1. Thou shalt
pay dues! $200.00 per team make check payable to:
18 Lalli Drive
Katonah, NY 10536
2. Time: League
matches are on Tuesday and Wednesday Nights. Matches are suggested to start
@ 7:30pm. The second matches are suggested for 8:30.
3. Home team
supplies balls, beer & or soda.
4. Teams: Each
team is made of 5 doubles teams. Members of each team must be a
current member of the corresponding club (or town) or allowed to
play by the club or town. If you have 2 teams in the same division
you must maintain separate rosters, with no interchange of players
The match #'s 1,2,3,4,5 must be representative of your best (1)
team down to fifth best as the numbers suggest.
Note: If you can only field 4 teams on match night, they must be
played as teams 1-2-3-4 with the fifth slot going as a forfeit.
Also if you know this in advance, notify the opposing captain so
he can tell his 5 team not to come.
2 out of 3 sets, all APTA rules apply.
Scores: e-mail email@example.com
with the league, date, teams, and my_score.
8. Order of
Play: Higher seeded teams play first depending on courts available.
For example if there are 3 courts, teams 1, 2 & 3 play at 7:30pm,
teams 4 & 5 play at 8:30 (or as soon as courts are free.)
Note: Captains with only 2 courts available or whose lights are
on timers should contact the visiting captain as to the importance
of time - if possible schedule at least one match to start @ 7pm.
9. Forfeit Rule:
20 minutes after start time. If one team cannot field a team within
20 minutes of the scheduled start time that match may be claimed
as a forfeit by the team that is present. If there are players around
(scheduled to play later) they may be substituted to avoid the forfeit.
If there is a rain date in your schedule, your first rain out can
go to that date.
If the rain date is already scheduled try to play the following
Thursday. Captains can agree to play individual matches on separate
days, try to replay within 2 weeks. If you cannot come to an agreement
on the re-play date the balance of the matches shall be deemed unplayed
-- thus no points. Should these points become significant in the
standings -- you should re-negotiate a time to play.
Teams: If you have teams in more than one division the team in the
higher division may draw players up from the lower division. Players
from the upper division may be used in the lower division provided
they are NOT from the 1, 2 or 3 slots. When dropping down MUST play
in either the 1 or 2 slot in the lower division. ALSO... this team
dropping down CANNOT drop more than 2 divisions, i.e. a DIV 1 play
cannot drop further than DIV 3.
Memberships: If you are a member of 2 different clubs you may only
play for one team in a division. You may play for both clubs if
they are in different divisions.
The season is in 2 halves. After one round (1st half) the top and
bottom teams in the standings (see points) shall move up and down
respectively to another division.
14. Points System:
A team receives 1 point for each individual win. I.e. if (A) beats
(B) 3 to 2 (A) gets 3 points, (B) gets 2. Highest total for 1/2
season is League Leader (moves up). Lowest total moves down.
15. Point System
2nd Half: All teams start the second half season with 1/2 of their
point total. Example: League Leader has 28 points, moves up one
division, and starts the 2nd half with 14 points. Each match in
the second half continues to be worth 1 full point.
16. Tie Breaker:
If 2 teams are tied at the end of the season head to head match
up breaks tie.
17. For the
betterment of divisional play the league reserves the right to move
2 teams down based on low points earned. This can only occur when
2 teams in the lower division have proven they have both earned
the opportunity to move up. If not RULE 16 applies. The comissioner reserves the right to move 2 teams at his sole discression.
Any protest must be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
and to your league representative, if your league representative
cannot resolve the dispute it will be sent to all league representatives
and Bob Considine for a vote. The league in which the incident was
protested will not cast a vote.