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Monterey Bay A League

Rules and Regulations

Revision date 8/20/18

1.0 GENERAL INFORMATION

1.1 Playing Season

The playing season for the Monterey Bay A League begins in

September and concludes in April. Participating clubs field five

doubles teams in order of strength, positions 1 through 5.

1.2 Significant Dates

June 15 – Clubs which fielded teams in the prior season must inform

the Board of their intent to participate in the upcoming season.

June 15 – Clubs wishing to create a new team must submit a letter of

intent together with a roster of 10 women from their club who have

committed to play for the upcoming season. Newly formed teams

must have the approval of the majority of team captains.

August 1-31 - Teams must submit their established team roster and

list of substitutes to the current governing Board.

It is the responsibility of team captains to enter their team roster and

list of substitutes into the League website prior to the beginning of the

season, during a period specified by the Board.

Both rostered team members and subs are to be listed with their

established USTA rating. If a USTA rating is not available, they should

have one provided by their club pro, and this rating should be entered,

followed by the letters “cr” for “club pro rating.”

During this period, teams are also required to pay yearly league dues

of $150, and team fees for the Play Day luncheon held at the end of the

season.

September, 1st Monday after Labor Day - Season begins.

May, 1st or 2nd Monday – Season ends with Play Day.

MBA League 1 Rules Rev. 8/20/18

TBD Following Play Day – The incoming Board will schedule and host

a Captains’ Meeting to wrap up the recently completed season and

begin planning for the new season.

2.0 GOVERNANCE

2.1 Each club will serve as the Board for the interclub season from July 1

to June 30 of each year. The rotations will be in alphabetical order

unless a club has extenuating circumstances. (For example, a new

team to the league will not be obliged to serve if they are next in

rotation. They will go to the end of the rotation.)

2.2 The Board from the governing club will be comprised of the President

(will generate all messages, conduct all meetings, field all

correspondence), Vice President (in charge of Play Day), Secretary

(take minutes at all meetings regarding league matters), Treasurer

(collect all dues, pay all vendors, and make all reimbursements), and

Scorekeeper (receive all rosters, changes to rosters and scores, input

all information into the web-based company).

2.3 Leagues for Fun, or some other web-based company, will establish the

year’s play schedule when computerized scheduling is available, and

record all scores and standings.

2.4 If an issue/conflict/protest arises which includes the governing club,

that club shall recuse themselves and the captain of the next year’s

club, in rotation, will be required to chair the resolution committee of

this dispute. That captain will facilitate communication and meetings

with all other captains to resolve the issue.

2.5 Any change to the By-Laws must be approved by a captains’ majority

vote.

3.0 TEAM RULES

3.1 Each club comprises five “established” doubles partnerships. These

partnerships make up the established playing roster for the team.

Changes to an established playing roster shall only be made for

valid reason(s), including, but not limited to: injury of a team

member, relocation of a team member, mid-season intra-club

challenges to adjust for order of strength, and personal reasons

for a team member to remove their name permanently from the

roster. The principle of sportsmanship shall be paramount. The

MBA League 2 Rules Rev. 8/20/18

Scorekeeper and President must receive, in writing or via email,

notification of any and all roster changes no less that 7 days

(Sunday by midnight) prior to the match wherein the new roster

player intends to play. The Board shall review such changes and

confirm that the roster change is in compliance with the

standards set forth above within 48 hours of receipt of requested

roster change.

3.2 Players must be members in good standing of a participating club.

3.3 Players must be at least 19 years old and not be a member of a

scholastic tennis team.

3.4 A player’s USTA rating must not exceed 5.0.

Players with a USTA rating of 5.0 are limited to playing in the number

one position.

Rostered players with a USTA rating of 4.5 are limited to playing in

the number one, two or three positions.

*Beginning Fall 2018: To be eligible to play in the league, a team must

have a minimum of six players on their roster and substitute list with a rating at or

above 4.0.

3.5 Team positions are filled from the ten names on the established

playing roster, the list of substitutes, and/or “B” team members, or a

position may be defaulted. NOTE: Captains should field teams in

order of strength to foster the spirit of match play and good

sportsmanship. USTA ratings may be used as a guideline, but are not definitive in

determining the order of strength of lineups.

3.6 If both members of a doubles team are present for a match, they must

play as a partnership in that match. However, in order to maintain

order of strength in a line-up, a captain may split one partnership

and move one of the rostered pair to a higher or lower position. The

rostered player may move up or down one position in the line-up

and both partners may play with a substitute. In addition, one

partnership may together move up or down one position in order

to maintain order of strength. No more than one rostered pair may

be split or moved per match.

3.7 If a team is unable to fill one or more positions for a match, they are

permitted to default those positions, regardless of the level. (i.e. A

team may field positions 1, 3, 4, and 5, and default the number 2

position.)

MBA League 3 Rules Rev. 8/20/18

3.8 If a club defaults more than two positions in any match, that team will

be fined $100. The fine will be deposited into the account for the

Monterey Bay Ladies League.

4.0 SUBSTITUTES

4.1 Captains will submit their list of team substitutes prior to the

beginning of the season. Additions or deletions to the substitute list

may be made during the season by notifying the Scorekeeper at least

48 hours prior to the substitute’s participation in a match. A common

pool of substitutes may be used by clubs with more than one team.

4.2 If players on the established roster are unable to play in a match,

substitutions may be made from the current list of substitutes, or the

position may be defaulted.

