Moving to Northern Virginia and want to quickly get involved in area tennis? Just starting out in group classes and lessons and want to take the next step into competition? There are so many options when it comes to team tennis in the Northern Virginia area and here we’ve tried to lay out some options and give you resources to get started. For quick links go to our LINKS page.
USTA offers every type of league imaginable, and at every level. Just in USTA alone you could play in a 40+ league, a women’s league for ages 18-40, a mixed league, on a tri-level team, on a daytime, nighttime, or weekend team, and you could play all of those in 3 different regions within easy driving distance! The mid-atlantic is a thriving area for USTA tennis. There are some rules about cross-over so you have to make sure you meet those (in most leagues, only 3 people can be shared between 2 teams). Your captains will know the guidelines on that.
To get involved in a USTA team you’ll want to either be a part of club that “hosts” teams, or get access to captains who may need players, or start your own team! For brand new league players, you will:
- find a team (see below for resources)
- join usta
- register for your team online using team number from your captain and self rate at the same time
Here are some resources to help you, and of course you can always contact us for help too. Sometimes players can get stuck through the online process getting registered, we’re happy to help anyone in this situation.
USTA Host Clubs:
- Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion (Ashburn, VA)
- Chestnut Forks (Warrenton, VA)
- Middleburg Country Club (Middleburg, VA)
USTA League Coordinators:
Ingrid manages several leagues that play matches in the Fairfax, VA area. Options include: Indoor USTA Adult Leagues (April-July), USTA Combo Leagues (Aug.-Sept.), USTA Mixed Combo Leagues and an HCTL Men’s & Women’s Fall Doubles League (Oct.-Dec) and finally a USTA Mixed Doubles League and an HCTL Men’s & Women’s Winter Doubles League (Jan.-April). If you send Ingrid an email with your USTA rating (read about USTA rating levels if you don’t know what yours is) and contact information she can send out your request to the team captains at your playing level.
NOVA League & Loudoun League: Patty Yeates
Patty manages several leagues that play matches in Fairfax, VA and Loudoun County, VA. Most of the Fairfax locations are more western than the Home Court Tennis options. Patty’s leagues include: Outdoor Daytime Women’s (Apr-Jun) and Women’s Combo. To find a team in one of these leagues you should email Patty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carissa and Donna manage Women’s 18&Over, Men’s 18&Over, Women’s 40&Over, Men’s 40&over, Men’s 55&over, Men’s 65&Over, Mixed 40&Over, Men’s Combo, Men’s Singles and Men’s/Women’s Tri-Level teams. Most of the matches in this league are played in Western Loudoun and Shenandoah Valley. To find a team in the SVCTA you should contact Carissa or Donna through their website by clicking the link above.
Can’t find enough tennis in area USTA leagues? Then you can join one of many NVTL teams. This league is considered a “club” league; meaning the matches won’t affect your USTA rating level (like your grade level) and the competition tends to be of a more friendly nature. Many of the teams host luncheons after every match, which is a fun way to see area country clubs and get to know players on a more personal level. To play on an NVTL team you have to join one of the clubs that participates. You can find a participating club by visiting the NVTL website.
GWTA is a spring and fall adult women’s doubles league with teams in the Metropolitan DC Area (Maryland, Virginia, and the District). The GWTA season runs for 7 weeks beginning in early April and resumes for another 7 weeks in early September. Join GWTA and they will help you land a team at your playing level.