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Fast4 Championships / NTRP Southern Qualifying Championships


USTA Southern is proud to offer an exciting format to short sets format known as Fast 4 Tennis. The alternative format focuses on a few simple rules:

  1. The first to four games wins the set
  2. No-ad scoring is used
  3. Service lets are played
  4. First-to-five-point tiebreakers apply at 3 games all

Fast4 format gives players more matches in less time, allows tournaments to take only one or two days, and players have loved the exciting fast pace of the matches. As a section Southern offers two lengths of events:

Local Fast 4 Events

This style is a single day/evening event that will feature round robin play. It is designed as the name mentions to be aimed at the local area players and present an opportunity to come together as a community. These events are coming soon.

NTRP Fast 4 National Qualifers

Every year, USTA Southern hosts four championships in this exciting format in two age levels: 18 & over and 50 & over. By using the innovative Fast 4 format, the NTRP Qualifiers have become the fastest growing Southern championships. They utilize NTRP Ratings with divisions 3.0-5.0 for Men and Women in both age groups (except the 50+ 5.0 division). Champions will receive 300 STA points towards their Southern ranking and winners get their hands on the "golden ticket" to the nationals in the following spring. 

The NTRP National Champions are crowned in men’s and women’s singles and doubles at the 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 levels in both 18 & over and 50 & over age groups, as well as at the 5.0 level in the 18 & over division. Click here for more information on the national championships.

The 2020 NTRP Fast 4 Qualifier Championships are:

Due to COVID-19, the 2021 NTRP Nationals have been canceled and qualifiers only opportunity to advance will be through a lottery system to be added to the rescheduled NTRP Nationals from April 2020.

For more information on Fast4 and the NTRP Southern Qualifying Championships, contact USTA Southern Manager, Adult Tournaments & Social Play Tom Burnham.

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