USTA Adult Spring League

Lake Norman Tennis Association

USTA Adult Spring League 

USTA League tennis is a great way to meet & play with people of your same skill level. Each match, teams play doubles and some also play singles, depending on the age division and level (see chart below). Leagues range from 2.5 to 9.0 skill levels.

Teams compete locally and can progress to State, Sectional, & National championship play. No player may register for a particular team in a league lower than their rating. For example, a 3.5 – rated player can play on a 3.5 or a 4.0 team, but cannot play on a 3.0 team.

NTRP Ratings & USTA Membership Info

All players participating in USTA Leagues are required to have an active USTA membership. Click here to create a USTA account. The leagues use the NTRP rating system. Each player must have either a computer rating or must be self-rated. You can find everything you need to know about ratings including how to self-rate, find your NTRP rating, and appeal your rating in the Ratings Info section of our Captain’s Corner/Player Resource page.

Naming Procedure for Teams

Captains, when you register your team in TennisLink, Southern regulations require the following naming procedure:

  • “L” + First Letter of the Captain’s first name + First 2 Letters of Captain’s last name – Captain’s last name / Facility Name

For example, Iris Ham’s team playing out of North Meck Park would be entered in TennisLink as LIHA – Ham/NMP. The “L” indicates the Lake Norman playing area.

  • How to Designate a Co-Captain – (1) player can designate him/herself as your team co-captain. When he/she registers in TennisLink, the player will answer “yes” when it asks if you’re a captain. You don’t need to include the co-captain’s last name as part of the team name. If you’re a non-playing captain, only the League Coordinator can assign this in TennisLink, so email Iris.
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. For the 40 & Over, 55 & Over, and 65 & Over, as long as you are turning the minimum age in that calendar year of play, you may register. For example, a 17 year-old must wait until their 18th birthday before registering in the Adult Leagues. However, a 39 year-old could register to play in the 40 & Over Spring League, even if his/her birthday isn’t until the fall.

2024 USTA Spring League - Important Dates

ActionGroupDate
Team Registration BeginsAll Age GroupsJanuary 1
Season datesAll Age GroupsFebruary 13 - May 30
Minimum # of Players Registered (varies; see chart below)**All Age GroupsFebruary 5
New Captain's MeetingNew CaptainsFriday, Feb 23 at Lake Norman Racquet & Social Club (in person)
General Captain's MeetingAll CaptainsMonday, Feb 26
6:30 PM (Zoom)
Team Registration EndsAll Age GroupsFebruary 5
Last Day to Add PlayersAll Age GroupsApril 28
State Championship Dates & Locations for each age division65 & OverMay 17 - May 19
Greenville
55 & OverMay 31 - June 2
Asheville
18 & Over June 13 - June 16
Lake Norman
40 & OverJune 20 - June 23
Charlotte
*Season start date is dependent on the # of teams that register in each flight. Teams will have at least 6 matches and as many as 12.

USTA Spring League Team Information

Age GroupNTRP LevelFormatMinimum # of Players
**Must have this # registered by Feb 5
Max #
Players
Advances To
18 & Over3.0 / 3.5 / 4.0/ 4.52 Singles,
3 Doubles
815Nationals
2.5 / 5.01 Singles,
2 Doubles
515Nationals
40 & Over2.5 (Women only)3 Doubles615States
3.0 / 3.5 / 4.0/ 4.51 Singles,
4 Doubles
915Nationals
55 & Over3.0 / 3.5 / 4.0/ 9.03 Doubles615Nationals
65 & Over3.0 / 3.5 / 4.0/ 9.03 Doubles615Sectionals

USTA Spring Days of Play Offered – Men’s Leagues by Age Divisions

LEVEL18 & Over Days of Play - MEN
2.5SAT AM
3.0MON PM
3.5SAT AM
4.0TUE PM
4.5WED PM
5.0SUN AM
LEVEL55 & Over Days of Play - MEN
3.0THUR PM
3.5WED PM
4.0MON PM
9.0THUR PM
LEVEL40 & Over Days of Play - MEN
2.5(There is NO 40 & Over option at the 2.5 Level for Men) 2.5 Men can play the 18 & Over age division on SAT AM
3.0SUN (4:00)
3.5THUR PM
4.0SAT AMWED PM
4.5SAT
LEVEL65 & Over Days of Play - MEN
3.0TUE PM
3.5SUN (4:00)
4.0WED PM

USTA Spring Days of Play Offered – Women’s Leagues by Age Divisions

LEVEL18 & Over Days of Play - WOMEN
2.5THUR (11:00)THUR PM
3.0MON AMMON PM
3.5FRI AMTHUR PM
4.0MON AMWED PM
4.5TUE AMSAT AM
5.0
LEVEL55 & Over Days of Play - WOMEN
3.0THUR PMFRI (11:00)
3.5WED PMSAT AM
4.0MON PMWED (1:00)SAT AM
9.0FRI (11:00/12:30)
LEVEL40 & Over Days of Play - WOMEN
2.5TUE AMTUE PM
3.0FRI AMWED PM
3.5MON AMTUE PMSAT AM
4.0FRI AMTHUR PMSAT PM
4.5WED AMSUN (2:00)
LEVEL65 & Over Days of Play - WOMEN
3.0THUR AMWED PM
3.5THU (1:00)SAT AM
4.0WED (1:00)SUN (2:00)

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 are $29.15 ($20 Local League fee, $6 State Head tax, and a $3.15 TennisLink fee).

REFUND POLICY
Refund requests for Local Fees and State Head Tax charges must be made to the Local League Coordinator prior to the team’s first scheduled match. Requests must be made in writing. The TennisLink fee is non-refundable. The Local League Coordinator will hold all requests and submit one list to the State League Coordinator by the refund deadline. One check will be sent to the LLC or CTA, who will issue individual checks to the players. Any team dropping out of a league after the Initial Roster Deadline for that league will forfeit any registration fees paid and a grievance may be filed. There will be no refunds given due to cancellation or suspension of League or Championship play due to acts of God, war, government regulation or order, pandemic (including, but not limited to, COVID-19), terrorism, natural disaster, or any other emergency beyond USTA NC’s and LNTA’s control, foreseeable or unforeseeable, which makes it illegal or impossible to offer or continue any USTA Adult League Tennis programming. 

Please view the entire refund policy here.

State Championship Info

Teams who win their local competition advance to the State Championships. State Championships are held in different locations, depending on the age division. The locations are listed in the Important Dates chart at the top of this page. You can find more information about the Championships on the NC Tennis website.

 

Iris Ham

Iris Ham

USTA Adult & Growth League Coordinator

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