All Scores Input into www.EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com will now count towards your UTR! .............................................................................................2020 Hollytree Davis Cup dates set for April 17-19, 2020...............................................................................................USTA NTRP ratings are not automatically updated on this site - players should maintain in their player profile under the ratings tab..................................

EAST TEXAS TENNIS!

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The Texas State Team Championships for the winning teams from EAST TEXAS will be played in Houston January 17-19, 2020.

Ratings shown on EastTexasTennis.com are not official USTA ratings.

Players enter their own rating on EastTexasTennis.com and are also responsible for changing it when their USTA rating changes

Some players may not have changed their EastTexasTennis rating so please check www.USTA.com for official updated ratings:

How to change your personal rating shown on EastTexasTennis.com when your offical USTA rating changes:

From the player's profile page, click on the Ratings tab at the top of the page.

Enter your rating in the "BASE Singles & Doubles" rating box

You do not need to enter anything in any of the other boxes. You will need to change your rating anytime your rating changes. Rating can be found on the USTA website. The USTA ratings are the only official ratings the USPTA leagues play by.

Last update: 08/01/19
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click on your name in the top right hand corner of the page
click on MY PROFILE
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click on the green CHANGE button in the center of the page
update your rating!
Last update: 05/09/19

East Texas Jr. Gran Prix Circuit / UTR Tournaments & Guidelines

New 2020 ranking circuit begins in August 2019

Texas State Jr. Gran Prix Championships–Sept. 2020

John Newcomb’s Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels

The 2020 East Texas Jr. Gran Prix / UTR Circuit is a series of one day junior tournaments open to all area juniors who have not yet qualifed for Champs from participation in the USTA Challenger level tournaments. Champs (qualifed players) who will age up prior to August 1, 2020 (and not automatically be a Champ in their new age bracket) are eligible to participate in the age division they will qualify for as of September 1, 2020. Only champs will be age up prior to August 1 are eligible - Champs (as of August 1, 2020) will not be eligible to advance to the September 2020 Jr. Gran Prix State Championships. All eligible juniors may participate in the age division they are eligible for as of the first day of the month of any particular tournament. Juniors who are doing very well in their current age division and who will age up prior to September 1, 2019 are encouraged to play (local tournaments) in the age division they must play in as of September 1, 2020. Juniors who are not winning the majority of their matches in their current age division are encouraged not to play “up” into the next higher age bracket even if they will age up prior to September 1, 2020. If a junior plays our local tournaments in 14's for example and finishes #1 but then turns 15 on or before September 1, 2020 he/she will not be eligible to advance to the state championships since he/she qualified in 14’s but is now 15.

Players will accumulate points throughout the series of events based on the following point chart.

4 points for each round won in the main draw or round robin

4 points for a BYE in the main draw if the following round is won

4 points for a 1st round default if the following round is won

(4 points will be awarded for all other default wins)

2 points for each round won in the consolation draw

1 point for participating in and completing two rounds in each tournament

All Jr. Gran Prix match results beginning with the 2019-2020 Circuit will count towards the player's UTR (Universal Tennis Rating).

If a player withdraws or no shows from (2) events then he will be ineligible to advance with Team East Texas to the State Championships.

Entry Fee for singles in each event is payable by credit card only at www.EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com and is $20 inclusive of registration fee and entry fee. Entry fees cannot be refunded. If a junior enters a tournament and needs to withdraw prior to the tournament deadline he/she may request by email (prior to the deadline of the event withdrawing from) to be moved to another tournament on the list and must indicate which tournament they wish to move to at the time of their withdrawal. We are not able to move kids to future tournaments once the deadline for the tournament in which they are entered has passed.

The top two point earners in each age division will earn the chance to compete for Team East Texas in the Texas State Team Championships held September 2020 at John Newcomb’s Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels. Should either of the top two point earners not be able to attend the championships then others will be invited based on the strength/quality of wins, order of finish, number of events played, attitude and sportsmanship. The alternates will not necessarily be selected in order of finish. If a player qualifies for the state tournament in two age divisions from playing in different events throughout the local competition then he/she will represent the team in the "younger" age division to increase the strength of our team. Likewise if younger players play “up” and qualify for the State Tournament the team coach has the right to play that player in younger age divisions at the State Championships if possible in order to benefit the team.Age divisions offered in each tournament will include green ball co-ed 10’s, boys & girls 12’s, boys & girls 14’s and boys & girls 16-18's. Current point standings are available at www.EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com by clicking on any junior gran prix tournament then on the STANDINGS tab in the top right corner of the page. It is the player’s responsibility to check point standings and notify the tournament director within 10 days of any event he/she feels like the points might have been awarded incorrectly.

