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1. Two hours are allotted for matches. Start matches on time (at 10 minutes after the beginning court time) and keep things moving - during warm-ups, water breaks, side changes and between points
2. The sequence of sets is Singles, Doubles and then Mixed Doubles. Line-ups will be exchanged at the beginning of the match (for Singles and Doubles) and before the 5th & 6th sets for Mixed. Each captain (or acting captain) will fill in the players’ names on the scorecard prior to the exchange. If only one scorecard is used, one team fills in the scorecard and the other captain names the players without seeing the entries.
3. There is no ad scoring in the singles and ad scoring in the doubles and mixed doubles.
4. Doubles will use no ad scoring if singles match time (including the initial warm-up) is one hour or more. Mixed Doubles will use no ad scoring if less than ˝ hour is remaining at the start of Mixed Doubles. If needed a switch to No-Ad in the middle of a set should occur at an even time – when all players have served the same number of times.
5. A match shall go into overtime when the team that is down wins the sixth set. It does not matter how many games behind the team is.
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Home / Away
7. Captains as well as acting captains must be on the team roster.
8. Spectators may not make line calls. Only the actual players in a given set may make such calls.
9. If you call a “let” on your opponents serve because the ball clipped the net you loose the point.
10. If there are problems with line calls, stop play until either the captains or/and acting captains) are available. As an alternative an independent line judge may be used.
11. Players and spectators on the court must be 18 years old.
12. Good Sportsmanship should always prevail. Please refer to The Code
II. Start Time and Warm-up:
1. Court fees must be paid before the match.
2. There is a ten-minute warm-up at the beginning of the match and a three-minute warm-up before each set.
3. If one team does not have a needed player fifteen minutes after the start of the match (on the court ready to play) they will forfeit sets until the player arrives or is ready.
- At 15 minutes after the start time singles is defaulted
- At 45 minutes after the start time doubles is defaulted
- At 1 hour after the start time the match is defaulted
4. An injury timeout may not exceed 5 minutes.
Matches may only be rescheduled due to weather or if the club is closed. Any captain unable to field a team at the scheduled time and date of the match must forfeit and provide notification to the other captain and the coordinator. Notification of match cancellation must also be provided to the league coordinator. The league coordinator will notify the club. Notification must be at least 48 hours prior to the match if two courts are being cancelled. If only one court will be cancelled, notification must be provided at least 24 hours prior to the match. If notification is not provided within the time frame, the captain shall be responsible for the cost of the courts..
Players may be self-rated. Any grievances regarding a player’s rating should be filed with the coordinator and with Gerry Cuva. The league reserves the right to verify a player’s rating and disqualify any player the director finds to be incorrectly rated.
V. Eligibility of Players:
1. Players must be registered on a team before playing a match. If the player is unable to complete the computerized registration process prior to the match, notification to the coordinator is sufficient as long as the player registers 48 hours after you have notify the coordinator. Unregistered player match results will not count.
2. Once a player plays for a TCTA team during a season, that player may not play for another TCTA team at the same level during that season. If a player does play for two TCTA teams at the same level, the sets in which the individual played for the second team will be forfeited.
3. A player must play in two TCTA matches during the season to qualify for any league play-offs or National Qualifiers.
4. Players must be 18 years of age or older to play at the 4.0 level and below. Players must be 16 years of age or older to play at the 4.5 level. However, to attend a National Qualifier, a player must be 18.
5. Teams may be comprised of players of varying levels. Listed below (VI. Examples of Hybrid Teams) are examples:
VI. EXAMPLES OF HYBRID TEAMS AT DEFERENT LEAGUE LEVELS
The following are examples for the 3.5 level:
(All remaining men must be 3.0. All remaining women must be 3.5 or 3.0)
(All remaining players must be 3.0)
(All remaining men must be 3.5 or 3.0. All remaining women must be 3.0)
The following are examples for the 4.0 level:
(All remaining men must be 3.5. All remaining women must be 4.0 or 3.5.)
(All remaining players must be 3.5)
(All remaining men must be 4.0 or 3.5. All remaining women must be 3.5)
NOTE: Teams comprised of players of varying levels may use any player in any match.