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Welcome to Peach Tennis League

Thank you for joining Peach Tennis League. We hope you have a lot of fun and a wonderful experience. Currently, this league is designed for singles play and adults 18 and above.

How the League works:
The League offers a flexible format to complete all your matches. You have a week to complete your match against your scheduled opponent. Both players are equally responsible for contacting each other to schedule the match. Please contact your opponents and schedule your matches as early as possible. If for some reason, you cannot complete your match against your scheduled opponent within the given week, you have an extra week before which you should complete your match.

The point system is based on how close the match is.
If you win in 2 sets: 10 points
If you win in 3 sets: 8 points
If you lose in 2 sets: 1 point for every 2 games, up to a maximum of 5 points
If you lose in 3 sets: 6 points
Click here to find how point system actually works.

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.
All players should extend common courtesy and respect to each other off and on the court.
Click here to find more on how to move to a higher level.


Self Rating for the Initial season

Players must rate themselves as accurately as possible based on the ALTA and USTA rating scheme. Under rating (and over rating) your ability can hurt the league and result in non-competitive matches. If you are not sure about your level, the League strongly recommends that you play a verification match.

USTA 2.5: ALTA: C9 - C7 (Beginner I); USTA: 2.5
USTA 3.0-: ALTA: C6 - C4 (Beginner II); USTA: 3.0-
USTA 3.0: ALTA: C3 - C1 (Beginner III); USTA 3.0
USTA 3.5 - ALTA: B9 - B7 (Intermediate I); USTA 3.5-
USTA 3.5: ALTA: B6 - B4 (Intermediate II); USTA 3.5
USTA 4.0-: ALTA: B3 - B1 (Intermediate III); USTA 4.0-
USTA 4.0 ALTA: A9 - A7 (Advanced I); USTA 4.0
USTA 4.5-: ALTA: A6 - A4 (Advanced II); USTA 4.5-
USTA 4.5: ALTA: A3 - A1 (Advanced III); USTA 4.5
USTA 5.0+: ALTA: AA (Open); USTA: 5.0 and above


Please select the level which best represents you. Players with a point average of 95% or higher of the maximum available points may miss the playoffs or may be placed in the playoff draw for the next higher level.

Self rating is not available from the next season. From the next season, the League will automatically rate players based on the point average system. New players for the next season would have to play a verification match to determine their rating.


Point System

The winner should report scores within the specified timeframe. If the winner is not in a position to enter the scores, then the opponent should enter the scores. In case both players do not enter scores within the specified timeframe, then both the players will receive 0 points. Make sure all the scores are calculated correctly at the end of the season.

The point system is based on the following criteria:
If you win in 2 sets: 10 points
If you win in 3 sets: 8 points
If you lose in 2 sets: 1 point for every 2 games, up to a maximum of 5 points
If you lose in 3 sets: 6 points
If you take a default: 7 points
Note: The system will automatically calculate all the points. All you need to do is to enter the scores.

Match Score Your Points Opponent Points
You win 6-2 6-3 10 3
You win 6-2 5-7 6-3 8 6
You lost 6-7 6-7 5 10
You lost 6-7 7-5 6-7 6 8
You took a default 7 0


Note: You can take a default when your opponent is not available for play in both the regular and extra week AND your opponent does not provide a Sub for you. Your opponent will receive 0 points and you will receive 7 points.
However, if you want to get the maximum points you should play with a Sub.
Click here to find out more about Subs and Defaults.



Point Average

The point average at the end of the regular season determines which level you will be placed for the next season. A point average of 90% or higher would place you in the next higher level for the next season. A point average of 40% or lower would place you in the next lower level for the next season.

Match Score Your Points Opponent Points
You win 6-2 6-3 10 3
You win 6-2 5-7 6-3 8 6
You lost 6-7 7-5 6-7 6 8
You took a default 7 0
You won 6-3 7-6 10 5
You lost 3-6 3-6 3 10
You won (Sub) 6-3 4-6 6-3 8 6

Your point average at the end of 7 weeks is (10 + 8 + 6 + 10 + 3 + 8) * 10 / 6 = 75%
Week 4 is not included in the calculation of point average.

Note: Point average is not calculated when you take a default. On all other cases, the point average is calculated. Also, points are rounded off. If you lose 6-3 6-2, you scored 3 points for the week.
In this instance, since your point average is 75%, you would remain in the same level. Players with a point average of more than 90% will be moved to the next higher level. Players with a point average of less than 40% will be moved 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.


Match Location

Players who have home court advantage are in charge of any fees associated with the courts. Home court players also have to provide new can of tennis balls.
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.

Playoffs

Players can qualify for playoffs based on their performance during the regular season. The top 30% - 40% of available players at each level, regardless of their division, qualify for the playoffs.
Standings are based on the following order.
1. Points
2. Point average
3. Head-to-Head

A player with a higher seed would have the home court advantage. Playoff seeding is based on the points scored in the regular season.
Click here to find more about playoff rules.


Report Scores

The winner should report scores within the specified timeframe. Make sure all the scores are calculated correctly at the end of the season.
If the winner cannot report scores, then the opponent should enter the scores for the week. If nobody enters the scores for the week within the specified timeframe, then both players will receive 0 points.


Subs and Defaults

If you are unable to play your opponent on the scheduled week, you have an extra week to make up the match. However, if you still cannot play your opponent during the extra week, you should find a Sub from the sub list to play for you. Failure to do so, will result in 0 points for you.
If your opponent is unable to play during the scheduled week and the extra week, he should provide a Sub for you. If your opponent does not provide a Sub, you can play a Sub chosen by you or you could take a default. If you take a default, you would only receive 7 points.
In case you are unable to contact your opponent by Wednesday of the scheduled week of play, then you could either play a Sub or you can take a default.
Make every attempt to contact your opponent. If you take a default, you would receive only 7 points.


Unsportsmanlike Behavior

Please report all unsportsmanlike behavior to the League Office. The League Office will take appropriate action against bad behavior.


Contact Us

Contact the League Office with any type of feedback. We would be more than happy to hear from you.
admin@peachtennis.com


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