Palo Alto, CA - Universal Tennis is announcing the launch of a new game called UTR Dingles on its tennis software platform.
Universal Tennis, the company behind the gold standard UTR Rating, is on a mission to grow the sports of tennis and pickleball through innovative events, a global digital marketplace, and level-based play. Adding UTR Dingles to its platform expands its already extensive tennis products and initiatives.
“You can play it at literally all levels,” said former world No. 2 Tommy Haas. “It’s a great equalizer. You can imagine, when you take the serve out, how many good rallies and points you’re going to have with UTR Dingles.”
In January, UTR Dingles was displayed at the Australian Open's Tennis Plays for Peace charity event, with the sport's biggest stars competing in an exhibition of the singles and doubles hybrid game. Coco Gauff, Andy Murray, Alexander Zverev, Marta Kostyuk, Dayana Yastremska, and Frances Tiafoe all put on a show inside Rod Laver Arena.
Fundamental to Universal Tennis is the UTR Rating, which is considered the gold standard and provides the most accurate measure of a player’s true skill level. Every player can have a rating regardless of age, gender, or location - totally free. Players who compete in tournaments will most likely already have a UTR Rating. All players can claim their profile or sign up for a new account 100% free of charge at UniversalTennis.com.
Providers can host UTR Dingles events by simply selecting the game type when they set up registration for events. Players can use the Create Play feature to host their own games with friends or within their community groups. Hosting UTR Dingles events will be possible at no additional cost to existing premium customers. All scores can be posted to Universal Tennis for free, no Verified fees will apply.
“UTR Dingles opens doors for providers to attract many more players by tapping into the fun of the sport,” said Universal Tennis CEO Mark Leschly. “Adding it to the Universal Tennis app enables players to work on various skills in a friendly, social environment that provides alternatives to traditional tournaments, and lesson and clinic programming.”
Here is how UTR Dingles works. To start, two players on the same team feed in cross-court rallies and play out half-court points. When a cross-court singles point ends, the winning team calls out, “Dingles!” The ball that is still in play immediately evolves into a normal full-court doubles point. A team must win both balls to score a point. Game scoring is flexible and can be played first to 5, 7, 11, or even 21 points.
Click here to learn more about UTR Dingles and to view the complete rules.