USTA League Tennis

Adult League Regulations

SOUTH EAST TENNIS USTA LEAGUE

2014 Local League Rules

The South East Tennis League will abide by the 2014 USTA LEAGUE NATIONAL REGULATIONS, the 2014 SOUTHERN SECTIONAL REGULATIONS and the 2014 NORTH CAROLINA REGULATIONS in addition to THE RULES OF TENNIS IN THE FRIEND AT COURT as stated in “THE CODE”.

ADDITIONAL LOCAL RULES AND CLARIFICATION

The Local League Coordinator is the only one who can interpret Local League Rules in conjunction with the NC Director of Adult League Tennis.

USTA  MEMBERSHIP.

All players must be current members of the USTA through the respective league seasons. No renewals are allowed during the local league season. TennisLink will not let players register for a team without a current membership.

LEVELS OFFERED AND COURTS REQUIRED FOR EACH AGE BRACKET

18 & Over      3.0; 3.5; 4.0; 4.5;       (two singles & three doubles)

18 & Over      2.5; 5.0+; 5.5             (one single & two doubles)

40 & Over      3.0; 3.5; 4.0; 4.5+      (two singles & three doubles)

55 & Over      3.0; 3.5; 4.0; 9.0        (three doubles)

65 & Over      3.0; 3.5; 4.0; 9.0        (three doubles)

TENNISLINK

Rosters, scores and standings will be facilitated through TennisLink.  Captains and players may access TennisLink via wilmingtontennis.com or nctennis.com or by going to national.usta.com.  Local information is offered on the Wilmington site and the North Carolina site gives all the State information.

Captains must “Create a USTA Account” on the Home Page of TennisLink under “THIS IS YOUR LEAGUE”.  “login to your USTA Account”.  It is just a matter of giving your USTA number and e-mail address.  This gives captains information for their own team and other captains’ phone numbers.

SEASON DATES

The 2014 League Season will begin no sooner than February 24, 2014.  End of play dates are established by USTA North Carolina in order to have winners determined by State Championships.  All season matches and Playoffs (when needed) will end by the date required by North Carolina.  Your TennisLink Schedule will validate the end date.

2014 USTA League State Championships Schedule

2014 League State Championship

Date

Location

Adult 55 & Over

May 29 - June 1

Asheville

Adult 65 & Over

May 29 - June 1

Asheville

Adult 18 & Over

June 12 - 15

Winston-Salem

Adult 40 & Over

June 26 - 29

Lake Norman

 State Championship Information

For more information on each state championship, including schedules, hotel rates, standings and photos, click on the tournament links provided above as the tournament approaches or vist the state championship website at www.ncleaguetennis.com.

TEAM ENTRY ON TENNISLINK

Team registration for all age brackets will begin on January 6, 2014 at approximately 7pm. Captains will create their team on TennisLink under Quick Links (Online Team Creation) and receive a team number. It is important to make a written note of that team number to share with team members.  The league coordinator is the only one who can retrieve that number after registration.  The team name is derived by putting “U” (code for South East Tennis); the first initial of the captain’s first name and then the first two initials of the captain’s last name and then the captain’s last name.  Example:  UTMA MARTIN  (Tucker Martin is the Captain). Teams may have two captains but only one name is used for the team code.  If there are two captains, the name may be UTMA MARTIN/SULLEY. 

Please do not enter any team names other than that of the format above.  

Each player is responsible for entering themselves on the team roster and paying their own league fees via credit card.  All fees will be paid directly to TennisLink. 

PLAYER FEES:       $30.00 

 ($6.00 goes to NCTA, $3.00 fee will be charged by TennisLink and the remainder will return to the local league to pay Court fees and administrative items).  Individual players will not incur additional court fees.

ROSTER LIMIT.

North Carolina allows a maximum of fifteen (15) players on any team.  HOWEVER, the more players on a team, the less matches each player will be able to play.  It is NOT a requirement to have maximum on a team. 

USTA 18 & Over League 3.0; 3.5; 4.0 and 4.5 teams must have a minimum of eight (8) players registered by registration deadline to be considered a team.

USTA 18 & Over League 2.5; 5.0+ and 5.5 teams must have a minimum of five (5) players registered by registration deadline to be considered a team.

USTA 40 & Over League (all levels) must have a minimum of eight (8) players registered by registration deadline to be considered a team.

