Rules

1. General Information

a. Cost: $40.00 (per person)
b. Players can register up to 2 times and play in 2 different divisions if they register with players of 2 different ability levels.
c. Balls and court fees are included in the league fee. Balls will be located at the lobby desk at the facility you are playing at.
d. You are welcome to keep the balls but if you are only going to dispose of them please turn them into the lobby desk to help the club you are playing at.
e. Registration deadline is Tue, August 4, 2020 9:00:00pm
f. Schedule to be posted Tue, August 4, 2020.

2. Mixed Doubles Teams

a. Teams will consist of two players.
b. Teams will be placed in divisions (if there are enough teams) based on their combined ratings from UTR and/or Tennisrecord.
c. Partners do not have to have the same NTRP level to play together.
d. At this time there are no separate age divisions.

3. League Format

a. Divisions may be flighted or unflighted.
b. 5 matches with approximately 1 match per week.
c. Additional match or matches for playoff round for teams qualifying and choosing to participate.
d. Division winners will be determined in the following order: most wins, most matches played (defaults count as match played for team receiving default but not as match played for team defaulting), least sets lost, highest games wpct, and method to be determined if still tied.
e. For calculating sets won/lost or games won/lost in the standings a default counts as a 6-0, 6-0 win for the team receiving the default or a 6-0, 6-0 loss for the team defaulting.
f. For calculating sets won/lost or games won/lost in the standings where there is a retired match the team winning the retired match will be assumed to have won all of the remaining unplayed sets/games to complete the match. For example, if a team were winning a match 6-2, 3-1 but was forced to retire the assumed calculated score would be 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 such that the trailing team would have won all of the remaining games in the match.
g. Prizes TBD for each division.

4. Surface

a. Court surfaces will be either clay or hard. The court surface may vary depending on court availability.
b. The league is an outdoor league. In the case of inclement weather players can move their match inside at their own discretion and their own expense.

5. Schedule

a. Matches will be Sat, August 8, 2020 - Fri, September 18, 2020. Playoff round will be Sat, September 19, 2020 - Sun, September 20, 2020.
b. Matches will begin at 6:00 pm or 6:30 pm for weeknight play. Weekend play can be any time on Saturday and will begin after 12:30pm on Sunday.
c. You are required to arrive 15 minutes before your match begins.
1. If you are 5-10 minutes late it cuts into your warmup time and you will be expected to begin play upon your arrival.
2. If you are 15 minutes late your match will be defaulted.
d. Players will be given the opportunity to specify a limited number of dates in which s/he is unavailable upon registration (or shortly after).
e. Teams may not be scheduled to play on the same day/time each week.
f. Matches will only be rescheduled due to weather.
1. Players should give a maximum of 15 minutes from match time for a court to dry before rescheduling.
2. Any player on the 2 teams playing can request a reschedule of a match if the temperature is not at least 45 degrees at the start of match time.
3. Please refer to our substitution policy if you are unavailable to play a scheduled match.
g. Locations of Play - TBD.
h. Please confirm your assigned court at the lobby desk when arriving to play your match.

6. Match Format

a. Best 2 out of 3 sets with a 10 pt tiebreak in lieu of 3rd set. Maximum of a 10 minute warm-up beginning at match time (or when court becomes available). Please note, if a player is late to the match, the warmup time is not extended for the late player.
b. Players will be responsible for making his/her own line calls fairly.
c. This is meant to be a fun league and a high level of sportsmanship is expected of all players and their fans.
d. All disagreements will need to be solved between the players on the court.

7. Substitution Policy

a. If a player needs to miss a match due to unforeseen circumstances, they may obtain a substitute player to play in their place. Certain conditions must be met before someone can play as a substitute.
1. The substituting player will need to be the same gender and NTRP level or no more than 1/2 point lower as the player s/he is replacing for the given match.
2. The substitute player should sign up on the site prior to the match if they do not have a login/account to the site. They do not pay for the league but they need to be signed up on the site.
3. A player can substitute as many times as they like for as many teams as they want.
4. If a player is already on a team in a given division they can not substitute for another team in the division. A player on a team can substitute for a team not in the same division as any team they are on.
c. Each team is only allowed 2 substitutions in total for the league or the team will no longer be eligible for the playoff round. Both substitutions can be used in the same match, in separate matches, by the same player, or by separate players. After 2 substitutions are used teams are expected to continue to play their remaining matches and/or find more substitutions as necessary.
d. A player can substitute as many times as they like for as many teams as they want.
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