Capital Tennis Association 

2021 CTA Doubles Championships

  • 11 Jun 2021
  • 13 Jun 2021
  • Rock Creek Tennis Center


  • Players with a CAPERS doubles rating of 3.5 - 3.99 must play B or higher
  • Players with a CAPERS doubles rating of 3.0 - 3.49 must play C or higher
  • Players with a CAPERS doubles rating of 2.99 or below qualify for the D division
  • - Open players (GLTA doubles rating of Open or CAPERS doubles rating of 4.35 or above) MUST play with a non-Open player;
    - A-level players can play with an Open or A player.

NOTE:  BOTH partners must register and pay in order to play.

Time and Place

All matches will be played outdoors on hard courts at Rock Creek Tennis Center.  We will be kicking off tournament weekend with a few Friday night matches from 7 to 10 pm and then continue with a full day of matches Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm.  Matches may extend into the evening should there be any weather delays.  

**We will NOT be accepting any scheduling requests.  If you register, it is assumed you are available to play the entire duration of the tournament.**

Divisions and Format

There are four separate draws based on skill divisions: OPEN/A, B, C, and D, to be dictated by CAPERS and/or GLTA ratings (details are explained below under Rules for Registration).

There will be two phases of tournament match play: Round Robin Phase, in which teams will be assigned to a group, with one seeded team in each group, and play at least three matches; and Phase Two of tournament, where players with the best winning record from group matches will advance to single elimination play, either as quarterfinals (only if large draw), semifinals (most typical), or straight to a final (for small draw).

Match format during the Round Robin phase will be best-of-three-set matches.  A first-to-10 points (win by 2) super tiebreak shall be played as the deciding third "set" if needed (in lieu of a normal third set).  Format for the elimination round matches will be finalized at the end of the Round Robin phase depending on draw size, scheduling, weather, etc. 

Match format modifications may be made at the discretion of the tournament directors due to weather or time related constraints.  

Fast play during all matches will be encouraged and monitored. Seven-minute warm-ups (max), fast between points, brief change-overs, etc.  Please help us stay on schedule!

Rules for Registration

Any player with a current CTA membership is eligible to register.  Please ensure that your contact information in your CTA profile (cell phone and email address) is up-to-date.  Tournament updates will be sent via email and texting will be used to assign courts and for players to report match scores.  

All players are required to review and accept the updated CTA League Play and Liability Waiver via this Google Form (you don't need to do it again if you already have done this for league play).  These guidelines will be strictly enforced!

CTA CAPERS doubles ratings (as of close of registration on June 3, 2021) will be used to determine division of play eligibility and players cannot play in a lower division than what their CTA CAPERS rating qualifies them for.  If a player does not have a numeric CTA CAPERS rating, the alpha self-rating will be used along with consideration of their GLTA and/or USTA rating if they have one. 

As in past years, Open and A divisions will be combined into one division.  Open players must play with a player in a lower division (i.e., two Open players cannot play together).  

CAPERS Rating:

- 4.35 and above must play OPEN (and partner with a player in a lower division)

- 4.0 - 4.34 must play A or higher

- 3.5 - 3.99 must play B or higher

- 3.0 - 3.49 must play C or higher

- 2.99 and below D or higher

Any questionable registrations shall be approached on case-by-case basis, as policy does allow for appeals to tournament directors to register in a draw that may not be consistent with current policy.  If you have any questions or unsure of your current rating, please do not hesitate to ask the tournament directors.


We will provide bottled water, Gatorade/Powerade, ice and snacks, peanut butter, bagels, granola bars, etc. On Saturday we will offer an assorted sandwiches and chips lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.   


Please contact tournament directors Rick Beckman and Kevin McCarthy.

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