USTA 55 & Over League 3.0; 3.5; 4.0 & 9.0 must have a minimum of six (6) players registered by registration deadline to be considered a team.

USTA 65 & Over League 3.0; 3.5; 4.0 & 9.0 must have a minimum of six (6) players registered by registration deadline to be considered a team.

In order to qualify for “age requirements”, a player must turn that age within the year 2014.

PERCENTAGE OF PLAYERS ON LEVEL

South East Tennis requires that at least fifty (50) percent of the players on a team must be playing on level.  At the discretion of the League Coordinator, this rule may be altered. 

In accordance with USTA National Regulations, a player may play only one level above his or her current NTRP Rating (For example, a 3.5 player can play up on a 4.0 team, but cannot play up on a 4.5 team).

NEW OR CHANGES FOR 2014 NATIONAL REGULATIONS: below are 2014 changes or additions to National Regulations.  Please go to nctennis.com and read all National, Southern and North Carolina Regulations.

1.04D(5) Two Team Leagues: Reduced the required percentage of team members at the designated team NTRP level from 60% to 40%.

2.03H Procedures in the Event of a Tie: Moved “Head-to-Head” below “Winner of the most individual matches in the entire competition” and above “Loser of the fewest number of sets” in the order required to break a tie.

2.05E Promotion of Players 60 & Over and 65 & Over

• 2.05E(1): Decreased the age from 70 to 60 for players who are promoted and granted an appeal if they have a history of being at the same or lower NTRP level, without benefit of appeal, for their three most recent year-end ratings;

• 2.05E(2): Added new language to state that no player 65 or over will be given a published year-end NTRP rating level higher than his/her most recent valid year-end NTRP rating level although the player may appeal to move up.

*NOTE: The changes above to Reg. 2.05E will be applicable for play

in the 2014 Championship Year.

ROSTER DEADLINE

Rosters must be entered on TennisLink by midnight on January 26, 2014.  On that date, enough players must be entered on the roster to field a match (refer to above Guidelines).  Additional players may be added to rosters prior to their start of League play and no later than three weeks before the end of the season. End of the season is defined by the last “scheduled” match of that league.  TennisLink will be adjusted after scheduling is completed to allow for this deadline.  A player must meet the number of match requirements in order to advance to Championship Play.

A player may not participate in a match prior to registering on TennisLink.  Any matches played prior to registering, will be ruled as a default in that court.  Players who have not been entered on the roster by the entry deadline will not be allowed to play in the 2014 Season.

 

ONLY WITH APPROVAL FROM THEUSTA  NORTH CAROLINA DIRECTOR OF ADULT LEAGUE TENNIS WILL THE REGISTRATION DATE BE EXTENDED.

REFUND POLICY TENNISLINK

 All players requesting a refund of their Local Fees and State Head Tax charges will be given a refund when requesting prior to their team’s first match. The TennisLink fee is nonrefundable. Request should be submitted to the Local League Coordinator stating reason for refund. Local League Coordinator will hold all requests and submit one list to the State League Coordinator by the Refund deadline.

DAY FLIGHT

If a Day Flight is established, a playoff will take place between the regular flight and the day flight during the week of playoffs.  TEAMS SHOULD NOTIFY THE LEAGUE COORDINATOR IF THEIR TEAM CAN PLAY IN THE DAY TIME DURING THE WEEK.

AREA FLIGHTS

If area flights are established, a playoff will take place with all flights within the particular level.

SCHEDULES

Schedules should be followed as listed on TennisLink unless changes need to be made due to court problems or weather circumstances.  The Local League Coordinator may have to change schedules due to unforeseeable circumstances.  The Local League Coordinator is the only person who can make a schedule change.  Revised schedules will stand as the new schedule for any team involved. 

Please do not ask opposing Captains to change match times or dates.  The League Coordinator will not approve these changes to the schedule and it will put the other team in an awkward position.

GO HERE TO FIND MATCH SCHEDULES

Schedules can be found by clicking on your team name on My Tennis Page on TennisLink.  Click on your team name. The next page will have the words Match Schedule. Click on that option. Captains, who have appropriately registered on TennisLink, will be given the phone numbers for the other team captains.

SCORECARD EXCHANGE

Each scheduled match will have a “match number.”  Prior to the match, captains should obtain a copy of the Match Scorecard from the TennisLink system.  Go to TennisLink, click on the Match Schedule and click on the Match Number for the upcoming match.  This will give an option to print the scorecard.  This card should be filled in with the match lineup.

