Sectionals: Adult Tennis

ADULT DOUBLES

USTA SoCal Adult 18+ Doubles 3.0 / 4.0 / 5.0

January 28-30, 2022

Levels:
3.0 | 4.0 | 5.0

Event Contact:
India Hoffman, USTA Southern California
310-208-3582 – ihoffman@scta.usta.com

USTA Rules and League Regulations will be enforced during Championships (Regulations)

Rancho Omni Las Palmas
41000 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

● All team members must have current USTA Memberships through the last day of championship play. Players can renew or check expirations at membership.usta.com.

● There will be random Photo ID checks throughout Sectionals.

● Minimum # of players required for a full team: 6 Players for the 3 – line formats

● Minimum number of matches required to advance past local league: 2 played matches one of which can be a default. 

● The NTRP Level of all individual team members must be from the appropriate level of play in accordance with the NTRP system.

A match will consist of 3 doubles positions.

● All matches played will be the best of three sets, with regular scoring and a set tiebreak (first to 7 by 2) at 6-all in each set. In the event of split sets, a deciding match tiebreak (first to 10 by 2) shall be played in lieu of a third set.

The Coman Tiebreak Rotation (change ends after the first point and every 4 points thereafter) will be used for all Set and Match Tiebreaks. Two-minute rest between the 1st and 2nd set and between the 2nd set and a Match Tiebreak.

FLIGHTED DIVISIONS

● Flighted Divisions will participate in a round-robin format within their flight. The winner of each flight will be determined by team matches won. In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken by the first of the following procedures:

▪ Individual Matches: Winner of the most individual matches

▪ Head-to-Head: Winner of head-to-head match

▪ Sets: Loser of the fewest number of sets

▪ Games: Loser of the fewest number of games

▪ A method to be determined by the championship committee
If there is more than one flight, Flight winners will advance to single elimination bracket play to determine a champion.

UNFLIGHTED DIVISIONS

● Un-flighted Divisions will participate in two randomly generated matches. The top two finishers will advance to single elimination bracket play to determine a champion. In the event of a tie after random match play, the tie will be broken by the first of the following procedures:

▪ Individual Matches: Winner of the most individual matches

▪ Head-to-Head: Winner of head-to-head match

▪ Sets: Loser of the fewest number of sets

▪ Games: Loser of the fewest number of games

▪ A method to be determined by the championship committee

● If the championship or part of the championship is canceled due to unplayable conditions, the championship may be rescheduled. If the championship is not rescheduled, the Championship Director and/or Championship Committee will determine the champion and finalist by using one or a combination of the following based on completed matches at the championship: Team(s) with the best record and/or highest percentage of wins.

● The Section League Coordinator or the Championship Committee shall have the right to modify the format and scoring or use alternate sites and court surfaces in order to complete play on schedule in the event that there are more or fewer teams than anticipated, defaults, unplayable conditions, or any other reason, which would necessitate a change in the announced format.

● Singles Stick will not be used.
● Score tenders will be used if available onsite.
● Coaching is not permitted. (No cell phones or electronic devices allowed on the court)

● Warm up courts will not be available.

● Warm up and Default – There will be a five-minute warm-up period, including practice serves. The USTA Point Penalty System may be used when players are late, and courts are available:

▪ 5:00 minutes or less – Loss of Toss + 1 game
▪ 5:01 to 10 min. – Loss of Toss + 2 games
▪ 10:01 to 15 min. – Loss of Toss + 3 games
▪ Over 15 min. – Default

3.0 Men – 4 team round robin


3.0 Women – 2 unflighted matches; top 8 teams advance to quarterfinals
 
4.0 Men – 4 flights of 3 teams; top 4 teams advance to semifinals
 
4.0 Women – 2 unflighted matches; top 8 teams advance to quarterfinals
 
5.0 Men – 5 team round robin
 
5.0 Women – two 3 team round robins

Rest in between matches is dependent on when a player finishes their match and when their next match is scheduled. Other individual matches can start prior to the resting players adjusted start time.  When playing singles or doubles to doubles players are given a minimum rest time of 30 minutes. When playing singles to singles players are given a minimum rest time of one hour.

Roving umpires are officials who exercise jurisdiction over more than one court. Their duties are similar to those of a chair umpire and include but are not limited to the following:

Ensuring that assigned courts are ready for play
Enforcing the warm-up time and Point Penalty System
Resolving scoring disputes
Overruling line calls and calling foot faults when they are in direct observation of the courts
Controlling spectators

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