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Louisiana Tennis Association

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Tri-Level League - Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Play doubles with your friends while on a team consisting of 3 NTRP levels!

The USTA Southern Tri-Level League is designed to be adaptive to the individual needs of each city. Many different playing levels are offered through the Tri-Level League. Players compete in a local league for the right to advance to the Louisiana Tri-Level State Championships, this year being held August 26 - 28, 2011,at the YMCA in Baton Rouge. Winning teams advance to a Tri-Level Regional Championships to compete against winning teams advancing from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The Regional Championships will be September 30 October 2, 2011, in Memphis, Tennessee.

General Overview

A team match consists of three individual doubles matches: one doubles match at three different levels.

Any format may be used: 2 out of 3 sets, 8 game pro-set, No-ad scoring, etc.

Leagues are required to play a minimum of three matches.

Players will have to play a minimum of two matches to qualify for the State Tournament (One match can be a default.)

Players may play at their NTRP rated level or higher.

Participation does not affect player's NTRP rating.


Play occurs with three matches, each at a different NTRP level.

Doubles partners are same-level.

Minimum age is 18 years old.

NTRP based Valid computer or self rating required.

USTA membership required.

Register and report results through Tennis link.

All league matches need to be completed two weeks before the Louisiana State Championships.

Levels Offered
1) Adult Division I, Women Only 2.5, 3.0, 3.5

2) Adult Division II, Men & Women 3.0, 3.5, 4.0

3) Adult Division III, Men & Women 3.5, 4.0, 4.5

4) Senior Division, Men & Women 3.0, 3.5, 4.0

5) Super Senior Division, Men & Women 3.0, 3.5, 4.0

This Summer many towns in Louisiana will be offering a Tri-Level League.  Some towns may not offer all levels of play.  Please check back soon for a list of Tri-Level Local League Coordinators.  If you live in a town that does not offer USTA League play, and are interested in setting up a Tri-Level League, please contact State Coordinator Jodi Gettys.