Chattanooga Tennis Association

News

CTA Summer News & Updates
Exciting Times! CTA's new website:
and CTA's League Management website:
Topdogtennis.com
Upcoming Events
Spring CTA Leagues will end the week of
May 28th.
*****
Summer CTA Leagues,
and Round Robin play
June 18- August 2
Tuesday 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Begin June19th
3.5 Ladies Round Robin at Champions Club
Tuesday 6:30 - 8:00 p.m Begin June 19th.
3.0 & 3.0+ Ladies Doubles Leagues
3.0-4.0 Men's Round Robin
Wednesday 9:30 - 11:00 am Begin June 20th
55 and UP Mixed Round Robin Champions Club.
Thursday 9:30-11:00 a.m. Begin June 21st
4.0 ladies Round Robin at Champions Club
Thursday 6:30-8:00 p.m. Begin June 21st
3.0-4.0 Men's Doubles Team Tennis at Champions Club
3.5 Ladies Doubles Leagues
Singles Leagues
Men's and Women's Singles leagues will begin
June 18
Sign up to play Contact :
CTA SUMMER TENNIS MIXER
JUNE 22nd Champions Club
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Fun, Food, Fellowship
CTA League Awards will be handed out
Tennis Tournaments & Volunteer Opportunities
Chattanoogatennis.com - For links to :
* Junior Qualifier Tournaments June 1-5 @ Baylor School and Champions Club NEED Volunteers
* The City Championship July 19-22 Manker Patten tennis Club
Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles
* Junior Team Tennis June 7th - July 5th Champions Club and GPS
Junior State Tournament in Murfreesboro July 20-22d
Area Summer Tennis Camps links:

Last update: 05/15/18

Tennis Family,

We are thankful Baylor, Champions, GPS, Manker, and McCallie allow CTA to play on their courts.

These courts are called the "paid courts" because teams "Pay to Play".

Please remember these courts are only charging for 1 1/2 hours of play. Please do not abuse the time, and be respectfull those courts may be reserved before/after your time.

To play within the time limit, please play the 3rd set Coman Tie Break.

Thank you,

Karen Ellis

CTA League Coordinator

Last update: 04/23/18

THE COMAN TIE-BREAK FORMAT:


The Coman tiebreak procedure is identical to the regular tiebreak procedure except that the players Change ends after the first point and then after every four points, and at the conclusion of the tiebreak.

Set Tie Break: First to win 7 points by 2 points wins “Game “ and“Set”

3rd set Match Tie Break:First to win 10 points by 2, wins match.

The player whose turn it is to serve shall serve the first point from the deuce court.

After the first point, the players shall change ends and the following two points shall be served by the opponent(s) (in doubles, the player of the opposing team due to serve next) starting from the add court.

After this, each player/team shall serve alternately for two consecutive points (starting from the ad court); changing ends after every four points, until the end of the tie break game.


Switch sides after points 1,5,9,13,17..…. and at the conclusion.


Principle Advantages

Fairness – By changing ends more frequently, the effects of the elements (sun, wind, etc.) are distributed more evenly between the two opponents as opposed to playing six consecutive points before changing ends.


In doubles, the server will always serve from the same end of the court, rather than having to serve from both ends.


Last update: 03/09/18


Chattanooga Tennis Association


Adult Tennis League Rules


Chattanooga Tennis Association

ctaleagues@gmail.com

423.838.0300

www.chattanoogatennis.com

2018

President: Coleen Davis

Vice President: Forrest Simmons

Secretary: Laura Israel

Treasurer: John Davis

Immediate Past President: Roger Ross

CTA League Coordinator: Karen Ellis

Hospitality Coordinator: Noel Lancaster

Director of Technology: Troy Carroll

CTF Liaison & Teaching Pro: Sue Webb

Volunteer Coordinator: Allyson Wurm

Chattanooga Sports Com. Liaison: Brant Donlon

Member at large: Catalina Mehler












Membership and Dues


  1. Anyone who is at least 19 years old can be a member of, and participate in Chattanooga Tennis Association (CTA) Adult Men's, Women's, Singles, and Mixed Doubles Leagues.

  2. All participants must be current members of the CTA. Membership dues are payable annually to the association as follows:

      1. Single membership: $40.00 (no longer Family Membership)

      2. Unpaid dues of existing members will be billed by mail by February 1 of each year. Dues may be paid in person at the CTA office, mailed to the address above, or online at www.chattanoogatennis.com by clicking the “JOIN CTA” tab.

