Tournaments

Nashua Swim and Tennis hosts more USTA sanctioned Junior and Adult tournaments than any club in New England. Feel free to call or email if you have questions about specific events or tournament play in general. We are always happy to share our experience with you. We strive to provide an atmosphere that is fair to all and where the sportsmanship of players, parents and coaches is paramount.

 

How to choose the right level for your player

 

While tournaments are a great way to improve your game you want to be sure to pick the correct level. Please look below to see the official USTA New England description of the different levels. You should note that, in general, tournament level play as a whole is higher than club level or team tennis level play. An intermediate level tournament is really an advanced level of play and a beginner level tournament is an intermediate level of play. We would also be more than happy to share our considerable experience with you over the phone.

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Please go to the New England Section of the USTA to see the schedule of events.

 

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How to Withdraw From an Event

To withdraw from a tournament BEFORE the entry deadline you must use TennisLink. We cannot withdraw a player before the deadline. To Withdraw after the deadline you must call Robb at 781-254-4402 AND use the Withdrawal form stating a reason for the withdrawal.

 

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Championship - Level 3 ranking points

i) The New England Junior Section Championships offers an elite level of competition where players also receive national ranking points if they win at least one round.

 

ii) Singles draw is limited to maximum of 32 players with a full-feed-in consolation (FFIC).

 

iii) All matches are best-of-three tiebreak sets and use regular scoring. Only in an emergency, such as a power failure, extreme weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstance, may a Match Tiebreak (first to 10 points by a margin of two) be used in lieu of a third set. Such an occurrence should be rare.

 

iv) Doubles draw is limited to maximum of 16 teams and is single elimination. All matches are eight game pro sets with regular scoring and a set tiebreak at 8-8.

Championship - Level 4 ranking points

 

 

i. There are three (3) Level 4 tournaments offering the highest level of competition where players also receive national ranking points if they win at least one round.

 

ii. Singles draw is limited to maximum of 16 players with a Feed In Consolation, FIC, through the quarter finals and a main draw semi-final losers playoff for third and fourth place.

 

iii. All main draw and Saturday FIC singles matches are best-of-three tiebreak sets and use regular scoring. Only in an emergency, such as a power failure, extreme weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstance, may a Match Tiebreak (first to 10 points by a margin of two) be used in lieu of a third set. Such an occurrence should be rare. All Sunday FIC draw matches shall use match tie break in lieu of third set.

 

v. Doubles draw is limited to maximum of 16 teams and is single elimination with a Feed in Consolation, FIC, through the quarter finals. All matches are eight (8) game pro sets with regular scoring and a set tiebreak at 8-8.

Championship - Level 5 ranking points

i. There are eight (8) Level 5 tournaments offering an advanced level of competition where players also receive national ranking points if they win at least one round.

 

ii. Singles draw is limited to maximum of 24 players and are single elimination with semi-final losers playing off for third place (winner third, loser fourth) and quarter final losers playoff for fifth place (winner fifth, finalist sixth, losers tie seventh). Exceptions are the New England Clay Court Championships and the New England Hard Court Championships where singles draws will be limited to a maximum of 32 players.

 

iii. All singles matches are best-of-three tiebreak sets and use regular scoring. Only in an emergency, such as a power failure, extreme weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstance, may a Match Tiebreak (first to 10 points by a margin of two) be used in lieu of a third set. Such an occurrence should be rare.

 

iv. Doubles draw is limited to maximum of 16 teams and is single elimination with a Feed in Consolation, FIC, through the quarter finals. All matches are eight (8) game pro sets with regular scoring and a set tiebreak at 8-8.

Challenger - Level 6 ranking points

i. These tournaments offer an intermediate to advanced level of competition for USTA members.

 

ii. Singles draws are single elimination and if, based on court availability, there is a draw size limit, it is posted prior to the entry deadline on the tournament home page. All matches are best of three tiebreak sets and use regular scoring. A Match Tiebreak (first to 10 points by a margin of two) may be used in lieu of a third set.

 

iii. Doubles draw for one (1) day doubles only event is limited to maximum of 16 teams and is single elimination with a first match loser consolation (FMLC) or round-robin if only three (3) teams. Doubles draw for multi day event is limited to maximum of 16 teams and is single elimination with optional consolation. All matches are eight game pro sets with regular scoring and a set tiebreak at 8-8.

Futures - Level 7 ranking points

i. These tournaments offer an introductory to intermediate level of competition for USTA members.

 

ii.16 and 18 and under divisions singles draws are single elimination and if, based on court availability, there is a draw size limit; it is posted prior to the entry deadline on the tournament home page. All matches are best-of-three tiebreak sets and use regular scoring. A Match Tiebreak (first to 10 points by a margin of two) may be used in lieu of a third set. If only three (3) players register then a round-robin may be used.

 

iii. 10, 12 and 14 and under singles draws are one (1) day events with round robin flights using tiebreak sets and no-ad scoring.

 

iv. 10 and under division matches play with approved lower and slower bouncing orange type ball on a 60 x 21 foot court.

 

v. Some 12 and under tournaments may be designated for approved green ball type use. Green ball type shall be stated in tournament title prior to registration open date.

 

vi. Players are selected to flights in descending order of standing. Flights will have 4, 5 or 6 players. (Example; with 10 players-flight A will have the four (4) highest ranked players, flight B will have the next six (6) highest ranked players).

 

vii. Players play 2 matches in flights of 3, and 3 matches in flights of 4, 5 or 6 (in a flight of 5 one player at random plays 4 matches). No playoffs.

 

viii. In a tiebreak set, the first player to win six games, by a margin of at least two games, is the winner. If the score reaches 6-games all, a Set Tiebreak (12-point tie-break, first to 7 points by a margin of two) should be played. So this means a player can win 6-0, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 or 7-6.

 

ix. The player who wins the most matches in the round-robin is the winner. Wins includes wins against a player who defaults, withdraws or retires.

 

x. Defaults, withdrawals and walkovers do not have game scores and do not count toward % of games won.

 

xi. Retirements include game scores and they do count toward % of games won.

 

xii. Tiebreak counts as 1 game toward % of games won.

 

xiii. If two players are tied, the winner of the head-to-head match is the winner.

 

xiv.  If three or more players are tied, the winner is determined by using the first of the following methods that successfully breaks the tie:

 

a) The win-loss record (head-to-head) in matches involving just the tied players;

 

b) The player with the highest percentage of games won of all games played (games won divided by total games played).

 

c) To the extent that the above methods eliminate players from consideration at any step, the win-loss record between the remaining players shall be considered before going on to the next step.

 

d) If at any point only two entrants remain tied, then the head-to-head result (if played) between these two entrants determines the winner.

 

e) If a tie cannot be broken after all the steps are employed, a random drawing between the remaining tied entrants shall be used to determine the winner.

 

xv. Doubles draw for one (1) day doubles only event is limited to maximum of 16 teams and is single elimination with a first match loser consolation (FMLC) or round-robin if only three (3) teams.

 

xvi. Doubles draw for multi day event is limited to maximum of 16 teams and is single elimination with optional consolation.

 

xvii. All doubles matches are eight game pro sets with regular scoring (12 and 14 and under divisions use No-ad scoring) and a set tiebreak at 8-8.

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