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Junior Gran Prix / UTR 2021 Tournaments!

Presented by: The Original Evans AC

Tournaments that will fall into 2022 Ranking Year

October 23 - Longview High School

November 20 - Hollytree CC

December 11 - Tyler TJC

Entry deadline for all tournaments is the Monday preceeding the tournament. All events are always limited to first 16 entries or the initial deadline whichever comes first. Entry for some events might be extended but always plan for a Monday night deadline.

All Tournaments will begin no earlier than 9am and typically end around 4pm on Saturday. All players will be scheduled to play a minimum of (2) 8-game pro sets with no ad scoring.

Each Tournaments will be played at one location on a minimum of 8 courts.

The top two point earners in each division following the July 2022 tournament who are ranking and age eligible will qualify for a spot on TEAM EAST TEXAS and an opportunity to advance with the team to the Texas State Team Championships to be held in September at John Newcomb's Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels. East Texas Point standings are shown on each tournaments home page under "standings".

Divisions Offered: Boy's & Girls Singles in 10 & Under, 12, & Under, 14 & Under, 18 & Under Divisions

WHAT AGE DO I QUALIFY FOR:

1. What age division can I compete in for 2021 Tournaments?

Divisions available are: 10 & UNDER, 12 & UNDER, 14 & UNDER, 18 & UNDER

i) 10s: Birthdates in 2010 until first day of the month of 11th birthday; all birthdates in 2010 and younger.

ii) 12s: Birthdates in 2008 until first day of the month of 13th birthday; all birthdates in 2008 and younger.

iii) 14s: Birthdates in 2006 until first day of the month of 15th birthday; all birthdates in 2006 and younger.

18s: Birthdates in 2002 until first day of the month of 19th birthday; all birthdates in 2002 and younger.

b) Boys are eligible only for Boy's divisions and girls are eligible only for Girls’ divisions. (12-18s)

SEE MORE CIRCUIT DETAILS ON THIS WEBSITE

Last update: 10/20/21

Our East Texas USPTA Fall League is beginning to wind down. Please continue to fullfill your commitments and complete all of your matches as scheduled. If you have any rain make ups please make sure to get these scheduled and reserve any necessary courts.

Once your level has completed all matches and the winning team is determined players eligible to advance to The USPTA Texas State Team Championships may begin signing up for the tournament through this link. Captain's should make sure all players signing up for his/her team have met the minimum match requirements to advance to Houston. Remember that default wins although shown as matches played and won on your player's records do not count to meet the minimum match requirements. Once registered refunds will not be given but players may be substituted for paid players who are being removed.

Please see Tournament Details & Guidelines, Host Hotel Information and important deadlines for registration on the Tournament Registration page.

Thanks to all teams and players who participated in this year's USPTA Fall League. If you have any questions pertaining to the Houston tournament please feel free to email Jim at NETXuspta@gmail.com anytime.

Jim Sciarro

USPTA East Texas Adult League & Jr. Gran Prix Coordinator

Last update: 10/18/21
OFFICIAL ratings are only available at WWW.usta.com
Ratings shown on this website are entered and can be changed/updated by each player through their player profiles
Only ratings on the offical USTA (not USPTA) site are official. Players enter their own ratings from the USTA site on their EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com player profile and the players are responsible for updating their rating on EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com anytime their official USTA rating changes.
To change/update your rating on your EastTexasTennis.com account log into your account (your rating you enter should match your official rating on www.usta.com)
click on your name in the top right hand corner of the page
click on MY PROFILE
click on RATINGS in the grey bar across the top of the page
click on the green CHANGE button in the center of the page
update your rating!
Last update: 06/22/20

2021 East Texas USPTA Morning League!

GOOD LUCK

3.0 Teams

Willowbrook - Douglas

Faulkner Park - McHann

Kilgore - Hinshaw

3.5 Teams

Faulkner - Heithoff & Miller

Faulkner - Huskey

Cascades - Phelps

4.0 Teams

Cascades - Park

Athletic & Swim - Russell

Athletic & Swim - Fowler

CAPTAINS: Please be sure and book your home courts as soon as possible!

