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2020 LEAGUE REGULATIONS

MAJOR CHANGES FOR 2020

  1. Changing Adult 40 & Over format for National Championships to: 1 singles, 3 doubles. HPS/USTA Regulations 1.04A; ODTA 11 & 16

  2. Players must be 18 years of age prior to participating in the USTA League program. This regulation shall also apply to the Ekolu 18 league.  HPS/USTA League Regulations 1.04E(3); ODTA 12

  3. Eligibility to advance to National Championships for self-rated and computer-rated appealed players requires playing at least four (4) matches on the same team at the same level in the same Age Group. No defaults received count. HPS/USTA League Regulations 2.03A(4); ODTA 26 

    Sectional Championships and below: Hawaii Pacific Section elects to have self-rated and computer-rated appealed players to play at least three (3) matches on the same team to advance to Sectional Championships and below.  Of those three matches, no defaults received shall count.  Championships include local (flight) playoffs, district playoffs and Sectional Championships.  This does not apply to the Ekolu 18, Ekolu 55, and Adult 65 leagues.

  4. Below level players are not allowed to play #1 positions when participating in 5.0 and 4.5 (+) level matches. HPS/USTA League Regulations 2.01A; ODTA 11

18 & Over 5.0+.  Only one 5.5 level player shall be allowed to play in a team match and shall be required to play in the #1 position, either singles or doubles. A player who is rated 4.5 is not eligible to play in the #1 singles position.

40 & Over 4.5+.  Only one 5.0 level player may participate in a team match and may only play in the #1 position, either singles or doubles. A player who is rated 4.0 is not eligible to play in the #1 singles position.

Note: If the NTRP ratings of the players available and on-site for a team match would result in an individual match default at the #1 position(s), a lower (below) level player may play at the #1 position(s), provided no available at level player is playing below the #1 position(s). In such case(s), the above-mentioned restrictions shall be waived.

  1. Clarifying language regarding players re-entering leagues with expired NTRP ratings.  A player without a valid NTRP rating level in TennisLink, a returning player with an expired NTRP rating level, a Tournament Exclusive (T) rated player or a Mixed Exclusive (M) rated player who does not have a valid computer (C) rating from a previous year and chooses to participate in the Adult Division, must self-rate to be assigned a new rating, reassigned to their last expired rating or a higher rating based on their playing history to enter the USTA League Program.  HPS/USTA League Regulations 1.04F; ODTA 6

  2. Head-to-head tie-break procedures clarified.  Winner of head-to-head match between the tied teams only if all tied teams have played each other and one team defeated all the teams that are tied.  HPS/USTA League Regulations 2.03H; ODTA 16

  3. The Championship Committee has the authority to file a grievance when match default(s) given by a team has a material impact on the championship’s standings. HPS/USTA League Regulations 2.03K

  4. New Ekolu 55 & Over League. ODTA only mixed doubles league for men and women 55 years of age or older by end of league year.  Levels of play: 6.5, 7.5 and 8.5.  Pro-set match scoring format.  ODTA 11

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