• January 6, 2024
  • All Day
  • Junior Team Tennis (Saturdays at 1:00pm)
  • USTA Atlanta

Contact event manager

1 2 3 4

Book your tickets

No products in the cart.

Back Checkout
Thank you Kindly

2024 USTA (Winter): Junior Team Tennis (Saturdays at 1:00pm) – Play Begins

All Day
January 6, 2024

000000

USTA Atlanta

Organizer's other events

Winter USTA Junior Team Tennis Saturdays

Registration Opens: Monday, October 14, 2023
Registration Closes: Wednesday, December 4, 2023
Play Begins: Saturday, January 4, 2024
Play Ends: Saturday, February 15, 2024
Playoffs: Saturday, February 22, 2024
City Finals: Saturday, March 1, 2024

Age Groups: 8U*, 10U*, 12U, 14U and 18U

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

Minimum of 4 boys and 4 girls per team

*8U and 10U are gender neutral; 4 player minimum

USTA Junior Team Tennis brings kids together in teams to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles against other teams. It promotes social skills and important values, it creates a spirit of cooperation and unity, as well as individual self-growth. Also, it’s a fun environment for kids in which they learn that succeeding is really more about how they play the game – win or lose. 

Junior Team Tennis offers the best deal in town! 

The cost for a child to participate in the summer or winter season of USTA Junior Team Tennis in Atlanta is only
$24.15!  USTA Junior Membership is required but there is no longer a membership fee for junior players!

League Fee Breakdown:

USTA Atlanta Local Fee………………..$21.00 
TennisLink Online Registration……….$3.15

WINTER JUNIOR TEAM PATHWAY

Winter 2024 JTT Pathway.jpg

RULES FROM THE USTAATLANTA WEBSITE:

