Chattanooga Tennis Association

» CTA Leagues

The Chattanooga Tennis Association (CTA) offers or supports two league types.  First, the Chattanooga Tennis Association  offers to its members local recreational leagues for local play only.  Levels of play generally follow the USTA skill level categories (as seen below), but with less regard for age considerations (contact the local Chattanooga Tennis Association office for more details).


CTA also supports USTA Leagues and events.  A USTA Tennis League is the national recreational tennis league program. It is a well organized structure and convenient to all skill levels. USTA leagues are open to USTA members only, though everyone is encourage to participate, and is open to all adult men and woman. The minimum age to play is 18 years old and includes adult, senior and super senior categories. There are also USTA youth leagues at various levels. Please check with your area coordinator (information available at the Chattanooga Tennis Association).  Adult leagues cover the following levels:  2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 & 5.5  The Senior league offers players 50 years of age and older competition at NTRP levels of 3.0 through 4.5. The Super Senior bracket begins at age 60 and includes levels 3.0 through 4.5. There is also a Mixed Doubles category which is also broken down into age and level categories.  Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced player, this program has a spot for you. USTA leagues are a great way to have fun, make friends and play competitive tennis.


USTA Rating Explanation and Appeals :


2.0/2.5 = Beginners (Just started, know how to count the scores. i.e 15,30,40, Game)

3.0 = Medium Beginners

3.5 = Intermediate 

4.0 = Advanced intermediate

4.5 = Advanced

5.0 and up  =  Advance Players Plus



USTA Ratings and Appeals Links



     NTRP Rating Categories  -- Self Rating, Types of Rating and Disqualifications.


     Players Guidelines for NTRP  -- Guide for your rating.


     NTRP Grievances Protocol -- What to know if you disagreed with your rating.


     Appeal Process ---  Process to follow when appealing your rating.






For questions or concern, please contact a USTA LOCAL LEAGUE Coordinator or the CTA.