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Rules for the Mixed Teams League Summer

Updated: April 3, 2019
 

The objective of the league is to promote competitive tennis and social exchange between players of member clubs of the NCTA/OTA.


1. Eligibility - League competition is open to teams of 3 men and 3 women on a first-come-first-served basis. Teams must be from OTA clubs .
Captains may use spares from other teams or members from other OTA clubs to play for their team.
Once a player from a lower box has played in a higher box two times they must move up and stay at the higher box for the remainder of that session – i.e. the next session starts over. A player can play for one team in Session One, and a different team in Session Two.
[NEW IN 2019]Players cannot be a Pro (a person who derives income related to playing tennis or teaching tennis including the ability to reserve courts for teaching at a club). If a Pro is used in any league matches, points for games played with a Pro will be awarded to the team without a Pro.

 

2. Rules and Regulations - The competition will be governed by the rules and regulations of tennis as described in the Tennis Canada publication "The Tennis Canada Code of Conduct" and applies to all players.
 

3. Divisions - The league is run as a box system. Each team in a box will play every team in their box, once or twice depending on the format and # of teams. Boxes will have a minimum of 4 teams. Play occurs on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
 

4. Balls - The home team supplies 3 cans of new balls.
 

5. Match Format - Matches will consist of 3 events, Ladies' Doubles, Men's Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Each event will consist of a best-of-3 sets with 7-point tiebreakers (win by 2 points) at 6-6 for the first two sets. The third set (if required) is a 10-point super tiebreaker.
 

6. Competition - The competition consists of: Ladies' Doubles, Men's Doubles and Mixed Doubles. A full team is made up of three ladies and three men. Substitutions are allowed as needed. 

7. Scoring – During the regular season, each fixture consists of 3 events (Ladies' doubles, Men's doubles and Mixed Doubles) and there are 3 points available to be won for each event. Each set is worth 1 point including the 3rdset if necessary. Winning the first 2 sets automatically earns all three available points. The team winning the majority of the 9 available points is the overall winner. Each team scores the number of points won and these are entered into the league standings.

[NEW IN 2019]In the playoffs, the 9 points per match scoring is replaced by a best out of three events approach. The team winning two or more of the three events is the winner, regardless of the number of sets won.
 

8. Time of Play - Matches will be played at 7pm on Tuesdays or Wednesdays unless otherwise communicated by captains to the league coordinator as well as the teams they are competing against.
 

9. Defaults - Captains are expected to organize their team so that defaults are avoided. If an emergency arises, the other captain is to be notified at once. List of substitute players can be used to find a replacement.
 

10. Rainouts - If matches are rained out, captains should try to find a date to make up the match before the end of the session. If a match is not played, then neither side will receive any points. The home team must offer the visiting team two options for the re-scheduled match. The visitor must pick one or propose a third alternative. If the home team can’t do the third alternative, the visitor must choose one of the initial two options.
 

11. League standings – standings are determined on the total number of points earned by the team (one point per set). If teams are tied on total points at the end of the session then the ratio of games won to games lost determines the standings. If teams are tied on this criteria, then the result of the head-to-head between the two teams determines the order.

 


 

Rules for the Mixed Singles League - Summer

The NCTA offers this mixed singles league for club players of all skills levels.  We provided a weekly match-up and players arrange a suitable time to play at their home club, or their opponents' club each week. Guest fees may apply at some clubs. Price: $20 / session

Format

  • Players are placed into divisions of approximately similar skill level, men and women combined.
  • Each players' home club needs to provide court time for a match every other week.
  • Each player will play against opponents from the same division every week.
  • The match consists of a pro set to 8 games.
  • If time elapses or you can't finish the match, the player with the higher number of games wins.

Eligibility

The objective of the league is to promote competitive tennis and social exchange between players of member clubs of the NCTANote: If you are not a member of a club that is part of NCTA, you can still play as long as you pay $10 via cheque to NCTA (equivalent to an OTA membership through a club); please mail with the $20 league fee to : 

 

NCTA , P.O. Box 4354 Station E, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B3

Scheduling

Please contact your opponent and arrange a mutually suitable time to play your match at the home club within the week as indicated on the schedule. If you are unable to play within the scheduled week, please schedule the match at the earliest possibility. The home player will be responsible to book the court according to the rules and availability of his/her home club. The visitor will be paying the guest fee if any. You can also play at another club park upon a mutual agreement.

Scoring

The match consists of one pro-set to 8 games, with a "first to 7 tiebreak" at 7-7. One point is awarded to the winner and recorded online by the players. Players may agree in advance to play a full match of two-out-of-three sets if court time is available.

Please record the score within a day after the match is played. Should your match get interrupted by weather, please record the score as it stands when interrupted. You can schedule a continuation if you both agree and record the new result.

Balls

Both players bring a can of new balls; the winner keeps the new can, the loser keeps the used balls.

Warm-up

Warm-up for up to 10 minutes.

Match Regulation

Play is self-regulated and disputes should be worked out by the players. Please read the Code for Unofficiated Matches to familiarize yourself with the rules of tennis.

 



Rules for the Mixed Teams League - Winter

The objective of the league is to promote competitive tennis and social exchange between players of member clubs of the NCTA.

