USTA Southern Tennis Lines Policy

With the recent USTA National statement of guidance for parks and recreation facilities on tennis and pickleball, please note the current policy in place for events in the USTA Southern Section remains: 

“Tennis courts eligible for USTA Southern sanctioned competition, including junior and adult tournaments and league, must contain only lines prescribed by the ITF Rules of Tennis, as set out in the USTA Handbook of Tennis Rules and Regulations.”

Courts that include both tennis AND pickleball lines are not eligible to host sanctioned events/play in the Southern Section. We will continue to explore options to collaborate with facilities and providers who wish to offer pickleball and help advocate for the construction of separate pickleball facilities. 

Contact info: 

If a facility has questions or wants to discuss current line setup or is looking to add lines at their facility, please contact appropriate USTA Southern Tennis Service Representative below:

Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana: Bill Dopp
Arksansa: Chris Stuart
Kentucky: Tim McCollum
Mississippi: Emillia Viljoen
North Carolina: Francie Barragan
South Carolina: Kelly Hesketh
Tennessee: Devin Crotzer