To search for USTA sanctioned tournaments held in 2021, visit https://playtennis.usta.com/tournaments.
Once you have found the tournament you would like to register your child for, you can complete the registration process by following the steps below. You will only be able to register for a tournament if the registration is open. Information about the registration period is indicated under the event listing. Please check for available 2021 tournaments periodically as more will continue to be added.
Note: When registering a child under the age of 13 for a tournament, you will need to sign in using your (parent/guardian) USTA account. Once signed in, you can either select the child's account if they're already linked to your account or add the child to your account. If the child is 13-17 years of age, you can choose between registering them through their account or your own.
Step 1: Find the tournament you would like to register your child for and confirm the registration is open.
To search for a tournament, visit https://playtennis.usta.com/tournaments. Once you've found the tournament and confirmed the registration is open, click on the tournament listing. You can click anywhere in the box to open the tournament and review the details.
Step 2: Select the events you wish to register your child by clicking on a price box.
For more information about an event such as draw type, surface, etc, click on the individual event hyperlink.
The event details will display for reference.
You may also review the registration rules at the top right of the tournament page. Depending on the rules of the tournament you can choose 1 or more events, they will be placed in the checkout basket.
Step 3: Once you've completed making your selection, scroll to the top of the page and click go to checkout.
You will be prompted to sign in if you haven't done so already. When registering a child under the age of 13 for a tournament, you will need to sign in using your (parent/guardian) USTA account. If the child is 13-17 years of age, you can choose between registering them through their account or your own.
Step 4: Select the players associated with your USTA account that will be entering the events.
If they are eligible for the event, they will show a box next to their name to tick. If they are greyed out, then an explanation is available why not.
Note: for a Level 1 -7 tournaments active Junior USTA membership is required. Active USTA membership is not required for unsanctioned tournaments. If the player doesn't have a USTA membership click on the '?' to view the message.
You will have to renew the player's membership before selecting them for the event. You can do this by clicking the appropriate membership type. The Junior membership is *FREE but you still need to select this and go through the process. Once updated, click on return to Play Tennis to return to the tournament registration page.
For Levels 1-4 - you may be asked to declare your player residency if this is not updated. For more information How To Declare Your Linked Child's Residency
Step 5: Once you are ready to pay, click continue to payment. This will bring you to the Payment summary page.
Step 6: On the Payment summary page, you can review your entries and edit them. This page also provides the maximum pending cost.
Any discounts will be shown here, however, the price noted is the maximum amount you will pay. The final price is determined based on the number of events you have selected. Some Sections offer the option to apply for events outside of the age divisions, which means you may apply for more events.
If no edits are needed and the information is correct, click confirm entries & pay at the bottom of the page.
Please note: your card will not be charged until your child is selected and confirmed by the Tournament Director into the event.
Step 7: Input an email address and credit card information. These credit card details will be saved and only charged if the player is selected for the tournament.
Please note this credit card information will not be stored to use as payment for a different tournament.
Input your information and click save card.
Step 8: Tournament Communications
After registering for the tournament and paying your entry fee, you will be taken to the Additional Info page. Here, you can edit the email and cell phone number notifications will be sent to for this tournament. The details are pulled from your USTA profile, however, you can change this for this tournament only. Please note this will not update your USTA profile and is for this tournament only. If you are registering more than one child, you will be offered the choice for each participant as below.
Step 9: Assign Doubles Partners
On the Additional Info page, you will see "Assign doubles partners" under the Tournament Communication area. Click the Assign button next to your name.
From the assign partner list you will be given three options:
1. Tournament Director to assign partner - Please only select the "Tournament Director to assign partner" option if you need help finding a partner.
2. Partner has not registered yet - If your doubles partner has not yet registered for the tournament select this option.
3. Names of the players that have already registered - If your partner has registered first, you will be able to select him/her as your partner. If you select a partner, the partner will receive an email to inform them that they have been paired with you. They will have the option to contact yourself and/or the TD if they do not wish to be paired with you for this tournament. If you have not gotten a verbal agreement to play with someone please do not select them during registration.
Select one of the options, click save changes, and then save at the bottom.
Please Note: If you need to make a change to your partner after completing this step, please reach out to the Tournament Director via email/phone.
Step 10: If the information was successfully saved, you will be presented with a confirmation page and your entry for your child(ren) is complete. A confirmation email for the registration will be sent to the email listed. You will also be able to see the tournaments showing in the schedules section of the USTA account.
Note: The payment is not taken until the Tournament Director has completed the selection process, this will happen after the tournament registration period is closed and prior to the tournament itself. If selected, you will receive an email confirming this and the final amount charged to your account.
If you have any questions regarding the tournament, please contact the Tournament Director. To find the Tournament Director's contact information please follow the steps here.