Each team will consist of a minimum of 8 players of
at least three different skill levels (A – B –
C). A duel match will consist of four doubles matches
played each Thursday evening. The following levels of
players will be used in each position:
1 - “A” players
Court 2 - “A” or “B” players
Court 3 - “B” or “C” players
Court 4 - “B” or “C” players
(not 2 “B” players)
must place their players at the proper level. Players
may play up to fill a vacancy but not play down from
their assigned level.
Matches will be played on Thursday evenings from 5:00-8:00 as determined by the schedule. Each match will
be 2 out of 3 sets and APTA rules of play prevail. Tie-breakers
will be played at 6 all in each set. It is permissible
to play individual matches in advance of the schedule
date if agreed to by both teams. Teams may add a player
during the season but the player must be approved by
all the team captains prior to the first match played
. A sub is allowed to play and scores
will count. If more players are available to
play on a specific evening, the captains will schedule as many match as possible.
Each player in the league must be an IPTA member (included
in your entry fee) and one of the following:
a) a court owner
b) a family member of a court owner
c) a '11 - '12 member of Highland, Woodstock, Meridian
Hills or Carmel
POINTS: One (1) point will be awarded to each team for
each set won and the winner of the match shall earn
an additional point. (EX: If you win 2 out of 3 sets,
your team will earn 3 points and the losing team will
earn 1 point.) The League Standings will be posted at
www.paddlepro.com and updated weekly.
WEATHER: Both captains will determine if conditions
are playable. The decision should be made before 4 pm
the day of the match. Any canceled match must be made
up within 2 weeks, otherwise the match will be recorded
as “not played” and neither team will be
awarded any points.
The home team must report their scores on the Friday
following the match. All matches should be recorded
on the official match card and faxed or e-mail to the
Carmel Racquet Club. The fax number is 844-9709 and
the e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
All players will provide 1 APTA approved balls for each
match. Use 1 ball for each set unless both teams agree
to use a ball for more than 1 set. The winning team
should take home any unused balls.
A grievance committee of no fewer than 3 members shall
be selected and chaired by the League Director and will
solve all disputes.
A 20 minute grace period will be extended for late arrival.
It is not mandatory that a match be forfeited should
a player arrive late. The final call is in the hands
of the team waiting on the player. Every effort should
be made to play matches at the scheduled times. If matches
must be canceled, defaults will start with the fourth
position, then the third position, etc.
OF PLAY: In case of inclement weather, both teams determine
if conditions warrant a temporary or permanent halt
to the match. Scores or each court should be recorded
at the time of the stoppage and the match should resume
from that point.