deadline to notify the USTA of any omissions to the posted Preliminary Applicant List (cutoff date for 24 month period for which […]
    • Seniors (50/55/60) Cup Team Information
      Location: Umag, Croatia Team Event: Sunday, June 6 – Friday, June 11, 2021 Individual Event: Saturday, June 12 – Saturday, June 19, 2021 Are you eligible to participate? Read the guidelines here. Of particular importance are the following changes which supersede the eligibility requirement and timelines as follows: Approved 24-month USTA Category I USTA National Championship eligibility requirement, the option to participate in one USTA Super Category II National Tournament or one USTA Category II National Tournament within the last 24 months or participation in one Designated Open Sectional Championship within the last 12 months to fulfill the eligibility requirement; and Approved to lengthen the selection time period for results that will be considered for selection from 24 months to 36 months. The 2021 USTA Seniors International Team Timeline is below: 2021 Seniors World Championships (50/55/60) Location: Umag, Croatia Team Event: Sunday, June 6 – Friday, June 11, 2021 Individual Event: Saturday, June 12 – Saturday, June 19, 2021 Applications Open: December 1, 2020 Application Deadline: January 10, 2021 Players who have applied for consideration will be listed on the Preliminary Applicant List posted on USTA.com: January 13 Deadline to notify the USTA of any omissions to the posted Preliminary […]
    • 2021 ITF Seniors (50-55-60) To Be Held in Umag, Croatia June 6-19, 2021
      The 2021 ITF Seniors (50-55-60) World Team & Individual Championships will take place in Umag, Croatia from Sunday 6 June – Saturday 19 June 2021. From the ITF press release which can be found here. The International Tennis Federation is pleased to announce that the ITF Seniors (50-55-60) World Team & Individual Championships are now scheduled to be held in Umag, Croatia in June 2021. The ITF Seniors Committee approved the alternative venue to hold the 50-55-60 World Team Championships from Sunday 6 – Friday 11 June and the 50-55-60 World Individual Championships from Saturday 12 – Saturday 19 June 2021. This follows the decision announced last month that the Championships would not be held as originally scheduled in Boca Raton & Palm Beach Gardens, USA due to the ongoing impact and uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic. The ITF will continue to monitor the global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and work closely with tournament hosts and the relevant authorities to prepare for this event. The priority in all decision making will remain the health and safety of participants. Nations and players are also advised to wait until the tournament fact sheet is published, expected in January 2021, before making […]
    • La Jolla Hard Courts: 40s Men & Women, Father/Son & Grandfather/Grandson Cancelled due to California Regulations
      Sadly, the Men’s and Women’s 40 Hard Courts, Father/Son Hard Courts and Grandfather/Grandson Hard Courts have been cancelled, another victim of Covid-19. From the email I received yesterday (from Pierrette Featherby of the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club): “Greetings, I was hoping this day would never come, but it has, so sadly I must inform you we have been forced to cancel the USTA 40 & over Men’s, Women’s, Mixed & Father/Son, Grandfather/Grandson Designated Open Sectional Hard Court Championships. Because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases San Diego County has shifted into Tier 1 otherwise known as the Purple Tier. Tennis tournaments will not be permitted. This being said, we would still love to have you come; play some tennis, relax and have a good time.  If you choose to do so we will offer you the tournament rate and help you arrange some tennis matches. Below is a message from Bill Kellogg (which you may also read on the tournament website) Unfortunately, we have learned that the State of California is currently not allowing tennis tournaments to take place. In addition, the County of San Diego has returned to the most restrictive purple COVID rating, Given the way the […]

  • Designated Open Sectional Championship Schedule 2020

    From USTA.com (read here).

    2020 Tournament Recategorizations due to Covid-19

     In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the USTA family would like to encourage local play as opposed to traveling to play national tournaments.  With this in mind, we’ve reclassified the remaining Super Category II, Category II, and Category III national tournaments as Designated Open Sectional Championships. 

    These Designated Open Sectional Championships will have National Category II point allocation for the players. The participants will have the opportunity to earn national points while playing at the sectional level. 

    At this time, the remaining Category I tournaments will continue to be rescheduled for later in the year. 

    Please click here for an FAQ document related to the new tournament classification.

    If you have any questions or for more information, please contact adulttournaments@usta.com.

    August

    Dates: August 14-16, 2020

    Location: Beavercreek Clay Courts Tennis Club, Beavercreek, Ohio

    Divisions: M55 – M70 (singles)

    Surface: Hard, Clay

    USTA Ranking Points: Category II

    Register Here

     

    Dates: August 27-30

    Location: Guilford Racquet & Swim Club in Guilford, Conn.

    Age Divisions: 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85

    USTA Ranking Points: Category II 

    Surface: Hard

    Register Here

     

    September

    Dates: September 13-20, 2020

    Location: Palisades Tennis Club, Newport Beach, Calif.

    Age Divisions: M30, M35, M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65, W65, M70, M75, M80, M85, M90

    USTA Ranking Points: Category II

    Surface: Hard

    Register Here

     

    Dates: September 15-20, 2020

    Location: Belle Haven Country Club, Alexandria, Va.

