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2012 ADULT LEAGUE

League season is May - July (Saturdays*) for men and women 18 years of age or older by year-end. The NTRP levels of play include 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0 for separate men's and women's divisions.  A player may play only one NTRP level above the player’s current NTRP level. 

Players with expired ratings will not be allowed to self-rate at a lower level than their last valid NTRP rating.  However, they will have the opportunity to file a self-rate appeal.  See ODTA Rules & Regulations below for changes affecting players 70 years of age or older, and players with Mixed Exclusive or Tournament Exclusive ratings.

A team match consists of (2) singles matches and (3) doubles matches, except 2.5 and 5.0 division, which plays one singles match and (2) doubles matches.  The match format is: Best of two sets, regular scoring, set tiebreak (first to 7 by a margin of 2) at 6-all, with a match tiebreak (first to 10 by a margin of 2) in lieu of a third set. The switching of sides for service during any tiebreak shall follow the Coman TieBreak Procedure.

The minimum number of players on a team is 8, maximum 16 players for the 3.0 - 4.5 divisions.  For the 2.5 and 5.0 divisions, the minimum number of players on a team is 5, maximum 16 players.  The League fee is $23 per player.

* Some Sunday matches may be required.   __________________________________________________________________________________________

2012 Flight Playoff Competition Format (Updated 6/21/12)

Flight playoffs will be single elimination when there are two or more flights in a playing level.  Teams will advance to flight playoffs according to the following:
  • When there are two or four flights in a level, first and second place teams will advance to the flight playoff.

  • When there are three flights in a level, second place teams will first play a round-robin and the winner of the round robin will advance to flight playoff with the first place teams.

  • Single Elimination Flight Playoff Semi Final Matches will be scheduled as follows:

    Two Flights (4 teams) - First place team of Flight A will play second place team of Flight B; first place team of Flight B will play second place team of Flight A.

    Three Flights (4 teams) - The three first place teams and the winner of the round-robin (see preceding bullet) will be randomly matched up, however, the second place team will not be matched up against the first place team of its flight.

    Four Flights (8 teams) - The four first place teams will be randomly matched up against the four second place teams, however, a second place team will not be matched up against the first place team of its flight.

  • The individual match scoring for flight playoffs will be the same as used for local league competition.
Note:  Head-to-head will still be used as the first of the procedures applied in the event of a tie between teams in a flight. (Oahu leagues only.) Click on the Captain & Player Toolkit below for Head-to-Head Tie Break Procedures FAQ.

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League Timeline 

  • Team Registration:  March 2 - April 6 at 6pm.
    On-Line Team Creation allows captains to register and obtain a team number from TennisLink.  To find out how to obtain your team number, click
    here to print the TennisLink instructions.  Non-playing captains and captains who choose not to use On-Line Team Creation can download and complete the Team Number Request form.  Click here to download the form.
     
  • Player Registration on TennisLink:  March 2 - May 4 at 6pm.
    Requests for deadline extension should be emailed to the Coordinator before May 4.  Notify the Coordinator of any player whose self-rating or medical appeal decision is pending.
     
  • Minimum Roster Deadline:  April 10.
    (5) players for 2.5 & 5.0 levels; (8) players for 3.0 - 4.5 levels. No transfers of players between teams after this date.  Requests for deadline extension should be emailed to the Coordinator before April 10.
     
  • Reserve A Court Deadline:  April 10.
    Click here for program information.
     
  • Refund Deadline:  May 4.
    Email refund requests to the Coordinator.  The $3 TennisLink fee is non-refundable.
     
  • League Season:  May 5 May 12 - July 21.  Good Luck and Play With Aloha!
     
  • Section Championships:  August 17 - 19 CORP
League Coordinator:  Charlene Matsuno adultleague2012@gmail.com   
Contact the Coordinator if you are a player looking to join a team or a captain looking for players.
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