Create an Event - Step 1: Format


The first step when creating an event is selecting the event's format. Your format options are Tournament (round-robin, compass draw, traditional formats, ad-hoc), Match Play, Camp, or Clinic.

Here's a quick video describing your options:

If you're unsure of what format you'd like to run, no worries, you can just select "Tournament" for now, and then update the match format later (if you want to) when you're creating your draws.


Once you've selected your format, you'll have to decide whether you'd like this to be a verified event.

Tip: You cannot change your event's verified status once it has registrants, so if you want your event to be verified, please make sure to set the Verification correctly.

As a reminder, to run verified events, you'll need a Pro Club Subscription.  You'll also have to follow the UTR Verified Club and Event Rules.  Here are a few, which you'll also see when setting up your event if you choose verified:


Now, you're ready to create your registration divisions. When setting up divisions for your event, it's usually best to keep them broad, since you'll be able to split players up within and across registration divisions into as many draws as you want later. We recommend using the level-based play model when running events. The Level-Based play model groups all play games, as opposed to pro sets. 

Here are some general notes on creating divisions: 

  • Create and name your divisions based on age, gender, or any other category if you know that those groups won't be playing with each other. Remember, registration divisions are different from draws.
  • Players will only be charged the fee for divisions they registered for themselves. If you move players around while you're creating draws, they won't be charged extra, even if you had set up additional registration fees for each division.

Some Special Notes for Doubles Divisions:

  • Pay Separately: You can set the division format to Singles and keep the division name to Doubles. In this way, they won't be required to add in their partner. Once the registration closes, you can pair the players into teams in the Event Desk.
  • Waitlist Options
    • Max team selection is noted as a team and the provider should enter a number of teams desired, not individual players. 
    • Registration status is displayed such as:
      • Registered: completed and paid registration
      • Pending: waiting to complete registration
      • Invited: does not have an activated UTR profile


You'll be able to customize your event division by putting the type of scoring format, UTR rating range, and age restriction. 

Note: Make sure to check the box below "Restrict Age".

NEW Age Limit Deadline:

  • Event Start Date: The event start date determines players' age eligibility for divisions with "restrict age" enabled.
  • 12/31 (last day of current year): The last day of the year (Dec 31st) determines players' age eligibility. For example, players turning 30 by 12/31 can register for a 30+ age division.

Note: Once an age limit deadline is selected for one division, it automatically applies to all subsequent age-restricted divisions.

Next is choosing how you'd like to accept your registrants. Here are their differences:

  • Waitlist: Select this, if you'd like your event to have a waitlist (Example: Maximum number of players is 16, once 16 players have registered, registration stays open). 

    Note: Players are still required to process their registration payment and they will be placed on the Waitlist category under the Players tab of the event page. Refunding the player will need to be done manually.

  • Capped Registration: Choose this option if you would like registration to end once the maximum number of registered players has been reached (Example: Maximum number of players is 16, once 16 players have registered, registration is closed).
  • Acceptance list: Players are accepted by their rating. This is only available for the tennis singles division.

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