USTA membership is not required to participate in any of the East Texas Jr. Gran Prix tournaments or the State Championships. All local tournaments will offer consolation and or round robin play if less than (5) in the draw. If a division has only 2 players in the tournament when the draw is made the tournament director will give those players the option to withdraw for full refund or be moved into the next higher division. Players must notify the tournament of their decision within 24 hours after the Monday deadline. Match format will be based on the size of the tournament and draws.Green Dot balls will be used for all 10 & Under divisions.USTA rules govern match play. Parents are not permitted on the courts or allowed to coach. The only way to enter the tournaments is at www.EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com. If you have any questions please contact any of the tournament director listed on the tournament home page.

Jim Sciarro

USPTA East Texas

Jr. Gran Prix Coordinator / TennisHollytree@gmail.com

Last update: 08/08/19

League Schedules will be posted online following a notification email sent to all Players through their topdog tennis account. PLEASE log in and make sure your topdog email is correct and your profile shows that you do want to receive updates through emails. Scheudles should be posted around August 14, 2019.

The 3.0 Ladies Division will have (9) teams and play a total of 8 team matches. The 3.0 Ladies season will begin on MONDAY September 9 and run for 8 weeks.

The 3.5 Ladies Division will have (10) teams and play a total of 9 team matches. The 3.5 Ladies season will begin on August 29 and will skip Thursday October 31. Since there are (9) matches scheduled each player must play in at least (3) local league matches in order to be eligible to advance to the State Championships in Houston.

The 4.0 Ladies League will have (7) teams with each team playing every other team one time in a 7-week league. Every team will have one "bye week" during the season. Matches will begin on Monday, September 9.

The Ladies 4.5 Division will play a Home & Away League with each of the 5 teams scheduled to play a total of (8) matches during the season. The season will begin on Wednesday, August 28. Each team will have a total of (2) "bye weeks" during the 10 week season.

The 3.0 Men's League is scheduled to begin on September 17 with each team playing a total of 5 matches.

The 3.5 Men's Division will have (7) teams and play a total of 12 team matches. The 3.5 Men's season will begin on Wednesday, August 21 and run for 14 weeks.

The Men's 4.0 League will play a Home & Away Season with each team playing a total of (6) matches beginning on Tuesday, September 3.

The 4.5 Men's League will have a two team playoff with the two teams playing each other a total of (5) times on Wednesday, September 11.

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The Texas State Team Championships is scheduled for January 17-19 (subject to change) in Houston. In order to qualify for the East Texas Team all players on the winning teams must have played in at least two local league matches with the exception of the 3.5 ladies and the 3.5 men who must play in (3) local league matches. A "default" win does not count as a match played so be sure to get all your players in before the last match in case there are defaults and the match is not played.

All rain outs will be added on to the end of the season on the first available "regular league day" following the end of league UNLESS both teams agree to play at an EARLIER date. Under no circumstances should a match be canceled or rescheduled by the captains for any reason other than weather.

Schedules will be emailed to all captains and host courts by August 16. They will also be posted at www.EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com. Please be sure and confirm with your host club that the courts for your home matches have been reserved. Host clubs must provide courts for their teams for all matches due to many conflicts and much confusion with several teams randomly changing home courts throughout the season last year.

Ratings shown on EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com are not official USTA ratings. Players enter their own rating on EastTexasTennis.toptoglive.com and are also responsible for changing it when their USTA rating changes

Some players may not have changed their EastTexasTennis rating so please check www.USTA.com for official updated ratings:

Last update: 08/07/19

The Texas State Team Championships for the winning teams from EAST TEXAS will be played in Houston January 17-19, 2020.