League Information: The East Texas USPTA adult league is open for all players ages 18 & above as of the end of 2021. Players do not have to be a member of the USTA or USPTA to participate. Teams consist of a minimum of 6 players eligible to compete at the team’s level of play. Players should play by their most recent published USTA rating. Any player who was DQ'd at any time after January 2020 ratings were published must play at that higher rating. If a player appealed his/her rating he/she must play by the appealed decision. If a player already has a self rating from earlier leagues and no published rating then that self rating must be used. Players with no rating may join any team he/she feels he/she is eligible for. Self rated players are subject to review and disqualification at any time by USPTA pros committee. Ratings entered by players on their EastTexasTennis.com account are not always current.

Team Registration: EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com will be used for all USPTA team registrations. All players should login to EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com and create a free account. When you fill out your free account informationPLEASE be sure and fill out all information requested so we can contact you with schedule changes and league updates. All players must pay the $20 player fee during registration with a credit or debit card. When you register please be sure and write down your user ID and password. Duplicate accounts can cause problems with team scores so please don’t create two accounts. If you have forgotten your password please click the "email me my password" button so you do not end up with two accounts and not get credit for your matches played. After you register you should see your name on the team roster within a few hours.

To Captain a Team: If you will be captaining a team go to EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com and once you create your account if you don't already have one click on “Create New Team” and follow the steps. If your home court facility is not found please email Jim at netxuspta@gmail.com and I will add your facility before you can complete the team registration process. Most East Texas area clubs and schools should already be in the database. Always try various spellings and words such as THE Cascades and not just Cascades to find your home courts. Once you have created your team follow the steps below to “join” the team. Forming your team and selecting yourself as a captain does not register you to “play” on that team but only to captain it. If you’re going to be a player you will need to “join the team” after creating the team. If you are only captaining the team and not playing on the team you do not need to "join" the team after registering to be the captain.

To Join a Team: Go to EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com and create a free account if you don't already have one. Click "email me my password" if you have an account but forgot your login information. Please do not create another account or your scores and matches will not be recorded properly. Please be sure and fill out all requested information so you can be contacted with league updates, schedules, scores, etc. Once you have created an account click on the red “Sign Up” button next to the division you would like to enter and select your captain’s name. Once you pay the $20 league fee you will be listed on the roster! There are no additional fees for the online registration. Follow these same steps if you would like to join another team at a different level of play. Refunds cannot be given for any reason but we will have the ability to move players from one team to another at no additional charge if necessary prior to the April 30 player add deadline and as long as they have not played a match.

League Details:

League format will be two lines of doubles play each week – Line #1 worth 5 points and Line #2 worth 3 points for the win (captains must not only enter scores weekly but must also enter the points won)

Match starting times will be scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Facilities allowing several teams to play on a given morning could have staggered match starting times. Anyone with permission to reserve two USTA approved outdoor hard courts for the length of the season may form her own team. Facilities are not required to provide “warm up courts” prior to the match start time. Please check with your home facility for any policies they might have on requirements for forming teams.

The length of each league season will be based on the number of teams entered / some levels may be divided into two flights and some may have a playoff

Teams may have a few matches scheduled on days other than “normal” day of play - this is due to scheduling and court conflicts not a team’s choice

Winning captains will have the opportunity to advance to the USTPA Champions event at River Oaks Country Club in Houston in April 2022. Winning players who are not rating eligible in 2022 will NOT be eligible to advance. Only TWO players from the winning team are needed for the Champions event in Houston although others may go as “subs”. More information will be provided to the winning team.

Players must play at least two regular season local league matches (and at least one playoff match if applicable) to advance to champions event. If a team is scheduled to play 9 or more matches then a player must play in at least (3) regular season matches + a playoff match if applicable in order to advance to the state championships. Defaults do not count as a match played.