NEW FOR 2014 CAPTAINS WILL EXCHANGE LINEUPS TEN MINUTES PRIOR TO SCHEDULED MATCH TIME (THIS WILL INSURE THAT ALL TEAMS ARE READY FOR FIRST SERVE AT TEN MINUTES PAST SCHEDULED MATCH TIME).

ALSO NEW FOR 2014:  CAPTAINS WILL NOTIFY OPPOSING CAPTAIN JUST PRIOR TO EXCHANGE OF CARDS  IF THEY ARE FORFEITING A COURT.  At this time the other captain may change their lineup prior to seeing the forfeiting team’s line up. 

If players are not available at the time of the exchange, their names should be placed in a position that could be forfeited from the bottom up either in singles or doubles, and the opposing captain should also know this prior to exchange of lineups (without any names given).

In the event that a player is not ready to play by 15 minutes after the scheduled time, then that court becomes a forfeit win for the opposing team (unless the substitution rule below can be used). The player(s) who wins by forfeit must be available and ready to play and a court must be available for play.

SCORECARD SUBSTITUTIONS

After exchanging scorecards, no substitutions are allowed to be made except if prior to the start (first service attempt) of an individual match injury to, illness of, disqualification of, or no-show of a player occurs. The affected team may substitute a player who is not already on the scorecard and who is immediately ready to play. The line-up can be adjusted at the affected position only. The substituted player is entitled to a 5-munute warm up.

COURT CHOICE

Simultaneously with the card exchange, and BEFORE looking at the opponent’s scorecard, the HOME TEAM captain (as listed on the schedule) determines where each match is played (meaning which court; Example: 1st singles will be played on Court #2; 2nd singles will be played on Court #5, etc.).  PLEASE NOTE:  In the event that you are waiting on the previous matches to finish, you MUST begin on the first available court.  If this is the case, the 1st singles plays on that court; then 2nd singles on the next available court and proceed down the scorecard.

MATCH TIME

Captains will exchange lineups ten minutes prior to the scheduled match time. After exchanging lineups, captains should quickly give their players the opponent’s name(s) and assign their players to the proper courts.  (PLAYERS SHOULD INTRODUCE THEMSELVES TO THE OPPONENT AND SAY WHAT POSITION (example: 1st singles; 2nd doubles, etc.) THEY ARE PLAYING. It is very important to make sure players are playing the correct opponent.  Many sites have more than one match scheduled at the same time.)  If courts are available, warm-ups begin at the scheduled match time.  There is a ten (10)-minute warm-up period.  If players opt to go to the bathroom during this warm-up period, they do not get additional time to warm up.  Included in the warm-up time period is the time to take serves.  CAPTAINS: IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT THE WARM UP TIME IS OBSERVEDMatches must begin on time so that the next matches will not be delayed. 

IF A PLAYER ARRIVES TEN (10) MINUTES LATE, BUT BEFORE THE FIFTEEN (15) MINUTE DEFAULT TIME, THEN THAT PLAYER IS GIVEN ONLY FIVE (5) MINUTES TO WARM UP.

LINEUP STRENGTHS

A team’s lineup does not have to be listed in order of strength, except in plus (+) leagues, where, by regulation, the plus (+) players are restricted to play on designated courts (see NC Regulation II.B.). 

MATCH FORFEITS

A team MUST have three (3) courts playing (when team matches involve five courts) in order for the match to count (four (4) players on three courts can play a team match).  In three court matches, two (2) courts must be filled. 

If these conditions are not met, the entire match becomes a FORFEIT, with the opponents winning ALL courts.

TEAM DEFAULTS AFFECTING STANDINGS

In the event that a team defaults an entire team match during local play, the local committee will determine if these defaults have affected the local league standings in any way.  If it is found that the local league standings have been affected, then the matches of that team will be null and void.  If all teams in contention for advancement to the state championships have played the defaulting team in good faith, the matches stand as played. PLEASE NOTIFY THE LEAGUE COORDINATOR IF YOUR OPPONENT FORFEITS AN ENTIRE MATCH.

