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Format of Play
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Player Level for Ratings

 

Novice Division: Level 7 Tournament Players WTN # 32-40

Players have little or no prior tennis experience.  These players should not have played in any tournaments except Novice level tournaments and should not have any ranking or points prior to the start of the season.

 

Intermediate Division: Level 6 Tournament Players WTN# 27.1-40

Players can have some tennis experience.  These players have participated in the league but should not have extensive tournament experience and should have not played in Open level junior tournaments.

 

Advanced Division: Level 1-5 Tournament Players WTN# 1-27

Players have extensive tennis and tournament experience.  These players would usually participate in Open level tournaments.

 

FORMAT OF PLAY
 

 

8U RedBall

Teams may include any combination of boys and/or girls (gender blind), but must have at least six (6) players registered. Every player must play a

match.  Every match will be played with a modified ball. This group will not qualify for a Sectional Championship playoff. Red Balls will be used for this Novice League

 

8U Novice RedBall Court Dimensions 

The court will use the service lines only as boundries for the baseline. There are no lines added for a shorten width when playing singles or doubles. The width will be 27 feet for singles and 36 feet for doubles. Therefore you will use the service line to be the baseline thus making a 36 foot court.

The net will be lowered by using the net strap and moving it over to the left or right of the center. The net strap will be at an angle for play.


• 2 Singles
• 2 Doubles
• 6 game set. No-Ad Scoring. At 5-5, next game wins as we will not play a tiebreaker in this division to make it easy on all.

 

Serving: 1st serve tried overhead in x-court box. 2nd serve is drop and hit tried for x-court. 3rd serve (if needed) drop and hit "anywhere" in the court (singles for singles and doubles for doubles).

10U Orange Ball

Teams may include any combination of boys and/or girls (gender blind), but must have at least six (6) players registered. Every player must play a

match. Every match will be played with a modified ball. Orange Balls will be used for this Novice League with lines to shorten court. A player may not play Orange ball and Green ball in the same year as once a player moves past Orange ball with said points, they are now to play Green Ball. 

 

10U Orange Ball Court Dimensions and Racket Details  

Any length of racket is allowed for team tennis play including Orange Ball. One can play with a 27 inch, 26 inch, 25 inch etc. Racket length cannot exceed normal USTA guidelines of 29 inches.

 

The court will have two lines in all added. Two lines will create the 60 foot court which will act as each baseline.  

Doubles Lines

Same sidelines as the full court.


• 2 Singles
• 2 Doubles
• Best 2 out of 3 sets. 4 games per set. At 3-3, next game wins. In the event of a 3rd set, tie-breaker to 10
 points. No-Ad Scoring.

 

When placing the 3rd set tie-breaker score, please place in the score as 1-0 to indicate who won the tie-breaker; not the actual 3rd set tie-breaker score

• Serving: Both serves are expected to be overhead and hit in the box to start the point. 
• Players MUST play in order of strength. If players are equal then coaches can move players around to singles and doubles.
• Genderless with no mandatory number of girls or boys on a team

NEW Spring 2014: Coaching for the 10 and under Novice is allowed. For example one can help with the scoring, positioning, correct side to return serve and more. No Coaching is allowed during a point.

10U Green-Dot Ball

Teams may include any combination of boys and/or girls (gender blind), but must have at least six (6) players registered to qualify for Sectional Championships. An individual player must complete a minimum of no less than three (3) matches to qualify for Sectional Championships. One match may be an onsite default. Team matches will consist of:
• 2 Singles
• 2 Doubles
• Best 2 out of 3 sets. 4 games per set. At 3-3, next game wins. In the event of a 3rd set, tie-breaker to 10 points. Regular Scoring.