All matches will be 2 out of 3 tie-break sets with a 10-point super tiebreak for split set matches

Home team is responsible for providing new balls for each home match.

For larger schedules mandatory rain make up dates will be listed on the website. Please try to make up your rain outs as soon as possible. Teams are not permitted to reschedule matches for any reason other than wet courts unless both teams agree to AND play the match PRIOR to the scheduled date.For no reason other than weather related issues should a match be postponed to be played at alaterdate unless rescheduled by or with the league coordinator.

Teams will receive 5 points for winning line #1 and 3 for line #2. If one line must be defaulted the defaulting team must default line #1. It is out of courtesy that the defaulting team notify the opponents about the default but it is not mandatory.

Players are permitted to play on as many teams as desired but only one team per level. Playing on two teams is not a reason to call your opponent and try to reschedule a team match even if both matches happen to be scheduled for the same time. If a team defaults both lines in a given match the team will receive a -4 for their score. All teams must have at least 50% of their players rated at the teams level of play to compete at a higher level than the majority of players listed on the roster.

All grievances should be emailed to coordinator within 24 hours. The local grievance committee will consist of (3) local USPTA pros. Please send emails to league coordinator within 24 hours of the issue.

The league coordinator will have the ability to move players to other teams by request but no refunds will be given once a player has registered and paid online. Teams may continue to add players until April 30, 2021.

League Play Begins:

Tuesday, April 20 – Ladies 4.0; Wednesday April 21 – Ladies 30; Thursday, April 22 – Ladies 3.5

Roster Deadline: Tuesday, April 13 (teams should have 6 players listed); Last Date to add players (more than the original 6 required to be on roster by April 13) will be April 30. Please call Jim Sciarro, league coordinator for more information or for help registering yourself or your team.

Jim Sciarro

USPTA League Coordinator

903.245.0482 NETXuspta@gmail.com Revised 4/14/2021

USPTA Tyler Area Ladies Morning Doubles League

Start Dates:

Monday, April 19 - 4.5 Ladies

Tuesday, April 20 - 4.0 Ladies

Wednesday, April 21 - 3.0 Ladies

Thursday, April 22 - 3.5 Ladies

Format: 2 Lines of Doubles

Team: Minimum 6 players registered by entry deadline of April 13

Add Deadline:Players may be added to existing rosters until April 30

Ratings:At least 50% of the players must be rated at the team’s level of play except in the ladies 4.5 division which is limited to any combination of 4.0 and 4.5 players only. Teams may also be moved up by the league coordinator without meeting the minimum requirement of rated players if certain levels do not have enough teams to field a league following the entry deadline.

Match Times: Most matches will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Scoring: All matches will be 2 out of 3 sets with TB to 12 for 3rd

Team Points: 5 points for line #1 and 3 points for line #2

Defaults: Teams must default line #1; teams defaulting both lines will lose 4 points

Cost: $20 per player

Registration: EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com

Captains: Anyone with guaranteed confirmed access to 2 courts

Membership: USPTA or USTA membership is not required

Host Facilities: All host facilities must be within 30 miles of Tyler's Faulkner Park.

Teams forming with a minimum of 75% of their players living outside of the 30 mile radius may request to have all "away" matches. Teams must follow each specific club's policies for forming citywide league teams.

Winning Teams in the 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 divisions will have the opportunity

to advance to the USPTA Champions Cup at River Oaks Country Club in Houston

in April 2022. The winning 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 Tyler Teams will combine to form one

team for the Champions Tournament. Only (1) line of doubles will be played from

each level in Houston. Captains will determine if the entire team qualifies or if only

a few players participate in the Championship event. Players must play a minimum of

(3) local league matches in order to advance to Houston should their team win in Tyler.

The Houston event will be played on a Wednesday & Thursday in April.

More league details will be posted at EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com and sent to each registered captain.

Leagues will not be held and all players will be refunded in divisions with less than (3) registered teams by the deadline.

