The 2020 BNP Paribas Open Tri-Level Championships is a doubles competition in which each of the 17 USTA Sections will be provided the opportunity to send a Team representing its Section to compete over the final weekend of the 2020 BNP Paribas Open.
Each Section’s Team will be comprised of a minimum of 12 players (6 men and 6 women) providing for one doubles team per gender in the 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 ability levels to a maximum of 24 players (12 men and 12 women). It will be to the discretion of each individual USTA Section as to how its Team will be selected. Sections must give notice of their intention to participate by Tuesday, December 31, 2019.
Men and women will be competing for their own titles. Teams will be divided into flights and each team will play every other team in its flight. The number of matches a team will play is dependent on the number of teams per flight. The flight winners will enter a single elimination playoff to establish the 2020 BNP Paribas Open Tri-Level Champions.
All matches will be the best of two tiebreak sets with a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set. The Coman tiebreak will be used in both the set tiebreak and match tiebreak. Final format and schedule may be subject to change based on number of entries or weather.
Thursday, March 19
6-7pm – Captains meeting (Location TBD)
Friday, March 20
11am-7pm – 1st & 2nd round matches
Saturday, March 21
11am-7pm – 3rd & 4th round matches
Sunday, March 22
7am-12pm – Semifinal and final matches
Each player will receive one parking pass and one complimentary Loge ticket to the 2020 BNP Paribas Open for Thursday, March 19 night session, Friday, March 20, day and night sessions, Saturday, March 21, day session and Sunday, March 22, day session. Additional tickets for player guest(s) are available for purchase. All spectators must have a ticket to enter the grounds to watch the play whether it be Tri-Level or professional.
Each player will receive a $50 gift card that may be redeemed for food and beverage at restaurants and concessions throughout the stadiums and grounds.
Individual awards will be presented to the winners of each flight. Each player on the winning team of the 2020 BNP Paribas Open Tri-Level Championships will receive a FILA product package and an additional award.
Players will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs. Special rates at BNP Paribas Open Hotels will be offered on a space available basis.
Each player will pay a $250 entry fee upon registration. All players must be current USTA members and have current “C” Computer generated NTRP ratings.
Online registration will open Monday, January 6, 2020. All rosters and entry fees must be received by Friday, February 28, 2020. For information please contact Tom Fey, Director of Tennis Special Events, Indian Wells Tennis Garden at 760-200-8229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.