 

When placing the 3rd set tie-breaker score, please place in the score as 1-0 to indicate who won the tie-breaker; not the actual 3rd set tie-breaker score
• Players MUST play in order of strength. If players are equal then coaches can move players around to singles and doubles
• Genderless with no mandatory number of girls or boys on a team


14U-12U Level 7 Tournament Players

Teams may include any combination of boys an/or girls (gender blind). Novice teams do not have a Sectional Playoff. Team matches will consist of:
• 2 Singles
• 2 Doubles


• 2 out of 3 sets, No-Ad Scoring. 7 point tiebreak at 5 games all and tiebreak to 10 points for the 3rd set. Tiebreaker will be first to 10 points, win by 2. When placing the 3rd set tie-breaker score, please place in the score, such as 1-0 or 0-1 to indicate who won in tennislink; not the actual 3rd set tie-breaker score• Tiebreak at 5 all and input all Tie-Break Scores as 6-5 instead of 7-6 in tennis link.


• Players MUST play in order of strength. If players are equal then coaches can move players around to singles and doubles
• Teams are genderless with no mandatory number of girls or boys on a team


14U-12U Level 6 Tournament Players

Teams may include any combination of boys and/or girls (gender blind), but must have at least six (6) players registered to qualify for Sectional Championships. An individual player must complete a minimum of no less than three (3) matches to qualify for Sectional Championships. One match may be an onsite default. Team matches will consist of:
• 2 Singles
• 2 Doubles

 

• 2 out of 3 sets, No-Ad Scoring. 7 point tiebreak at 5 games all and tiebreak to 10 points for the 3rd set. Tiebreaker will be first to 10 points, win by 2. When placing the 3rd set tie-breaker score, please place in the score, such as 1-0 or 0-1 to indicate who won in tennislink; not the actual 3rd set tie-breaker score• Tiebreak at 5 all and input all Tie-Break Scores as 6-5 instead of 7-6 in tennis link.


• Players MUST play in order of strength. If players are equal then coaches can move players around to singles and doubles

• Teams are genderless with no mandatory number of girls or boys on a team


14U-12U Level 1-5 Tournament Players

Teams may include any combination of boys and/or girls, but must have at least six (6) players registered to qualify for Sectional Championships. An individual player must complete a minimum of no less than three (3) matches to qualify for Sectional Championships. One match may be an onsite default. Team matches will consist of:
• 2 Singles
• 2 Doubles

 

• 2 out of 3 sets, No-Ad Scoring. 7 point tiebreak at 5 games all and tiebreak to 10 points for the 3rd set. Tiebreaker will be first to 10 points, win by 2. When placing the 3rd set tie-breaker score, please place in the score, such as 1-0 or 0-1 to indicate who won in tennislink; not the actual 3rd set tie-breaker score• Tiebreak at 5 all and input all Tie-Break Scores as 6-5 instead of 7-6 in tennis link.

18U Level 1-5, Level 6 and 7 Tournament Players

Team must consist of at least six 6 girls (Spring) or 6 boys (Fall). To qualify for Sectional Championships, each player must complete a minimum of no less than three (3) matches during a season. One match may be an onsite default. Team matches will consist of:
• 2 Singles
• 2 Doubles

 

• 2 out of 3 sets, No-Ad Scoring. 7 point tiebreak at 5 games all and tiebreak to 10 points for the 3rd set. Tiebreaker will be first to 10 points, win by 2. When placing the 3rd set tie-breaker score, please place in the score, such as 1-0 or 0-1 to indicate who won in tennislink; not the actual 3rd set tie-breaker score• Tiebreak at 5 all and input all Tie-Break Scores as 6-5 instead of 7-6 in tennis link.


• Boys in the Fall; Girls in the Spring

NO PLAYER PLAYING ON A HIGHSCHOOL TEAM (VARSITY OR JUNIOR VARSITY) CAN PLAY DURING THE SAME SEASON OF THEIR TEAM AND TEAM TENNIS.

IN OTHER WORDS IF YOU ARE ON A HIGH SCHOOL TEAM IN THE FALL, YOU CANNOT PLAY ON A TEAM TENNIS TEAM IN THE FALL. SAME IS TRUE OF SPRING SEASON.

 

 

 

 

 

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