Players with a USTA rating of 5.0 are limited to subbing in the number

one position.

Players with a USTA rating of 4.5 may only substitute in the number

one, two and three positions, regardless of whether the rostered

player being replaced has a 4.5 rating.

All other players can substitute in the three, four and five positions.

Substitutions, however, must be made in order of strength. USTA

ratings may be used as a guideline, but are not definitive in

determining the order of strength of substitutes.

4.3 If a player is removed from the established team roster, she may play

as a substitute for that team. A player, who has played on an

established team roster for one team during the season, may not play

for another team during the same season.

4.4 A player who has substituted for a team during the season, may not

substitute for another team during the same season, unless the club

has more than one team and the teams are sharing substitutes.

4.5 A player may not play on a “B” team at one club and substitute on an

“A” team at another club.

MBA League 4 Rules Rev. 8/20/18

5.0 MATCH PLAY

5.1 The host captain will call the visiting captain no later than the night

before a scheduled match to confirm date, time, number of teams

playing, ANY roster changes, number of courts, etc.

If the home courts are not available for a scheduled match:

1. The visiting team may host the match.

2. The match may be rescheduled for the following

Monday with the approval of both teams.

3. The host team must provide an alternate site.

5.2 The visiting team shall bring a list of players in the order to be played

and shall give this list to the home team’s captain to fill in the

scorecard. At the conclusion of play, the captains shall check the

scores, indicate the winners, and sign the scorecard. This information

will be input on the league website.

5.3 Matches must begin by 9:30AM. Warm-up, if desired, must be

concluded prior to match start time.

Matches may begin later if both teams agree in advance.

The USTA default rule will apply: by 9:31AM, one game defaulted;

9:36AM, two games defaulted; 9:46AM, match defaulted.

5.4 The host team captain is responsible for posting the match results in

the League’s scoring system as soon as possible. The visiting team

captain is responsible for confirming the scores posted by the host

captain.

Discrepancies are to be resolved between host and visiting captains

and reflected as appropriate by the home team captain.

5.5 USTA rules will govern all match play. “Friends at Court” handbook,

by the USTA, will be used in any decision making process by the Board

and/or the captains. Each team is required to have a copy with them

at the match. The League will provide the first copy to each team.

5.6 Cell phones must be turned off during warm-up and match play.

MBA League 5 Rules Rev. 8/31/17

Captains are responsible for reminding players to turn off their cell

phones prior to match play. If a cell phone rings while play is in

progress, the opposing team wins the point.

5.7 Club pros shall have no voice in problems between clubs. Teams shall

handle disputes and complaints. Club pros may not coach players

during a match.

6.0 RAIN

6.1 In case of rain, the host captain will notify the visiting captain and

reschedule the match on the next available rain make-up date, or

sooner, if possible.

6.2 Rain delay decisions should be made by 7:30AM the morning of the

match. Play may be delayed until 10:00AM, after which time the

match will be rescheduled. If a team does not wish to delay a match

until 10:00AM they automatically forfeit that match. No team is

obligated to start a match after 10:00AM unless both captains agree to

do so.

6.3 A make-up match should be played at the club where originally

scheduled, but may be moved to an alternate site with the approval of

both.

6.4 Rain is the only reason to postpone a match.

6.5 If a match is interrupted by rain, play will resume at the same score as

when play was suspended. The score, sides played, and server should

be noted on the scorecard. The same team members who were

playing when play was suspended must resume play or the match is

defaulted.

6.6 A rain date is to be treated as a scheduled match. Substitutions may

be made if the original match had not begun prior to the rain

interruption.

6.7 Rain make-ups must be played on the first available rain date, if

possible. However, in order to get all rain date matches played, it is

permissible to play a match on a day other than Monday.

Furthermore, individual partnerships can play on different days in

order to accommodate personal schedules. Make up matches must

be completed within 30 days of the originally scheduled match or

a double default will be recorded for both teams.

MBA League 6 Rules Rev. 8/31/17

7.0 PLAYING UNDER PROTEST OR A GRIEVANCE

7.1 Any protest should be noted on the scorecard and the match shall be

played. If a protest is lodged because of a flagrant abuse of a rule, a

penalty shall be imposed as determined by the League Executive

Committee (Board of Officers), with an appeal available through a

vote of all team captains. Team captains or governing club involved in

a dispute must excuse themselves from voting on the issue.

7.2 A grievance must be filed with the Board within seven days of the

incident. Team captains or governing club involved in a dispute must

excuse themselves from voting on the issue.

8.0 SCORING

8.1 All matches will be the best of two out of three sets of regular play,

with a 12-point Coman tiebreaker at six-all. (Change sides after

points 1, 5, 9, etc.)

8.2 League standing will be determined by the number of team matches

won by a team.

8.3 The team with the highest number of team matches won will be

announced at the end of the season at the Play Day competition and

luncheon.

8.4 In the event of a tie, the following tiebreaker rules apply:

1. Number of individual matches won.

2. Least number of sets lost.

3. Least number of games lost.

MBA League 7 Rules Rev. 8/20/18

Last update: 10/17/18

MONTEREY BAY LADIES ‘C’ TENNIS LEAGUE

2018-2019 RULES

BEGINNING OF THE SEASON

A list of ten players plus alternates must be submitted to the scorekeeper two weeks prior to the first match of the season.

TEAM RULES

1. Team members must be members of a tennis club (team must comprise of at least 60% of club members). A player

can play for one team only within the MBLL.

