USTA LEAGUE

MAJOR REGULATION CHANGES FOR 2018

  • 1.04E Player Eligibility. (Southern)
    • Southern will have no residency requirements for local league play. Exception: For teams that play a local league at a state championship and/or advance directly to a state championship (if applicable for the Adult 65 & Over league), teams must roster a minimum of 51% of instate players.

  •               Player Eligibility. (USTA Alabama)
    • USTA Alabama allows no more than three (3) out of state players on a team that plays a local league at a state championship an d/or advance directly to a state championship (Adult 18 & Over 5.0+, Adult 55 & Over 9.0, Adult 65 & Over and Mixed Doubles 18 & O ver 10.0)

  • 2.01C(2) Team Match. (National)
    • A majority of matches must actually be played.
    • In the case of invalid matches (less than the minimum number of matches played) if scores are entered in TennisLink they will count only for NTRP ratings and advancement.
    • Each Sectional Association shall establish procedures in the event of a team default or double default.
  • 2.01C(5) Team Line-Ups. (Southern)
    • #E: If a team defaults an entire match (as described in USTA League Regulation 2.03K) in local play, states may decide whether to allow further play by that team and how matches played by that team should be used in determining standings. A state may not authorize a local league to make such determination. If the state does not have a specific rule in place regarding such team defaults, it must follow USTA League Regulation 2.03L.

  •               Team Line-Ups. (USTA Alabama)
    • USTA Alabama adopts the following regarding teams defaulting an entire team match during local or local at state competition:
      i. The defaulting team may be ineligible to advance beyond local league, but may continue to play the remainder of local matches as determined by the State League Coordinator based upon the facts and circumstances presented by the local league coordinator or the site director at local at state competition.
      ii. If the defaulting team continues to play, the remainder of the local season matches (if multiple round robins, the defaulting team may be removed from that round of play) will be recorded in Tennis Link for the purpose of satisfying match play requirements for opponents only.
      iii. At the end of the season all matches of a defaulting team may be removed from the stats and standings in Tennis Link (if multiple round robins, the defaulting team may be removed from that round of play) , UNLESS:
      iv. All teams with a mathematical chance to advance have already played the defaulting team in good faith, the matches shall stand as played when determining standings
      v. During local play, the local league coordinator may recommend the filing of a grievance with the local grievance committee.

  • 2.06A Move Up, Split Up. (National)
    • All 2.5 and 5.0 National Championship teams are allowed to retain 3 players who qualified or advanced to National Championships.
    • National Championship teams are required to Move Up or Split Up only in the age group from whitch their team advanced the previous year
    • Sections may restrict crossover between Adult and Mixed Divisions, and also between some or all Age Groups.

  • 3.01A Grievance Administration. (Southern)
    • A $100 filing fee will be required for all General/Sportsmanship, Championship and/or Administrative Grievance and Grievance Appeals that are heard at the Southern level. The filing fee will only be returned to the grieving party if a penalty is imposed.

  •               USTA Southern. Grievance Administration. (USTA Alabama)
    • A $100 filing fee will be required for all grievances and appeals filed at any USTA Alabama Championships. The filing fee will only be returned to the grieving party if a penalty is imposed.