Team Registration Deadline is this Tuesday, Aug. 16

Schedules will be posted on or before Aug. 23.

Emails will be sent to all captains as soon as they are available.

East Texas USPTA 2022 Fall Adult Leagues

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Winning local teams advance to USPTA TEXAS STATE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS held in Houston at indoor facilities

January 20-23, 2023.

Larger leagues could begin as early as August 29 week – smaller leagues couple weeks later

AUGUST 16 (teams have at least 6 players by this date)

Last day to add players to rosters: Saturday, September 10

Monday – 4.0 Men & Women begins August 29 or later

Tuesday – 3.5 Men & Women begins August 30 or later

Wednesday – 4.5 Men & Women begins August 31 or later

Thursday – 3.0 Men & Women begins September 1 or later

All levels should be prepared to have scheduled matches on nights other than their regular night of play. Captains should get facility approval prior to registering a team to play out of a given facility.

USTA Membershhip & Team numbers are not needed for this USPTA leagues

Captains Register your team at EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com then have your players sign up!

Winning teams advance to the Texas State USPTA Team Championships to be played Indoors in Houston January 2023!

Questions on USPTA league:

League Coordinator:Jim Sciarro netxuspta@gmail.com

League Information: The East Texas USPTA adult league is open for all players ages 18 & above as of the end of 2022. Players do not have to be a member of the USTA or USPTA to participate. Teams consist of a minimum of 6 players eligible to compete at the team’s level of play. Teams may have no more than 1 player rated more than .5 below the teams level of play. ALL teams must have at least (4) players with a valid rating or self rating at the same level as the teams entered division of play. Please note the "MORE than .5 below". An example of this rule would be that a 3.5 team cannot have MORE than 1 player rated 2.5 or below. A 3.5 team could have several 3.0 players since 3.0 is not MORE than .5 below the 3.5 teams level of play. Players should play by their most recent published USTA rating. Any player who was DQ'd at any time after December 2021 ratings were published must play at that higher rating. If a player appealed his/her rating he/she must play by the appealed decision. If a player already has a self rating from earlier leagues and no published rating then that self rating must be used. Players with no rating may join any team he/she feels he/she is eligible for. Self rated players (following USTA NTRP guidelines) are subject to review and disqualification at any time by local USPTA pros committee. Ratings entered by players on their EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com account are not always current since they are entered by the player at the time he/she creates their account.

Team Registration: EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com will be used for all USPTA team registrations. All players should login to EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com and create a free account. When you fill out your free account information PLEASE be sure and fill out all information requested so we can contact you with schedule changes and league updates. All players must pay the $20 player fee during registration with a credit or debit card. When you register please be sure and write down your user ID and password. Duplicate accounts can cause problems with team scores so please don’t create two accounts. If you have forgotten your password please click the "email me my password" button so you do not end up with two accounts and not get credit for your matches played. After you register you should see your name on the team roster within a few hours.

To Captain a Team: If you will be captaining a team go to EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com and once you create your account if you don't already have one click on “Create New Team” and follow the steps. If your home court facility is not found please email Jim at tennishollytree@gmail.com and we will add your facility before you can complete the team registration process. Most East Texas area clubs and schools should already be in the database. Always try various spellings and words such as THE Cascades and not just Cascades to find your home courts. Once you have created your team follow the steps below to “join” the team. Forming your team and selecting yourself as a captain does not register you to “play” on that team but only to captain it. If you’re going to be a player you will need to “join the team” after creating the team. If you are only captaining the team and not playing on the team you do not need to "join" the team after registering to be the captain.

To Join a Team: Go to EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com and create a free account if you don't already have one. Click "email me my password" if you have an account but forgot your login information. Please do not create another account or your scores and matches will not be recorded properly. Please be sure and fill out all requested information so you can be contacted with league updates, schedules, scores, etc. Once you have created an account click on the red “Sign Up” button next to the division you would like to enter and select your captain’s name. Once you pay the $20 league fee you will be listed on the roster! There are no additional fees for the online registration. Follow these same steps if you would like to join another team at a different level of play. Refunds cannot be given for any reason but we will have the ability to move players from one team to another at no additional charge if necessary prior to the September 10 player add deadline and as long as they have not played a match.

League Details:

League format will be two lines of doubles play each week –

Line #1 worth 5 points and Line #2 worth 3 points for the win (captains must not only enter scores weekly but must also enter the points won).

Match starting times will be scheduled between 6:00 and 8:30 p.m

Facilities allowing several teams to play on a given night could have 8:30 match starting times which will follow the 6pm or 7pm matches.

Anyone with permission to reserve two lighted outdoor hard courts for the length of the season may form his/her own team. Facilities are not required to provide “warm up courts” prior to the match start time. Please check with your home facility for any policies they might have on requirements for forming teams.

The length of each league season will be based on the number of teams entered / some levels may be divided into two flights and some may have a playoff

Teams may have a few matches scheduled on days other than “normal” day of play - this is due to scheduling and court conflicts not a team’s choice

Winning teams will advance to the USTPA Texas State Team INDOOR Championships in Houston January 2023

Players must play at least two regular season local league matches (and at least one playoff match if applicable) to advance to state championships. If a team is scheduled to play 9 or more matches then a player must play in at least (3) regular season matches + a playoff match if applicable in order to advance to the state championships. Defaults do not count as a match played. Please don’t wait until the end of the season if you're concerned about getting in your two matches.

. All matches will be 2 out of 3 tie-break sets with a 10-point super tiebreak for split set matches

Home team is responsible for providing new balls for each home match and home captain should enter the match results within 24 hours following the match.

For larger schedules mandatory rain make up dates will be listed on the website. Please try to make up your rain outs as soon as possible. Teams are not permitted to reschedule matches for any reason other than wet courts unless both teams agree to AND play the match PRIOR to the scheduled date. For no reason other than weather related issues should a match be postponed to be played at a later date unless rescheduled by or with the league coordinator.

Teams will receive 5 points for winning line #1 and 3 for line #2. If one line must be defaulted the defaulting team must default line #1.

It is out of courtesy that the defaulting team notify the opponents about the default but it is not mandatory.

Players are permitted to play on as many teams as desired but only one team per level. Playing on two teams is not a reason to call your opponent and try to reschedule a team match even if both matches happen to be scheduled for the same time. If a team defaults both lines in a given match the team will receive a -6 for their score. All teams (Including 4.5 levels) must have at least (4) players rated at the team’s level of play to compete at a higher level than the majority of players listed on the roster. Teams may only have (1) player rated more than .5 below the teams level of play.

The local grievance committee will consist of (3) local USPTA pros. Please send emails to league coordinator at netxuspta@gmail.com within 24 hours of the issue.

All captains must have a minimum of 6 players registered by Tuesday, August 16. The league coordinator will have the ability to move players to other teams by request but no refunds will be given once a player has registered and paid online. Teams may continue to add players until September 10, 2022.

League Play Begins:

NOT BEFORE THE WEEK OF AUGUST 29:

Monday 4.0 M&W, Tuesday 3.5 M&W, Wednesdays 4.5 M&W, Thursdays 3.0 M&W

Depending on number of teams at each club teams may be scheduled on days other than those above

Please call or email League Coordinator Jim Sciarro if you have any questions:903.245.0482 or netxuspta@gmail.com.

Revised: 11/17/2021



Last change: 08/09/22

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