  3. A non-CTA member is allowed to substitute twice. If the non-CTA member substitutes more than twice, the team will incur a Team Penalty and will forfeit the affected court.

  4. Any non-member or substitute player who participates in anyCTA Adult League match is responsible for membership dues. Dues must be mailed or delivered to theCTA office within ten (10) days after the second substitution of match play. A list of available substitutes will be supplied to captains when available.


  1. Team Rosters, Divisions and COMBO LEAGUES


  1. A team will consist of a minimum of four (4) doubles teams (8 players) and will have a maximum size of sixteen (16) players.

  2. A team should be entered in the appropriate league level (3.0 - 4.5+) based on the skill level of players on the roster.

  3. A team winning two (2) out of three (3) seasons will have the option to move to the next higher level of play for the following season.

  4. Final determination of league placement will be the responsibility of the CTA League Coordinator and CTA League Board.

  5. Captains need to register team by the league registration deadline. Completed rosters must be turned in to CTA league coordinator 24 hours before the first match of the season is played. Players may be added during the season, but must have 8 to qualify as a team.

  6. Captains must register teams each season (spring, summer, fall).

    A player can play on more than one league roster. Ex: Combo 3.5 (Tues morning) and 4.0 Thursday morning, Day and or Evening, and sub on any team their level or higher.

  7. If a player chooses to substitute at a higher level for one team only, his/her name should appear on the roster with “sub” noted beside the name.

  8. If a player would like to sub at a higher level without restriction to a single team, his / her name should not appear as a sub on a roster, but should be included on the CTA sub list for that level (by request of player only - please notify CTA office).

  9. Teams may be moved up or down between divisions based on scores and at the discretion of the CTA League Coordinator.

  10. Combo and Adult League Play will follow guidelines below:


DIVISION

League Format

NTRP LEVELS

Minimum # players for legal roster

4 Doubles

3.0, 3.5 combined

8

COMBO

4 Doubles

3.5, 4.0 combined

8

4 Doubles

4.0, 4.5 combined

8

ADULT

4 Doubles

3

8

LEAGUE

4 Doubles

3.5

8

4 Doubles

4

8



  1. At Combo Level (6.5/7.5) two 3.0 players or two 3.5 players CAN play together. The higher level players (3.5/4.0) respectively, must be assigned to court numbers from strongest players beginning on Court 1.

    Ex: Court 1 (4.0/3.5 at the 7.5 level and 3.5/3.0 at 6.5 level) and so on.

  2. Rosters must share 50% (no less) at combo level. Ex: 3.5 Combo needs four 4.0 players and six 3.5 players. (If there is a question about subs and/or ratings, please contact the CTA league coordinator.)

  3. Adult league is a team comprised of the same level.

Line-ups


  1. Captains will determine line-ups weekly by strength according to CTA, NTRP, or self-ratings in order to make competition fair to all. SANDBAGGING IS PROHIBITED and bad form.

  2. The strongest and highest rated player must occupy the #1 position. The remaining positions are placed in descending order of strength.

  3. Players without an official NTRP Rating shall self-rate. Issues over self-rated players will be ruled by the CTA League Coordinator. *See self-rate chart attached.

Captains’ Responsibilities


  1. Captains should provide each team member with:

        1. League Rules

        2. League Schedule

        3. Team Roster (including emails/phone numbers) and possible substitute players.

  2. Contact the visiting Captain or Co-Captain well in advance of scheduled matches.

  3. Advise the opposing captain if a position must be forfeited. Never assume a match has been cancelled.

  4. The captain (or acting captain) shall be available one hour prior to match time. This applies to both teams. If there is a substitute captain, the opposing captain should be notified.

  5. Communicate weekly with teammates to determine if subs are needed. PLEASE avoid forfeited matches.

  6. 2018 – Scores will be entered by the Home Captain on TOPDOG website, and verified by the visiting team

  7. 2017*BOTH captains take a photo of the scorecard immediately after the match and send to the CTA League Coordinator. IF there has been an issue on the court or with the match make a note on your score card and the CTA League Coordinator will address the issue.

