Peach Tennis rules are based on the USTA tennis rules, so the USTA website is a good source for finding the tennis rules.
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The Code: The Players' Guide for Unofficiated Matches
Here at Peach Tennis we are keen on promoting friendly and competitive tennis. We expect our players to make proper line calls and promote a friendly atmosphere. We have compiled a top 10 Peach Tennis rules that we expect our players to follow.
Yes!! We are going to send a $5 gift certificate from Your Serve Tennis store for every new player that you refer!
Note: You can now find out how many of your friends have joined the League, by clicking on
My Info -> Friends I referred on the main menu.
Lot of players get injured during the season. We broadly classify the injury into 3 different types.
In this case, please find a player from the SUB list and ask them to play instead of you. Note that its slightly hard to find a SUB player. So contact a lot of players in the SUB list. Also, do not wait until the deadline to find a SUB.
Find a SUB as soon as you are hurt.
In this case, immediately send an email to email@example.com and copy all the players in your division stating that you are injured and not sure how long you are out. Please do not send email to only the League. Make sure you copy all the players in your division also.
Also, it is your responsibility to find a replacement player. The League will also help you in finding a replacement player. The replacement player will play on your behalf until you recover.
In this case, immediately send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy all the players in your division stating that you are injured and you are out for the season.
Please do not send email to only the League. Make sure you copy all the players in your division also. Also, it is your responsibility to find a replacement player. The League will also help you in finding a replacement player. The League will transfer your schedule to the replacement player.
Click on the link, Forgot your password. You can then login using your Mother's maiden name. Your password will be automatically reset to your Mother's maiden name. If you still cannot login, please contact the League office at email@example.com
To be eligible to play twice during the same season, these are the requirements.
Basically, you will register another time as a completely new player. You need to append the letters 2T at the end of your username. For example, if your old username was jdoe, then you will create a new account with the username jdoe2T. This will let us place jdoe and jdoe2T in different divisions. You will register 2 times (With your old username jdoe and with your new username jdoe2T) for the season.
You can play at the same level with both accounts, or you can play 1 level higher or lower as you feel. The League has the right to determine if you can play twice in the spring season.
We will place you in 2 different divisions and you can play twice during the same season.
Note: Make sure you append your username with the letters 2T
A Verification match allows us to properly place new players in the correct level. In a verification match, you play 2 sets against an existing League player in the same level that you signed up for. If the match is competitive then you signed up at the proper level.
Otherwise, you are either too strong for your level or too weak for your level.
New players are recommended to play a verification match. It is not a requirement, but highly recommended for new players who are not sure about which level they should sign up for. However, if you are pretty confident that you signed up for the proper level based on ALTA and USTA matches then you do not need to play a verification match.
To schedule a Verification match, click on Verification -> Verification on the main menu. This should list all the players at your level who are willing to play a Verification match. Choose somebody closer to your facility and find out if they are willing to play a Verification match.
To enter scores, click on Verification -> Verification Scores from the main menu.
Peach Tennis League is committed to advancing sportsmanship among players in the League. You can nominate your fellow players for the sportsmanship award based on the following criteria:
You can nominate your fellow players for this award. We will have a weekly winner for the sportsmanship award. We will send a $5 gift certificate from Your Serve Tennis store
If bothe players split sets, then you are required to play a 3rd set. However if both players agree before the match that you will play a tie-break instead of the 3rd set, then you can play a tie-break instead.
Note: You need to agree to the tie-break before the match begins.
The League can grant you 1 time extension per season upon request.
Every season there are players that have to withdraw due to injury or other unforseen problems. Add yourself to the Waiting List. We will contact you immediately if there is an opening.
At the end of the regular season if your total points is more than 90% of the maximum points available,
then you will get moved automatically to the next higher level. For example, a regular season typically consists of 7
weeks. So, if you score more than 63 points, you will get moved automatically to the next higher level. Similarly, at
the end of the regular season, if your total points is less than 40% of the maximum points available, then you will get
moved automatically to the next lower level. For example, a regular season typically consists of 7 weeks. So, if you score less than 28 points, you will get moved automatically to the next lower level.
Also, the League marks certain players as bench mark players. Your performance against these bench mark players will also be taken into account when determining your level for the next season.
Please update your profile and enter the division in which you would like to be placed. The League will place you in the division that you have selected. To update your profile click on My Info -> My Profile on the main menu. The following is a brief description of the match times for each division.
I am available during the day only and sometimes during the weekends.
I work and am available only after 5 pm on weekdays. Also available on most weekends.
Any time is fine for me.