Winter 2024 USTA Junior Team Tennis League Rules
1. TENNISLINK
Registration for teams and players must be submitted online using the TennisLink program –
http://teamtennis.usta.com.
Teams will be responsible for the accuracy of their information. Once a player is added on TennisLink,
there are no refunds, under any circumstances. Please check all player eligibility requirements PRIOR to
registering the player. Any questions or concerns should be addressed prior to registering on TennisLink.
2. SAFEPLAY PROCESS
As a captain, you MUST complete the SafePlay process before you will have access to create a team in
TennisLink. If you are a returning captain, you can go to https://usta.com/safeplay to check your status.
Please check your expiration date as you will be LOCKED OUT of TennisLink if you don’t renew before
the expiration date. To complete the SafePlay process, follow the steps here:
https://customercare.usta.com/hc/en-us/articles/360041617612-How-to-Become-Safe-Play-Approved-
Renew.
You must be approved before you can create a team in TennisLink and the screening approval can take
up to 10 business days. We cannot guarantee team entry if the screening is not submitted with enough
time for clearance and team submission.
3. AGE ELIGIBILITY
All players participating in the Winter season must remain age eligible through August 31st of the
Championship Year.*
*8U – REMAIN 8 OR YOUNGER THROUGH FEBRUARY 17, 2024 (end of winter season)
10U – BORN SEPTEMBER 2013 & YOUNGER
12U – BORN SEPTEMBER 2011 & YOUNGER
14U – BORN SEPTEMBER 2009 & YOUNGER
18U – BORN SEPTEMBER 2005 & YOUNGER
4. LEVEL ELIGIBILITY
*Important to read before leveling your team or registering for a team.
*
The USTA Junior Team Tennis play levels are defined as Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Please
read the guidelines below to determine the appropriate level for all players on your team. When
leveling teams and creating divisions, we work with who has registered for the season. Teams may be
placed in a higher level at the coordinator’s discretion, if this needs to occur to create a complete
division, the team captain will be notified by a coordinator.
Beginning Fall 2023, the SJTTL programs in USTA Southern will use the ITF World Tennis Number to
promote level based play across the Section.
● 40-1 scale, with 40 (minimum) being a beginner player and 1 (maximum) being an elite
professional.
● Players will have a separate WTN for singles and doubles rating. The registration platform
only considers a player’s Singles rating at time of registration.
● Players with a low confidence factor will have the option to sign up in any division.
● Players can locate their rating as well as JTT Results within their usta.com profile.
● Junior Rating Search (tennislink)
● Junior Player Search
● Request to change WTN Number
The rating bands for SJTTL are as follows:
Division Eligible WTN Range Ineligible WTN Range
12 & Under Beginner 40-31 30.9-1
12 & Under Intermediate 40-29 28.9-1
12 & Under Advanced 40-1 NA
14 & Under Beginner 40-29 28.9-1
14 & Under Intermediate 40-27 26.9-1
14 & Under Advanced 40-1 NA
18 & Under Beginner 40-27 26.9-1
18 & Under Intermediate 40-23 22.9-1
18 & Under Advanced 40-1 NA
In 12U divisions, a player may play Green or Yellow based on PlayTracker regulations/allowances. For
more information, please visit: https://netgeneration.usta.com/us-en/the-net-generation-
playtracker.html
In 10U divisions, a player may play Green or Orange based on PlayTracker regulations/allowances. For
more information, please visit: https://netgeneration.usta.com/us-en/the-net-generation-
playtracker.html
5. LEAGUE FORMAT (Court Size and Ball Color)
Division Level Court Ball Racquet
8U BEG
INT
36’ RED
Must be 23” or
smaller*
10U
BEG
INT
60’ ORANGE
Must be
25″ or smaller*
10U ADV 78’ GREEN
12U
BEG
INT
78’ GREEN
12U ADV 78’ YELLOW
14U
BEG
INT
ADV
78’ YELLOW
18U
BEG
INT
ADV
78’ YELLOW
*If a player does not have a proper size racquet, a racquet should be borrowed from another player for
the match.
6. COURTS
Each team must guarantee use of at least two (2) courts at the same address and of the same surface.
As a courtesy to your opponents, you should advise them in advance if using clay courts. Scheduling
cannot accommodate any more than 2 teams per multiple of 2 courts. Example: 2 courts available, 2
teams permitted; 4 courts available, 4 teams permitted; 6 courts, 6 teams permitted, etc.
If you would like to update your JTT court availability, please email Amanda Hunt
([email protected]) with the facility and number of courts available for Junior Team Tennis by
December 1st. This will help when scheduling numerous teams at a facility.
7. TEAMS/ PLAYING TWICE
12U/14U/18U – Each roster must be submitted with a minimum of 8 players, 4 boys and 4 girls.
10U – Each roster must be submitted with a minimum of 4 players, any combination of boys/girls.
8U- Each roster must be submitted with a minimum of 4 players, any combination of boys/girls.
Any two players may play two positions per match (referred to as “playing twice”). Note: This rule has
been updated in an effort to better help teams avoid forfeits. The same players may not play twice in
more than two matches per season. Abuse of this rule will result in a loss of points. Playing twice will
not be permitted in the playoffs or City Finals. In order to avoid forfeits, it is recommended to have