Last update: 08/01/19

2019 East Texas USPTA Fall League!

League Information: The East Texas USPTA adult league is open for all players ages 18 & above as of the end of 2019. Players do not have to be a member of the USTA or USPTA to participate. Teams consist of a minimum of 6 players eligible to compete at the team’s level of play. Players should play by their most recent published USTA rating. Any player who was DQ'd at any time after January 2019 ratings were published must play at that higher rating. If a player appealed his/her rating he/she must play by the appealed decision. If a player already has a self rating from earlier leagues and no published rating then that self rating must be used. Players with no rating may join any team he/she feels he/she is eligible for. Self rated players are subject to review and disqualification at any time by USPTA pros committee. Ratings entered by players on their EastTexasTennis.com account are not always current.

Team Registration: WWW.EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com will be used for all USPTA team registrations. All players should login to www.EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com and create a free account. When you fill out your free account informationPLEASE be sure and fill out all information requested so we can contact you with schedule changes and league updates. All players must pay the $20 player fee during registration with a credit or debit card. When you register please be sure and write down your user ID and password. Duplicate accounts can cause problems with team scores so please don’t create two accounts. If you have forgotten your password please click the "email me my password" button so you do not end up with two accounts and not get credit for your matches played. After you register you should see your name on the team roster within a few hours.

To Captain a Team: If you will be captaining a team go to www.EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com and once you create your account if you don't already have one click on “Create New Team” and follow the steps. If your home court facility is not found please email Jim at tennishollytree@gmail.com and we will add your facility before you can complete the team registration process. Most East Texas area clubs and schools should already be in the database. Always try various spellings and words such as THE Cascades and not just Cascades to find your home courts. Once you have created your team follow the steps below to “join” the team. Forming your team and selecting yourself as a captain does not register you to “play” on that team but only to captain it. If you’re going to be a player you will need to “join the team” after creating the team. If you are only captaining the team and not playing on the team you do not need to "join" the team after registering to be the captain.

To Join a Team: Go to www.EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com and create a free account if you don't already have one. Click "email me my password" if you have an account but forgot your login information. Please do not create another account or your scores and matches will not be recorded properly. Please be sure and fill out all requested information so you can be contacted with league updates, schedules, scores, etc. Once you have created an account click on the red “Sign Up” button next to the division you would like to enter and select your captain’s name. Once you pay the $20 league fee you will be listed on the roster! There are no additional fees for the online registration. Follow these same steps if you would like to join another team at a different level of play. Refunds cannot be given for any reason but we will have the ability to move players from one team to another at no additional charge if necessary prior to theSeptember 8 player add deadline and as long as they have not played a match.

League Details:

League format will be two lines of doubles play each week – Line #1 worth 5 points and Line #2 worth 3 points for the win (captains must not only enter scores weekly but must also enter the points won)

Match starting times will be scheduled between 6:00 and 8:30 p.m / Facilities allowing several teams to play on a given night could have 8:30 match starting times which will follow the 6pm or 7pm matches.

Anyone with permission to reserve two lighted outdoor hard courts for the length of the season may form his/her own team. Facilities are not required to provide “warm up courts” prior to the match start time. Please check with your home facility for any policies they might have on requirements for forming teams.

The length of each league season will be based on the number of teams entered / some levels may be divided into two flights and some may have a playoff

Teams may have a few matches scheduled on days other than “normal” day of play - this is due to scheduling and court conflicts not a team’s choice

Winning teams will advance to the USTPA Texas State Team Championships in Houston January 10-12, 2020. The Houston tournament could have both indoor and outdoor matches.

Players must play at least two regular season local league matches (and at least one playoff match if applicable) to advance to state championships. If a team is scheduled to play 9 or more matches then a player must play in at least (3) regular season matches + a playoff match if applicable in order to advance to the state championships. Defaults do not count as a match played.

All matches will be 2 out of 3 tie-break sets with a 10-point super tiebreak for split set matches

Home team is responsible for providing new balls for each home match.

For larger schedules mandatory rain make up dates will be listed on the website. Please try to make up your rain outs as soon as possible. Teams are not permitted to reschedule matches for any reason other than wet courts unless both teams agree to AND play the match PRIOR to the scheduled date.For no reason other than weather related issues should a match be postponed to be played at alaterdate unless rescheduled by or with the league coordinator.

