Are you looking for a list of all junior tournaments across the state? USTA North Carolina assembles a list of all tournaments across the state, broken down by level. Access the list by clicking the button.
Tournament Level Descriptions
Level 6 (L6) Tournaments: Players can test their game, play multiple matches and make friends along the way. These tournaments allow kids to compete in a way that makes them feel comfortable, matches their level of play and helps them to experience success. L6 tournaments are considered Orange Level 2 events in the 10U Youth Tennis Progression system.
**L6 Tournaments do not count towards ranking points**
Level 5 (L5) Tournaments: These tournaments are designed for players who are newer to tournament play and are looking to gain additional match play experience. NC L5 tournaments have ranking restrictions, meaning players who have a standing between 1-100 (applies to 12s-18s age divisions only) are not allowed to participate (the list used for selection is the end of month list prior to tournament start date). Draw limits are 16 players per age division and singles play is Sat/Sun only. If tournament is offering doubles, then it can begin on Friday night starting at 5pm. L5 tournaments are considered Orange Level 2 events in the 10U Youth Tennis Progression system.
Level 4 (L4) Tournaments: The bulk of our state tournaments fall in this category. These tournaments are open and selections are based on the most recent NC standing at the time entries close. Players must have some standing points in order to play in these events. Draws are limited to 16 per age division. Singles play is Sat/Sun only. If tournament is offering doubles, it can be played on Friday afternoon starting at 5pm. L4 tournaments typically have the widest range of players from Intermediate to Advanced. They are considered Orange Level 1 events in the 10U Youth Tennis Progression system.
Level 3 (L3) Tournaments: These tournaments make up about 15 percent of the total tournaments in the state. All of these tournaments will have draws of 16 players per age division and selections are made based on the most up to date NC standings list at the time entries close. Singles play is on Saturday and Sunday only. Doubles could start as early as 5 p.m. on Friday afternoon if tournament is offering doubles divisions. These events are intended for intermediate-advanced level players. L3 tournaments are considered Green Level 1 events in the 10U Youth Tennis Progression system.
Level 2 (L2) Tournaments: These tournaments are high level tournaments with draws limited to 32 players in each age division using the “waterfall” split draw format. These tournaments also are also considered L3 Southern events, therefore selections are based on the USTA Southern Section standings list at the time entries close. L2 tournaments are considered Green Level 1 events in the 10U Youth Tennis Progression system.
Level 1 (L1) Tournaments: The highest level tournaments in North Carolina with the highest point totals for standings. There are three tournaments that are “closed” events for North Carolina residents/players. The Southern L1A is a section tournament open to all players with an appropriate ranking. These tournaments are intended for top level players who compete on a state, sectional and national level. L1 tournaments are considered Green Level 1 events in the 10U Youth Tennis Progression system.