Captain’s Corner

Captain’s Corner

  • March 2022 Newsletter

    Serves up all the important tennis news for captains! Thank you for all of the good sportsmanship nominations! We received over 30 heart-warming-feel-good nominations in February. I couldn’t have asked …

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  • February 2022 Newsletter

    February 2022 Newsletter Good sportsmanship bag tags for Captains: Congrats to Trevor Neale, USTA Missouri Valley League Sportsmanship Winner for the month of January! Your match is running long? Here …

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WEBINAR: How to be an Awesome Amazing Captain with USTA

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Captain’s Responsibilities

Rule Highlights

  • Winning team enters scores.
  • Coaching during matches is never permitted.
  • Spectators have no place in a league match (line calls, score etc.). All conflicts must be resolved by the players on that court.
  • Once lineups are exchanged, they cannot be changed. If a player is missing at default time, available players move up so the lowest singles/doubles court is defaulted. If a player is injured during warm up, they can be replaced before the first ball is served as long as the sub was NOT in the original line up.
  • If a total team default occurs, the team could be removed from the league and will not be eligible for Districts and/or Sectionals
  • Both captains must agree on rescheduling a match. If one captain does not agree to a reschedule, the schedule will be followed as published.
  • When a match that is rained out or suspended for inclement weather a reschedule date must be set within 14 days. The captains’ failure to do this will result in the league coordinator scheduling the match at a time, date and location of her choosing.