Format of Play

Player Level for Ratings

 

Novice Division (NTRP Rating of 2.4 and Below)

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 (NTRP rating of 2.9 and Below)

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.

 

Satellite Division (NTRP Rating of 3.4 and Below)

Players have more tennis experience and may have a ranking and points from tournament play. These players have participated in the league and play Satellite and/or Open level tournaments.

 

Advanced Division (NTRP Rating of 3.5 and Above)

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

 

FORMAT OF PLAY
 

 

8U Novice 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 Novice 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. This group will qualify for a Sectional Championship playoff. Orange Balls will be used for this Novice League with lines to shorten court.

 

10U Novice Orange Ball Court Dimensions 

The court will have four lines in all added. Two lines will create the 60 foot court which will act as each baseline. Two more lines will need to run from baseline to baseline while acting as the singles side lines. These new side singles lines are in from the white singles sidelines.

Here are the dimensions:

Singles Lines

60 foot court from baseline to baseline.

21 foot court from sideline to sideline.

or

18 meters from baseline to baseline.

6.5 meters from sideline to sideline.

Basically take the baseline 9 feet back from the service line on each side. 

Then take the singles sidelines in 2 feet and 9 inches in from the singles line on each side.

Doubles Lines

Same sidelines as the full court though bring the baselines so that it is a 60 foot court (9 feet back from the service line on each side).


• 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 7 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  7 point tie-breaker; not the actual 3rd set tie-breaker score

• Serving: A player can serve both serves overhead (regular) or just serve the first serve overhead. Both must be in the box. A player can also choose to attempt the first serve over head while needing to be hit into the service box and then the second serve (if first serve is missed) can be hit in a drop-and-hit fashion in which it only needs to go crosscourt. When serving the second serve as a drop-and-hit, the serve cannot go into the doubles alley at all (both singles and doubles).
• 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 Intermediate/Satellite 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 7 points. Regular Scoring.

 

When placing the 3rd set tie-breaker score, please place in the score as 1-0 to indicate who won the  7 point 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

  • In the 10 & Under Division both Satellite and Intermediate are grouped together in San Diego. There will be a 10s Intermediate and 10s Satellite  separation for Sectionals. Therefore one team representative will go to Sectionals for the 10s Intermediate and one team representative will go to Sectionals for the 10s Satellite. Each coach must designate at the BEGINNING OF THE SEASON if a team is deemed Intermediate or Satellite.. At the end of the season we will count the "matches played" from each player in order to qualify for Sectionals, however we will only count matches played with Intermediate teams playing each other and Satellite teams playing each other.

• 10 and under Intermediate/Satellite will play with Green-dot Ball

10U Advanced 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. So Cal is playing all 10 & under with the green low compression ball (at the very minimum.). Green Dot Balls will be used for this advanced league.
An individual player must complete a minimum of no less than three (3) matches to qualify for sectionals. One match may be an onsite default. 10 & Under 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 7 points. Regular Scoring.

 

When placing the 3rd set tie-breaker score, please place in the score as 1-0 to indicate who won the  7 point 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 2.4 Novice 

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
• 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 7 points. Regular Scoring.

 

When placing the 3rd set tie-breaker score, please place in the score as 1-0 to indicate who won the  7 point 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
• Teams are genderless with no mandatory number of girls or boys on a team


14U-12U 2.9 Intermediate 

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. Tiebreak at 5 games all and super tiebreak for the 3rd set. Super 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 the 10 point tie-breaker; 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 3.4 Satellite

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. Tiebreak at 5 games all and super tiebreak for the 3rd set. Super 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 the 10 point tie-breaker; 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.
• Teams are genderless with no mandatory number of girls or boys on a team

 


14U-12U 3.5 and Above

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. Tiebreak at 5 games all and super tiebreak for the 3rd set. Super 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 the 10 point tie-breaker; not the actual 3rd set tie-breaker score
• Advanced Levels: Tiebreak at 5 all and input all Tie-Break Scores as 6-5 instead of 7-6 in tennis link.


18U 2.9 Intermediate /3.4 Satellite

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
• 18 Intermediate: 2 out of 3 sets, no-ad. 10-point tiebreaker for the 3rd set.
• When placing the 3rd set tie-breaker score, please place in the score, such as 1-0 or 0-1 to indicate who won the 10 point tie-breaker; 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
• In the 18 & Under Division both Satellite and Intermediate are grouped together as “Intermediate” in San Diego.
There will be an 18s Intermediate and

 

18s Satellite  separation for Sectionals. Therefore one team representative will go to Sectionals for the 18s Intermediate and one team representative will go to Sectionals for the 18s Satellite.

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.

 

18U 3.5 and Above Advance Divisions 

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
• 18 Advanced: 2 out of 3 sets, no-ad scoring. 10-point tiebreaker for the 3rd set.
• When placing the 3rd set tie-breaker score, please place in the score, such as 1-0 or 0-1 to indicate who won the 10 point tie-breaker; 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.