  8. Keep a record of team matches and scores in case a card is lost.

  9. Captains will reschedule rain-outs for the first available scheduled rain-date (if a rain date is provided) or at the convenience of both teams. Rescheduled matches may be played one court at a time.

  10. Captains should be very familiar with USTA rules as found in “Friend at Court” available at www.usta.com

  11. Call the CTA League Coordinator promptly with any problems or suggestions.

  12. Court fees, guest fees, and USTA approved balls are the responsibility of the “home team.” ie, Teams who choose to have Champions Club, Baylor, GPS, and McCallie as their home courts will take the responsibility to collect the fees from their teammates for the usage of those

    courts. Those HOME teams will pay their fee as well as their guest teams fee.

  13. Teams who have Baylor, Manker Patten, McCallie and Racquet Club as home courts and have an option to play a rain match indoor will contact the guest team and ask if that team would split the cost of indoor courts. If the Guest team does not want to split the cost, then the two teams will make up the match on the rain date or split the score 4/4.


Match Rules


  1. Team schedules will be distributed to Team Captains prior to the beginning of each league season.

  2. Captains may reschedule matches. Notify CTA League Coordinator via email of any rescheduled matches.

  3. All players must be present and matches should begin at the scheduled time:


        1. Day: 9:30 a.m. Night: 6:30 p.m. (all Eastern Time)

          *Please arrive 10 – 15 minutes early in order to begin match play.


  1. If any player arrives more than fifteen (15) minutes after the scheduled match time, his/her team will automatically forfeit the court.

  2. Line-ups must be exchanged simultaneously and are not to be changed once exchanged.

  3. Courts are assigned by the “home team” captain.

  4. Do not delay warm-ups or alter court assignment while waiting for a late player.

  5. Play should begin following a warm-up of no more than ten (10) minutes. However, if a player arrives within the 15 minute grace period, he or she will be allowed to warm-up 5 minutes without penalty.

    I If a captain is aware of a forfeit prior to the match, the captain of the opposing team

    should be notified prior to filling out the scorecard so that line-ups can be altered as

    necessary. In the Straight NRTP leagues ( ex: 3.0 team, Not the 3.0+ or Combo teams)

    Position #4 should be forfeited first, then Position #3, etc. In the + leagues and Combo

    leagues, notify the opposing team the specific line that will be forfeited. This

    will ensure the level of play is consistent and fair.

  6. In the event of a forfeit due to late arrival,(15 min past start time) players are encouraged but not required to play. However, the match should be recorded as a forfeit.

  7. Captains may prearrange time adjustments to scheduled playing times for individual players only if both captains agree.

  8. Matches will be the best two (2) out of three (3) sets, regular scoring, tie break at six all (6-6) (first to 7 by 2). If time is a consideration and captains agree, matches may be scored no-add, or a third set 10 point (COMAN) tie break. If no agreement can be reached a full third set should be played. *Determination of a third set Coman 10 point tiebreak will be determined by each court before the match with both captains witnessing agreements of players. All players must agree on the decision.

  9. USTA rules will govern play except as altered in these rules.

  10. Scores are reported on the official scorecards supplied with scores noted from the winner’s perspective and the winner’s scores are tabulated by the League Coordinator and available for comparison at the CTA office when possible. Matches are scored by the number of sets won on each scorecard. Circle the winning team on each court.

    Rain Delays and Rainouts


  1. In the event of rain, captains are responsible for cooperatively rescheduling rained out matches on rain dates, if provided, in the order in which they were missed.

  2. Teams that are assembled to play and are delayed by rain or wet courts may be dismissed at the captain’s discretion (opposing captains must agree.) Captains may agree to reschedule any time within the league time frame.

  3. If the first game has not been completed prior to rainout, players listed on the original roster may be changed for the rescheduled match.

  4. Completed match scores will stand as recorded.

  5. Incomplete matches must be completed by the players originally listed from the point of discontinuation.

  6. If match cannot be played for a valid reason, points will be split. Questions/disagreements will be addressed by the League Coordinator.

Rule Enforcement


The CTA League Coordinator will enforce this set of rules and regulations. Decisions and recommendations concerning major violations will be referred to the Board of Directors of the Chattanooga Tennis Association for final decision. The committee welcomes suggestions concerning league play and will meet as needed to discuss the leagues, rules, and ideas for improvement. League concerns may be addressed to CTA League Coordinator or any CTA Board Member.