  1. Eligibility - League competition is open to teams of 2 men and 2 women on a first-come-first-served basis.
  2. Rules and Regulations - The competition will be governed by the rules and regulations of tennis as described in the Tennis Canada publication "The Tennis Canada Code of Conduct" and applies to all players.
  3. Divisions - The league will be run as a box system. Each team in a box will play every team in their box once. There are 3 boxes of teams, playing on alternate Saturdays and Sundays when needed.
  4. - Each of the 2 opposing teams shall provide 1 new can of regular size yellow tennis balls (Dunlop, Wilson, Slazenger or Penn) for each night. For example, Team 1 provides balls for Men's Doubles, Team 2 provides balls for Ladies' Doubles and the balls stay on the same court for the Ballssubsequent mixed doubles matches.
  5. - Matches will consist of 4 events, Ladies' Doubles, Men's Doubles Match Formatand two Mixed Doubles. Each event will consist of one pro-set (first to reach 8 games leading by 2) and a tiebreaker if the teams are tied at 7-7. Regular tiebreaker (first player to 7 points leading by 2) will be used.
  6. - The competition consists Competitionof: Ladies' Doubles, Men's Doubles and two Mixed Doubles. A full team is made up of two ladies and two men. Substitutions are allowed as needed.
  7. - Matches will be played at 6:30 pm till Time of Play8:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  The matches are 55 minutes each with a 10 minute warm up. At the instant that the time is reached, play stops and only scores from completed games count unless all the players agree in advance otherwise. If the players agree that “this is the last game” then they can play to the end of the game if the court is available.
  8. Defaults - Captains are expected to organize their team so that defaults are avoided. If an emergency arises, the other captain is to be notified at once. List of substitute players can be used to find a replacement.
  9. - This league is played in a bubble so Rainoutsweather is not expected to cause court outages.
  10. -  Each fixture consists of 4 matches (Ladies' doubles, Men's doubles Scoringand 2 Mixed Doubles) and there is two point awarded for the winner of each match. If any match is tied at the end of the allotted time, one point is awarded to each team.
  11. Records - The captains are responsible for reporting the results online within two (2) days.

Format

  • Teams in 3 boxes of approximately similar calibre.
  • Each team consists of 2 men and 2 women.
  • Each playing night the team will play 1 mens doubles, 1 ladies doubles, 2 mixed doubles.
  • Each player plays one doubles and one mixed, for a total of 2 hours.
  • The match consists of 1 pro set to 8 games.
  • Each team will play one Saturday/Sunday and be off the following Saturday/Sunday.
  • Division 1 matches are playing on alternate nights with Division 2 matches.

 


 

Mixed Singles League at TCWO - Winter

 

The objective of the league is to promote competitive tennis and social exchange between players of member clubs of the NCTA.

 

Rules

  1. Please confirm your match with your opp onent three days prior to the scheduled time to avoid no-shows. Each player should make every effort to be available as scheduled. Contact information is available on the league page.
  2. If you are not available during the scheduled timeslot on Saturday, you must find a replacement for your match. Using known contacts, try to find an individual of approximately the same caliber to play in your position. The cost for the replacement is $16 to be paid directly to the regular player. There is not currently a list of spares. If you do not make arrangements to play the match or find a replacement and do not show up to the match, a $16 charge will apply to cover the entire cost of the court.
  3. In the case of a no-show (one player is ready at the club and the other is not), the club will not be able to reschedule without an additional charge. Please see if you can find someone else present at the club who is willing to play.
  4. Both players bring a can of new balls. The winner keeps the new balls after the match.
  5. Warm-up for up to 10 minutes.
  6. Play is self-regulated and disputes should be worked out by the players.
  7. Please enter your result online within 2 days after the match or send me the result by e-mail.

Format

  • Players will be divided into divisions to compete against those of similar skill level.
  • Each player will play against 5 different opponents every other week.
  • The match consists of a pro set to 8 games or as many games as the players can finish in the allocated time.
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Mixed Singles League at OAC - Winter

Rules

The objective of the league is to promote competitive tennis and social exchange between players of member clubs of the NCTA.

  1. Please confirm your match with your opponent three days prior to the scheduled time to avoid no-shows. Each player should make every effort to be available as scheduled. Contact information is available on the league page.
  2. If you are not available during the scheduled timeslot on Saturday, you must find a replacement for your match. Using known contacts, try to find an individual of approximately the same caliber to play in your position. The cost for the replacement is $16 to be paid directly to the regular player. There is not currently a list of spares.  If you do not make arrangements to play the match or find a replacement and do not show up to the match, a $16 charge will apply to cover the entire cost of the court.
  3. In the case of a no-show (one player is ready at the club and the other is not), the club will not be able to reschedule without an additional charge. Please see if you can find someone else present at the club who is willing to play.
  4. Both players bring a can of new balls. The winner keeps the new balls after the match.
  5. Warm-up for up to 10 minutes.
  6. Play is self-regulated and disputes should be worked out by the players.
  7. Please enter your result online within 2 days after the match or send me the result by e-mail.

Format

  • Players will be divided into divisions to compete against those of siilar skill level.
  • Each player will play against 5 different opponents every other week.
  • The match consists of a pro set to 8 games or as many games as the players can finish in the allocated time.
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