Competitive Match Play

TCSP will be offering match play opportunities for players looking to put their skills to the test and show their mettle.

 

Unlike our group programs, which use NTRP ratings, we use UTR (Universal Tennis Rating) to organize our match play.

  1. What is UTR? UTR is a global rating system that promotes fair and competitive play across the tennis world. All players, regardless of age, gender, geography, or skill level, are rated on the same scale between 1.00 and 16.50 based on actual match results.
  2. What are the benefits? UTR provides a real-time view of a player’s true skill level and eliminates the subjectivity when doing court assignments. UTR allows for level-based play and more competitive matches. Click Here to see How UTR Works!
  3. How is the rating calculated? UTR is an objective, results-driven rating based on 1) Strength of opponent; 2) Games won; 3) History of last 30 matches within 12 months. It does not look at wins or losses. Click here to Understand the UTR Algorithm!

Join the Club

TCSP members looking for match play opportunities should join the TCSP Digital Club (it’s free!), which you can register onto by visiting this link and clicking “Request to Join”. TCSP staff will then verify you are an active TCSP member and approve your request.

Once you are a Digital Club member, you will be able to:

  • Participate in future club match play events
  • Post your own scores (casual and sanctioned) to build your rating
  • Look up other player ratings.
  • Message other TCSP players through the UTR platform to find new playing partners

Players that have competitive playing histories from participation in USTA tournaments or recreational league play will have a UTR rating already. If you do not have a UTR rating, start posting your own scores! (Remember, you can post recreational scores: 8-game pro sets and 4-game mini sets count towards your UTR but receive slightly less weight relative to best-of-3 set matches) The more you play, the more accurate your UTR will become, and the more competitive your matches will become.

Summer 2019 SETS in the City

NTRP LevelsFormatDateDayTime
Men 2.0-2.5/Women 2.5-3.0DoublesJuly 11Thursday7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Men 3.0-3.5/Women 3.5-4.0DoublesJuly 18Thursday7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Men 2.0-2.5/Women 2.5-3.0DoublesJuly 20Saturday8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Men 3.0-3.5/Women 3.5-4.0DoublesJuly 20Saturday10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Men 4.0+/Women 4.5+SinglesJuly 21Sunday8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Men 2.0-2.5/Women 2.5-3.0DoublesJuly 25Thursday7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Men 3.0-3.5/Women 3.5-4.0DoublesAugust 1Thursday7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Men 3.0-3.5/Women 3.5-4.0DoublesAugust 3Saturday8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Men 4.0+/Women 4.5+DoublesAugust 3Saturday10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Men 2.0-2.5/Women 2.5-3.0SinglesAugust 4Sunday8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Men 2.0-2.5/Women 2.5-3.0DoublesAugust 8Thursday7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Men 2.0-2.5/Women 2.5-3.0DoublesAugust 10Saturday8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Men 4.0+/Women 4.5+DoublesAugust 10Saturday10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Men 3.0-3.5/Women 3.5-4.0SinglesAugust 11Sunday8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Men 3.0-3.5/Women 3.5-4.0DoublesAugust 15Thursday7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Set Format

  • Warm-up: 15 minutes
  • Round 1 (1/2 hour): 8-Game Pro Set
  • Round 2 (1/2 hour): 8-Game Pro Set
  • Round 3 (1/2 hour): 8-Game Pro Set
  • No-Ad Scoring, 7-point tiebreak at 8-8
  • All match scores with more than 4 games won by either player are reported

Pairings will be determined by rating to create competitive matches.

How to Register

  • Register through your TCSP Club Automation member portal, not through our digital club.
  • Registration opens up each Monday at 6am for that week’s events (the following Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday).
  • Registration will close 24 hours before event start time.
  • Remember, all participants need to be part of TCSP’s Digital Club (just click “Request to Join”).

All TCSP members with eligible ratings are welcome! Fee is $15 for doubles and $20 for singles, with balls provided by TCSP and light refreshments provided by Center Court Cafe.

Questions? Email events@tenniscentersandpoint.com