Paseo Club Tennis League Rules and Regulations
The cooperation of all Members is needed to maintain a courteous and pleasant tennis atmosphere for the enjoyment of all who play tennis at the club. Please read through as several changes have been made since the winter league season.
The items in BOLD are new rules.
- Your league is 7 weeks long, unless otherwise noted. The cost of the league is $45.
- Once the schedule has been completed, your account will be charged the league fee and no refunds will be given, regardless of schedule conflict or injury.
- Your league coordinator is Betsy Miringoff. Please send all correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org
- All leagues, with the exception of the Ladder Leagues play a match using no ad scoring, best of 2 tie-breaker sets with a third set being a Super Tie Break (or Coman Tiebreak) to 10 points by 2.
- If your league is postponed due to bad weather, the schedule for that particular week will be made up at the end of the league. If the last week of league is scheduled to be playoffs, the rained out week will be played the week prior to playoffs. Only one rainout match will be made up.
- League players have a responsibility to their opponents to play or arrange for a substitute. Each league has a healthy substitute list for you so please use the list accordingly. Your sub should be of your approximate ability. A regular may sub in his/her league on his BYE week.
- Your Sub MUST be your USTA rating or lower. If an inappropriate substitute was used, any player may protest by contacting your league coordinator within 24 hours.
- Each doubles team is allowed a maximum of 2 subs per league season. Each player in rotating doubles is allowed a maximum of 2 subs per league season. If a team or person requires more subs than allowed, they are no longer eligible for any league awards.
- NO SUBS will be allowed in playoffs if your team is playing in match 1 or match 2.
- Matches can be rescheduled if ALL players agree. If all players do not agree to reschedule, the match must be played as scheduled, arrange for a substitute or default the match. If all players chose to reschedule the match, it will show as a loss for the opponents who needed to reschedule until the match is completed.
- The team who is being rescheduled on must email the league coordinator so they can receive the ‘rescheduled win’ until the match is played. If no one contacts the league coordinator, it will show as a loss for both teams until the match is played.
- If your league has playoffs, all rescheduled matches must be played the Friday before the week of playoffs, no matter what day your league is on.
- Please note the difference between a playoff and position week: A playoff means that the winners of the league will be determined by who wins the playoffs. A team with a better record losing in the playoffs won’t win the league. A Position Week is just another match added to the overall record of the team/player. In a Position Week, if a player loses but still has a better overall record, they will win the league.
- In the event you cannot find a sub and must cancel your match, it is your responsibility to contact your partner, opponents and the league coordinator and let them know that the match is canceled.
It is the responsibility of the team that canceled to reschedule the match prior to the last week or playoff week (whichever comes first) and if the match is not played by that time it counts as a loss to the team that canceled.
I want to be clear that a reschedule is not ever guaranteed and even if the team agrees to reschedule, if they do not ever play, then it is a loss to the team that canceled.
There are 2 scenarios that could occur when the match is rescheduled:
The team that canceled reschedules and on that date, the other team must cancel. Now it counts as a loss for that team unless it is rescheduled.
In the event the match is rained out, then the team that originally canceled still owns the loss unless they can reschedule again.
- All make-up matches have until the last week of league to play the match, or until the week prior to playoffs.
- Please check in with the front desk prior to playing for court assignment and to collect balls. A score sheet will be attached to the can of balls. The winner must fill this out and submit to the front desk before leaving.
- Matches need to begin on time out of respect for other people’s time. Warm-ups will be limited to 10 minutes after the starting time. Please allow at least 2 minutes for serving in your warm-up. If you require more time to warm-up, please arrive earlier than your league start time.
- If a player is more than 15 minutes late, a substitute can be found by any of the players or front desk. Once a substitute is on the court he/she will play the match even if late league member arrives.
- If you fail to call your opponents and/or fail to show up for your match, you can be subject for suspension from your current league and/or suspension from further leagues.
- Play should be continuous: No more than 90 seconds on changeovers; you should not leave the court once the match has begun, but if you need a bathroom break, please be as quick as possible.
- If it is raining at your house or work, please call the front desk to make sure it is raining at the club as well. They will let you know if league is canceled or not.
- A league wrap-up report will be posted on The Paseo Club website at the conclusion of all leagues each week.
Any further questions, please contact Dina McBride at email@example.com.
Ladder League Rules
Format – in the Ladder Leagues, each player will play one set, no-ad scoring with each of the other three players on the court for that week. If the score reaches 5 games all, a 12 point tiebreak will be played.
- In the event you are unable to make a league match, you must get a sub and let the League Coordinator know as far in advance as possible who that sub will be. You will get whatever score your sub earns.
- To win the ladder league, you cannot use a sub more than twice during the league.
- In the event you get a sub, and the opponents protest the level of the sub is contested, the League Coordinator in coordination with the Director of Tennis, will review the request and in the event, the protest is approved, the player will receive the lowest score earned that week.