Tournaments are held throughout each year across the USTA Southwest in both age divisions and NTRP (National Tennis Rating Program) divisions.
Consult the TENNISLINK schedule to find events taking place each month throughout the Section and where they are located. This online site is your best tool to track, keep up with and plan your tennis schedule. BOOKMARK IT!
If you're looking for play opportunities and the chance to get out and meet new people, tournaments are a great way to do that. Many are held during the end of weeks and during weekends, and they are a great social experience as well as a way to tune up your game quickly against age appropriate or level-appropriate competition.
Rankings are set for players who compete regularly. updated periodically, so click here to get your current yearly standing in your respective division. Always consult TENNISLINK, as it will have the most recently updated ranking list and available tournaments for you to play at the time.
Year-End Southwest Rankings
2012 Year-End Standings are listed on TennisLink for USTA Southwest by age group and open level play in singles, doubles and mixed divisions. These rankings lists are updated monthly so you can always see where you stand. Past years ratings are also listed below.
These lists are made to determine year-end player rankings as well as for seeding purposes in upcoming USTA Southwest tournaments throughout the year.
Below are the requirements on how to obtain a year-end tournament ranking for USTA Southwest.
Calendar of Events
USTA Southwest holds events throughout the year to allow tournament players the opportunity to achieve a ranking. With tournaments in a variety of locations across the Southwest. there is ample opportunity to earn a ranking. View the full 2013 Tournament List via TennisLink.
Adult Slam Series
USTA Southwest has begun a surface championship run of four events called the Adult Slam Series, which are tournaments played on four different surfaces (indoor, grass, clay and hard).
These tournaments are among the top events (held each year in the Southwest for rankings points, as well as a great way to try playing on different surfaces. To learn more about these events, click HERE.
Requirements for a USTA Southwest Ranking
To obtain an adult end-of-year ranking in the USTA Southwest Section, the only eligibility requirement for inclusion in the USTA Southwest rankings is to play three tournaments of the combination below:
---One Level I tournament + two other tournaments (for a minimum of three)
---Two Level II Tournaments + one other may be substituted
*Final rankings will be based on the best of five tournaments played during the calendar year within the USTA Southwest.
Below is a listing of tournaments that fulfill the Level I and Level II Requirements for ranking:
2013 Calendar of Adult Rankings Events
Playing the required amount of these tournaments below will qualify you for a USTA Southwest year-end ranking in whatever age group you play.
LEVEL I TOURNAMENTS
Jan. 24-27 USTA Southwest Adult Slam Series - Indoor Championships
Shellaberger Tennis Center - Santa Fe, NM
June 5-9 USTA Southwest Adult Slam Series - Grass Court Championships
(Scottsdale, Ariz. - Desert Highlands)
August 14-18 USTA Southwest Open & 30s / El Paso Senior Open
El Paso Tennis Club - El Paso, Texas
September 19-22 USTA Southwest Adult Slam Series - Clay Court Championships)
Oakwood Health and Tennis Club/IronOaks Tennis Club - Sun Lakes, Ariz..
Oct. 25-27 35th Annual USTA Southwest Senior Closed - USTA Southwest Adult Slam Series - Hard Court
TBA - Phoenix-area location
LEVEL II TOURNAMENTS
Feb. 27 - March 3 Jason Morton Tennis Classic
(Sun Lakes, Ariz. - Iron Oaks Tennis Club)
March 15-17 El Conquistador Arizona Adult & Senior Open
(Hilton El Conquistador - Tucson, Ariz.)
May 25-28 New Mexico Adult Open & Grand Prix
(Tanoan Country Club - Albuquerque, N.M.)
July 5-7 Cavern City Adult Open
(Lake Carlsbad Municipal Tennis Facility - Carlsbad, N.M.)
October 4-6 Phoenix Senior Open
Scottsdale Ranch Park - Scottsdale, Ariz.
Dec. 5-9 Fiesta Bowl Senior Open
(Scottsdale Athletic Club - Scottsdale, Ariz.)
*+ All National Age group championships played within the USTA Southwest
(The only event this applies to currently is the Men's 35 National Hard Court Championships. This tournament adds ranking points to the Men's 35s divisions in singles and doubles).
For a complete listing of yearly tournaments visit TennisLink.
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENTS
National tournaments and even international tournaments (International Tennis Federation) are held across the United States and are a great opportunity for players to compete in their various age groups at the highest levels.
These tournaments are held throughout the year as well at various spots across the country as well as the globe. These are upper-echelon tournaments for age group division of play, but many are open to play. Check with each tournament to see if you qualify.
To see a yearly schedule of these events, please click HERE.
To learn more about national and international rankings and tournaments, click HERE.
View past years USTA Southwest Final Rankings Lists:
For questions regarding ranking or point total for events, please contact USTA Southwest Adult Competition Manager Dan Even at (480) 289-2351 x 102 or email@example.com.
Notice Regarding Move Down Points: Points can only be awarded if the player already has results in his/her natural age division.
Otherwise, points will be awarded in the age division played.