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 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 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

Combo Doubles Season Schedule

ActionGroupDate
Team Registration BeginsAll Age GroupsJuly 1
New Captains MeetingAll New CaptainsTBD
Team Registration EndsAll Age GroupsJuly 24
Season Starts*All Age GroupsAugust 5
Last Day to Add PlayersAll Age GroupsSept 30
Season EndsOctober 20
State Championships5.0/ 6.5/ 8.5 All Age GroupsNov 7 - 10 Wilmington
5.5/ 7.5/ 9.5 All Age GroupsNov 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

LevelTimeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
5.09:30 am18+
6:30/ 8 pm18+
5.59:30/11am18+40+
6:30/ 8 pm40+18+
6.59:30/11am40+18+18+/55+ (11am)40+
6:30/ 8 pm40+65+
11:00 am55+
7.59:30/11am18+/55+ (11am)40+
6:30/ 8 pm55+/40+18+18+/40+/55+
1:00 pm65+
8.59:30 am40+18+/55+18+/55+65+
6:30/ 8 pm40+
9.59:30/11am40+40+
6:30/ 8 pm55+18+
10.59:30/11amTBD
6:30/ 8 pm

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 Adult & Growth League Coordinator