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2019 EKOLU 55+ LEAGUE

This is a mixed league for men and women 55 years of age or older by end of league year.  League season is October - December.  League matches are on Sundays*There is no sectional championship for this league.

The NTRP levels of play are combined 6.5 and 7.5.  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., 7.5 doubles partners could be a combination of a 4.0 player with a 3.5 partner, or two 3.5 players).  The minimum NTRP level for 6.5 is 2.5; 7.5 is 3.0.  

Year-end ratings published after the league has started will not affect a player’s eligibility to continue to play on that team. For example: A player who registered on a team as a 4.0 but received a year-end rating of 4.5 may continue to play as a 4.0.

A team match consists of: (1) men's doubles; (1) women's doubles and (1) mixed doubles matches. Individual match scoring format: Pro-set (first to 8 by a margin of 2), regular scoring, with a tiebreak (first to 10 by a margin of 2) at 8-all. The switching of sides for service during the tiebreak shall follow the Coman Tiebreak Procedure.

  • Pro-set (first to 8 by a margin of 2) TennisLink winning scores: 9-7; 8-6; 8-5; 8-4; 8-3; 8-2; 8-1; and 8-0.
  • The tiebreak (first to 10 by a margin of 2) at 8-all is the same as the match tiebreak played in all ODTA leagues. TennisLink winning score is 9-8.
  • Regular scoring at 40-40 (deuce) is the same as in all ODTA leagues: Doubles team must win 2 points in a row to win the game.
  • Changing ends during the set is the same as in all ODTA leagues: Players change ends after the 1st, 3rd and every subsequent odd game.

The minimum number of players on a team is 3 men and 3 women, maximum 16 players.  Move Up/Split Up does not apply to this league.  The League fee is $23 per player.

* Some Saturday matches may be required.

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, set breaks, and bathroom 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: September 23 - September 30 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 TennisLinkSeptember 23 - October 12 at 6pm.
    Requests for deadline extension should be emailed to the Coordinator before the deadline .  Notify the Coordinator of any player whose self-rating or medical appeal decision is pending.
     
  • Minimum Roster Deadline: September 30 (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 the deadline.
     
  • Refund Deadline: October 11 
    Email refund requests to the Coordinator.  The $3 TennisLink fee & $3 processing fee are non-refundable.
     
  • League Season:  Sundays October 13 - December 15
     
  • Section Championships:  None

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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