USTA Southern Combo Doubles

Lake Norman Tennis Association

Southern Combo Doubles

The Combo Doubles League is one of the fastest growing USTA adult programs in the Southern Section. Men’s & Women’s teams play 3 courts of doubles. Teams may have 6 players minimum, or 15 maximum, in leagues ranging from 2.5 to 10.5 skill levels.

Players & their partners use a combined NTRP rating that does not exceed the level of their league. For example, on a 7.5 team, a 4.0 player may play with a partner who has a 3.5 (or lower) rating. This format provides a chance to play with partners of different rating levels.

Teams compete locally to progress from Local play to State, Sectional, & National Championships!

NTRP Ratings Info

This league uses the NTRP rating system. Each player must have either a computer rating or must be self – rated.

 

  • If you’re not sure what your rating is, you can find it through Tennislink.
  • If you don’t have a rating, you can complete the ‘self – rate’ process found there.
Age Groups Offered

A player may play in a particular age group, as long as he / she turns the minimum age designation during the calendar year of registration.

  • 18 & Over
  • 40 & Over
  • 55 & Over
  • 65 & Over

*All players must be 18 years or older to play in the Adult leagues.

All players participating in USTA League are required to be USTA members. Click here to create a USTA account. League fees for all USTA League play is $22 + $3 Tennislink fee for a total of $25.

Refund Procedure – All players requesting a refund of their Local Fees and State Head Tax charges will be given a refund when requesting prior to their team’s first scheduled team match. The $3 Tennislink fee is nonrefundable. Request should be submitted to the Local League Coordinator.

If your team advances into Championship play, visit the Captain’s Corner for information.

Combo Levels of Play

Age GroupNTRP LevelAdvance to
18 & Over2.5/ 5.5/ 6.5/ 7.5/ 8.5/ 9.5/ 10.5Sectional
40 & Over5.5/ 6.5/ 7.5/ 8.5 9.5Sectional
55 & Over6.5/ 7.5/ 8.5Sectional
65 & Over6.5/ 7.5/ 8.5State

Combo Team Format

Combined LevelHighest Player Rating
5.02.5
5.53.0
6.53.5
7.54.0
8.55.0
9.55.5
10.56.0

2017 Combo Doubles Season Schedule

Team Registration BeginsAll Age GroupsJune 25
New Captains MeetingAll New CaptainsTBD
Team Registration EndsAll Age GroupsJuly 30
Season Starts*All Age GroupsAug 7
Last Day to Add PlayersAll Age GroupsSep 17
Season EndsOct 22
State Championships5.0/ 6.5/ 8.5 All Age GroupsNov 2 - 5 Wilmington
5.5/ 7.5/ 9.5 All Age GroupsNov 9 -12 Wilmington

*Season start / end date is dependent on the number of teams that register in each flight. Team will have at least 6 matches & 12 at most.

2017 Combo Doubles Days of Play - Women

LevelTimeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
5.09:30 am18+
6:30/ 8 pm18+
5.59:30/11am18+40+
6:30/ 8 pm40+18+
6.59:30/11am40+18+/55+ (11am)40+
6:30/ 8 pm40+18+55+65+
7.59:30/11am18+/55+ (11am)40+
6:30/ 8 pm55+/40+65+18+18+/40+/55+
8.59:30/11am40+18+/40+/55+65+
6:30/ 8 pm40+
9.59:30/11am40+40+
6:30/ 8 pm55+18+
10.59:30/11amTBD
6:30/ 8 pm

2017 Combo Doubles Days of Play - Men

LevelMon PMTue PMWed PMThu PMFri PMSat PMSun PM
5.018+
5.540+40+18+
6.565+40+18+55+
7.555+40+18+40+65+
8.518+55+40+65+
9.518+55+40+
10.5TBD
Iris Ham

Iris Ham

USTA Coordinator: Spring Adult, Mixed Doubles, & Southern Combo Doubles Leagues

irisusta@mindspring.com