We are facing increasing costs in our daily operations of the League. In addition to it, we are facing strong competition from other leagues as well. We are trying to advertise more and offer more attractive prizes to increase the competition and reduce driving times. Unfortunately, all of this costs money and we cannot keep the league free any longer. We will be charging a nominal fee of $25 to run the league. We believe this is a reasonable amount compared to other leagues. We hope that you continue to play in Peach Tennis League. Thank you for your support.
To access the Sub List, navigate to My Info -> My Sub List.
Both players are equally responsible for trying to contact each other to schedule a match. Try to reach your opponent by both Phone (Home, Work, Cell) and Email. If your opponent still does not contact you before Tuesday of the scheduled week, you can play against a SUB in your level (or) you can take a default. If you take a default you will get 7 points and your opponent will not get any points.
If for some reason, you and your opponent cannot find a convenient time to schedule your match both
during the regular week and in the extra week, then you and your opponent have the option of playing a SUB instead.
This is how it works. You choose a SUB from your level and play your match against him / her. Your opponent also chooses a SUB from the same level and plays him / her. Your matches will be independent and so will your scores. For example:
When reporting the score choose the option.
This however, is not applicable for playoffs. During the playoffs, there are no extensions for the deadline. If you are not able to schedule the match with your opponent, then the tie-break would be
You and your opponent have scheduled a match. If your opponent is running late for your scheduled match, please call them on their cell phone to see if you can help them with directions or traffic. We encourage you to wait on your opponent as long as possible in order to play the match because playing matches is the goal of the league. However, if you opponent is more than 20 minutes late and you cannot wait any longer, you are entitled to take a 6-0,6-0 win.
Playing closer to home is always desirable. To this extent, the league tries to schedule players based on their skill level and geographic location within a 12 mile radius. However, there may be cases
where certain players have longer driving times than usual. As the number of players playing in the league increases, the driving times will decrease.
If your scheduled opponent does not return your call or email you back before Tuesday of the scheduled week, you can either take a default or play against a Sub. In both cases, your opponent will not receive any points. You will receive 7 points if you take a default. If you play against a Sub, you will receive points based on the outcome of the match. To report a default, choose the option
I played against: My Opponent defaulted
If your opponent retires during the middle of the match for whatever reasons (injured, unexpected emergency, late for something), you win. Simply enter scores up to the point where the match was stopped choosing the option that your opponent retired during the match. You will receive 8 or 10 points depending on whether your opponent won a set or not. Choose the option
Other player retired during match
There are a few options on how to report scores if you played against a SUB.
Your opponent provided the SUB. In this case, your opponent is unable to play because of some valid
reason. But your opponent contacted you and also provided you with a SUB from the same level to play instead of him / her. Both you and your opponent will receive points based on the outcome of the match against the SUB.
Your opponent did not contact you at all. You had to choose a SUB on your own. In this case, the opponent does not receive any points. You will receive points based on the outcome of the match against the SUB.
You and your opponent cannot decide on a convenient time to play. Your opponent is free during the early part of the week and you are free during the later part of the week. In this case, your opponent can play a SUB and you can play another SUB. Both you and your opponent will receive points. You will receive points based on your match against your SUB, and your opponent will receive points based on the match against his / her SUB.
In all cases, choose the proper case from the following options.
In a division with odd number of players (7 or 9), there is 1 week when a certain player is scheduled to play a SUB. In this case, you can play against any SUB in your level. Report scores as you would normally do against any
scheduled opponent. When reporting the scores, choose the option.
I played against: My Scheduled Opponent
The regular season consists of 8 weeks. Players play a total of 7 matches. So there is 1 weeek when all players will have a bye week. You can use this bye week to play your matches ahead of schedule. The League recommends that you play your matches ahead of schedule. You can also use this bye week to make sure all the scores entered so far are correct.
It is the responsibility of the winner to report scores. However, if the winner is not in a position to report the scores, the opponent can report the scores also.
Simply reenter the scores correctly. The system should automatically change the scores. If there is an error, please contact the League office.
If you cannot play a certain week, make sure you contact your opponent in advance and let him know about it. Also, provide your opponent with a SUB from your level. This way you will not lose any points.
Sometimes players get frustrated and throw their rackets. However, if this continues more than once and if it starts to affect your game, then you should warn the player to not throw the racket. If the opponent throws the racket after the warning, then you win the next point. Subsequent racket throws result in the opponent forfeiting the game and then the match itself.
You can check if you are qualified for the playoffs by clicking on My Info -> My Playoff Standing. On the same page, you can also update your availability for the playoffs. See screenshot for more details.
Both players are equally responsible for contacting each other to schedule your match. If for some reason, you are not able to schedule your match, then the player who has the most number of available days to play wins. If that is a tie, then the higher seed player wins and advances to the next round.