What is Lone Star tennis? Lone Star Tennis is a USTA program where 2.5 level ladies’ teams compete in a local tournament event, with spring 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 Spring 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 ladies rated 2.5 only. Players must be 18 years of age or older within the calendar year of play (2017).
When are Lone Star tournaments? Fall Lone Star tournament – October 21-22, 2017 at Austin Tennis Center; registration opens 9/5/17 and team deadline date of 10/10/2017. Schedules will be sent out by 10/3/17. The goal is to play all of the matches on Saturday, but a couple may run over on Sunday. Plan for 2 half days for this event. This a non-advancing tournament. For more information, click 2017 Fall Lone Star Tournament Flyer.
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). In order to participate, you can do one of the following:
- Speak to your local tennis pro about getting on a team.
- Get a group of ladies together and form your own team. Your local pro or Christine Watson can help you get registered.
- Captains of current 2.5 teams can register like a normal league and use players from your current team.
A Team can advance directly to sectionals if there is no local play in the spring.
Spring 2018 Lone Star tournament – TBD