Teams will receive 5 points for winning line #1 and 3 for line #2. If one line must be defaulted the defaulting team must default line #1. This rule is new for 2019 and is to encourage play and no defaults. It is out of courtesy that the defaulting team notify the opponents about the default but it is not mandatory.

Players are permitted to play on as many teams as desired but only one team per level. Playing on two teams is not a reason to call your opponent and try to reschedule a team match even if both matches happen to be scheduled for the same time. If a team defaults both lines in a given match the team will receive a -4 for their score. In divisions with more than (6) teams all teams must have at least 3 players rated at the teams level of play to compete at a higher level than the majority of players listed on the roster. This rule is new for 2019. Teams may have no more than 2 players more than .5 level below the teams level of play.

All grievances should be emailed to coordinator within 24 hours. The local grievance committee will consist of (3) local USPTA pros. Please send emails to league coordinator within 24 hours of the issue.

All captains must have a minimum of 6 players registered by Monday, July 22. The league coordinator will have the ability to move players to other teams by request but no refunds will be given once a player has registered and paid online. Teams may continue to add players until September 8, 2019.

League Play Begins:

Women 3.0 & 4.0 most matches on Mondays beginning August 12 (3.0 & 4.0 will not play Monday Sept 2 (Labor Day)but might play a different day that week); Men 3.0 & 4.0 most matches on Tuesdays beginning August 20; Men 3.5 & 4.5 and Women 4.5 most matches on Wednesdays beginning August 21; Women 3.5 most matches on Thursdays beginning August 15;

Roster Deadline: Tuesday, July 22 (teams must have 6 players listed); Last Date to add players (more than the original 6 required to be on roster by July 22) will be September 8. Please call Jim or Jessica in the Hollytree Tennis Shop for more information or for help registering yourself or your team.

Jim Sciarro

USPTA League Coordinator

903.581.7788 or tennishollytree@gmail.com Revised 6/6/2019

USPTA Fall League (2 doubles)

TEAM REGISTRATION OPENED APRIL 1st

www.EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com

Winning teams advance the the Texas State Team Championships to be played indoors in Houston January 10-12, 2020

Roster Deadline: July 22 (all teams must have at least 6 players registered by this date)

Larger leagues could begin as early as August 12

Last day to add players to rosters: September 8

Nights of Play: Women 3.0 & 4.0 most matches on Mondays beginning August 12 (3.0 & 4.0 will not play Monday Sept 2 (Labor Day)but might play a different day that week); Men 3.0 & 4.0 most matches on Tuesdays beginning August 20

Men 3.5 & 4.5 and Women 4.5 most matches on Wednesdays beginning August 21; Women 3.5 most matches on Thursdays beginning August 15:

Team numbers are not needed for USPTA leagues; Register your team at www.EastTexasTennis.topdoglive.com and start signing up your players any time after April 1, 2019! Questions on USPTA league: Jim Sciarro TennisHollytree@gmail.com

Last update: 06/25/19

Jr. Gran Prix #13 - July 27 at The Cascades

07/27/19-07/27/19 Event is closed!

Jr. Gran Prix / UTR #10 - The Cascades

04/18/20-04/18/20 Upcoming

Jr. Gran Prix / UTR #1 - Hollytree

08/24/19-08/24/19 Event is closed!

