USTA Southern California continues to create innovative formats that complement the demands of a modern lifestyle. You can balance work and play with new tournaments like Fast4 and FLEX, designed for the active and busy player.
Fast4 events shorten games, sets, and matches in round-robin competition to allow for accelerated tournaments. A Fast4 event has four simple rules: (a) Sets are won at 4 games, (b) a tiebreak is played at 3-3, (c) tiebreaks feature a decisive point at 4-4, and (d) deuce games are decided by a single, sudden death point.
FLEX tournaments allow players to schedule and complete matches on their own time, and on a court of their choice. When draws are announced, players contact each other and find time to complete their match within seven days. The schedule continues weekly until the final round, when a champion is crowned.