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2018 ADULT 55&OVER

League season is March - June (Sundays*) for players 55 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.

The minimum number of players on a team is 6, maximum 16 players.  The League fee is $28 per player.

Some Saturday matches may be required.

Major Regulation Changes

  1. Split Up (USTA 2.06A(2); ODTA 28)

    There are no longer any restrictions on the number of championship players who may play together in a different Age Group within the same Division and NTRP team level as the National Championship team(s) if their age and NTRP rating allows.  

    For example: An Adult 40&Over 3.5 team advanced to or qualified for the 2017 National Championship. In 2018 only three (3) players can play together on an Adult 40&Over 3.5 team, but all players on the championship team can play together on a 7.0 team in the Adult 55&Over or on a 3.5 team in the Adult 18&Over Age Groups.

    Players who advanced to or qualified for 2017 Adult National Championships in two or more Age Groups in the Adult Division and/or NTRP team levels within the same Adult Division Age Group must move up to the higher of the NTRP team levels in 2018 or be counted in the Three-Player limit.

    View the list of 2017 Adult Championship Players

  2. Team Match (USTA 2.01C(2); ODTA 22)

    For each team match, a majority of the individual matches (positions) must actually be played to constitute a valid team match. If one team does not have the minimum number of players, the opposing team will be credited with a total team default, and will win each individual match 6-0 6-0. If neither team has the required minimum number of players, the match shall be scored as a double team default, and neither team will receive credit for a win. In the case of an entire team default or double team default any individual matches actually played will only count for NTRP ratings and eligibility for advancement and cannot count for determining standings.
 

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 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 Retirements(ODTA 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 26)
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League Timeline 

  •  Team Registration:  January 25 - February 25 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 TennisLinkJanuary 25 - March 24 at 6pm HST
    Requests for deadline extension should be emailed to the Coordinator before March 24.  Notify the Coordinator of any player whose self-rating or medical appeal decision is pending.

     
  • Minimum Roster Deadline:  March 1
    (6) players. No transfers of players between teams after this date.  Requests for deadline extension should be emailed to the Coordinator before March 1.

     
  • Reserve A Court Deadline:  March 1 Court Usage fee $50

Castle and Kaiser High Schools, and Stevenson Middle School.

Click here to view RAC Facility Match Schedule.

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

League Coordinator: Annalyn Picken adulttennis@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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