Jr. Gran Prix / UTR #11 - The Cascades

05/16/20-05/16/20 Upcoming

Jr. Gran Prix / UTR #12 - Jacksonville HS

06/13/20-06/13/20 Upcoming

Jr. Gran Prix / UTR #13 - Hollytree

06/27/20-06/27/20 Upcoming

Jr. Gran Prix / UTR #14 - The Cascades

07/25/20-07/25/20 Upcoming

Jr. Gran Prix / UTR #3 - Hollytree

10/19/19-10/19/19 Upcoming

Jr. Gran Prix / UTR #4 - Hollytree

11/16/19-11/16/19 Upcoming

Jr. Gran Prix / UTR #5 - Hollytree

12/14/19-12/14/19 Upcoming

Jr. Gran Prix / UTR #6 - Hollytree

01/25/20-01/25/20 Upcoming

Jr. Gran Prix / UTR #7 - Hollytree

02/15/20-02/15/20 Upcoming

Jr. Gran Prix / UTR #8 - The Cascades

03/07/20-03/07/20 Upcoming

Jr. Gran Prix / UTR #9 - Hollytree

03/21/20-03/21/20 Upcoming

USPTA Women's 3.0 League

09/09/19 - 12/15/19

East Texas USPTA 2019 Fall League

Teams: 9
Players: 0

USPTA Women's 3.5 League

08/29/19 - 12/15/19

East Texas USPTA 2019 Fall League

Teams: 10
Players: 0

USPTA Women's 4.0 League

09/09/19 - 12/15/19

East Texas USPTA 2019 Fall League

Teams: 7
Players: 0

USPTA Women's 4.5 League

08/28/19 - 12/15/19

East Texas USPTA 2019 Fall League

Teams: 5
Players: 0

USPTA Men's 3.0 League

09/17/19 - 12/15/19

East Texas USPTA 2019 Fall League

Teams: 2
Players: 0

USPTA Men's 3.5 League

08/21/19 - 12/15/19

East Texas USPTA 2019 Fall League

Teams: 7
Players: 0

USPTA Men's 4.0 League

09/03/19 - 12/15/19

East Texas USPTA 2019 Fall League

Teams: 4
Players: 0

USPTA Men's 4.5 League

09/11/19 - 12/15/19

East Texas USPTA 2019 Fall League

Teams: 2
Players: 0

Seasons

East Texas USPTA 2019 Fall League

8/12/2019 - 12/15/2019
Registration is open.
8 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2018 East Texas USPTA Adult Leagues

8/20/2018 - 12/14/2018
8 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

East Texas USPTA 2017 Fall League

8/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
8 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

East Texas USPTA 2016 Fall League

8/22/2016 - 12/31/2016
10 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

East Texas USPTA 2015 Fall League

8/24/2015 - 12/31/2015
8 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2014 USPTA FALL League

9/1/2014 - 12/11/2014
9 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Affiliated Clubs and Organizations

All Saints HS

Tyler, TX

903-579-6000

Courts 0

Athens Country Club

Athens, TX

903-675-8595

Courts 0

Athens High School

Athens, TX

903-677-6920

Courts 0

Center HS

Center, TX

903-598-6173

Courts 0

Crown Colony CC

Lufkin, TX

936-637-8811

Courts 0

East Texas Baptist

Marshall, TX

903-923-2000

Courts 0

Faulkner Park-Lindale

Lindale, TX

Courts 0

Faulkner Park-Tyer

Tyler, TX

903-534-5389

Courts 0

Gladewater HS

Gladewater, TX

903-845-5591

Courts 0

Hallsville High School

Hallsville, TX

903-806-4159

Courts 4

Hallsville HS

Hallsville, TX

903-668-5980

Courts 0

Hideaway Lake

CentralHideway, TX

903-882-6151

Courts 0

Holly Lake Ranch

Lake Ranch, TX

903-769-2397

Courts 0

Hollytree Country Club

Tyler, TX

903-581-7788

Courts 0

Jacksonville High School

Jacksonville, TX

903-586-3661

Courts 0

Jacksonville Middle School

Jacksonville, TX

903-586-3686

Courts 0

John Tyler HS

Tyler, TX

Courts 0

Lindale High School

Lindale, TX

903-881-4050

Courts 0

Lindale Middle School

Lindale, TX

903-881-4150

Courts 0

Longview High School

Longview, TX

903-663-1301

Courts 0

Longview PT High School

Longview, TX

903-295-5037

Courts 0

Nacogdoches HS

Nacogdoches, TX

936-564-2466

Courts 0

Robert E Lee HS

Tyler, TX

903-262-2625

Courts 0

Stephen F Austin Courts

Nacogdoches, TX

936-468-2011

Courts 0

The Cascades

Tyler, TX

903-525-0005

Courts 0

Tyler Athletic and Swim Club

Tyler, Tx

903-561-3014

Courts 16

Tyler Jr. College

Tyler, TX

800-687-5680

Courts 0

Tyler Tennis & Swim

MOVED, TX

xxx-xxx-xxxx

Courts 0

UT Tyler

Tyler, TX

903-566-7000

Courts 0

Willow Brook Country Club

Tyler, TX

903-592-0589

Courts 0

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