2. Participants must be at least 19 years old.

3. Players USTA rating is 2.5-3.5 only.

4. Each club team is composed of 5 doubles teams.

5. Team positions are filled from the 10 names on the roster and list of alternates or a position may be defaulted.

NOTE: Captains must field their teams in order of strength to Foster the spirit of match play through good tennis and good

sportsmanship.

6. ALTERNATES: An alternate can play on both the C and the B team within her own club. An alternate can substitute up to the

B team and return back to play C. However, if an alternate subs on the B team five times or more in a season, that player is then

considered a permanent sub for the B team and may only substitute at C-1 or C-2 for the remainder of the season. All B team

alternates may only substitute at levels C-1 or C-2 as needed throughout the season.

7. PERMANENT TEAM MEMBERS AS ALTERNATES: Permanent C team players can substitute for the B team,

as needed in the season. However, permanent B team players cannot substitute for the C team at anytime during the season.

8. If a team is unable to field a position, they will default that position only. A captain can play two alternates as a team. For

purposes of substitution, the captain can intermix team members together and team members can play up (any five positions) or

down (within two positions only). Captains should ensure that teams are placed in order of strength. If home and visiting

teams both default the same position, the win goes to the visiting team.

9. All roster additions must be filed in writing or by email to the Scorekeeper 24 hours in advance of a match to avoid default.

10. New teams wishing to join the C league must submit a letter of intent together with a roster of ten women players from their

club who will obligate to play for the next season.

This letter of intent must be submitted to the President of the League for consideration by September 1st.

11. No club may request to add a third C team unless it can host two home matches simultaneously.

12. All teams are to use the 10 point Coman Tiebreak rather than playing a third set to determine the match.

13. Two clubs can merge into a single team only if they are unable to field a team alone and if voted on and agreed by all the

team captains. For example: Team A only has 6 ladies and Team B can only field 7, they become Team AB if approved.

MATCH PLAY

1. Host captains will contact visiting captains no later than 5:00 pm the night before a scheduled match to confirm the date,

number of teams playing, the number of courts, etc.

If the home courts are not available for the scheduled match:

a. The visiting team can host the match.

b. The match can be re-scheduled ASAP with the approval of both teams and notification of the Scorekeeper.

c. The host team must provide an alternate site.

2. A list of players from each team, arranged in order of strength, must be listed on the score sheet provided by the host and

visiting captain, prior to play. At the conclusion of play, both captains will check the scores, indicate the winners and sign the

score sheet. The host captain will enter the scores on the website www.topdogtennis.com within 24 hours after completion of

match. Visiting captains should check the website to verify scores submitted and confirm on the website within 48 hours.

3. All scheduled matches must begin by 9:30 am. No rescheduling of any individual team positions is permitted.

Warm-ups, if desired must be concluded prior to 9:30 am. A half hour default rule from scheduled start time of play will apply.

Winter matches could start at 10:30 am instead of 9:30 am. This time change must be agreed upon by the two captains

of the teams involved.

4. Host teams will supply and keep all match balls.

5. USTA rules will govern the match play. Each captain will have available the current or revised edition of “The Code”.

“The Code” should be distributed to each team captain from the League President. Captains need to promote and encourage

good sportsmanship with their players through review of “The Code” and ongoing team communication.

6. Season will start mid-September and run to the end of April. Play Day shall be scheduled in early May.

RAIN

1. Rain delay decision should be made by 5 pm the night before a scheduled match. The home team captain is to contact

NOAA.org to check if there is rain predicted for the next day’s match. If rain is predicted by NOAA.org for the next day’s match,

the home team captain is to notify the visiting captain by 5 pm cancelling the match.

2. In case of rain cancellation of a match, the host captain will notify the visiting captain of 3 alternative dates on a Wednesday

morning to re-schedule the match. If the visiting team cannot make any of them, they will default the match. All

make-up matches must be completed no later than one week before Play Day. Scorekeeper must be notified in writing or by

email as soon as the new date is agreed on.

3. Make-up matches should be played at the Club where originally scheduled but may be moved to an alternate site with the

approval of both captains.

4. If a match is interrupted by rain, play will resume at the same score as when play was suspended (captains note score,

sides and server). The same teams must play or the match is defaulted.

PLAYING UNDER PROTEST

If there is a question regarding the half-hour default, team content, harassment, poor sportsmanship, line calls or any other

aspect of play, players are advised to note the protest on the score sheet and communicate the situation with both team captains

after match play has finished.

If the players and captains cannot resolve the situation, a Letter of Grievance should be filed with the League Executive

Committee (made up of each club’s captain in the C league) who will make a final decision on the matter.

In specific reference to line call disputes:

Players are advised to first discuss the questionable calls with their opponent. If the problem persists, players may find an

impartial line judge to call the lines for the remainder of that match. (An impartial line judge includes the tennis pro from the home

club or another person on the club premises with some knowledge of tennis). Team players may not serve as line judges.

SCORING

1. All matches will be two (2) out of three (3) sets with the third set being a Coman 10 point Tiebreak.

If a set is tied at six (6) all, a Coman 7 point Tiebreak will be played. The winning team will have a 2 point lead. If the sets are

split with each team winning one set, a 10 point Coman Tiebreak will be played to determine the winner of the match.

2. The Club winning the highest number of matches will be announced at the Play Day celebration at the end of the season.

