USTA Southern Combo DoublesLake 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 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 / Player Resources for information.
Combo Levels of Play
|Age Group||NTRP Level||Advance to|
|18 & Over||2.5/ 5.5/ 6.5/ 7.5/ 8.5/ 9.5/ 10.5||Sectional|
|40 & Over||5.5/ 6.5/ 7.5/ 8.5 9.5||Sectional|
|55 & Over||6.5/ 7.5/ 8.5||Sectional|
|65 & Over||6.5/ 7.5/ 8.5||State|
Combo Team Format
|Combined Level||Highest Player Rating|
Combo Doubles Season Schedule
|Team Registration Begins||All Age Groups||July 1|
|New Captains Meeting||All New Captains||TBD|
|Team Registration Ends||All Age Groups||July 24|
|Earliest State Date (depends on # of teams in flight)||All Age Groups||August 5|
|Last Day to Add Players||All Age Groups||Sept 30|
|Season Ends (based on # of teams in flight)||October 20|
|State Championships||5.0/ 6.5/ 8.5 All Age Groups||Nov 7 - 10 Wilmington|
|5.5/ 7.5/ 9.5 All Age Groups||Nov 14 -17 Wilmington|
*Season start / end date is dependent on the number of teams that register in each flight. Team will have 6 matches minimum & 12 maximum.
Combo Doubles Days of Play - Women
|6:30/ 8 pm||18+|
|6:30/ 8 pm||40+||18+|
|6:30/ 8 pm||40+||65+|
|6:30/ 8 pm||55+/40+||18+||18+/40+/55+|
|6:30/ 8 pm||40+|
|6:30/ 8 pm||55+||18+|
|6:30/ 8 pm|
Combo Doubles Days of Play - Men
|Level||Mon PM||Tue PM||Wed PM||Thu PM||Fri PM||Sat PM||Sun PM|