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Players ShakingThere is always league play going on, between players who play at your level!  See the chart below for a breakdown. For the current year's specifics, see CALENDAR.  For information on finding a team, new player clinics, getting an NTRP rating level, and USTA memberships, please visit NEW AND RETURNING PLAYERS

  • ADULT LEAGUE - The most popular is “Adult League,” which TACK usually divides into two sessions (winter and spring) of 2.5 months each. Results there contribute the most to changes in player ratings.  It is played at NTRP levels 2.5 to 4.5 in 18+; 3.0 to 4.5 in 40+; and 3.0 to 4.0 in 55+.

  • FUN LEAGUE - Men’s and women’s 18+ team matches are played on one singles and two doubles courts at USTA NTRP ability ratings of 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5.  "Fun League" does not count towards ratings.  It is played in two sessions (winter and spring).

  • TRI-LEVEL LEAGUE - Tri-Level is the odd one, since it’s played on a two weekends in a tournament format, though advancement possibilities are the same as other leagues.

  • MIXED DOUBLES LEAGUE - Team matches are played on three male/female doubles courts at combined USTA NTRP ability ratings of 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0 in 18+, 40+, and 55+.

  • COMBO LEAGUE - Team matches are played on three doubles courts at combined USTA NTRP ability ratings of 5.0, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9.5 and 10.5 in 18+, 40+, and 55+.

  • SINGLES LEAGUE - Singles players ages 18 and over register to play as individuals in regular USTA matches.  Each singles player is considered their own team of one in this format.  

  • FALL LEAGUE - It’s unique to TACK, and has the same format as “Adult League” but at a reduced match size (1 singles and 2 doubles courts play each team match) – it’s intended as a warmup to the start of “Adult League.”

 

 

What? When? Singles/Doubles? Rating Categories Matches Played Cost Winners advance…
Adult League January-June (usually divided into 2 sessions -- see CALENDAR) Both (except 55+ -- doubles only) 2.0 and up, in 3 age categories 2 singles, 3 doubles (8 players). Exceptions: 2.0 or 2.5 is 1 singles, 2 doubles; 55+ is 3 doubles Indoors Registration + court fees State ("Regional") Championship, and beyond
"Fun League" January-May (also divided into 2 sessions) Both 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 (18+ only) -- offered in sessions which skip that ratings category 1 singles, 2 doubles Indoors Registration + court fees No advancement, does not count towards NTRP,
Tri-Level

Summer

(two weekends)

Doubles 3 adjacent ratings (2.5+3.0+3.5, e.g.), in 3 age categories 3 doubles (6 players), 1 of each rating Mostly outdoors Registration + court fees State ("Regional") Championship, and beyond
Mixed June-July Doubles 5.0, 6.0, etc., in 3 age categories 3 doubles (6 players), sum of court rating not to exceed rating category Mostly outdoors Registration only State ("Regional") Championship, and beyond
Singles June-July Singles 2.5 and up, in 2 age categories (no 55+) No teams, all matches are individual Outdoors Registration only (none -- local only)
Combo August-September Doubles 5.0, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, etc., in 3 age categories 3 doubles (6 players), sum of court rating not to exceed rating category Mostly outdoors Registration only State ("Regional") Championship, and beyond
Fall League October-December Both (except 55+ -- doubles only) 2.5 and up, in 3 age categories 1 singles, 2 doubles (5 players) (exception: 55+ is 3 doubles) Indoors Registration + court fees (none -- local only)

 

Rating: The USTA National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) is a part of your USTA membership. Ratings run from 2.0 to 7.0. See this USTA poster (PDF format) for a description of each NTPR rating. If you are new to USTA, click here for a description on how to self-rate. All play is separated into men's and women's leagues, except Mixed Doubles. For questions about how NTRP is computed, this FAQs page is helpful. (See also these videos from USTA.

Age categories are 18+, 40+, and 55+. Your age must be equal to or above an age category to play in that category, but your age is assumed to be that of your birthday during the calendar year of play. (For example, if you turn 55 on December 31, you could play 55+ all that year, even though you’re actually 54.) Some older players play in all 3 age categories.

Senior players: TACK does not currently offer any local league play specific to 60+ or older. USTA KY generally offers two invitational tournaments on 3-day weekends – 60+/70+ in the spring, and 65+ in the fall. The tournaments are played on clay, and teams play 3 doubles courts per match. See this page for more on senior play opportunities from USTA KY.

State level League Play- If your team has qualified to advance to the State ("Regional'") Championship for your league, please click here for information on location, registration, lodging, captains information etc.

For current costs (registration, court fees), and state championship dates and deadlines, see the CALENDAR. For league regulations, see REGULATIONS.

last updated March 8, 2021

 

 
 
 
 
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