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The 2006 Super Senior League Regulations are now online! Look below for the regulations.

Super Seniors is the newest league program to hit the USTA Southern Section. Currently over 3,000 players are enjoying its fun, camaraderie and competition. Two divisions are offered: Super Seniors 60 with 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 levels and Super Senior 70 with 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 levels. Players without NTRP ratings are encouraged to self-rate. Local league play culminate in state championships and a Super Senior Southern Sectional Championship.

If you are at least 60 years of age now is the time to sign up for this exciting new program. The level of competition is at an all time high and the enthusiasm for this program is quickly spreading throughout the section! For more information contact Bonnie Sue Duncan.

USTA/SOUTH CAROLINA SUPER SENIOR REGULATIONS

USTA League Tennis – League Year 2006

0.00 INTRODUCTION

0.01 The South Carolina Super Senior League Program is team competition for men and for women who are at least 60 years of age in the year of competition. There are two separate competitive categories: one for those who are at least 60 years of age and one for those who are at least 70 years of age. Competition in each category is offered at the following NTRP levels: 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0. (4.5 level will be offered in Super Senior 60s only.) Local winning teams have the opportunity to advance to State competition, and State winners may advance to Sectional competition. In the Super Senior 60s, Sectional winners will have the opportunity to advance to National Competition. All rules apply to both the Super Senior 60’s and the Super Senior 70’s unless specifically noted. A player may compete in both the Super Senior 60’s and the Super Senior 70’s if eligible.

0.02 All Super Senior 60 participants must be a current member of the USTA and reach 60 years of age prior to or during the calendar year in which they play their first local league match.

0.03 All Super Senior 70 participants must be a current member of the USTA must reach 70 years of age prior to or during the calendar year in which they play their first local league match.

0.04 All players, teams and Local Leagues must abide by USTA League Tennis, USTA Southern Tennis and USTA South Carolina Super Senior Regulations.

0.05 Local Leagues may write regulations to govern local play. USTA League Regulations, USTA Southern Section Super Senior Regulations and USTA South Carolina Super Senior Regulations take precedence over Local League Regulations.

0.06 Local League Rules and Regulations must be approved by the State Super Senior League Coordinator prior to the start of the Local League Season.

0.07 Local League Rules and Regulations must be distributed to Team Captains, along with USTA League Regulations, USTA Southern Section Super Senior Regulations, and USTA South Carolina Super Senior Rules and Regulations before the League Season begins.

0.08 Paragraph numbering for the following sections is done in accordance with the paragraph numbering format of the USA League Tennis Regulations and USTA Southern Section Super Senior Regulations. Topics addressed in specific paragraphs of the USTA South Carolina Super Senior Regulations relate to the same topics in the same paragraphs of the aforesaid regulations. National and Southern regulations have separate sections for their programs. Sections 1.00, 2.00 and 6.00 relate to the Super Senior program. The State Super Senior League Coordinator has the authority to interpret the SC Super Senior Regulations.


1.00 GENERAL

1.05 Official Score Reporting and Standings System. Scores must be reported in TennisLink within 48 hours of the completed team match. TennisLink will automatically confirm scores 48 hours after the team match is initially reported in TennisLink if not confirmed by the opposing captain.

1.11 Membership

1.11B All Local League Players must be current members of USTA. All players who compete in the USTA League Tennis Program must be current members in good standing through the Local League season.

1.11C All players who progress to championship level in the USTA League Tennis Program must be current members through each championship progression.

USTA South Carolina’s head tax is $6.00 per player and is paid through Local League dues.

1.14 Registration.

General Registration.

(a) For those teams that do not have competition in the Local League but will be playing in the USTA South Carolina Super Senior State Championships (i.e., one team leagues), the team roster must be created in TennisLink, with at least six eligible players, no later than October 10, 2006.

Rosters.

(b) Rosters must be entered in TennisLink before League play begins. Players must register in TennisLink before playing a team match. Players may not move to a different team once match play has begun for that level, unless approved by the State Super Senior League Coordinator. Players may not be added to the team roster during local league flight playoffs or at any championship.

(c) A player(s) may not be added to roster(s), under any circumstances, after November 1, 2006. Local Leagues have the option of establishing earlier cut-off dates.

2.00 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES.

2.01 Committees.

2.01A Grievance Committees. Grievances will be handled by the appropriate Grievance Committee. See USA League Tennis Regulations 2.01A.

