Teams will play in minimum age groups: 35 and above, 40 and above, 45 and above, etc. Teams will consist of a minimum of four players (2 men and 2 women), and as many as eight players (minimum of 2 players of each gender). Each player on a team must meet the minimum age requirement for that age group.
We suggest each team choose a name for itself. TOURNAMENT WILL OFFER TO COMBINE AGE GROUPS IN CASE OF INSUFFICIENT ENTRIES.
Entry fee is $120.00 per team. Entry fee by check only, made payable to Shaun Lenihan. Send to 1527 Beach Park Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404. Entries must be postmarked by close of entries date (see above).
ENTRY INTO THIS EVENT
Entries into this event will be by mail only. Please mail the Team Name, player names and USTA #s, addresses, ages, and genders to Shaun Lenihan at the address above. PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE AT LEAST ONE TELEPHONE NUMBER AND AN EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ENTRY CONFIRMATION. There will be no individual online entries for this event. Interested individuals without team affiliations may email Shaun Lenihan at USLENIHAN@aol.com and an effort will be made to find a team needing additional players, or to form a team of the appropriately aged players.
GRAND PRIX POINTS
NO GRAND PRIX POINTS WILL BE AWARDED FOR THIS EVENT!
RAIN MAKE-UP DATES
In case of rain, the make-up dates for this event will be Jan. 5 & 6, 2008.
Welcome to the inaugural WTT/Senior event in Northern
California! For those unfamiliar with the World Team Tennis format,
here are some of the rules: EACH MATCH CONSISTS OF 5 SETS (1 each
MS, WS, MD, WD, MXD). // ORDER OF PLAY: Order of play will be
doubles, singles, doubles, singles, mixed doubles. Home team
captain has the choice of sequence (i.e. men's doubles followed by
women's singles followed by women's doubles followed by men's
singles followed by mixed doubles. Or starting with women's doubles
followed by women's singles and so on. MIXED DOUBLES WILL ALWAYS BE
PLAYED LAST). // GAME SCORING: Scoring in each game is no-ad, with
the receiving team deciding which partner (or which side, in
singles) is to receive at 3 all - deuce - (in mixed doubles, the
deciding point must be served gender to gender). // SET SCORING:
Each set is won by the first team to reach 6 games, with a 9 point
tiebreak played at 5 games all. (See Tiebreak rules below.) //
MATCH SCORING AND OVERTIME: Teams must submit the starting line-up
before play of each set. A five minute break between sets provides
warm-up time for the next set and time for the exchange of line-ups
between captains. Each game is worth one point in the cumulative
match score. The winner of the match is determined by the total
number of games won. HOWEVER, if the trailing team wins the Mixed
Doubles set, the match goes into OVERTIME! IF THE CUMULATIVE SCORE
IS TIED AFTER THE MIXED DOUBLES, A SUPERTIEBREAK IS PLAYED
IMMEDIATELY. // OVERTIME: Overtime is the continuation of the Mixed
Doubles set. The Mixed Doubles set continues until either the
leading team wins one more game, or the trailing team ties the
overall score. At this point, a SUPERTIEBREAK is played. (See
Tiebreak rules below.) // CHANGING ENDS: After every 4 games,
players change ends of the court. // TIEBREAKS AND SUPERTIEBREAKS:
A NINE POINT TIEBREAK will be played at 5 games all in any set. The
player who is next to serve begins the tiebreak. Each player serves
two points, beginning from the deuce court. Players change ends of
the court after every 4 points. The first team to reach 5 points
wins the tiebreak. If the score reaches 4 points all, the player
who served the eighth point also serves the final point. The
receiver, however, has the choice of sides (except in Mixed
Doubles, where the serve must be gender to gender). The winner of
the ninth point is the winner of the set. // A SUPERTIEBREAK is
always MIXED DOUBLES, but constitutes a new set. A spin of the
racket will determine which team serves first. Either player on the
serving team may serve first. Receiving partners may switch sides
if desired. Each player serves two points, beginning in the deuce
court. Teams change ends after 6 points. The first team to score 7
points wins the SUPERTIEBREAK and the match. If the SUPERTIEBREAK
reaches six points all, the player who served the 12th point will
serve the last point. The serve will always be gender to gender.
The SUPERTIEBREAK counts as one game in the overall match scoring.
// ORDER OF SERVE: Home team will serve first in all doubles sets.
Away team will serve first in all singles sets. As service order is
pre-determined, the receiving team will choose where they want to
receive. (Home team will be selected at random by a toss of the
coin at the Tournament Desk before the start of the match. //
COACHING: Coaching is allowed throughout the match as long as it
does not interfere with continuous play or interrupt points. Team
members are encouraged to sit on the bench and cheer for their
players. COACHING MUST BE DONE FROM THE SIDELINES--NOT ON THE COURT
Player Selection Type
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, December 5, 2007 11:59:00 PM Pacific Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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