USTA Tri - Level

Lake Norman Tennis Association

Tri – Level League

If you’re looking for a league where you can be on a team with your friends of different rating levels, then Tri – Level is for you! In Tri – Level, teams are comprised of players with 3 or more different NTRP levels.

Each match, 3 courts of doubles play. Each court is assigned a different rating level. The idea is that partners have the same rating & play on a court that is also assigned that same rating. For example, in the “A” division, there’s a 4.5, 4.0, & 3.5 court. Two 4.5 – rated players play on the 4.5 court, two 4.0’s on the 4.0 court & so on.

Tri - Level Basics

All players must have a USTA computer rating, or be self - rated.
Min Age to Play18
Min / Max # of Players on Team6 / 15
Courts Played Each Match3
Highest AdvancementState, Sectionals

Tri - Level Registration Dates

Team Registration opensApr 1
Team Registration closesMay 14
Season beginsMay 30
Season endsAug 6
Last day to add playersJuly 15
State ChampionshipsSept 22 - 24
Hickory

Advantages

  • Flexible format & multiple play levels.
  • Team experience for players of 3+ different ratings.
  • Participation does not affect a player’s NTRP dynamic rating.

Tri – Level Divisions

Women’s play is offered in the A, B & C divisions.  Men’s teams compete in the A & B divisions only.

  • “A” Division:  4.5 / 4.0 / 3.5
  • “B” Division:  4.0 / 3.5 / 3.0
  • “C” Division:  3.5 / 3.0 / 2.5

Match Play Guidelines

  • On each court, a player’s NTRP rating can’t be higher than the rating assigned to that specific court.
  • Example: In the “A” Division, on Court #2:  Since this court is assigned a 4.0 rating level, two 4.0’s may play together, or a 4.0 & a 3.5. However, a 4.0 could not play with a 4.5 (because a 4.5 rating exceeds the 4.0 rating level assigned to this court).
  • If you need to register as a USTA member or aren’t sure what your rating is, go to Tennislink.
  • If your team advances to Championship play, visit the Captain’s Corner link for information.

Tri - Level Divisions / Days of Play

DIVWOMEN'SDAYTIMEMEN'SDAYTIME
"A"4.5 /4.0 /3.5FRI AM
9:30 /11:00
4.5 /4.0 /3.5MON PM6:30 /8:00
WED PM6:30, 7 or 8:00
"B"4.0 /3.5 /3.0WED PM6:30, 7 or 8:004.0 /3.5 /3.0THUR PM6:30 /8:00
"C"3.5/3.0 /2.5MON AM9:30 (no "C" men's division)
Michele Lee

Michele Lee

USTA Coordinator: Racquets and Jackets, Singles, & Tri - Level Leagues

lnjrtt@gmail.com