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2017 ADULT 65 & OVER

League season is August - October (Sundays) for players 65 years of age or older by end of league year.  The NTRP levels of play are combined 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0 for separate men's and women's leagues.  The NTRP difference between doubles partners may not exceed 1.0, and the combined NTRP level of the doubles partners may not exceed the level at which the team is competing (i.e., 7.0 doubles partners could be a combination of two 3.5 players, or a 4.0 player with a 3.0 partner, or a 3.0 player with a 3.5 partner). 

A team match consists of (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.

A player must play at least 2 matches (1 default received) on the same team to advance to Section and National Invitational championships. Move Up/Split Up does not apply to this league.
 
The minimum number of players on a team is 6, maximum 16 players.  League fee is $28 per player.
 

Major Regulation Changes

  1. 2017 year-end ratings for players 65 & older who are moved up will be published; automatic appeal will be granted upon request (through TennisLink auto-appeal function). NTRP Disqualification procedures will apply. USTA Reg 2.05E(2); ODTA League Rules & Regulations 6

  2. ODTA Rule Change: The LLC shall reschedule the date, time and location of a team match involving a team with 4 or more players who will not be available because of Section or National championship competition. The captain must contact the LLC to request the reschedule at least two weeks before the originally scheduled match date.  The LLC will notify the captains of the date, time and location of the rescheduled matchODTA League Rules & Regulations 23

Reminders to Captains & Players

  1. Withholding pertinent information when self-rating is an egregious act and a violation of National Regulation 1.04E(4) (Player Agreement) and can lead to consequences. Sanctions may include suspension from USTA League Tennis for the captain, player and team. Captains do not self-rate players. Players should do their own self-rating according to the General & Experienced Player Guidelines.

  2. No coaching allowed at any time during a match.  Cell phones and other electronic communication devices may not be used at any time during a match (including warm-up, change-overs and set breaks). ODTA League Rules & Regulations 21

  3. For each team match, a majority of the individual matches (positions) must actually be played to constitute a valid team match. The maximum number of positions that can be defaulted in a team match and the number of positions that must actually be played without defaulting the entire team match are shown in Defaults and RetirementsODTA League Rules & Regulations 22; HPS 2.01C(2)

  4. Warning: Captains and players can be sanctioned for falsifying USTA League match scores and/or reporting matches in TennisLink that were not actually played.  Individuals found in violation can receive sanctions that include being denied the opportunity to advance to championships, suspension from USTA League play and captains being prohibited from captaining teams.  This is a recreational league and unethical and unsportsmanlike behavior of any individuals associated with USTA League Tennis will not be tolerated. HPS Player Guide; ODTA Rules & Regulations 26
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League Timeline 

  •  Team Registration:  June 27 - July 27 June 27 - July 12 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 complete the Team Number Request form and email to the Coordinator.  Click here to complete the form. Note: Use Internet Explorer or Google Chrome (the form is not compatible with MS Edge).
     
  • Player Registration on TennisLink:  June 27 - August 26 June 27 - August 12 at 6pm HST.
    Requests for deadline extension should be emailed to the Coordinator before August 26.  Notify the Coordinator of any player whose self-rating or medical appeal decision is pending.

     
  • Minimum Roster Deadline:  July 31 July 16
    (6) players who can combine and play. No transfers of players between teams after this date.  Requests for deadline extension should be emailed to the Coordinator before July 31.
  • Reserve A Court Deadline: July 31 July 16 Court Usage fee $50
     

    Facilities: Castle & Kaiser High Schools; & Stevenson Middle School

    Click here to view RAC Facility Match Schedule.

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

  • Refund Deadline:  August 20 August 6
    Email refund requests to the Coordinator.  The $3 TennisLink fee & $3 processing fee are non-refundable.
     
  • League Season:  Sundays August 27 - November 5 August 13 - October 15
     
  • Section Championships:  December 16 - 17  November 11 & 12 UH Manoa 
     
  • National Invitational Championship: Surprise, Arizona

January 12-14, 2018 (6.0 & 8.0)  January 19-21 (7.0 & 9.0) 

League Coordinator: Sara Yoshinaga yoshinaga@hawaii.usta.com          
 
Contact the Coordinator if you are a player looking to join a team or a captain looking for players.
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