The popularity of USTASoCal’s FLEX singles tournaments continues to grow, and as the demand for doubles play increases, the Section is pleased to launch One Doubles – a flexible format doubles tournament that follows the same convenient schedule approach as its FLEX predecessor.
The One Doubles format groups players (called “Squads”) of similar NTRP-level ability in a 6- to 8-week season. Players collectively determine a time and date that is mutually convenient to compete, and squads meet to play their match during a given time frame before the next round commences. Play when it’s convenient for you – weekends, mornings, nights, even on your lunch hour!
There will be an opportunity to advance at certain levels to compete at the One Doubles Section Qualifyer in late January/early February. In lieu of a USTA National Championship, One Doubles Section Champions have the opportunity to participate in a privately operated Tri-Level Invitational this spring.
One Doubles At A Glance
DIVISIONS & RATINGS
Men’s: 3.0, 3.5. 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
Women’s: 2.5, 3.0, 3.5. 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
Players may play at their NTRP rating level or 0.5 higher.
The NTRP rating of each player may not exceed the level of each Division. A valid computer or self rating is required.
A squad must be composed of at least 50% in rating. All matches must reflect at least 50% of the One Doubles pair at the rated level. Example: one 3.5 may play with a 4.0 in a 4.0 One Doubles match. Two 3.5 players could not play the 4.0 match together (this would result in a disqualification, with no exceptions).
Two out of three sets, with third set a 10-point match tiebreak (win by 2). Regular Scoring, playing out the deuce points.
Looking for upcoming USTA tournaments in Southern California? Check our Adult Tournament Calendar.