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 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 players 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? 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].
A Team can advance directly to sectionals if there is no local play in the spring.
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. This a non-advancing tournament. For more information, click 2017 Fall Lone Star Tournament Flyer.
Spring 2018 Lone Star tournament – TBD