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Park & Recreation Information

Park and Recreation Court Directions
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2009 USTA Combo League Quick Tips
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2009 USTA Combo League guidelines
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Reasons why the combo league is popular?

  • Combined ratings allow friends to play together.
  • .05 rating difference provides compatible play.
  • Helps team form if there aren’t enough players at one NTRP level.
  • Encourages outdoor play during the summer months
  • Players meet new friends, stay fit and have fun.
  • Players are not subject to disqualification

Timeline:

  • The league season is from June through August (or September)
  • At the end of the season the local area may host a play off day with refreshments and trophies

Eligibility:

  • Players must be USTA members (refer to benefit plan on www.usta.com)
  • Players must register on TennisLink before playing a match
  • A one time registration fee is $15 per player and may differ from one local area to another but is not be lower than $13 per player
  • Players may use a computer NTRP rating or will self rate using the on line TennisLink process

Levels of play: 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5

  • Maximum NTRP rating difference allowed at each level of play is .05
  • The combined rating cannot be greater than the level of play
  • Teams are single gender (not mixed)

Example: double combinations. Singles players can be either 2.5 or 3.0

5.5

2.5 2.5

NTRP level

2.5 3.0

Example: double combinations. Singles players can be either 3.5 or 4.0

7.5

3.5 3.5

NTRP level

3.5 4.0

3.0 4.0

3.0 3.5

Match format:

  • Match format is 1 singles and 2 doubles positions
  • Matches are best 2 out of 3 sets with a match tie break (1st to 10 by 2) in lieu of a 3rd set. At 6-6 in any set a set tie break (1st to 7 by 2) is played. Ad scoring.
  • Matches will be played to completion unless the local area states an allotted match time (1-1/2hrs, 2hrs)
  • The minimum number of players on a team roster is 5 and to avoid defaults a roster may have 8-10 players registered
  • Matches are played outdoors (for Park & Rec leagues) or indoors (if indoor clubs are included)
  • Court fees and the match schedule are determined by the individual local league

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