The Southern California chapter of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), in partnership with Wilson Sporting Goods, will present a series of Fast 4 Grand Prix tennis tournaments this summer throughout the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire. Designed to accelerate the game with a round robin format and shorter games, the Fast 4 Grand Prix is a quickened version of traditional tennis.
Within this format, matches consist of four point games, four game sets, and four rules: no advantage scoring, tie-breaker when tied at 3, receiver picks side for the tiebreak, and the first team to four games wins the set. All matches will count toward rankings and Grand Prix points will be awarded.
Any rated USTA adult member is eligible to compete. Those who wish to play but are currently unrated should conduct a simple, self-rating process online at tennislink.usta.com/leagues.
The schedule of Fast 4 Grand Prix events is as follows: Linfield High School in Temecula (July 1), Aquinas High School in San Bernardino (July 15), Spring Valley Country Club in Victorville (July 29), and the Grand Prix Finale at Canyon Crest (Aug. 19) featuring an awards ceremony and barbecue. Registration for the June 17 opener in Riverside is now open online at tennislink.usta.com by searching Tournament #650049217.