Leagues: What are they and who can play?
What are USTA Leagues?
Tennis Leagues are a way for recreational tennis players to compete against each other. Players join a league team which then is scheduled to play head-to-head team matches against other league teams on a regularly scheduled day and time (ex. Monday nights at 6pm).
There are several different types of USTA sanctioned leagues available to play on throughout the season. Each league has it's own specific calendar of deadlines, season start & end, day & time of play and post-season play (if applicable).
WPTC helps organize players into teams to play on most of the available USTA sanctioned leagues offered in the Denver Metro area, including...
For more information on the details of each league, click through on the respective link.
Who can play on USTA sanctioned leagues?
The leagues are open to all players with an NTRP level from 2.5 to 5.0. The league divisions include mixed doubles, men, women, seniors, twilight, super seniors, and more recently, team tennis.
To play in a USTA sanctioned league, a player has to...
Being a club member does not guarantee you a spot on a team. Team captains voluntarily organize a team, of which they may already have a full roster.
Anyone playing a USTA league match on a WPTC team must be registered on the team's roster on TennisLink (prior to playing the match).
Anyone playing on a WPTC league team must be a current year member.
Team captains are required to meet both the Colorado District League Regulations minimum number of players requirement as well as the WPTC minimum roster requirements listed below.
WPTC Team Minimums
Playing on More Than One Team
Most of us tennis "junkies" want to play as much tennis as possible, so we look to join multiple teams. It's totally fine and acceptable to play on multiple teams, however for any given league (listed above), a player may only register to play on one team in that league. So if you want to play on more than one team, each team has to be in a different league.
How Far Can A League Team Advance?
How far a winning team can advance is based on the host organization of that league, which is typically in the name or title of the league. Most leagues start with either USTA, ITA or CTA in the name.
SCORE! WPTC Team Bonus
WPTC Teams advancing to Sectionals and Nationals will be eligible for financial support to help pay for some travel/lodging expenses. The amount of support is at the Board's discretion.