Tennis tournaments USTA abbreviations and acronyms
01 Dec 2015

Tennis tournaments USTA abbreviations and acronyms

When you or your kid is playing

01 Dec 2015

When you or your kid is playing on USTA tennis tournaments you will see for sure many acronyms and abbreviations, especially when a game was not finished regularly.

Def (ns) = defeat – no show (player didn’t show up in time)
Def (refs) = defeat – refusal to play (player refused to play after being asked by an official)
Def (refsl) = defeat – refusal to play (player refused to play after being asked by an official)
Def (pe) = defeat – player error (e.g. player signed up for a wrong division)
Def (cont) = defeat – for conduct
Def (ad) = defeat – adult decision (e.g. Default due to Adult Decision by parent, coach or other 3rd party responsible for the Jr. to not start a match due to disciplinary reasons.)
Def (dq) = defeat – player got disqualified by a referee
Ret (ill) = retired – ill
Ret (inj) = retired – injured
Wo (inj) = walkover – injured (a walkover is an unopposed victory.)
Wo (pc) = walkover – player canceled

FMLC = First Match Losers Consolation
FRLC = First Round Losers Consolation
FIC = Feed-in Consolation
SE = Single Elimination
RR = Round Robin
M = Men
W = Women
FS = Father/Son
MD = Mother/Daughter
MS = Mother/Son
FD = Father/Daughter
S = Singles
D = Doubles
Mxd = Mixed Doubles

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