USTA 2020 Return to Play

Lake Norman Tennis Association

Ready to Return to Competition?

Join Us for Two Fun Opportunites to Play

LNTA is opening registration SOON for two leagues that will start late-August & early-September. Mixed Madness League will start late August and run through October. The Fall Combo League will start after Labor Day and could run through early-December.

PLEASE NOTE: All State Championships have been cancelled for 2020 due to the pandemic.

Facility Requirements/Procedures
All facilities expect that everyone will maintain social distancing, and that there will be no congregating.  Players should not arrive more than 10 minutes before their scheduled match time. North Carolina has a mandate to wear masks in retail establishments, so REMEMBER THAT ALL OF OUR PRO SHOPS ARE RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS; THEREFORE, PLEASE WEAR A MASK WHENEVER ENTERING A PRO SHOP in the area.

Captains should check with your facility on league restrictions prior to registering a team. If your facility does not allow league play and you wish to play out of a public facility, please contact Iris at adults@lnta.org.

Water will not be available at any facility. Players and participants should be mindful of facility and USTA guidelines for safe play.

Refunds
COVID-RELATED: It is important that players be aware that USTA NC has an updated refund policy due to the current pandemic. This policy will be followed statewide and will also affect local league fees. Players should be aware that should play be suspended because of COVID related restrictions, refunds for league registrations will not be available. Please plan your team registrations accordingly. To view the refund policy, CLICK HERE.  Since LNTA gave partial refunds for spring league, but will not be issuing refunds for any COVID-related requests, we are discounting our 2020 fall registration fees to $20.00, which is a $5 discount per registration.

Participating in leagues and programs is an individual decision. We’ll continue to offer league play, as long as we are in at least Phase 2, and there is interest from Lake players. Many of you have continued to play, while others are still hesitant; please think about all the risk factors and make the best decision for you, prior to registration.

Mixed Madness

  • Registration opens August 3 – ends August 17 with a minimum of six players
  • Season starts August 28 and will run through October
  • Traditional Mixed-Doubles format (combined levels of each doubles pairing can not exceed the team level)
  • Doubles partners can not be separated by more than 1.0 NTRP level (i.e. a 3.5 and 4.5 can play 8.0 together, but a 5.0 and a 3.0 can not)
  • All players must be 18 or older to play in USTA Adult Leagues
  • What’s different than traditional Mixed?
    • Days of Play
    • Age Divisions (only two this year 18 & Over and 50 & Over)
    • No State Tournament

This fun-flex, social Mixed Doubles program allows players of different NTRP levels to play together, encouraging participants to play with their friends, family, and co-workers. Matches will be played on Friday evenings (18 & Over) and Sunday afternoons (50 & Over).

Cost: $20 *discounted price

2020 Mixed Madness Doubles

Age GroupNTRP LevelFormatMinimum # of PlayersMaximum # of Players
18 & Over2.5, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10.03 Doubles615
50 & Over6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.03 Doubles615

Mixed Doubles Team Format

Team LevelHighest Rating a Player May Have
2.5All players must be 2.5
6.0No player higher than 3.5
7.0No player higher than 4.0
8.0No player higher than 4.5
9.0No player higher than 5.0
10.0No player higher than 5.5

Fall Combo League

  • Registration opens August 12 – ends August 26 with minimum of six players
  • Season starts September 8 – ends early December
  • All players must be 18 or older to play in USTA Adult Leagues

This program features men’s teams and women’s teams playing three doubles courts per match. The doubles teams use a combined NTRP rating that does not exceed the level on which they are playing. Days of play are listed at the bottom of this page.

Cost: $20 *discounted price

Fall 2020 Combo League

Age GroupNTRP LevelFormatMinimum # of PlayersMaximum # of Players
18 & Over
2.5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9.5, 10.5
3 Doubles615
40 & Over
5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9.5
3 Doubles615
55 & Over
6.5, 7.5, 8.5
3 Doubles615
65 & Over
6.5, 7.5, 8.5
3 Doubles615

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 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+/55+ (11am)40+
6:30/ 8 pm40+18+55+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