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2015 ADULT 40 & OVER

League season is January - March (Saturdays*) for men and women 40 years of age or older by year-end 2015. 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.   

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.

Flight playoffs will be single elimination when there are two or more flights in a playing level. Winners of the flight playoffs will advance to section championships.  Refer to ODTA League Rules & Regulations 27.

The minimum number of players on a team is 8, maximum 16 players.  The League fee is $26 per player.

* Some Sunday matches may be required.

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Important Rule Changes for 2015

  1. 2014 teams that advanced to, or qualified for National Championships are allowed to move up an NTRP team level and play in another age group within the same division.

    Move Up/Split Up Table clarifies the levels 2014 National Championship players may participate in the 2015 Adult and Mixed division leagues.  

     
       Adult Championship Players Mixed Championship Players

  2. Players may move up and combine with no more than three national championship players who are playing in the same Division and NTRP level as the previous year (see Split Up Rule). Those players who participated on 2014 national championship teams at both levels within the same Division will be counted towards the Three Player Limit.

  3. No Three Player Limit for crossover between Adult and Mixed Divisions.

    a)  Any number of Adult National Championship players may play on a 2015 Mixed team only if they did not also advance to, or qualify for any 2014 Mixed National Championship.

    b)  Any number of Mixed National Championship players may play on a 2015 Adult team only if they did not also advance to, or qualify for any 2014 Adult National Championship.

  4. Move Up/Split Up requirements apply only to players who participated in 3 or more matches, excluding defaults, for that team during the championships year.

  5. All Divisions Split Up Rule (Three Player Limit):  No more than 3 players (2 for Adult 2.5 and 5.0+) who were on the roster of any team or combination of teams, that advanced to, or qualified for, any National Championship the previous year may play together in any age group within the same Division and NTRP level or lower NTRP level (if their NTRP rating allows) as the National Championship team.
    Move Up/Split Up Q&A

  6. Section Championship NTRP Dynamic Disqualification: Run dynamic calculations following the conclusion of the championship and disqualify those players who meet the criteria for NTRP Dynamic Disqualification. Matches played will stand but the disqualified players will not be allowed to continue or advance. HPS Regulation 2.04B(2)b & 2.04E(2)c.

  7. Medical Timeout: Added to ODTA League Regulations. A medical timeout consists of evaluation time plus a maximum of three minutes treatment time for a treatable medical condition. The maximum time allowed for evaluation and treatment is 15 minutes, at which time play must resume. This 15-minute time limit begins when the player requests a medical timeout. ODTA Reg 25, Friend At Court USTA Regulation III-E pg. 110.

  8. Rained Out Team Match: The teams should not wait more than 30 minutes past the original scheduled start time when there is a subsequent team match scheduled on the same courts. ODTA Reg 23.

  9. League Fee Refund:  a) The amount refunded will be the league fee less the $3 TennisLink fee and $3 processing fee.   b) The refund deadline is changed to one week before the published start of the league.

  10. Flight Playoff: The consolation round (3rd and 4th place) has been discontinued for the flight playoff.
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League Timeline 

  •  Team Registration:  November 10 - December 5 at 6pm HST
    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 10 - January 9 at 6pm HST
    Requests for deadline extension should be emailed to the Coordinator before January 9.  Notify the Coordinator of any player whose self-rating or medical appeal decision is pending.

     
  • Minimum Roster Deadline:  December 9 December 10
    (8) players. No transfers of players between teams after this date.  Requests for deadline extension should be emailed to the Coordinator before December 10.

     
  • Reserve A Court Deadline:  December 9  New Court Usage fee $75

Saturdays January & February - Radford High School & Leeward Community College
Sundays March - Castle & Kaiser High Schools, & Stevenson Middle School.

Click here to view RAC Facility Match Schedule.

Click here for New RAC Program information.  Click here for on-line RAC registration. 

  • Refund Deadline:  January 3
    Email refund requests to the Coordinator.  The $3 TennisLink fee & $3 processing fee are non-refundable.
     
  • League Season:  January 10 - March 29 (Saturdays 1/10 - 3/14; Sundays 3/22 - 3/29)  
     
  • Section Championships:  May 15 -17 Maui 
     
  • National Championship Information
League Coordinator: Gary Morio odtaleaguesmorio@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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