more than the required minimum on your roster.
**PLAYING ON MULTIPLE TEAMS** – Players may play on two junior USTA Atlanta rosters per season.
Players that are on two rosters in the same season must play in two different age groups. In addition,
both teams must be at or above the player’s skill level. Players that are found to be registered on two
teams within the same age group will be removed from the team that they last registered for. Any
matches played for that team will be scored as defaults.
8. ADD-ONS
A team can add any number of players throughout the season. Players must check the level eligibility
guidelines before registering for the team. Abuse of this rule may result in disqualification and loss of
all points won by that player. Captains are responsible for the accuracy of the skill level of their added
players.
Add-ons will be accepted up until the last regular season match. However, a player must have credit for
two regular season matches to be eligible for playoffs.
Captains may contact the USTA Atlanta office or their age group coordinator if they have any questions
prior to adding a player.
9. INELIGIBLE PLAYER
Players MUST be registered on the team roster in TennisLink prior to match play. Failure to adhere to
this rule will result in loss of points.
10. PLAY-OFF ELIGIBILITY
All players must play in at least two (2) team matches (separate match numbers), one of which can be a
default, in order to be eligible for USTA Atlanta league Playoffs & City Finals.
Players can advance with their winning local team to the Georgia State Championship if they have met
all eligibility requirements and have played in at least two (2) team matches (separate match numbers),
one of which can be a default.
11. TEAM CAPTAINS
Parent captains are required for all teams. Pros are permitted to be co-captains. In the presence of
special circumstances, we will consider pros as captains and review each such situation on a case by case
basis. Exceptions will be granted sparingly and only upon a showing of need. Please contact Amanda
Hunt, the Director of JTT, at the USTA Atlanta office if you are a pro seeking to be sole captain of a team.
Team captains should work together to ensure a smooth, positive experience for all. Team captains
listed on TennisLink must be accessible to all teams in the division and to the coordinator. Information
on TennisLink must be accurate. Corrections to a captain’s information can be made by sending an email
that includes the captain’s USTA # to [email protected] or by calling 1-800-990-8782. Your
job goes beyond your team. Team captains may be captain of one team only. Completion of the SafePlay
process is mandatory for all team captains and co-captains.
12. COORDINATORS
Each age group has a coordinator. Questions regarding leveling, add-ons, and scorecard corrections
should be directed to your assigned coordinator. Only captains should contact the coordinator. Parents
should direct their inquiries to the captain to be forwarded to the coordinator. If a conflict arises that
cannot be resolved by the team captains within the rules, the coordinator should be contacted, but only
after all efforts by team captains have failed. All official grievances must be submitted by the team
captain via email to the coordinator with a copy to the USTA Atlanta Director of Junior Leagues within 5
days of the scheduled match being protested. The grievance form can be found on the Captain’s Corner
portion of the USTA Atlanta website at www.ustaatlanta.com/cc.
13. MATCH FORMAT/ORDER OF PLAY
12U/14U/18U – Boys singles, girls singles, boys doubles, girls doubles and mixed doubles. This should be
the order of play unless otherwise agreed upon.
10U – Gender Neutral; 2 lines of singles, 1 line of doubles. Order of play: #1 singles, #2 singles, #1
doubles. This should be the order of play unless otherwise agreed upon.
8U-Gender Neutral; 4 lines of singles; these lines can be a combination of boy v. boy, girl v. girl, and girl
v. boy.
The season shall be a round robin or double round robin with each team playing every other team in its
division. When players are playing twice, the order of play should be adjusted, in advance of match day,
so that the affected positions are played first and last, whenever possible.
14. SETTING UP A MATCH
As a courtesy, home team captains should contact visiting team captains at least 4 days prior to dual
meet in order to discuss directions, order of play, etc. The home team captain should inform the visiting
team captain of the type of court surface that will be used for the matches and number of courts
available. The home team should provide the balls for the match and keep the balls at the conclusion of
the match.
Teams are expected to play on the scheduled match days as “team” tennis, but with the agreement of
both captains, scheduled matches can always be played earlier than the scheduled date. However, if a
match is scheduled to be played earlier, the coordinator must be notified. You may only ask the
opposing team captain once to play early. If their answer is no, the match must be played on the
default day.
Playing matches early should be the exception and not the rule. Matches may not be scheduled to play
after the TennisLink scheduled date and time – NO EXCEPTIONS! If a captain is not available for a
