SINGLES LEAGUE INFORMATION (great “warm” up for the Spring League)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Hello SET Tennis Players:
It has become our tradition to hold the Singles League in January and February just prior to the Spring League Season…mainly because August weather for Singles is worse than January and February weather for Singles.
I also would like for you to welcome Leigh Yates. She will be working alongside me with the Singles League, and will eventually become the coordinator of this league. I will still be involved but Leigh will be doing some of the communication and helping with scheduling. She did a great job organizing the Combo Doubles State Championships, is a big supporter of tennis, and I know she will be a great help with the Singles League. And…she plays singles! Welcome Leigh!
USTA RATINGS ARE NOW PUBLISHED. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR RATING, PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE WITH THOSE QUESTIONS. If you want to appeal your rating, either up or down, you do that by clicking on Appeal Rating on your home page on TennisLink.
Local Singles Regulations will be posted on the Greater Wilmington Tennis webpage by December 12th, and we will send to all captains prior to the start of league play. I have pulled out the section on Team Registration so you will have it handy. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Here is the information for registering your team.
TEAM ENTRY ON TENNISLINKTENNISLINK
Rosters, scores and standings will be facilitated through TennisLink. Captains and players may access TennisLink via wilmingtontennis.com or nctennis.com or by going to national.usta.com. Local information is offered on the Wilmington site and the North Carolina site gives all the State information.
Captains must “Create a USTA Account” on the Home Page of TennisLink under “THIS IS YOUR LEAGUE”. “login to your USTA Account”. It is just a matter of giving your USTA number and e-mail address. This gives captains information for their own team and other captains’ phone numbers.
Team registration will begin December 1, 2017. Captains will register their team on TennisLink by going to Online Team Registration, and receive a team number.. Captains will give the team number to their team members so they can register for the correct team. Teams may register with a fun team name, but the Captain’s last name must be included somewhere in that team name.
Each player is responsible for entering themselves on the team roster and paying their own fees via credit card. All fees will be paid directly to TennisLink. Total amount payable at the time of registration is $20.00 for each time a player is registered on a team. This includes $6.00 to NCTA for head tax; $3.00 TennisLink Fee and $11.00 local fees.
If a player needs to Self Rate for the League, they may go to nctennis.com and click on NTRP Ratings. This will answer many questions about ratings and players can get a description of each level. Players MUST DO THEIR OWN SELF RATING. Please direct them to me if they have self rating questions.
Teams must be registered on TennisLink with a minimum of THREE (3) players by midnight on December 20, 2017. Additional players may be added to rosters prior to the start of League play and no later than February 15, 2018. A player may not participate in a match prior to registering on TennisLink. Any matches played prior to registering, will be ruled a default. Players who have not been entered on the roster by midnight on February 15th will not be allowed to play in the 2018 Singles League season.
SINGLES LEAGUE TEAMS HAVE A MAXIMUM OF NINE (9) PLAYERS
ONLY WITH APPROVAL FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA DIRECTOR OF ADULT LEAGUE TENNIS WILL THE REGISTRATION DATE BE EXTENDED.
Play will begin around January 6th or 7th and go through the last weekend in February. Due to the time of year, and the quick turnaround of registration, schedules may not be published until January 2nd. Please know that we will do all that we can to make that happen earlier.
The SINGLES LEAGUE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP is October 12-14, 2018 in Goldsboro.
FYI: Singles league does not affect a player’s NTRP rating.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Have a wonderful Holiday Season and by all means….MAKE IT FUN!
Anna Martin, South East Tennis USTA Leagues Coordinator
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