Announcing the APTA PTI National Championships

The APTA is launching a series of Men's National Championships for players of every skill level for the 2019-2020 season. Eligibility for each of these new tournaments will be based on a player's Platform Tennis Index (PTI). The tournaments will be based around the country, offering players competition against the best of their own level.

Q: How do these tournaments fit in with "B" Nationals?

A: These tournaments will replace "B" Nationals The top male players in "B" Nationals the past few years will likely find the PTI 10+ Nationals as a similar skill level event. The top women in past B Nationals will likely find that the PTI 30+ Nationals is a similar skill level event


Q: How does eligibility for these tournaments work?

A: Each individual's PTI must be at or above the designated tournament's # on the registration date in order to be eligible. Example: in order to be eligible to play in the PTI 25+ Nationals, both players must have PTIs of 25+ on the date of registration. The exception is the Men’s PTI Open Nationals which is open to any level player. A player who is eligible on the day of registration remains eligible even if their PTI subsequently goes below the threshold between the date of registration and the tournament


Q: Can I play in more than one PTI Nationals?

A: Yes, as long as your PTI makes you eligible, you can enter more than one.


Q: Will the PTI Nationals be located in the same city every year?

A: Mostly likely each PTI level tourney will rotate to a different region every season similar to the APTA National Championship 64-team draw Championship.


Q: What will the format of the PTI Nationals be?

A: Most of these tournaments will be one day events with a max draw of 32 teams. One day tournaments with a full draw will likely use third set 10-point match-tiebreakers and double deuce scoring to insure completing the full draw in a day. Draws that are large enough to be run over two days like the PTI Open in Darien will use regular scoring. The semis & finals of each event will be held at the main hosting site with dinner/beverages served for all participants to enjoy.


Q: How does Team Nationals fit in with these tournaments?

A: All 13 of PTI National Championships are being scheduled to take place during the three weeks between the traditional Men and Women’s Nationals and Team Nationals in early April. Team Nationals will use PTIs to determine the different levels of play for the Men's divisions. To the extent possible, the Women’s Team Nationals will use PTIs to determine level of play.


To view the 2019-2020 National Championship schedule see the CALENDAR page and filter by "National Championships" or go to PLAY then NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
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