Greater Knoxville Tennis Association

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2021 Interclub Season info and dates below.

2021 Calendar of Events

DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

NOTE

04/9/21

Registration opens

http://greaterknoxvilletennisassociation.topdoglive.com/pages/club_information.asp?orgid=391

Captains/players can create rosters and will be required to collect /pay League Fee of $15 for each player registered.

04/29/21

Deadline for legal roster

http://greaterknoxvilletennisassociation.topdoglive.com/pages/club_information.asp?orgid=391

Roster must have at least 8 players. New players can be added anytime during the season. Dues and Fees must be paid before their first match.

05/12/21

Schedules posted

http://greaterknoxvilletennisassociation.topdoglive.com/pages/club_information.asp?orgid=391

05/19/21

Captain's ball pick-up

Cherokee Country Club
10am-1pm

Captains receive balls for home matches

5/15/21

GKTA dues of $20 are due to be paid.

GKTA.USTA.COM

Participants of USTA spring tennis may have already paid GKTA fee. Matches will be disqualified if GKTA dues and League fees have not been paid prior to playing.

06/07/21

Season begins

League wide

Matches follow USTA format (2 out of 3 sets with 10-point comen tiebreak in lieu of 3rd set)

Season Ends

Top Dog open until Sept 30 for makeup scores to be entered

Make-ups can be scheduled



2021 Interclub Dates and Information

New web address for Top Dog

http://greaterknoxvilletennisassociation.topdoglive.com/pages/club_information.asp?orgid=391

4/8/21 – Deadline for captain and co-captain contact info, email and phone #

4/9/21 – Top Dog opens for registration and payment of $15 league fee

4/29/21 – Deadline for legal roster on topdog (8 members minimum on a team)

5/6/21 – Generate Schedules and calculate ball requirements

5/12/21 – Pick up Balls at Cherokee Country Club (10am -1pm)

5/12/21 - Schedules posted on Top Dog site

5/15/21 – GKTA dues of $20 are due to be paid at GKTA.USTA.com

6/7/21 – Season Begins

Makeup matches can be played and entered until 9/30/2021 when Top Dog closes.

  • A1 through A4 play 4 courts, A5 will probably play 3 courts, but they may elect to play four courts if the A4 teams want to play 4.
  • Start time will be 9AM this year with warm-ups to start at 8:30 and lineups to be exchanged at 8:45 (after both captains have verified that all their players are present and ready to play). This is a continuation of the format from 2020. There will be some leiniency for the Fort Sanders and other teams due to child care not being available until 9:30. Communication between captains is essential to avoid confusion.

  • Interclub is not USTA league play and is meant to be fun social tennis for Knoxville area tennis players. We will continue to emphasize two concepts this year: Kindness and Good Communication. Many incidents can be avoided by communicating and being kind to each other. In order to communicate effectively each club/team must submit current contact information (both phone numbers and email addresses) for both the captain and co-captain for each team as soon as possible and definitely before the season starts. That information will be available on the team's top dog site.

  • Because we are a social league, refreshments have long been a part of our after match social time. Due to Covid we respect any teams choice to not provide refreshments, but water should be available for all matches. Please let the visiting captain know when you call to confirm the match whether you plan to offer refreshments or not.
  • Note that Green Meadow Country Club will be playing their home matches on two different surfaces this year. There will be two clay courts and two hard courts. The Green Meadow captains will notify visiting teams which courts will be clay and which will be hard. IE courts 1&2 may be clay and 3&4 may be hard or vice versa, but the courts will be the same for each level for the entire summer. If A1 is 1&2 hard and 3&4 clay those courts will always be 1&2Hard and 3&4Clay for the entire A1 season. A2 may be different, but whatever the courts are designated they must remain the same for the entire season for each level.

2021 FEE PAYMENTS AND ADDING SUBS TO INTERCLUB

  • Each player's League Fee of $15 must be paid when player is added to roster on Top Dog. This is to minimize the number of defaults due to non payment of League Fee. Captains will need to collect League Fee of $15 from their players and then register players and pay fees OR players may go on line and register themselves and pay their own league fee. This is up to the club/captain. Captains may contact Belinda if help is needed with registering players. Contact info next paragraph.

  • In order to add a player as a sub to a second roster at your club you must contact Belinda Ford (gbindy@gmail.com or 466-4630) to add the player without paying the League Fee a second time. Subs are suppose to be added to the team roster 24 hours prior to the match so you need to contact Belinda 48 hours prior to the match. An easy way to do this is pick several potential sub players from the team below your level and add them to the roster as subs when the season begins.

  • New this year is the ability for a player to play for two different teams at two different clubs. This is a trial year and will be evaluated at the end of the year. The player will have to pay two league fees, one for each team. The player will not be allowed to sub up on another team for either club.

Registration Fees

There are two fees/dues that need to be paid before you play your first interclub match. They are the League Fee of $15 (New amount in 2021) and the GKTA dues of $20. The $15 League Fee must be paid when you are added to a roster on top dog. Club contacts (see contact list on top dog site) and captains can add and pay for players. Individual players can also pay and add themselves to a roster.

The second cost is GKTA dues of $20. See the next paragraph for payment instructions.

Players pay their GKTA dues ($20) on line at WWW.GKTA.USTA.COM GKTA. Failure to pay will result in default of interclub matches played.

