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2014 NEW TO USTA SPECIAL
The New to USTA Special is available ONLY for players who are new to the USTA (those who do not already have a USTA membership). This special includes a one-year USTA Adult Individual Membership, a one-year subscription to TENNIS magazine, one Idaho Tennis League registration for the 2014 season and one 2014 US Open Hat (while supplies last) for only $65 (valued at over $100). The New to USTA Special offer expires 12/31/14. Interested New to USTA players can claim this offer online for $68 by clicking HERE or players can waive the $3 online processing fee by setting up an appointment to come into the Idaho Tennis Association Office (1076 N. Cole Road, Boise, ID 83704) or mailing in a New to USTA Special 2014 Registration Forms.
WHAT IS USTA LEAGUE TENNIS?
USTA League Tennis is for women and men age 18 and older of all abilities and experience. Whether you're new to the game or a former college player, there's a spot for you. Players must turn 18 on or before December 31 of the year of competition.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Teams can compete in 16 different leagues. There are five national divisions: USTA Mixed 18 & Over, USTA Adult 18 & Over, USTA Adult 40 & Over, USTA Mixed 40 & Over and USTA Adult 55 & Over. There is one Intermountain Sectional division in ITA Fall Mixed Doubles league. The IdTA also offers seven local leagues as well as two different World TeamTennis leagues (the formats feature singles, doubles and mixed doubles).
Do you have the desire to compete on a national level? USTA league is the only adult recreational tennis program in the country with a national championship. If you just want to play regularly, meet new people, USTA can take you there too. Make it your league. Play as hard you want.
The fastest way to become involved in local tennis activities is to join the USTA and become familiar with TennisLink the USTA’s secure web-based communications system. Through TennisLink, you can join or renew your annual membership with USTA, create and register for Adult League teams, enter and confirm scores, access team rosters, standings, schedules and scorecards and register for local tournaments.
Go to usta.com/membership to join the USTA for the first time or to renew your membership. To join for the first time click on Adult Memberships and to renew click on Renew Membership (make sure you are logged into TennisLink. Cost for an Adult USTA membership (18 and over) is $44 for one year, $119 for three years, or $176 for five years. A junior membership (under 18) is $20 for one year, $54 for three years, or $80 for five years. Family memberships (two or more members of the same family) are $72 for one year, $195 for three years, or $288 for five years. TennisLink accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A LEAGUE?
As a USTA member, you can register for USTA-sanctioned league and tournament play. (USTA membership must be current through the end of the league season you are registering to play in.) From the League homepage in TennisLink, click on “Register for a Team” on the right side of the panel. You will need to enter your USTA number and the team number* in the spaces provided. Be sure to click on YES if you will be the Captain. Include your phone number if you want other team captains and your District League Coordinator to have access to your phone number for questions or for relaying information. Click on Next Step and follow the payment instructions.
*If you are new to tennis and do not know a team captain, IdTA can help you find a team. Contact your local area league coordinator. They are:
To captain or create a team in a Treasure Valley league, go online to tennislink.usta.com/leagues. On the right side of the screen, click on “Create a Team On-line.” Then select the section (USTA/Intermountain), the district/area (Idaho), the league you want to captain a team for, the flight, the sub-flight, enter a team name (please include at least the last name of the team captain in the team name), click on “Create Team,” and follow the remaining instructions.
To captain or create a team in a Twin Falls, Pocatello or Idaho Falls league, contact your local league coordinator for a team number:
TennisLink allows team captains to access team rosters, standings, schedules and scorecards, and is where captains enter and confirm scores. IdTA also provides team captains with “Captains packets.” Captains’ information includes instructions on viewing team schedules, printing scorecards (match specific and blank scorecards), recording scores, confirming scores, accessing other captains’ contact information, and viewing team rosters and standings.