Racquets & Jackets Doubles League

Lake Norman Tennis Association

The famous R&J League shirts on display!

2023/2024 Racquets & Jackets Key Dates

Team Registration opensOct 1
Team Registration closesNov 1
Earliest Start Date (depends on # of teams in flight)Mid Nov
Court fees dueNov 2
T-shirt orders dueNov 2
Last day to add playersDec 30
Season ends (based on # of teams in flight)Early Feb

Days of Play

DivisionsDay Time
All Men's
(AA, A, B, C)
Saturday10:30 am
12:30 pm
(AA, A, B, C, D)
Saturday10:30 am
12:30 pm
Women's AA
Friday10:30 am
Women's A
Tuesday10:30 am
Women's B
Wednesday10:30 am
Women's C
Thursday10:30 am

Racquets & Jackets Roster Guidelines

  • When building your team, there isn’t a rule or limit to the number of players at each level, as long as you have enough players to field each court weekly and don’t exceed the max of 18 players.
  • Players may play up one court. For example, in the “A” Division (3.5/ 4.0/ 4.5), a 3.5 rated player may play on the 4.0 court, and a 4.0 may play on the 4.5 court, but a 3.5 cannot play on the 4.5.
  • Consider your players’ overall availability to ensure your roster has enough players at each level. You may continue to add players to your roster until Last Day to Add Player deadline.

Racquets & Jackets Tri-Level Match Play Guidelines

  • On each court, a player’s NTRP rating cannot be higher than the rating assigned to that specific court.
  • Court 1-Highest Level; Court 2-Middle level; Court 3-Lowest level.
  • Example: in the “A” Division, on Court #2, since this court is assigned a 4.0 rating, two 4.0’s may play together, or a 4.0 & 3.5. However, a 4.0 may not play with a 4.5 (because a 4.5 rating exceeds the 4.0 rating level assigned to this court).

Racquets & Jackets Tri-Level Doubles

Play doubles with your friends on a team consisting of three or more NTRP levels (tri-level format). For example, in the “B” division, there’s one 3.0 court, one 3.5 court, and one 4.0 court playing in each team match.

Participants receive the highly-coveted Racquets & Jackets league shirt. Once the team is registered, captains will submit one team order.

Note: The USTA rating change occurs during the R & J season; however, any rating changes (up or down) will have no impact on players. A player’s rating at the time of registration will be valid for the entire season.

Racquets & Jackets Basics

All players must have a USTA computer rating, or be self - rated.
Min Age to Play:18
Min / Max # of Players on Team:6 / 18
Courts Played Each Match3
No advancement or awards

R&J Tri-Level Divisions

League TypeLocal Leagues
18 & Over Men"C" 2.5/3.0/3.5
"B" 3.0/3.5/4.0
"A" 3.5/4.0/4.5
"AA" 4.0/4.5/Open
18 & Over Women"C" 2.5/3.0/3.5
"B" 3.0/3.5/4.0
"A" 3.5/4.0/4.5
"AA" 4.0/4.5/Open

If you’re not sure what your rating is, you can find it through Tennislink. If you don’t have a rating, you can get information about how to ‘self – rate’.

All players participating in this league are required to be USTA members. Click here to create a USTA account.

  • No team advancement, awards, or playoff. This is strictly a SOCIAL LEAGUE.
  • Visit Captain’s Corner / Player Resources for information, make-up match court reservation forms, and scorecard correction forms.
  • League fees are $32 and include a long – sleeve shirt!



To view the refund policy, CLICK HERE.

Iris Ham

Iris Ham

USTA Adult & Growth League Coordinator

Friendly reminder…this is a winter league.  Be prepared to play in the cold!  Familiarize yourself with the inclement and/or cold weather rules here.