3. In the event of a tie of matches won, the number of games won shall be tabulated. If there is still a tie, the team that won the

individual match between the two teams which are tied for 1st place shall determine the winner.

ROTATION OF OFFICERS

Alphabetical rotation of teams belonging to the Monterey Bay Ladies “C” Tennis League shall prevail for a one year term. The

club in office shall name its own officers. No one Club shall be the governing body for two years in a row-regardless of how many

teams it fields.

If a Club next in line does not have a team that year, they must be first in line for the obligation if they return to the league within

the next three years.

MEMBERSHIP AND DUES

The membership shall be composed of those teams belonging to area Clubs. Captains of each team will serve as voting

members and on the League Executive Committee. Annual dues are $300 per club payable to the person currently serving as

Treasurer of the “C” League.

Rule 22 It is a GOOD RETURN: If the ball touches the net, posts,

cord or metal cable, strap or band, provided that it passes over any of them and hits the ground within the court; OR

If the ball, served or returned, hits the ground within the proper court and rebounds or is blown back over the net, and the player

whose turn it is, reaches over the net and plays the ball, provided that neither he nor any part of his clothes or racquet touches

the net, posts, cord or metal cable, strap or band or the ground within the opponent’s court, and that the stroke be otherwise

good; OR

If the ball is returned outside the post, either above or below the level of the top of the net even though it touches the post,

provided that it hits the ground within the proper court; OR

If a player’s racquet passes over the net after he has returned the ball, provided the ball passes the net before being played

and being properly returned; OR

If a player succeeds in returning the ball, served or in play, which strikes a ball lying in the court.

A GOOD SEASON OF GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP

AND FUN FOR ALL

SEE YOU ON THE COURTS!

Last update: 01/29/19
Hello A League Captains,
There was a question on the Rain Dates so we wanted to send out a list of all the dates. Please communicate these dates to your team members and to your clubs. Team members need to keep these dates free on their calendars. Rained out matches will need to be rescheduled and clubs will need to have courts reserved. Please make sure your club has courts set aside on all rain dates below:
Rain Dates:
Feb 4th, March 4th, Mar 18th, April 15th, May 6th.
These dates are to be used first and in order. When you have a rain out, the host captain reschedules the match on the first available rain date for both teams. It is important to use the first available date as it appears we are going to have a rainy winter. By first available, we mean that both teams are not playing another rained out match from a previous week. If both teams don’t have another previously rained out match to play, then you must use the first rain date on the calendar.
Holidays or Free dates that can be used as rain dates if both captains agree:
Jan 21st, Feb 18th
These dates may fall on holidays and so teams may have players gone out of town. Captains need to agree that they can play on one of these dates. Please schedule rain outs on these dates if both captains agree and your facilities have courts available.
Thank you and please let us know if you have further questions.

Lauren

Last update: 01/11/19

MONTEREY BAY LADIES “B” LEAGUE

RULES & BYLAWS

(Adopted August, 1997: Revised August 2012;

Revised August 2017; Revised September 16, 2017)

(Revised August 14, 2018)

TEAM RULES

1. Team members must be members of a participating club. A player can play for just one team per season within the MBLL.

2. Participants must be at least 19 years old.

3. Each club team is composed of 5 doubles teams.

4. Team positions are filled from the 10 names on the roster, the alternates, or the “C” team members, or the position may be defaulted. In case of a default, the opposing team of the same position must sit out the match and may not play in any other position in that match. NOTE: Captains must field their teams is order of strength and continue to foster the spirit of “B” League match play through good tennis and good sportsmanship.

5. Teams wishing to join the “B” League must submit a letter of intent to the league for consideration (See Article II). At present, the Monterey Bay Ladies “B” Tennis League consists of 17 teams.

6. Notify opponent if one team has to start later: Give 24-hour notice.

7. An alternate may play “B” 1 or 2 if she has not substituted higher than “A” 4 and won her match unless by default.

8. Team partners, registered on the roster, must play together if both are present. If a team should split in violation of this rule, then both matches played by the team members who split up will be defaulted. NOTE: A roster player whose partner is not playing may play in her regular position or in a position higher than her own. She may not play in a lower position.

9. A complete roster (positions and partners) will be submitted prior to the first match of the season. This roster can only be changed in December and will take effect prior to the first match in January.

10. Each team may only have a maximum of FOUR 4.0 permanent line players or subs in their lineup on match day. There is no limit, however, to how many 4.0 substitutes can be on the team roster. All 4.0 players, both permanent line players and substitutes must be limited to playing ONLY lines 1, 2 or 3.

11. A registered player with a USTA 4.5 or higher rating at the beginning of the season is excluded from “B” League eligibility.

12. If a player has a disciplinary suspension from USTA play, she is also suspended from MBLL interclub for the same time period.

13. A rostered “A” player may not be used as a sub in any “B” League line 1 through 5.

14. The MBLL season is inclusive and defined as the ENTIRE League season, restricting a rostered MBLL “A” team player from playing on the “B” team after her season ends, or before her season begins.

MATCH PLAY

1. Host captains will call visiting captains no later than the night before a scheduled match to confirm the date, number of teams playing, number of courts, etc. If the home courts are not available for a scheduled match:

a. The visiting team can host the match.

b. The match can be rescheduled for the following Tuesday with the approval of both teams.

c. The host team provides an alternate site.