This league does not replace or have any effect on the USPTA Fall Evening Doubles League where winners advance to Indoor clubs in Houston each January

If you have any questions please email Jim Sciarro at netxuspta@gmail.com

Last update: 04/14/21

East Texas Jr. Gran Prix Circuit Tournaments & Guidelines

presented by:

Evans Air Conditioning

Last update: 10/20/21

East Texas USPTA Fall Leagues

EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com

SCHEDULES HAVE BEEN POSTED!

The USPTA Fall league team format is two lines of doubles with line #1 worth 5 points to the winning team and line #2 worth 3 points to the winning team. The team with the most total points wins the league and will advance with winners from all the other levels to the USPTA Texas State Team INDOOR Championships played in Houston January 21-23, 2022!

Roster Deadline: AUGUST 10 (teams have at least 6 players by this date)

Larger leagues could begin as early as August 30 week – smaller leagues may begin later.Last day to add players to rosters: Saturday, September 5

Monday – 4.0 Men & Women begins August 30

Tuesday – 3.5 Men & Women begins August 31

Wednesday – 4.5 Men & Women begins September 1

Thursday – 3.0 Men & Women begins September 2

All levels should be prepared to have scheduled matches on nights other than their regular night of play.Captains need to get facility approval prior to registering a team to play out of a given facility.

Team numbers are not needed for USPTA leagues

Register your team at EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com

Winning teams advance to the Texas State USPTA Team Championships

Indoors in Houston January 21-23, 2022!

Questions on USPTA league:

League Coordinator:Jim Sciarro netxuspta@gmail.com

2021 East Texas USPTA Fall League!

League Information: The East Texas USPTA adult league is open for all players ages 18 & above as of the end of 2021. Players do not have to be a member of the USTA or USPTA to participate. Teams consist of a minimum of 6 players eligible to compete at the team’s level of play. Players should play by their most recent published USTA rating. Any player who was DQ'd at any time after January 2020 ratings were published must play at that higher rating. If a player appealed his/her rating he/she must play by the appealed decision. If a player already has a self rating from earlier leagues and no published rating then that self rating must be used. Players with no rating may join any team he/she feels he/she is eligible for. Self rated players are subject to review and disqualification at any time by USPTA pros committee. Ratings entered by players on their EastTexasTennis.com account are not always current since they are entered by the player at the time he/she creates their account.

Team Registration: EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com will be used for all USPTA team registrations. All players should login to EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com and create a free account. When you fill out your free account information PLEASE be sure and fill out all information requested so we can contact you with schedule changes and league updates. All players must pay the $20 player fee during registration with a credit or debit card. When you register please be sure and write down your user ID and password. Duplicate accounts can cause problems with team scores so please don’t create two accounts. If you have forgotten your password please click the "email me my password" button so you do not end up with two accounts and not get credit for your matches played. After you register you should see your name on the team roster within a few hours.

To Captain a Team: If you will be captaining a team go to EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com and once you create your account if you don't already have one click on “Create New Team” and follow the steps. If your home court facility is not found please email Jim at tennishollytree@gmail.com and we will add your facility before you can complete the team registration process. Most East Texas area clubs and schools should already be in the database. Always try various spellings and words such as THE Cascades and not just Cascades to find your home courts. Once you have created your team follow the steps below to “join” the team. Forming your team and selecting yourself as a captain does not register you to “play” on that team but only to captain it. If you’re going to be a player you will need to “join the team” after creating the team. If you are only captaining the team and not playing on the team you do not need to "join" the team after registering to be the captain.

To Join a Team: Go to EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com and create a free account if you don't already have one. Click "email me my password" if you have an account but forgot your login information. Please do not create another account or your scores and matches will not be recorded properly. Please be sure and fill out all requested information so you can be contacted with league updates, schedules, scores, etc. Once you have created an account click on the red “Sign Up” button next to the division you would like to enter and select your captain’s name. Once you pay the $20 league fee you will be listed on the roster! There are no additional fees for the online registration. Follow these same steps if you would like to join another team at a different level of play. Refunds cannot be given for any reason but we will have the ability to move players from one team to another at no additional charge if necessary prior to the September 5 player add deadline and as long as they have not played a match.

