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, 2018
Team Registration closesMay 18, 2018
Season beginsMay 27, 2018
Season endsAug 5, 2018
Last day to add playersJuly 15, 2018
State ChampionshipsSept 21 - 23
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
4.5 /4.0 /3.5MON PM6:30 /8:00
WED PM6:30, 7 or 8:00
"B"4.0 /3.5 /3.0WED AM9:304.0 /3.5 /3.0THUR PM6:30 /8:00
THUR PM6:30, 7 or 8:00
"C"3.5/3.0 /2.5MON AM9:30 (no "C" men's division)
WED PM6:30, 7 or 8:00
Michele Lee

Michele Lee

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

lnjrtt@gmail.com