2. A list of players from each team, arranged in order of strength on scorecards provided by the host captain, must be submitted prior to the start of play. Alternates’ names shall be entered on the scorecard and marked with * and “C” if from the “C” team. At the conclusion of play, the captains will check the scores, indicate the winners, and sign the scorecards. The captain’s signature verifies that substitutes/alternates listed on the scorecard meet the rules and requirements for Monterey Bay Ladies “B” Tennis League play. The host captain, or designated person, will enter the match scores on-line. The visiting captain, or designated person, will verify the match scores on-line.

3. All matches must begin by 9:30AM. Warm-ups, if desired, must be concluded prior to 9:30AM. Matches may begin later than 9:30 if both teams agree in advance. A half-hour default rule will apply.

4. USTA Rules will govern all matches played.

5. The host team will provide USTA approved tennis balls. After the match, the host team keeps the balls.

RAIN

1. In case of a rainout, the host captain must contact the visiting captain the night before the match. You must make every effort to reschedule your match on your next available off-match Tuesday unless otherwise agreed upon by BOTH captains.

2. In case of a possible rain delay, the host captain should contact the visiting captain the night before the match, but may delay until the morning of the match to decide to reschedule the match play. If both captains agree to play, but move the match start time to 10:00 a.m., the captains will decide at the start of the match whether to play a full third set with no-add scoring in the third set. If the captains do not agree, the teams will play a full third set.

3. Make-up matches should be played at the club where originally scheduled, within a reasonable amount of time, but may be moved to an alternate site with the approval of both captains.

4. Rain is the only reason to postpone a match.

PLAYING UNDER PROTEST

If there is a question regarding the half-hour default, team content, harassment, line calls or any other aspect of play, the match should be played, noting the protest on the scorecard. The League Executive Committee will make a final decision of the protest. See Article VI in Bylaws.

SCORING

1. All matches will be 2 out of 3 sets of regular scoring play (15-30-40). If a set is tied at 6 games all, the Coman tiebreak method shall be used. The team that reaches 7 points first and is ahead by 2 points wins the set.

2. The club winning the most interclub matches will be announced at the end of the year at Play Day. In case of a tie, the team who has won the highest number of individual matches wins.

PLAY DAY COMPETITION AND MATCHES

A play day for all participating clubs will be held at the end of the season. Play Day will consist of an end of the season event which may include informal tennis games, a luncheon and/or another event at the discretion of the host team. See MBLL Manual (the book) for full details. Only regular players who have played on a team roster during the season may participate. Substitute players may NOT participate UNLESS they are subbing for a regular player in the actual Play Day.

BY LAWS

Article I. Name and Purpose

The name is the Monterey Bay Ladies “B” Tennis League. The purpose is to provide opportunities for women to play with others of similar abilities.

Article II. Membership and Dues

The membership shall be composed of those teams belonging to area clubs. Captains of each team will serve as voting members of the Board. New member teams may be added when space allows and when the majority of the membership is in favor. A letter of intent should be submitted by July 15th and then will be voted on by the Board. Dues are $50.00 per team per year. Checks should be made payable to and delivered to the person who is currently serving as MBLL Treasurer.

Article III. Meetings

Meetings will be called when necessary to conduct league business.

Article IV. Officers

Alphabetical rotation of teams belonging to the Monterey Bay Ladies “B” Tennis League shall prevail for a one-year term. The club in office shall name its own officers. Any deviation from rotation may occur with consent of the clubs affected.

If a team is due to take the League leadership role and resigns within two (2) years of taking the leadership role, then the team cannot be reinstated for two years after they would have completed their leadership role. When the team does return, then they must serve as League host the following year, after serving on the Executive Committee. If there are extenuating circumstances, the Executive Committee will review and make a decision.

Article V. Financial Responsibilities

A personal joint checking account (for League purposes only), should be established each new League season, by members of the presiding club’s Executive Committee. There should be a minimum of two signatories on the personal joint account (for League purposes only). The presiding club is responsible for the preparation of a season-ending accounting reflecting all deposits of funds collected, as well as all justified expenses paid, and balanced. The MBLL accounting should be prepared at the end of the season within forty-five (45) days, for transfer to the incoming presiding League Executive Committee. Transfer of remaining League funds should be on the close-out check from the current personal joint account (for League purposes only), to designee/designees on a newly created personal joint account (for League purposes only), as well as all bank account statements and/or financial records.

A reserve is to be retained in the amount of $2500 - $3,000 in the MBLL “B” checking account (not to be below $2500) at the close of the season (after Play Day). If a charity is chosen, funds go directly to the charity and not through the league checking account.

Article VI. Committees

The Executive Committee shall consist of three members of the club in office, two members of the previous club, and two members of the forthcoming club. The Executive Committee may name other committees when needed for special purposes.