League Details:

League format will be two lines of doubles play each week –

Line #1 worth 5 points and Line #2 worth 3 points for the win (captains must not only enter scores weekly but must also enter the points won).

Match starting times will be scheduled between 6:00 and 8:30 p.m

Facilities allowing several teams to play on a given night could have 8:30 match starting times which will follow the 6pm or 7pm matches.

Anyone with permission to reserve two lighted outdoor hard courts for the length of the season may form his/her own team. Facilities are not required to provide “warm up courts” prior to the match start time. Please check with your home facility for any policies they might have on requirements for forming teams.

The length of each league season will be based on the number of teams entered / some levels may be divided into two flights and some may have a playoff

Teams may have a few matches scheduled on days other than “normal” day of play - this is due to scheduling and court conflicts not a team’s choice

Winning teams will advance to the USTPA Texas State Team INDOOR Championships in Houston January 21-23, 2022.

Players must play at least two regular season local league matches (and at least one playoff match if applicable) to advance to state championships. If a team is scheduled to play 9 or more matches then a player must play in at least (3) regular season matches + a playoff match if applicable in order to advance to the state championships. Defaults do not count as a match played so please don’t wait until the end of the season to get your two matches in.

All matches will be 2 out of 3 tie-break sets with a 10-point super tiebreak for split set matches

Home team is responsible for providing new balls for each home match.

For larger schedules mandatory rain make up dates will be listed on the website. Please try to make up your rain outs as soon as possible. Teams are not permitted to reschedule matches for any reason other than wet courts unless both teams agree to AND play the match PRIOR to the scheduled date. For no reason other than weather related issues should a match be postponed to be played at a later date unless rescheduled by or with the league coordinator.

Teams will receive 5 points for winning line #1 and 3 for line #2. If one line must be defaulted the defaulting team must default line #1.

It is out of courtesy that the defaulting team notify the opponents about the default but it is not mandatory.

Players are permitted to play on as many teams as desired but only one team per level. Playing on two teams is not a reason to call your opponent and try to reschedule a team match even if both matches happen to be scheduled for the same time. If a team defaults both lines in a given match the team will receive a -6 for their score. All teams (Including 4.5 levels) must have at least 3 players rated at the team’s level of play to compete at a higher level than the majority of players listed on the roster. ALL players on 4.5 rosters must be rated 4.0 or 4.5.

All grievances should be emailed to coordinator within 24 hours. The local grievance committee will consist of (3) local USPTA pros. Please send emails to league coordinator within 24 hours of the issue.

All captains must have a minimum of 6 players registered by Monday, August 10. The league coordinator will have the ability to move players to other teams by request but no refunds will be given once a player has registered and paid online. Teams may continue to add players until September 12, 2020.

League Play Begins:

Not before August 30:

Monday 4.0 M&W, Tuesday 3.5 M&W, Wednesdays 4.5 M&W, Thursdays 3.0 M&W

Depending on number of teams at each club teams may be scheduled on days other than those above

Please call or email League Coordinator Jim Sciarro if you have any questions:903.245.0482 or netxuspta@gmail.com.