particular match or cannot stay for the duration of a match, a designated replacement, who has been
informed of the rules and regulations, must be named. Replacements must have rules on hand. Extra
copies are available on the USTA Atlanta website. If line-ups cannot be agreed upon, teams must play
the positions in order as described in Item #13 Format/Order of Play.
15. TEAM FORFEITS
Teams are encouraged to work together to avoid position defaults for a dual match. If a team defaults
an entire match during the season, it may have all matches to date nullified and may be treated as a bye
for the remainder of the season. A team that forfeits an entire match or a team that has excessive
defaults (an average of more than one default per match) may be withdrawn from the current season
and suspended the following season. Players may not register to another team in the same age group.
Failure to adhere to this rule will result in disqualification.
16. SCHEDULE CONFLICTS
We are aware of the overlap of USTA Jr. Team Tennis and USTA Business Women’s leagues in the winter
as well as ALTA Mixed Doubles on the default day in the winter. In the event of a scheduling conflict
during the overlap with either league, the options are as follows:
1. The visiting team has the option of offering courts at their facility.
2. The match may be played earlier in the week.
3. If no time can be agreed upon, the match must be played on the home team’s courts on the first
available court at the completion of the other leagues’ matches.
DEFAULT INFO: IF YOU HAVE TO PLAY A MATCH AFTER THE COMPLETION OF ANOTHER LEAGUE MATCH,
THE DEFAULT RULE ONLY APPLIES 15 MINUTES AFTER THE COURT BECOMES AVAILABLE, NOT
NECESSARILY FROM THE MATCH START TIME. WE URGE EVERYONE TO BE FLEXIBLE. IF CONFLICTS
CANNOT BE WORKED OUT ACCORDING TO THE ABOVE RECOMMENDATIONS, CALL YOUR OVERALL
COORDINATOR.
17. TEAM LINE-UPS
Team captains must exchange scorecards with complete line-ups simultaneously prior to starting play
(See Rule 20). Once the scorecards have been exchanged, changes to the lineups cannot be made except
as follows: (1) if a player becomes ill or injured before his/her individual match is played, another player
may be substituted; (2) if a player does not arrive in time to play their individual match, another player
may be substituted; or (3) the match is postponed due to inclement weather (see Rule 36). Players
removed from the lineup due to (1) or (2) above cannot be reinserted in the match. A substitution is
defined as a player not scheduled in the lineup or a player in the lineup that is eligible to play two
positions (See Rule 7 regarding playing twice).
18. REGULAR SEASON SCORING
8U- 2 out of 3 games, games are played the first to 7 points. At 6-6, one more point is played to end the
game with a score of 7-6. Game scoring is as follows: Player one will serve one point from the deuce side
of the court and then one point from the ad side of the court. Player two will then serve one point from
the deuce side of the court and then one point from the ad side of the court. This will continue until one
team reaches seven (7) points. Teams switch ends after each game and next team starts serve. To enter
the scores for an 8U match in TennisLink, please be sure to enter the 3rd set score as 1-0 Result: Timed
Match. 8U Division Winners are determined by the most individual match points won during the regular
season.
10U- 2 out of 3 sets; the first to win four games wins a set. If one player wins the first two sets, he or she
wins the match. If the players split the first two sets, the third set is a 7 point tiebreak (first to 7 and do
not have to win by 2).
12U & 14U- 2 out of 3 sets; each set is to 4 games. Set tiebreakers (first to 7, win by 2) to be played at 3-
3. If the players split the first two sets, the third set is a match tiebreak (first to 10, win by 2).
18U- 2 out of 3 sets with the 3rd set being a match tiebreaker (first team to score 10 points by a 2 point
margin.). The maximum number of points for the overall match is 5.
10U, 12U and 14U Division Winners are determined by most games won during the regular season.
18U and 8U Division Winners are determined by the most individual match points won during the
regular season.
19. AD AND NO AD SCORING
AD (REGULAR) SCORING TO BE USED BY 12U, 14U, and 18U AGE GROUPS
If a player wins the first point, the score is called 15 for that player; on winning the second point, the
score is called 30 for that player; on winning the third point, the score is called 40 for that player, and
the fourth point won by a player is scored game for that player except as below:
If both players have won three points, the score is called deuce; and the next point won by a player is
called advantage for that player. If the same player wins the next point, he wins the game; if the other
player wins the next point the score is again called deuce; and so on, until a player wins the two points
immediately following the score at deuce, when the game is scored for that player.
NO-AD SCORING TO BE USED BY 10 & UNDER AGE GROUP ONLY *
(*and to be used by all age groups at Playoffs and City Finals)
The first team or player to win 4 points wins the game. If the score reaches 3 POINTS ALL, the 7th (or
next) point becomes the GAME POINT. In singles, the receiver may choose to receive either in the ad or