Last update: 01/11/19

Locations

Monterey Bay C League Driving Directions

CHAMISAL

From Hwy 1 take Hwy 68 inland and turn right onto Laureles Grade Road. After about ½ mile turn left onto 185 Robley Rd. (Watch for the sign directing you to go left for Chamisal.) Follow Robley road about ½ mile to club. 185 Robley Rd., Salinas, CA 93908

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL (NPS)

Hyatt:

From Hwy 1 North: Take Aguajito exit. At the stop light proceed straight on Mark Thomas Drive. At the next stoplight turn right onto Old Golf Course Rd to the Hyatt Regency. From Hwy 1 South: take Del Monte Ave/Pacific Grove exit. Turn left at the third stoplight onto Sloat Ave. Proceed to the end of Sloat to the Hyatt Regency. 1 University Circle, Monterey, CA

Monterey Tennis Center
From the North..... CA-1 S/?Cabrillo Hwy. Exit onto Del Monte Ave toward Pacific Grove, Turn right onto Figueroa St. Park at Old Fisherman's Wharf
From the South..... Get onto 1 N, Exit onto Del Monte Ave toward Pacific Grove, Turn right onto Figueroa St. Park at Old Fisherman's Wharf.
***Park at the Municipal Wharf and walk 1 block to the left (Camino el estero) and 2 blocks up to Pearl make a left and the tennis center is on the right.
Parking at the wharf is $1.50 and hour and the meter takes credit cards, change and dollar bills.***

RIDGEMARK

Take Hwy 156 continuing past San Juan Batista. Turn right on Union Rd. Continue 4.8 miles on Union Rd. to 3rd stoplight at Airline Highway. Turn right onto Airline and proceed to the 4 way stop at the Ridgemark entrance. Turn right into Ridgemark, pass the guard station and follow the curving road to just before the 2nd stopsign. Make right into the tennis parking lot. (On a normal traffic day it takes about 1 hour to get there). 3800 Airline Hwy, Hollister, CA 95023

SEASCAPE

From Hwy 1, take the Larkin Valley Rd./San Andreas Rd exit, go West towards the beach, (San Andreas Rd) turn right at Seascape Blvd., drive almost to the end, it is on your right. 1505 Seascape Blvd., Aptos, CA 95003

PEBBLE BEACH

Directions from Monterey going South on Highway 1.

·Follow Highway 1 South past Monterey to the Highway 68 West, Pacific Grove, PebbleBeach exit.

·At the top of the off-ramp, be in the left lane and proceed through the intersection and bear right to the 17-mile drive Guardhouse.

·Let the Guardhouse know you are here for the Ladies “C” Team Interclub Match for free entrance to PebbleBeach.

·Leaving the Guardhouse, bear left down the hill and follow the red center line.

·GGo 2-1/2 miles to Palmero Way (Sign reads “The Lodge” “Casa Palmero” “Guest Entrance” with an arrow to the left).

Follow Palmero Way 1/2 mile and you will see The Lodge, “Welcome Pavilion” Let the attendant know that you are here for a Ladies “C” Team Interclub Match and they will direct you to the appropriate parking location.

CARMEL VALLEY RANCH

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Last update: 01/11/19

Monterey Bay A League

Rules and Regulations

Revision date 7/24/14

1.0GENERAL INFORMATION

1.1 Playing Season
The playing season for the Monterey Bay A League begins in September and concludes in April. Participating clubs field five doubles teams in order of strength, positions 1 through 5.

1.2 Significant Dates
June 15 – Clubs which fielded teams in the prior season must inform the Board of their intent to participate in the upcoming season.
June 15 – Clubs wishing to create a new team must submit a letter of intent together with a roster of 10 women from their club who have committed to play for the upcoming season. A club which won the “B” League for the past two years is eligible to join the “A” League. Newly formed teams must have the approval of the majority of team captains. August 1-
31 - Teams must submit their established team roster and list of substitutes to the current governing Board.
It is the responsibility of team captains to enter their team roster and list of substitutes into the League website prior to the beginning of the season, during a period specified by the Board. Rostered team members are to be listed with an “A” for their rating. Subs are to be listed with their established USTA rating. If a USTA rating is not available, provide an estimated rating, followed by the letter “s” for “self-rated.”
During this period, teams are also required to pay yearly league dues of $150, and team fees for the Play Day luncheon held at the end of the season.
September, 1
st Monday after Labor Day - Season begins.
May, 1
st or 2nd Monday – Season ends with Play Day.
TBD Following Play Day – The incoming Board will schedule and host a Captains’ Meeting to wrap up the recently completed season and begin planning for the new season.

2.0 GOVERNANCE

2.1 Each club will serve as the Board for the interclub season from July 1 to June 30 of each year. The rotations will be in alphabetical order unless a club has extenuating circumstances. (For example, a new team to the

league will not be obliged to serve if they are next in rotation. They

will go to the end of the rotation.)
2.2 The Board from the governing club will be comprised of the President

(will generate all messages, conduct all meetings, field all correspondence), Vice President (in charge of Play Day), Secretary (take minutes at all meetings regarding league matters), Treasurer (collect all dues, pay all vendors, and make all reimbursements), and Scorekeeper (receive all rosters, changes to rosters and scores, input all information into the web-based company).

2.3 Leagues for Fun, or some other web-based company, will establish the year’s play schedule when computerized scheduling is available, and record all scores and standings.

2.4 If an issue/conflict/protest arises which includes the governing club, that club shall recuse themselves and the captain of the next year’s club, in rotation, will be required to chair the resolution committee of this dispute. That captain will facilitate communication and meetings with all other captains to resolve the issue.

2.5 Any change to the By-Laws must be approved by a captains’ majority vote.

3.0 TEAM RULES

3.1 Each club comprises five “established” doubles partnerships. These partnerships make up the established playing roster for the team. Any changes to the established playing roster should be reported immediately to the Scorekeeper and copied to the captain of the opposing team prior to the scheduled match.

3.2 Players must be full dues paying members of a participating club.
3.3 Players must be at least 19 years old and not be a member of a scholastic

tennis team.
3.4 A player’s USTA rating must not exceed 5.0.

