Captains Responsibilities During Play and During Championship

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The captain is responsible for checking his/her team in at the site of the match.

 Do not check in with the site desk until ALL players are present and ready for play. You will turn in your lineup at the site desk at this time using one of the scorecards in your registration packet. Be sure to fill out your scorecard according to the instructions enclosed in this packet. A fifteen-minute default time will be strictly enforced, as will the point penalty system. Court monitors will time warm-ups and changeovers.

 


MAKE SURE THAT YOUR PLAYERS ARE PLAYING AGAINST THE CORRECT OPPONENTS. TELL YOUR PLAYERS TO INTRODUCE THEMSELVES AND GIVE THE POSITION THEY ARE PLAYING! Winners of individual matches will take the balls and report the score IMMEDIATELY to the site desk.

 

SCORING
Each team will receive 1 point for each team match won. These points are posted on the official scoreboards. 

In the event of a tie, the tiebreak procedures will be as follows:

2.03H Procedures in the Event of a Tie. In the event of a tie, whether in round robin or single elimination competition, the tie shall be broken by the first of the following procedures that does so:
2.03H(1) Individual Matches. Winner of the most individual matches in the entire competition.
2.03H(2) Head-to-Head. Winner of head-to-head match.
2.03H(3) Sets. Loser of the fewest number of sets.
2.03H(4) Games. Loser of the fewest number of games.
2.03H(5) A Method to be Determined by the Championships Committee


All scores are final 48 hours after the conclusion of the tournament.
All teams are expected to play all scheduled matches! Any team not complying will be subject to grievance procedures. In accordance with USTA League Tennis Regulations, any team forfeiting an entire team match for ANY REASON will result in all matches of that team previously played or to be played to be declared null and void. If all teams in contention for the Championships have already played the forfeiting team in good faith, the matches stand as played.
Grievances: Forms are available at each of the sites at the tournament desk. A copy of any grievance must be given to the opposing team captain by the captain of the team filing the grievance. Completed grievance forms are to be presented to the Site Director at the site of the match within 30 minutes of the completion of the team match. The committees involved will handle all Grievances as promptly as possible. Unless requested by the committee, only the captain and the player(s) involved will be permitted at any hearings.


NTRP Grievances may be filed against a player at any time up to 48 hours after the conclusion of the Sectional Championship of the player’s team, whether or not the player participated. NTRP Grievances will not be accepted at National Championships.
NTRP Grievances filed within 21 days of the start date of the player’s and/or captain’s State or Section Championships will be administered after the event unless the section authorizes the administration of the grievance prior to that time. If the grievance is not administered until after the event, points won by players will stand. Disqualified players and/or captains that are suspended will not be eligible to advance to the next level of championship play.


NTRP Disqualification
The USTA Southern Section Regulations 3.04D(2) Championship state: Dynamic ratings will be generated following the State and Sectional Championships. Points earned by disqualified players will stand. The disqualified player will not be eligible to advance to the next level of competition.


AWARDS

Awards will be given to the champions and finalists.

All matches will observe a 10-minute warm-up, including serves. In matches where players or teams split sets, the match tiebreak in lieu of a third set shall be played (first to ten points by a margin of two points). Play is continuous. Coaching is not permitted at any time.

 

MEDICAL CONDITIONS
 Medical conditions include but are not limited to an injury, illness, and heat-related condition or cramping.
Medical Time-Out: A medical time-out consists of evaluation time as determined by the referee plus a maximum of three minutes treatment time.
Request for a medical time-out. A request for a medical time-out may be made by a player to the court monitor or at the tournament desk. During the match or warm-up, if a player suffers from a medical condition or believes that medical diagnosis or treatment is required, the player may request a one-time medical time-out for that medical condition. Subsequently, he may request another medical time-out for a different medical condition. Only one medical time-out shall be permitted for heat-related conditions and cramping in any match, even if the heat-related condition or cramping occurs to different parts of the body.

 

TOILET  VISIT

A player may request one or more suspensions of play for a toilet visit. No coaching shall be permitted during the suspension of play for either a medical time-out or a toilet visit.
In the event of rain, the Site Director on site will stop play and players will report their score in progress to the site desk. Players will not be allowed to leave the site until released by the Site Director on site. If needed, play will continue under lights if necessary, to keep on schedule.

 

 

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