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2010 USTA-Nevada League Regulations

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					                         USTA/NEVADA DISTRICT REGULATIONS

                                     For USTA League Tennis

                                         2010
                 Adult, Senior, Mixed Doubles, & Super Senior Divisions

(Note: Paragraphs included herein are numbered according to pertinent and completed paragraphs of the 2010
USTA League Tennis National Regulations. USTA League Tennis 2010 Regulations and USTA Intermountain
Section League Tennis Regulations apply to all League matches played including ITA Fall Mixed Doubles except
for modifications of these Nevada District Tennis Association League Regulations and Procedures.)


  1.0      GENERAL-Nevada Leagues are bound by these regulations and procedures. The Official USTA
           Publication, “The Code” shall be observed in all matches played. It is the responsibility of the
           captains and players to know the 2010 Nevada District League Regulations, 2010 Intermountain
           Section League Regulations as well as the 2010 National USTA League Tennis Regulations.

         1.04 OFFICIAL LEAGUE REGISTRATION. Each local league must establish deadlines and
              procedures for registering teams on TennisLink.

               A. Local League Season(s).
               January 2- April 22, 2010              USTA Senior League

               March 6- June 13, 2010                 USTA Adult League

               March 14 -May 30, 2010                 USTA Combined NTRP Mixed Doubles (Spring)

               August 8- October 18, 2010             ITA Combined NTRP Mixed Doubles (Fall)


               B. Registration Deadline. Registration will be open until the final day of the local league
               season.

               C.   Registration Fees. TennisLink Registration fees are $32.00/player plus user fee.

               D. Late Entry Fee’s. A $10.00 late fee will be applied to the registration fee the day before
               the league begins. NO REFUNDS will be issued to any players after the first match of
               the season.


         1.09 AMENDMENTS.
              These Nevada District Regulations may be amended by the Adult League Committee.
       1.11 MEMBERSHIP

              A. Facility Requirements. Each facility (including parks and high schools) must be a current
              USTA Organization Member in good standing though the end of the leagues Section
              Championship.

2.0 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES. (Refer to National Regulations)

       2.01     COMMITTEES
                 2.01A Grievance Committees. All Grievance Committees shall consist of no less than
                three persons, including a chairman, to adjudicate grievances. The members of the
                Committee may be the same as or different in whole or part, from the committee first
                approved.

                 A. Nevada District League Grievance Committee. All grievance complaints must be
                 filed in writing on the proper grievance form, accompanied with a $50 administrative fee.
                 Complaints must be filed prior to the next scheduled match or within 24 hours of the end-
                 date of the league season, whichever comes first. The $50 administrative fee is refundable,
                 should the District League Grievance Committee uphold the complaint. The District League
                 Coordinator may file a complaint at any time. Complaints should be concise, and include a
                 remedy for the alleged violation. Grievance forms may be viewed and printed on-line at
                 www.ustanevada.com or call the Nevada District League Office at 702-792-8384.
                 Grievance forms must be filed with the District League Coordinator via email
                 adults@ustanevada.com.com. Or mailed to District League Coordinator c/o Nevada Tennis
                 Association 1333 N. Buffalo, Ste 130, Las Vegas, NV 89128.
                 Upon receipt of the complaint and administrative fee, the District League Coordinator will
                 send a copy of the complaint to the parties against whom the complaint has been filed. As
                 soon as reasonable, the District League Grievance Committee shall investigate the
                 complaint with anyone deemed appropriate, and render its decision in writing to all parties
                 to the complaint. The committee shall have the power to correct any violations uncovered,
                 by reasonable means, including, but not limited to, suspension of the player(s) league
                 playing privileges, and/or reserve any previous points earned by the player(s) in previous,
                 or subsequent matches. Either party may appeal the decision of the committee within (3)
                 business days of receipt of the written decision.

                 2.01B Grievance Appeal Committees. All Grievance Appeal Committees shall consist of
                 no less than three persons, including chairman to adjudicate grievances. The members of
                 the Committee may be the same as or differ in whole or part, from the committee first
                 approved.

                 B. District League Grievance Appeals Committee. Appeals must be filed with the
                 District League Grievance Appeals Committee. Once the District League Grievance
                 Appeals Committee has issued its ruling on the matter, there shall be no further right to
                 appeal. If the District League Grievance Committee did not hold a hearing with any of the
                 parties and the party (ies) requests a hearing, the District League Grievance Committee
                 shall hold a hearing.

                 3.01    LOCAL LEAGUE

                  3.01G Scoring and Rest.
                  A. Scoring. All individual matches are best of two tie-break sets with a match tiebreak in
                  lieu of a third set. There will be no coaching during the 2-minute set breaks. All matches
                  will use the Coman Tiebreak procedure whereby players change sides after the first point
                  and every four points thereafter. All match scorecards must be signed by BOTH captains
                  and retained for the entire season. These cards may be needed in case of a disputed
                  match and would be required to be sent to the USTA-Nevada office.