Players with a USTA rating of 5.0 are limited to playing in the number one position.
Rostered players with a USTA rating of 4.5 are limited to playing in the number one, two or three positions.

*Beginning Fall 2015:To be eligible to play in the league, a team

must have a minimum of six 4.0 rated players on their roster.

3.5 Team positions are filled from the ten names on the established playing roster, the list of substitutes, and/or “B” team members, or a position may be defaulted. NOTE:Captains should field teams in order of strength to foster the spirit of match play and good sportsmanship.

3.6 If both members of a doubles team are present for a match, they must play as a partnership in that match. However, in order to maintain order of strength in a line-up, a captain may split one partnership and move one of the rostered pair to a higher position. The rostered player may only move up in the line-up and her partner may play with a substitute. No more than one rostered pair may be split per match.

3.7 If a rostered player is unable to play 50 percent of scheduled matches due to illness, injury, travel, etc., a permanent change to the roster should be made.
If, at the end of the season it is determined that a rostered player did not play at least 50 percent of the matches that occurred while she was on the roster, she will be ineligible to hold a position on an MBA League team the following season. She may be a substitute for that season, and will be eligible to be a rostered player again after one season has ended.

At the end of each season, it is the responsibility of the Board to determine whether players have met their match obligation and notify any player that has not done so.

3.8 If a team is unable to fill one or more position for a match, they are required to default starting at the bottom of the line-up, i.e., position five first, then four, etc.

3.9 If a club defaults more than two positions in any match, that team will be fined $100.T he fine will be deposited into the account for the Monterey Bay Ladies League.

4.0 SUBSTITUTES

4.1 Captains will submit their list of team substitutes prior to the beginning of the season. Additions or deletions to the substitute list may be made during the season by notifying the Scorekeeper at least 48 hours prior to the substitute’s participation in a match. A common pool of substitutes may be used by clubs with more than one team.

4.2 If players on the established roster are unable to play in a match, substitutions may be made from the current list of substitutes, or the position may be defaulted.

Players with a USTA rating of 5.0 are limited to subbing in the number one position.

Players with a USTA rating of 4.5 may only substitute in the number one and two positions. However, a substitute rated 4.5 may sub in the number three position, if the rostered player being replaced has a 4.5 rating.

All other players can substitute in the three, four and five positions. Substitutions, however, must be made in order of strength.USTA ratings

may be used as a guideline, but are not definitive in determining

the order of strength of substitutes.
4.3 A partnership may move up one or more positions for a given match. An

entire partnership may not move down unless there is a permanent change to the roster. If one member of a doubles team is unable to play a match, her partner may play up one or more positions for that match.She may not move down unless there is a permanent change to the roster.

4.4 If a player is removed from the established team roster, she may play as a substitute for that team. A player, who has played on an established team roster for one team during the season, may not play for another team during the same season.

4.5 A player who has substituted for a team during the season, may not substitute for another team during the same season, unless the club has more than one team and the teams are sharing substitutes.

4.6 A player may not play on a “B” team at one club and substitute on an “A” team at another club.

5.0 MATCH PLAY

5.1 The host captain will call the visiting captain no later than the night before a scheduled match to confirm date, time, number of teams playing, ANY roster changes, number of courts, etc.

If the home courts are not available for a scheduled match:
1. The visiting team may host the match.
2. The match may be rescheduled for the following Monday with the

approval of both teams. 3. The host team must provide an alternate site.

5.2 The visiting team shall bring a list of players in the order to be played and shall give this list to the home team’s captain to fill in the

scorecard. At the conclusion of play, the captains shall check the scores, indicate the winners, and sign the scorecard. This information will be input on the league website.

5.3 Matches must begin by 9:30AM. Warm-up, if desired, must be concluded prior to match start time.

Matches may begin later if both teams agree in advance.
The USTA default rule will apply: by 9:31AM, one game defaulted; 9:36AM, two games defaulted; 9:46AM, match defaulted.

5.4 The host team captain is responsible for posting the match results in the League’s scoring system as soon as possible.The visiting team captain is responsible for confirming the scores posted by the host captain.

Discrepancies are to be resolved between host and visiting captains and reflected as appropriate by the home team captain.

5.5 USTA rules will govern all match play.“Friends at Court” handbook, by the USTA, will be used in any decision making process by the Board and/or the captains. Each team is required to have a copy with them at the match. The League will provide the first copy to each team.

5.6 Cell phones must be turned off during warm-up and match play. Captains are responsible for reminding players to turn off their cell phones prior to match play. If a cell phone rings while play is in progress, the opposing team wins the point.

5.7 Club pros shall have no voice in problems between clubs. Teams shall handle disputes and complaints. Club pros may not coach players during a match.

6.0 RAIN

6.1 In case of rain, the host captain will notify the visiting captain and reschedule the match on the next available rain make-up date, or sooner, if possible.

6.2 Rain delay decisions should be made by 7:30AM the morning of the match.Play may be delayed until 10:00AM, after which time the match will be rescheduled.If a team does not wish to delay a match until 10:00AM they automatically forfeit that match.No team is obligated to start a match after 10:00AM unless both captains agree to do so.

6.3 A make-up match should be played at the club where originally scheduled, but may be moved to an alternate site with the approval of both.

6.4 Rain is the only reason to postpone a match.
6.5 If a match is interrupted by rain, play will resume at the same score as

when play was suspended.The score, sides played, and server should be noted on the scorecard.The same team members who were playing when play was suspended must resume play or the match is defaulted.

