What is Lone Star tennis? Lone Star Tennis is a USTA program where beginner teams compete in a local half-day tournament event, with winners advancing to state sectional competition. A team is made up of 6 to 12 players. Teams compete by playing 3 lines of doubles (no singles). Each doubles line is an 8-game pro set, no ad scoring. The team that wins the Lone Star tournament in Austin earns a trip to Lone Star sectionals where they will play with other teams from around Texas in a weekend of great fun, great tennis, and great prizes.
Do I qualify to play Lone Star? Lone Star is for beginner players only. Players must NOT have an NTRP rating in the USTA computer system and must self-rate at NTRP 2.5 or below when joining. Players must be 18 years of age or older within the calendar year of play (2017).
When are Lone Star tournaments? How do I sign up or form a team?It costs only $5/player registration fee + $3 online fee + the cost of joining USTA (if not already a USTA member). If you would like to captain a Lone Star team, grab a few friends and talk to your local pro about helping you get a team formed. Tell your pro that he/she gets $75 to sign up a new team. To form or join a team, contact [email protected].
Spring Lone Star tournament – March 5, 2017 NOTE THE NEW DATE at UT Whitaker Courts; registration opens 1/03/17 and team deadline date of 2/13/2017. Winning team will advance to Lone Star sectionals in Dallas, August 2-4, 2017. Winning team will not be eligible to play in Fall Lone Star tournament, but other teams not advancing can play in the Fall tournament. For more information, click here.
Fall Lone Star tournament – TBD at Austin Tennis Center; registration opens 9/2-17 and team deadline date of 10/2017 (Will be updated soon). Winning Spring team will not be eligible to play in Fall Lone Star tournament, but other teams not advancing can play in the Fall tournament. Can only play Lone Star for 1 year (Spring and Fall 2017 Tournaments). For more information, click here.
A Team can advance directly to sectionals if there is no local play.