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**Starting in 2021, the USTA will use a new Junior Competitive Structure. Click here for information on the 2021 structure.**




USTA South Carolina runs two sanction periods: the regular sanction period, typically late summer for the following years’ tournaments and the late sanction period, which occurs each February for tournaments July 1-December 31 of that year.  Level 5 one-day tournaments for both juniors and adults, as well as Level 6 one-day tournaments for juniors, can be applied for at any time throughout the year.

Benefits of sanctioning

Ease of registration for players
Player attraction—tournament posted on USTA SC website & Tennislink
Use of online Tournament Data Manager (TDM) program, which processes entries and gives real-time web updates of draws & scores for participants
Players earn USTA SC Ranking Points
Online registration makes it easy for TD’s to handle the entry fees—direct deposit or check cut for one lump sum.
Sanctioned USTA SC Tournaments will abide by the Junior or Adult Regulations, which can be found below.

Online Sanction Application Instructions | Adult Tournament Sanction & Schedule Policy | Junior Tournament Sanction & Schedule Policy | Tournament Committee Timeline | Junior Head Tax Adult Head Tax | USTA SC Tournament Medical Release Form | Inclement Weather Guidelines

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USTA Member Mailing Address Form 
If you are a USTA certified tournament director who wishes to promote a sanctioned tournament, you can use this form to request a list of USTA members mailing addresses. Please remember that this form must be filled out and submitted at least six weeks before you need to receive the list. In addition you must submit a  sample of your mailing for each list request you make. Access the mailing address request form by clicking here.

USTA Member Data Usage Policy

USTA Mailing List Usage Agreement

Promoting your tournament through the media


The resources below are for SC Tournament Directors after they have been granted a sanction from USTA South Carolina.

Recovery Rule
The Recovery Rule applies to tournaments that use the two out of three standard tiebreak sets.

Recovery Rule: In all singles matches in Junior, Adult, Senior, NTRP, and Wheelchair Divisions in which the match format is two out of three standard tiebreak sets or more, a rest period of two hours shall be offered by the Referee before the player's next singles match. This Rule does not apply to short set matches and matches that play a tiebreak in lieu of a final third set, nor to any match played indoors where the duration of the match is less than 120 minutes.