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The tournament will most likely only take a 3-4 hour window of time, depending on how many kids sign up. The individual tournaments will set up the time of the day the event will be. Approximate times will be posted on the signup page. Flexibility will be necessary.

No. USTA membership is not required for the Novice Circuit.

Yes, you may. We have found that the regular DPTA circuit has become very competitive and we wanted to give an opportunity to those just starting out. Players that will play in the Novice Circuit will have less than 10 ZAT points.

The novice circuit is for the very unexperienced or first time tournament player. Players must have less than 10 ZAT tournaments to be eligible. (No Champ or Super Champ players).

The tournament will most likely start around 8am and end around 4pm or 5pm, depending on how many players sign up. Times for your matches will be posted the Thursday before tournament begins. No matches will start before 8am and we strive to be finished with all matches by 5pm. Flexibility will be necessary.

No. USTA membership is not required for the Junior Circuit.

Yes, you may. In order to play in the Novice Circuit players have to have no more than 10 Challenger points.

The junior circuit is for challenger level players or players just starting to play challenger tournaments. (No Champ or Super Champ players). Players compete for points that are used for seeding purposes in later tournaments and the Masters Tournament. Players who live in the “75” zip code and play at least 4 Junior Circuit Tournaments are eligible for the year end Masters Tournament. The top 2 players in each age division at the Masters will get to represent Dallas in the State Grand Prix held at the world famous John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels, Texas September 24-25.

Our Champ-Super Champ tournaments are 2 day tournaments (Saturday and Sunday). All match times will be posted the Tuesday before the tournament. No matches will start before 8am and will conclude by 6pm. Flexibility will be necessary.

Yes. USTA membership is required for all USTA sanctioned tournaments.

No. The circuit and novice tournaments are for non-qualified players only.

The Champ-Super Champ circuit tournaments are sanctioned tournaments for players who are qualified as a Champ or Super Champ player through the USTA. Super Champ players will receive Level-4 Standings points and Champ players will receive Level-2 Ranking Points. For more information regarding Standings points and Ranking Points please visit texas.usta.com.

A novice tournament is for beginning and/or first time tournament players. They last 4 hours and is played using a non-elimination format. Circuit tournaments are for non-qualified players who are playing or starting to play challenger tournaments. Playing in at least 4 circuit tournaments will qualify you into the year-end Masters Tournament, in which the top 2 players in the Masters Tournament will earn you a spot to represent Dallas in the State Grand Prix at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels, TX. Champ/Super Champ tournaments are sanctioned tournaments for qualified players and offer Level 4 standings points for Super Champ players and Level 2 ranking points for Champ players. For more information regarding standings points and rankings points please visit: http://www.texas.usta.com/.

Yes. Our novice tournaments are designed for beginning and/or first time tournaments players.

To qualify for the Masters Tournaments, a player has to play in at least 4 DPTA circuit tournaments, live in the “75” zip code, and cannot be a champ or super champ qualified player.

No. DPTA points are used for seeding purposes only in DPTA circuit tournaments and do not earn you any challenger points. Challenger points can only be earned in Challenger Tournaments.

USTA membership is required to play in DPTA circuit and DPTA Champ/Super Champ tournaments. USTA membership is not required to play DPTA novice tournaments.

No. DPTA tournaments are for junior players only. DPTA Membership is only for tennis professionals and coaches.

DPTA stands for the Dallas Professional Tennis Association. It’s a non-profit organization in which members consists of tennis professionals and coaches in the Dallas area. The DPTA offers several tournaments for junior players throughout the year, along with several educational events for members. Our mission statement reads as follows: The DPTA is a local organization which provides a forum for its members to exchange ideas, offer educational opportunities, provide tennis programs, host competitive events, and promote the Tennis Professional’s role in the tennis community.