TEAM DEFAULTS

A team that forfeits two entire team matches in one season is disqualified for the remainder of the League season and all matches (played and scheduled) will revert to forfeits. An automatic grievance will be filed with the local Grievance Committee. The Grievance Committee will investigate and determine what action needs to be taken. Penalties may include denial of re-entry (as a team) into the Local League the next season and the stipulation that no more than three of the players that had played together on the disqualified team be allowed to play together on ANY level in the next season.

PLEASE NOTIFY THE LEAGUE COORDINATOR IF YOUR OPPONENT FORFEITS AN ENTIRE MATCH.

MATCH SCORING

The match winner will be determined by the best out of courts played for that level of play.  Individual courts will play best 2 out of 3 sets with a Match tiebreak (first to 10 by 2) in lieu of the third set. All tiebreaks use the Coman format.

COURT SURFACE

The court surface on public facilities will be hard.  The surface at Private facilities will be soft with the exception of the Country Club of Landfall where some play my take place on hard courts. 

BALLS

HOME TEAM provides the balls for play. 

 National Rule:  1.05 Official Ball: Clarifies that a standard Type 2 USTA approved ball must be used in USTA League matches and that any USTA “transition” ball is prohibited.

CLUBS

CHECK IN AT THE PRO SHOPS/OFFICE BEFORE MATCHES.  COURTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE MATCH TIME.  Do not expect to get on early unless you are invited to do so by the Club Officials. 

PLEASE NOTE:  CLUBS HAVE RULES ABOUT WHAT TYPE OF BEVERAGES OR FOOD MAY BE BROUGHT ONTO THEIR PROPERTY.  If it is confirmed that anyone on your team has brought alcohol to a private club, your team could receive a Grievance filed by the Local League Coordinator in conjunction with that Facility. 

PLEASE RESPECT THEIR RULES!

-Due to NC Liquor Laws, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are NOT allowed to be brought onto the Club premises.  Purchases generally can be made at the Club.

PUBLIC FACILITY RULES

As guest of the tennis facilities in our area, it is vital that we abide by each site’s rules.  Familiarize yourselves with the posted rules at these sites.  Please play on the courts reserved for League play, and be polite to others at the courts.  We cannot have League Tennis without the use of these sites.

Courts will have signage indicating that the courts are RESERVED FOR LEAGUE PLAY.  In the event that your court(s) have players on those courts, please be polite to those players.  Wait on a good stopping point in their play and then tell them that your team has a scheduled match.

 PLEASE DO NOT DEMAND ANYONE OFF THE COURTS!  Do not get into a confrontation.  If those players are not willing to leave, contact the League Coordinator.  This particular court can be played at a later date or at another site if you can find an available court.

CONTINUOUS PLAY AND REST PERIODS

After the first game of each set and during the tiebreak, play shall be continuous and the players shall change ends without a rest period.  All other changeovers within a set allow players a rest up to 90 seconds.  At the conclusion of each set, there may be a break of a maximum of 120 seconds from the moment the ball goes out of play at the end of the game to the time the ball is struck for the first point of the next game (in the new set).  NO COACHING IS ALLOWED!

BATHROOM BREAKS

Reasonable bathroom breaks are allowed at any time, but preferably should take place on an odd game changeover or between sets.  If a bathroom facility is not available at a site, then a player may leave to go to the bathroom.  No one should accompany a player but a partner or opponent.

COACHING

In the “tie-break in lieu of third set” format, NO COACHING is allowed at any time during the match.

NO ONE IS ALLOWED WITHIN THE FENCED COURT AREA EXCEPT THE PLAYERS WHO ARE “PLAYING” ON THAT COURT.  When players finish their match, they should exit the court immediately after the match.  NO OUTSIDE “ADVICE” OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED FROM ANYONE.  THIS INCLUDES LINE CALLS AND HELP WITH SCORING. 

CELL PHONES

Cell phones are not permitted to be turned on during play.  A player whose phone rings while a point is in progress will be warned that if it happens again, the opponent can claim the point.  It is perfectly legal to play a “let” if the ringing of the phone interferes with the play, however, the owner of the phone may not claim a “let”.  The penalty is only enforced on the court of the cell phone owner.