NOTE: USTA membership and USTA league fees have nothing to do with GKTA Interclub! However, if you played USTA in the spring you should have already paid your GKTA dues and have a copy of the receipt showing your dues of $20 have been paid. Put this receipt in your tennis bag to show your Captain that you are paid up and cleared to play. The $15 interclub league fee is paid when you are added to the team roster on topdog and covers the cost of balls, the Topdogtennis fee, and any charge for paying your fee on line. GKTA gets the remainder of the fee. The Interclub Fee of $15 can be collected by your captain or League Administrator/Club and paid when she adds you to the team roster or if your team can register individually then you can pay for yourself.

NOTE: Players are required to pay both League Fee and GKTA dues and matches will be defaulted if players are found to not have paid these two fees/dues. My strong recommedation is that you print off receipts and keep them in your tennis bag as proof of payment. Remember the cost of $15 and $20 as they are unique to Interclub.

2021 Schedule of Play

LEVEL

MATCH DAY

Championship

No division this year

A1

Wednesday

A2

Thursday

A3

Monday

A4

Tuesday

A5*

Thursday

Make-up Day

Friday & any day during bye week**

* 3-Court format.
**It is the captain's responsibility to notify the committee and coordinate with the club to schedule any make-ups if there is a conflict.

Dates of play will advance in 2022

Last update: 05/10/21

Registration Instructions 2021 Below

Authorized to input players for registration:

Team Captains

Kyle Blackburn-Beaver Brook

Cyndi Thompson-Cedar Bluff Racquet Club

Trudy Evans-Cherokee Country Club

Mary Watkins-Ft Sanders Health and Fitness

Dave Berens-Fox Den and Tennessee Club and Academy

Alan Brogan- Green Meadow

Sherri Coleman-Knoxville Racquet Club

Elizabeth Henderson=Pennisula Club

Laurie Jones - Tellico Village

Greg Gil-Webb

Sue Pappas - West Hills

Belinda Ford-Interclub Committee

After signing in to topdogtennis.com (you will need your email address and password- call Belinda if you have trouble logging in) go to the team you want to add players to and click on manage roster. Then follow directions to search for player names (last name, then first name) and add them to roster. You can add multiple names and then check out and pay the league fee ($15) with a credit card to register players. Please be sure to pay for your players or their matches will be defaulted. They must also pay their GKTA dues of $20 before they play their first match of they will be defaulted.

Also remember that subs can be added to the roster, but they need to be added 24 hours before the match and you need to contact Belinda 48 hours before the match. This is done in order to avoid having to pay the $15 League Fee again to put them on a second roster. It works best if you add a few subs at the beginning of the year and just have them on the roster as subs in case you need them. Then there is not a mad dash to get a sub added right before the match. Remember, a sub is a player that plays at a lower level at your club and has paid her league fee and GKTA dues, not someone that doesn't want to play full time.

If you want your players to register themselves please contact Belinda Ford (contact info below).

Belinda Ford

865-466-4630 - cell

865-675-5162 - home

Gbindy@gmail.com - email address

Last update: 04/12/21

Seasons

2021 Season, GKTA

6/1/2021 - 9/30/2021
5 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2020 Season, GKTA

6/1/2020 - 9/30/2020
5 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2019 Season, GKTA

6/3/2019 - 9/27/2019
7 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2018 Season, GKTA

6/4/2018 - 10/3/2018
7 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2017 Season, GKTA

6/5/2017 - 9/29/2017
7 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2016 Season, GKTA

6/6/2016 - 10/3/2016
8 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2015 Season, GKTA

6/1/2015 - 10/16/2015
9 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2014 Season, GKTA

6/2/2014 - 10/3/2014
9 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2013 Season, GKTA

6/3/2013 - 10/4/2013
9 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2012 Season, GKTA

6/4/2012 - 10/14/2012
10 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2011 Fall League, GKTA

8/22/2011 - 10/31/2011
10 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2011 Spring Season, GKTA

5/30/2011 - 8/12/2011
8 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2010 Fall League, GKTA

8/23/2010 - 10/28/2010
10 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2010 Spring Season, GKTA

5/31/2010 - 8/6/2010
10 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2009 Fall League, GKTA

8/17/2009 - 10/16/2009
10 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2009 Spring Season, GKTA

6/1/2009 - 8/7/2009
10 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2008 Fall League

8/18/2008 - 10/10/2008
9 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2008 Spring League

5/27/2008 - 8/8/2008
9 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2007 Fall League

8/20/2007 - 10/15/2007
10 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2007 Spring League

5/28/2007 - 8/3/2007
10 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Affiliated Clubs and Organizations

Beaver Brook Country Club

Knoxville, TN

865-548-3365

Courts 5

Cedar Bluff Racquet Club

Knoxville, TN

865-690-5700

Courts 0

Cherokee Country Club

Knoxville, TN

865-584-2491

Courts 0

Fort Sanders Health & Fitness

Knoxville, TN

865-531-5000

Courts 0

Fox Den Country Club

Knoxville, TN

865-966-9771

Courts 0

Green Meadows Country Club

Maryville, TN

865-982-8783

Courts 0

Knoxville Racquet Club

Knoxville, TN

865-588-1323

Courts 0

Peninsula Club

Knoxville, TN

865-584-9571

Courts 0

Tellico Village Ladies Tennis

Loudon, TN

865-458-6779

Courts 0

Webb School of Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

865-693-0011

Courts 0

West Hills John Bynom Park

Knoxville, TN

865-215-4311

Courts 13

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