League Rules- 2019 Men's Fall Tennis League
6 Teams
September 5, 2019
Hilton Guam Resort & Spa
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Every Thursdays
19
400.00 per Team
1. 4 doubles match-ups / sets per team per Thursday. No re-scheduling of league games (to another day) will be allowed for the convenience or availability of player(s).
2. 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and a 9.0 combination of skill level. Maximum skill rating for 9.0 game is 5.0. Player combinations can only be 1 level apart if combination of skill levels equates to specific game combination.
3. Each player will self-rate their skill level during the GNTF online access registration. (GNTF will have an independent committee review all ratings based on individuals results in local tournaments including prior men's league results, and USTA Guidelines. - Not Applicable for this League.) New player, without prior skill level rating, must play by the 4th match of the season. Any player can be re-rated after the fourth week by Captain's vote. If players and/or captains have questions about an individual's skill level, they may appeal to the Appeal Committee for final rating with valid justifications. For this league, the Appeal Committee shall be consisted of the Captains.
4. 8 games Pro Set (no ad). "Deciding Point" 40-40 will be receiver choice of which player receives the serve. If the game set reaches 7-all, players must play a set tie-break (12 points Tie-Breaker). The order of serving continues in the same rotation. The first team to reach 7 points wins the game, provided there is a margin of two points over the opponents. If necessary, the tie-break game shall continue until this margin is achieved. The score is to be recorded as 8-7. No let calls for serves.
5. 12-Points Tie-Breaker. In doubles, the first server shall serve one point from the right (deuce) side. The second server shall serve two points, starting from the left (ad) side and ending on the right side. The third server shall serve two points, starting on the left and ending on the right side. The fourth server shall serve one point from the left side and then players change ends of the courts. The fourth server shall then serve one point from the right side. Play continues in such a manner until one team wins at least seven points with a two point margin. Teams change ends of the court every six (6) points.
6. A (weekly) league match win will be based on total games won of the four sets of 8 games Pro Set. In the event of a tie in number of games won, the team that wins majority of game sets will be awarded the win. In the event of a tie in number of games won and number of game sets, the final pairing shall play an additional 12-point tie breaker to determine the win.
7. For the play-off matches at the end of the league games, if any, play-off match win will be based on total games won of the four sets of 8 games Pro Set.
8. Team standings will be based on match wins and losses. In the event of tie in wins and losses, the 1st tie breaker will be head-to-head match wins and losses. If there is still a tie (each team has beaten each other), the next tie breaker will be percentage (%) of sets won during the round robin or season. If by some rare chance this is still a tie, percentage (%) of games won during the round robin or season will be the 3rd tie breaker for the standing.
9. Each team line-up for the week is to be submitted via GNTF web site by the team captain before 5:30pm of game day.
10. In the event that the Captain is unable to accomplish Rule 9, weekly line-up can also be submitted in writing via text message or email to the opposing Team Captain, and email to admin@GNTF.org before 5:30pm of the game day.
11. No substitution will be allow once line-up is submitted. Player will not be allowed to play twice on any of the 4 doubles match-ups per specific match date.
12. Team can add players to roster until the 4th week match day.
13. Warm up is limited to 5 minutes including practice serves. Home team Captain shall be responsible for time keeping.
14. The 5-minute default rule is in effect for all scheduled matches.
15. Defaults may only be called if a court is available and ready for play.
16. First game set is at 6pm, with 5 minutes warm-up. Team without both players on the court by 6:05 pm, or 5 minutes later from the game set start, shall forfeit their game.
17. Second set shall start no earlier than 6:45pm, with 5 minutes warm-up. Team without both players on court 5 minutes after court being available and arrival of the opposing team (both players) shall forfeit their game.
18. Third set shall start no earlier than 7:30pm, with 5 minutes warm-up. Team without both players on court 5 minutes after court being available and arrival of the opposing team (both players) shall forfeit their game.
19. Fourth set shall start no earlier than 8:15pm, with 5 minutes warm-up. Team without both players on court 5 minutes after court being available and arrival of the opposing team (both players) shall forfeit their game.
20. In a forfeited game set, 8 games won to the winner and 0 games to the forfeited team.
21. Scores must be entered within 24 hours of the conclusion of the match by the Home Team Captain.
22. Each captain, or his authorized representative, must digitally sign the score sheet on GNTF.org within 24 hours of the end of the match to acknowledge the match scores.
23. In the event of rain during a match, completed individual game sets will stand as played. Incomplete game sets must be resumed by the same players at the exact game and point as they stood when play was halted. Each captain, or his designated representative, must agree and enter rain delayed match scores on GNTF.org as soon as possible. Once rain delay status has been determined, both teams will have one (1) opportunity by 10 pm of the following day to change player lineup(s) of the game set(s) that have yet to start. Rain delay status is activated by emailing Admin@GNTF.org by the Home Team Captains of the specific game set.
24. Captains should make any and all efforts to ensure that make-up games are played prior to next game day. However, all make-up games must be completed prior to start of play-off matches.
25. If make-up games are to be played at Hilton Guam Resort & Spa, regular reservation procedure of court and associated fee shall apply.
26. All match balls will be provided by GNTF.
27. GNTF will provide web / online access for Captains to manage weekly line-ups.
28. All players on a team’s roster will be required to play a minimum of one (1) match for their team during the course of the Round-Robin segment of the given season. If a player fails to complete one (1) match for their own team by the end of the Round-Robin segment of the given season, the said player will be ineligible to play in the Play-Off segment of the given season. If this rule is disregarded and said player does play in the Play-Off segment of the given season, that specific game will be forfeited with a zero score. In the event of an injury or extenuating circumstances prohibiting a player to continue league play, the minimum match rule may be waived with majority of the Captain's votes.
29. Game results will be updated on GNTF web site.
30. Any dispute will be decided by Majority of the Captains' votes.
31. League members shall not reserve the free courts at Hilton Guam Resort & Spa for practice, warm-ups, or any other purpose during league nights.
32. If a court is free during league nights, league players may use it for warm-up but shall be limited to no longer than 10 minutes to allow others league players the opportunities to warm up. If and when hotel guest(s) who reserved the specific court arrives, league members must vacate the court immediately.
33. There shall be no outside potluck-type food or alcoholic beverages allowed during the league play.
34. Any additions, modifications or amendments to the league rules proposed and agreed upon by the majority of the Captains may be presented to GNTF Board for acceptance and final approval.
35. Please be mindful and observe Hilton's no parking zones as per Hilton Management's specific request.
updated as of September 16, 2019