The USTA Suspension Point System applies to sanctioned tournaments. It doesn't apply to a Net Generation Program that uses red, orange, or green ball tennis unless authorized by the Sectional Association that sanctioned the tournament.
The USTA Suspension Point System applies to conduct during all matches (main draw, compass draw, consolation, qualifying, and doubles); during tournament activities; at tournament facilities; and at facilities, such as hotels, dormitories, and homes where players stay. Additionally, each suspension point assessed at ITF tournaments becomes one suspension point under the USTA Suspension Point System.
For more information, please consult the Suspension Point FAQs or Suspension Points Violations Table listed below. This article is a summary and we encourage you to visit the above-referenced regulations in the Friend at Court.
Suspension Point FAQs
Listed below is a collection of frequently asked questions and answers regarding suspension points.
Q: What Happens When I Get Suspension Points?
If a player receives 10 suspension points within a 12-month period, the player shall be suspended from competing in sanctioned tournaments for three months. For more information about first and subsequent suspensions, please see USTA Regulation IV.F. Please note there are no suspension consequences for having fewer than the necessary points for a suspension.
Q: How Do I Know How Many Active Suspension Points I Have?
If you have received any suspension points, those points can be viewed on your USTA Player Profile as shown below. For more information on how to access your USTA Player Profile, please refer to How to View and Complete Your Player Profile.
- You can click on the number of Suspension Points to view more details about each Suspension Point occurrence.
Q: Can I Appeal These Points? (USTA Regulation IV.F.7)
- Suspension points assessed at sectional tournaments. A Sectional Association, at its discretion, may adopt a procedure for permitting a player to appeal suspension points assessed at tournaments it sanctions. Points removed from a player’s record as a result of an appeal process shall not count toward a suspension.
- Suspension points assessed at national tournaments. A player may appeal suspension points assessed at national tournaments only after the player has accumulated sufficient points to be suspended.
- Appeal of suspension points. After the player has accumulated sufficient points to be suspended, all suspension points are appealable.
Suspension Points Violation Table
Suspension Points shall be assessed pursuant to Table 17 found in the Friend at Court.