Dear USPTA Winning Captains,

Congratulations to the 2019 USPTA Fall League Champions

Ladies 3.0 - Hollytree CC - Marcy Justis
Ladies 3.5 - Hollytree CC - Laura Cauthen
Ladies 4.0 - Spring Hill HS - Kathleen Wheeler
Ladies 4.5 - Hollytree CC - Kristi Foster
Men's 3.0 - Hollytree CC - Will McDonald
Men's 3.5 - TBD
Men's 4.0 - Willow Brook CC - Ron Schoenbrun

Men's 4.5 - Hollytree CC - John Anderson

Congratulations on winning your division of the East Texas USPTA League!The Texas State Team Championships will be held in Houston, January 17-19, 2020!The tournament will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, January 17 and end with the finals on Sunday morning.Schedules and any further tournament information will be sent to captains in mid December but every team will play on Friday and Saturday with flight winners playing Sunday.The tournament fee is $45 per player listed on your state roster.Captains will then have until December 15 to turn in roster & fees – only players added by December 15 will be guaranteed to receive tournament gift.Additional deadlines include:

January 3 – final date to add additional names to your final roster (not guaranteed tourn. gift)

January 16 – final date to make name changes for players already paid on your roster.

Any changes to roster after Dec. 15 must be emailed to

In order to be listed on your roster players must have played in at least 2 local league matches in round robins with 8 or fewer teams and at least 3 matches if 9 or more round robin matches were played.Winning East Texas teams must also have at least 50% of their players listed on the state team roster in order to advance.Winning teams may pick up qualified players from other local teams if necessary as long as at least 50% of your winning team is on your roster.

Winning teams from each level in our local league will combine to form one team for the state tournament. There will be separate divisions for men and women. Each doubles match in the playoffs will be a total of 16 no-ad games. All four players on the court will serve twice for a total of eight games then teams will change sides of the net and play the final eight games. A match score could end as 16-0, 10-6, 8-8, etc. Players cannot change sides of service return at anytime during the 16 games. Games won at each level of play will be combined to determine the winning team. Each team will be guaranteed a minimum of (4) team matches. Each team match will consist of (2) doubles lines from each level 3.0-4.5. The 5-minute warm up period will be strictly enforced.

Please have your players practice the 16-game sets using no-ad scoring as much as possible between now and the tournament. Our women's team won the State Championship in 1997, '98, '01 and 2005 and were finalists in 1996, 1999 & 2008! Our men’s team won the Championship in 1998 and 2002 and were finalists in 2009, 2013 and 2016! Remember to play the players who won the local league for you! The other levels are counting on you! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me at 903.581.7788 or send me an email to


Jim Sciarro

USPTA Texas League Coordinator


The Host Hotel for 2020 is the Marriott West Loop by the Galleria. The hotel is offering $109 room rates, reduced $10 self-parking daily or 50% off valet parking, and complimentary breakfast for players daily. All scores will be posted in a dedicated score room on the 1st floor of the hotel and updated regularly. This rate will be available until December 26, 2019 or until our room block is filled. 72 hour advanced cancellation or reservation change is required.

Book your group rate for Texas State Team Championship Tournament

Last change: 11/13/19

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