JULY 13-15, 2012

Dear Team Captain,

CONGRATULATIONS! The USTA/Maryland District has been notified that you are the
captain of the winning team from your local area in the Adult League. As such, you are
invited to participate in the USTA/Maryland District’s Adult League District Championships.
The information below should answer any questions you may have regarding this event. If
not, please e-mail me at Also, please continue to check our web
site for further updates. Go to On the left, click on USTA League
Tennis, then click Home.

Host Hotels
Columbia -- Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel
Guests can access the site to learn more about the event and to book,
modify, or cancel a reservation from February 13, 2012 to July 11, 2012.
Olney Manor Park -- Marriott Courtyard Silver Spring North

Or to make reservations by phone, call the reservations department at 1 888 236 2427
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the United States Tennis Tournament Room Block at the Courtyard Silver Spring North. The
cut-off date for reservations is 06/21/12.

We have secured courts at Olney Park (16601 Georgia Ave. Olney, MD.), Wilde Lake (10499
Cross Fire Lane, Columbia, MD) and Owen Brown (7150 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD).
See our web site for directions to this facility and court layout. Limited restroom facilities are
available at the tournament site. There will be no food/beverages available at the Olney and
Owen Brown site, however there are numerous commercial establishments located in the
immediate vicinity of Olney Park and Owen Brown. There are no practice courts available, so
you will need to scout out the area to see where you might find practice courts.

Captains’ Meeting & Registration
The Thursday, July 12th meeting will be a virtual on-line meeting starting promptly at
7:00 p.m. Since tournament rules and procedures will be discussed at the Thursday evening
virtual on-line captain’s meeting attendance is mandatory, if the captain cannot attend,
another team member must be present. You can attend either time frame. If you cannot
attend, please have a team representative present on the call.

To join the meeting:

    -   go to the GatherPlace web site ( You can join a session from
        a Mac, Windows, or Linux system with no software installation required

    -   Click Join a Session

    -   Enter access code: 2258594

    -   Enter your name and email address

    -   Click the Join button

To hear the audio portion Captains’ must join by teleconferencing phone number:
800-704-1867, code: 668943#.

To register:

Roll call will be taken by NTRP level at the beginning of the on-line meeting. Your team must
be represented.

At each tournament site there will be two tournament desk:

1 – registration desk where captains receive envelopes with match line-up scorecards. Each
player on your team roster will receive local league award (tennis towels).

2 – tournament desk where captains submit completed match line-up scorecards.

The Schedule will be placed on our web site ( as soon as possible.
Completed Team lineups must be submitted to the tournament desk 1/2 hour
before the scheduled match play. Failure to do so will result in a $50.00 cash
fine. Lineup forms are available from this web site. Additional forms will be available at the
tournament site. All team members must be ready to play 1/2 hour before the
scheduled match time. If courts are available, we have the right to call a match
to begin play 1/2 prior to the scheduled time assuming courts are available to
do so. Failure to be available when a match is called (assuming courts are available),
late penalties will apply. The tournament desk clock will determine the official time.
Matches are played on a follow-by basis. Match times are approximate after the first round.

Match Format
Play will consist of #1Singles, #2Singles, #1 Doubles, #2 Doubles & #3 Doubles.
If you don't have a full line-up for any reason, you must forfeit your #3 Doubles and notify
  the tournament desk.
There will be a 5-minute warm-up.
Match play will be 2 sets with regular scoring. If any set reaches six all, a tie-break will be
  Played (first team to score 7 points, and must be up by 2 points). If sets are split, the
  match will be decided by playing a match tie-break, (first team to reach 10 points, must be
  up by 2 points). The Coman tie-break will be used throughout the tournament.
The 3rd set tie-break will count as a 1-0 victory.
Please make changeovers and breaks as brief as possible.
If needed, the USTA tie-break rules will be used to determine the champions.

Rain Plan
In the event of rain, report to the Tournament Desk, with the balls, for instructions on how to
proceed. Write down the score and who was serving, and bring that information with you to
the Tournament Desk. The tournament staff will have the option of revising the schedule and
the tournament format, if necessary, in the event of inclement weather. See our web site for
rain procedures.

First and Second place teams will receive USTA awards. Further, teams will have
their pictures taken, which will be posted on the USTA/Maryland home page. PLEASE DO

Debby Broadus
District League Administrator | Tournament Director


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