    Age Divisions: M45, M55, M65

    USTA Ranking Points: Category II

    Surface: Clay

    Register Here

     

    Dates: September 16-20, 2020

    Location: Louisville Boat Club, Louisville, Ky.

    Age Divisions: M40, M50, M55, M60, M65, M70

    USTA Ranking Points: Category II

    Surface: Clay

    Register Here

     

    Dates: September 18-20, 2020

    Location: Ultimate Doubles Tennis, Oak Bluffs, Mass.

    Age Divisions: Mixed (Open), M50-80 (doubles)

    USTA Ranking Points: Category II

    Surface: Clay

    USTA Ranking Points: Category II  

    Register Here

     

    October

    Dates: October 14-18, 2020

    Location: Lauderdale Tennis Club, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

    Age Divisions: W35, W45, W55, W65, W75, W85

    USTA Ranking Points: Category II

    Surface: Hard

    Register Here

     

    Dates: October 22-25, 2020

    Location: McFarlin Tennis Center, San Antonio, Texas

    Age Divisions: M55, W55, M60, M65, W65, M70, W70, M75, W75, M80, W80, M85

    USTA Ranking Points: Category II

    Surface: Hard

    Register Here

     

    November

    Dates: November 2-6, 2020

    Location: Darling Tennis Center, Las Vegas, Nev.

    Age Divisions: M50, W50, M55, W55, M60, W60, M65, W65, M70, W70, M75, W75, M80, W80, M85, W85, M90

    USTA Ranking Points: Category II

    Surface: Hard

    Register Here

     

    Dates: November 2-8, 2020

    Location: The Great Park, Irvine, Calif.

    Age Divisions: MOpen, WOpen, M40, W40, M45, W45, M50, W50, M55, W55, M60, W60, M65, W65, M70

    USTA Ranking Points: Category II

    Surface: Hard

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    Dates: November 18-22, 2020

    Location: Bocage Racquet Club, Baton Rouge, La.

    Age Divisions: M30, M35, M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65, M70, M75, M80, M85

    USTA Ranking Points: Category II

    Surface: Clay

    Register Here

     

    Dates: November 30 – December 6, 2020

    Location: Longboat Key Tennis Center, Longboat Key, Fla.

    Age Divisions: M55, M60, M65, M70, M75, M80

    USTA Ranking Points: Category II

    Surface: Clay

    Register Here

     

    December

    Dates: December 9-13, 2020

    Location: USTA Central Arizona Tennis Association, Scottsdale, Ariz.

    Age Divisions: M30, W30, M40, W40, M45, W45, M50, W50, M55, W55, M60, W60, M65, W65, M70, W70, M75, W75, M80, W80, M85, W85, M90, W90

    USTA Ranking Points: Category II

    Surface: Hard

    Register Here


  • Men’s 55 & 80 Grass Nationals CANCELLED for 2019

    From the USTA Adult National Tournament FACEBOOK Page:

    Dear All,

    Unfortunately, we were not able to find a replacing host venue for the Men’s 55 and 80s Grass Court National Championships.

    After contacting many different venues and exploring various options, we are forced to cancel these events for 2019.

    These events will be back in the calendar for 2020 with a new hosting venue, and we are looking forward to supporting these National Championships.

    Thank you for your understanding and let me know if you have any questions

    Milagros Sequera Huss


  • Miami Beach to Host Regional ITF Seniors Tournament March 5-10

    For more information on this tournament go to www.itfmia.com. This event is open to all USTA and ITF IPIN holders. Entry is via the USTA tennislink system (click here to enter if you have a USTA number).

    If you don’t have a USTA number but do have an IPIN, then: Players who have an IPIN will receive a complimentary USTA membership ID via this link:

    https://www.usta.com/en/home/account/create-account.html 

    Only IPIN holders will receive ITF ranking points, but an IPIN is not necessary to enter IF you are an existing USTA member.


  • USA Category I National Age DivisionTournaments Open in 2019 to All IPIN Members!

    The USTA Category I Nationals (see the schedule here: https://seniortennisblog.com/2018/09/25/2019-usta-national-adult-tournament-schedule/) for ages 35-85 men and women, and mixed will have Grade A status in 2019. In addition, 10 other Super Category II Tournaments (to be named later) will have Grade 1 Status in 2019.

    • Foreign players will not have to buy a USTA membership to enter.
    • To enter the tournaments the IPIN system will not be used however.
    • Foreign players will need to contact the tournament director to enter.
    • Foreign players will need to have an IPIN to enter or a USTA membership.
    • Only players who have purchased an IPIN (itftennis.com/IPIN) prior to the start of the tournament ($25) will receive ITF points

    For more information on how to obtain an ITF ranking, go to itftennis.com/seniors


  • Date Changes for Mother/Daughter and Sr/Super Sr/80+ Father/Son Hard Courts

    Dates for Mother/Daughter , Senior/Super Senior/80+Father/Son Hard have changed (Via USTA); also dates for men’s Clay:

    M70, 85, 90 Clays will now be October 7-14, 2018 at Pinehurst.