DRESS CODE

All players must wear PROPER ATTIRE during USTA League Matches.  Shirts must be worn at all times.  Women may NOT wear a sports bra that is not covered entirely or sports tights that are not covered by a skirt, shorts or warm ups.  PROPER SHOES must be worn.  Running, cross trainers or any other non-traditional tennis shoes are NOT permitted on soft courts.  A player may be asked to change shoes or not play if a club official deems the shoes inappropriate. Once the match has started, the player may change into the proper shoes, however if that player does not have the appropriate shoes available to finish the match, that match will be ruled a retirement.  It is wise to make sure players have on proper shoes prior to starting a match.  If the inappropriate shoes are discovered during warm ups, substitution of players may be made (provided the first server did not begin).

HOUSEKEEPING

Please remove all trash, ball containers, drinks, etc from the site.  Trashcans are available at all sites.  Not only is this respectful to the next teams, but we must respect the property we have been so generously given to use in our League.

FAIR CALLS

In accordance with “THE CODE” and in reference to “Line Calls”; when in doubt as to whether a ball is out or good, the call is always made in favor of your opponent.  Players who make intentional bad calls are cheating. 

SCOREKEEPING

After completion of the match, captains should verify scores to avoid disputes in score entry.  Captains will enter scores on the TennisLink system.  Either captain may enter the scores, but they must be entered and verified within 48 hours of match time.  Matches not entered could result in a Double Default.

To post the score, go to TennisLink and on your page under Quick Links, click on “Record a Score” on the right side of the screen.  Enter Match Number.  Select players in each position.  Follow the instructions given by TennisLink.  Double-check scores and players’ names. 

To confirm scores, go to TennisLink and click on “Record a Score” on the right side of the screen.  Enter Match Number.  Review scores.  Click “confirm”, if accurate.

Click “dispute”, if not accurate.  If not accurate, e- mail or call the other captain to discuss dispute, then both should e-mail the Local League Coordinator.  Please give the match number when asking that scores be corrected.

SCORES MAY BE ENTERED BY EITHER CAPTAIN AND MUST BE ENTERED WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT (48) HOURS OF THE SCHEDULED MATCH TIME, AND THE OTHER CAPTAIN WILL CONFIRM THE SCORES WITHIN (48) HOURS OF THE SCHEDULED MATCH TIME. If one team captain enters the scores and the other team captain does not verify or dispute within the 48 hours, then the scores will stand as originally entered.  It is in your team’s best interest to check all scores within the 48 hours.  Players are advised to check their scores within the time.  Ratings will be calculated weekly and correct scores are vital to the accuracy of the ratings.  The League Coordinator will not change incorrectly entered scores or incorrectly entered players unless notified within the 48 hours after the match.

 The League Coordinator will assess postponed matches due to inclement weather.  Weather-delayed matches must be completed within ELEVEN (11) days of the original date of the match.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

A match may be postponed due to inclement weather.  Captains will determine if the match needs to be postponed due to inclement weather.  Captains should monitor the weather conditions up to “one-hour” before the match and make the decision at that time.  (If the match is scheduled at a Club, the Club officials will determine if the courts are playable by their standards.  In some cases this may be up to 30 minutes prior to match time).

Teams who must travel forty-five minutes or more (either way) to play a match should make the inclement weather call two hours prior to match time.  If the courts are not playable two hours before the scheduled time, then make the decision at that time to NOT play the match.  Unfortunately, there will be cases where the weather deteriorates after the team is in route.    PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO WORK WITH EACH OTHER IN THESE CASES.

If the weather is Borderline - PLAY!  It is so hard to make up Matches.

NEW FOR 2014:

INCLEMENT WEATHER MATCH MAKE-UP PROCEDURES:   Once captains have agreed that court conditions are not playable, the match becomes a “Make-Up Match” and the following procedures occur: Captains will e-mail their lineup to the Rain Coordinator, Paula Sneeden, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on the same day of the scheduled match.  PLAYERS’ PHONE NUMBERS & EMAIL ADDRESSES MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE LINEUP.  When the Rain Coordinator has received BOTH line-ups, she will send a copy to both captains. 

Upon receiving the lineups, Captains notify their players and the players make contact with the opponent within twenty-four hours to schedule the make-up. Therefore all make up matches should be scheduled by the end of the next day after the original date of the match. CAPTAINS MUST MAKE SURE THEIR PLAYERS ARE SCHEDULING THESE MATCHES.   The match scores should be entered on TennisLink within eleven (11) days of the original date.