deuce court*. In doubles the receiving team may choose to receive in either the ad or deuce court.* In
mixed doubles, the boy must receive serve from the boy and the girl must receive serve from the girl.*
In calling the score of a no-ad game, players may either use 1, 2, 3, and game or 15, 30, 40 and game.
They may call a score of 3-all deuce. *Both players on the receiving team must remain on the same
receiving side they played during the match.
20. SCORECARDS
Prior to the match print the scorecard from TennisLink to exchange the lineup before matches begin.
Captains should keep possession of their scorecard during the match. After the match, compare cards
with the other team captain. Both captains should record names of players from both teams and all
scores and sign both scorecards. A captain’s signature on a scorecard represents the captain’s
agreement that the information contained therein is true and accurate. For 10U, 12U and 14U total
number of games won will be counted for both teams. For 8U and 18U total individual matches won will
be counted for both teams. Scores must be entered within 24 hours of the conclusion of the match by
the team that wins the dual match. Scores must be confirmed within 5 days of the match by the team
that does not win the dual match. If scores are not entered within 24 hours by the winning team then
either team may enter the scores. If scores are not entered within 48 hours, match may be posted as a
double default. Captains shall keep their scorecards in their possession for the duration of the match,
and then retain copies of completed scorecards for the entire JTT season.
21. TIE-BREAK
In 12U and 14U, if a set reaches 3-3, players must play a set tie-break. The order of serving continues in
the same rotation. The first team to reach 7 points wins the set, provided there is a margin of two points
over the opponent(s). If necessary, the tiebreak game shall continue until this margin is achieved.
In 18U, playing the best of three sets, a set tie-break is played at 6-all in the first two sets. If teams split
sets, a match tiebreaker is played in lieu of a third set. The first team to reach 10 points wins the set and
match, provided there is a margin of two points over the opponent(s). If necessary, the tiebreak game
shall continue until this margin is achieved.
In doubles, the first server shall serve one point from the right (deuce) side. The second server shall
serve two points, starting from the left (ad) side and ending on the right side. The third server shall serve
two points, starting on the left and ending on the right side. The fourth server shall serve one point from
the left side and then players change ends of the courts. The fourth server shall then serve one point
from the right side. Play continues in such a manner until one team wins at least seven points with a two
point margin. Teams change ends of the court every six (6) points.
In singles, the first server shall serve one point from the right side. The second server shall serve two
points, starting on the left side and ending on the right side. The players continue to alternate serving
two points each, until one wins a minimum of seven points with a two point margin. Players change
ends of the court every six (6) points.
22. USTA RULES GOVERN PLAY
The Friend at Court, the USTA Handbook of Tennis Rules and Regulations, should be understood and
followed by every captain and player. It should be available for consultation along with league rules at
all dual meets. Friend at Court can be found
at https://www.usta.com/content/dam/usta/officiating/2019%20Friend%20at%20Court.pdf.
23. MATCH TIMES – DEFAULT TIMES
Matches are played Saturdays at 1:00 PM.
The 15-minute default rule is in effect for all scheduled matches.
12U/14U/18U
Match Time Default Time
1st time slot 1:00pm 1:15pm (Boys Singles and Girls Singles unless a change in order of play was agreed upon)
2nd time slot 2:00pm 2:15pm (Boys Doubles and Girls Doubles unless a change in order of play was agreed upon)
3rd time slot 2:30pm 2:45pm (Mixed Doubles unless a change in order of play was agreed upon)
10U
Match Time Default Time
1st time slot 1:00pm 1:15pm (#1 singles and #2 singles unless a change in order of play was agreed upon)
2nd time slot 2:00pm 2:15pm (#1 doubles unless a change in order of play was agreed upon)
Please be as lenient as possible, within reason, about defaults. DEFAULTS MAY ONLY BE CALLED IF A
COURT IS AVAILABLE AND READY FOR PLAY.
24. WARM-UP
Warm up is limited to 10 minutes including practice serves.
25. COACHING
Coaching during a match is illegal! Captains, teammates, spectators, or coaches may not volunteer
advice on line calls or scoring. Excessive cheering or clapping is not permitted. It is the responsibility of
both Team Captains to work together as a team to control the spectators’ conduct during match play.
Parents and or Monitors may not be on the court. For 8U and 10U BEGINNER matches ONLY-if a player
or both players request assistance with scoring, tie break etc. the captain, or their designee, from both
teams may approach the court and assist with a specific question. Captains may not assist with their
own child’s match.
26. COURT MONITORING GUIDELINES for 8U and 10U BEGINNER MATCHES
Monitoring 8U and 10U beginner matches is in an effort to ensure that our new players starting their