    Mother/Daughter & Senior/Super Senior/80+ Father/Son Hard Courts will now be June 8-10, 2018 in Claremont California.

    The Open Father/Son Hard Courts remains in La Jolla at the end of the year.


  • 2016 Adult/Senior/Family Schedule Now Posting

    The 2016 Category I and Category II and Family Schedules have started to post on carolynnichols.com. The link to the schedule is here: http://www.carolynnichols.com/16Schedule.

    Most of the women’s Cat I, including Houston Clay Courts have been posted. The Cat II Schedule has only a few links, but BallenIsles, Crawford Cup, Asics and the Super Senior Men’s West Coast Cat II are linked.

    I’ve also included a link to the grid on usta.com. For most recent updates please check with tennislink and the USTA Adult/Senior homepage, as they are the official USTA sources for tournaments.

    Questions? Email me.


  • 2015 USTA Adult/Senior Seeding Assistants

    Women

    30s: Trish Riddell (trish10s@aol.com) & Mary Dailey (daileymd@gmail.com

    35s: Judy Louie (ad2louie@aol.com) & Carolyn Nichols (carolynanichols@gmail.com)

    40s: Ellen Goodman (mummsey@aol.com) & Gee Gee Garvin (speed3g@aol.com)

    45s: Gail Murayama (gailmvan@yahoo.com) & Roz King (rkng@cox.net)

    50s: Carolyn Nichols (carolynanichols@gmail.com

    55s: Eliz. Barnhill (elizabethbarnhill@charter.net) & Cindy Babb (cindy.babb@comcast.net)

    60s: Anne Schwartz (anneschwartz163@gmail.com)

    65s:  Andrea Barnes  (abarnes2@stanford.edu)

    70s: Carol Wood (c.wood@prodigy.net) and Gee Garvin (speed3g@aol.com)

    75s: Brenda Carter (cart2128@bellsouth.net) & Carol Clay (playclay10s@gmail.com)

    80s: Roz King (rking@cox.net)

    85s & 90s: Cathie Anderson (cathiesk9s@roadrunner.net)

    Overall Circuit Chair: Carol Clay (placlay10s@gmail.com)

     

    Note: Carol Clay will appoint a temporary seeded for anyone who is playing a tournament in the age division for which she is a seeding assistant.

    Men

    Division for seeding Name Email Address
    30 Steve Hayden shayden6@woh.rr.com
    35 Steve Cornell cornellofca@hotmail.com
    40 Chuck Gill  cgill@ibisgolf.com
    45 Arvind Aravindhan arvind@jkcp.com
    50 Mike Vandergrift vandeg_m@yahoo.com
    55 Matt Jacob matthew.a.jacob@hotmail.com
    60 Jim Nelson essenhaus@aol.com
    65 Bruce Levine tennis2tennis13@gmail.com
    70 Jerry Thomas Jthomas@kandsins.com
    75 Brett Haberstick  bch5657@gmail.com
    80 Wesley Jackson wgsj35@msn.com
    85-90 Allen Dunbar allendunbar@comcast.net
    Larry Turville lturville@msn.com

     


  • USTA Semi Annual Meeting: Minutes from Adult Senior/Senior International Meetings

    Any player interested in playing National USTA tournaments or on a USA Senior International Team should read these.

    Meeting One: Aug 31, 2013

    Meeting Two: Sept. 1, 2013


  • Bocage Tournament No Longer an ITF Ranking Tournament; Tournament Withdrawn from ITF Calendar.

    The Bocage Racquet Club, Ed Gaskell, Tournament Director, has withdrawn the Bocage tournament from the ITF calendar. This tournament will not carry ITF ranking points. It will continue to be a Category II USTA ranking tournament for women and a Super Category II for men. It is open to all USTA members (whether or not residents of the USA).

    To enter, click here: http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=135346


  • 2013-2014 Adult/Senior Competition Committee | USTA

    2013-2014 Adult/Senior Competition Committee | USTA.

    This link lists all USTA national committee members for the Adult/Senior Competition Committee. This committee has been combined with the former Senior International Competition Committee. The Committee will sanction national championships, determine which tournaments have Category II and Super Category II status, select international teams, rank players, oversee points per round, oversee national rankers,  the women’s intersectionals, and more.


  • Printable, Downloadable USTA National Schedules by Date: Family, Cat I, Cat II: April 5th Update with Link Corrections

    Category I, II & Family Events:

    Men’s Cat I & Cat II Events:

    Women’s Cat 1 & Cat II Events:

    Family National Schedule:


  • Intersectionals Has Been Cancelled for 2005

    The Women’s Intersectional Team Event in Naples has been cancelled for 2005 due to the damage the club suffered from Hurricane Wilma. All alternatives were considered, but with 280 players, it was not possible to move the event to another site on such short notice or to move the date. Larry Eichenbaum will update the Intersectional web site soon.