Organizations and clubs run tournaments on a regular basis, but finding the information often takes a lot of searching. Below is a rundown we created to help players and parents navigate the various tournament systems.
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Many tournaments are recognized by the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Organizations apply for spots on the USTA tournament calendar to hold their events. USTA reviews applications and issues a “sanction” to those it approves. When accepted, the tournament receives an ID # in the USTA on-line tournament database, a spot on the searchable USTA tournament calendar, and an official website attached to the ID # where players can sign up and view details (including draws, schedules, results). Playing in a sanctioned tournament generally assures the players that official rules and regulations will be enforced at the tournament by USTA officials. Tournaments are divided into junior and adult, sanctioned and nonsanctioned, age-based or rating-based (NTRP).
This extensive tournament service can be searched as a guest or with your personal USTA account. Enter your zipcode and select from adult and junior brackets on the dropdown menu. Adjust your search by month, year, distance away, or date to find events. Click through to the event’s website for details and sign up for it online. View USTA tournaments nationwide here.
Tennis Maps provides visuals of tournament locations nationwide. Filters allow you to search by zipcode or state, city, address for nearby events. View Tennis Maps here
Another nationwide system of tournaments is run by World Team Tennis. Recreational and corporate leagues compete locally and winners play in regional and national tournaments. View World Team Tennis here
Clubs & Organizations
Some clubs and community organizations, such as Tournament Associates, also run tournaments — both USTA sanctioned and club sponsored.
- Montgomery Tennisplex (18010 Central Park Cir, Boyds, MD 20841 ~ 240.477.4430)
- West Winds Tennis & Fitness (11411 Gas House Pike, New Market, MD 21774 ~ 301.865.2701)
- Columbia Association
- Anne Arundel County Tennis Association
- Tennis Baltimore
- Tennis DC
- Capital Tennis Association
Parks & Recs
Public parks & rec departments often hold their own tournaments.