Over 7,500 Austin area tennis players participate in USTA Leagues each year. It’s the talk of the town, and something you don’t want to miss!
Be a part of the action by joining the country’s largest recreational tennis league – USTA League. Each year more than 800,000 participants nationwide get on the court, have a good time, and step up their game.
Austin USTA League Tennis is team-based play. Leagues are organized into divisions, Adult and Mixed, comprised of teams with players in the same skill level (NTRP rating or combined rating levels). Teams compete to win weekly matches, and the team with the most match wins in a season (Spring only) advances to sectional playoffs if needed. Typically, there are two seasons per year – one in the Spring and one in the Fall. In a given match, players play individual singles or doubles matches (called “lines”) and the team that wins the most lines wins the match. A line match is usually 2 sets with a first-to-10-by-2 tiebreaker played to decide the winner if the sets are split (Coman tiebreak). Each team has a captain/player that organizes the team and sets the lineup for matches. Players must be 18 years of age or older to participate in adult league play. To join in on the fun and competition, read more below about the USTA League that’s right for you!
What is it?
USTA League is the country’s largest recreational tennis league, helping more than 800,000 participants nationwide get on the court, have a good time, and step up their game. The League is organized as competitive team match play. Teams are made up of a minimum of five to eight players depending upon division and league. Teams and matches are set up according to NTRP ratings, so your teammates and opponents will be at your skill level. The competition is exciting, the atmosphere is social, and since players compete on teams you have a built-in cheering section.
Who can play?
USTA League is for women and men age 18 and older of all abilities and experience. Whether you’re new to the game or a former player, there’s a spot for you. Read our League Descriptions page for more information on the various leagues available.
How does it work?
Teams compete in two national divisions: Adult and Mixed. Only 18 & Over and 40 & Over leagues (excluding Mixed) play 3 lines of doubles and 2 lines of singles. Adults 55 & Over, 65 & Over, All Mixed age divisions, Summer Doubles, Combo and Tri-Level are 3 lines of doubles only.
How competitive is it?
Do you have the desire to compete on a national level? USTA League is the only adult recreational tennis program in the country with a national championship. If you just want to play regularly, improve your game, or simply meet new people, USTA League can take you there too. Make it your League. Play as hard as you want.