Revised 7/10/2021

Last update: 10/09/21
East Texas USPTA 2021 Adult Fall League

USPTA Women's 3.0 League

East Texas USPTA 2021 Adult Fall League

08/31/21 - 12/10/21
Teams: 5
Players: 0
Playing

USPTA Women's 3.5 League

East Texas USPTA 2021 Adult Fall League

08/31/21 - 12/10/21
Teams: 9
Players: 0
Playing

USPTA Women's 4.0 League

East Texas USPTA 2021 Adult Fall League

08/31/21 - 12/10/21
Teams: 8
Players: 0
Playing

USPTA Women's 4.5 League

East Texas USPTA 2021 Adult Fall League

08/31/21 - 12/10/21
Teams: 4
Players: 0
Playing

USPTA Men's 3.0 League

East Texas USPTA 2021 Adult Fall League

08/31/21 - 12/10/21
Teams: 2
Players: 0
Playing

USPTA Men's 3.5 League

East Texas USPTA 2021 Adult Fall League

08/31/21 - 12/10/21
Teams: 6
Players: 0
Playing

USPTA Men's 4.0 League

East Texas USPTA 2021 Adult Fall League

08/31/21 - 12/10/21
Teams: 6
Players: 0
Playing

USPTA Men's 4.5 League

East Texas USPTA 2021 Adult Fall League

08/31/21 - 12/10/21
Teams: 2
Players: 0
Playing

Seasons

East Texas USPTA 2021 Adult Fall League

8/31/2021 - 12/10/2021
8 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

USPTA Tyler Area Ladies Morning Doubles League

4/19/2021 - 6/30/2021
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

East Texas USPTA 2020 Fall Leagues

8/31/2020 - 12/10/2020
8 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

East Texas USPTA 2019 Fall League

8/12/2019 - 12/15/2019
8 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2018 East Texas USPTA Adult Leagues

8/20/2018 - 12/14/2018
8 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

East Texas USPTA 2017 Fall League

8/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
8 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

East Texas USPTA 2016 Fall League

8/22/2016 - 12/31/2016
10 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

East Texas USPTA 2015 Fall League

8/24/2015 - 12/31/2015
8 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2014 USPTA FALL League

9/1/2014 - 12/11/2014
9 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Affiliated Clubs and Organizations

All Saints HS

Tyler, TX

903-579-6000

Courts 0

Athens Country Club

Athens, TX

903-675-8595

Courts 0

Athens High School

Athens, TX

903-677-6920

Courts 0

Center HS

Center, TX

903-598-6173

Courts 0

Crown Colony CC

Lufkin, TX

936-637-8811

Courts 0

East Texas Baptist

Marshall, TX

903-923-2000

Courts 0

Faulkner Park-Lindale

Lindale, TX

Courts 0

Faulkner Park-Tyler

Tyler, TX

903-534-5389

Courts 0

Gladewater HS

Gladewater, TX

903-845-5591

Courts 0

Hallsville High School

Hallsville, TX

903-806-4159

Courts 4

Hallsville HS

Hallsville, TX

903-668-5980

Courts 0

Hideaway Lake

CentralHideway, TX

903-882-6151

Courts 0

Holly Lake Ranch

Lake Ranch, TX

903-769-2397

Courts 0

Hollytree Country Club

Tyler, TX

903-581-7788

Courts 0

Jacksonville High School

Jacksonville, TX

903-586-3661

Courts 0

Jacksonville Middle School

Jacksonville, TX

903-586-3686

Courts 0

John Tyler HS

Tyler, TX

Courts 0

Lindale High School

Lindale, TX

903-881-4050

Courts 0

Lindale Middle School

Lindale, TX

903-881-4150

Courts 0

Longview High School

Longview, TX

903-663-1301

Courts 0

Longview PT High School

Longview, TX

903-295-5037

Courts 0

Nacogdoches HS

Nacogdoches, TX

936-564-2466

Courts 0

Robert E Lee HS

Tyler, TX

903-262-2625

Courts 0

Stephen F Austin Courts

Nacogdoches, TX

936-468-2011

Courts 0

The Cascades

Tyler, TX

903-525-0005

Courts 0

Tyler Athletic and Swim Club

Tyler, Tx

903-561-3014

Courts 16

Tyler Jr. College

Tyler, TX

800-687-5680

Courts 0

Tyler Tennis & Swim

MOVED, TX

xxx-xxx-xxxx

Courts 0

UT Tyler

Tyler, TX

903-566-7000

Courts 0

Willow Brook Country Club

Tyler, TX

903-592-0589

Courts 0

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