Team East Texas Registration for 2022 USPTA Tx State Championships in Houston

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Divisions

  • 3.0 Men - Hollytree CC - Matt Watson
  • 3.5 Men - Faulkner Park - Lance Huskey
  • 4.0 Men - Longview HS - Jody Madding
  • 4.5 Men - Wild Card Team
  • LADIES 3.0 - Willowbrook CC -Lisa Douglas
  • LADIES 3.5 - Faulkner Park - Linda Miller
  • LADIES 4.0 - The Cascades - Kim Park
  • LADIES 4.5 - Hollytree CC - Foster & Wupperman

Registration for Winning East Texas Teams advancing to USPTA Texas State Team Championships

Houston - January 21-23, 2022

Online Tournament Entry Fee is $45 per player and is Non Refundable. Once the winning team is identified in the tournament divisons shown above players may begin the registration process. At least 4 eligible players must be registered by November 20 in order for the team to qualify.

Final Deadline to sign up for this team is January 7, 2022.

Only players on the winning rosters of the local East Texas USPTA League who met the minimum match requirements are eligible to sign up. Remember that default wins do not count to meet the minimum match requirements even though they may be shown on your players records as a win. Other players invited by level captains who are eligible may also sign up.

Players who sign up and pay but are no longer able to participate may be substituted with another eligible player at anytime prior to the final substition deadline of Januaryd 20th at 1pm - The day before the tournament begins. All substitions must be emailed to netxuspta@gmail.com and texted to 903.245.0482 prior to January 20 at 1:00 p.m. Players not on our roster will not be eligible to participate in the tournament.

HOST HOTEL

The Host Hotel for 2022 is the Marriott West Loop by the Galleria. The Marriott WestLoop South is centrally located to all Indoor Tennis Courts that will be used for the Tournament. As of this publication sites will be The Galleria Tennis Club, The Boniak Jewish Community Center, Chancellor's Family Fitness and The Downtown Club at the Met. Teams could be scheduled at more than one site throughout the weekend. Playing times and locations should be available to all captains by early December. The hotel is offering $109 room rates, reduced $10 self-parking daily or 50% off valet parking, and complimentary breakfast for players daily. All scores will be posted in a dedicated score room on the 2nd floor of the hotel and updated regularly. This rate will be available until December 30, 2021 or until our room block is filled. 72-hour advanced cancellation or reservation change is required. Please call 1-800-228-9290 and our event name is Texas State Team Championship Tournament 2022.

https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1631804397941&key=GRP

MEN'S TEAMS

Abilene

Austin

Central Texas

College Station

Corpus Christi

East Texas

Fort Worth

San Antonio

Southeast Texas

West Texas

WOMEN'S TEAMS

Abilene

Austin

Corpus Christi

Dallas

East Texas

Fort Worth

San Antonio

Southeast Texas

Valley

West Texas

2022 TOURNAMENT GUIDELINES

1. Ten women’s teams and ten men’s teams will make up the 2022 Texas State Team Championships. The women will compete in two round robins of (5) teams each and the men will compete in two round robins of (5) teams each.

2. All flight winners will be determined based on total GAMES won. The (2) flight winners for the Women and the (2) flight winners for the Men will compete in the Finals on Sunday at Chancellors.

3. Each team will field a minimum of 4 players at each level of play (3.0 - 4.5). Due to Covid and ratings not being published in 2021, we will go by the January 2020 published ratings, unless a player’s rating has changed for any reason since prior to the December 2021 published ratings. Players with a self-rating in a prior league should play by that self-rating if they are not in the computer. Players found to have played out of level will have each match score reported as -6 games. The opposing team will have scores reported as +12 games. If the opposing team has won more than 12 games, they will keep the additional games. Players DQ’d or moved up in 2020/2021 prior to the release of the 2021-year end ratings must play by their higher rating.

4. Each team match will consist of eight (8) individual doubles matches, two matches at each NTRP level 3.0-4.5. Players may play twice in the same team match (at different levels if needed) as long as the matches are scheduled at different times and play is not held up.

5. The team captain is responsible for turning in the lineup for each match at least 15 minutes prior to the starting time. Please make sure you are at your playing site at least 15 minutes prior to match time. The point penalty system will go into effect at the time the match is scheduled to begin.

6. Each doubles match will consist of a 16-game set. Score could be 8-8, 9-7, 10-6, 11-5, etc. Default will count as a 10 (-4) score if no valid games are played. If no valid games are played the defaulting team receives –4 games. In case of a default after game(s) are completed, games won will count for both teams with the winning team being awarded the remainder of the 16 total games. Players playing who are not on the official roster will result in a default (0-10) and loss of 4 games. No-Ad scoring will be used in all matches. The winners should turn in the balls and report scores to the tournament desk.

7. Warm-ups will be limited to 5 minutes. Because play is indoors and we are limited on court time, we must keep the tournament on schedule. The warmup is considered part of the match, any changes in players, must be done prior to the start of the warmup. Please remember these clubs are allowing us to use their facility for a given time and are not obligated to give us any additional courts for practice. Players using indoor or outdoor courts to warm up on must register and pay court fees with the front desk. Black or marking soles will not be allowed to be worn at any of the clubs – players will be asked to leave the court if shoes mark or scuff the courts.

8. Teams will change sides of the court after the first 8 games. No change on odd games. This will allow each person to serve twice from each side. The 16-game set is considered one set, so no change of service return sides will be allowed. Players may take a water break at the conclusion of the 4th, 8th, and 12th games only. Players are not permitted to change sides for service returns during the 16 games. Receiving team elects which player will return on no add points. No substitutes once a doubles match has begun. Only players on the official roster as of January 20, 2022, at 1:00 PM may participate. ONLINE registration ends January 7 - players substituted after this date must be done by text to Jim at 903.245.0482 AND email no later that the January 20th 1pm deadline to substitue. Refunds will not be given for registered players who withdraw from the team but substitutions are allowed within the time deadlines.

9. USTA rules of play will be observed other than the rules listed above. The tournament committee will interpret all rules.

10. Please remember that we are being hosted by private clubs. Please be aware of and observe each club’s house rules and regulations. (Food, Beverages, Locker Room Usage, Attire etc.) Allow extra time for finding a club you have never been to and please be sure to ask about the club’s parking policy upon entering the facility. FOOD & DRINKS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE ANY OF THE PRIVATE CLUBS. This has been a big problem in prior years – please do not bring your meals to these clubs! Most clubs will be offering cash sales for meals. Alcohol is not permitted to be brought in to any of the facilities – teams bringing their own alcohol into the buildings will be asked to leave.

11. A few teams travel from one site to another in one day. Please make sure your players know their schedules and have maps and phone numbers with them. We will enforce the point penalty system as follows: Call the club if you’re lost! ? 5 MINUTES LATE START AT 0-2 & "NO WARM UP" ? 10 MINUTES LATE START AT 0-4 & "NO WARM UP" ? 15 MINUTES LATE START AT 0-6 & "NO WARM UP" ? 16 MINUTES LATE DEFAULT WITH 0-10 SCORE

12. The online deadline to add players to your roster is January 7, 2022. The deadline to substitute players (at any level) is January 20, 2022, at 1:00 PM. All players playing in Sunday’s final must have completed at least one match in round robin play Please make sure your teams have enough players to make it through your scheduled matches. You are representing EAST TEXAS and all the other levels are counting on your level. Cities defaulting matches or not fielding a full team could forfeit their spot for the 2023 tournament. Any team defaulting (or being defaulted) an entire line of doubles without playing a game will have 4 games deducted from their teams’ total match score for that round. This rule applies to the finals as well as round robin matches.

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