What if our regular season match conflicts with a Sectional or National event?
8F. Automatic Reschedule Match Status. Any regularly scheduled league match(es) involving a team in which 50% or more of male or female roster players are scheduled to play in a USTA Dallas Local Play Off, Sectionals and/or Nationals event representing Dallas shall be granted AUTOMATIC RESCHEDULE status by the local league coordinator and the opposing team. It is the responsibility of the advancing team to notify their opponent NO LATER than 48 hours prior to the scheduled match date. Captains may reschedule the entire match or line by line. The affected match shall be rescheduled following the 14 days’ make-up rule noted in 8A.
Is coaching allowed during a match?
No coaching at anytime during the match.
7K. Coaching is NOT allowed during USTA League or Championship play.
2018 USTA Rules and Regulations
p. 110, Table 12. Rest Period for ADULT LEAGUES after 2nd set when Match tiebreak in lieu of 3rd Set. 2-minute set break. Coaching IS NOT allowed during a 2-+minute set break.
What happens if there is a disagreement on the court and we finish the match playing "under protest"?
2018 USTA Dallas Rules and Regulations:
7G. Points played in good faith stand. If a disagreement arises on court it should be resolved before play resumes. Detailed information may be found in Friend at Court “The Code". Match results will stand as played, NO EXCEPTIONS.
How much time is allowed between points, games and sets?
7L. Play should be continuous. Between points, a maximum 20 seconds is allowed. When players change ends at the end of a game, a maximum 90 seconds is allowed. At set break, 120 second (2 minutes) is allowed.
What is the weather policy?
NEW 2019! Extreme Weather Conditions. The HOME Captain determines the conditions at the match site and is responsible for notifying the VISITING Captain NO MORE THAN two (2) hours prior to match start time on the SCHEDULED DAY OF THE MATCH. Both captains should verify through www.weather.com. The following weather conditions may subject a match to be rescheduled:
(1) If the actual temperature is 35 degrees or below at the time match is scheduled to begin play.
(2) The actual temperature is 105 degrees or higher at the time match is scheduled to begin play.
If either of the above extreme weather conditions exist, either captain may reschedule the match. Once the match has started, it must be completed.
How do I default a line?
10. FORFEITS/Team Defaults:
Who's this player? How to exchange a line up and avoid playing ineligible players
2018 CAPTAINS RESPONSIBILITIES:
When is the last day to add a player to the roster?
How to correct a scorecard?
Change/Edit to Scorecard:
Detailed Description of requested change/edit.
Both captains must agree to the requested change/edit prior to TENNIS LINK being updated.
Is play continuous during a tiebreak?
2018 Referee’s Guide:
Changeovers: The rest time for game changeovers is 90 seconds except after the first game of the set where no rest time should be taken. The rest time between sets including between the 2nd set and match tiebreaker is 120 seconds. Play should be continuous during any of the tiebreaks.