6.6 A rain date is to be treated as a scheduled match.Substitutions may be made if the original match had not begun prior to the rain interruption.

6.7 In order to get all rain date matches played, it is permissible to play a match on a day other than Monday.Furthermore, individual partnerships can play on different days in order to accommodate personal schedules.Rain make-ups must be played on the first available rain date.

7.0 PLAYING UNDER PROTEST OR A GRIEVANCE

7.1 Any protest should be noted on the scorecard and the match shall be played.If a protest is lodged because of a flagrant abuse of a rule, a penalty shall be imposed as determined by the League Executive Committee (Board of Officers), with an appeal available through a vote of all team captains.Team captains or governing club involved in a dispute must excuse themselves from voting on the issue.

7.2 A grievance must be filed with the Board within seven days of the incident.Team captains or governing club involved in a dispute must excuse themselves from voting on the issue.

8.0 SCORING

8.1 All matches will be the best of two out of three sets of regular play, with a 12-point Coman tiebreaker at six-all.(Change sides after points 1, 5, 9, etc.)

8.2 League standing will be determined by the number of team matches won by a team.

8.3 The team with the highest number of team matches won will be announced at the end of the season at the Play Day competition and luncheon.

8.4 In the event of a tie, the following tiebreaker rules apply:

1. Number of individual matches won. 2. Least number of sets lost.

3. Least number of games lost.

Last update: 01/11/19

MBLL B League

09/01/19 - 05/31/20

2019 MBLL B League Season

Teams: 15
Players: 165
Play starts 9/1

Seasons

2019 MBLL B League Season

9/1/2019 - 5/31/2020
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2018 Monterey Bay Ladies A season

9/10/2018 - 5/6/2019
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2018 MBLL B League Season

9/4/2018 - 5/15/2019
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2018 MBL C Fall Season

9/3/2018 - 5/22/2019
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2017 MBL C Fall Season

9/13/2017 - 5/26/2018
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2017 Monterey Bay Ladies A Season

9/11/2017 - 5/6/2018
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2017 MBLL B League Season

9/5/2017 - 5/29/2018
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2017 MBL A Spring Season

2/27/2017 - 5/1/2017
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2016 MBL C Fall Season

9/14/2016 - 5/17/2017
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2016 MBL A Fall Season

9/12/2016 - 2/14/2017
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2016 MBLL B League Season

9/6/2016 - 5/16/2017
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2016 MBL A Spring Season

2/8/2016 - 5/2/2016
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2015 MBL C Fall Season

9/15/2015 - 5/15/2016
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2015 MBL A Fall Season

9/14/2015 - 12/31/2015
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2015 MBL B Fall Season

9/1/2015 - 5/10/2016
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2014 MBL C Fall Season

9/17/2014 - 5/8/2015
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2014 MBL A Fall Season

9/15/2014 - 3/2/2015
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2014 MBL B Fall Season

9/9/2014 - 4/28/2015
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2014 MBL A Spring Season

2/10/2014 - 4/21/2014
2 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2013 MBL C Fall Season

9/25/2013 - 4/30/2014
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2013 MBL B Fall Season

9/10/2013 - 5/1/2014
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2013 MBL A Fall Season

9/9/2013 - 1/27/2014
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2012 MBL Fall Season

9/11/2012 - 5/1/2013
3 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2011 MBL A league - Second Half

1/17/2012 - 4/1/2012
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2011 MBL Fall Season

9/12/2011 - 5/30/2012
3 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2010 MBL Fall Season

9/13/2010 - 5/2/2011
3 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2009 MBL Season

9/8/2009 - 4/20/2010
2 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2008 MBL League

9/16/2008 - 4/21/2009
2 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2007 MBL League

9/11/2007 - 4/22/2008
2 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2006 MBL League

9/12/2006 - 4/2/2007
2 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2005 MBL League

9/12/2005 - 5/9/2006
2 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players Rules

2004 MBL League

9/1/2004 - 5/1/2005
2 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players Rules

Affiliated Clubs and Organizations

Carmel Valley Athletic Club

Carmel, CA

831-624-2737

Courts 10

Carmel Valley Ranch

Carmel, CA

831-626-2554

Courts 0

Chamisal Tennis Club

Salinas, CA

831-484-1135

Courts 13

Imperial Courts Tennis (Aptos)

Aptos, CA

831-476-1062

Courts 0

La Madrona Athletic Club

Santa Cruz, CA

831-438-1072

Courts 0

Meadowbrook Tennis Club

Seaside, CA

831-394-6629

Courts 0

Mission Ranch Tennis Club

Carmel, CA

831-624-9536

Courts 0

Monterey Bay Racquet Club

Monterey, CA

831-372-1234

Courts 6

Monterey Tennis Center

Monterey, CA

831-646-3881

Courts 6

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, CA

831-656-2564

Courts 0

Pacific Grove Tennis Club

Monterey, CA

831-646-3881

Courts 0

Pasadera Country Club

Monterey, CA

831-647-2437

Courts 0

Pebble Beach and Tennis Club

Pebble Beach, CA

831-625-8578

Courts 0

Ridgemark Golf & CC

Hollister, CA

831-637-0748

Courts 0

Seascape Sports Club

Aptos, CA

831-688-1993

Courts 0

Spanish Bay Club

Pebble Beach, CA

831-648-7855

Courts 0

Tennis Club Of Rio Del Mar

Aptos, CA

831-688-1144

Courts 5

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