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55 & OVER

May 30 - June 1, 2014
Knoxville, Tennessee


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Captains Check In:

Captain Check in and Player reception will be hosted at Knoxville Racquet Club, on Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.


Tournament Format:

The format for the 2014 Adult 55 & Over League Championship will be round robin based on the number of teams entered.  Levels that have two flights will play a round robin in each flight, and the winner of each flight will play each other for the Championship. 

Format changes may be made at the direction and discretion of the tournament committee.

Tournament Entry Fee:

The tournament entry fee is $30.00 per player. Online registration is available. All fees collected in conjunction with this event will be used to offset tournament expenses.


Schedule of Play:



Order of Play

Matches will be put on court in the following order of play 

 #1 doubles, #2 doubles, #3 doubles. 

Please be sure your players are on the right court. Please instruct your your players to introduce themselves to their opponents, i.e., “I’m Patty; my partner is Vicki, and we are playing #1 doubles
from Memphis.



Dynamic ratings will be calculated for all players following the conclusion of the State Championship. Those players that meet the criteria for NTRP disqualification will be disqualified, but all points earned by the disqualified player at the Championship will stand.  Disqualified players will be notified by the State League Coordinator and may not play at the disqualified NTRP level of play for the remainder of the Championship  league year.  All NTRP grievances filed at the Championship will be handled after the Championship. Forms are available at each site at the tournament desk.





Tournament Desk:

A tournament desk will be located at each court site. All teams are required to check in at their court site at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled match (with all team members present). Team line up must be turned in no later than five (5) minutes prior to scheduled match time. Please be aware matches will be moved earlier when courts are available.  It is the responsilbility of the players and their team captain to be ready to play when their match is called. The USTA Point Penalty System will be in effect with lateness penalities imposed. A fifteen (15) -minute default time will be enforced.


Rain Schedule:

This is an outdoor tournament.  If there are weather problems, matches will be delayed.  Matches could be played under lights. If  rain contingencies are used, the scoring format may be changed to one 8 game pro set with a 7-point tiebreak at 8 all.



Awards will be presented to players of the winning team that are present at the Championships. Captains may purchase awards for players that did not advance to the Championships with team.


Tournament Committee:

Charla Patrick: Tournament Chairman

Tiffan Davis Gillespie: Tournament Director

Touranment Referee:Steve "Sid" Sidbury