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 …
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 …
- Organize & manage team
- Communicate lineups, match locations, start times, etc.
- Know and understand the rules. Get the Rules HERE
- Ensure fair play
- Make sure your players know the rules. Get the “EVERYTHING a player should know reminder”
- Work with your opposing captain to reschedule and play make-ups and rain-outs.
- Be familiar with timed match rules.
- Score correction? Email and opposing captain with match number and score correction.
- Have fun!
- 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.