tennis experience learn the game and the sport of tennis correctly. Monitors may be used if requested
by one or both of the players and only at the beginner level. If the players are having a problem with
scoring, tie break or any element of the sport of tennis, captains, or their designee, from both teams
may approach the court and assist in resolving a specific problem the player or players are having. A
captain may not assist with their own child’s match. Captains may not sit on the court and may not give
strategy advice to the players. Monitors may not be used at the INT and ADV levels.
27. SPECTATOR RULES AND GUIDELINES
One of the goals of USTA Junior Team Tennis is to allow the players to experience what it means to be
part of a team, where every point won counts toward the total team effort. Support for every player on
the court is essential for good teamwork. Team captains will be responsible for advising their players
and spectators of the following guidelines for proper behavior during a match.
Clapping for good shots will be allowed provided spectators clap for both teams’ good shots.
Appropriate cheering will be allowed. Cheering can get out of control, often intimidating children on the
court. Cheering can also disrupt other matches in progress. Cheering can also cause conflict between
opposing teams.
If there is excessive abuse of the rules no clapping or cheering will be permitted for the remainder of the
event.
Examples:
1. Player hits a double fault – no clapping or cheering
2. Player hits a ball 2 feet out on a deuce point – no clapping or cheering
3. Player whiffs a serve – no clapping or cheering
4. Player hits an overhead for a winner – clapping by both teams
5. Players have a long rally – clapping by both teams
6. One match has finished play while other matches in progress – clapping, if not interfering
7. Player hits ball into the net – no clapping or cheering
Spectators should use common sense. Think how your child would feel in a situation before subjecting
another child to unfairness. Remember, these teams are all champions already. Even though the score
may not reflect it, every child is a winner. Let them play the matches on the courts. Let’s all help the
players have a wonderful experience so they continue to play tennis in the future.
28. SPORTSMANSHIP
All players and parents should conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner both on and off the
court. Please see USTA Atlanta Junior Team Tennis Parent Code of Conduct –
http://assets.usta.com/assets/534/15/Consent-Waiver-Parent%20Conduct.pdf. Any complaints with
regard to inappropriate behavior at a match should be filed by the captain. A formal Grievance form can
be found at ustaatlanta.com>Juniors>Captain’s Corner>Grievance Form and emailed to the USTA
Atlanta Director of Junior Leagues ([email protected]) within five (5) days of the incident. Both
team captains involved will be contacted upon receipt of the form, and letter will be submitted to the
local grievance committee. The incident will be reviewed and will result in formal action taken by the
Grievance Committee. Repeated grievances filed against a specific team, captain or player may result in
suspension from the league.
29. HOME COURTS
If for any unforeseen circumstance, including frozen clay courts during the winter season, the home
team is unable to provide its home courts for any scheduled dual meet during the regular season, the
visiting team may provide its home courts. The host team is considered the home team. If the visiting
team does not elect to provide its home courts, the responsibility reverts to the home team which must
provide courts within the approved league area at the scheduled time.
30. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Alcoholic beverages are not to be consumed at a junior match.
31. REFRESHMENTS
The home team is responsible for furnishing water. It is optional for the home team to furnish additional
refreshments. Please do not expect refreshments at away matches.
32. AWARDS
At the conclusion of the season, the team winning the most games (10U, 12U and 14U) or individual
matches won (8U and 18U) will be declared the Division Winner. Division winners will receive bag tags
and will be eligible to participate in the playoffs.
33. PLAYOFFS
Playoffs are held at the end of each season with the top teams competing against each other. The
number of teams that go to the playoffs will depend on the number of divisions in that level. All playoff
rounds are single elimination. Playing twice is not allowed in the playoffs. No-ad scoring will be used for
playoffs and city finals in all age divisions.
A. Levels with one division will not participate in playoffs/City Finals.
B. Divisions of two will take the first and second place teams to one round of playoffs followed by City
Finals.
c. Divisions of three will take all first and the top second place team with the highest winning percentage
for one round of playoffs followed by City Finals.
D. In divisions of four, all first and second place teams will play two rounds of playoffs, followed by City
Finals.
E. Divisions of five will take five first place teams and the top three second place teams for two rounds
of playoffs followed by City Finals.
F. Divisions of six will take six first place teams and the top two second place teams for two rounds of
