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Facility Coordinator Information
Captain Information for the 2013 League Season
Please read this information in its entirety and
contact us if you have any questions.
How we will communicate with you
Our standard means of communicating important information is via our email BLAST! and
Adult League Alerts!. All captains are strongly encouraged to sign up to receive
these emails, as they will be uninformed if they do not. These two free email services will provide you with all of the important
information you will need regarding schedules, playoff announcements, and deadlines.
Click here and follow the instructions to sign up.
Must have materials for your tennis bag
Many match situations or discrepancies can be resolved by referring to these materials, so
we recommend keeping a copy of them in your tennis bag.
2013 Colorado District League Regulations
2013 National League Regulations
Important Dates and Deadlines
Players may be added to team rosters up until your teams last scheduled match of the
season; however, they must play at least twice (one can be a 'win' by default) to be
eligible to participate in Districts.
Eligibility Requirements are printed on page 13 in the
2013 Colorado District League Regulations.
All scores must be reported by midnight on the score entry deadline. Please see the
Deadlines calendar for your area (part of the state) for the exact date. Unreported scores will be input
as double defaults.
Please make arrangements ahead of time if your match is important for standings since
there is always the possibility of inclement weather. Regardless of inclement weather, the
deadline for entering scores will not be extended.
Please review Section 1.02K(4)d (page 7) in the
District League Regulations for rainout instructions and regulations during the last
week of season play.
Click here for Information about District Championships. The dates for District
Championships are all listed on the
It is the responsibility of both team captains to ensure that match scores are
accurately reported within 48 hours of the completed scheduled match. This
responsibility should be discussed when line ups are exchanged. Both captains should
retain a copy of the match lineup and scores throughout the entire season in case of a
If something is incorrect with the scores as entered, please dispute the scores and send
an email (copy the opposing captain) to the
league coordinator for that league to explain the reason for the dispute.
All league matches throughout Colorado
must play a 10-point match tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd set (Coman Procedure for all
Tiebreaks). Scores for 3rd set
tiebreak must be
entered as 1-0 in TennisLink.
Rainouts / Rescheduled matches
Any rained out or otherwise rescheduled matches are to be played within two weeks of the
originally scheduled match date. Scores not reported within that time may be input as
double defaults. See the
Colorado District League Regulations 1.02K for more information.
If you have questions about TennisLink, please see the
A few additional notes that are important for captains to know
||Communicate with opposing
team captains each week prior to the match date. During this call/email,
discuss the match location, site specifics such as water and bathrooms,
plan if there is inclement weather, how many courts will be used (3 or
||If USTA Adult matches need
to be staggered, please agree on which matches will be played first prior
to the start of play. If no agreement can be reached, then the 3 doubles
matches need to be played first.
||If teams agree, and if there
are courts available, the teams can agree to start the match a little
early. This can help avoid darkness issues for sites that do not have
lights or indoor courts. Home team captains must discuss this with their
facility coordinator first to make sure the courts are available prior to
6pm for the teams to use.
||When communicating with
opposing captains, voicemail messages should not be relied on. Make sure
you actually speak to the opposing captain or have an email string that
indicates that both captains have been involved in the discussion.
||While everyone wants to win,
make sure you and your teammates are always following The Code of Tennis.
We want league matches to be an enjoyable experience for everyone involved
and team captains have the ability to encourage and enforce good behavior
by all of their teammates.
||Both captains should keep
record of the lineups and match scores for the entire season. At the
conclusion of the match, agree on which captain will input the scores and
which captain will confirm the scores. Scores must be reported within 72
hours of match completion. If a score is disputed for any reason, the
disputing captain should email the USTA Colorado league coordinator (or area league coordinator) to
inform them of the reason for the dispute.
In 2006, the transition was started to provide information to captains online instead of
through the mail. Information previously provided in captains' packets is available on COLORADOTENNIS.com and/or will
be sent directly to your inbox via Adult League Alerts! for anyone who has
subscribed for BLAST! and Adult League
Alerts!. Due to this online accessibility, we
no longer mail information to captains. It is
required for all captains and players to sign up for BLAST! and Adult League
Alerts! if they intend to stay informed of pertinent league information. Routinely check your email and COLORADOTENNIS.com for updates and other important information. This process
has allowed us to more effectively communicate with the thousands of league
tennis players in the state. If you need any assistance or have questions,
In 2012, the transition was made to email all communications to captains. Captains'
letters are no longer mailed to captains. All captains
sign up to receive BLAST! and Adult League Alerts! as these
communications are our primary means of emailing important information
to captains and players.