SC Super Senior Grievance Committee:

Bob Peiffer, Chairman

Phil Meador, Member

Patsy Harrelson, Member

2.01B Grievance Appeals Committee. Grievance appeals will be handled by the appropriate Grievance Appeals Committee. See USA League Tennis Regulations 2.01B.

SC Super Senior Grievance Appeals Committee:

Michael Martin, Chairman

Sam Hicks, Member

Lou Csensitis, Member

2.02 GRIEVANCE COMPLAINTS.

2.02C Local League Procedures.

2.02C(1) A complaint against the administration of a local league shall be filed with the State League Coordinator.

2.02C(2) A complaint against a team or player for a violation of good sportsmanship or failure to abide by rules shall be submitted to the local Grievance committee.

6.00 SUPER SENIOR LEAGUE REGULATIONS

All USTA League Tennis Regulations in 1.00 GENERAL, 2.00 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES and 6.00 SUPER SENIOR LEAGUE REGULATIONS shall apply to the USTA Super Senior League Division with the modifications allowed to the USTA Southern Section listed below:

6.01 LOCAL LEAGUE

6.01A Number of Teams. If there is only one team in a Local League, that team will be eligible to participate in the USTA South Carolina Super Senior State Championships.

6.01B Team. Local Leagues may limit the number of players that appear on a team roster and/or the number of players on that roster that are at a specific NTRP level.

6.01D Entry.

6.01D(2) Players who do not have a computer rating on file in TennisLink shall self-rate in accordance with the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) Guidelines and complete the self-rating process on TennisLink when registering for a team. Failure to do so or omission of information regarding a player’s tennis history will subject the player, the captain and/or others who condoned inaccurate self-rating to sanctions and disqualification.

6.01E Levels of Play.

SUPER SENIOR 60s

The following levels of play will be offered in South Carolina for both men and for women in the Super Senior 60s: 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5. To compete at a specified level of play, an individual must have an NTRP rating equal to or lower than the level of play.

SUPER SENIOR 70s

The following levels of play will be offered in South Carolina for both men and for women in the Super Senior 70s: 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0. To compete at a specified level of play, an individual must have an NTRP rating equal to or lower than the level of play.

6.01G Scoring and Rest. In the Super Senior State Championships, the match tie breaker (first to at least ten points by a margin of at least two points) will be used in lieu of the third set. Note: There is a 2 minute break between all sets including match tie breaker.

During local league play and in local league playoffs, the local leagues have the option whether to use or not to use the match tie breaker in lieu of the third set.

6.01H Competition Format

6.01H(2) Team Match and Scoring.

(a) Local Leagues may make a rule regarding the maximum number of forfeits allowed teams during the Local League Season.

(b) A Local League may set their policy for players’ presence on court to receive a forfeit.

6.01H(4) Team Lineups. An individual match is started when the first ball is put in play. After the start of an individual match, if injury to, illness of, or disqualification of a player occurs, the opponents will be awarded a forfeit or retirement for that individual match only. The forfeit principles in 6.03L, shall be applicable, with the Sectional modifications that:

a. In the event of illness, injury, disqualification, or no-show of a player prior to the start of

an individual match (once the lineup has been exchanged), a team may substitute a player in the affected position within the 15-minute default time, using a player not already listed on the lineup. If no such substitution can be made, the affected position will be forfeited in local leagues.

  1. Local Leagues may make a rule regarding rescheduling of matches due to inclement weather.

(1) In the event that a team match must be re-scheduled and starting times are staggered, where courts are available for play and opponents are not available and ready to play, forfeits will be awarded in the affected position only.

6.01H(5) Player Participation

6.01H(5)b During the South Carolina Super Senior Local League Season, a player may play at more than one NTRP level in either the Super Senior 60 or the Super Senior 70s divisions in the same Local League during the same season.

6.01H(5)c

(1) A player may not play at the same NTRP level in the same division (Super Senior 60 or Super Senior 70) on teams in separate Local Leagues in South Carolina during the same season.

(2) A player may play at different NTRP levels in the same division (Super Senior 60 or Super Senior 70) on teams in separate Local Leagues in South Carolina during the same season. The player must obtain prior approval to play out of his/her area of primary residence in accordance with Regulation 6.01H(5)c.

