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2017 EKOLU LEAGUE

This is a mixed doubles league for men and women 18 years of age or older by end of league year.  League season is July - October (Saturdays*).  The NTRP levels of play are combined 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 and 10.0.  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: (1) men's doubles; (1) women's doubles and (1) mixed 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.

Move Up/Split Up: 2016 Ekolu League section champions must move up one level as a team or disperse to form new teams with no more than three players who were on the final roster at the conclusion of local league play on any single team for the 2017 Ekolu league season. Refer to HPS Rules & Regulations 2.06A

2016 Ekolu Championship Players

The minimum number of players on a team is 3 men and 3 women, maximum 16 playersThe League fee is $28 per player.

* Some Sunday matches may be required.

Major Regulation Change

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:  May 29 - June 29 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 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:  May 29 - July 28 at 6pm.
    Requests for deadline extension should be emailed to the Coordinator before July 28  Notify the Coordinator of any player whose self-rating or medical appeal decision is pending.
     
  • Minimum Roster Deadline:  July 3 - (3) men and (3) women.
    No transfers of players between teams after this date.  Requests for deadline extension should be emailed to the Coordinator before July 3.
     
  • Reserve A Court Deadline: July 3.  Court Usage fee $50
     

    Facilities: Castle & Radford 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:  July 22.
    Email refund requests to the Coordinator.  The $3 TennisLink fee & $3 processing fee are non-refundable.
     
  • League Season:  July 29 - October 14 
     
  • Section Championships:  December 2 - 3 at Kona

League Coordinator:  Rhoda Baron odtaleaguesbaron@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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