As 2019 draws to a close, USTA.com is taking a look back at the top storylines, headlines and highlights from the year in American tennis. Next up is a comprehensive look back at a thrilling National Championship season for USTA League.
After seven weeks of thrilling competion, the 2019 USTA League season came to a close in mid-November, culminating with the Mixed 40 & Over 6.0/7.0/8.0/9.0 championships at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.
“2019 was a great USTA League championship season,” said Liz Murrieta, manager for USTA adult national championships.
“Our participation numbers increased from 6,330 to over 6,660 players, and we held 16 national championships in four locations—Orlando, Oklahoma City, Las Vegas and Surprise, Ariz., over the course of seven straight weeks.”
Jav Censored “This was our second year of Color Wars, and we are beyond thrilled with the participation from the sections and teams that came to Nationals. Our Facebook page was flooded with fantastic photos of teams in their section’s color.
“We also saw our social media flourish this year, and we had over seven million impressions across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, over 1.2 million video views across Facebook and Instagram and over 43,000 public interactions across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, which is amazing.
“At each National, we emphasized teams recognizing good sportsmanship from their opponents, and we handed over a thousand ‘good sport’ wristbands over the course of Nationals.”
Read on for a brief breakdown of the championship season by the numbers, as well as for links to each championship recap, a “best of” photo gallery and full TennisLink results.
2019 USTA League National Championships By The Numbers
4: number of sites that held a USTA League National Championship in 2019 (Surprise, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Las Vegas)
36: total championships won, between men’s, mixed and women’s
14: different sections that won a National championship in 2019
10: sections earned more than one title
6: number of titles won by the Texas section, the winningest of all