Please, Everyone remember, we are ambassadors in the Community and CTA. As such we need to conduct our behavior to each other and those watching in a dignified manner.


Our younger players are taught fairness, and court etiquette, we adults must teach by example.

Last update: 03/06/18
SPRING is finally arriving!!
The Chattanooga Tennis Association offers many opportunities for you to play tennis in Chattanooga.
For league questions, please contact Karen Ellis, CTA League Coordinator, at ctaleagues@gmail.com
To pay CTA dues, please email Laura Israel at chatt10s@aol.com
2018 CTA League Information
Last update: 02/15/18
CTA Membership invoices have been emailed.
Please check your inbox, as well as your spam/junk folders.


Invoices are due on February 12.
If you have not received your invoice yet, please email the CTA office to get your personalized invoice at chatt10s@aol.com


We are, once again, only offering single memberships. A single membership is $40 for the calendar year of 2018.


If you do not want to pay online, you can mail a $40 check to:
CTA
P.O. Box 23383
Chattanooga, TN 37422


If you have any questions at all about membership, please email Laura Israel at chatt10s@aol.com


Thank you, and we look forward to a great tennis year in Chattanooga!
Last update: 02/15/18

2018 Spring Men's 3.5 Singles

03/25/18-06/02/18 Playing

2018 Spring Men's 3.5-4.0 Singles

03/25/18-06/02/18 Playing

2018 Spring Men's 4.0 Singles

03/25/18-06/02/18 Playing

2018 Spring Women's 3.0/3.5 Singles

03/25/18-06/02/18 Playing

2018 Spring Women's 3.5+/4.0 Singles

03/25/18-06/02/18 Playing
Men's Doubles

2018 Spring 3.0 - 4.0 Men's Doubles Team Tennis

03/29/18 - 06/04/18

2018 Spring Season

Teams: 4
Players: 39
Playing
Women's Doubles

2018 Spring 3.0 Women's Doubles

03/27/18 - 06/04/18

2018 Spring Season

Teams: 4
Players: 46
Playing

2018 Spring 3.0+ Women's Doubles

03/27/18 - 06/04/18

2018 Spring Season

Teams: 4
Players: 64
Playing

2018 Spring 3.5 D1 Women's Doubles

03/27/18 - 06/04/18

2018 Spring Season

Teams: 10
Players: 151
Playing

2018 Spring 3.5 Thursday pm Women's Doubles

03/29/18 - 06/04/18

2018 Spring Season

Teams: 6
Players: 110
Playing

2018 Spring 3.5/4.0 Women's Combo

03/27/18 - 06/04/18

2018 Spring Season

Teams: 6
Players: 97
Playing

2018 Spring 4.0 Thursday Women's Doubles

03/29/18 - 06/04/18

2018 Spring Season

Teams: 5
Players: 97
Playing

2018 Spring 4.0+ Women's Doubles Wednesday pm

03/28/18 - 05/28/18

2018 Spring Season

Teams: 2
Players: 40
Playing
Mixed Doubles

2018 Spring 3.0 Senior Mixed

03/27/18 - 06/04/18

2018 Spring Season

Teams: 0
Players: 0
Playing

2018 Spring 3.5 Senior Mixed

03/27/18 - 06/04/18

2018 Spring Season

Teams: 2
Players: 22
Playing

2018 Spring 4.0 Senior Mixed

03/27/18 - 06/04/18

2018 Spring Season

Teams: 0
Players: 0
Playing

Seasons

2018 Spring Season

3/27/2018 - 6/4/2018
11 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Affiliated Clubs and Organizations

Baylor School

Chattanooga, TN

423-267-8505

Courts 26

Brainerd Park

Chattanooga, TN

423-425-3600

Courts 11

Champions Club

Chattanooga, TN

423-355-7099

Courts 26

Girls Preparatory School

Chattanooga, TN

423-634-7600

Courts 8

Lookout Mountain Club

Lookout Mtn, GA

706-820-1551

Courts 6

Manker Patten Tennis Club

Chattanooga, TN

423-266-6767

Courts 20

McCallie School

Chattanooga, TN

423-493-5429

Courts 20

Standifer Gap Park

Chattanooga, TN

423-842-0177

Courts 8

Warner Park

Chattanooga, TN

423-643-6081

Courts 9

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