 Match Scores must be entered by or before the eleven days or the match becomes a double-forfeit.  The Local League Coordinator will closely monitor the match entering.  (IN THE EVENT THAT YOUR TEAM IS PLAYING A TEAM THAT INCLUDES THE RAIN COORDINATOR, SEND YOUR LINE-UP TO THE LOCAL LEAGUE COORDINATOR) ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). If you decide to exchange with each other, please notify the rain coordinator on the day of the match or she will expect to receive your lineup that day.  If you need help locating an available site for a whole match make up contact the league coordinator.

 CAPTAINS AND PLAYERS WHO DO NOT ABIDE BY THE MAKE UP PROCEDURES ARE SUBJECT TO A GRIEVANCE FILED BY THE LOCAL LEAGUE COORDINATOR AND THE ENTIRE MATCH COULD RESULT IN A MATCH FORFEIT. 

To insure that these matches get made up, please substitute if needed.  Lineups may not be switched around in a substitution situation.  A substitute is someone who was not on the original line-up.  If the make-up match is rained out, make every effort to play the match quickly and notify the Local League Coordinator that there has been a delay due to rain.

 Any team that does not show up for the assigned make-up date will lose by forfeit.

If the original match is in progress when the inclement weather begins, and conditions become unsafe (USE COMMON AND SMART SENSE), play stops.  The same lineup must be kept and play is continued when conditions are favorable. The score should be agreed on and recorded by the players at the time the match is stopped.  The same situations will begin when the play is made up even if in the middle of a game.  IN THIS SITUATION, PLAY MUST BE COMPLETED AND THE MATCH MADE UP WITHIN ELEVEN (11) DAYS OF THE ORIGINAL MATCH OR IT WILL BE SCORED A DOUBLE FORFEIT. Please notify the Local League Coordinator if your match was in progress and stopped due to inclement weather.

If players cannot agree on the surface for the make-up match, then the surface shall be the same as was originally scheduled.  DO NOT LET THIS BECOME A PROBLEM FOR MAKE-UP.  THE OBJECT IS TO “PLAY” THE MATCH AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE:  In the event it starts to rain and only some courts have started play, then the line-up for the courts that have NOT started may change.  In this case, the new line-up for the remaining courts must be submitted to the rain coordinator on the same day as the match.  She will send this to each captain.  Those players still must make up the match within the eleven-day period.  The courts that had started will continue where they stopped when the rain began. 

RETIREMENTS

If a player(s) is unable to complete the match, scores are recorded at that point.  However, the “non-retiring” player(s) receives the win.  The score is entered as it ended and the win is scored a “retirement” to the player non-retiring player.

 LEVEL WINNER WHEN FLIGHTS ARE USED

In the event that Flights are needed on any level, a Playoff at the end of the season will determine the Local League Winner. The Playoff format will be determined by the number of teams on the level and will be given to captains at the time schedules are published.

PROCEDURES IN THE EVENT OF A TIE AT THE END OF THE SEASON.

In the event that there is a tie at the end of the season, the tie will be broken by the procedure stated in the 2014 USTA LEAGUE TENNIS REGULATIONS:  new regulation:

a)    Winner of the most individual matches

b)    Winner of head to head match

c)    Loser of the fewest number of sets  

d)    Loser of the fewest number of games

e)    Toss of coin

GRIEVANCES

The procedures for filing a grievance are stated in the 2014 USTA LEAGUE TENNIS

REGULATIONS.  National Regulations are found online etc.

There is a $100.00 Filing Fee for any grievance filed by a captain or player in the South East Tennis Local League.  This fee, in the form of a cash payment, money order or official check made payable to GWTA, must be presented at the same time the Grievance Complaint is given to the Local League Coordinator.   If the Grievance Complaint is upheld through the entire process (including the Appeal Process), the fee will be refunded.

PROFANITY AND UNSPORTSMANLIKE BEHAVIOR

All players are under an official warning in reference to Unsportsmanlike Behavior.  The South East Tennis League will uphold a non-tolerance policy of unsportsmanlike behavior of any kind. Profanity WILL NOT be tolerated in USTA League play!  General behavior on the court and to the opponents is expected to be sportsmanlike at all times. Players who abuse these rules will suffer a penalty.   Opponents may file an official grievance against such player. The Local League Coordinator has the authority to file a grievance against such player.  Disqualification for further play in the League Season may be enforced if the Grievance Committee finds the complaint to be valid.  This is a recreational league.  Players should abide by the rules of tennis as stated in “THE CODE”. (A copy of “THE CODE” can be found in the NCTA website (nctennis.com).  “THE CODE” is the players’ guide for un-officiated play.  It is a good idea for each player to keep a copy of “THE CODE” and the Local League Regulations in his or her tennis bags.

