TPTC Doubles House League

Published on May 03, 2017

House League is a competitive, yet friendly program for both men and women. It is also a great way to develop your doubles game/strategy and to meet new players. In addition, playing in the house league develops confidence and skills to play in the inter-county leagues. New for this season is that there will be two separate divisions: one for players ranked 3.0 and lower and a second one for players ranked 3.5 and higher

The spring session begins May 7th and runs every Sunday until June 25th. House League Registration
o REGISTRATIONS BEGINS ON OPENING DAY AND CONTINUES AT THE CLUBHOUSE DURING SUPERVISED HOURS.
o PAYMENT MUST BE COMPLETED AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION.
o REGISTRATION IS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. THE LEAGUE WILL BE DIVIDED INTO TWO STREAMS OF 6 TEAMS. THE FIRST 12 PEOPLE (6 TEAMS) WHO REGISTER AND PAY IN EACH STREAM WILL BE ACCEPTED INTO THE HOUSE LEAGUE. (REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT.) A LIST OF SUBSTITUTES WILL BE KEPT AT THE CLUB DESK.
o The cost per session of House League is $15 per player ($30 per team).
o Payment can be made at the clubhouse during supervised hours.
o Playing in the first session does not entitle you to playing in the second session

Dates for House League Spring Session are: May 7th-June 25th The spring session runs every Sunday for eight weeks from 7-10pm starting in May. All 6 teams will play each Sunday evening. Depending on the success of the spring session, a summer session will also run in the beginning of July.

Doubles Teams
o Maximum of 6 teams of two players ranked at 3.5 and higher
o Maximum of 6 teams of two players ranked at 3.0 and lower
o Partners are encouraged to sign up together as a team; Both players must register.
o Players who lack partners upon joining will be paired in their division at the discretion of the House League Director and Club Pro.
o Players remain with the same partner for the entire session.

House League Format and Rules Match Format
o Matches will run from either 7 to 8:30 p.m. or from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m.
o Warm-ups should not exceed 10 minutes.
o A match will be concluded and a winner will be determined upon either: (1) The completion of a two sets, with the winning team having the most total games of the two sets combined; or (2) The completion of time (either 8:30 p.m. or 10 p.m.) upon which “most games won” will determine the winning team.
o There is no ad scoring.
o If a match is tied (after two sets have been completed or at the end of the allotted 1.5 hours) a “sudden death” game will be played to determine the math winner.
o If a match finishes early the players on that court have the court until the hour and half is complete.
o Upon completion of matches, all final scores shall be reported to the club staff or club monitor. Each team will be given a point for each game won.

Lateness and No-Shows (applies to Playoffs as well)
o Please be considerate of your opponents and arrive a few minutes before the match. o Teams lose one game for every 5 minutes of lateness before the match (maximum two games).
o Being more than 15 minutes late results in a forfeit.

Substitutions
o A team with one member unable to attend a match MUST find a substitute to replace the missing member. Otherwise, the team will default the match. A sub list will be given to all players at the start of the session.
o A team may only use one substitute player per match (at least one team member must play each match).
o Subs must be at a comparable level of play (players from higher division/with higher player rating levels are not permitted).
o A team unable to find a suitable substitute player must default the match.

Rescheduled Matches
o Matches may only be rescheduled due to rainouts.
o Rainouts shall be re-scheduled by each player/team. The House League Director does not take responsibility to reschedule matches.
o Each player agrees to provide his/her name(s), email address, and phone numbers and agrees that this information can be shared with all of the house league participants.

TPTC will provide the balls for the matches.