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2013 ADULT 40 & OVER

League season is January - March (Saturdays*) for men and women 40 years of age or older by year-end 2013. The NTRP levels of play include 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5+ for separate men's and women's leagues. A player may play only one NTRP level above the player's current NTRP level.

The 4.5+ level may have up to two 5.0 players on a team roster. Both 5.0 level players may participate in a team match and may only play in the #1 position, either singles or doubles.   

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.

For 2013 only, Move-Up/Split Up will not apply to 2012 adult, senior and super senior national championship teams that form new teams in the Adult 40 & Over league.  2013 USTA League Major Regulation Changes for 2013.

A team match consists of (2) singles matches and (3) 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.  The League fee is $23 per player.

* Some Sunday matches may be required.   __________________________________________________________________________________________

2013 Flight Playoff Competition Format

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.

  • Final & Consolation Rounds.  The winners of the semi final rounds will advance to the final round to determine the District Flight Champion.  New The non-winning teams in the semi final rounds will playoff for 3rd and 4th place.
     
  • 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:  November 9 - December 7 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:  November 9 - January 4 at 6pm.
    Requests for deadline extension should be emailed to the Coordinator before January 4.  Notify the Coordinator of any player whose self-rating or medical appeal decision is pending.
     
  • Minimum Roster Deadline:  December 11.
    (8) players. No transfers of players between teams after this date.  Requests for deadline extension should be emailed to the Coordinator before December 11.
     
  • Reserve A Court Deadline:  December 8. Extended to December 13.
    Click here for program information.
     
  • Refund Deadline:  January 4.
    Email refund requests to the Coordinator.  The $3 TennisLink fee is non-refundable.
     
  • League Season:  January 5 - March 2.  Good Luck and Play With Aloha!
     
  • Section Championships:  May 18 -19 Maui
     
  • National Championship Information: Click here to view
League Coordinator:  Charlene Matsuno odtaleaguesmatsuno@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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