Tri-Level League

If you want to play on a team with friends at different NTRP levels or if you are having a hard time getting enough people together to form a team, the Tri-Level League (18 & Over) is for you. Play doubles with your friends, while on a team consisting of 3 or more NTRP levels. Example: one 3.0 doubles, one 3.5 doubles and one 4.0 doubles = Tri-Level team. This socially competitive league is a great way to enjoy the camaraderie of friends in the ultimate team experience.

The USTA Southern Tri-Level League is designed to be adaptive to the individual needs of each facility and city. Playing levels and format can be tailor-made to deliver a quality program for any community. The Tri-Level League also targets smaller cities and facilities specifically, in order to provide the beginner player with an organized, fun and competitive program.



  • Play occurs with three or more matches, each at a different NTRP level.
  • Doubles partners are same-level.
  • Minimum age is 18 years old.
  • NTRP based —Valid computer or self rating required
  • USTA membership required
  • Register and report results through TennisLink.
  • Tri-Level is a division offered by USTA Sections.

General Overview

  • A team match consists of 3 or more individual doubles matches: one doubles match at a minimum of the three different levels.
  • Any format may be used: 2 out of 3 sets, 8 game pro-set, No-ad scoring, etc.
  • Players may play at their NTRP rated level or higher.


  • Format and playing levels are all flexible to fit specific needs.
  • Facility based program; 2 courts needed per match; any day of the week at any time!
  • Stay on your same team forever! Friends, family, and co-workers stay together and they play together!
  • Participation does not affect player’s NTRP rating.


Levels of Play Offered for 2017

18 & Over

Men | (3.0/3.5/4.0), (3.5/4.0/4.5), (4.0/4.5/5.0)

Women | (2.5/3.0/3.5), (3.0/3.5/4.0), (3.5/4.0/4.5), (4.0/4.5/5.0)


USTA League Tennis Regulations

All players, teams, and local leagues must abide by all USTA, Southern Section, North Carolina and Local league rules and regulations.


Other Important Information:



Albemarle Lisa Ammons AD, MX, SG, CD

Capital Area Tracy Debnam TRI, SG

Capital Area Lynn Goldberg AD, MX, CD

Central Carolina Janie Ebner AD, MX, TRI, SG, CD

Coastal Plains Samantha Haislip AD, MX, SG, CD

Coastal Plains Bobby Taylor TRI

Eno River Cathy Baldwin AD, MX, TRI, SG, CD


Kirsten Morin AD, MX, TRI, SG, CD

Lake Norman Iris Ham AD, MX, CD

Lake Norman Michele Lee TRI, SG

Metro Robyn Haug AD, MX, SG, CD

Neuse River Bobby Taylor TRI

Neuse River Sherry Strickland AD, MX, SG, CD

Piedmont Susan Brodeur AD, MX, TRI, SG, CD

Sandhills Ann Tucker AD, MX, CD

Sandhills Michelle Benson TRI, SG

South East Tennis Anna Martin AD, MX, TRI, SG, CD

Western NC Bevie Walker AD, MX, TRI, SG, CD

Yadkin Valley Angie McEachran MX, SG, CD

Yadkin Valley Melissa Robertson AD, TRI


Jenny Phelps
State League Coordinator
(336) 852-8577