NTRP DISQUALIFICATIONS AND APPEAL PROCEDURES

The procedure for NTRP disqualifications is spelled out in the 2014 USTA LEAGUE TENNIS REGULATIONS. National Regulations are found online.

ELIGIBILITY FOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

In order to advance out of local league to championship an individual player must have participated in two (2) matches on that specific team with no more than one (1) default counting.

65 & Over Players may qualify with one match (one default).

A local league shall consist of a minimum of two (2) teams at a specific level of competition.  Advancement to a State Championship is not permitted if this requirement is not met except for Adult 18 & over 5.5 teams and all 65 & over teams.

 

 

PLAYING ON TWO TEAMS AT STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Any player on two or more teams advancing to a North Carolina League State Championship may play for a maximum of two of those teams, unless those teams are in the same NTRP level (age division) (ex. Two 18 & Over  3.5 teams from different local leagues).

     -There will be NO special consideration in scheduling.

    - There is the possibility of several matches in 1 day.

     -The player is considered 2 different people, which requires separate championship fees.

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS CONFLICTS- RESCHEDULING MATCHES

A team that has four (4) or more players on a roster who are playing or working at a NC district, sectional, regional or national league championship and have a team match in conflict with these events may reschedule the match either by playing before the scheduled date or within 2 weeks after the scheduled match. The Captain of the team must notify the other team captain and LLC of the conflict before the scheduled match and work with both parties to reschedule the match within the above mentioned timeframe.

CAROLINA CUP PARTICIPATION

Carolina Cup is a North Carolina event that happens each year and is competition between the four regions of the state and divided into ages.  Players are invited to participate in this State Event.  In order to promote participation from players in our area,

Local teams who have at least four (4) or more players participating in the Carolina Cup (including working the tournament) may re-schedule the “affected courts” (players who are playing in the local tournament).  As many courts as possible should be played.  In the event that this affects the entire match, the match will be treated as a rain make up.

The Local League Coordinator must be notified of this conflict as well as the opposing captain within two weeks of the scheduled date.  The affected team will give the LLC the court positions that need to be re-scheduled.  The remaining courts will be played as scheduled.  The courts that need to be made up must be done within 11 days of the scheduled time.  The team requesting the re-scheduling must use the players who were participating in the tournament in the make-up match or default that court. 

The 2014 Carolina Cup will take place in April (date to be announced soon) and is located in Asheville, NC.  

LOCAL TOURNAMENT CONFLICTS

The support of Local Tournaments is very important in our tennis community.  Local teams who have at least five (5) players participating in local tournaments may re-schedule the “affected courts” (players who are playing in the local tournament).  As many courts as possible should be played.  In the event that this affects the entire match, the match will be treated as a rain make up.

The Local League Coordinator must be notified of this conflict as well as the opposing captain within two weeks of the scheduled date.  The affected team will give the LLC the court positions that need to be re-scheduled.  The remaining courts will be played as scheduled.  The courts that need to be made up must be done within 11 days of the scheduled time.  The team requesting the re-scheduling must use the players who were participating in the tournament in the make-up match or default that court.  

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LEAGUE TENNIS IS FOR FUN AND RECREATION.   OPPONENTS ARE PEOPLE WITH A SAME INTEREST.

SOUTH EAST TENNIS 2014 COMMITTEES

GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE                               GRIEVANCE APPEAL COMMITTEE

Brenda Bokano                                                        Charles Meier

Mike Koppenhafer                                                   Beverly Blalock

Dave Theisen                                                           Heather Smith

Dave Swart                                                               Randy Baker

Shari Murray                                                             Toppy Sayre

ADULT LEAGUE TENNIS COMMITTEE

Kenny Martin                        Paul Haskins                        Mike Koppenhafer

Roberta Phelps                    Judy Warhaftig         Joan Hlavna                                              

Brenda Bokano                    Mike Ryder                Debbie Dowd

Paula Sneeden                    Cheryl Matsche        Sue Bowyer

Anna Martin                          Carol Magyar            Carl Keller

USTA LOCAL LEAGUES COORDINATOR:             ANNA MARTIN

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