                  3.01 H Competition Format
                  A. Lateness: The Point Penalty System is not in effect for un-officiated league matches.
                  A default (forfeit) may be called 15 minutes after the scheduled match time ONLY if a
                  court has been available since said time.
B. Warm-up. Limited to 5 minutes including serves.

C. League matches. League matches do not take precedence over tournament
matches. If there should be a conflict in this regard the player must choose which match
he/she will play.

** The USTA/Nevada reserves the right to reschedule any/all 2010
League matches.
D. Rescheduling. As a general rule matches are not to be rescheduled except for
inclement weather (rain, snow, sleet, hail and lightning) or the tennis facility is overbooked,
and courts are not available. Captains are required to reschedule one or all of the
individual team matches. Only individual matches affected need to be rescheduled. Line-
ups must be exchanged at the time of rescheduling.

Unless agreed upon by both captains, all players must be present at match time,
even if a rain- out is obvious. Rained-out or suspended matches are to be made up
within two (2) weeks of the originally scheduled match. If the rainout match is one
of the last two of the season, the match must be played within one (1) week. A
lineup with players who will be in town and able to play within the two week allotted
time must be exchanged with the opposing captain within 48 hours of the originally
scheduled match. Once lineups have been exchanged, no changes are allowed
without consent of both captains. If a match has started and is suspended, play
begins with the same set and game score. Once a match has started, no player
changes may be made. If additional time is needed to complete a match, the home
facility captain must contact the District League Coordinator at the USTA-Nevada
for approval.


The District League Coordinator must be notified of all requests to reschedule via e-mail at
adults@ustanevada.com or by calling 702-792-8384. Should the request to reschedule be
granted, the host facility is to be notified by the home team captain. All requests to
reschedule must be submitted to the District League Coordinator at least 72 hours prior to
the scheduled match date/time. All rescheduled matches are to be played at the original
host facility-there are no exceptions. Both Captains are responsible to arrange for the
reschedule with the host facility. Any additional court charges incurred due to the
reschedule are the responsibility of the teams rescheduling.

Captains are under no obligation to reschedule matches except for the reasons outlined
above. Should captains not be able to agree on a reschedule date/time, the District
League Coordinator will determine the date/time for the reschedule. (This is generally the
second Sunday following the original match date.) The District League Coordinator may
require that the match be played should it affect the outcome of the league. If no
agreement on a reschedule date/time is reached the District League Coordinator shall
score the match as a double default.

E. Defaults (Forfeits). Once a captain notifies the opposing captain of a default (forfeit)
the default stands regardless of changes in circumstances.

F. Complete Match Default (Forfeit) (2 out of 3 positions or 3 out of 5 positions)
Before entering a complete match forfeit (total team default), the team captain must inform
their District League Coordinator of the reason for the forfeit. The District League
Coordinator may require the team match to be played. In the event of a complete match
forfeit, all matches played (within the round robin) by the defaulting team and all matches
to be played shall be null and void. Therefore all matches played will be reversed for
standings purposes only. Match scores will remain in the system for the purpose of
NTRP calculations.
3.02 PROGRESSION

A. League Flights-Less than Five Teams. The winning team will advance directly to
The Intermountain Section Championship.

B. League Flights-Five Teams or More. The first and second place teams will advance
to the District Championship.

*Please note: 2010 USTA League Regulation 3.03A(2) A player is eligible to
progress to championship level competition if that player has played on that same
team in at least two matches during its local league season. A maximum of one
default received by the player during local league competition shall count for
advancing. A retired match shall count toward advancing for all players involved.

3.03A(3) A player is eligible to advance to National Championships competition if
that player has played on that same team in at least three (3) matches through
Section Championships. No defaults received by the player during all league
competition shall count for advancing. A retired match shall count for all players
involved.

C. Intent to Play. Teams eligible to advance to the District Championships must notify
the District League Coordinator in writing, (e-mail preferred) of their intent to play at the
District Championships. Should teams that are eligible decline, the opportunity shall be
offered to the second place team.



3.03 District Championships

3.03C Scoring and Rest.
A. Scoring. At the Nevada District Championships, all matches will be the best of two
tiebreak sets with a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set. All matches will use the Coman
Tiebreak procedure whereby players change sides after the first point and every four
points thereafter.

B. District Championship Dates

May 6-8, 2010                         USTA Senior League

June 11-13 2010                       USTA Combined NTRP Mixed Doubles League

June 22-27, 2010                      USTA Adult League

All District Championships for 2010 will be held at The Darling Tennis Center

(For additional information on District Championships go to www.ustanevada.com or
contact Mary Maragos at adults@ustanevada.com or 702-792-8384.)

				
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