Adult Tournaments - USTA Southern California

Alex Michelsen






USTA Tournaments provide a showcase for players in every division and at every age level in singles, doubles, and team formats. USTA Southern California sanctions approximately 200 adult tournaments each year that include both traditional and innovative formats.

Tournaments are perfect for the spirited tennis player, and provide a fun and competitive atmosphere for adults of all ages. Come out and play!

Adult Tennis


USTA Southern California offers a variety of tournaments for adult players, including age-based and level-based play, and new format tournaments designed to fit your busy schedule and active lifestyle.

All players are eligible to enter “Open” tournaments, such as Open Sectionals. These events do not restrict participants based on age or rating level. However, the entry lists for these events typically include some of SoCal’s best players and feature a very high level of competition. Many Open events also award prize money to top finishers.

To compete in USTA sanctioned events, a player must have a current USTA membership.

In Adult age-division tournaments, players compete in specific age brackets (35s, 40s, 45s, 50s, all the way up to the 90s). To be eligible, a player must meet the minimum age requirement in that calendar year.

The USTA hosts a network of national championship events for age-division players, giving them the chance to win a prestigious Gold Ball! These championships are held on hard, clay, grass, and indoor courts throughout the year.

USTA NTRP tournaments feature level-based play against opponents at or around the same rating level (3.0, 3.5, 4.0 etc.).

Singles and doubles NTRP divisions are divided by age group (18 & Over, 40 & Over, and 55 & Over), providing even more opportunity for competitive match play across Southern California.

For those looking for NTRP play at the National level, USTA SoCal hosts a National Qualifier, one of several ways to advance to the USTA NTRP National Championships.

Some of the most anticipated USTA tournaments in Southern California are family competitions, which feature husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, daughters, sons, parents and siblings teaming up for doubles play. Even grandparent/grandchild events are on our calendar. All of these events are a great way to spend time with your loved ones and compete as a family not just locally, but also at the national level.

USTA Southern California continues to create innovative formats that complement the demands of a modern lifestyle. You can balance work and play with new tournaments like Fast4 and FLEX, designed for the active and busy player.

Fast4 events shorten games, sets, and matches in round-robin competition to allow for accelerated tournaments. A Fast4 event has four simple rules: (a) Sets are won at 4 games, (b) a tiebreak is played at 3-3, (c) tiebreaks feature a decisive point at 4-4, and (d) deuce games are decided by a single, sudden death point.

FLEX tournaments allow players to schedule and complete matches on their own time, and on a court of their choice. When draws are announced, players contact each other and find time to complete their match within seven days. The schedule continues weekly until the final round, when a champion is crowned.



The 2023 USTA NTRP National Championships is a Level 1 tournament for up to five different ratings across three different age divisions (18+, 40+, 55+) in which SoCal players may represent their section in singles and/or doubles.

The tournament is a round robin event, and utilizes a modified Fast 4 match format in which players play with no ads and first to five tiebreakers are conducted at three games all. This fast-paced, electric event is designed to give players plenty of matches and opponents over a fun weekend of tennis.

Men’s & Women’s 18 & Over

At levels 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.

Men’s & Women’s 40 & Over

At levels 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.

Men’s & Women’s 55 & Over

At levels 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 in singles and doubles (2.5 and mixed doubles pending interest).

March 30-April 2, 2023

18 & Over Singles
Barnes Tennis Center
San Diego, CA       

40 & Over Singles
USTA National Campus
Orlando, FL                        

55 & Over Singles
Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex

April 14-16, 2023

18 & Over Doubles
Barnes Tennis Center
San Diego, CA

40 & Over Doubles
Pelham Racquet Club
Pelham, AL

55 & Over Doubles
Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex
Surprise, AZ

For more information about NTRP Nationals, please visit or contact Anthony Shirley at

Interested in representing #TeamSoCal at Nationals? Southern California can have as many as three different endorsees in each age and NTRP Division. This means, for example, that we can have up to three different teams in each of our Women’s 18 & Over 3.5 Doubles, three more for Women’s 40 & Over 3.5 Doubles, and three more for Women’s 55 & Over 3.5 Doubles (nine competing 3.0 teams at Nationals in total).

For 2023, two of our endorsed spots will be granted to the winners of one of our two SoCal NTRP Qualifier events held early next year.

The third and final endorsement will be granted to the highest ranked individual, according to the USTA’s National Standings List, who bids for a spot to compete. The winner of this bid will be granted an endorsement by virtue of their 2022 Year End Ranking and will not have to compete in a qualifier.

These are the two NTRP National Qualifier Events for Southern California. The winner of these events in each division will receive an automatic entry into the 2023 USTA NTRP Nationals. Registration for both events is open now!

January 7-8, 2023

Barnes Tennis Center
San Diego

Click here to register!

February 3-5, 2023

Lakewood Tennis Center

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Adult Tennis