Competitive Match Play

TCSP offers 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.

Fall 2019 SETS in the City

NTRP LevelsFormatDateDayTime
Men 2.5/Women 3.0DoublesSep 7Saturday7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Men 2.5/Women 3.0SinglesSep 15Sunday8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Men 2.5/Women 3.0DoublesSep 22Sunday7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Men 2.5/Women 3.0SinglesSep 29Sunday8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Men 3.0/Women 3.5SinglesSep 8Sunday8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Men 3.0/Women 3.5DoublesSep 15Sunday7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Men 3.0/Women 3.5DoublesSep 21Saturday7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Men 3.0/Women 3.5DoublesSep 28Saturday7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Men 3.5/Women 4.0DoublesSep 8Sunday7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Men 3.5/Women 4.0DoublesSep 14Saturday7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Men 3.5/Women 4.0SinglesSep 22Sunday8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Men 3.5/Women 4.0DoublesSep 29Sunday7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Set Format

How to Register

Singles (1.25 hours)
  • Warm-up: 15 minutes
  • Round 1 (30m): First to 6/No Ad
  • Round 2 (30m): First to 6/No Ad
Doubles (2.5 hours)
  • Warm-up: 15 minutes
  • Round 1 (35m): First to 6/No Ad
  • Round 2 (35m): First to 6/No Ad
  • Round 3 (35m): First to 6/No Ad
  • Round 4 (30m): First to 6/No Ad
  • 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 Saturday, and Sunday).
  • Registration will close 48 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! Groupings will be determined by rating to create competitive matches and are not determined by gender.

Fee is $35 for 2.5 hours of doubles and $27.50 for 1.25 hours of singles. Balls are provided by TCSP.

Questions? Email events@tenniscentersandpoint.com