Sectional Regulations Team Eligibility 2.03A(5): The minimum number of required team members in the Adult 40 & Over is eight (8) for all NTRP levels. All teams MUST have 8 eligible team members to combine and compete for their FIRST scheduled Sectional Championship match. This requirement cannot be waived. Entry fees will not be refunded to teams that withdraw after the tournament schedule is first published.
National Regulations Player Eligibility 2.03A(3): In the Adult and Mixed Divisions, a player is eligible to progress to championship level competition below National Championships if that player has played on the same team in at least two (2) matches at the same NTRP level in the same Age Group during its local league season and is otherwise eligible. A maximum of one (1) default received by the player during local league competition shall count for advancing. Retired matches shall count toward advancing for all players involved in both USTA League Divisions.
Team Entry Deadline: June 25th, 2018
Entry fee provides:
- Player gift
- Awards for winner and finalist team participants
- Athletic trainer
New for 2018 – Each player will register individually
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Team List & Schedule:
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Team Captain Phone Conference:
A Team Captain phone conference will be scheduled for:
- Tuesday, July 10th at 12 Noon and 7:30 PM (Eastern Time).
The captain may choose which time suits his/her schedule best. A call-in number will be sent to the captain under separate email. The captain or a team representative is required to be on one of the calls.
Team Captain Check-in
Friday July 13th, 2018
- USTA National Campus Tournament Desk
- Check In will begin at 7:00 AM
- Captain’s will receive their team packet with Captains Guide, line-up cards & raffle tickets.
- Team Captains: please check-in at least 60 minutes before your FIRST scheduled match time.
General & Match Play Information:
Rain Date (if necessary): Monday July 16, 2018
Tournament Director: Hoku Purcell-Langley
Tournament Referee: Mac McGregor
Scoring: Section Reg 2.03C Scoring, Rest and Suspended Play. All matches played at the USTA Florida Sectional Championships shall be the best of two tiebreak sets with a set tiebreak (using the Coman tiebreak procedure) at 6-all. In the event of split sets, a match tiebreak (using the Coman tiebreak procedure) shall be played in lieu of a third set. No coaching is allowed at any time.
Umpires: There are roving umpires present at all championship sites. Roving umpires may be positioned inside the fenced areas and will interfere with play as little as possible. Players should be encouraged to play tennis without the need for umpires to be present. In the case of disputed calls and upon the request of the player, a roving umpire may be requested to observe a portion of the match
Practice Courts: Practice courts are only available from 7:00am to 7:30am Friday & Saturday: from 7:30am to 8:00am on Sunday. It’s imperative that your team only practices on the court surface in which your team was assigned.
- Hard: 3.5 Men, 4.5+ Women
- Clay: 3.5 Women, 4.5+ Men
Coaching: No coaching allowed.
Trainer: There will be a trainer on-site to assist with athletic injuries. They will have access to ice.
Awards: Winners and Finalist must report to the tournament desk for award distribution and team picture following their final match.
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