playoffs followed by City Finals.
G. Divisions of seven will take seven first place teams and the highest scoring second place team for two
rounds of playoffs followed by City Finals.
H. Divisions of eight will take eight first place teams for two rounds of playoffs followed by City Finals.
In the event of a weekday evening playoff match, coordinators may adjust the start times if the situation
warrants.
*Captains should notify their coordinator as soon as possible if their team is unable to participate in
playoffs. Teams that withdraw after playoff draws are complete will be ineligible to compete as a team
for the next upcoming season i.e. winter or summer. (A team is defined as 4 or more returning players).
34. CITY FINALS
After completing playoffs, the top two teams in each level will play in the City Finals. Playing twice is not
allowed in the City Finals. NO AD SCORING WILL BE USED FOR ALL AGE GROUPS AT CITY
FINALS. Winners and Finalists will receive bag tags. City Finals matches may not be played early.
35. ADVANCEMENT AFTER LOCAL SEASON
City Champions (and some select City Finalists/Semifinalists) will be invited to attend the 2024 Junior
Team Tennis State Championships in Macon the weekend of July 19-21, 2024. Levels with local play only
(8U) will not advance. Teams must participate in playoffs (if applicable) to be eligible for the State
Championships.
State Champions at the INT and ADV levels will have the opportunity to advance to the 2024 Sectional
Championships (Aug 31-Sept 2 in Mobile, AL). Teams will not advance further than the Sectional
Championships.
36. PENALTIES, FORFEITURES & DEFAULTS
A. In all dual meets in which an ineligible player participates, the team will be penalized by forfeiting the
points earned by an ineligible player. The opposing player will be awarded the win.
B. Penalties and violations in those situations where no penalty is provided by the general rules: THE
RESPECTIVE GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY AND DISCRETION TO IMPOSE
APPROPRIATE PENALTIES.
C. Teams are encouraged to work together to avoid position defaults for a dual match. If a team defaults
an entire match during the season, it may have all matches to date nullified and may be treated as a bye
for the remainder of the season. A team that forfeits an entire match or a team that has excessive
defaults (an average of more than one default per match) may be withdrawn from the current season
and suspended the following season.
D. If a team withdraws after schedules have been completed a grievance will automatically be filed with
the grievance committee and may be suspended the following season.
E. Players not registered online before playing a match are subject to the default of all points earned for
that individual match.
37. INCLEMENT WEATHER/ RAIN-OUT RULES
A. RAIN
In the event of rain during a match, completed individual matches will stand as played. Incomplete
matches must be resumed by the same players at the exact game and point as they stood when play
was halted. Lineups for matches not started (including any position previously to be defaulted) may be
changed provided it does not conflict with the eligible player rules. Forfeits stand if the rain begins after
the scheduled time of the forfeited match. Matches must be completed in accordance with the Rain-Out
Rules. Teams must wait at least 30 minutes before calling the match. If, at the end of 30 minutes, the
courts are still not playable, the match is officially null and void. Captains may mutually decide to
continue waiting; however, the rainout rules are officially in effect and defaults will not be called on
matches started after the 30 minute waiting period has ended.
In the event a Saturday match is cancelled due to rain, teams have 14 days to make up the regularly
scheduled match. If no day can be agreed upon, the match must be played on the 15th day. The 15th
day is the 2nd Sunday at 5:00pm. If it rains on the 15th day, the match must be made up the next day
there is no rain.
In the event that the second to last regular season match is cancelled due to rain, teams have 7 days to
make up the regularly scheduled match. If no day can be agreed upon, the match must be played on the
8th day. The 8th day is Sunday at 5:00pm. If it rains on this day, the match must be made up the next
day there is no rain.
In the event that the last regular season match or playoff match is cancelled due to rain, teams have
until the Wednesday following the regularly scheduled match. If it rains on this day, the match must be
made up the next day there is no rain.
In the event of a weekday evening makeup match, the default time is 6:00 PM.
B. TEMPERATURE
Teams are not obligated to play a match when the temperature is BELOW 32 degrees or ABOVE 95
degrees based on www.weather.com. If teams decide to play at that time, it must be the decision of
both captains. Use Rain-Out Rules to reschedule the match. There are no provisions for extreme wind.
Wind chill may not be a factor in rescheduling a match. Captains cannot agree to reschedule if the
temperature is at or above 32 degrees. Once the match has begun, it cannot be called because of
extreme cold. If any player decides that he or she cannot continue, the match will be retired.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *