Tournament: USTA Tri-Level National Invitational Qualifier - USTA Southern California

SoCal Tri-Level

National Invitational Qualifier

USTA SoCal Tri-Level National Invitational Qualifier

February 20-21, 2021 at Costa Mesa Tennis Center

Event Contact:
Maria Goldberg, USTA Southern California
310.365.5548 |

Costa Mesa Tennis Center
880 Junipero Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Click here for Directions

Please note that this tournament is “invitation only”.  Area League Coordinators will confirm advancement to the Invitational Qualifier.

Captains must fill out and submit a Squad Championship Registration Form once the Area League Coordinator has confirmed their advancement.

Visit the Registration Portal

Each participating player much sign and submit a waiver.  Failure to do so may result in match default or reversal.  

Click here for the Match Schedule. 

Saturday Feb 20 – First matches on at 11am last matches on at 4:15pm. Squads will play one or two matches on Saturday depending on the draw sizes.

Sunday Feb 21 – Semi-finals and Finals. First matches on at 9am last matches on at 2:15pm

● Squad Leaders should check in at the tournament desk and collect their scorecards no later than 15 minutes before match time. All players listed on the scorecard must be onsite and ready to play once the scorecard is turned in.
● Line-ups cannot be changed without the approval of the championship director.
● Match order is determined by the Tournament Desk.

● A match will consist ONE doubles line.

● All matches played will be the best of three sets, with regular scoring and a set tiebreak (first to 7 by 2) at 6-all in each set. In the event of split sets, a deciding match tiebreak (first to 10 by 2) shall be played in lieu of a third set. The Coman Tiebreak Rotation (change ends after the first point and every 4 points thereafter) will be used for all Set and Match Tiebreaks. Two-minute rest between the 1st and 2nd set and between the 2nd set and a Match Tiebreak.

● Single elimination format with random draw. Consolation matches MAY be available if participation allows. 

USTA Rules and League Regulations will be enforced during Championships (Regulations)

● If the championship or part of the championship is canceled due to unplayable conditions, the championship will not be rescheduled. The Championship Director and/or Championship Committee will determine the champion and finalist by using one or a combination of the following based on completed matches at the championship: Team(s) with the best record and/or highest percentage of wins.

● The Section League Coordinator or the Championship Committee shall have the right to modify the format and scoring or use alternate sites and court surfaces in order to complete play on schedule in the event that there are more or fewer teams than anticipated, defaults, unplayable conditions, or any other reason, which would necessitate a change in the announced format.

● Due to covid restrictions, score tenders will NOT be available.

● Coaching is not permitted. (No cell phones or electronic devices allowed on the court)

● Warm up courts will not be available.

● Warm up and Default – There will be a five-minute warm-up period, including practice serves. The USTA Point Penalty System may be used when players are late, and courts are available:

○ 5:00 minutes or less – Loss of Toss + 1 game
○ 5:01 to 10 min. – Loss of Toss + 2 games
○ 10:01 to 15 min. – Loss of Toss + 3 games
○ Over 15 min. – Default

● Immediately after an individual match is finished, a player from each team reports and confirms the score at the tournament desk.
● Score discrepancies will be addressed at that time. If only one captain signed the scorecard and there is a discrepancy, those results may be FINAL.

Rest in between matches is dependent on when a player finishes their match and when their next match is scheduled. Other individual matches can start prior to resting players’ adjusted start time. When playing doubles to doubles players are given a minimum rest time of 30 minutes.

Winning squads will be eligible to participate in the Tri Level National Invitational. Details and information will be provided to the Squad Leaders of the Championship teams. If the winning team at any NTRP level of competition is unable to compete further, then the second-place team will be asked to take their spot. Please note that winning squads of the same gender at the 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 levels will combine to form one team to represent SoCal at the National event.

National Tri Level Invitational Homepage

Roving umpires are officials who exercise jurisdiction over more than one court. Their duties are similar to those of a chair umpire and include but are not limited to the following:

● Ensuring that assigned courts are ready for play
● Enforcing the warm-up time and Point Penalty System
● Resolving scoring disputes
● Ensuring that assigned courts are ready for play
● Overruling line calls and calling foot faults when they are in direct observation of the courts
● Controlling spectators

Roving umpires may be positioned inside the fenced areas and will interfere with play as little as possible.  Players should be encouraged to play tennis without the need for umpires.  In the case of disputed calls and upon the request of the player, a roving umpire, if available, may oversee the match.

The hotels listed in the link above are close to the facility. The USTA SoCal is not affiliated with any of them and assumes no risk or liability associated with these facilities.

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Gifts and Awards
A maximum of 5 Player Gifts available for each team. 

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