(3) A player may not play out of his/her Local League Area (as defined by player’s primary residence as listed in USTA records) unless approved by both of the Local League Coordinators that are affected and the State Super Senior League Coordinator. A player playing out of his/her Local League Area without obtaining prior approval for each team may be subject to sanctions, which may include disqualification from further play and voiding of matches already played. Sanctions may be applied to the team captain as well. A player who received approval, in 2005 or before, to play out of his/her area MUST reapply if he/she desires to play out of his/her area in 2006.

(4a) A player from another state (as defined by the player’s primary residence as listed in USTA records) may not participate in South Carolina without approval by the Local League Coordinator representing the area that is affected and the State Super Senior League Coordinator. A player playing out of his/her home state without obtaining prior approval may be subject to sanctions, which may include disqualification from further play and voiding of matches already played. Sanctions may be applied to the team captain as well.

(4b) A player from another state who previously received approval to play in the South Carolina Super Senior League and who has played in the South Carolina Super Senior League in every year since that approval was granted, need not reapply for approval to play in 2006 in the same local league and the same division (Super Senior 60 or Super Senior 70) as in 2005.

6.01H(5)d Players who qualify for the South Carolina Super Senior State Championships may advance on more than one Super Senior 60 team and/or on more than one Super Senior 70 team. However, there will be no scheduling accommodations for those who compete on one or more teams at the Super Senior State Championships

6.02 PROGRESSION.

6.02A Local League Competition. Each Local League MUST complete their local league season prior to the South Carolina Super Senior State Championships and submit the required team entry fees and information to the State Super Senior Coordinator by October 31, 2006

6.02B Super Senior State Championships.

(1) The South Carolina Super Senior State Championships will be held at Seabrook Island, Johns Island, SC, November 9-12, 2006.

(2) All participants in the Super Senior State Championships must be on the team roster no

later than November 1, 2006

The number of teams per Local League that will be qualified to go to the State Super Senior Championships will be determined by the State Super Senior Coordinator after it is determined how many teams there are at each level in the state. This determination will be announced no later than October 10, 2006.

(4) The Local League Coordinator will determine the method of selection for teams qualifying for State Super Senior Championships if there is more than one flight in any level.

(5) In order to fill out the draw for the Super Senior State Championships, the Super Senior State Coordinators may elect to invite additional teams, referred to as “wildcards” to participate in the tournament. These wildcards will be chosen from a random draw based on the number of teams and positions by Local League from the current Super Senior Doubles season. The number of teams a Local League has will be divided by the number of positions that Local League qualifies for at the Super Senior State Championships. This number will determine the total chances the Local League will have in the random draw. A Local League that is drawn for a wildcard and used at a particular level in one year will not be eligible to have a wildcard at the same level the following year unless there are not enough teams available to complete the draw.

(6) Scheduling at Super Senior State Championships will not make any accommodations for players who compete in both Super Senior 60 and Super Senior 70 division and/or who compete on multiple levels in either the Super Senior 60s or the Super Senior 70s.

(7) The Super Senior State Championships will be a round robin format.

(8) The entry fee for the Super Senior State Championships will be $20.00 per Championship participant.

(9) The winner of each level at the Super Senior State Championships will be allowed to advance to the Sectional Super Senior Championships, March 31 – April 1, 2007.(location TBA) Winners of the Sectional Super Senior 60 Championships will advance to the National Championships except for the 2.5 level. National play will be April 27-29, 2007 (locations TBA)

(10) In order for a player on a winning team to play at the Sectional and/or National Championships, he/she must have played at least one match in the local league or the Super Senior State Championships. A forfeited match shall count as a match played for the players receiving the forfeit and will be used to qualify players receiving the forfeit for Sectional and National Championship play. Retirements will be used to qualify all players involved in the retired match for Sectional and National Championship play.

2005 & 2006 USTA Southern Section Adult League Committees
Adult League Committee

Bud Spencer, Chairman
Bonnie Vandegrift, Vice Chairman
Donna Bailey
Jerry Groce
Dodie Hanchett
Henry Hostetler
Phil Meador
Bee Stewart
Sue-Anne Stuntz
Brenda Witt
Sectional Championships Subcommittee
Dodie Hanchett, Chairman
Carl Brukiewicz
Steve Grooms
Teri Hennessey
Barbara Hooper
Mike Mathes
Bee Stewart
Terri Wiley

Grievance Committees & NTRP Appeal Committees will be selected from the Adult League Committee and/or Sectional Championships Subcommittee.

 

 
 
 
 
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